TV-10 control room with HD equipment

The National Academy of Televisions Arts & Science announced four Chicago/Midwest EMMY Awards nominations for Illinois State University's TV-10 News on September 24.

The SoC will host its 19th annual School of Communication Homecoming Tailgate Party on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. outside of Hancock Stadium.

Illinois State University School of Communication alumna Natilie Williams

Migos. Cardi B. Beyoncé. These are names most students would not expect to often hear at an academic workshop. However, one Illinois State University School of Communication (SoC) alumna is using “the culture” to cultivate student leadership.

Students attending the 2018 ISU Summer Speech and Debate Institute

The annual Illinois State University Summer Speech and Debate Institute had another successful summer this year.

image of Fell Hall The Quad of Illinois State University

As the fall 2018 semester comes to a close, many graduate students are preparing to share their research with communication professionals on national and international levels.

Fell Hall

The public relations program’s faculty grew by one this fall. Professor Mary Beth Deline, a native Canadian, joined the School of Communication (SoC) with a background that includes industry experience and post-doctoral work in public relations.   

Over 2,500 Illinois State University School of Communication (SoC) students have completed more than 4,000 internships since 2008.

image of Fell Hall at Illinois State University

Across 14 years of economic, political, and institutional ups and downs, the School of Communication (SoC) has maintained a steady trend of enrollment growth.


Faculty and staff in Illinois State University’s School of Communication (SoC) continue to be recognized for great leadership and excellence year after year. This year, several faculty and staff were recognized for their great work.


During this calendar year of 2018, School of Communication faculty have been active in contributing knowledge to the communication field and in their areas of specialty. Here is a rundown of publications and public contributions that many of our faculty have made this year.