Department News

  • Department News

    The Marie Clegg Jones Speech Competition will be held on April 2, 2015. Applications are due by March 31 at 5 PM. To register, please visit

  • Current PR Students are invited to apply to go on the "PR in the Big Apple" trip to New York City this coming spring semester. During the trip you will visit PR firms, meet with national media, learn from PR industry experts, make career connections, build your resume, participate in the Comm 202R class and obtain 3-credit hours…plus have fun seeing the famous NYC sights.
  • Go for it!  You could be 1 of 12 PR students chosen to experience the PR Capital of the World.  Apply today! 

    Dates: March 23 – 27, 2015

    Costs: $600.  Covers airfare, hotel and NYC transportation.  Students will pay for their own food in NYC.

    Requirements to apply: 1) Be a current enrolled UVU student, 2) Be a PR emphasis student, 3) Be a PRSSA member, 4) Have taken or currently taking Comm 2300 Introduction to Public Relations course.

    How to apply: Submit the following by 12:00 noon on November 20 to the front desk of the Communication Department: 1) cover letter (include statement of career goals, year in school, and anticipated graduation date), 2) resume, 3) official printed UVU transcript that you can obtain at One Stop in the Administration Building, and 4) a writing sample (your choice of what to submit—ensure that it is your best work).

    Questions?  All the details are at  For specific questions, email Professor Stephen Whyte at

  • Congratulations to the 2014 NCA Honor Society Inductees:

    Beckie Bailey, Judi Bell, Kevin Black, Kristine Bucasas, April Clawson, Tony Child, Mitchell Davis, Carly Demke, Kevin Degooyer,Lora Forbush, Brecca Hansen, Chase Hart,  Cameron Heelis, Vaunelle Hingano, Amanda Hollman, Kelsea Jackson,  Courtney Johnson,  Joshua Jones, Jordan Makin, Kevin Maynes, Erin McCann, McKenna Miller, Aimee Olsen,  Cody Pike, Matthew Robins, Sara Robison, Alexander Sousa,  Sione (Tali) Ngatuvai Elin Trollang, Yohanna Videki, Samuel Roe Walker, Jamie Webb, Ka Yiu Wong, Lance Wyckoff

    To be eligible for membership in Lambda Pi Eta, you must meet four requirements: 
    -at least 60 hours of college credit

    -at least 12 hours in communication

    -an overall GPA of at least 3.0

    -a GPA of 3.25 in communication

    Purposes of the honor society: To recognize, foster, and reward outstanding scholastic achievement 2. To stimulate interest in the field of communication 3. To provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication 4. To promote and encourage professional development among communication majors 5. To establish and maintain close relationships and mutual understanding between faculty and  students 6. To explore options for further graduate education

  • Attention Students: Communication Department Policy Change Effective Fall 2014

    Recently the Communication Department voted and agreed that effective Fall 2014, late adds will not be accepted after week 2 of the semester. This means that the first week students will be able to add a course late if a seat becomes open through the wait list. The second week late adds will be approved at the sole discretion of the professor if they have not already reached their maximum enrollment for the course. Courses will not be available to add after the second week of coursework.

    We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

  • The Department of Communication will host the 2015 PRSSA Regional Conference in late February. For more information, please visit