For a long time the Department of Communication Studies has contributed to making our students better citizens—articulate communicators, better critical thinkers, and able advocates. We continue the rich tradition of educating undergraduate and graduate students to understand and apply scholarly research in rhetorical studies, communication theory, and critical media studies.
Your tax-deductible contribution provides our students with encouragement and vital financial support. It gives our faculty resources for enlarging knowledge and understanding. It helps to build and sustain a distinguished reputation for the department. Make a gift
Excellence and competitiveness of our graduate program
We need to ensure the excellence and competitiveness of our graduate programs so that we can compete successfully for the best faculty and brightest students.
A diverse and engaged undergraduate student body
Although we are attracting better students than even before, too many outstanding students choose other institutions—often for financial reasons. Merit and need-based scholarships are essential for recruiting these talented students.
"As a graduate of the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota, I realize just how much my excellent education contributed to my life and career, and helped prepare me to lead the National Communication Association. As a faculty member and a graduate program director myself, I know that departments need alumni support to help current students. If a large number of us become regular donors, it will make a big contribution to the department and the new generation of students. Our donations also tell the faculty members who gave so much to us that we appreciate their efforts and are proud to be graduates of the University of Minnesota!"
Dawn Ohlendorf Braithwaite (Ph.D. 1988)
Willa Cather Professor of Communication Studies
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
President, National Communication Association, 2010
There are a number of ways your gift can support help support graduate and undergraduate students - the next generation of leaders and thinkers - in the Department of Communication Studies:
Make a gift to the Department of Communication Studies online through the University of Minnesota Foundation.
For more information on ways to give, contact:
CLA External Relations
For other giving options, visit the U of M Foundation.