Faculty News Roundup for October 2015

Posted 11-10-2015 by Marti Harvey

Assistant Professor Erika Pribanic-Smith presented a paper titled "Political Papers and Presidential Campaigns in the Republic of Texas, 1836-1844" at the American Journalism Historians Association national convention Oct. 8-10 in Oklahoma City, OK.  The paper will be awarded honorable mention in the Best Faculty Paper competition.  Pribanic-Smith is also presiding over the convention as president of AJHA.

Communication Lecturer LaDonna Aiken will present a paper titled "The Far East Network Okinawa: Fifty Years of Innovation and Influence in Military Broadcasting" at the American Journalism Historians Association national convention Oct. 8-10 in Oklahoma City, OK. Aiken completed the paper in Pribanic-Smith‘s Communication History seminar last fall.

Dr. Charla Markham Shaw will be attending the 13th International Conference on Communication in Healthcare in New Orleans, LA, Oct. 25-27 to oversee the presentation of health communication research by our graduate students. She will also learn more about potential grants and funding sources for the Department of Communication.

Dr. Karishma Chatterjee will also be attending 13th International Conference on Communication in Healthcare in New Orleans, LA, from Oct. 25-27 to present an original research paper titled “Attitudes of Parents Toward Their Sons Receiving HPV Vaccine.”

Communication Lecturer Melanie Mason will present an information session based on a semester project by her Communication Studies 4321, Reader’s Theater class, at the Online Learning Consortium International Conference in Orlando, FL, Oct. 14-16.

Advertising Specialist George Weems and Communication graduate student Kami Vinton will present a paper titled “Ebola in Dallas: Setting an Agenda of Fear at Home and Beyond” at the Southwest Education Council for Journalism and Mass Communication symposium Nov. 6-7 at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.

Communication Graphics Specialist Roby McEuen was selected Cowtown Cruisin' for a Cure’s  Outstanding Board Member for 2015 for his contribution of advertising, graphic design and social media coordination to promote the 14th Annual Cowtown Cruisin' for a Cure Car Show on Sept. 19.

Dr. Tom Christie and Dr. Andrew Clark will present a paper titled "Terror from the Skies: The Propaganda of Aerial Warfare in the Emerging Mass Media of the First World War" at the Southwest Education Council for Journalism and Mass Communication Symposium Nov. 6-7 at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.

Communication Lecturer Stacy Salmon presented “How to Put a Presentation Together” and “How to be Less Nervous During Presentations” to TRIO on Oct. 7.

Broadcast Communication Lecturer Julian Rodriguez traveled with ten students to the NAHJ Excellence in Journalism conference in Orlando, FL, Sept. 18-20. While there, Rodriguez worked to develop partnerships with media companies including CNN, NBC, Universal, Univision, Telemundo, CBS, ABC, ESPN, Fox, and more.