Communication News and Events

November 2011

Awards

Renee A. Meyers received the Distinguished Award for a Special Issue Journal, National Communication Association Applied Communication Division. Journal issue co-edited with Joseph Bonito, University of Arizona.

Rebecca Mullane and Rachel Gonnering’s paper was selected as the Top Student Paper for the Training and Development Division, National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Kimberly Smith’s paper was selected as a Top Four Student Paper in the Applied Communication Division, National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Elaine Wong’s paper was selected as a Top Four Paper in the Peace and Conflict Communication Division, National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

(Top papers are denoted with an asterisk below)

Publications and Presentations

Allen, M. (2011, November). Scholars’ hours conversation. Panel participant on research and scholarship in the discipline, National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Allen, M., Shoji, K., Dilbeck, K., England, N., Herrman, A.R.., Kartch, F., Kim, J., Kulovitz, K. L., Lau, A., Maier, M. A., May, A., McNallie, J., & Omori, K. (2011, November). Test of a causal model for sexual harassment using data from a meta-analysis. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Beerman, R. J. (2011, November). Which bodies get to play? Using community values to resolve community/individual tensions in international sport. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Bonito, J. A., & Meyers, R. A. (2011, November). Majority/minority status, functional communication, and preference change: A multi-level analysis of group decision-making interaction. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Braman, S. (2011, October). Designing a research agenda. Presented to MIT, Cambridge, MA.

Braman, S. (2011, October). Frames, fractures, and skins: Internet design as social policy. Presented to MIT, Cambridge, MA.

Braman, S. (2011, October). How should libraries relate to the government? Presented to the Wisconsin Library Association, Milwaukee, WI.

Braman, S. (2011, October). Surveillance and privacy. Presented to the MIT Communication Forum, Cambridge, MA.

Braman, S. (2011, November). The framing years: Policy fundamentals in Internet design, 1969-1979. Presented to the Center for Information Policy Research, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI.

Braman, S. (2011, November). The framing years: Policy fundamentals in Internet design, 1969-1979. Presented to the University of Maryland, November, College Park, MD.

Sandra Braman participated in an invitation-only workshop on the governance of social media at Georgetown University, Washington DC (2011, November).

Chick, N., Meyers, R.A., Lazarides, K., & Cornell-Swanson, L. (2011, October). Wisconsin’s Writers Cooperative. Presentation to the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Milwaukee, WI.

Cramer, E. M. (2011, November). Giving voice to spiritual needs: Addressing patient spirituality when breaking bad news. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Davidson, R. M., Deering, E., Anderson, L. B., Bankert-Countryman, J. E., Foss, K. A., Hunt, S. K., Stache, L. C., & Darling, A. (2011, November). Speaking about the Basic Course: How student voice is constructed and expressed. Panel presented at the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Harness, L. (2011, November). Preserving voice through protest signs: A rhetorical analysis of the Wisconsin debate’s visual rhetoric. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Harris, L. J. (2011, November). Free love and radical maternalism. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Herrman, A. R. (2011, November). Patriotism and ethnocentrism: When is the line crossed? Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Herrman, A. R., Omachinski, K., Kartch, F., & Burrell, N. (2011, November). The displacement of blame in conflict: The use of internal and external attributions in the Real Housewives of New York City. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Herrman, A. R., Omori, K., McNallie, J., & Allen, M. (2011, November). Traditional or local standards of beauty? Japanese and American responses to fashion, beauty, and body image in magazines. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Herrman, A. R., & Tenzek, K. E. (2011, November). Gender differences in peer influence on body image dissatisfaction: A meta-analytic review. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Herrman, A. R., & Tenzek, K. E. (2011, November). You starve yourself too? How people with eating disorders manage uncertainty in online communities. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Howard, T., Ryser Garcia, E., Omachinski, K., Otis-DeGrau, A., & Bradshaw, G. (2011, November). So you want to get a job in international education, do you? Presentation at the National Association for International Educators Region V Conference, Champaign, IL

Johnson, M. (2011, November). Voices of reason or confusion?: An ethnographic analysis of HIV counselors’ communication to heterosexual adults. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Joosten, T., Al-budawai, D., England, N., Hawkins, J., McNallie, J., Stache, L. C., & Allen, M. (2011, November). Student response systems: Impact of clicker technology on learning. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Kartch, F. (2011, November). An ethnographic examination of gossip in a small organization: Coalitions and conflict escalation. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Kartch, F. (2011, November). Turning points in the development of "family" in stepfamilies. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Lau, A., & Gattoni, A. (2011, November ). It takes an online community: Rethinking motherhood, technology and community in the 21st century. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

MacKenzie, J., Meyers, R. A., Smith, K. K., & Lazarides, K. (2011, October). Exploring the extent and nature of international collaboration in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Presentation at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Milwaukee, WI.

Maier, M., Turkiewicz, K. L., Kartch, F., Dindia, K., & Allen, M. (2011, November). Sex differences in intimacy in same-sex friendships: A meta-analysis. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Mascarenhas, M. (2011, November). He could have fought back: an analysis of national discourse on two bullycides. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Meyers, R. A., et al. (2011, November). Revitalizing the study of small group communication: Fifteen years later. Invited panel presentation at the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Mullane, R. (2011, November). Improving communication between students and academic advisors to increase student success. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

* Mullane, R. & Gonnering, R. (2011, November). Training student employees to effectively apply customer service principles to their positions of employment in higher education. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Omachinski, K. (2011, November). American values in the global workplace. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Omachinski, K., & Belmas, S. (2011, November). How long until happy hour? Creative solutions when you’re tired of responding to “quick” questions. Presentation at the National Association for International Educators Region V Conference, Champaign, IL.

Omachinski, K., Danner, T., & Joseph, A. (2011, November). Careers across the map: Working in international education. Presentation for International Education Week at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI.

Wolf, D., Omachinski, K., & Aoki, K. (2011, November). Co-curricular best practices: International education week. Presentation at the National Association for International Educators Region V Conference, Champaign, IL.

Pincon, D. (2011, November). Social support across boundaries: A qualitative analysis of supportive communication behaviors in a virtual global community of practice. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Pincon, D., & Kulovitz, K. (2011, November). Bad romance and the power of voice: A content analysis of unilateral and bilateral initiation of relational repair in romantic relationships. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Rippke, P. (2011, November). Bakhtin and the Buffalo Beast. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

* Smith, K. (2011, November). Teachers and students left behind: The effects of educational downsizing on survivors. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Song, H., Kim, J., & May, A. (2011, November). Smoker identity: Theory based suggestions for anti-smoking interventions targeting college students. Paper presented at National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Tenzek, K. E., & Cramer, E. M. (2011, November). Legitimizing spirituality: Chaplain perspectives on education, training, and roles. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Timmerman, L. M. (2011, October). Interpersonal communication skills. Presentation at For Women by Women, Foundations Bank, Pewaukee, WI.

Turkiewiz, K. L., Venetis, M., Robinson, J., & Allen, M. (2011, November). Observed communication between oncologists and patients: A causal model of communication competence. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

* Wong, E. M., Haselhuhn, M. P., & Kray, L. J. (2011, November). Looking toward the future by considering the past: The impact of counterfactual narratives and implicit beliefs on negotiation performance. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Items of Interest

Numerous media outlets including major newspapers in Canada, New Zealand, and the UK have covered Elaine Wong's article, "A face only an investor could love: CEO facial structure predicts firm financial performance," (in press, Psychological Science). Coverage from The Guardian is provided in the URL below.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/nov/07/improbable-research-chief-executives-heads?newsfeed=true

Wong also discussed this research on the WUWM radio program UWM Today on 11/10/2011. The program can be heard at this URL: http://www.wuwm.com/programs/uwm_today/view_uwmt.php?articleid=318

Wong's research was also featured on the UWM website on 11/14/2011 at this link: http://www4.uwm.edu/news/

Renee A. Meyers was Co-Chair of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, Milwaukee, WI (2011, October).

October 2011

Announcements

Professor Michael E. Roloff, of Northwestern University, will give a talk for a doctoral professional development seminar regarding researching and teaching at a private University, on Friday, September 30, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., in Merrill 131.

The Rhetorical Leadership Program of the Department of Communication is pleased to host an upcoming speaker, Professor Kirt H. Wilson, of The Pennsylvania State University. Professor Wilson’s presentation, Imitation, Leadership, and Violence: How to Understand Racial Hostilities After the Civil War, is scheduled Friday, October 14, from 2:00–3:15pm in Merrill 131.

The UWM Department of Communication will be hosting a party at the annual National Communication Association Convention in New Orleans. The party is scheduled on Friday, November 18, 8:00–10:00pm in La Galerie 4 at the New Orleans Marriott.

Publications and Presentations

Braman, S. (2011). The framing years: Policy fundamentals in the Internet design process, 1969-1979. The Information Society, 27 (5), 295-310.

Braman, S. (2011). Media, information, and critique of economics. In Edward E. Comor (Ed.), Media, structures, and power: The Robert E. Babe collection (pp. 17-21). Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

S. Braman chaired the panel, Broadband Strategy II: The National Broadband Map, at the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, Arlington, VA (2011, September).

Cole, A. W. (2011, October). Fairy faith and UFO cults: A cross-cultural analysis of preternatural belief systems. Paper presented at the Midwest Popular Culture Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

Cole, A. W. (2011, October). From indigo children to “Psychic Kids”: Examining "New Age" representations of normalcy in children. Paper presented at the Midwest Popular Culture Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

Hawkins, J. M. (2011, September). Support for the Culture-Centered Approach to HIV/AIDS Prevention Education in Rural Native American Tribes. Paper presented at the Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Hawkins, J. M. (2011, October). Recurrent early pregnancy loss: Grief, uncertainty, and coping: Dichotomous voices intersecting at narrative. Paper presented at the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender, Evanston, IL.

Herrman, A. R. (2011, October). Sam and Naomi Bennett: A popular culture analysis. Paper presented at the Midwest Popular Culture Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

Johnson, M. (2011, October). The condom conundrum: A narrative analysis of lessons learned through primetime television. Paper presented at the Midwest Popular Culture Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

Jordan, J. (2011, October). The idea, and its importance in analyzing popular culture. Keynote speech given at the Midwest Popular Culture Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

Keith, W., Beerman, R., Cole, A. W., Jackl, J., Rippke, P., Schneider, S., & Yamada, K. (2011, October). Speaking to a Public: Communication and Controversy. Presentation at the Fifth Annual UWSP Critical Thinking Conference, University of Wisconsin-Steven’s Point.

Items of Interest

Numerous media outlets including Times, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, US News and World Report, CBS news, MSNBC.com, MSN.com, LiveScience, as well as major newspapers in the UK and India have covered Elaine Wong's article, "A face only an investor could love: CEO facial structure predicts firm financial performance,” (in press, Psychological Science). Coverage from Forbes is provided in the URL below and will also appear in the 9/26/11 print edition. http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2011/09/12/does-the-shape-of-your-face-predict-your-success-as-a-leader/

Kathryn Fonner (2011, October 10) was quoted in a news article regarding how the remote workforce is changing. http://mashable.com/2011/10/10/remote-workforce-changing/

September 2011

Announcements

The Department of Communication’s current M.A. program can be completed online.

Presentations and Publications

Johnson, M. (2011, August). Which voice matters? A qualitative examination of college students’ conversations about HIV. Presented to the National HIV Prevention Conference, Atlanta, GA. Malynnda received a $2,000 scholarship to attend this conference as a “young leader in the community.”

Keith, W., Beerman, R., & Harness, L. (2011, August). Resident assistant training: Starting the conversation. Training presented at resident assistant orientation, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Lehmann-Willenbrock, N., Meyers, R. A., Kauffeld, S., & Smith, K. (2011, July). Examining procedural communication: Social influence in organizational teams. Presentation to the annual INGRoup conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Meyers, R. A. (2011, July). Challenges in studying groups. Presentation to the annual INGRoup conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Appointments and Elections

Evelyn Ang has been selected for the first roster for the Mortgage Modification Mediation program of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Federal Bankruptcy Court. The goals for the program include assisting homeowners, with the assistance of their attorneys, to negotiate directly with decision-makers at the financial institutions holding their mortgage.

August 2011

This is my last newsletter as editor. I want to thank everyone for their support and generosity in this venture. I hope you all found it useful. Mike Allen

Presentations and Publications

Allen, M., & Omori, K. (2011). Book Review: Vangelisti, A.L. (Ed.). (2009). Feeling hurt in close relationships. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-0-521-86690-3. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 30, 237-240.

Bares, N.J. & Braman, S. (2011, June). The ethics of fair queuing. Presented to Computer Ethics Philosophical Enquiry, Milwaukee.

Beerman, R.J. (2011, July). Too fat for Hooters? Examining the body as aesthetic evidence. Paper presentation at the Alta Conference on Argumentation, Alta, UT.

Braman, S. (2011, July). War and the design of the Internet. Presented to the International Association of Media and Communication Research, Istanbul.

Braman, S. (2011, July). Instability and the Internet design process. Presented to the International Association of Media and Communication Research, Istanbul.

Braman, S. & Bares, N.J. (2011, June). Ethics in the Internet design process. Presented to Computer Ethics Philosophical Enquiry, Milwaukee.

Braman, S. & Bares, N. J. (2011, July). Ethics in the Internet design process. Presented to the International Association of Media and Communication Research, Istanbul.

Harness, L. (2011, July) Enacting self-help discourse: A rhetorical analysis of the "It Gets Better" empowering narratives. Presented at 2011 National Communication Association Honors Conference in Fargo, North Dakota.

Olson, K.M. (2011, July). “Get Motivated!": How the new prosperity gospel operates. Paper presented at the biannual Alta Argumentation Conference, Alta, Utah.

Omori, K., Zhang, Y.B., Allen, M., Ota, H., & Imamura, M. (2011). Japanese college students’ media exposure to sexually explicit material, perceptions of women, and sexually permissive attitudes. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 40, 93-110.

Wong, E.M., Ormiston, M.E., & Haselhuhn, M.P. (July, 2011). CEO facial measurements and TMT integrative complexity predict firm performance. Paper presented at the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Items Of Interest

Married on July 2nd, Leah Lefebvre and Gregory Masanet in Woodruff, Wisconsin. Leah is currently a doctoral student in Communication at the University of Texas and messages can be sent to her at llefebvre@mail.utexas.edu

Married on July 9th, Julie Delaney and Robinson Shields in St. Louis, you can email Julie at delaneyj@uwm.edu

Joined in a civil commitment ceremony to be performed in Chicago on August 21st, Trung Tieu and Henry Needham, Jr. You can email messages to Trung at Trung.T.Tieu@pepsico.com

Ruth Beerman was selected to attend the Rhetoric Society of America’s seminar on Rhetoric’s Critical Genealogies in Boulder, CO.

Renee Meyers presented a workshop to UW-System faculty on "Analyzing Written and Spoken Data" in Madison in June.

Numerous media outlets including Discovery News, The Economist, New Scientist, MSNBC.com, MSN.com, and LiveScience, as well as major newspapers in the UK, Canada, Australia, Columbia, India, South Korea and France have covered Elaine Wong's in-press article at the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. Coverage from Discovery News is provided in the URL below. http://news.discovery.com/human/facial-bone-structure-crime-110705.html

Kathryn Fonner's research on telework was featured in two interviews hosted by the UWM Center for the Study of the Workplace. Interviews can retrieved at: http://www.studyofwork.com/author/dr-kathryn-fonner/ and http://www.studyofwork.com/2011/06/flexiblework-katefonner-6-15-11/

June 2011

Graduation Information

List of 2011 Graduates

Presentations and Publications

Bares, N. (2011, April). The ethics of fair queuing on the Internet. Presented to the UWM Undergraduate Research Symposium, Milwaukee.

Bares, N. (2011, April). The ethics of fair queuing on the Internet. Presented to the 11th Annual UWM System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, Parkside.

Bares, N. & Braman, S. (2011, May). Ethics in the Internet design process: The fair queuing case. Presented to Global Internet governance: Research and public policy challenges for the next decade, Washington, DC, May.

Braman, S. (2011). Anti-terrorism and the harmonization of media and communication policy. In Robin Mansell & Marc Raboy (Eds.), The handbook of global media and communication policy (pp. 486-504). Boston, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Braman, S. (2011, May). Designing for instability: Internet architecture and constant change. Presented to Media in Transition 7, Cambridge, MA.

Braman, S. (2011, May). The framing years: Policy fundamentals in the Internet design process, 1969-1979. Presented to the International Communication Association, Boston.

Braman, S. (2011, May). Internationalization of the Internet by design: The first decade. Presented to the International Communication Association, Boston.

Braman, S. (2011, May). Power and empowerment. Presented to Media in Transition 7, Cambridge, MA.

Braman, S. (2011, May). Privacy for networked computing, 1969-1979. Presented to the International Communication Association, Boston.

Fonner, K. L., & Roloff, M. E. (2011, May). Testing the Connectivity Paradox: Teleworkers’ Media Use, Social Presence, Stress from Interruptions, and Organizational Identification. International Communication Association Conference, Boston, MA.

Kim, J., Timmerman, C. E., & Johnson, J. R. (2011, May). The virtuality of instructional media: Student preference for instructional methods and the connection to relationship perceptions, learning, and well-being. Paper presented to the Conference of International Communication Association, Boston, MA.

May, A., Feng, M., & Song, H. (2011, May). Young adults’ internet porn use and its effects on adopting high risk sexual practices. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Boston.

Park, N., Song, H., & Lee, K. M. (2011, May). Use of social networking sites: Acculturation stress, and psychological well-being among East Asian college students in the United States. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Boston.

Song, H., Kim, J., Van Dyke, E. R., Schoessling, S. L., & Lee, K. M. (2011, May). Virtual body vs. real body in exergames: Reducing social physique anxiety in exercise experiences. Paper presented to the Conference of International Communication Association, Boston, MA.

People

Born the Kristi Chopski Wilkum and Greg, a son, Gregory James Wilkum, III, on April 14, 2011 at 6 lb, 7 oz, and 19". Mom is taking care of the newborn as she working on finishing her dissertation and prepares for her new job at UW-Fond du Lac. You can contact Kristi at, kwilkum@purdue.edu

Hayeon Song has receive a Research Growth Initiative (co-PI), Graduate school at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, A Feasibility Study of Two-Way Messaging for Prostate Cancer Patients, $111,243

Andrea Joseph, Kim Omachinski and Dina Wolf won "Best of State" for their Wisconsin Association for International Educators conference presentation: Co-curricular best practices: International education week.

Kathryn Fonner and Michael Roloff’s paper was a top four paper in the Organizational Communication Division at ICA.

Sandra Braman received a top paper award from the Communication and Technology Division at ICA.

May 2011

Upcoming Events

Friday, May 6, 2011, 2:00pm

May 6th, 2:00pm in MER 131, Barbara Gayle, provost, Viterbo College, Raymond Preiss, chair, Department of Communication, Viterbo College will be talking about teaching and researching at a small catholic college in rural Wisconsin, WI.

Friday, May 20, 2011, 5:30-7:00pm

May 20th, Friday, Departmental Awards and Recognition Ceremony will be at 5:30-7:00pm, Fireside Lounge in UW-Milwaukee Union.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

May 21st, Departmental event for Brewers Baseball game, contact Melissa Maier about tickets, game is against the Colorado Rockies.

Presentations and Publications

Ang, E. (2011). Communication and Conflict, Collegium: UW-Milwaukee L&S Faculty Newsletter, 2011, 1

Aoki, K., Omachinski, K., & Schmidt, T. (2011, April). Immigration open dialogue. Presentation at the Wisconsin Association for International Educators Conference, Green Bay, WI.

Beerman, R. (2011, April). The diasporic home: Re-evaluating meanings of home within war. Presentation at the Central States Communication Association Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

Casetta, C.A. (2011, April). Articulating Retreat: A Sub-Genre of Presidential War Rhetoric. Paper Presented at the Central States Communication Association Convention, Milwaukee, WI.

Ciccone, T., Meyers, R. A., Odrcic, L., & Baum, R. (2011, April). Redesigning general education courses using the ELO’s. Presentation to the UWS Presidential Summit on Teaching and Learning, Madison, WI.

Cole, A. W. (2011, April). Crafting the “Psychic Kid”: The empty narrative in contemporary folklore. Paper presented at Central States Communication Association Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

Harness, L. (2011, April). The Visual Politics of the Black Panther Party. Paper presented at Central States Communication Association, Milwaukee, WI.

Harris, L. (2011, March). Making Gender Visible Through Music in the Non-Gender Studies Classroom. UW-System Women’s Studies and LGBTQ Conference, Madison, WI.

Harris, L. & Benacka, E. (2011, April). An Agonistic Rhetorical Criticism: Marriage and Conflict in American Public Culture. Central States Communication Association Annual Convention, Milwaukee, WI.

Herrman, A. R. (2011, April). Building a Global Village. Activity presented in a G.I.F.T.S session. Paper presented at Central States Communication Association Convention, Milwaukee, WI.

Herrman, A. R., Maier, M., & Cole, A. (2011, April). Parental Influence on Child Communication Development: Examining the Relationship between Conjugal and Parental Power and Adult Children’s Assertiveness and Conflict Management. Paper presented at Central States Communication Association Convention, Milwaukee, WI.

Johnson, M. (2011, April). But you looked smart: A qualitative study of HIV testing and counseling for low risk groups. Presented presentation in the Health Communication Division, Central State Communication 2011 Conference.

Johnson, M. (2011, April). Promoting HIV testing through interpersonal communication. Invited lecture at Carroll University, WI.

Joosten, T., Allen, M., Al-Budaiwi, D., Benoit, E., England, N., Glocka, J., Groppi, J., Hawkins, J., Hoffman, A., Hong, H., Immerman, J., Li, J. H., McNallie, J., & Stache, L. (2011, April). Student response systems: Impact of clicker technology on learning. Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association Conference, Milwaukee.

Joseph, A., Omachinski, K., & Wolf, D. (2011, April). Co-curricular best practices: International education week. Presentation at the Wisconsin Association for International Educators Conference, Green Bay, WI.

Katz, J., & Smith, K. (2011, April). Relational components of communication in customer service settings. Paper presented at the Conference of the Central States Communication Association, Milwaukee, WI.

Kim, J., Lau, A., & Mascarenhas, M. (2011, April). Expressing frustration regarding customer service: The relationships among customers’ conflict management styles, complaint behavior, and media selection. Paper presented to the Conference of the Central States Communication Association, Milwaukee.

May, A. & Tenzek, K. E. (2011, April). Bridging the gap between in-group and out-group: The gay surrogacy journey. Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association, Milwaukee.

McNallie, J. & Cotter, J. (2011, April). The impact of relational characteristics and customer-friend communication during the use of self-service technologies. Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Meyers, R. A. (2011, April). Threshold concepts and troublesome knowledge. Workshop presented to the UWS Presidential Summit on Teaching and Learning, Madison, WI.

Olson, K. (2011, April). The Unfortunate Neglect of Kenneth Burke’s ‘On Catharsis, or Resolution’: What a Pity! Presented at the annual meeting of the Central States Communication Association, Milwaukee.

Omachinski, K. (2011, April). F-1 international students at UWM. Presentation for the Department of Languages and Linguistics, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI.

Omachinski, K. & Belmas, S. (2011, April). How long until happy hour? Creative solutions when you’re tired of responding to “quick” questions. Presentation at the Wisconsin Association for International Educators Conference, Green Bay, WI.

Omachinski, K. & Foundos, A. (2011, April). From application to graduation: Issues for international students. Presentation at the Wisconsin Association for International Educators Conference, Green Bay, WI.

Omori, K. (2011, April). Gender Stereotype and Family: Who does the House Chores? Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association Convention, Milwaukee.

Ruiz, A. (2011, April). Setbacks and Letdowns: A Qualitative Study of Disappointment in Friendship. Presentation at the Central States Communication Association Conference, Milwaukee.

Schmidt, T., Simek, J., & Omachinski, K. (2011, April). Pre-conference full day workshop: F-1 basics. Workshop presented at the Wisconsin Association for International Educators Conference, Green Bay, WI.

Smith, K., Meyers, R. A., Lazarides, K., & MacKenzie, J. (2011, April). Investigating international SoTL colloborations through email communication. Presention to the UWS Presidential Summit on Teaching and Learning, Madison, WI.

Tenzek, K. E. & Cramer, E.M. (2011, April). Hospice chaplain training: A look at advertisements. Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association Convention, Milwaukee.

Timmerman, C. E. & Fonner, K. L. (2011, April). Linking customer-organization relationships to communication behaviors, experiences, and service outcomes. Paper presented at the Conference of the Central States Communication Association, Milwaukee, WI.

Turkiewicz, K. L. & Mabry, E. A. (2011, April). Romantic cyber-vetting: An exploratory study. Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

D. Venugoplan & Keith, W. (2011, April). Aligning and integrating general education and the majors at a large public research university . Presented at the 2011 President's Summit on Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Madison, WI.

Yamada, K. (2011, April). Placement as Material Rhetoric: A Rhetorical Analysis of the National Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism During World War II. Central States Communication Association Conference. Milwaukee, WI.

People

Jeremy Adolpson and Falon Kartch were married on April 29th at the Patrick Haley Mansion in Joliet, IL.

Born to Brittany Rugotska Peterson and Steve Peterson on March 24, a son, Paxton Paul Peterson, at 8:27am, 6 lbs, 2 oz, 18 inches long. You can send congratulations to Professor Peterson at brittanypeterson1@gmail.com

Kim Omachinski was elected to serve for three years on the Academic Staff Awards Committee.

Amy May and Kelly Tenzek’s paper at central states dealing with gay surrogacy issues won a top three paper award at Central States.

Kelly Tenzek, Emily Cramer, and Mike Allen have been awarded the Central States Federation Prize for research. This grant will permit the collection of national data on the role and training of hospice chaplains this summer.

Kathryn Fonner's telework research was featured in in the April 11, 2011 issue of Federal Computer Week magazine (p. 26). The article can be retrieved from: <a href="http://fcw.com/Articles/2011/04/11/FEAT-telework-myths-debunked.aspx">http://fcw.com/Articles/2011/04/11/FEAT-telework-myths-debunked.aspx</a>.

On April 2, 2011, the department hosted the Public Speaking Showcase, organized by Bill Keith, Lindsey Harness, and Ruth Beerman. This showcase presented twenty-five college students from an introductory public speaking course, and each student presented a 3-5 minute speech on the topic of a public hero. The final round was judged by Johannes Britz (interim provost), Jere McGaffey, and Randy Parlee. The top five finalists included: Gina Vicini (first place, winning $100.00 gift certificate; Jennifer Hawkins' student); Dustin Costino (second place, winning $75.00 gift certificate; Nathan Crean-Williams' student); Lindsay Kasavich (third place, winning $50.00gift certificate; Semra Schneider's student); Phil Martinez (fourth place; Lindsey Harness' student); and Michelle Zapf (fifth place; Semra Schneider's student). The event was made possible by the twenty-two graduate student volunteers.


April 2011

Presentations and Publications

Beerman, R. (2011, March 21). The role of female superheroes: Becoming Empowered. Presentation at the UW-System Women's Studies and LGBTQ Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

Braman, S. (2011). Internet policy. In M. Consalvo & C. Ess (Eds.), The handbook of Internet studies (pp. 137-167). Oxford, UK: Blackwell/Wiley.

Braman, S. (2011). A economia representacional e o regime global da política da informação. In M. L. Maciel & S. Albagli (eds.), Informação, conhecimento e poder: Mudança tecnológica e inovação social (pp. 41-66). Rio de Janeiro: Editora Garamond.

Braman, S. (2011). Review of Information policies and strategies by Ian Cornelius, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, available online at DOI:10.1002/asi.21499.

Braman, S. (2011). Globalizing academic practice: Visiting professorships, Global Currents, 7(2), 20-21.

Harness, L. (2011, March) Re-Marginalizing the Marginalized: An Analysis of Photovoice Rhetoric. Paper presented at Southern Communication Association Conference, Little Rock, AR.

Harness, L. (2011, March) Reclassifying Activism: An Analysis of the CharactersUnite Community. Paper presented at Southern Communication Association Conference, Little Rock, AR.

Lim, T., Kim, S., & Kim, J. (2011). Holism: A missing link in individualism-collectivism research. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 40, 21-38.

Peterson, J. L. (2011, March 24). College Students and HIV: Factors that Influence Risk Perception. Presentation at the Center for AIDS Intervention Research, Milwaukee, WI.

Stache, L. (2011, March). Wedding dress vs. the bride: Creating a gendered identity online. Presentation at the 2011 Women’s Studies, LTBQ, Madison, WI.

Victor, A. (2011). Review of Barbara E. Lovitts & Ellen L. Wert, Developing quality dissertations in the sciences: A graduate student’s guide to achieving excellence. National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Journal, 31. Available online

People

Nancy Burrell has joined the new ACR Higher Education Model Standards task force of the Association of Conflict Resolution (ACR) to set standards for graduate programs in conflict resolution.

Kathryn Fonner's telework research was featured in T&D Magazine (p. 29) and in ParisTech Review, which can be retrieved from http://store.astd.org/Default.aspx?tabid=167&ProductId=21968, and http://www.paristechreview.com/2011/03/24/slow-motion-revolution-telecommuting/

Brian Rothgery is starting new position at Citizen Action. We've got a contract with Wisconsin Voices to get all their partners (about 60 issue groups: http://www.wisconsinvoices.org/home.html) to implement a joint communications strategy based on a shared values frame during the fight over Wisconsin's biennial budget.

On Friday, March 11, Professor Catherine Palczewski, University of Iowa, presented the annual Rhetorical Leadership lecture entitled "Taming Women's Embodied Argument: The Transgressive Potential of Suffrage Advocates’ Body Argument and Social Responses of Recuperation.” She argued that, although the rhetorical enactment of political leadership by suffrage advocates' body argument played a powerful role in winning the vote and reconfiguring meanings of citizenship, it did not proceed unanswered. The answers came not only through overt responses on the part of opposing rhetors, but also through dispersed reactions in the popular culture. Much as the infamous “Don’t tase me bro” video domesticated police brutality by making it appear funny or merely a prank, Dr. Palczewski demonstrated how postcard images of police reactions to woman suffrage protestors made police brutality against them funny, and contained the oppositional potential presented by protesting and hunger striking suffrage (and suffering) bodies. Her lecture offered new insights for the critical reading of visual rhetoric as well as about the protest process.


March 2011

Departmental Recognition

The Communication Institute for Online Scholarship in evaluation of the research records of members of the department have designated the department a top 10 research department in ten different areas of communication research. Here is the URL for more information: http://www.cios.org/DEPTDETAIL&LOOKUP=3896_2

Presentations and Publications

Braman, S. (2011). Defining information policy, Journal of Information Policy, 1, 1-5.

Harness, L. (2011, Feb). Book Review: Virtual Communities: Bowling Alone, Online Together, by Felicia Wu Song, Quarterly Journal of Speech, 97(1), 128-131.

Singer, J., & Omachinski, K. (2011, February). From Application to Graduation. Presentation for the Advisors and Counselors Network, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI.

Song, H., Peng, W. & Lee, K. (2011). Promoting exercise self-efficacywith an exergame. Journal of Health Communication, 16(2), 148-162. doi:10.1080/10810730.2010.535107

People

Trung Tieu, Project Coordinator - Quaker Foods and Snacks and EQUAL@Chicago Co-Chair, participated in the Closing Bell ceremony at the New York Stock Exchange on Jan. 10. As one of PepsiCo's representatives to the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and as Co-Chair of the NGLCC's Corporate Advisory Council, Trung was also invited to participate with other diversity leaders and collaborating organizations in an executive roundtable to refine corporate best practices related to diversity and inclusion. The NGLCC is the business advocate and direct link between LGBT business owners, corporations and government. The NGLCC represents the interests of more than 1.4 million LGBT-owned businesses in the United States and is the umbrella organization for 61 state, local and international LGBT chambers of commerce and business organizations. PepsiCo is an active member of the NGLCC and has previously won the prestigious "Corporation of the Year" Award for its continued programs dedicated to diversity and inclusion.

Kathryn Fonner was interviewed regarding her telework research by Tom Luljak for the UWM Today program at WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio. The interview aired February 17, 2011 and the audio podcast can be retrieved from: http://www.wuwm.com/programs/uwm_today/view_uwmt.php?articleid=280.

Kim Omachinski was selected to serve as the International Student and Scholar Services Programming Representative for the Wisconsin Association of International Educators.


February 2011

Presentations and Publications

Adolphson, J. V. (2011). It's still rock and roll to me: Christian heavy metal and the problem of authenticity. In E. B. Christian (Ed.), Rock brands: Selling sound in a media saturated culture (pp. 153-175). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Allen, M., D’Alessio, D., & Burrell, N. (2011). The implications and consequences of using meta-analysis for political communication. In Erik Bucy and R. Lance Holbert (Eds.). The sourcebook for political communication research: Methods, measures, and analytical techniques (pp. 114-128). New York: Routledge.

Ricigliano, R. (2011). A Systems Approach to Cross-Border Peacebuilding. In William Zartman (Ed.), Cross Board Peacebuilding - Challenges and Responses (Volume 22, pp. 17-19). London: Conciliation Resources, London, UK.

People

Renee Meyers and Katina Lazarides did a workshop for UW-System faculty on "Writing and Publishing in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning," January 10-12, 2011.

Sandra Braman has been appointed Faculty Research Fellow by the UWM School of Information Studies.


January 2011

Presentations and Publications

Braman, S. (2011). The representational economy and the global information policy regime. In S. Albagli & Maciel, M. L. (Eds.), Information, power and politics: New technological and institutional mediations (pp. 27-46). Boulder, CO: Lexington Books.

Fonner, K. L. (2010, December). The future of work: The unique advantages of high-intensity telework. Presentation for the Wisconsin Digital Government Summit, Madison, WI.

Fonner, K. L., & Roloff, M. E. (2010). Teleworking: When less communication is more. Communication Currents, 5(6). Available from: www.natcom.org/CommCurrentsArticle.aspx?id=2147483922.

Hassan, A.B., Dilbeck, K.E., & McCroskey, J.C. (2010). Mediating role of supervisory communication practices on relations between leader-member exchange and perceived employee commitment to workgroup. Communication Monographs, 77, 637-656.

Turkiewicz, K. L., Kim, J., Tenzek, K. E., & Herrman, A. R. (2010). Behind the scenes: Life as an editorial assistant. Communication Monographs, 77, 452-459.

Wong, E.M. (2010). It could have been better: The effects of counterfactual communication on impression formation. European Journal of Social Psychology, 40, 1251-1260. Also available online at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ejsp.v40:7/issuetoc

Items Of Interest

Falon Kartch announced the results of the Graduate Student GAC food drive are in. The winners are:

Falon Kartch COMMUN 401 - 131 cans
Jeremy Adolphson COMMUN 335 - 130 cans
Kim Kulovitz COMMUN 301 - 127 cans

A huge thank you to everyone that participated this year. The response to the food drive was overwhelming. We beat the number of donations we collected last year by more than double resulting in 1,000 canned goods this year! Jeremy had to make trips to the donation center because we couldn't make it in one trip. Our donations were dropped off at Feeding America on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. The organization was overwhelmed with gratitude and extended a thank you to everyone that participated. Falon would also like to say thank you to everyone that participated in the food drive this year. This cause is important to her, but it only a success because of you. Thank you and Happy Holidays!!

Dr. Lyn J. Freymiller, currently an instructor at Pennsylvania State University is happy to announce two published book chapters in a three volume anthology entiled, Queers in American Popular Culture, edited by Jim Elledge published by Praeger.

“They Can't Show a Whole Screen Full of Gay People': Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Television Viewers Assess Portrayals of the Gay Community on Television" (Chp. 12 in volume one).
"We're Paying Customers Too: Gay Viewers Call for the Conspicuous Representation of Gay Characters" (Chp. 4 in volume three).
You can email Lyn at ljf1333@psu.edu

Rob Ricigliano served as Consultant to the U.S. Department of State co-leading an Inter-Agency Conflict Assessment of Mindanao during November 2010.

Rob Ricigliano served as the Conflict Systems Project Leader for a USAID project entitled: "Support for Developing Systems Tools for Use in Conflict Assessment" a yearlong project on integrating systems thinking tools into the agency's Conflict Assessment Framework. The project began in December 2010.

Kathryn Fonner's research on telework was featured in media coverage, including the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and a radio interview with Federal News Radio. (http://blogs.wsj.com/juggle/2010/12/12/telecommuters-are-happier-workers/, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/josh-sawislak/telework-isnt-just-for-br_b_794711.html, http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-power-slow/201012/slow-in-the-workplace, http://www.federalnewsradio.com/index.php?nid=150&sid=2196136).