Category Archives: Communication Studies at SMU

Our Intimate Relationship with Water

 We’ve heard it all before — WATER is vital for all known forms of life, right?. So it came as no surprise for our Environmental Comm. class to hear Taos-area advocates emphasize that the health of rivers and waterways is … Continue reading

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Why some Attorneys go Non-Profit

By Tania Santistevan As an SMU student with a few paralegal classes under my belt, I’m fascinated to learn about the career choices of nonprofit attorneys in Taos, NM. In our Environmental Communication class over J Term, we’re examining the … Continue reading

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A Tireless Voice for Biodiversity

Environmental anthropologist and journalist Tara Waters Lumpkin spoke with SMU Environmental Comm. students in Taos this week, encouraging them to become eco-reporters for her multimedia e-zine, Voices for Biodiversity (V4B). Dr. Lumpkin is founder and president of this global online … Continue reading

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Thank you Kyle Tisdel of Western Environmental Law Center

During his visit to SMU’s Taos campus today, public interest environmental attorney Kyle Tisdel provided valuable insights into the often complicated legal issues WELC deals with when representing environmental groups throughout the Southwest.

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Heading Southwest

We’re on the road again. A few years ago (2011) our Environmental Communication class at SMU skirted areas of the Gulf of Mexico to explore communication challenges surrounding the BP Oil Spill. This January (2014) the Environ. Comm. class from SMU’s Comm. Studies division, will … Continue reading

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