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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 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...