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Undergraduate Communication Association

The Undergraduate Communication Association (UCA) was started in 2013 by a group of undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty in the WVU Department of Communication Studies. The goal of UCA is to provide an organization for all Communication Studies majors and minors who are interested in applying their communication knowledge and skills, preparing for future careers (in promotions, networking, event planning, public relations, marketing) and having fun! UCA supports department activities, brings students together, and promotes the Communication Studies degree on campus. The faculty advisor is Jordan Atkinson (jatkinson@mix.wvu.edu) and the graduate student coadvisors are Dana Borzea and Christine Anzur.

2016-2017 UCA Officers

If you are interested in joining UCA, please complete the form below and you will be contacted with the details.

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Lambda Pi Eta

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Lambda Pi Eta was initiated by the students of the Department of Communication at the University of Arkansas and endorsed by the faculty and founder Dr. Stephen A. Smith in 1985. The Speech Communication Association (now known as the National Communication Association) established Lambda Pi Eta as an affiliate organization and as the official national communication honor society for undergraduates in 1994. In February 1996, Lambda Pi Eta was inducted in the Association of College Honor Societies. Currently, there are 250 chapters worldwide.

Lambda Pi Eta Xi Nu Chapter

Lambda Pi Eta Xi Nu chapter was initiated at West Virginia University in Spring 2002. The first initiated class in Fall 2002 included three students. Since then, approximately 14 students have been initiated each semester. The faculty advisor is Dr. Scott A. Myers (scmyers@mix.wvu.edu).

2016-2017 Xi Nu Chapter Officers

To be eligible for membership, you must:

  • be a Communication Studies major or minor,
  • have completed 60 credit hours with a cumulative 3.0 or higher GPA at the time of application, and
  • have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours in COMM courses, with a cumulative 3.25 or higher GPA in these courses at the time of application.

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Seelio: Sharing Student Work

Students enrolled in COMM courses are asked to study the theory and process of human communication so that they can apply this knowledge to understanding real-world issues. As part of this process, COMM students have adopted the Seelio platform – a social media platform that allows students to create an online portfolio of their coursework that is easily accessible to the public. Sharing these portfolios shows the importance of the COMM degree while also giving prospective employees a clear, accurate look at the academic work our students are doing.

Seelio Student Coursework Showcase

Academic Advising

Our advisors are available during the summer, fall and spring semesters during office hours. Check 108 Armstrong Hall, call 304-293-3905, or e-mail an advisor to check office hours for the semester (see below for contact information).

The COMM academic advisors are:

Nikki Loy – nikki.loy@mail.wvu.edu
Dr. John Shibley – jshibley@wvu.edu
Mary Donato – mdonato4@mix.wvu.edu

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Request a Mountaineer Intern

Professional Field Experience (PFE) is a key element in the undergraduate COMM curriculum that allows students to gain experience in applying their classroom knowledge to a variety of corporate and organizational environments. Organizations looking for students with an in-depth understanding of communication areas that include (but are not limited to) communication theory, data analysis, health communication, interpersonal communication, organizational communication, and social media/communication technology now have the opportunity to request an intern from the Department of Communication Studies at WVU. Use the form below to read up on our PFE program, and to request a Mountaineer intern today.

Organization Intern Application