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Welcome to the School of Communication

The School of Communication offers dynamic teaching, research/creative activity and service in the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media. Our students in broadcasting, journalism, speech and graduate studies in communication enjoy state-of-the-art facilities, award-winning instruction from top professors, and learning from internationally recognized scholars. The School of Communication enthusiastically embraces the University of Nebraska at Omaha's metropolitan mission and strategic goals of student focus, academic excellence and community engagement. In fact, we have been recognized with the campus award for academic excellence! Additionally, our public relations student organization also has been nationally recognized for community engagement.

Are you interested in learning more about communication? For those students seeking careers in journalism, public relations, advertising, training and development, broadcasting, new media, corporate communication, media studies and communication education, the UNO School of Communication is the place to be...

      • Our public relations student PRSSA chapter was named first out of 284 in the nation in 2009. We followed with state PRSA national PRSSA awards in 2010.

      • Our oral communication courses and the Speech Center received top honors in 2010 from the National Communication Association at the meeting in San Francisco.

      • UNO Forensics public speakers were 5th in the nation in 2011, as all team members qualified and four were crowned national champions! Abbie Syrek was named New Coach of the Year. 

      • Students from UNO’s Ad Club won regional Pinnacle Awards from the American Marketing Association annually from 2004 – 2009. They won a “Best of Show” Pinnacle Award in 2013.

      • Broadcasting students in 2010 won regional and national awards for The Omaha News -- a weekly cable program.

      • Our Omaha 10-10-10 Conference won Best of Show for electronic international awareness from PRSA Nebraska.

      • Speech majors lead training programs and participate in community service projects.

      • International communication students travel the globe.

UNO School of Communication professors annually win college and university awards for their teaching and research, publish in major academic journals, and publish acclaimed books. Our students and faculty members present top papers at national conferences.

We have an innovative Speech Center and aggressively encourage the use of new technologies. The UNO School of Communication is a leader in several key areas -- convergence journalism, service-learning courses, instructional communication, conflict mediation, and American Democracy Project outreach.

Please join us by learning more on these Web pages and by reading my Blog. I welcome your interest and comments. Visit "UNO School of Communication" on Facebook and follow @CommUNO on twitter. Thank you!

Hugh Reilly

School of Communication Professor & Interim Director
College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media
The University of Nebraska at Omaha
 Fellow, The Center for Great Plains Studies
Arts and Sciences Hall, 108, Omaha, NE 68182-0112
Telephone: (402) 554-3543; Fax line: (402) 554-3836