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Coyote Chronicle Livestreaming at Media Literacy Event Nov. 14

Film Screening: Digital Disconnect
Streaming LIVE on Coyote Chronicle Facebook, a screening of the discussion following Digital Disconnect: Fake News, Privacy and Democracy facilitated by T.C. Corrigan and Rod Metts, Dept of Comm Studies. Link: https://www.facebook.com/CoyoteChronicle/ Wed, Nov 14, 20182 – 4 pm Library...

NASA Employee and CSUSB Grad Visits Comm442 PR Campaigns

NASA Social Media Employee and Recent Graduate Returns to Talk to Current Students
Recent graduate and NASA Social Media Manager Jessica Arreola visited PR Campaigns (plus visitors from many other classes) to share her story of her journey as a comm professional and as a person. Students LOVED her talk and she generously gave of her time to connect with those who attended...

Dr. Liliana Conlisk Gallegos published in the Journal of Latinos and Education and Cholla Needles magazine

Dr. Liliana Conlisk Gallegos Published
Dr. Liliana Conlisk Gallegos has two new publications out now:This month, the peer-reviewed Journal of Latinos and Education (which has a 10% acceptance rate) accepted Dr. Conlisk Gallegos sole-authored "Somos la dignidad rebelde: On Mexican indigenous praxis of resistance pedagogy, no...

"1948" Recognized as One of Top Five Films by Sydney Morning Herald

Packed House at CSUSB for "1948"
The Sydney Morning Herald recognized Dr. Muhtaseb's film "1948" one of the top five films in the column "Best of the Big Screen."Says the review:"Straightforward in style but dense with information, Andy Trimlett and Ahlam Muhtaseb's documentary on the partition of Palestine and the...

Dr. Muhtaseb in Montreal for "1948"

First, Dr. Muhtaseb sat on the panel at the Oral History Association Annual Meeting titled "Achieving the Impossible: Re-writing the History of 1948" at Concordia University and then she attended a screening at McGill University. Her film "1948" is achieving worldwide recognition and our...

Dr. Muhtaseb gives film lecture at Australia: Monash Oct. 5

Dr. Muhtaseb speaks at the sold out Melbourne premiere of "1948" at the Australia Palestine Film Festival, which is one of 6 Australia premiers. We congratulate her on the success of her highly acclaimed film, the result of over a decade of hard work!

Digital Disconnect: Fake News, Privacy and Democracy

Film Screening: Digital Disconnect
Digital Disconnect: Fake News, Privacy and Democracy followed by a discussion facilitated by T.C. Corrigan and Rod Metts, Dept of Comm Studies Wed, Nov 14, 20182 – 4 pm Library Multimedia Center, PL-5005 Refreshments will be served “Based on the book by media historian and political...

Our Nuestro San Bernardino

Our Nuestro San Bernardino
Our San Bernardino, Nuestro, held on Tuesday, October 16; 2-4pm was commissioned by VP Sudhakar with special support from Dr. Mihaela Popescu and ITS through the work of Dr. Gallegos and the Coyote Pack.

Napalm Girl Guest Speaker Event

Pulitzer Prize Winner Nick Ut to Speak Oct. 1
Photojournalist Nick Ut's iconic 1972 Vietnam War photo of 9-year-old Kim Phuc, "Napalm Girl," hugely influenced public opinion and won the Pulitzer Prize, but his work doesn't end there. An AP photographer for over 51 years, he collaborates frequently with Raul Roa at the LA Times...

Emerging Scholar Award to Recent Graduate and Adjunct Faculty

Emerging Scholar Award to Alum and Adjunct Faculty
We are proud to congratulate Ariana Cano who will be receiving the Emerging Scholar Award at the Third International Conference on Communication and Media Studies in Berkeley California! She will be presenting her accepted paper “Es Bueno O No Bueno? A Critical Analysis on Mexican American...

Save the Date: Symposium May 7

Symposium 2019
Our annual comm studies symposium will be here sooner than you know it! Save the date for May 7th, 2019 to join us in celebrating the diverse interests, perspectives, opportunities and fields of study within the Department of Communication. Have the chance to meet with alumni that are in...

New Full Professors - Dr. Owen, Dr. Popescu and Dr. Algan!

Let us congratulate our new full communication professors! Dr. Owen, Dr. Popescu and Dr. Algan are our newest full professors. These three professors have achieved a high degree of excellence in their respective fields and we recognize them for their esteemed promotions at CSUSB...

Dr. Muhtaseb, Dr. Grant and Prof. Nerren Attend the Diversity Equity and Inclusion in the Classroom Institute

Comm Studies Faculty
The department's professors are hard at work preparing to make the 2018-2019 academic year the best one yet! This week, two full time COMM faculty attended the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion institute (Dr. Muhtaseb and Prof. Nerren) and one served as a facilitator (Dr. Grant). Attendees...

RESCHEDULED Pulitzer Prize Winner Nick Ut to Speak at CSUSB Oct. 9

Photojournalist Nick Ut's iconic 1972 Vietnam War photo of 9-year-old Kim Phuc, "Napalm Girl," hugely influenced public opinion and won the Pulitzer Prize, but his work doesn't end there. An AP photographer for over 51 years, he collaborates frequently with Raul Roa at the LA Times...

NEW "Leadership for Nonprofits" Course (PA 590)

An elective course Fundraising, Grant Writing and Leadership for Nonprofit Organizations this fall at CSUSB, this course qualifies as one of 3 required courses for the JHBC’s Certificate of Nonprofit Leadership(click on link), an excellent résumé builder available to all CSUSB and non-CSUSB...

Now Accepting Internship Postings for 2018/2019

Now Accepting Internship
If you have dreamed of raising the profile of your organization, starting a business, enhancing your media materials, receiving consultation on communication strategy and implementation, and more, our very skilled and talented interns can help you and your business grow! It is private and...

Two Graduate Students to Present at UCI Social Justice Research Symposium

Graduate students Walker Beverly and Richard Contreras were accepted for presentation at the UCI Social Justice Research Symposium on May 25 at UC Irvine. Richard’s paper, based on his graduate project, is titled "A Communication Guide for ex-offenders" and Walker’s paper, also based on his...

Graduate Student Victoria Luckner Attending and Presenting TWO Papers at NCA

Graduate student Victoria Luckner had two papers competitively accepted for presentation at the NCA 104th Annual Convention being held November 8-11 in Salt Lake City.The two papers are:  "Mother Eywa: Ecofeminism and James Cameron’s Avatar," which she developed under the supervision of Dr...

Dr. Popescu Named a IECE Faculty Fellow for 2018-2019

Dr. Mihaela Popescu has been named a CSUSB Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship Faculty Fellow for 2018-2019. Read more about the program... 

Vital and Expanded Technology Grant Awards $165,340 to Department

COMM Department Receives $165,340 in VETI Grants
The following professors in the Dept. of Communication Studies have been awarded Vital and Expanded Technology Grants for 2018-2019: Dr. Mariam Betlemidze: Digital Storytelling Lab for Student Journalism & Multimedia Dr. Jo Anna Grant: E-Learning Academy Prof. Lacey Kendall, M.A.: PDC...

Dr. Popescu's book to be published by MIT Press

Dr. Mihaela Popescu has received a contract from MIT press for the publication of her co-authored bookPrivacy as a Right of Becoming: Algorithms, Selfhood, and Privacy Harmsin their Information Policy series.

Graduate Student Selected for Prestigious Opportunities

Graduate Student Luis Esparza to Attend HACU Conference
Luis Esparaza's paper, "The Right to Exist: A De-Colonial Analysis of Media Representations of Marginalized Sexual Identities" was competitively selected for presentation at the National Communication Association 104th Annual Convention which will be held November 8-11 in Salt Lake City, UT...

Mellon Mays Fellowship Awarded

Mellon Mays Fellowship Awarded
Student Scott Romo, and his faculty mentor, Dr. T.C. Corrigan, received the Mellon Mays Fellowship. The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) is a two-year program that provides financial support, research mentorship, and assistance with graduate school applications, primarily for...

Dr. T.C. Corrigan Named to Faculty Senate

Dr. Corrigan has been ratified to the CSUSB Faculty Senate for the 2018-2020 term. 

PROFILE: Alumnus Ariana Cano - Building community through scholarship, research and teaching

Alumnus Ariana Cano
"Powerhouse" does not begin to describe Ariana Cano, recent graduate of the Department of Communication Studies graduate program and prolific academic, already early into her studies and her career. In the past year alone, in addition to her student and graduate teaching associate...

PROFILE: Dr. Liliana Conlisk Gallegos - Contesting borders, crossing the lines of teaching, research and service...

Dr. Liliana Conlisk Gallegos
"...to heal and empower students, our community and university by remembering what we were never taught" Dr. Gallegos is a person with a vision. She sees the possibilities when it comes to breaking barriers that divide people and helping all students see themselves positively through the...

PROFILE: Professor Amy Wassing - Longtime advisor to the award-winning Forensics team on campus

Professor Amy Wassing
Each quarter, in addition to her duties as lecturer, Professor Wassing and the forensics team travel to compete in debate competitions across the West. To celebrate public speaking throughout CSUSB, each Spring, she organizes and hosts the C.A.S.T speech tournament, a university-wide...

CAST 2018 Celebrates Public Speaking

CAST 2018 Celebrates Public Speaking
On May 24, students from Comm 120 Oral Communication competed in persuasive and informative speeches, at the Santos Manuel Student Union, during the CAST public speaking competition held by the Forensics club and sponsored by Rand McNally and the Dept. of Communication Studies. The winners...

Alumni "Professor for a Day" from San Bernardino County Fire Visits Students

Alumni "Professor for a Day" Visits Comm. Students
Alumni Erica Acosta visits students in the Department of Communication Studies and shares her experiences as an Event Coordinator with the San Bernardino County Fire District Office of the Fire Marshal Household Hazardous Waste as part of the "Professor for a Day" program.

Coyote Chronicle Newspaper Gets Fourth Place at Annual Associated Collegiate Press Awards Contest

The Coyote Chronicle newspaper takes home a fourth place award at the 2018 Associated Collegiate Press Associated Collegiate Press Awards Contest, a big honor for the campus newspaper of California State University, San Bernardino. This “Four-Year Less-Than-Weekly...

Prof. Jess Block Nerren Invited to CalABA Stakeholder Advisory Committee

Prof. Jess Block Nerren has been invited by the Executive Director to join the California Association for Behavior Analysis (CalABA) Stakeholder Advisory Committee. This is a prestigious position in which Jess will use her expertise in public relations to design and facilitate effective...

Dr. Rod Metts and Dr. Thomas Corrigan Present at the Union for Democratic Communication Conference

Dr. Rod Metts and Thomas Corrigan Present at Conference
Dr. Rod Metts and Dr. Thomas Corrigan presented at the Union for Democratic Communication Conference, Media, Resistance, and Justice: The Fight for Humanity, May 10-13, 2018, at Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Metts paper was titled: Reclaiming the Typographic Mind in an...

First Scholarly Review of Dr. Muhtaseb's 1948 Film

Dr. Muhtaseb's film, 1948: Creation & Catastrophe, was just published in the peer-review journal of Arab Studies Quarterly (Vol. 40, No. 1.). Dr. Terri Ginsberg, a well-known cinema studies scholar of AUC, provides a deep intellectual analysis of the film, with a short historical...

PR Student to Intern at Library of Congress!

Comm. Student to Intern at Library of Congress!
Student Kaitlyn Norris will be working in Washington D.C. this Summer, interning for the Library of Congress. Says Kaitlyn of her internship: "I will be working at the Library of Congress, as an External Relations Assistant. I will focus on building relationships within the three branches...

Students awarded at 2018 Comm Symposium

Symposium Honors Outstanding Students!
Students were commended at the 2018 Comm. Symposium. Awardees were recognized on stage at the annual 200-person event, the only one of its kind in the College of Arts and Letters. Read more... Department AwardsGraciela TrocheOutstanding Undergraduate Student Andre...

Students Selected for Annual CAST Speech Tournament

Happy students received invitations to compete in the CAST (Coyote Annual Speech Tournament) coming up May 24, delivered by members of the Forensics Team. The annual event is held at the Santos Manuel Student Union and is an opportunity for invited students from COMM 120 to compete and...

Dr. Muhtaseb Quoted in L.A. Daily News!

As first responders prepare for another busy season, the Los Angeles Daily News investigated causes for the increase in rescues in picturesque natural environments, asking if the #optoutside movement or the popularity of selfies plays a role.  Dr. Muhtaseb is quoted...

Annual Communication Studies Symposium “What’s Next?” to be Held at California State University San Bernardino - May 1

An event designed to further prepare current students for life after graduation, the Communication Studies Symposium, will be held at California State University San Bernardino May 1, 2018, from 9am-3pm in the San Manuel Student Union. [Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whats-next-...

Coyote Advertising Wins Big at the ADDY Awards!

Jacob Poore, Coyote Advertising manager, and the students of Coyote Advertising competed in the professional category at the American Advertising Federation Inland Empire Chapter, and won one gold award, three silver awards and six bronze awards! In addition, they shared two bronze awards...

Student Sabrina Brooks Hired at Kia Headquarters

Student Sabrina Brooks Hired at Kia HQ!
Student Sabrina Brooks was recently hired by Kia Motors Headquarters USA in Irvine California. She will be working with the communications and PR teams in the corporate office following the completion of her studies this year. Sabrina attributes many wonderful professors in the Comm....

Graduate Student Ariana Cano Takes Top Prizes for "Cultural Value in Instant Messenger"

Graduate student Ariana Cano has had a good month. Her presentation “Cultural Value in Instant Messenger: An Analysis between Mexico and the U.S.” won a monetary prize in the Pansy Jacob Jackson National Student Research Competition in the NAAAS 2018 Conference. She was also selected as the...

Students Awarded at WSCA Debate Competition

In February, the Forensics team went to Santa Clara University to compete at the WSCA tournament. The campus was beautiful, the competition was fierce, and our wins were well deserved! Students Oscar Lobos took third place in Dramatic Interpretation, Oscar Lobos and Tejwant Brar took third...

Director of Comm. from AEG to Speak at Comm. Studies Club Meeting

Cassie Zebisch, Director of Comm. for AEG (Staples Center, LA Live, Nokia Theater) will speak to PRSSA. Members and nonmembers alike are welcome. Cassie is an esteemed practitioner in public relations and communications, with experiences to share on her work in diverse events including...

Professor Betlemidze Presents New Technology - 360-degree video - at Faculty Center for Excellence

Ever since the video documentary "Clouds over Sidra" boosted donations for UNICEF, 360-degree video has been marketed as an “empathy machine.” 360-degree video, also known as spherical video, is an immersive technology that enables the recording of video shots in all directions. This...

Professor Heisterkamp Elevated to WSCA President

Dr. Michelle A. Holling, 2017 WSCA President, presented the presidential gavel to Dr. Brian Heisterkamp, 2018 WSCA President. As part of his role, Dr. Heisterkamp will fulfill all the duties of the Western States Communication Association president, acting in service of the 1000-person...

Graduate Students Represent Program at WSCA Graduate Programs Open House

Professor Donna Gotch and Dr. Julie Taylor with our graduate students at the WSCA Graduate Programs Open House, where students in our graduate program provided information and personal insight for interested attendees.    

Dr. Muhtaseb's Film Screens to Packed House at CSUSB

Students, faculty and administrators eagerly attended the on-campus screening of "1948: Creation & Catastrophe." With screenings at two locations plus an opening reception, and director's Q and A, this highly acclaimed film was met with an enthusiasm for learning more about the subject...

Dr. Taylor and Dr. Bahk Present Research at College of Arts and Letters Colloquium

Our faculty are active scholars, performers, and artists who present their work locally, nationally, and internationally. Each academic term, the College hosts a faculty colloquium or roundtable for faculty to share their research interests and creative activities. This quarter, two faculty...

Students Win At WSCA Conference

Students take the prizes for top papers at the Western States Communication Association Undergraduate Scholars Research Competition. WSCA Second Vice President Professor Donna Gotch is pictured with Sabrina Hockett who took first place for "Public Criticism, Gender and President Trump's...

Dr. Popescu Featured in CSU News "How Immersive Technology is Changing the Way CSU Students Learn"

Dr. Popescu was featured in an in-depth news article about immersive technology including virtual and augmented reality use in the classrooms. An excerpt of the article by Angie Marcos is quoted and linked below: "Students in education, nursing, astronomy, geology and journalism — to name...

Dr. Muhtaseb's Film "1948" Draws Crowds in Dubai and Kuwait

Communication Studies Professor, Dr. Muhtaseb attended screenings for her film in Dubai and Kuwait in January. In Dubai, at an outdoor venue modeled after the meatpacking district in NY, about 300 people braved a sandstorm to see the film. Most of them also stayed afterward for what was...

Comm. Graduate Students to Present at "Meeting of the Minds" Student Research Competition

Graduate students Melody Adejare, Rebeccah Avila, Sean Maulding, Luis Esparza, Andy Acosta, Erendira Torres, Shirlena Baggett, Ariana Cano and Jessica Vierra will be presenting at the 7th Annual "Meeting of the Minds" Student Research Symposium. 

Coyote Chronicle Available in Web, Print and Email

The Coyote Chronicle is the student newspaper for California State University, San Bernardino, and is supported by the Department of Communication Studies. Students can also join the chronicle, become a photo or story contributor to the Chronicle, or submit their creative works to "...

Graduate Teaching Associates and Professor Gotch Speak at CSUSB Women's Leadership Conference

Graduate Teaching Associates Ariana Cano, Cecilia Gutierrez, Erendira Torres, and Jessica Vierra and Professor Donna Gotch presented a panel entitled, "Empowered Women: An Examination of Female Graduate Teaching Associates Identity" at the  CSUSB Women's Leadership Conference held February...

Comm. Studies Faculty Honored on the Court of CSUSB Men's Basketball Game 1/18

Professors Amy Wassing and Donna Cooley were honored at halftime for their contributions to the academic success of student athletes. Nominated by student athletes themselves, the Department of Communication Studies professors were recognized by the Provost. 

Student Interns at Top Hip-Hop Station Power106

Undergraduate student Alysha Darby is the newest intern at Power106, the top hip-hop station in the Los Angeles market. What got her foot in the door? In addition to her hard work and glowing personality, Darby attributes the unique practicum classes offered at CSUSB, which helped her add...

Comm. Studies Student Athlete Featured in CSUSB Athletics News

The CSUSB Athletics Department featured news of Communication Studies student Dorian Butler, who took home a medal in the recent Intercollegiate Forensics speech and debate competition in Longview Washington. Read the full article...

Two Undergraduates to Present at WSCA Conference

Two of our undergraduates were competitively selected for presentation at the WSCA 15th Annual Undergraduate Scholars Research Conference (USRC) in Santa Clara on February 16. There were undergraduates from 30 universities that submitted their research to this year's USRC. -- Nikolas Bess...

Dr. Jo Anna Grant - Newly Appointed Director of the CSUSB Teaching Resource Center

Dr. Jo Anna Grant has been appointed to the position of director of the Teaching Resource Center. She will assume her new role on Jan. 2. Established in 1996 for CSUSB faculty, the Teaching Resource Center (TRC) is dedicated to promoting and advancing effective, innovative instruction and...

Fall Graduation Ceremony - Commencement

Students walked with graduate and undergraduate degrees in Communication Studies. Our department congratulates all of our students for this accomplishment! CSUSB held its 17th fall commencement on Dec. 9, with about 1,100 students participating in the three graduation ceremonies held at the...

CSUSB Students Win Multiple Medals in Debate Competition

From December 1-3, the Forensics team traveled to Longview, WA to compete in the Smelt Classic Tournament. CSUSB entered 14 members into the tournament in IEs and NPDA debate and came home with 3 medals. Says Professor Amy Wassing, Faculty Advisor to the team, "I am very proud of their...

Graduate Program Potluck Held for Graduate Students

For the graduate students to kick off the Fall 2017 quarter, Department of Communication Studies Graduate Coordinator Dr. Muhtaseb held a Graduate Program Potluck in her home. It was a wonderful event enjoyed by all who attended. Learn more about the grad program...

Comm 442 PR Campaigns Class Raises $4000 - Campaign Featured in Times Square

In the Fall 2017 PR Campaigns class with Professor Nerren, the students' national PR campaign was featured on The Mighty, AJ+ and on the signs in Times Square. The campaign was for a disability nonprofit who trained a student with autism guest starring on a hit ABC television show "The Good...

Dr. Gallegos Featured in the Inland Empire Community News

Congratulations to Dr. Liliana Conlisk Gallegos for her new feature in the Inland Empire Community News as a notable person in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month in "Gallegos’ ‘rainbow journalism’ teachings empower nontraditional students." Read the article...

Professor Bishop's New Film

Emmy award-winning filmmaker and Professor of Communication Studies Professor Lane Shefter Bishop has a new film airing on Lifetime Movie Network. Titled “Wicked Mom’s Club,” the film premiered Saturday, October 7, at 8 p.m.  Learn more...

L.A. Times Meets with Student Journalists

On Oct. 31, Kyle Finck of The Los Angeles Times spoke with Coyote Chronicle student journalists about multimedia storytelling and ways in which independent student media can acquire an edge. Finck met with the editorial staff first at 3 p.m. in the Coyote Chronicle newsroom. The topics he...

Dr. Mary Fong Featured at Natl. Comm. Assoc. Convention

Dr. Mary Fong's competitively selected paper in the International Intercultural Communication Division: Ethnic Identity Development and Adaptation of Accused 'Oreos' and a panel presentation in the Spiritual Communication Division: Course Resources in Teaching: Communicating Love and...

Standing Ovation for Film by Dr. Muhtaseb

Dr. Muhtaseb received an energetic standing ovation following the screening of her film "1948: Creation & Catastrophe" at the San Diego Arab Film Festival on October 29.  Through riveting and moving personal recollections of both Palestinians and Israelis, 1948: Creation &...

Promotion of Dr. Corrigan

As a result of successful years of hard work and dedication, Dr. Thomas Corrigan has been promoted to Associate Professor and received Tenure. 

CSUSB Comm. Studies Students Attend National PRSSA Conference

PRSSA Chapter President Andrea Stewart and Vice President Fatima Rivera-Ortiz are attending the Public Relations Student Society of America National Conference, the largest gathering of public relations students in the country. The national conference, this year, themed “The Revolution...

PRSA Polaris Awards

Congratulations to Jacob Poore, the Coyote Advertising team, and the Fall 2016 COMM 243D students who are being recognized at the 2017 Public Relations Society of America, Inland Empire Polaris Awards in the student PR campaign category for their planning and execution of the 2016 Holiday...

Public Relations Students Appear on Live Web TV Show

On October 18, four of Professor Nerren's students appeared on live web TV. As part of class, students have been working on a real PR campaign serving individuals with autism on behalf of a national autism nonprofit called The Miracle Project. View the show...

Dr. Muhtaseb At Film Screenings Nationwide

Through riveting and moving personal recollections of both Palestinians and Israelis, 1948: Creation & Catastrophe reveals the shocking events of the most pivotal year in the most controversial conflict in the world, which is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This documentary is ten...