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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    Combining medicine and communication studies helps students at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine learn the art and science of both.

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    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...