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Off-Campus Research Presentations

2012-2013 Academic Year

Nathan Furstenau (with Dr. Walus): The Spectacle of Rock and Roll Hybridity in Southeast Asia: An Ethnographic Study of Rock and Roll-ness in Thailand. Presented at the Central States Communication Association Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO.

Jonathon Mattson: The new Pirate TV: Examining the online narrowcasting 2.0 of Justin.tv in the new media environment. Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO. 

Jessica McDonald (with Dr. Walus): Tracing Media Ownership and Synergy. Presented at the Central States Communication Association Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO.

Andrew McLaughlin:  A Solider’s Home. Documentary excerpts presented and discussed at PCA/ACA annual conference, Washington D.C.

Andrew McLaughlin (with Dr. Gracon):  Towards a Punk Praxis? Punk, Community and Civic Engagement.  Presented at PCA/ACA annual conference, Washington D.C.

Lisa Schleef: Showing them Yankees how the South gets down: The commodification of redneck culture in CMT’s My Big Redneck Vacation. Presented at the Central States Communication Association Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO.

  

2011-2012 Academic Year

Catherine Bocke: Using metaphors to connect communication theory, understanding, and practice.  Panel presented at the Central States Communication Association Annual Conference, Cleveland, OH.

Daniel Douglas: Horton heard a Who, can you? Voices from GTAs on the basic course.  Paper presented at the National Communication Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Daniel Douglas: Using metaphors to connect communication theory, understanding, and practice.  Panel presented at the Central States Communication Association Annual Conference, Cleveland, OH.

Pauline Matthey: Teaching speech with an accent: The challenges only “aliens” understand.  Paper presented at the Illinois Speech and Theatre Association Conference, Normal, IL.

Pauline Matthey: Wait, you want me to teach?!: Confessions and strategies from GTAs negotiating pedagogical voice in the basic course. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Pauline Matthey: Using metaphors to connect communication theory, understanding, and practice.  Panel presented at the Central States Communication Association Annual Conference, Cleveland, OH.

Jessica McDonald: Classless advertising: Re-representing the working class through critical engagement with contemporary advertising. Paper presented at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association annual conference, Boston, MA.

Jessica McDonald: Integrating learning styles in the basic course classroom. Paper presented at the Illinois Speech and Theatre Association annual conference, Bloomington, IL.

Christopher Wagner: Using metaphors to connect communication theory, understanding, and practice.  Panel presented at the Central States Communication Association Annual Conference, Cleveland, OH.

 

2010-2011 Academic Year

Dustin Smith: “I love you man…no homo” a new kind of bromance: An analysis of narratives from heterosexual-homosexual male friendships. Paper presented at the New Voices, New Perspectives conference, Denton, TX.

Dustin Smith: Queering primtime. Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

 

2009-2010 Academic Year

Amanda Fountain: Are we still friends? Maintaining long distance friendships. Paper presented at the 79th Annual Florida Communication Association Conference, Orlando, FL.

Amanda Fountain: Not so sweet tweets: Twitter for effective public relations practices. Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association Annual Conference, Cincinnati, OH.

Brandon Hensley: Constructing postmodern bodies: Performative embodiment and hegemonic masculinity in gym structure. Paper presented at the 79th Annual Florida Communication Association Conference, Orlando, FL.

Brandon Hensley: New age, old disclosure: National Geographic, orientalism, and coverage of Afghanistan in the 21st century. Paper presented at the Popular Culture Association Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Brandon Hensley: Up your ante: New ways to deal with old problems. Panel presentation at the Basic Course Director’s Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Brandon Hensley: National Geographic, Afghanistan and the war on terror. Paper presented at the Global Media and War of Terror conference, London, UK.

Ramey Strong: In the eye of the beholder: An ethnographic view of teacher immediacy and it s effects on student learning and classroom culture. Paper presented at the 79th Annual Florida Communication Association Conference, Orlando, FL.

Nora Swalls: The wheels on the bus go round making connections more profound: A rural transit system and the passenger’(s) extension to community building. Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association Annual Conference, Cincinnati, OH.

Melissa Territo: Hidden in the shadows: A qualitative analysis of the “impossible” possibility: Male rape. Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association Annual Conference, Cincinnati, OH.

Melissa Territo: A feminist movement: What are “we” really fighting for? A rhetorical analysis of race, gender, and democracy.  Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association Annual Conference, Cincinnati, OH.

Melissa Territo: Performing hegemonic masculinity behind bars: A rhetorical analysis of HBO’s series OZ. Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association Annual Conference, Cincinnati, OH.

Kendra McClure: Up your ante: New ways to deal with old problems. Panel presentation at the Basic Course Director’s Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Kendra McClure: Miracle or myth? A qualitative study of the communication strategies used to promote and oppose clean coal technology. Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association Annual Conference, Cincinnati, OH.

Kendra McClure: Who’s getting schooled? A critical examination of an entertainment-education intervention.  Paper presented at the Popular Culture Association Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Kendra McClure: Spare me your white girl cultural divide love: Evidence of subaltern marginalization in Grey’s Anatomy. Paper presented at the Popular Culture Association Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Alyssa Obradovich: Up your ante: New ways to deal with old problems. Panel presentation at the Basic Course Director’s Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Zachary Thuring: Don’t touch me faggot! Touch avoidance and verbal aggression as indicators of homonegative attitudes. Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association Annual Conference, Cincinnati, OH.

Zachary Thuring: Hegemonic masculinity in the Boy Scouts of America. Paper presented at the Popular Culture Association Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Zachary Thuring: Up your ante: New ways to deal with old problems. Panel presentation at the Basic Course Director’s Conference, Las Vegas, NV.