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January Student of the Month
Student of the month Alyssa Fea is getting real-world experience by conducting scholarly research alongside a terrific faculty member, taking on internships related to her communication major and her nonprofit minor, and serving as a resident mentor. [...]
Take a Virtual Front Pew Seat to Hear MLK's "Fill Up the Jails"
On February 16, 1960, Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his first public endorsement of non-violent direct action as a means to achieve civil and human rights. [...]
Dr. Lynsey K. Romo
Building on six years of real-world communication experience, in which Dr. Romo worked to improve health and economic conditions for low-income individuals, Dr. Romo is an interpersonal and health communication scholar. [...]
Semester in Spain Challenges, Inspires Undergrad
Senior Megan Hornbeck (Communication Media and Spanish Languages and Literatures) says studying abroad in Spain enhanced her cultural awareness, challenged her to navigate a new environment and shaped her goals. [...]


Communication Summer Camp
for rising junior and senior high school students:
Applications now being accepted



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. 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