Communications

Welcome to the Department of Communication

We offer a diverse range of programs that represents the vital role communication plays in our ever-changing world. Because of communication’s importance, a major or minor in communication is an excellent career choice. We are impressed each year by the jobs our graduating students are offered.

Cutting-edge technology is available to each student studying in the Department of Communication. The Mitchell Center classrooms, located next to the Calvin T. Ryan Library, are all equipped with current technology to assist the professors’ lectures and the students’ presentations. Our Macintosh computer labs are equipped with the most up-to-date software for students to use as they work with words, images, video and sound. 

KLPR 91.1 FM, the campus radio station, broadcasts at 3800 watts 24 hours a day/7 days a week and streams its content on the Internet at klpr.unk.edu.  Student DJs and announcers produce a wide variety of music, sports, talk, news, public affairs, and special interest programming.  KLPR has won multiple awards, which include the 2014 IBS Award for Best Talk Program, a top-five nomination for the 2014 IBS Award for Best Football Play-by-Play Announcing, the 2013 Nebraska Broadcasters Association Award for Best Promotional Spot, and the Spring 2013 Radio Flag Award for Best Variety Show.

Students publish The Antelope print and online newspaper weekly utilizing writing and technology skills taught in the classrooms and professional news procedures established through the editors and adviser. Students often move from The Antelope to internships and are sought for jobs in the field both during college and upon graduation.

As a student at UNK, you have the opportunity to work on the print or online newspaper, video and/or radio staff. This opportunity allows you to gain hands-on experience while you take classes in your chosen field. Student organizations give students a chance to take on leadership roles while learning more about career opportunities and participating in service projects.

We hope the information you find here will answer your questions. If you have more specific questions, please contact the department through the information located on the contact page.

Ralph E. Hanson, department chair