Poole Named David L. Swanson Professor of Communication!

We are very, very pleased to announce that Marshall Scott Poole has been named David L. Swanson Professor of Communication. As noted in the Provost's guidelines on such named Professorships, this designation is "reserved for appointees who are among the most talented and accomplished" members of the faculty.

This Professorship was named after David Swanson, who was the head of the Department of Speech Communication from 1994 to 2001 before becoming associate provost. The Swanson Professorship is a reminder of the excellence that he brought to the department and the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  
Congratulations Scott! A major accomplishment!

Mon, 22 Sep 2014

Wilson Accepts Position as Dean of LAS

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Barbara Wilson will be the next Harry E. Preble Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Dr. Wilson is the current executive vice provost for faculty and academic affairs and the former head of the Department of Communication. Congratulations to Dr. Wilson on this tremendous accomplishment!

Tue, 13 May 2014

Illinois Tradition Award Winners

We recently celebrated our students’ achievements at the Illinois Tradition Awards. Here is a list of winners. Congratulations to all!

Undergraduate Student Awards:

The Richard Murphy Award (outstanding scholarly paper)
Tayana Panova

The Wayland Maxfield Parrish Award (highest GPA)
Emma Goodman

The King Broadrick-Allen Award (highest GPA in pre-law)
Colleen Couture

The Otto A. L. Dieter Award (outstanding service)
Natalie Arroyo

The Joe Wenzel Award
Julie Lanham

The Caterpillar Excellence Scholarships
Arissa Moore & Brea Thompson

The Bonita M. Whitlock Scholarship (outstanding academics and service)
Spencer Kennedy, Kaitlyn Taylor, & Eric Wiemer

Graduate Student Awards:

The Henry L. Mueller Award (outstanding new teaching assistant)
Christofer Skurka

The Marie Hochmuth Nichols Award (outstanding veteran teaching assistant)
Erin Basinger

The Karl R. Wallace Award (distinguished scholarship)
JiYoung Chae

The Ruth S. and Charles H. Bowman Award (outstanding teaching, service, and scholarship)
Elizabeth Carlson

Outstanding Article Award
Rohini Singh

The Stafford H. Thomas Award (outstanding service)
Nicole LaVoie

Ruth Anne Clark Scholarships (research awards)
Erin Basinger, Katie Irwin, Julius Riles, & Eric Wiemer (undergrad)

Tue, 13 May 2014


Dept of Communication Colloquium-Dr. Susan Davis

3/6/2015 | 3:30 pm

Communication Association Career Night

3/11/2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Welcome Weekend

3/13/2015 - 3/14/2015 - All Day

Illinois Tradition Awards

5/7/2015 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm