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Take a Virtual Front Pew Seat to Hear MLK's "Fill Up the Jails"
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Seeking Global Strategic Partners: Travels to Uganda
NC State seeks out strategic partners around the globe. That quest took Dean Jeff Braden to Uganda recently, where he led a university delegation to explore the potential for partnerships between Makarere University, the Kingdom of Buganda, The Aids Support Organization (TASO), and the Maamma Watali Project. [...]

Communication Summer Camp
July 6 - 10, 2015

for rising junior and senior high school students:
A few spaces remaining!



The Department of Communication is one of the largest departments at NC State University, with nearly 700 undergraduate majors and about 70 full- or part-time graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D.).

The undergraduate curriculum offers three programs toward a degree: 1) Interpersonal, Organizational and Rhetoric Communication; 2) Communication Media; and 3) Public Relations. We have two graduate programs — a Master's of Science in Communication and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program (in collaboration with the Department of English) in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media, known as CRDM.

We place a solid grounding in communication theory at the core of everything we teach. Award winning faculty members collaborate on research and teaching, often across the program areas. Our professional interdependence reflects our departmental culture, characterized by mutual respect, friendliness, and a dedication to advancing the teaching, research, and service missions of the university.


Dr. James Kiwanuka-Tondo receives
Outstanding Global Engagement Award 

NC State Provost Warwick Arden presented Department of Communication associate professor Dr. James Kiwanuka-Tondo with the 2015 Outstanding Global Engagement Award at the 5th Annual Global Engagement Exposition held April 14, 2015, at the University Club. The Expo is sponsored annually by the NCSU Office of International Affairs. The award was sponsored by the NCSU International Operations Council

Dr. Kiwanuka-Tondo received the award in recognition of outstanding accomplishments in globally engaged teaching, research, extension,  engagement, and contributions to economic development. Since 2009, he has led students, faculty, and community leaders across the vast landscape of Africa to countries including his native Uganda, Botswana, Rwanda, and Kenya, to explore the continent's diverse communication, health, culture, and political environments.  

The annual Expo helps fulfill NCSU's  promise to be "locally responsive, globally engaged," and features achievements in international research, teaching/scholarship, extension, engagement and economic development at NCSU. Faculty, staff, and students engaged in international research, teaching, extension and/or engagement showcase their global projects via poster presentations.  

More on Dr. James Kiwanuka-Tondo»

The 2015 Global Engagement Exposition»




Dr. Adriana de Souza e Silva makes digital appearance
at the University of Belgium's "Ludic City 3" event in Brussels, gives pre-event interview

Watch a video interview with Department of Communication's Dr. Silva and event organizer / researcher Lizzy Bleumers discussing this year's topic: Design and Culture. The interview was conducted in mid-November, in preparation for the December 2, 2014, event.

This year marks the third year for the Ludic City lecture series that explored the design of public, mobile, and pervasive game-play as an expression of everyday and urban culture. Dr. Silva was one of five presenters to share their perspective with the audience via the Web, discussing design experiences that ranged from concept development to prototyping and play-testing, and eventually realizing the final actual playful experience.

Dr. Adriana de Souza e Sliva is an associate professor at NCSU, and the author of several books including Digital Cityscapes: Merging Digital and Urban Playspaces (Peter Lang; 2009) with Dr. Daniel M. Sutko (both serving as editors of the publication). She is the director of NCSU's Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media doctoral program