Cool Stuff Still Happening in UD COMM Dept in 2012

It’s election time and UD’s Center for Political Communication (CPC) will host a late-night election watch party at the good ‘ole Trabant Center TONIGHT. Were you there for the 2008 Election Watch? Follow activities tonight through the Twitter hashtag #ElectionCentral. We had 200o students for the last national election and we think there will be a ton of free UD Creamery “Stars and Stripes” custom-made ice cream eaten by the huge crowd gathered to watch the numbers roll in.

Our own Dr. Jenny Lambe and Dr. Paul Brewer, both in the COMM Department and the CPC are quoted here discussing the university’s National Agenda poll.  It seems that since the Citizens United 2010 supreme court ruling, most Americans favor limited corporate money in our election process.

Think there’s something “funny” about elections? Well, Danna Young and Lindsay Hoffman, both assistant COMM professors recently shared their views about the impact of political humor in a high energy and thought-provoking 30-minute WVUD 91.3 FM radio interview.

Young and Hoffman had a lot of fun talking about a wide range of topics about the current campaign–and past campaigns–including the place of satirists like Stewart and Colbert, the importance of voters watching the debates and candidates’ speeches, twitter and other new media, and each campaign’s attempts  to win the “battle for truth.” Listen to the free WVUD audio podcast through iTunes ( it’s from the 10/25/12 episode) .

The Center for Political Communication has again hosted multiple Delaware election debates with great audience turn out from both students and the Delaware community.

We’re very proud of Dr. Juliette Dee, who has the lead piece in the latest issue of Communication Currents.  The issue is focused in honor of Free Speech Week and her article summarizes the Supreme Court’s rulings regarding freedom of expression last term.


The COMM Fab Four

Thanks to Dr. Nancy Signorielli , WVUD’s own Steve Kramark, COMM MA ’12, and current COMM graduate students Chris Chris Volker COMM ’12 and Colin Kearney for representing our department at the golf fundraiser for the Megan Ashley Perry scholarship fund!  Looking sharp!



Stanford University’s Baba Shiv with UD COMM honor student Shantel Campbell.

One of our current undergraduate students, Shantel Campbell, COMM ’13, presented her academic research on the affect of scarcity of time and resources on buyer behavior at the Leadership Alliance National Symposium (LANS) at the Hartford Marriott Downtown in Hartford, Conn., earlier this year.


Campbell, majoring in mass communication with a minor in advertising,  is involved in the prestigious UD Honors Program. Very few students nation wide qualify to conduct research at the undergraduate level. Bravo!