One of seven departments housed in the College of Fine and Applied Arts, the Department of Communication at Appalachian State University focuses on preparing students to succeed in the varied fields within the communication industry. The department offers five majors – advertising, communication studies, electronic media/broadcasting, journalism and public relations – and a minor in communication studies.

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Elections office, ASU students collaborate on early-voting PSAs

By Thomas Sherrill, Watauga DemocratBOONE — In an effort to galvanize more students to take advantage of early-voting hours, the Watauga County...

Appalachian professor Dr. Nina-Jo Moore wins prestigious award

Dr. Nina-Jo Moore, assistant chair in the Department of Communication at Appalachian State University, was awarded the 2018 Betty Jo Welch Award by th...

Appalachian faculty member Rob Lee wins university honor society award

Appalachian State University faculty member Rev. Rob Lee ‘15 was honored by the university’s chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholar...

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