Communication News and Events

December 2012

Publications and Presentations

Allen, M. (faculty), Emmers-Sommer, T., Sahlstein, E., & Valde, K. (2012). Boundaries of a life with HIV: Culture and disclosure. In K. L., Walker, J. L. Hart, & M. U. D’Silva (Eds,), Communication about HIV/AIDS: Taboo Topics and Difficult Conversations (pp. 79-93). New York: Hampton Press.

Beerman, R. J. (Ph.D. student). (2012). The body unbound: Empowered, heroism and body image. The Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, 3(2), 201-213.

Victor, A., Priddis, D., & Dilbeck, K. (Ph.D. students), & Burrell, N. (faculty) (2012, November). Examining educators' reflections on bullying: A shift in ideology. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Orlando, FL.

Yamada, K. (Ph.D. student) (2012). Conflicting national identities and ideologies: A rhetorical analysis of the National Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism During World War II. Carolinas Communication Annual, 28, 126-155.

Dissertation and Master’s thesis proposals defended

Kim Kulovitz, dissertation proposal, December 2012, Cyberbullying in "Left 4 Dead 2”: An Experiment in Collaborative Play

Arrington Stoll, Master’s thesis proposal, December 2012, Everyone Lies: An Exploration of Deception in Different Relationships

November 2012

Publications and Presentations

Allen, M. (faculty) (2012, October). SOTL a Tale of Two Scholarly Forces. Presentation at the Northern Illinois University Graduate Student Annual Colloquium, Dekalb, IL.

Beerman, R. J. (Ph.D. student). (2012, November). Making losing weight click: Control and controlling the (dieting) subject in Weight Watchers Online. Presentation at the National Communication Association Convention, Orlando, FL.

Beerman, R. J. (Ph.D. student). (2012, November). “Stop sugarcoating it!”: How anti-obesity rhetoric links overfeeding children to stopping the cycle of (rhetorical) violence. Presentation at the National Communication Association Convention, Orlando, FL.

Cramer, E. M. (Ph.D. student) & Tenzek, K. E. (2012, November). The chaplain profession from the employer perspective: An analysis of hospice chaplain job advertisements. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 18, 133-150.

Cramer, E. M. (Ph.D. student) & Tenzek, K. E. (2012, November). Translating spiritual care in the chaplain profession. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Orlando, FL.

Cramer, E. M. (Ph.D. student) & Mabry, E. A. (faculty) (2012, November). Exploring the interaction of media richness and family characteristics in computer mediated communication. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Orlando, FL.

Davidson, R. (Ph.D. student) (2012, November). Constituting a rhetorical problem of community: Counterproductive discourse and competing tensions in family caregiving. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Orlando, FL.

Davidson, R. (Ph.D. student) (2012, November). The public rhetoric of hidden violence. Panel Chair at the National Communication Association Convention, Orlando, FL.

Dilbeck, K. (Ph.D. student), Dominguez, A., McMurrich, M., Dornaletetze, Ruiz, J., & Allen, M. (faculty) (2012, November). Instructor credibility: A cross-cultural examination. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Orlando, FL.

Fonner, K. L., (faculty) & Stache, L. C. (Ph.D. student) (2012). All in a day’s work, at home: Teleworkers’ management of micro role transitions and the work-home boundary. New Technology, Work, and Employment, 27(3), 242-257.

Hawkins, J. M., & DeCloedt-Pinçon, D. (Ph.D. students) (2012, November). New directions for an old problem: Understanding the nature and impact of bullying through discourse analysis. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Orlando, FL. Top Student Paper, Peace Studies and Conflict Division.

Herrman, A. R. (Ph.D. student) (2012, November). We don't love each other anymore: Contemplating and initiating the divorce disclosure with children. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Orlando, FL.

Kartch, F. (Ph.D. student) (2012, November). Are you gay? The application of GPA to sexual orientation inquiries. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Orlando, FL.

Kartch, F. (Ph.D. student) (2012, November). Glee-fully creating gender trouble and exposing the politics of homosexuality. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Orlando, FL.

Kartch, F., & Herrman, A. R. (both Ph.D. students) (2012, November). I don’t know how to say this, but…: Coming out to the family. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Orlando, FL.

Kartch, F. (Ph.D. student), & Tenzek, K. E. (2012, November). ‘I wish someone knew the pain that I feel’: The voices of nonresidential mothers. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Orlando, FL.

Olson, K. M. (faculty) (2012, November). Licentious legacies in public memories of a political heretic: The Goldwater campaign’s role in uniting and dissolving communities. Presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Orlando, FL.

Kim, S., Lim, T., Song, H., (all faculty), Cramer, E. M., Tenzek, K., England, N., Herrman, A., Hawkins, J. M., Kim, H., Ota, H., Kim, J., Omori, K., Grimes, D., Dilbeck, K. (Ph.D. students) (2012, November). Integrating cultural worldviews into health self-assessment and behavior when a family member is ill. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Orlando, FL.

Kim, S., Lim, T., Song, H. (all faculty), England, N., Herrman, A., Hawkins, J., Kim, H., Ota, H., Kim, J., Tenzek, K., Omori, K., Cramer, E. M., Grimes, D., & Dilbeck, K. (Ph.D. students) (2012, November). What’s healthy? Community perceptions of healthy food. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Orlando, FL.

Mascarenhas, M. (Ph.D. student) (2012, November). Legitimation strategies in the case for intelligent design theory. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Orlando, FL.

Mascarenhas, M. (Ph.D. student) (2012, November). Wearing different listening hats: A classroom activity for demonstrating the effect of listening attitudes. Presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Orlando, FL. Top Nine Submission.

Omori, K., (Ph.D. student) & Allen, M. (faculty) (2012, November). Creating online learning community: Does participation influence perception of social presence and students’ satisfaction. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Orlando, FL.

Smith, K. (Ph.D. student). (2012, November). The influence of computer and Internet self-efficacy on the use of online support groups. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Orlando, FL.

Smith, K. (Ph.D. student). (2012, November). Re-appropriating unique online dating sites as computer-mediated social support communities. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Orlando, FL.

Stache, L. (Ph.D. student) (2012, November). Contemporary discussions of sex: Women’s agency in marriage. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Orlando, FL.

Stache, L. (Ph.D. student) (2012, November). The rhetorical potential of alternative pornography: A case-study of the SuicideGirls.com. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Orlando, FL.

Yamada, K. (Ph.D. student) (2012, November). Domesticating police violence: A critical analysis of YouTube Videos and media coverage of the taser incidents in the UCLA and the University of Florida. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Orlando, FL.

Yamada, K. (Ph.D. student) (2012, November). Special needs or universal designs?: A critical analysis of Apple’s website on accessibility. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, Orlando, FL.

Projects defended

Jules Maloney (M.A. student) successfully defended her M.A. Portfolio Project (2012, November).

Items of Interest

Several students and faculty from the Department of Communication volunteered at the House of Peace in Milwaukee. They worked together to unload a delivery truck, set out over 100 pounds of clothes in the free clothing shop, and repacked over 120 (of the 4000) boxes of food. House of Peace helps low income people allocate limited funds to things like heat, gas, and rent.

Awards and Recognition

Jennifer Hawkins and Debby DeCloedt-Pinçon (Ph.D. students) were awarded Top Student Paper, Peace Studies and Conflict Division, National Communication Association Convention.

Anna Hermann (Ph.D. student) was awarded scholarship funding from the Amelia Lucas Trust Fund.

Rebecca Jozwiack (undergraduate student) was awarded scholarship funding from the Randy and Joanna Parlee Scholarship Fund.

Falon Kartch (Ph.D. student) was awarded scholarship funding from the Amelia Lucas Trust Fund.

Courtney McCormick (undergraduate student) was awarded scholarship funding from the Randy and Joanna Parlee Scholarship Fund.

Kimberly Smith (Ph.D. student) was awarded scholarship funding from the John Paul Jones Memorial Trust.

October 2012

Events

Rhetorical Leadership is partnering with The Frank Zeidler Center for Public Discussion to present, "Beyond Polarizing Dialogues: On Democracy" on November 5, from 5:00-8:00 pm in Greene Hall. Register for the event at www.zeidlercenter.org.

Sandra Braman (faculty) presented a colloquium on grant proposal writing on October 19.

Sang Kim, Hayeon Song (both faculty), and graduate students presented a colloquium on their Milwaukee Project research on October 5.

Awards and Achievements

Nancy Burrell (faculty) was inducted into the Alumni Academy by The School of Communication, College of Arts & Sciences, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan (October 4, 2012). The purpose of the Academy is to give honor and recognition to a select group of the School's outstanding graduate and undergraduate alumni, in recognition of excellence in professional accomplishments and civic service.

Kim Omachinski (Ph.D. student) received her indefinite status at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Publications and Presentations

Beerman, R. J. (Ph.D. student). (2012, October). Momentous moving: Michelle Obama as embodying the push for fitness as a public advocate in the Let's Move! campaign. Paper presentation at the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, & Gender conference, Tacoma, WA.

Bradford, L., Peterson, J. L., & Becker , K. A. (Ph.D. student) (2012, October). The role of embarrassment on college student health care seeking decisions. Presentation at the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare, Providence, RI.

Carcasson, M, & Keith, W. (faculty) (2012, September). From civic imagination to civic interventions. Featured presentation at the 2012 Public Address Conference, Memphis TN.

Davidson, R., Cole, A., Yamada, K., & Stache, L. (all Ph.D. students) (2012, October). Women’s roles, agency, and power in public and private spheres. Panel presentation at the 2012 Women’s Studies LTBQ Conference, Oshkosh, WI.

Harness, L. (Ph.D. student) (2012, October). The rhetorical possibilities and limitations of YouTube and the It Gets Better Project. Paper presented at the Women's Studies and LGBTQ Studies Conference, Oshkosh, WI.

Harris, L. J. (faculty) (2012, October). Honorable manhood and barbaric cruelty: Gender and class in nineteenth-century domestic violence. Paper presented at the 35th Anniversary Meeting of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender, Tacoma, WA.

Harris, L., & Allen, M. (both faculty) (2012). The paradox of authentic identity: Mormon women and the Nineteenth century polygamy controversy. In Robert Rowland (Ed.), Reasoned Argument and Social Change: Selected Papers from the 17th Biennial Conference on Argumentation (pp. 340-347). Washington, DC: National Communication Association.

Hawkins, J. M. (Ph.D. student) (2012, October) Helpful and hurtful enacted support messages experienced by women regarding early pregnancy loss. Paper presented at the 35th Anniversary Meeting of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender, Tacoma, WA.

Hawkins, J. M. (Ph.D. student) (2012, October) Negotiating pregnancy loss: panel discussant. The 35th Anniversary Meeting of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender, Tacoma, WA.

Kim, J., & Timmerman, C. E. (faculty) (2012, October). Positive feedback messages and the role of presence during exercise video game play. Paper presented at the 14th Annual International Workshop on Presence, Philadelphia, PA.

Marques, I. C., Barcellos, V. A., Arellano Hernández, A., Braman, S. (faculty), Cocco, G., Pádua, J. A., & Gualtieri, R. C. E. (2012). Sheila Jasanoff: localizando o global (Sheila Jasanoff: The local and the global, História, Ciências, Saúde-Manguinhos (History, Science, Health), 19(3), 993-1040.

Olson, K. M. (faculty), Pfau, M. W., Ponder, B., & Wilson, K. H. (Eds.) (2012). Making the case: Advocacy and judgment in public argument. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press.

Omachinski, K. (Ph.D. student) (2012, October). Preparing resident assistants for intercultural encounters: A training program to foster intercultural competence in the residence halls. Presentation at the Society for Intercultural Training and Research USA Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Dissertation and Master’s thesis proposals defended

Jennifer Jackl, Master’s thesis proposal, Septebmer, 2012: Parent-Child Communication about Marriage and the Displacement of Marital Myths

Falon Kartch, dissertation proposal, October, 2012: Nonresidential Parenting: Parental Roles and Parent/Child Relationships

Lara Stache, dissertation proposal, October, 2012: Hot Commodity: The Rhetorical Construction of the Avenging-Woman in Popular Television and Film

Items of interest

The Department of Communication recognizes the contribution and service of Rosemary Baldwin, a wonderful and longstanding member of our office staff who retired in October with 40 years of service at UWM.

Numerous news outlets, including C-SPAN, Reuters, Gannett, Scripts Howard Foundation Wire, the Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, and Milwaukee Public Radio used Kathryn Olson’s (faculty) comments from four different interviews regarding this year’s presidential and vice presidential debates. An entire Communication expert/journalist panel discussion contextualizing this year’s debates is available at: http://www.c-span.org/Events/Political-Communications-Experts-on-2012-Debates/10737434554-2/. Samples of her pre- and post-debate analysis for specific debates are available at:

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder/Decoder-Wire/2012/1001/Presidential-debate-what-to-look-for-beyond-who-wins-or-loses-video (Pre-first presidential debate)

http://www.stargazette.com/article/20121010/APHEADS/310100048/6-things-watch-vice-presidential-debate (Pre-VP debate)

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/12/us-usa-campaign-debate-analysis-idUSBRE89B09420121012 (Post-VP debate)

http://www.wuwm.com/news/wuwm_news.php?articleid=11317 (Post-second presidential debate)

Craig Casetta's (M.A. alumni) company, Division 10 Personnel, a personnel recruiting firm in Milwaukee, has been honored by the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense as a “Patriotic Employer.” The award recognizes the company “for contributing to national security and protecting liberty and freedom by supporting employee participation in America’s National Guard and Reserve Force.”

September 2012

Events

Gwen Wittenbaum, Associate Professor at Michigan State University, gave a research talk titled “Social ostracism in task groups,” on September 21, 2012.

Publications and Presentations

Cole, A. (Ph.D. student) (2012). [Review of the book Emotional intensity in gifted students: Helping kids cope with explosive feelings, by C. Fonseca]. Mensa Research Journal, 43(2), 80-81.

Fonner, K. L. (faculty) (2012, September). Overcommunication causes stress for teleworkers. T&D Magazine, p. 26.

Fonner, K. L. (faculty), & Roloff, M. E. (2012). Teleworkers: A little less communication, please! Communication Currents, 17(4). Available at: http://www.natcom.org/CommCurrentsArticle.aspx?id=2646.

Falon Kartch (Ph.D. student) will give an invited lecture on qualitative methods to a Communication Research Methods course at Northern Illinois University (2012, October 2).

Olson, K. M. (faculty) (2012). [Review of the book Tension city: Inside the Presidential debates, from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain, by J. Lehrer]. Presidential Studies Quarterly, 42, 668-669.

Kathryn Olson (faculty) will be an expert panelist for “Beyond Wins and Losses: A Citizen’s Guide to the 2012 Debates,” Knight TV Studio Newseum, Washington, DC (2012, October 1). Available at: http://www.natcom.org/DebateEvent/.

Salek, T. (Ph.D. student) (2012). [Review of the book China on Video: Smaller screen realities, by Paola Voci]. Screening the Past, 34, available online at http://www.screeningthepast.com/2012/07/china-on-video-smaller-screen-realities/.

Dissertations defended

Jihuyn Kim, June, 2012: Feedback and Avatar Similarity in Exercise Video Game Play: The Role of Presence.

Items of Interest

Lindsey Harness (Ph.D. student) accepted a full-time position as an Instrumentation-Innovator at the UWM Learning Technology Center. She is responsible for assisting faculty/staff with the pedagogical practices of implementing technology into higher learning.

Jihuyn Kim started a job at Bloomsburg University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies.

July 2012

Publications and Presentations

Braman, S. (Faculty) (2012). Technology and epistemology: Information policy and desire. In G. Bolin (Ed.), Cultural technologies in cultures of technology: Culture as means and ends in a technologically advanced media world, pp. 133-150. New York: Routledge.

Cramer, E. M. (Ph.D. student), & Mabry, E. A. (Faculty) (2012, July). The impact of computer-mediated communication technology on family communication patterns: An exploratory study. Paper presented at the International Association for Relationship Research Conference, Chicago, IL.

DeCloedt-Pinçon, D. (Ph.D. student) (2012, July). Communication, relational quality, and identity: A holistic understanding of women’s sexuality over a lifespan.
Paper presented at the International Association for Relationship Research Conference, Chicago, IL.

Fonner, K. L. (Faculty) (2012). Testing the connectivity paradox: Linking teleworkers’ communication media use to social presence, stress from interruptions, and organizational identification. Communication Monographs, 79, 205-231.

Jackl, J. A. (M.A. student) (2012, July). How deep is the relationship you seek? A comparison of mainstream and cougar dating websites. Paper presented at the International Association for Relationship Research Conference, Chicago, IL.

Mascarenhas, M. (Ph.D. student) (2012, May). Science will lead us forward: marginalization of the public sphere in the Frankenfish debate. Paper presented at the Rhetoric Society of America Research Network Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Mascarenhas, M. (Ph.D. student) (2012, July). The ELCA as deliberative community: A study of the distinctive features of deliberation in a religious context. Paper presented at the 2012 NCA Doctoral Honors Seminar, Los Angeles, CA.

Priddis, D., (Ph.D. student) Willes, K. L., (Ph.D. student) & Allen, M. (Faculty) (2012, July). Does this app make my butt look big? M2M smartphone application users. Paper presented at the International Association of Relationship Research Conference, Chicago, IL.

Stache, L. C. (Ph.D. student) (2012, July). A rhetorical construction of botox: Botox parties, real housewives, and the female body from a technophilic lens. Paper presented at the 2012 NCA Doctoral Honors Seminar, Los Angeles, CA.

Timmerman, L. M. (Faculty), & Kulovitz, K. (Ph.D. student) (2012, July). "Because I want a response from him”: Jealousy expression and reasons for use of particular CRJs. Paper presented at the International Association for Relationship Research Conference, Chicago, IL.

Items of Interest

Kathryn Fonner’s (faculty) telework research was featured in several media outlets, including Forbes, http://tinyurl.com/82p4h9d, Wall Street Journal, http://tinyurl.com/7vl27o2, and Human Resources Executive Online, http://tinyurl.com/c9zjtvb.

Kim Kulovitz (Ph.D. student) and Anna Herrman (Ph.D. student) attended a summer program in Ascona, Switzerland: Research on Computer-Mediated-Communication in Linguistics. Both students received travel grants from ThinkSwiss. The program focused on the exploration of methodological issues surrounding computer-mediated-communication (CMC) and linguistics. Doctoral students learned from and studied with several top linguistic and CMC scholars. Kim and Anna brought two current CMC projects and were able to further develop the methodology sections based on recommendations from the scholars and other students. Kim developed methodology pertaining to her study of bullying in the online gaming environment. Anna discussed ethical and methodological issues relevant to her study of pro-anorexia websites.

May 2012

Awards

The Department of Communication held an award ceremony to honor our graduating undergraduate and graduate students.

Seokhoon Ahn (M.A. student) was awarded the Melvin H. Miller Award for Outstanding Master’s Research

Ruth Beerman (Ph.D. student) and Andrew Cole (Ph.D. student) were awarded the Melvin H. Miller Doctoral Service Award

Rachel Davidson (Ph.D. student) was awarded Top Four Paper of the Voices of Diversity Interest Group at the Eastern Communication Conference. *Paper denoted below.

Anna Hermann (Ph.D. student) was accepted and received funding to attend the ThinkSwiss research program in Switzerland this summer for studying CMC research designs and analysis.

Kimberly Kulovitz (Ph.D. student) was awarded the ICA Teaching Award

Kimberly Kulovitz (Ph.D. student) was awarded the Melvin H. Miller Doctoral Teaching Award

Kikuko Omori and Lara Stache (both Ph.D. students) were awarded the Melvin H. Miller Award for Outstanding Doctoral Research

Deanne Priddis (Ph.D. student) was awarded the Steve Ojibway scholarship for the National Rural Institute on AODA scheduled for June 10-14, 2012 at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Mridula Mascarhenas and Lara Stache (both Ph.D. students) were selected and received funding to attend the NCA Doctoral Honors Seminar at the University of Southern California.

Phil Rippke (M.A. student) was awarded the Melvin H. Miller Master’s Service Award

Amanda Ruiz and Andrew Zoromski (both M.A. students) were awarded for the highest GPA in the Master’s program

Andrew Zoromski (M.A. student) was awarded the Melvin H. Miller Master’s Teaching Award

Dissertation Proposal Defended

Ali Gattoni, May 16, 2012: Breaking the Silence: Narratives of Motherhood in Online Communities

Publications and Presentations

Braman, S. (faculty) (2012). Internationalization of the Internet by design: The first decade. Global Media and Communication, 8(1), 26-44.

Rebekah Smiltneek and Carmen Stone presented "How money shapes the Internet: The political economy of the Internet design process" to the Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 20, 2012. This research was conducted as part of Sandra Braman's (faculty) NSF-funded research on the history of Internet design.

Sandra Braman (faculty) introduced plenary speaker Mark Hansen at the Center for 21st Century Studies international conference on "The Nonhuman Turn" (2012, May), and chaired the panel at the conference, "Objects II."

Cole, A. W. (Ph.D. student) (2012, May). Dividing a shared history: Defining rhetoric within the disciplinary identities of English and communication graduate students. Conference of the Rhetoric Society of America, Philadelphia, PA.

*Davidson, R. D. (Ph.D. student), Dobris, C. A., & White-Mills, K. (2012, April). Ambiguity and duality in contemporary mothering: Exploring online perspectives of childrearing authority. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Conference, Boston, MA. Top Four Paper.

Fonner, K. L. (faculty). (2012, May). Strategies for home-based teleworkers: Managing the work-home boundary and attaining work-life balance. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Hawkins, J. M. (Ph.D. Student), Kamal, S., & Scarpita, A. (2012, May). Assessing the mental health environment in Manitowoc County. Presentation to Manitowoc County Mental Health Task Force and community members, Manitowoc, WI.

Hawkins, J. M. (Ph.D. student) (2012, May) Folk beliefs’ impact on HIV/AIDS communication in rural South Africa. Presentation at the International Congress for Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana, IL.

Johnson, M. (Ph.D. student) (2012, May). Making safer sex sexy. Workshop presented at the WI Planned Parenthood Annual Professional Training Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

Kim, J. (Ph.D. student) (2012, May). Viewing alone or together: The effect of sexually explicit Internet material among college students. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Phoenix AZ.

Kim, S., Allen, M., Song, H., & Lim, T. (all faculty) (2012, May). Demarcating humility from self-deprecation. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Song, H. (faculty), Kim, J. (Ph.D. student), Kwon, J., & Jung, Y. (2012, May). Anti-smoking intervention using avatars as visualized possible selves. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Song, H. (faculty), Nam, Y., Gould, J., Sanders, S., McLaughlin, M., Fulk, J., & Ruccione, K. (2012, May). Cancer survivor identity shared in a social media intervention. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 29(2), 80-91. doi:10.1177/1043454212438964

Victor, A. (Ph.D. student) (2012, April). The professional and personal uses of social media. Presentation to the UW-Oshkosh Student Tweetup, Oshkosh, WI.

Items of Interest

Christina Bauer (M.A. student), Andrew Cole (Ph.D. student), and Phil Rippke (M.A. student) earned Rhetorical Leadership certificates

Paul John Glysz (M.A. student) earned a Mediation certificate

April 2012

Awards

Drew Zoromski (M.A. student) received a 2012-2013 U.S. Student Fulbright award. Based partially on his experiences teaching in Indonesia and at UWM, he will be appointed to an English Teaching Assistantship position to teach English as a foreign language in a Malaysian high school or University.

Publications and Presentations

Beerman, R. J. (Ph.D. student) (2012, April). Big and beautiful? Using Drop Dead Diva to interrogate bodily intersections of gender, beauty, and fatness. Presentation at the Gender Matters Conference, Governors State University, University Park, IL.

Bergtrom, G., Russell, M. R., Aycock, A., Stoerger, S., Cole, A. W. (Ph.D. student), Barth, D., & Mangrich, A. (2012, April 23). Future faculty development: How do we prepare them for distance teaching and learning? 2012 Sloan-C Blended Learning Conference and Workshop: Perfecting the Blend, Milwaukee, WI.

Fonner, K. L. (faculty), & Roloff, M. E. (2012). Testing the connectivity paradox: Linking teleworkers’ communication media use to social presence, stress due to interruptions, and organizational identification. Communication Monographs, 79, 205-231. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03637751.2012.673000

Fonner, K. L. (faculty), & Stache, L. C. (Ph.D. student) (2012). Teleworkers’ boundary management: Temporal, spatial, and expectation-setting strategies. In S. D. Long (Ed.), Virtual work and human interaction research: Qualitative and quantitative approaches (pp. 31-58). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Omachinski, K. (Ph.D. student), & Belmas, S. (2012, April). F-1 case studies. Presentation at the Wisconsin Association for International Educators, Appleton, WI.

Omachinski, K. (Ph.D. student), & Grenz, G. (2012, April). Orientation burnout: Recharging your batteries for a new and improved international student orientation! Presentation at the Wisconsin Association for International Educators, Appleton, WI.

Omachinski, K. (Ph.D. student), & Schmidt, T. (2012, April). Immigration open dialogue. Presentation at the Wisconsin Association for International Educators, Appleton, WI.

Omachinski, K. (Ph.D. student), & Simek, J. (2012, April). Challenges and benefits of working with faith based organizations. Presentation at the Wisconsin Association for International Educators, Appleton, WI.

Omachinski, K. (Ph.D. student), Simek, J., & Belmas, S. (2012, April). F-1 basics workshop. Presentation at the Wisconsin Association for International Educators, Appleton, WI.

Vidoloff, K. G., Becker, K. A. (Ph.D. student), & Freberg, K. (2012, April). Analysis of media framing across traditional and social media during the Japan radiation emergency: Implications for emergency risk communication practitioners. Presentation at the 12th biennial Kentucky Conference on Health Communication, Lexington, KY.

Wolf, D., Omachinski, K. (Ph.D. student), & Kaempfer, S. (2012, April). Creating a living learning community that increases global engagement. Presentation at the Wisconsin Association for International Educators, Appleton, WI.

Wong, E. M. (faculty), Haselhuhn, M. P., & Kray, L. J. (2012). Improving the future by considering the past: The impact of upward counterfactual reflection and implicit beliefs on negotiation performance. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 403-406.

Wong, E. M. (faculty) (2012). A Race to the Finish: Decision Making in Groups and Teams. Presented at the Women Leaders Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

Dissertation Proposals Defended

Aimee Lau, April 4, 2012, Facebook as a Facilitator of Organizational Identification: Exploring Relationships among Organizational Socialization, Involvement, Tenure, Interaction with Multiple Targets, and Institutional Type

Items of Interest

Elaine M. Wong (faculty) and Andrew Cole (Ph.D. student) received the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Certificate in Online and Blended Teaching.

Elaine M. Wong's research titled "The Gleam of the Double-Edged Sword: The Benefits of Subgroups for Organizational Ethics" was covered in the Huffington Post. Available at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/wray-herbert/corporate-psychology_b_1421176.html

March 2012

Awards

Emily Cramer was awarded the Graduate Fellowship Award for 2012-2013.

Kim Omachinski (Ph.D. student) won a Fulbright Award for International Education Administrators to Japan. She will learn about the higher education system and culture of Japan, as well as meet several administrators and government officials of their country.

Katie L. Turkiewicz (Ph.D. student) was awarded the Top Division Paper and Top Student Paper in the Health Communication Interest Group, Central States Communication Association.

Publications and Presentations

"A Conversation with Kathryn M. Olson," Vibrant Voices of Public Address 1, no. 3 (March 2012): 1-6. http://blog.umd.edu/ncapublicaddress/vibrant-voices-of-public-address/vibrant-voices-of-public-address-volume-1-no-3/

Allen, M. (faculty) (2012, April). Deserving stigma. Presentation at the Central States Communication Association Conference, Cleveland, OH.

Becker, K. A. (Ph.D. student) (2011). The dating fast: 40 days to reclaim your heart, body, and soul. New York: Crossroads.

Braman, S. (faculty) (2011). Privacy by design: Networked computing, 1969–1979. New Media & Society. Published online December 26, 2011 (before print). doi:10.1177/1461444811426741.

Cole, A. W. (Ph.D. student) (2012, March). Beware the witching hour: ‘Dark times’ & rhetoric as magic. Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association Conference, Cleveland, OH.

Cole, A. W. (Ph.D. student) (2012, March). Women, audience and enthymeme in responses to Kinsey’s “Sexual Behavior in the Human Female.” Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association Conference, Cleveland, OH.

Maier, M. (Ph.D. student), Turkiewicz, K. L. (Ph.D. student), & Rippke, P. F. (M.A. student) (2012, March). Relational maintenance strategies in the stepmother-stepdaughter dyad. Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association Conference, Cleveland, OH.

Olson, K. M. (faculty) (2012, March). The Epideictic Function of Symbolic Violence in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: Lessons in Romanticizing and Tolerating Violence ‘for Love’s Sake’ in Intimate Relationships. Paper presented at the Symbolic Violence Conference, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

Omachinski, K. (Ph.D. student) (2012, March). Intercultural challenges working overseas. Presentation at the Central States Communication Association Conference, Cleveland, OH.

Omori, K. (Ph.D. student), Herrman, A. (Ph.D. student), McNallie, J., & Allen, M. (faculty) (2012, April). Beauty ideals in magazines: Cultural differences between Japanese citizens and US citizens in the US. Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association Conference, Cleveland, OH.

DeCloedt Pinçon, D. (Ph.D. student) (2012, March). Autism: A visual ethnography. Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association Conference, Cleveland, OH.

Tenzek, K. (Ph.D. student), Cramer, E. (Ph.D. student), & Allen, M. (faculty) (2012, April). Hospice chaplains: An examination of communication issues. Presentation of the Central States Federation Prize Research, Cleveland, OH.

Turkiewicz, K. L. (Ph.D. student) (2012, March). Cyberchondria scale construction: The Cyberchondria Assessment Measure (CYCAM). Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association Conference, Cleveland, OH.*

Turkiewicz, K. L. (Ph.D. student) (2012, March). Existing theoretical frameworks of interpersonal forgiveness: A critical review. Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association Conference, Cleveland, OH.

* Top paper

February 2012

Publications and Presentations

Kulovitz, K.L. (PhD student), & Mabry, E.A. (faculty) (2012). Cyberbullying: Perceptions of bullies and victims. In L. A. Wankel & C. Wankel (Eds.), Misbehavior online in higher education (pp. 105-126). United Kingdom: Emerald Publishing.

Dissertation Proposals Defended

Lindsey Harness, February 7, 2012, It Gets Better: The Rhetorical Possibilities and Limitations of YouTube & Subaltern Populations

Malynnda Johnson, May 4th, 2011, Critical Issues, Critical Questions: Social Construction of HIV Through Mediated Narratives

Jihyun Kim, December 20, 2012, Promoting Physical Activity through Exercise Video Game Play: The Role of Presence

Melissa Maier, December 1, 2011, Risky Behaviors: An Application of the GPA Framework

Kelly Tenzek, September 28, 2011, The Chaplain’s Role at End-of-Life Care: A Coordination Management of Meaning Approach to Interaction

Katie LaPlant Turkiewicz, November, 11, 2011, The Impact of Cyberchondria on Doctor-Patient Communication

January 2012

Publications and Presentations

Bonito, J. A., & Meyers, R. A. (2011). Examining functional communication as egocentric or group-centric: Application of a latent group model. Communication Monographs, 78, 463-485.

Haselhuhn, M. A., & Wong, E. M. (2012). Bad to the bone: Facial structure predicts unethical behaviour. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 279, 571-576.

MacKenzie, J., & Meyers, R. A. (2012). International collaboration in SoTL: Current status and future direction. International Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 6 (1). Available at http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/ijsotl/v6n1.html.

McRoy, S., Vaidhyanathan, V., May, A., & Song, H. (2012, January). An open architecture for messaging-based consumer-health question-answering.
Paper presented to the 2nd ACM SIGHIT International Health Informatics (IHI) Symposium.

Wong, E. M., Ormiston, M. E., & Tetlock, P. E. (2011). The effects of top management team integrative complexity and decentralized decision making on corporate social performance. Academy of Management Journal, 54, 1207-1228.

Items of Interest

Elaine M. Wong's article, "A face only an investor could love: CEO facial structure predicts firm financial performance," (2011, Psychological Science) received media coverage in The British Psychological Society's Occupational Digest: http://bps-occupational-digest.blogspot.com/2011/12/does-mans-facial-dimensions-influence.html.

Ruth Beerman, Emily Cramer, Rachel Davidson, Lara Stache, and Angela Victor attended the UW-Green Bay Faculty Development Conference, January 20, 2012. The conference featured keynote speaker Dr. Kerry Ann Rockquemore, whose presentation, "Every Semester Needs a Plan: How to Create a Strategic Plan for Your Research and Writing & the Secret to Actually Doing It!", focused on balancing academic and personal time.