News & Events

Department News

Spirit of GW

Aaron Kwittken, founder of KWT Global and of PRophet, was awarded GW's 2022 Outstanding Service Award

Aaron Kwittken (COMM major/BA '92) wins 2022 Alumni Outstanding Service Award as announced by Dr. Clay Warren at a celebration in the Four Seasons Hotel.

John Benison headshot

For Alumnus, Welcoming Campus Brought New Perspectives

John P. Benison, BA Communication ’93, has triumphed over life challenges. Now a federal civil rights leader, he credits his success to his experience at GW.

Alt Text

Professor Meina Liu to receive a Top Faculty Paper Award from the Peace and Conflict Communication Division of the National Communication Association

Professor Liu’s research examines how negotiators' compassion toward the counterpart influences negotiation outcomes through its effect on their fixed-pie bias.

Alt Text

Dr. Clay Warren to Receive Emeritus Status Post-Retirement

Dr. Warren will be awarded the status of Chauncey M. Depew Professor Emeritus of Communication and Professor Emeritus of Organizational Sciences.

Alt Text

Dr. David Costanza receives the 2021 Distinguished Teaching Contributions Award

The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology recognizes Dr. David Costanza as a 2021 recipient for its Distinguished Teaching Contributions Award.

Alt Text

Student Entry: "The Power of YOU!"

Professor Clay Warren's Spring 2020 Persuasion class (COMM 6150) created a persuasive video project! It was published in This Columbian Life, Vol. 4, Ed. 28.

Alt Text

Dr. Nils Olsen explores some of the cognitive components related to making decisions within emergency healthcare settings

Nils Olsen explores some of the cognitive components related to making decisions within emergency healthcare settings.

Alt Text

Former Communication Student, Maya Blair, featured in Communication Currents of the National Communication Association

Maya Blair and Meina Liu examine how Chinese born, American adopted individuals (re)negotiate their bicultural identities.

Alt Text

Dr. Behrend talks about automation and the future of work

Dr. Tara Behrend debunks some popular conceptions about how automation will impact work and the workforce.

Alt Text

Communication Major, Meredith Duffy, wins intern award

After completing a 10-week internship at Educate Maine, Meredith Duffy, discovered she came in fourth place for WayUp's top 100 interns in the country.

Read the Department Newsletter


Oral Advocacy Showcase and Competition

The five student speakers who competed in the 2018 Oral Advocacy Showcase and Competition.

Featuring GW’s top students in public speaking, the annual Oral Advocacy Showcase and Competition welcomes students, faculty, staff and university community members to watch students deliver an original persuasive speech on a contemporary issue. Competitors are nominated by their peers from each section of the Public Communication (COMM 1040) course. After a preliminary round of judging, five speakers advance to the competition where they give their speech in under nine minutes. Audience members have the opportunity to ask questions following each speech.

Past Competitions