Welcome to the Tim Russert Department of Communication and Theatre. We want to help you find your future in communication. We explore all areas of communication from social media, to radio, to integrated marketing, to digital media and more.

Vision Statement

The Tim Russert Department of Communication and Theatre is the destination major for studying the theory and practice of effective and ethical communication, instilling in students the passion and talent for inquiry, integrity, and involvement, thereby continuing the legacy of the department’s namesake and renowned communicator, Tim Russert ’72.

Mission Statement

The Tim Russert Department of Communication and Theatre educates students to become critical thinkers trained in advocacy and effective communicators able to integrate theory and ethical principles in their professions while fostering awareness of diverse cultures and developing communication styles and technologies.

We are guided by three principles:

  • Inquiry – be a critical thinker
  • Integrity – make ethical decisions
  • Involvement – be a leader in professional and public life

Our graduates have the knowledge and ability to create, present, evaluate, and analyze messages in a variety of media and arenas. Our graduates go on to work in public relations, television, radio, film, corporate communication, social media, and theatre. If you are interested in becoming a leader in communication, then please visit our website and our campus.

We have a place waiting for you!