Department of Communication


Apr 30, 2015
The College of Liberal Arts holds celebration recognizing the successful relationship of students and business partners through internship experiences.
Apr 9, 2015
By Samuel Huist, Department of Communication intern A select group of Communication Studies majors have been chosen to accompany Associate Professor Dr. Marie Thompson to the Seventh Annual Medical-Spirituality Conference at Sinclair Community College on Thursday, April 16. “I like to bring students to the conference for the opportunity they get to network,” said Thompson. “It exposes them to cutting edge advancements in the field of health communication.” Thompson will be holding a workshop...
Mar 26, 2015
By Samuel Huist, Department of Communication intern The Department of Communication at Wright State University hosted the Rotary 4-Way Speech Contest in the Millett Hall Atrium on Sunday, March 22, for the second time. Rotary is a 1.2 million member international service organization where professionals with diverse backgrounds exchange ideas and form lifelong friendships, according to Each of the 52 rotary clubs of district 6670, which represents southwest Ohio, held their own...
Mar 13, 2015
From playful to work-full to relax-filled, Wright State students discuss how they spent Spring Break.
Mar 6, 2015
Our featured alum is 1982 Communication graduate Lt. Col. John W. McCance. We asked him asked a few questions to gain insight for our Communication majors: 1. What advice would you give a freshman majoring in Communication? Embrace every opportunity to learn about communication channels, processes, and careers.  Take advantage of on-campus opportunities such as WWSU, The Guardian, or on or off campus co-op positions.  Look as your college experience as a “career” one that will help you build...
Mar 5, 2015
By Samuel Huist Department of Communication Intern Before she was busy conducting interviews with celebrities like Rihanna, Robert Downey Jr. and Cody Simpson, Mix 107.7 radio personality Gina Ferraro studied Mass Communication at Wright State University. "I went to a really small high school (New Knoxville) and graduated with 40 people so Wright State was perfect for me," said the 34-year-old Ferraro. "It was big enough that I felt like I was in college, but it wasn't big enough to get lost...
Mar 3, 2015
The College of Liberal Arts is pleased to announce that Professor Mary L. Rucker will be appointed the Chair of the Department of Communication starting July 1, 2015. Dr. Rucker comes to the position with administrative experience as the Communication Studies Degree track chair and former COM 1010 (Essentials of Public Address) director. Dr. Rucker earned her Ph.D. in Organizational Communication from Purdue University with a research focus on Political Communication. Before she joined the...
Dec 9, 2014
Wright State student veterans create radio series examining veterans' experiences transitioning to civilian life.
Dec 5, 2014
Grandmother of five who came to Wright State to pursue a long-sought college dream is working on her degree while battling cancer.
Dec 1, 2014
Wright State communication major Emma Harmeyer turned a technical-writing internship into a full-time job when she graduates.


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