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  • We study meaning-making and meaning-sharing through rhetoric and media. Our goal is to provide you with effective theoretical and methodological tools for understanding how public messages, images, texts, stories, conversations, and symbols work. Ours is one of the first programs in the country to offer a major that integrates training in film/television studies with training in media and rhetorical analysis. As an RHMS major you will join an inclusive community that works collaboratively on a challenging curriculum, innovative research, and on applying the things we learn across campus and beyond. RHMS students intern and volunteer in Portland, take their skills into campus activities, and showcase their work at regional and national conferences and festivals.

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  • No one can give you a better sense of what it’s really like to study Rhetoric and Media Studies at Lewis & Clark than our current students and recent alumni.

Meet Our Students

  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/8329-chloe-burton"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/74989_PEO-C4-0418-0242.rev.1539202113.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4 class="orange"><a href="/live/profiles/8329-chloe-burton">Chloe Burton</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">Class of 2018 (BA), 2019 (MAT)</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> LiNK (Liberty in North Korea)</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Brooklyn, New York</div><div class="student_profile_overseas"><strong>Overseas program:</strong> Siena, Italy</div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/9444-dara-reckard"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,800,534/72461_darareckard.rev.1527703078.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4 class="orange"><a href="/live/profiles/9444-dara-reckard">Dara Reckard</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">Class of 2018</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Student Leadership and Service SMART Program (Start Making a Reader Today), Hawai‘i Club, Gaming Society, Dungeons and Dragons Social Initiative, College Outdoors, and Japan Club</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Haiku, Maui, Hawai‘i</div><div class="student_profile_overseas"><strong>Overseas program:</strong> Australia Regional Area Study</div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/9108-blake-ashby"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1367/73071_peo-c4-1117-0734.rev.1529600308.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4 class="orange"><a href="/live/profiles/9108-blake-ashby">Blake Ashby</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">Class of 2020</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Photography Club, Staff Photographer at Pioneer Log Newspaper</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Holetown, Barbados</div><div class="student_profile_overseas"><strong>Overseas program:</strong> New Zealand</div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/8298-akira-abderrahman"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1367/68021_akira.rev.1504904991.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4 class="orange"><a href="/live/profiles/8298-akira-abderrahman">Akira Abderrahman</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">Class of 2017</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Baseball</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Los Angeles, California</div><div class="student_profile_overseas"><strong>Overseas program:</strong> East Africa</div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/10675-tadao-kumasaka"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/78750_CAS-0419-SPP-Kumasaka-062.rev.1559686016.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4 class="orange"><a href="/live/profiles/10675-tadao-kumasaka">Tadao Kumasaka</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">Class of 2021</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Ultimate Frisbee, College Outdoors</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Flagstaff, Arizona</div><div class="student_profile_overseas"><strong>Overseas program:</strong> Dominican Republic (spring 2020)</div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/9527-nani-welch-keliihoomalu"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,800,534/72912_fud_6498.rev.1529099095.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4 class="orange"><a href="/live/profiles/9527-nani-welch-keliihoomalu">Nani Welch Keliihoomalu</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">Class of 2018</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Hawai‘i Club</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Waimea, Hawai‘i</div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/9851-kyle-owens"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,960,1200/74153_Kyle_Owens.rev.1535491792.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4 class="orange"><a href="/live/profiles/9851-kyle-owens">Kyle Owens</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">Class of 2019</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong></div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Los Altos, California</div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/10678-michael-abraham"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/78688_CAS-0419-SPP-Abraham-010.rev.1559168673.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4 class="orange"><a href="/live/profiles/10678-michael-abraham">Michael Abraham</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">Class of 2021</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Football</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Portland, Oregon</div><div class="student_profile_overseas"><strong>Overseas program:</strong> London (spring 2020)</div></div></div></div>

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