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K-State Today

August 15, 2017



A.Q. Miller faculty active at annual AEJMC conference

By Jean Folkerts

A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications faculty presented papers, led workshops and served on committees at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, or AEJMC, Aug. 9-12, in Chicago, Illinois.

As a panelist for a Teaching Panel Session, Raluca Cozma, associate professor, focused on student interaction in an online course. She also presented a paper titled "Interest in Foreign Policy and Foreign News during Presidential Elections."

Jean Folkerts, interim director and professor, was a panelist and breakout session leader for the Lillian Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication leadership seminar on "Women Faculty Moving Forward: Breaking the Barriers." The workshop was cosponsored by the Commission on the Status of Women and the AEJMC Council of Affiliates.

Nancy Muturi, professor, presented a paper, "An Examination of Perceived Risk for Alcohol Abuse in the Context of HIV and AIDS Among Young Adults in Kenya."

Birgit Wassmuth, professor, completed a term as Kansas State Program Representative on the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication Executive Committee. The association is composed of journalism administrators and conducts its annual meeting in conjunction with journalism education association.

Xiaochen "Angela" Zhang, assistant professor, and Jonathan Borden, instructor, presented a paper, "The Effects of Behavioral Recommendations in Crisis Response and Crisis Threat on Stakeholders' Behavioral Intention Outcomes." Zhang also presented a paper titled "Issues Management as a Proactive Approach to Crisis Communication: Publics' Cognitive Dissonance in Times of Issue-Related Crises."

Folkerts and Louise Benjamin, associate dean and professor, hosted a reception for K-State alumni and friends.