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Student, Graduate, and Faculty Acceptance to Academic Conference(s)

Several faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students in the Department of Communication recently presented or had their work accepted to three academic conferences:

  1. John McClellan, Associate Professor of Communication co-facilitated a disciplinary workshop with Matthew Sanders of Utah State University at Western States Communication Association annual conference in Salt Lake City, Utah entitled: “‘What Can I Do with a Communication major?’ Helping Students Centralize, Celebrate, and Communicate the Strengths of Our Field.” McClellan also served as Chair of the Organizational Communication Interest Group for the 2017 conference.
  2. Kayla Griffin, M.A. Student in Communication and Erin McClellan, Associate Professor of Communication co-authored and co-presented a paper at Western States Communication Association annual conference in Salt Lake City, Utah in the Rhetoric & Public Address Interest Group entitled: “Walleyball and the Socio-Material Rhetoric of Borderlands: Embodied Experience and the Affective Turn.”
  3. Brianna Pitcock, Communication B.A. student, was selected to participate in the Undergraduate Scholars Research Conference at Western States Communication Association annual conference in Salt Lake City, Utah where she successfully submitted her paper entitled: “‘You Don’t Know Me’: Discourse and the Identity of Chefs and Cooks.”
  4. Melissa LeMar, Communication B.A. student, presented her paper at the Northwest Communication Association annual meeting in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho in the Interpersonal and Communication Theory division entitled: “Examining Young Women’s Views on Feminism.”
  5. Shanna Hagenah, M.A. Student in Communication, recently had her paper entitled “Freedom to Learn: How Critical Pedagogy in the Classroom Can Disrupt White Hegemonic Discourses That Oppress Women of Color” accepted to the National Women’s Studies Association conference to be held in November 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Congratulations to all for their ongoing contributions to the field of Communication!

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