Communication Lecture Series

2017 - 2018 Speakers

Fall 2017 Communication Studies - Lecture Series 

  • Oct. 5, 2017
  • 3:30-5 p.m.
  • Location: College of Arts and Sciences Building 103

Title: Political-Interpersonal Conflict In-Person and OnlinE

What happens to our interpersonal relationships when faced with political disagreements online and in person? Dr. Pennington’s research offers answers to this through attention to the spillover effects of social media within interpersonal relationships as they relate to political conversation.

Natalie Pennington (PhD, University of Kansas) is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Kansas State University. Dr. Pennington's research interests lie at the intersection of interpersonal and mediated communication. She has conducted research that looks at topics such as impression management through Facebook, social support and grief communication online, and relational development and maintenance through social networking sites.


“The force of the greater missile: Rhetorical Projectiles and the ‘Mother of All Bombs"

In our Spring lecture series we present Dr. Jessy Ohl, Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Alabama.

For more information, contact Dr. Emily Kofoed, Assistant Professor, Fine Arts and Communication Studies at 864.503.5831.

The Communication Studies Lecture Series is made possible through partial funding from the Division of Student Affairs.