In the Media

Press about Communication Studies at Gustavus

As a nationally recognized program, the Communication Studies Department's faculty, students, and alumni have been featured across a variety of media outlets for their work.


"Purity, Protection, and Preservation" with Dr. Hagar Attia (November 2022)
"Communication Studies, Reality TV, and Study Away in Vietnam" with Dr. Phillip Voight (September 2022)
"Communication Is the Intermediator of Everything We Do" with Dr. Martin Lang (March 2022)
"Learning to Talk with One Another" with Dr. Pamela Conners (March 2020)

Recent Headlines

“Treaty Site Exhibit Explores Local History of Postwar Refugees” Saint Peter Herald, April 6, 2022.
"Exhibit Focuses on Displaced Europeans’ Arrival in Area" Mankato Free Press, February 13, 2022. 
“Deliberation and Dialogue across Differences” Gustavus News, February 3, 2021.
"NSF Grant Supports Study of Deliberation in STEM Classrooms" Gustavus News, September 30, 2020. 

Recognition & Awards

Top Private College in Minnesota for Communication Studies (2023)

AAC&U Civic Learning "Top 22" (2017). The Gustavus Department of Communication Studies was recognized by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) as one of 22 departments at institutions across the country that have been honored as a model for making civic learning and democratic engagement an expectation for all students who major in that discipline.

Communication Studies Course Receives National Award (2013). Public Discourse, an introductory course in Communication Studies, was honored with the Program of Distinction Award from the National Communication Association (NCA).

Rex Mix Program of Excellence Award (2012). This award from the National Communication Association commends the department's innovation and dedication to undergraduate teaching.