communication studies

Often, there is a lag between when a student learns something in the classroom and when he or she can put those skills into practice. But communication studies graduate student Joshua Ewalt has turned that notion on its head. Inspired by events in Ferguson, Mo., Ewalt's class will host a panel discussion Nov. 5 exploring opinions on issues of violence in the United States.

For the second year, a grant from the U.S. State Department will allow a group of African students to study at UNL in a Study of the United States Institute on Civic Engagement. The students will spend four weeks in Lincoln learning about United States history, government, democracy and community service, while also interacting with community leaders and state lawmakers.

UNL's Jody Koenig Kellas and her co-author, Elizabeth Suter of the University of Denver, have earned the inaugural Monograph of the Year Award from the National Communication Association’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered and Queer Division for their published research on lesbian mothers and the societal challenges they face. The study was published in 2012 in the journal Communication Monographs.