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

 

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...

New faculty join Communication Department; veteran faculty members change roles 

The Communication Department at Western Carolina University made some faculty changes and additions to prepare for the new academic year. Matthew T. Binford and Charles Vincent Russell joined the Communication Department as Assistant Professor of Practice and...

Creative Careers Panel and Networking Event – Sept. 9

The Center for Career and Professional Development is hosting a Creative Careers Panel and Networking event Thursday, Sept. 9 from 4-6 p.m in the Illusions room on the third floor of the UC. Creative Careers is a panel with professionals that use their creative skills...

Communication professor Betty Farmer earns social and emotional intelligence coaching certification

Republished from The Sylva Herald  Cullowhee, NC -- Betty Farmer, professor of communication at Western Carolina University and business consultant and trainer, has earned a Social and Emotional Intelligence Coaching Certification from the Institute for Social and...

Dr. Jim Manning retires from WCU after more than two decades of service

Coming up on his 26th year at WCU, Dr. Jim Manning, associate professor of communication, has announced he will be retiring after the end of finals week, May 14, 2021. Manning joined the then Communication & Theatre Arts Department in 1993 as the technical...

Communication students awarded 2021-2022 scholarships

On Tuesday, March 30, members of WCU’s Communication Department gathered to recognize recipients of the 2021-2022 scholarships. “It was incredibly challenging that we had so many really wonderful applicants and its really telling that all of you really wonderful young...

Student Job Opportunities on Campus for Fall 2021

Last Minute Productions and the Department of Campus Activities Marketing Team have several job positions open for the next academic school year. Positions at Last Minute Productions: LMP Operations Manager LMP Arts Coordinator LMP Virtual Coordinator LMP Special...

WWCU FM begins broadcasting online due to frequency transition

For the first time in its 73-year history, the student-run radio station at Western Carolina University is silent. But not for long. Feb. 1, 2021, marked a new challenge for Western students as WWCU FM began the transition to its new frequency of 95.3 FM, with the...

SPJ Meeting Spring 2021

Western Carolina University's chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will hold its first meeting of the semester on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held via Zoom through the following link: https://wcu.zoom.us/j/87810376016. For those...

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