College of Arts and Sciences

Tim Russert Department of Communication & Theatre Arts


  1. Congratulations to National Championship Qualifier, Freshman Soorya Parameswaran

      Congratulations to Soorya Parameswaran Soorya is a Freshman and the 1st ever John Carroll student to qualify for the National Forensic Association National Championship in Public Speaking.  He has qualified in After Dinner Speaking. At a recent competition at Otterbein University, Soorya placed 4th in After Dinner Speaking and 5th in the varsity division […]

  2. Congratulations to the New Members of Lambda Pi Eta

    Congratulations to the new members of Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Association Honor Society. The following members of The Russert Department were inducted into the Lambda Pi Eta chapter of the National Communication Honor Society at a ceremony held on November 3, 2016. Carly Adams                   […]

  3. Dr. Carrie Buchanan’s Journalism students provide Election Reflections

      Get a local perspective from students in Dr. Carrie Buchanan’s two Fall Journalism classes. They have spent the past two months preparing profiles of candidates in a variety of election races in Northeast Ohio. You can find those stories if you CLICK HERE. The interesting take on a Millennial’s point of view is worth the […]

  4. The Russert Fall Crawl

      THE RUSSERT FALL CRAWL: 25 STUDENTS, 2 PROFESSORS, 1 BUS DRIVER & 4 FANTASTIC STOPS.                                                                                  […]

  5. Dr. Brent Brossmann, JCU Director of Debate, Comments on 1st Presidential Debate 2016

    We can’t deny that Dr. Brent Brossmann, John Carroll’s Director of debate, is the go-to for election debate analysis.  Dr. Brossmann was asked by WKYC – TV3, the Cleveland NBC affiliate, to provide insight into the first Presidential debate.  The debate was held on Monday, September 26, 2016.  Dr. Brossmann appeared live on the WKYC […]

  6. Congrats to Freshman, Adil Abdulahi Speech Competition Champ!

    Adil Abdulahi, ’20, is the winner of the Novice Division of Persuasive Speaking at the opening speech and debate tournament recently hosted by Western Kentucky University.  Adil competed against other collegiate students from across the United States.  He earned First Place representing John Carroll. This is the first time in John Carroll’s history that a […]

  7. 1997-98 Debate Team Photo brings update on students

    Where are they now? When a recent photo of the 1997-98 John Carroll Debate Team was uncovered, Dr. Brent Brossmann, Director of Debate and Director of Public Speaking provided an update of his former team members. Brent Brossmann, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Director of Debate, Director of Public Speaking, Tim Russert Department of Communication and Theatre […]