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An Aspiring Lawyer on Philosophy, Internships and Debate

Go looking for Kendra Dawson ’19, and you will probably find her doing something that makes an impact. You might find her building community with LMU’s First-to-Go and Guardian Scholars programs, which she joined as a first-year and now supports. Or, you might find her facilitating a panel discussion on the prison industrial complex, in her […]

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A Dream Renewed by Generosity

Madeline Canales ’17 is a communication studies major. We asked her to share this speech she presented at the November Scholarship Dinner. She serves as a CFA peer mentor, a resident advisor for the transfer student community, and is a member of First to Go and the Tri Delta Sorority. At Loyola Marymount University, I […]

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Annual Colloquium Reveals the Dark Side of the Internet

Exploring the increasing encroachment of big data on our digital lives can be pretty scary stuff. According to the speakers at Communication Studies’ Annual Colloquium, anonymity in the current digital culture has become nearly impossible, and with few government regulations for personal data collection, this problem is only going to get worse as technology advances. On […]

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Communication Studies Welcomes Two Full-time Faculty Members

The College of Communication and Fine Arts is happy to welcome two new full-time faculty members to our Communication Studies Department. Communication Studies is the largest major in the college, and the second largest at LMU. The department now boasts 18 full-time faculty members as well as many part-time faculty, to round out the talented teaching […]

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Communicating Social Justice Issues

It’s not the most camera-friendly department in the College of Communication and Fine Arts, but the work being done in the Communication Studies Department definitely deserves a second look. “Our focus is on scholarship, leadership, and activism,” said Michele Hammers, associate professor of communication studies and chair of the department. “The social justice mission is […]

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Theatre, Photography Among CFA’s Undergraduate Research Presentations

The 7th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium attracted nearly 350 students from all five undergraduate colleges and the School of Film and TV. Among the presenters were Ariana Sturr, a studio arts major, and Brea Hammonds, a theater arts and communication studies major. Sturr, a senior with an emphasis in photography, is profoundly interested in humanity’s […]

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CFA Alumna Gives Fundraising a Boost

Claudine Cazian Britz ’00 knows a lot about opportunities and making the most of them. At the start of her career, she followed her curiosity about the radio entertainment business; after working full days at an office job, she volunteered a few extra hours a week to help produce Ryan Seacrest’s radio show to learn […]

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LMU Professor Presents Webinar on Compassionate Communication

Many studies have been made from the perspective of offering compassion; how the nurse, or volunteer, or professional communicates comfort and consolation. What hasn’t had as much attention, though it’s a vital part of the social justice equation, is perspective of the receiver. “If this is a two-way street,” says Timothy Huffman, assistant professor of […]

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The Financial Impact

Jasmine Pringle ’15 a communication studies major with a minor in sociology from Pomona, California, has benefited from: the CFA Council Scholarship that supports students based on talent and experience; the James E. and Mary Bahan Scholarship that supports students who are academically deserving and have financial need; and the Communication and Fine Arts Annual […]

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Research Delves into Views of Marriage

Does Cinderella live happily married ever after? Does Sleeping Beauty live out a dream of wedded bliss? Those familiar tales captivated Jennifer Boucher ‘14 as a youngster. She describes herself as a hopeless romantic growing up, thinking “that’ll be me some day.” But she realized during her high school years that the end of the […]

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