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Department of Communication Studies

Scholarship Campaign for Forensics and Debate

 Communication Studies has begun an ambitious new scholarship campaign on behalf of our Forensics and Debate teams. Read more about our goals.


Communication Studies Finds a New HomeAtrium

The Communication Studies Department was a awarded a significant amount of new space in Nichols Hall. The department main office is now located in Nichols Hall 234. Read more

Outstanding Teaching

Communication Studies faculty and Graduate Teaching Assistants are committed to helping our students reach their academic and professional potential through rigorous scholarship, a firm foundation in communication theory, and experiential learning. This past year, Dr. Sarah Riforgiate and Katrina Hanna both received awards for demonstrating excellence in teaching as well as a strong commitment to individual student development. Read more

Undergraduate Research

Along with working hard in the classroom, students in Communication Studies are pursuing their interests by collaborating with faculty on research projects. Two students - Aaron Cunningham and Samantha Pratt - recently have completed  independent research projects and have presented their findings at conferences. Their experiences spotlight the department's emphasis on high impact learning experiences, faculty-student mentorship, and undergraduate research. Read more


New Assistant Professors

BardhanWe welcome Soumia Bardhan to the communication studies faculty. Before joining the K-State family, Dr. Bardhan taught at Penn State. She recieved her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in India, and completed her Ph.D. at the University of New Mexico. Read more

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