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Three COJO seniors were named College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Graduates. They are Katherine Imig, Kali McCrackin and Kayli Westling.
Professor George Gladney will be in the Republic of Kazakhstan, in the city of Almaty, where Al-Farabi Kazakh National University is located. It has 19,000 students and is one of the oldest and most established universities in Central Asia. He will be there from March 16 through May 5 and will teach at least one course and probably give some additional lectures or workshops. His trip is in conjunction with a cooperative agreement finalized last year between KazNU, as it is known, and UW.
Gladney also had an article titled, "Legacy of fabrication scandals: Better use of veiled sources," published in Newspaper Research Journal.
Dr. Sandy Hsu's article, "The Influence of Vocal Qualities and Confirmation of Nonnative English-Speaking Teachers on Student Receiver Apprehension, Affective Learning, and Cognitive Learning," published in Communication Education, won the top article award of the year for the Communication Apprehension and Competence Division of the National Communication Association.
Dr. Kristen Landreville received funding from The Malcolm Wallop Fund for Conversations on Democracy to study Wyoming residents’ feelings of connection and engagement, media use, and political knowledge. The project was titled “Small Town, Big Election: A Look at New, Alternative, and Emerging Media Sources Used by Rural Residents during the 2012 Presidential Campaign”.
The study took place over the summer at various communities within Wyoming. The focus groups revealed where Wyoming residents learn about politics through media, including how residents use new media for politics. The study also showed how residents use and negotiate information within a rural state during a presidential campaign. A second part to the study will examine how 2012 presidential debates influence young Wyoming voters and how these voters use new media to communicate about the presidential debates. The findings will be reported to a symposium on Nov. 14 that will be held in the Wyoming Union.
Dr. Cindy Price is a fellow for the Advertising Education Foundation's 2012 Visiting Professor Program this summer. "I was one of 16 professors selected out of 78 applicants for the program," she said. "I will spend two weeks at an advertising agency in the United States to learn more about what advertising agencies are doing in this new media era. I will also present a Lunchtime Lecture titled, 'Reaching Your Target: Lessons from the Middle of Nowhere,' which will also be recorded and used online.
"I also was named to the Editorial Board of Electronic News, a journal for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication."
Julianne Friesen, a graduate teaching assistant in the COJO Department, has received a Promoting Intellectual Engagement in the First Year (PIE) award for her efforts teaching freshmen classes.
Professor Michael Brown went to the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Kazakhstan for two weeks. He taught a series of classes and workshops. Brown taught a class about media and society to 20 undergraduate students, a research class for 15 Master’s and Ph.D students, and an academic writing seminar for 20 faculty members.
Dr. Tracey Patton co-authored an article "Re-envisioning Bakhtin's Carnivalesque through America's Next Top Model" in Media Research. Dr. Tracey Patton also co-authored an article "Roles, Rules and Rebellions: Creating the Carnivalesque through Judges' Behaviors on America's Next Top Model" in Communication Studies. Both journal articles were co-authored with Julie Snyder-Yuly of Iowa State University.
COJO faculty members Beau Bingham, Rebecca Roberts, Eileen Gilchrist, Sandy Hsu and Ken Smith attended the Western States Communication Association's annual conference in Albuquerque, N.M., last week. At the conference, Gilchrist was elected vice chair of the Health Communication Interest group. She will be vice chair in 2012-2013 and chair in 2013-2014.
Professor Sandy Hsu published a book review, "R.C. Gardner Motivation and Second Language Acquisition: The Socio-Educational Model" in the Journal of Language and Social Psychology. Professor Gracie Lawson-Borders published "Making the Connection: Digital Media and Intelligent Networking" in the Global Media Journal.
Dr. Gracie Lawson-Borders was recently appointed to the editorial board of the International Journal of Media Management.
Ron Franscell autographs a copy of his latest book for Sarah Skinner's sixth-grade students at Centennial Valley Elementary School.
The annual issue of the COJO Department newsletter features an interview with 1979 journalism graduate Ron Franscell about his latest book, "Delivered from Evil." The newsletter also includes stories on UW/CC lecturer Carol Tarantola's retirement and Professor Frank Millar's battle with cancer, as well as alumni, student and faculty news.