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Summer in East Lansing

If you have questions about our degree programs and what you can learn here, stop by! Now is a great time of year to drop by the department to talk with faculty, staff and students. You won’t find all of


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Congratulations graduates of the Department of Communication

Congratulations graduates of the Department of Communication. For the second year in a row, one of our majors is the general undergraduate Convocation Speaker for the entire University. While this is a pretty amazing programmatic feat, it’s even more impressive when you meet Matt St. Germain, this year’s Convocation Speaker, and listen to him. He is friendly, driven, socially responsible and welcoming-all traits that you might associate with future leaders. Matt has accepted admission into our LINKed MA program. Continue reading


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Get Involved

The Michigan State Department of Communication has a proud history of federally-supported research as well as leadership in federally-supported training programs. Our faculty and students have been supported by the National Science Foundation, National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Mental


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March for Science

Earth Day, April 22, 2017, is host to the March for Science in Washington DC and potentially many other cities. Social scientists at Michigan State University and other Big Ten universities can play key roles in this event. Scholars are


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Warm and Sunny East Lansing

Fake news is, well, much in the news these days so consider this post to be our department’s contribution to the new milieu. It is remarkable how people consistency find a way to use communication media and other types of innovations in new and unanticipated ways. We see this often in organizational communication studies, in the blossoming field of social media research and of course front and center in anecdotal and journalistic reports of human behavior. Continue reading


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