Communication Dept. Faculty and Student Updates

Published: January 30, 2018

Arcy, Viramontes, and Castor Receive Top Conference Paper Honors
Roberts' and Reyes' Papers Accepted at Regional Honors Conference

For the 2018 Central States Communication Association conference to be held in Milwaukee in April, Communication Department Faculty members Jacquelyn Arcy, Adrienne Viramontes, and Theresa Castor will be presenting papers that were selected as Top Papers within their divisions:

Arcy’s co-authored paper "#AbbieMillsDeservesBetter: Intersectional Critique and Social Media Activism in the Sleepy Hollow Fandom” was selected as the Top Paper for the Media Studies Interest Group.

Viramontes’ and Castor’s paper "Negotiating Difference, Identity, and Community amongst First-Generation Students and First-Generation Faculty: High-Impact Practices and Communicating Belonging" was selected as the Top Paper in the Communication Education division.

In addition, Dr. Arcy will be presenting on a panel “‘Queer,’ difference, and shared identity: Who (and what) counts as queer?” for the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity caucus.

2018 International Public Relations Research Conference

Adrienne Viramontes has had her paper “Public Relations as Praxis: A Continuum of Theory, Practice, and Skill,” accepted for presentation at the 2018 International Public Relations Research Conference to be held in Orlando, Florida in March.

Communication Student Papers Accepted at Regional Communication Undergraduate Honors Conference

Communication students Keena Roberts and Rebecca Reyes have each had papers accepted for presentation at the Central States Communication Association Undergraduate Honors Conference to be held in Milwaukee in April. Both papers were accepted as part of a competitive review process.

Roberts' paper is titled “Questioning and Responding: A Discourse Analytic Study of Emergency Dispatchers and Children Interactions.” Her project was developed through a Communication class project and independent study. Her faculty sponsor is Theresa Castor.

Reyes’ paper is title, “Great Expectations: The Perpetuation of an Antiquated Institution.” Her project was supported through an Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program grant. Her faculty sponsor is Adrienne Viramontes.

Arcy Paper Accepted at International Communication Association Conference

Jacquelyn Arcy’s paper, “The Digital Money Shot: Gendered Labor, Twitter Wars, and The Real Housewives,” has been competitively accepted for presentation at the International Communication Association conference to take place in Prague, Czech Republic, this May.

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