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Communication

Students in the Department of Communication learn about two distinct areas of the discipline – rhetoric and media – and the intersections between the two. Beginning with the Greeks, students examine the history and theories of rhetoric and argument, which they use to analyze contemporary issues and controversies. Faculty also guide students through media history to current approaches in media, with both practical and analytical skills in radio and film. Students put these marketable skills to work through internships in the field, gaining valuable experience and a competitive edge.

Department News

  • Missy Dieckman-Meyer
    Missy Dieckman-Meyer ’20, a double major in Sociology/Anthropology and Communications with a minor in Legal Studies, is studying in Cork, Ireland.
  • Sally Lapidus '77 and Chrisann Verges '78 talk to students about their time at and since Lake Forest College.
    Producers Sally Lapiduss ’77 and Chrisann Verges ’78 brought Hollywood to campus during an information session on careers in Hollywood hosted by the Career Advancement Center and the theater department.
  • Amsterdam
    Alexis Nogulich ’19 is a double major in SOAN and Communications who is studying in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Kara Norvet '18
    Kara Norvet ’18 came from Red Wing, Minnesota with the hopes of playing basketball at the College. Four years later, not only is she a team captain, but she’s learned to translate a work ethic formed in sports into other aspects of her life.
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1199-ally-bain"><img src="/live/image/gid/25/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/60,0,861,801/31129_1658184_10202732451089835_1629191867_o.rev.1457474171.jpg" alt="Ally Bain" title="Ally Bain" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/25/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/60,0,861,801/31129_1658184_10202732451089835_1629191867_o.rev.1457474171.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/25/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/60,0,861,801/31129_1658184_10202732451089835_1629191867_o.rev.1457474171.jpg 3x" data-max-w="907" data-max-h="1083"/></a></span></span><div class="quote"><p> “The College has some of my all-time favorite professors and I still keep in touch with many of them.”</p></div><a class="recruit-link" href="/live/profiles/1199-ally-bain">Ally’s professors helped prepare her for Northwestern Law School.</a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/live/news/6986-a-forester-you-should-know-nina-radakovich"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,230,176/32310_nina.rev.1464281568.jpg" alt="Nina Radakovich ’16" title="Nina Radakovich ’16" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="176"/></a></span></span><div class="quote"><p> “A lot of alumni are at your disposal to help with <strong>networking</strong> and <strong>mentoring</strong>.”</p></div><a class="recruit-link" href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/live/news/6986-a-forester-you-should-know-nina-radakovich">Nina Radakovich ’16 interned for an alum at DuPuis and became a freelance strategist after graduation. </a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/684-molly-gottfried-16"><img src="/live/image/gid/25/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,663,663/32616_12316469_10208230678027501_5917137867261775610_n.rev.1467402235.jpg" alt="Molly Gottfried ’16" title="Molly Gottfried ’16" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/25/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,663,663/32616_12316469_10208230678027501_5917137867261775610_n.rev.1467402235.jpg 2x" data-max-w="663" data-max-h="663"/></a></span></span><div class="quote"><p> “Everything in my Lake Forest experience has led me to achieving my academic and career goals.”</p></div><a class="recruit-link" href="/live/profiles/684-molly-gottfried-16">See which venerable Chicago institution Molly has an internship at.</a>