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Welcome (and Welcome Back) to the Department of Communication and Journalism for Academic Year 2014-2015

Maine Press Association Scholarship: Deadline October 3, 2014.  Click here for application information.

Upcoming Events:

Monday Noon Research:
The CMJ Colloquium Series, Fall 2014

September 29: Nathan Stormer
Department of Communication and Journalism
“Rhetorical Diversity and Genealogies of Rhetoric”

October 6: Michael Socolow
Department of Communication and Journalism
“Correcting a Mad Men Myth: The Invention of the
Broadcast Advertising Season”

Academic Calendar, 2014-2015 Link (.pdf)

From the Chair

Greetings,

Welcome to our Department! We have been around since 1915, then a Department of Public Speaking, which makes us one of the oldest programs in the country. The Department of Journalism was established in 1948. The Departments of Speech Communication and Journalism and Mass Communication merged in 1994 to become the Department of Communication and Journalism.

As a Department we have a long, respected tradition of success and student-centered education. Our undergraduate  students have gone on to careers in the private and public sectors and to graduate school. Our graduate students have become professionals, teachers, and professors.

Our Department´s mission is to understand and to improve the human condition through the study of communication practices. We offer challenging liberal arts degree programs in Communication, Mass Communication, and Journalism, and graduate programs in Communication and Mass Communication. Our programs address personal and professional
practices, social contexts, and theoretical understandings of human-to-human and technologically mediated communication.

To our many alumni, we extend continued best wishes and, please, don´t be a stranger. To our current majors and graduate students, you are what make this a great Department. To prospective students, what are you waiting for?

Best,
Nathan Stormer

Department News & Announcements

Monday Noon Research:
The CMJ Colloquium Series, Fall 2014


All events in Dunn 424, 12:10pm to 1pm

September 29: Nathan Stormer
Department of Communication and Journalism
“Rhetorical Diversity and Genealogies of Rhetoric”

October 6: Michael Socolow
Department of Communication and Journalism
“Correcting a Mad Men Myth: The Invention of the
Broadcast Advertising Season”

October 20: Paul Grosswiler
Department of Communication and Journalism
"The Global Village Dump: Media Cultures and
the Crisis of E-Waste"

October 27: Jessica Miller
Department of Philosophy
"Conceptions of Professionalism in Harlequin
Medical Romance"

November 3: Emily Rice & Theodora Ruhs
Department of Communication and Journalism
"Virtual Fieldwork in the Arctic."

November 10: Jordan P. LaBouff
Department of Psychology & Honors College
"Social Psychological Perspectives on American Policy:
Where and How we Vote"

Communication and Journalism
5724 Dunn Hall, Room 420
The University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469
Phone: (207) 581-1283 | Fax: (207) 581-1286
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1865