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On-Campus Research Presentations

Graduate Showcase Series: College of Arts and Humanities

2012-2013 Academic Year

Andrew McLaughlin: A soldier’s home

Andrew McLaughlin's Documentary

 

2011-2012 Academic Year

Catherine Bocke: Dynamic crisis modifiers: BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Catherine Bocke's Research on the Gulf Oil Spill

 

2010-2011 Academic Year

Jodi Jackson: Presentation of her thesis research - The Graying of Facebook: Emerging Adults and Their Parents as Facebook Friends

Jodi Jackson's Research on Facebook

 

2009-2010 Academic Year

Kendra (McClure) Baker: Presentation of her thesis research - Hidden in plain sight: An examination of entertainment education

Kendra McClure's Research on Entertainment Education

 

Graduate Exposition

2012-2013 Academic Year

Jessica McDonald: Great ideas for teaching: Tracing media ownership and synergy.

Lisa Schleef: Showing them Yankees how the South gets down: The commodification of redneck culture in CMT’s My Big Redneck Vacation.

Jonathon Mattson: The new Pirate TV: Examining the online narrowcasting 2.0 of Justin.tv in the new media environment

 

2009-2010 Academic Year

Nora Swalls: Poster presentation of her creative thesis research project  - Ready, set, GROW! Planting the seeds for a targeted networking approach for rural businesses in Clark County, Illinois

  

Departmental Colloquium on Graduate Research

2009-2010 Academic Year

Amanda Fountain: Are we still friends? Maintaining long distance friendships.

Ramey Strong: In the eye of the beholder: An ethnographic view of teacher immediacy and it s effects on student learning and classroom culture.

Melissa Territo: Hidden in the shadows: A qualitative analysis of the “impossible” possibility: Male rape.

Brandon Hensley: Constructing postmodern bodies: Performative embodiment and hegemonic masculinity in gym structure.

 

Graduate Research at Communication Day

2012-2013 Academic Year

Graduate Alternative Media
Jonathon Mattson
Andrew McLaughlin
Emily Vajjala
Patrick Singer
Michael Janowski

Environmental Analysis of Popular Film
Amanda Feder

Negotiating Tolerance and Acceptance through Vernacular Discourse and Outlaw Logic Through the Freedom Writers Diary
Amanda Feder

Difference and Organizing
Crystal Alston
Rashida Lyles-Cowan
Samantha Neal
Lisa Schleef
Nathan Furstenau

 

2011-2012 Academic Year

Telling Stories, Making Meaning and Creating Family Identity – Poster session
Tayleigh Brummer
Daniel Douglas
Stephanie Gruner
Denise Hasler
Brendan Hughes
Michael Janowski
Andre Simmons

Case Studies in Crisis Communication – Panel presentation
Catherine Bocke
Shea Brunson
Pauline Matthey
Lisa Schleef

Creatively Connecting Communication Theory to Understanding and Practice – Panel presentation
Catherine Bocke
Daniel A. Douglas
Brendan Hughes
Saunnie Knotts
Pauline Matthey
Chris Wagner

This Week on Undercover Boss: Uncover Theories in Corporate Communication – Panel presentations
Saunnie Knotts
Rashida Lyles-Cowan
Pauline Matthey
Lisa Schleef

New Directions in Critical Media Research – Panel presentation
Brendan Hughes
Jonathon Mattson
Andrew McLaughlin
Patrick Singer

2010-2011 Academic Year

Culture of Masculinity:  How Pop Culture Reinforces the "Manly Man Stereotype – Panel presentation
Catherine Bocke
Carlnice Robinson
Pauline Matthey
Marcus Wordlaw

The Culture of Facebook– Panel presentation
Karena Gwin
Jodi Jackson
Nicole Mangiaracina
Jenn Yap

2009-2010 Academic Year

Graduate Research Panel

Kendra McClure: Who’s getting schooled? A critical examination of an entertainment-education intervention. 
Brandon Hensley: New age, old disclosure: National Geographic, orientalism, and coverage of Afghanistan in the 21st century.
Zachary Thuring: Don’t touch me faggot! Touch avoidance and verbal aggression as indicators of homonegative attitudes.
Brandon Hensley: Constructing postmodern bodies: Performative embodiment and hegemonic masculinity in gym structure.