Communication studies explores the meanings people share through verbal and nonverbal messages in relationships, organizations and societies. Communication studies is becoming one of the fastest growing disciplines in the country.

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  • Photo of Kelly McKay-Semmler.
    VERMILLION, S.D. – Kelly McKay-Semmler, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of South Dakota, is the 2017 recipient of the Monsignor James Doyle Humanities Teaching Award presented by the College of Arts & Scien...
  • The USD Speech and Debate Team had a great weekend at the Dakota Championship at the SD School of Mines and Technology. We were beyond ecstatic to not only have success on an individual level, but also as a team with a 3rd place sweepstakes award! Ryan Knight: 3rd in Prose,...