WCU’s Communication Department

About the Department

A communication degree opens doors to a wide variety of opportunities in everything from radio to public relations agencies, broadcast television, and much more. At WCU, communication majors have the opportunity to choose between concentrations in broadcasting, health communication, journalism, or public relations.

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Recent Updates from the Department

 

Welcome – Four New Communication Department Faculty

Nora Radway-Moore  Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Nora Radway-Moore, did not immediately know what she wanted to study or do once she graduated. In college, she “was placed in a public speaking class which felt like a nightmare for me,” she said. Though by the...

Fall 2022 Start of Year Department Head Letter

From Dr. Scott Eldredge, Communication Department Head Hello and Welcome to Western Carolina University’s Fall semester and start of the 2022-2023 Academic Year! The start of the Fall semester is always my favorite time of year to be here on campus in our beautiful...

Spring 2022 End of Year Department Head Letter

From Dr. Scott Eldredge, Communication Department Head Hello From the Communication Department here at Western Carolina University! While the last couple of years have proven challenging during our COVID pandemic, the Communication Department Faculty and Students...

Communication students awarded 2022-2023 scholarships

On Tuesday, March 29, the Communication Department Scholarship Committee recognized the recipients of the 2022-2023 scholarships during a department meeting.  The three recipients of the 2022-2023 Communication Department Scholarship are Nick Childs, Brandon Rice, and...

NBS SGA Livestream Behind-the-Scenes Photos

On February 23rd, the National Broadcasting Society held the studio’s first-ever livestream from the CAT TV Studio. NBS worked with the Student Government Association to facilitate a “Platform Night” for the 2022-2023 SGA student body president and vice president...

Student-run radio station at WCU is back on-air as 95.3 WWCU FM

95.3 WWCU FM, the student-run radio station at Western Carolina University, is back on the air as of January 27, 2022. The radio station, previously known as Power 90.5, went off-air in February 2020 for the first time in its 73-year history.  Power 90.5 went off-air...

What do you learn in a communication class?

All industries require good communication skills, but what does a communication class really look like?  Western Carolina University’s Communication Department offers a variety of communication courses that enhance student learning with innovative activities and...

Communication professor Dr. Candy Noltensmeyer reflects on Last Lecture presentation and shares research inspiration

Dr. Candy Noltensmeyer presented her “Last Lecture” on Thursday, Nov. 18 after receiving the 2020 student-nominated Faculty of the Year Award.  Noltensmeyer is an associate professor of communication at Western and teaches a variety of courses in human communication...

Communication professor Dr. Candy Noltensmeyer to present Last Lecture after receiving Faculty of the Year Award

WCU Communication professor Dr. Candy Noltensmeyer was nominated for the 2020 Faculty of the Year Award, which is the only award decided solely by students at Western. Because of her nomination, Noltensmeyer will deliver the 2021 Last Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 18 at...

WCU TV studio hosts G&T Communications commercial shoot

WCU’s digital television studio hosted a commercial shoot for G&T Communications on Friday, October 1.  The HD television studio, located in the Center for Applied Technology building, is part of the Communication Department facilities at WCU. Communication...

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