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K-State Today

December 4, 2014



Communication studies faculty, students present at National Communication Association annual convention

By Alexis Leiker

Faculty and students in K-State's communication studies presented more than 20 research papers and panel presentations at the National Communication Association annual convention Nov. 20-23 in Chicago.

This year marks the 100th year anniversary of the conference. The convention included a departmental reception attended by approximately 75 former K-State alums and friends of the program.

Soo-Hye Han, assistant professor, presented "The Social Presence of Our Past(s): Examining the Integration of Communication Tradition(s) and Pedagogical Innovation(s)" at Who speaks with certainty? Examining verbal style in public discussion forums."

Colene J. Lind, assistant professor, presented "The Language of Production and the Weekend Address" at Who speaks with certainty? Examining verbal style in public discussion forums.

Gregory Paul, assistant professor, presented "Restorative Justice and Emotions in the Workplace" at the Who Wants to Participate in Campus-Based Dialogic Deliberation? and Predicting Participation in Restorative Justice Conferences seminars

Sarah Riforgiate, assistant professor, presented "Mothers Who Have it All? Communicating Motherhood through Portrayals of the Family 'CEO' or Frantic Overambitious Professionals" at the Restorative Justice and Emotions in the Workplace and Teaching the Master’s Level Communication Theory Course: Pedagogical Practices for Examining Theory Inspired by the History of Our Discipline seminars.

Craig Brown, instructor and director of forensics, presented "Speaking in the Digital Age: How Digital Technology has and is Transforming Competitive Forensics."

Darren Epping, instructor and assistant director of forensics, presented "Teaching an Experienced Dog New Tricks: Coaching and Directing in the Information Age" at the Leadership from the second in command seminar.

Brock Ingmire, master's student, presented "Talking in Deliberation: A Road Map of Deliberative DialoguePre-Intra-team Competition within an Intercollegiate Forensic Squad, Should We Foster or Neglect Our Competitive Ambitions?" at the Don't Call Me Doctor: Negotiating Credibility as a Graduate Teaching Assistant seminar.

Jordan Johnson, master's student, presented "Intra-team Competition within an Intercollegiate Forensic Squad, Should We Foster or Neglect Our Competitive Ambitions?" at the Don't Call Me Doctor: Negotiating Credibility as a Graduate Teaching Assistant seminar.

Adam J. Mason, senior in theatre, presented "Influencing Public Perception of the News: The Question of User-Generated Content and Misattribution."

Levi Smith, master's student, presented "Does More Rehearsal Time Lead to Less Truth-Leakage?"

Tim Steffensmeier, associate professor, presented "100 Years of Interactions: Deliberation within and beyond Communication."