Presenters Clapping at Comm Studies Gala

Communication Studies holds events to showcase the scope, salience, and excellence of a humanistic approach to communication scholarship at the intersection of rhetorical, media, and cultural studies; to showcase both the disciplinary textures of communication and our many interdisciplinary offerings/connections; and to expose students (both majors and non-majors) to innovative, engaging, and critical communication scholarship and projects.

Through the academic year, Communication Studies holds several small speaking events/colloquia designed for our Communication Studies community and other interested colleagues and students. Communication Studies also has an annual speaker series featuring humanities-oriented scholars working in areas of rhetoric, media studies, and/or cultural studies from outside the Gonzaga community. These scholars present their research, which responds to/addresses issues and concerns that resonate both with our department mission and our university mission (e.g., work that addresses power, meaning, identity, social justice, and solidarity). We especially aim to invite speakers who give attention to marginalized voices, critical perspectives, and research insights that we believe will resonate broadly with the Gonzaga community. The annual speakers engage our community in several ways, by:

  • Delivering a research presentation on current work
  • Conducting a guest lecture & discussion in one or two of our Communication Studies classes
  • Participate in a mentoring discussion with students over breakfast and/or lunch.
Comm Studies Gala Guests

Fr. C. Patrick Carroll, S.J. Communication Studies Senior Showcase

The 2024 Fr. C. Patrick Carroll, S.J. Communication Studies Senior Showcase is our annual celebration of eloquentia perfecta. We honor the Jesuit difference Fr. Carroll made in the lives of his students and, at the same event, we celebrate our graduating seniors. Learn more about the Carroll Showcase.

Date & Time: May 2, 2024, from 5-7 pm
Location: The Magnuson Theatre

2023-2024 Communication Studies Events

Myrtle Woldson PAC stage with spotlight on curtain

Speaker Series

The Communication Studies Speaker Series, COMMversations, hosts regular events featuring faculty members and guests discussing today's issues through a communications lens.

Event poster at the Carroll Showcase

Carroll Showcase

Fr. C. Patrick Carroll, SJ Communication Studies Senior Showcase

Gonzaga University Campus Photo

Gonzaga Debate Institute

One of the oldest summer debate institutes in the nation, Gonzaga Debate Institute assists students in developing their debate skills and preparing for competition at all levels of experience.