Department of
Communication Studies

Walking Up Stream: sleeping rough on the banks of the South Platte River

Chris Conner (M.A. ’11) has spent the majority of his career working to improve the lives of those experiencing homelessness in Denver. Inspired by the rhetorical traditions of his communication studies degree, Conner recently helped one man share an unlikely story of living and sleeping rough on the banks of the South Platte River.

Spring 2018

Three Approaches to Work and Meaning

Communication scholars research TV in the workplace, women entrepreneurs, and high reliability organizations, showing that the intersection of work and communication is vital to our success.

Winter 2017

Telling her story: women and girls’ empowerment around the world

Inspired by her grandmother’s assistance to those suffering the repercussions of civil unrest in Colombia, Juliana Vélez now fights for women’s rights around the world through an organization called HerStory.

Spring 2017

Conversation key to film festival’s power

The ACT Human Rights Film Festival curates the best of the most recently made human rights cinema not available in wide release, while honoring the most relevant and compelling stories from around the world.

Winter 2016

Center Celebrates Decade of Student-Cultivated Public Dialogue

A program that gives CSU students real-world experience facilitating discussions on difficult issues recently celebrated its 10th anniversary.

Overcoming Divisiveness

“I love to bring people into the room who think they are so different from each other. Those are the starting points to work from to make the world a better place.”

TV strategist Vidakovich joins ACT Human Rights Film Festival team

Alumnus Jim Vidakovich has garnered a reputation as one of the top media strategists in Hollywood.