Celebrating 2020 Students!

Congratulations to Hope’s 2020 Class of Communication Majors! Two months ago, the Communication Department celebrated the graduation of our senior class! As we continue to celebrate our students’ graduations—albeit digitally and from afar—we are encouraged by their steadfast hope, especially in difficult times. Each spring semester, Communication Department faculty award several department and campus-wide honors […]

The Classics’ Advice!

On February 19th, the Lambda Pi Eta honor society at Hope College hosted a party celebrating Dr. Isolde Anderson and Dr. James Herrick and the legacy of retired faculty in the Communication Department. During the celebration, Dr. Anderson and Dr. Herrick were asked what words of advice they have for students and faculty in Communication. […]

10 Under 10: Comm Grad Alison Garza ’10

Alison Garza graduated with a Communication Major from Hope College in 2010 and is being honored this weekend with the Distinguished Alumni Award! Ms. Garza is currently based in Amman, Jordan, where she helps humanitarian organizations in Iraq, Syria, and Jordan resettle refugees and internally displaced persons affected by war. Reflecting on the Communication courses […]

Don’t miss! Communication Dept. Co-Sponsors Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris to Speak about Victorian-Era Surgery

The Department of Communication is co-sponsoring, on Thursday, October 24, a presentation by Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris. Dr. Fitzharris (PhD, Oxford University) is a medical historian who authored the book, The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine. Lister—for whom Listerine was later named—persisted against a medical establishment wherein washing […]

Undergraduate Summer Research: Sarah Bessey and the Evangelical Pulpit

Research is the process of generating knowledge: asking a question that has no answer, and then discovering the answer. Throughout the year, and especially in the summer, Hope’s Communication students engage in research—studying how, why, through what media, and with what effects humans communicate. This summer, Ms. Lindsay Hayes and Dr. Sarah Kornfield collaborated to […]

Unpacking the Complexity of Communication

Humans often communicate multiple meanings or messages in a single communicative act. Adding to this complexity, when humans communicate, we do so through various media, symbols, materials, and designs. The faculty in the Communication Department are wholly committed to helping students understand the complexity of communication and thus enabling students to better analyze the communication […]

Collaborating with Trans-Matic for Student Learning

Students in Prof. Anderson’s Organizational Communication (COMM 330) have been taking annual field trips to Trans-Matic, a deep draw and metal stamping company on the south side of Holland, since 2006. The company gives us a tour of the shop floor, tool room, CAD design room, calibration lab, and office spaces, to show us how […]

Communicating to End Sexual Harassment

This post describes the second in a trilogy of events regarding sexual harassment awareness sponsored by the Department of Communication in partnership with the Women’s and Gender Studies and S.T.E.P programs. This week’s event was a panel discussion about the movie Confirmation, which was screened last week. Highlights Isolde Anderson, an organizational communication scholar, discussed […]

Confirmation: A Study in Sexual Harassment Communication

The Communication Department kicked off a trilogy of events this week by screening the film Confirmation. Partnering with Hope’s Women’s & Gender Studies council and the STEP program, the Communication Department is focused on processing the communicative dynamics of sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement. The film is a provocative dramatization of the Clarence Thomas […]

Comm @ National Communication Conference

Each November, Communication faculty from across the country gather together to share research, teaching strategies, and commune together at the National Communication Association’s annual conference. This year the conference is hosted in Salt Lake City, UT, and Dr. Marissa Doshi,  Dr. Sarah Kornfield, and Comm Major Emily Wolfe are representing Hope College’s Communication Department! Dr. […]