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Communication Studies


Communication Studies focuses on critical inquiry into the performative, relational, rhetorical, social, cultural and ideological functions of language, performance and media.

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    For more than 22 years, David Olson has been an assistant professor and Director of Communications Studies Internships at Southwestern. He has inspired students to chase their dreams and to believe in themselves — tools that they will carry with them throughout their careers.
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    Adam Winkler ’04 has spent the past decade as a reporter, not only covering local sports, but breaking national news stories as well. He has received countless recognitions for his work as a writer and broadcaster, including two Lone Star EMMY nominations and, earlier this year, a Barbara Jordan Media Award for First Place TV Feature from the Texas Governor’s Office. And all of this without a degree in journalism.
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    Seven alumni and a faculty member were honored this year by The Association of Southwestern University Alumni on Sunday, Nov. 9, during Southwestern’s 2014 Homecoming and Reunion Weekend.

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