Communication - 2009 News Archive

December 2009

Publications and Papers

Adolphson, J. V. (2009, November). In Christ's persona: The rhetoric of Christian heavy metal. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Allen, M., Tenzek, K., Kim, J., Timmerman, L., Jones, S., Donohue, W., Ryan, D., Mitchell, M., & Griffin, A. (2009, November). The relationship between religion and the adolescent decision to use drugs. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Allen, M., Turkiewicz, K., Dolan, J., Grimes, D., & Hample, J. (2009, November). Adolescent decisionmaking about substance use: A meta-analysis of the influence of school activities. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

Braman, S. (2009, October). Anti-terrorism laws and Internet use. Paper presented to the Society for the Study of Science and Technology, Washington, DC.

Braman, S. (2009, November). Network design as social policy. Paper presented to the Association for the Study of Information Science and Technology, Vancouver.

Braman, S. (2009, November). The interpenetration of technical and legal decision-making for the Internet. Paper presented to the National Communication Association, Chicago.

Burrell, N., Gill, R., Timmerman, L., & Allen, M. (2009, November). Victim Offender mediation: A meta-analysis. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

Fonner, K. L. (2009, November). Internships: A preview to the working world. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Chicago, IL.

Harness, L. (2009, November). The Scrapbook of My Life: Analyzing the Rhetoric of Camera Technology. Paper Presented at the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Harris, L. (2009, November). Gender, Law, and Public Spectacle: Rhetorically Constituting the Divorced Woman in the 1860s Popular Divorce Trials. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Johnson, M., & Timmerman, L., (2009, November). Communicative responses to jealousy: The effect of antecedential factors in romantic relationships. Presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Division of Interpersonal Communication, Chicago, IL.

Johnson, M. (2009, November). The E generation: An examination of how coordinated Internet technologies are reshaping political engagement. Presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Division of the American Association for Rhetoric of Science and Technology, Chicago, IL.

Kartch, F. (2009, November). "Live from New York its"... Parody and the Female Political Candidate. Paper submitted to the Conference of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Keyton, J., Meyers, R. A., & Beck, S. (2009, November). Interaction analysis. Short course presented at the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Kim, J. (2009, November). Cultural differences in conflict management styles in South Korea and U.S. organizations. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Kim, J., Lim, T., Dindia, K., & Burrell, N. (2009, November). Reframing the cultural differences between the East and the West. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Lehmann, M., Meyers, R. A., Kauffeld, S., & Lehmann-Willenbrock, N. (2009, November). Transforming negative communication in German decision-making teams: An examination of reflexivity training. Paper presented to the Group Communication Division, National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Lim, T., & Kim, J. (2009, November). Individualism-collectivism, holism, and cognitive relativism: Overcoming the problem of construct under-specification in intercultural communication research. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL .

Meyers, R. A. (2009, November). A celebration of the career achievement of Dennis Gouran. Panel presentation to the Group Communication Division, National Communication Association, Chicago.

Meyers, R. A. (2009, November). The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Communication: Stability and change from our early beginnings to five years out. Panel presentation to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Initiative, National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Olson, K. M. (2009, November). "My opinion has not changed": President Bush's rhetoric of character in publicly framing the November 2007 National Intelligence Estimate that disconfirmed his position on Iran. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Olson, K. M. (2009, November). Women and a rhetorical leadership program: Nurturing creative women leaders for many spheres. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Peterson, J. L. (2009). You have to be positive: The social support process of a support group for men with HIV. Communication Studies, 60, 526-541.

Peterson, J. L. (2009, November). Hide & Seek: the Support Experiences of Women Living with HIV. On Public Health symposium conducted by the School of Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Song, H., Kim, J., Tenzek, K. E., & Lee, K.M. (2009, November). The effects of competition on intrinsic motivation in exergames and the conditional indirect effects of presence. Paper presented at the 12th Annual International Workshop on Presence. Los Angeles, CA.

Song, H. (2009, November). The effect of acculturation on health disparities among Latino immigrants: A bi-dimensional acculturation model. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Turkiewicz, K. L. (2009). [Review of the book Made to break: Technology and obsolescence in America ]. Rhetoric and Public Affairs, 12, 482-484.

Turkiewicz, K. L. (2009, November). The effectiveness of environmental mediation: A meta-analytic approach. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, IL. (Top Student Paper, Peace and Conflict Communication Division, National Communication Association).

Turkiewicz, K. L. (2009, November). Verizon Wireless Chaperone Service: Discourses of parenting in the digital age. "Empowerment, Engagement, and Guardianship: Analyzing Influential Societal Rhetoric about Technology." Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

Wilgus, J., Pucci, S.L., Omachinski, K., & Hetland, L. (2009, November). Careers across the map: Teaching English abroad. Presentation for International Education Week at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI.

Willems-Solc, R. (2009, November). Computer Mediated Communication's Influence on the Public Sphere: Autism-Immunization Debate Case Study. Paper presented to the Conference of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Items of Interest

Brittany (Rugotska) Peterson was hired by Ohio University as an assistant professor to start next fall.

Trung Tieu has been appointed Co-Chair of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce's Corporate Advisory Council. The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is the exclusive certifying body for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. In his role as Corporate Advisory Council Co-Chair, Trung will lead strategic and tactical planning for the corporate members in regard to the growth of their respective LGBT suppliers and their leveraging of local LGBT Chambers of Commerce.

The food drive organized in the department by the graduate teaching assistants in the basic course netted a total of 562 nonperishable items. The items were donated to Feed America. Falon Kartch and Jeremy Adolphson both thank everyone for participating.

November 2009

Publications and Papers

Braman, S. (2009, October). Epistemology, technology, and culture. Presented at the Technologies of Culture/Cultures of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

Braman, S. (2009, October). Network design as social policy. Presented to the Association of Internet Researchers, Milwaukee.

Braman, S. (2009, October). Internet policy: Current trends and the research agenda. Presented to the Association of Internet Researchers, Milwaukee.

Braman, S. (2009, October). Emerging information and communication policy issues. Lecture presented to Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.

Buckley, T. (October, 2009). Rhetorical Modernism: Art and the End of Rhetoric. Presented to the Colloquium on Modern Rhetoric, Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN.

Cornell-Swanson, L., Chick, N., Ewens, J., & Meyers, R. (2009, October). Doing SoTL system(atically): The role of centralized faculty development and distributed leadership . Presentation to the International Society of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Bloomington, IN.

Fonner, K. L., & Timmerman, C. E. (2009). Organizational newc(cust)omers: Applying organizational newcomer assimilation concepts to customer information seeking and service outcomes. Management Communication Quarterly, 23, 244-271.

Gattoni, A., & Kim, J. (2009, October). Relational communication in organizational work groups: Impact on decision making interaction. Paper presented Organizational Communication Mini Conference, Evanston, IL.

Gattoni, A., Omachinski, K., Meyers, R. A., MacKenzie, J., McKerlie, R., & Morrow, L. (2009, October). UK and US efforts to support engagement with SoTL online: Increased efficacy and collaboration. Presentation at the International Society of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Bloomington, IN.

Johnson, M., (2009, October). Democracy and the internet: An analysis of the use of the technology to promote political activism. Presented at the Association of Internet Research, Milwaukee.

Keith, W. (2009, October). Rhetoric and Modernity. Presented to the Colloquium on Modern Rhetoric, Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN.

Kornetsky, L., Meyers, R., & Chick, N. (2009, October). Integrative learning outcomes in five disciplines. Poster presented at the International Society of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Bloomington, IN.

Meyers, R., & Kornetsky, L. (2009, October). Building the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning systemwide . Presentation to the International Society of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Bloomington, IN.

Meyers, R. A., & Lazarides, K. (2009, October). Threshold Concepts and the teaching and learning of diversity. Workshop for UW system faculty, Madison, WI.

Meyers, R. A., Winkler, E., & Dvorak, L. (2009, October). Investigating Threshold Concepts and Troublesome Knowledge in three disciplines: Why do/don't students "get it"? Featured presentation at the International Society of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Bloomington, IN.

Omachinski, K. (2009). Signs, roles and boundaries: Mental health issues with international and study abroad students. Presented at the National Association for International Educators Region V Conference in Milwaukee, WI.

Omachinski, K. (2009). Social Security numbers and DMV issues for international students. Session chair at the National Association for International Educators Region V Conference in Milwaukee, WI.

Stache, L. (2009, October). Evaluating Identity and Autonomy of the Virtual Worker. Paper presented Organizational Communication Mini Conference, Evanston, IL.

Items of Interest

Joelle Kwiatkowski and Andrew Klevay were married on October 10th in Milwaukee.

Emily Lenard and Chase Kammerer were married August 22, 2009 in Joliet, IL. They reside in Milwaukee.

Nancy Burrell participated in a panel discussion about "Teaching the Basic Course" at the Wisconsin Communication Association, Stevens Point on Friday, October 9th. The panel was attended by junior college and high school instructors interested in preparing their students for succeeding at four year institutions.

Sandra Braman served as a faculty mentor for the Pre-conference Doctoral Colloquium, Association of Internet Researchers, Milwaukee.

Sandra Braman consulted with Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, regarding curriculum design for communication law and policy.

James Draeger Published an op-ed in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel last July - http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/50497487.html

Kim Omachinski served as the NAFSA (National Association for International Educators) Region V Conference planner for the 2009 conference in Milwaukee.

Jennifer Skjellum was featured in Humboldt Magazine

Brian Rothgery has been in the media on health care issues recently

Fox 11 TV Green Bay (October 7, 2009) Protesters Declare UnitedHealthCare Headquarters a Crime Scene (includes video) http://www.fox11online.com/dpp/news/local_wluk_howard_health_insurance_protest_100720092100_rev1

"Dozens march through downtown Milwaukee to support health care reform" http://www.fox6now.com/videobeta/watch/?watch=a43f4c21-4aaf-4ba3-b039-39ae09f5b182&cat=8e52a86f-7a8c-4ef1-8c0c-5d9044cf64b9&src=front&title=Dozens%20march%20through%20downtown%20Milwaukee%20to%20support%20health%20care%20reform

Wisconsin Public Radio's Joy Cardin show dealing with health care reform. http://www.wpr.org/cardin/index.cfm?strDirection=Prev&dteShowDate=2009-09-30%2007%3A00%3A00

NBC TV 26 Green Bay (October 7, 2009) Healthcare Crimes? (includes video) http://www.nbc26.com/Global/category.asp?C=171398&nav=menu1454_5

Green Bay Press Gazette (October 8, 2009) Big Insurance: Sick of It Campaign Targets United Healthcare in Green Bay http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20091008/GPG0101/910080567/1978

October 2009

Communication Students Earning Degrees - 2009

Majors

Jamie Marie Abstetar, Magna Cum Laude Emily Marie Laabs
Rebecca Lesley Adams Lauren Brittany Lanza
Jonathan Robert Balzer Sarah Nicole Lesky, Magna Cum Laude
Kristen P. Baneck, Cum Laude, Honors in the Major Jarahn Sheldon Leveston
Lara N. Brendemihl Chenoa Spring Linnemeier
Jeremy Thomas Brinker Eric John Litsheim
Ashley Ann Bryson April M. Luderus-Green
Jennifer Elaine Cotter, Magna Cum Laude, Honors in the Major Lauren Ashley Moll
Ginette Anne Counselman Eric John Nabak
Cassandra Lynn Dobson Tyler Jon Neuenfeldt
Matthew Daniel Drezdzon Sarah Lynn Newman
Nicole Rochelle Eimer, Summa Cum Laude, Honors in the Major Wenzhen Ni
Megan Leigh Francaviglia, Cum Laude Danielle Christine Ochs
Matthew John Franszczak Rachel Pavelko
Emily J. Franz David Stuart Peplinksi
Erik Benjamin Freeman Lara Kimberly Perrone
Johanna Irene Fronek Sean Phillip Perry
Clare Rose Gajkowski Laura Susan Piper
Tatiana C. Giannakopoulos Joel Curtis Potter, Cum Laude
Sarah Marie Glaser, Summa Cum Laude, Honors in the Major Melissa S. Reindl
Brooks Bradford Graff Andrew William Richter
Bridget Kathleen Growney Jordan Elise Roberts
Steven W. Guns Megan Leigh Rogers
Maida Joy Hanson, Cum Laude Kristen Theresa Ryan
Mary Elizabeth Heller Michael J. Scanlan, Cum Laude, Honors in the Major
Matthew Thomas Holzhueter Chad Michael Scheffler
Henry Hong Noah James Smith
Kerry A. Howard, Magna Cum Laude Ryan Michael Stone
Jonathan Andrew Huibregtse Michaela R. Suter-Kompas
Sahan Jayasuriya John Andrew Trotter
Megan Ellen Jones Kaley Ann Turnoth
Hannah Marie Jozwiak, Magna Cum Laude Tana L. Tyler
Clayton Alexander Keenan Kevin Michael Veldre
Ryan Jeffrey Knapp David Klark Venema
Ryan Sean Knop Stacy L. Waltz
Elizabeth Anne Koerten Matthew Jams Wehner
Catherine Rose Koshick Tiffany Leigh West
Kimberly Ann Koszuta Megan Monday Whitlock
Matthew Edward Krause, Honors in the Major Tyler Lee Woller
Amber A. Krueger Shea Garrick Zastrow
Annette Krznarich, Honors in the Major Emily Marie Zielke, Magna Cum Laude

Minors

Veronica Louise Bartos Sean James McPherson
Ashley Ann Boetcher Marissa Elizabeth Miller, Cum Laude
Daniel Phillip Carpenter II Kayla Rae Pierce
Adam Carl Fermanich Abbey Marie Rusch, Magna Cum Laude
Daniel James Gerszewski Stephanie Marie Salazar
Joseph Alan Hager Clarice J. Schlieve
Michael Thomas Kuenzi Monica Marie Sixtos
Daniel Jonathan Lozoff, Summa Cum Laude Michael J. Sopko, Cum Laude
Chelsey Rose McCluskey, Summa Cum Laude Nalissa Louise Wienke

Publications and Papers

Ricigliano, R. (2009, September 27). The Larger Force Needed: The Afghan People. Editorial published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Ricigliano, R. (2009, September). Whole of Community Approaches to Peacebuilding. Presentation at the Alliance for Peacebuilding Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Tenzek, K. (2009, October). Virtual technology: telemedicine in a digital culture, paper presented at Midwest Popular Culture Association Convention, Detroit, MI.

Items of Interest

Mike Bernhagen and Terry Kaldhusdal were interviewed about a documentary they are completing. The interview appears in 9/11/09 Watertown (WI) Daily Times: http://www.wdtimes.com/articles/2009/09/11/news/news3.txt

Sandra Braman was interviewed about privacy and cellphones on a broadcast by Fox6 News, September 24, 2009.

Jim Draeger, graduate of the Master’s program and the Rhetorical Leadership Certificate, is Director of Peace Action Wisconsin. He was recently quoted in a Texas newspaper regarding PAW's campaign to compel the state to bring the National Guard home from Iraq: http://www.star-telegram.com/804/story/1623872.html

Brian Rothgery, graduate of the Master’s program with the Rhetorical Leaderhip Certificate, works for Citizen Action of Wisconsin, particularly with advocacy for health care reform through Health Care for America Now (HCAN) campaign. The Huffington Post recently quoted Brian in an article on the abusive practices of health insurers: http://www.alternet.org/healthwellness/142809/citizens_confront_wellpoint:_giant_insurer_a_poster-child_for_abusive_practices/?page=entire

September 2009

Publications and Papers

Atherton, J. A., Hadfield, P. C., & Meyers, R. A. (2009, June). Risky teaching, safe learning? Presentation to the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Frederichton, Canada.

Braman, S. (2009, August). Diversity: Content, viewpoint, inference. Paper delivered at the Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Convention, Boston.

Braman, S. (2009). Review of Governing Global Networks: International Perspectives on Policy and Power, Journal of the American Society of Information Science and Technology, 60(8), 1720-1721.

Braman, S. (2007/2009). Change of state: Information, policy, and power. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Republication in paperback.

Kauffeld, S., & Meyers, R. A. (2009). Complaint and solution-oriented circles: Interaction patterns in work group discussions. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 18, 267-294.

Pederson, J., Hebl, M., Meyers, R. A., Kauffeld, S., & Lehmann-Willenbrock, N. (2009, July). Humor and complaints: Impact on decision-making interaction. Paper presented at the INGRoup conference, Colorado Springs, CO.

Seibold, D. R., Meyers, R. A., & Shoham, M. D. (2009). Social influence in groups and organizations. In C. R. Berger, M. E. Roloff, & D. Roskos-Ewoldsen (Eds.), Handbook of communication science (2nd ed., pp. 237-254). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Items of Interest

Trung Tieu recently received the Harvey Russell Award, PepsiCo's highest award for Diversity and Inclusion for his leadership within the GLBT Employee Resource Group. In addition he has helped PepsiCo garner the Out and Equal Outie Award for Workplace Excellence. Trung currently serves on Corporate Advisory Council of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. You can email hum at: Trung_T_Tieu@quakeroats.com.

Adolpho Garcia is organizing a half-day conference around the celebration of Conflict Resolution Day (http://www.acrnet.org/crday/), October 15th. The conference will also serve as a springboard for the development of a mediation center at UW-Green Bay where he is a faculty member. Faculty and graduate students are invited to attend and help with the establishment of the center. Dr. Garcia can be contacted at: garciaa@uwgb.edu.

Lisa Apmann accepted the position of Administrator of Continuing Education at the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP). The foundation she says provides a wonderful working environment. Lisa can be emailed at lisa.apmann@gmail.com.

Kyle and Kimberly Kulovitz are the proud (and very tired) parents of Lucas Garry Kulovitz. Lucas was born a healthy 6 pounds 14 ounces on July 15th at the Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha. Kimberly can be emailed at kulovitz@uwm.edu.

August 2009

Publications and Presentations

Harris, L., & Smith, K. (2009, July). Feminists for Life and the use of Appropriational Argument in the Abortion Controversy. Paper presented at the NCA/AFA Summer Conference on Argumentation in Alta, Utah.

Pederson, J., Tkachuk, H., & Allen, M. (2008). How perceived situational frequency and situational importance affect communication apprehension: A cross cultural analysis. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 37, 189-198.

Peterson, J. L. (2009). Spirituality provides meaning and social support for women living with HIV. In Brashers, D.E., & Goldsmith, D. J. (Eds.). Communication in the management of health and illness (pp. 254-279). New York: Routledge.

Willems-Solc, R. (2009, August). Wangari Maathai and the Green Belt Movement: A Case Study on Constituting a Community. Paper presented at the NCA/AFA Summer Conference on Argumentation in Alta, Utah.

Of Interest

Bill Keith and Kathryn Olson attended the "Engaging Departments Institute," concerning general education and departmental assessment, sponsored by the American Association of Colleges and Universities in Philadelphia, PA, July 8-12. They were part of College of L&S team that learned about federal mandates and national models for student learning assessment and gathered materials that might be used in our assessment process.

Pi-Ching Chang is currently serving for the Columbia Consulting Company in Taiwan as a "Language Consultant." I am teaching adult English in a small group in an entirely English speaking environment. This company is one of the biggest English institutions in Taichung and I am now currently working with many experienced consultants from different places all over the world. Pi-Ching's new email address is: chanelbg@gmail.com.

Mike Bernhagen (M.A., '91) is collaborating with Terry Kaldhusdal of House in a Cold Valley Productions (Oconomowoc) to create a locally produced documentary on death and dying. The vision for the film is to interview national experts, local physicians, terminally ill patients and their families, payors, clergy, hospice, nursing home, assisted living and hospital workers and weave their stories together in such a way that it provides the viewer with a 360 degree perspective on how death and dying in the U.S. has changed over the past few decades and some of the challenges that this change has produced for all parties involved.

Rob Rigcigliano as a follow-on to the work with USAID in Cambodia, did some consulting and training for a USAID assessment team going to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau and received an "Ambassador's Certificate of Appreciation" from The US Ambassador in Cambodia, Carol Rodley.

Kathryn Olson was awarded a Reaching At-Risk Students mini-grant from the UW System Office of Professional and Instructional Development.

Evelyn Ang took the on-line class taught by Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar from the University of Pennsylvania, called "Foundations of Positive Psychology." She is writing a curriculum module entitled, "Keys to Resilency" to accompany the film "Trouble the Waters", coordinated by Dr. Cheryl Ajirotutu, UWM Anthropology. She joined a working group for the Violence Prevention Initiative, affiliated with the Medical College of Wisconsin. The group she is working with is called the "Community-Academic Capacity Building".

July 2009

Publications and Presentations

Allen, M., Titsworth, S., & Hunt, S.K. (2009). Quantitative research in communication. Los Angeles: Sage.

Of Interest

William Keith gave the keynote address "Intercollegiate Debate: A New Golden Age?" at the National Developmental Debate Conference at Wake Forest University on June 5. His paper will appear in a forthcoming volume on new directions for debate in the 21st century.

Evelyn Ang conducted a community training the "Peacemakers' Circle: Community Building Tool," a half-day workshop entitled "Active Communication" at Children's Outing Association (COA) for 30 youth workers and staff, as part of their summer staff orientation, and is headed to Hawaii hoping to observe/participate in a Native Hawaiian community Ho'oponopono (Restorative Justice process).

Susan Szmania is taking a position as a political officer with the U.S. State Department at the Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden. Her new email address is: sszmania@mac.com

Tyler Buckley attended the Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute Seminar "Visual Rhetoric: Photojournalism and Public Culture," run by Robert Hariman and John Louis Lucaites held at The Pennsylvania State University in June.

Matthew Hebl will be teaching next year at Seoul National University of Technology, his new email address is mjhebl@gmail.com

June 2009

Departmental Awards Ceremony

Undergraduate Awards

Melvin H. Miller Award for Highest GPA in Communication Major
Morgan Lee Foley

Randy and Joanne Parlee Scholarship
Mary Elizabeth Anderson
Alyssa Renee Fitzgerald

Honors in the Major
Morgan Lee Foley
Elizabeth Rankin
Lindsey Rae Schaaf

Central States Undergraduate Honors Research Conference
Alyssa Renee Fitzgerald

Phi Beta Kappa
Jennifer Elaine Cotter

Lambda Pi Eta
Jamie Marie Abstetar
Kristine Mary Bogdanovich
Tamara Jo Branam
Jennifer Elaine Cotter
Nicole Rochelle Eimer
Sarah Marie Glaser
Carmen Michael Haak
Megan Ellen Jones
Ryan Sean Knop
Matthew Edward Krause
Shannon Katelyn Lehnerz
Brittany Ann Mallas
Rebecca Ann Murphy
Rachel Anne Pavelko
Patricia Mary Quinlan
Bradley John Sagadin
Semra Jo Schneider
Ashley A. Seifert
Michaela R. Suter-Kompas
Kristin Ann Wood

Graduate Awards

MA Mel Miller Award for Highest GPA
Joshua Pederson
Xuan Zhao

Department of Communication GPA Award
Anna Antos
Kimberly Kulovitz
Deborah Pincon

MA Mel Miller Award for Teaching
Kimberly Kulovitz

International Communication Award for Teaching
Anna Antos

Department of Communication Teaching Award
Joshua Pederson
Deborah Pincon

MA Mel Miller Award for Research
Xuan Zhao

MA Mel Miller Award for Service
Joshua Pederson

PhD Mel Miller Award for Research
Tyler Buckley
Malynnda Johnson
Katie LaPlant Turkiewicz

PhD Mel Miller Award for Service
Jihyun Kim
Melissa Maier

Published and Presented Works

Braman, S. (2009). Tactical memory: The politics of openness in the construction of memory. In Robin Mansell (Ed.), Information society:Critical concepts in sociology, Vol. IV: Everyday life, pp. 412-432. London: Routledge. The chapter is a republication of a peer reviewed journal article that first appeared in First Monday, 11(7), firstmonday.org/issue11_7/braman/index.html.

Braman, S. (2009) New Media Law and Policy, Unit 80, Postgraduate Programmes in Media and Communications (Distance Learning). Department of Media and Communication, University of Leicester, United Kingdom.

Braman, S. (2009). Globalizing media law and policy. In D. Thussu (Ed.), Internationalizing media studies (pp. 93-115). London: Routledge.

Braman, S. (2009, May). Globalizing media law and policy. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Convention, Chicago.

Braman, S. (2009, May). Internet RFCs as social policy: Network design from a regulatory perspective. Paper presented at the International Communication AssociationConvention, Chicago.

Meyers, R.A. (2009). Millennial workers: Communication between the generations (Mitabeiter im neuen Millennium-Kommunikation zwischen den Generationen). In G. Richers (Ed.), Generationen gemeinsam in Betrieb (pp. 201-220). Bielefeld, Germany: W. Beterelsman Verlag.

Meyers, R.A., & Seibold, D.R. (2009). Making foundational assumptions transparent: Framing the discussion about communication and influence. Human Communication Research, 35, 286-295.

Items of Note

Elizabeth Babin is now Dr. Babin having successfully defended her dissertation at Arizona State University. In the fall she will start a position at Cleveland State University.

Robert Ricigliano, acting as a consultant to the U.S. Agency for International Development, helped to facilitate the first field test of an Inter-agency (USAID, Department of State, Department of Defense) Conflict Assessment instrument in Cambodia in March. The inter-agency team did field interviews with over 400 people, mostly Cambodians, and presented their findings to the U.S. Ambassador in Phnom Penh.

Sandra Braman will be serving as Visiting Professor and FIRST Scholar at the University of Colorado, Boulder from June 1st to July 2nd

Leslie Harris received a Graduate Research Committee Award to fund research on public debates about marriage in the 19th century. She will be traveling to Salt Lake City this summer to do archival research on polygamy. Ph.D. student Tyler Buckley will be a project assistant over the summer.

Leslie Harris received a Faculty Arts and Humanities Travel Award to attend the Alta Argumentation conference sponsored by the National Communication Assoociation and the American Forensic Association.

Jack Johnson, Kathryn Dindia, John Jordan, Leslie Harris, and Haeyong Song were selected as Center Scholars in Teaching and Learning for 2009-10.

Muge Haseki will be attending the doctoral program in Communication at Rutgers University where she will be a graduate teaching assistant.

Leah LeFebvre will begin the doctoral program in Communication at the University of Texas in the fall and has been awarded a teaching assistantship.

Karen Hutchins will begin the doctoral program in Environmental Communication at Maine University this fall.

Kim Omachinski has been elected to serve on the Academic Staff Codification Committee at UW-Milwaukee.

Joshua Pederson will be attending the doctoral program in Communication at University of Iowa where he will be a graduate teaching assistant.

Xuan Zhao will be attending the doctoral program in Human Computer Interaction at Cornell University where she will be a graduate teaching assistant.

Sandra Braman at the International Communication Association Convention in Chicago, chaired a panel titlted "Public Policy, Public Intellectuals", and served as respondent for the panel on "Emerging News Practices".

May 2009

Published and Presented Works

Allen, M. (2009). An examination of the nature and cultural expectations of a communication event. Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association Convention, St. Louis, MO.

Allen, M. (2009). The challenges of publishing for the perspective of an editor. Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association Convention, St. Louis, MO.

Allen, M. (2009). What to do after tenure? Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association Convention, St. Louis, MO.

Allen, M. (2009). The connection and clash between communication theory and health communication research. Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association Convention, St. Louis, MO.

Ang, E., & Burrell, N. (2009, April) Conducted the workshop "Ladder of Inference for Conflict Management" at the Wisconsin Association of Mediators in Madison, Kelly Tenzek, Amanda Stevens, Melissa Maier, and Lindsey Harness attended the conference.

Braman, S. (2009). Anthropophagy in the representational economy: The emerging global information regime. Keynote paper presented at the Information, Power, and Politics: New Technological and Institutional Mediations conference, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Braman, S. (2009). Epistemological challenges for research in the digital environment. Keynote paper presented at the Researching Social Media Conference, University of Udine, Italy.

Braman, S. (2009). Mediating the public through policy. Invited paper to the Researching Social Media, University of Udine, Italy.

Fonner, K.L., & Roloff, M.E. (2008). Developing the pre-employment schema: The significance of information about the workplace and emotional support from friends and family. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 16, 212-231.

Maier, M. (2009). Relational transgressions in romantic relationships: How individuals negotiation with revelation and concealment of transgression information within the social network. Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association Annual Conference, St. Louis.

Meyers, R. (2009, April). Conducted workshop entitled "Threshold concepts and diversity" at the Office of Professional and Instructional Development Teaching and Learning Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

Meyers, R., Hebl, M., Pederson, J., Hill, R., Kauffel, S., & Willenbrock, N.L. (2009, May). Exploring the sequential nature of humor in task groups. Paper presented at the International Communication Association conference, Chicago, IL.

Olson, K.M. (2007). Rhetorical Leadership and Transferable Lessons for Successful Social Advocacy in Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth. Argumentation and Advocacy, 44, 90-109.

Olson, K.M. (2009). Assessing student learning and perceptions in an upper-level general education requirement (GER) argumentation course based on comparisons of performance and self-evaluations of communication majors and non-majors. In C. Schroeder (Ed.), From Speculation to Evidence: Examining Student Learning and Perceptions in General Education Courses (pp. 33-46). Milwaukee: Center for Instructional and Professional Development, UW-Milwaukee.

Items of Note

Bonnie Halvorsen has been named a "Woman of Influence" by the Milwaukee Business Journal and has been named, "Member of the Year" by the Wisconsin Public Health Association.

Renee Meyers received a UWM Research Growth Incentive (RGI) grant of $90,000 for the upcoming 2009-10 year to work on building a Group Data Archival and Retrieval system called GroupBank. She will be working with Elizabeth Buchanan from UWM's School of Information Studies. The GroupBank will be an interdisciplinary repository for group-related materials including transcripts of group interactions, group data, measurement instruments, possibly videotapes and audiotapes of group discussions, and anything else related to group research and education. The design permits anyone wanting to do research on, or teach about, groups easy access to resources.

Tyler Buckley and William Keith attended a conference at Northwestern University entitled "Possibility and Paradox: On Rhetoric and Political Theory," co-sponsored by Northwestern University's Center for Global Culture and Communication and the International Conference for the Study of Political Thought.

Adolpho Garcia and his wife announce the healthy and happy birth of their second son, "Enrique." Dr. Garcia is a faculty member at UW-Green Bay in the Department of Communication where his wife is a tenured member of the Fine Arts Department.

Bill Keith and Kathryn Olson are part of a six-person UWM team that will attend the Engaging Departments Institute in Philadelphia for a week in July. The goal is to improve General Education and assessment of liberal learning.

Kathryn Olson will attend the Reaching At-Risk Students Workshop organized by the UW System's Office of Instructional and Professional Development and held at UW-Marathon in June. She hopes to become better equipped to assist students from the Milwaukee Debate League.

Evelyn Ang served as a judge for the Project Citizen (8th grade) competition, a program of the Center for Civic Education, at the Hmong-American Peace Academy in April.

Evelyn Ang is conducting a half-day workshop in conflict and teambuilding for youth workers at COA.

Sandra Braman was a respondent to panel on Information and the reconfiguration of geopolitics and geoeconomics, conference on Information, Power, and Politics: New Technological and Institutional Mediations, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Sandra Braman brought to a conclusion a series of four half-day seminars on information policy, politics, and power, co-sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Brazil and by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Topics included: "Information and Politics: Paradigmatic Changes in the Contemporary Research Field," "Information Policy and the Information Regime: Critical Review of Analytical Frameworks and Concepts," "Research Methods for Information Policy," and "Making Use of Information Policy Analysis." Professor Braman has been serving as Visiting Professor at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro during March and April of 2009.

April 2009

Published Works

Lim, T., Allen, M., Burrell, N., & Kim, S. (2008). Differences in cognitive relativity between Americans' and Koreans' assessments of self. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 37, 105-118.

Nerone, J., Berry, W.E., Braman, S., Christians, C., Guback, T.G., Heille, S.J., Liebovich, L.W., & Rotzoll, K.B. (1995). Last rights: Revisiting four theories of the press. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press. Translated into Chinese and republished by Shantou University Press, 2008.

Olson, K.M. (2009). Assessing student learning and perceptions in an upper-level general education requirement argumentation course. International Journal for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 3.

Olson, K.M. (2009). Rethinking loci communes and Burkean transcendence: Rhetorical leadership while contesting change in takeover struggle between AirTran and Midwest Airlines. Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 23, 28-60.

Items of Note

Professor Sandra Braman will be Visiting Professor at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during March and April of 2009. The sponsoring unit at Federal University is associated with the Ministry of Science and Technology of Brazil. Braman will deliver a seminar on international information policy for policy-makers and scholars.

Professor Kathryn Olson was interviewed regarding President Obama's Inaugural Address by Mitch Tech for WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio on January 20th for the "Lake Effect" Program. The Department hosted two Milwaukee Debate League High School Tournaments on January 24th and February 21st. Volunteers from the Communication Department's graduate students, undergraduates, and faculty were instrumental to the tournament's operation and related student assessments.

Professor Susan Zaeske from UW-Madison delivered a lecture entitled, "From Ashes to Agency: Trading places in Rose Schneiderman's 'Triangle Fire Speech.'"