Communication - 2010 News Archive

December 2010

Presentations and Publications

Adolphson, J. V. (2010, November). Creative expression or compulsive exploitation in underground comix: The scapegoating of Mike Diana’s Boiled Angel. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, San Francisco.

Adolphson, J. V. (2010, November). Violations of decorum: The rhetorical effect of wall-spam on Facebook memorials. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, San Francisco.

Allen, M., Kim, S., Antos, A., Gattoni, A., Grimes, D., Huang, H., Kim, J., Lu, S., Maier, M., May, A., Omachinski, K., Omori, K., Tenzek, K., Turkiewicz, K.L., & Zhang, Y. (2010, November). Testing an additive model for the effectiveness of evidence on the persuasiveness of a message. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, San Francisco.

Allen, M., Ahmad, S., Apmann, L., Chen, L., Ditzler, W., Fox, M.J., Frey, A., Gonnering, R., Grimes, D., Huang, H., Katz, J., Louk, A.C., Lu, S., Lulewicz, A., Lund, A., Maier, M.A., Rankin, E.A., Strharsky, L., van Dyke, E., &  Zhang, Y. (2010, November). Evaluating doctoral programs in communication on the basis of citations. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, San Francisco.

Bonito, J., & Meyers, R. A. (2010, November). Examining functional communication from a Socio-Egocentric perspective: Application of a latent group model. Top-Three paper presented to the Group Communication Division, National Communication Association, San Francisco.

Bradford, L., Peterson, J.L., & Gattoni, A. (2010, October). Embarrassment in health care: Intersections and implications for communication. Paper presented at the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare, Scottsdale, AZ.

Braman, S. (2010). Mediating the public through policy. In S. Papathanassopoulos & R. Negrine (Eds.), Communications policy: Theory and issues (pp. 22-48). Houndsmills, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Braman, S. (2010, November). The many faces of data privacy. Presented to the U.S. Embassy, Stockholm, Sweden.

Braman, S. (2010, November). Social media and the state. Presented to the Workshop on the Twitter Revolution, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.

Braman, S. (2010, October). Information policy, power, and the informational state. Presented to Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.

Fonner, K. L. (2010, November). Strategies for effective group problem-solving and decision-making. Presentation for the career and professional development seminar series, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.

Fonner, K. L. & Roloff, M.E. (2010, November). Why teleworkers are more satisfied with their jobs than are office-based workers: When less contact is beneficial. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, San Francisco.

Gattoni, A., Kim, J., Meyers, R. A., Kauffeld, S., & Lehmann-Willenbrock, N. (2010, November). Relational communication in organizational workgroups: Impact on decision making interaction. Paper presented to the Group Communication Division, National Communication Association, San Francisco.

Harness, L. (2010, November). Scapegoating in the park: A Burkeian analysis of the large feeding ban. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, San Francisco.

Harris, L.J. (2010). Law as father: Metaphors of family in Nineteenth-Century law. Communication Studies, 61, 526-542.

Kartch, F. (2010, October 2). Finding conflict in LOST: Escalation, destruction, and violence. Presented at the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Kartch, F. (2010, November). Twilight takes a bite out of feminism. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, San Francisco.

Kartch, F., Herrman, A., Maier, M., May, A., England, N.,  & Burrell, N. (2010, November). Building bridges: An integrative approach to mediation. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, San Francisco.

Kim, J., Lim, T.S., Dindia, K., & Burrell, N. (2010). Reframing the cultural differences between the East and the West. Communication Studies, 61, 543-566.

Kim, S., Lim, T., & Kim, J. (2010, November). The impact of cultural holism on conflict management style: A cross-cultural study. Paper presented to the Conference of the National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.

Kulovitz, K.L. (2010, November). Lady gamers: A discourse analysis of gender construction in MMORPGs. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, San Francisco.

Kulovitz, K.L., & Dindia, K. (2010, November). Self-disclosure and the sibling relationship. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, San Francisco.

Lehmann-Willenbrock, N., Meyers, R. A., & Kauffeld, S. (2010, November). Examining procedural interaction as shared leadership in organizational teams. Paper presented to the Group Communication Division, National Communication Association, San Francisco.

Maier, M., Burrell, N., & Allen, M. (2010, November). International conflict and mediation: Application of the SAT model. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, San Francisco.

Mascarenhas, M. (2010, November). From uniform to pulp: The Combat Paper project as performance of veteran resistance against war. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, San Francisco.

May, A. (2010, November). A practical application of constructivist theory: MBTI. Paper presented National Communication Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.

McKinney, V., Croasdell, D., Allen, M., Burrell, Scherr, C.E.L., & Bhomick, S. (2010, November). Perceptions of knowledge and knowledge equity. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, San Francisco.

McNallie, J., Hong, H., Rankin, E., Meyers, R., Kauffeld, S., & Lehmann-Willenbrock, N. (2010, November). Positive and negative communication in organizational decision-making groups: An examination of humor and complaining. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, San Francisco, California.

Olson, K. M.  (2010, November). Constructing absence, presence, and what makes one the candidate of change:  Rhetorically performing leadership and the first McCain-Obama debate. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, San Francisco.

Omachinski, K. (2010, November). Cultural chaos. Presentation for International Education Week, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI.

Omachinski, K., & Gattoni, A. (2010, November). Online resources for SoTL researchers: Assessment of a SoTL website. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Peterson, J. L. (2010, November). How do they get it? Support seeking strategies of women living with HIV. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Pucci, S.L., Omachinski, K., Gayhart, C., & Morris, K. (2010, November). Careers across the map: Teaching English abroad. Presentation for International Education Week at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI.

Stache, L. (2010, November). Pink truth: The women who want to bring down MaryKay®. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, San Francisco.

Tenzek, K. E. (2010, November). Caught at a crossroads: The Internet and end-of-life care. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, San Francisco.

Uecker, D., Schmidt, J., & Lau, A. (2010, November). Building bridges: Friendship in Russia, Croatia, and the United States. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Items Of Interest

Born to Sang-Yeon Kim and Yeolhee, a daughter Anna, 8 lbs., on November 19th, you can email congratulations to him at: sangyeon@uwm.edu

Congratulations to William Keith, winner of the Daniel Rohrer Memorial Award for the best published article in argumentation awarded by the American Forensic Association.

Congratulations go to the following persons for winning top paper awards at NCA this year:

  • Training and Development (Amy May)
  • Peace and Conflict Studies (Melissa Maier, Nancy Burrell, Mike Allen)
  • Argumentation and Forensics (Mike Allen, Sang-Yeon Kim, Ali Gattoni, Denis Grimes, Anna Herrman, Hsin Haung, Jihyun Kim, Shan Lu, Melissa Maier, Amy May, Kim Omachinski, Kikuko Omori, Kelly Tenzek, Katie Turkiewicz, and Yan Zhang)
  • Performance Studies (Mridula Mascarenhas)
  • Group Communication (Reneé Meyers)

The department and communication 103 public speaking course hosted the first bi-annual Public Speaking Showcase, Honoring Public Heroes, on Saturday November 6, 2010. This showcase included 22 college students from an introductory public speaking course. The students presented a persuasive speech on why some person is worthy of the audience’s admiration, based upon commonly held values such as, but not limited to, altruism, perseverance, or commitment to excellence. The winning student was Louella Aquino taught by Drew Zoromski. Judges for the final round included Interim Provost Johannes Britz and UWM alumni Jere McGaffey and Randy Parlee. Attendance for the final round included approximately 150 people, including students from across the university, TAs, faculty members, and parents.

A news release and accompanying UWM webpage story about Dr. Kathryn Fonner’s article published in the Journal of Applied Communication Research about the advantages of telework is provided in the URL listed below. Dozens of news outlets (including Science Codex, Science Technology, Milwaukee Magazine, Medical News Today, Daily India, Money Times, St. Louis-Globe Democrat, UPI) and blogs have published the story. (http://www4.uwm.edu/news/stories/details.cfm?customel_datapageid_11602=3909685)

Tara M. Emmers-Sommer is now Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, Professor and Graduate Coordinator, Department of Communication Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas and has had the following recent professional accomplishments, you can email congratulations at: Tara.EmmersSommer@unlv.edu
Recipient, along with Dr. Katherine Hertlein and Dr. Alexis Kennedy, UNLV, of the 2010-2012 Strategic Plan Graduate Research Assistantship (SPGRA) award. Amount awarded, $30,000.
Emmers-Sommer, T. M., Warber, K., & Halford, J. (2010). Reasons for (non) engagement in infidelity. Marriage and Family Review, 46, 1-25.
Emmers-Sommer, T. M., Warber, K., Passalacqua, S., & Luciano, A. (2010). Communicating (and responding to) sexual health status: Reasons for STD (non)disclosure. Psychology, 1 (3), 178-184.
Emmers-Sommer, T. M., Farrell, J., Gentry, A., Stevens, S., Eckstein, J., Battocletti, J., & Gardener, C. (2010). First date sexual expectations, sexual- and gender-related attitudes: The effects of who asked, who paid, date location, and gender. Communication Studies, 61 (3), 339-355.
Emmers-Sommer, T. M., Nebel, S., Allison, M. L., Cannella, M., Cartmill, D., Ewing, S., Horvath, D., Osborne, J. K., & Wojtasek, B. (2009). Patient-provider communication about sexual health: The relationship with gender, sex-stereotypical beliefs, and perceptions of communication inappropriateness. Sex Roles, 60 (9/10), 669-681.

Mike Bernhagen’s project on hospice care interviews were broadcast on WISN-Milwaukee on November 18th, a link to those interviews is posted on the Rainbow Hospice Care and Consider the Conversation websites.

November 2010

Presentations and Publications

Adolphson, J. V. (2010, October 3). Dissent and media distortion of Varg Vikernes ‘satanic’ Norwegian black metal. Presented at the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Adolphson, J. V. (2010, October 3). Save my show: Fan culture and the rhetoric of fan petition campaigns. Presented at the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Braman, S. (2010, October). The framing years: Policy fundamentals in the internet design process, 1969-1979. Presented to the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, Arlington, Virginia.

Braman, S. (2010, October). Technical internet designers think about the law: The first ten years (1969-1979). Presented to the European Communication Research and Education Association, Hamburg, Germany.

Cole, A. (2010, October). From ‘Witch’ to ‘Bitch’: The hunt for the misogyny spector in contemporary legend-telling. Paper presented at the Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Cole, A. (2010, October). Jacked’: Investigating the relationship between gender, body image and self esteem in college weightlifters. Paper presented at the Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Fonner, K. L., & Roloff, M. E. (2010). Why teleworkers are more satisfied than office-based workers: When less contact is beneficial. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 38, 336-361. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00909882.2010.513998

Johnson, M., (2009, October). Entertainment-education past, present, future: How television can help or hinder young adults perception of HIV Risk. Presented in the Television Division of Midwest Popular Culture Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Johnson, M., (2010, October). A tale of the sea kittens: An examination into the employment of didactic rhetoric as a form of culture jamming. Paper accepted to the Animal and Plant Division of Midwest Popular Culture Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Johnson, M., (2010, October). One diagnosis, one tribe: Social support and social capital in HIV/AIDS online groups. Presented to the Ethnography Division of Midwest Popular Culture Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Keith, W. (2010). A new golden age: Intercollegiate debate in the 21st Century. In A. Louden (Ed.), Navigating opportunity: Policy debate in the 21st Century (pp. 1-17). New York: International Debate Education Association.

Keith, W. (2010, October 21). Public Speaking in the 21st Century: Challenges, Conversations, and Ecologies. Paper presented to the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

McNallie, J. (2010, October). The Completion Myth in the Twilight series. Paper Presentation at the Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Meyers, R., MacKenzie J., & Lazarides, K. (2010, October). Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Collaboration: Cultivating International Connections. Paper presented at the International Society of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning conference, Liverpool, England.

Peterson, J. L., Johnson, M. A., Halvorsen, B., Apmann, L., Chang, P., Kershek, S., Scherr, C., Ogi, M., & Pincon, D. (2010). Coping with death and dying: Where nurses go for help. International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 16, 432 - 438.

Smith, K., & Katz, J. (2010, October). Customer-Employee Rapport and its Effect on Service Outcomes. Presentation at the Organizational Communication Mini-Conference, Rutgers University, New Jersey.

Stache, L. (2010, October). Best friends forever? Female friendships and Bride Wars, Paper presented at the Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Tenzek, K. E., & Compton, J. (2010, October). Intersecting Rhetoric: McCain’s health through body, political, and visual stories. Presented at Midwest Popculture Association, Minneapolis.

Items Of Interest

Married on October 16th, Kelly Tenzek to Jake Nieheisel. You can email messages of congratulations to Kelly at ketenzek@uwm.edu

Born to Ali Gattoni, a daughter, Lucy Elizabeth Gattoni, on October 9th, at 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and 21 inches. You can email Ali at lgattoni@uwm.edu

Born to Angela Victor, a daughter, Stella McQuade Victor, on September 30th, 5lbs, 6oz, 16 inches. You can email a message to akvictor@uwm.edu

Renee Meyers delivered a lecture at the University of Glasgow (Scotland) titled “Threshold Concepts and Troublesome Knowledge” on October 18, 2010.

Leslie Harris and Sandra Braman were selected as a Wisconsin Libraries Research Fellows.

Sandra Braman is serving as a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Sõdertõrn University in Stockholm, Sweden, Oct. 7-Nov. 17. Her responsibilities include delivering 3 lectures, providing 2 training workshops for faculty, working with faculty on approaches to incorporating communication law and policy into the curriculum, consulting with M.A. and Ph.D. students on their research, and participating in other departmental research activities.

October 2010

Presentations and Publications

Braman, S. (2010, Sept.). Privacy for networked computing, 1969-1979. Presented to Internet, Politics, Policy, Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford, UK.

Braman, S. (2010, Sept.). Building an African information ethics toolkit. Presented to Teaching Information Ethics in Africa, Gaborone, Botswana.

Items of Interest

Qian Zhao and her husband Jinwei Zhang joyfully announce the birth of their baby daughter Allison Xiaomai Zhang on September 4th at 12:13, 8 lb. 11oz and 21 inches long. We are just learning the ropes to parenting! Qian would like to share our joy with the department. You can contact her with messages at aimrjw@hotmail.com

Stacy Mirviss Jossart and her husband wish you would welcome the birth of another boy, Henry Jackson Jossart. He was born on 7/2/10 and was 20 inches long and 7 pounds 12 ounces. Mridula saw him over the summer. He is already a BIG boy, sweet, snugly and an amazing sleeper. You can send messages to her at: semj04@gmail.com

Mike Bernhagen wishes to thank the efforts of Dr. Bruce Wilson, a prominent Milwaukee-area cardiologist and patient advocate, for helping place three articles related to our documentary film project were published in the Crossroads section of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The first, authored by Karen Lacke Carrig (President & CEO of Rainbow Hospice Care), is entitled "Documentary Tackles the Issue" : http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/103171044.html

The second, entitled "New Perspective from Tragic News ," is the story of Terry’s personal calling to the project: http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/103171059.html

The third, entitled "A Sad Goodbye, But Life Changed", is the story of my personal calling to the project: http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/103171039.html

A fourth article, authored by Stephen Kiernan (the first person we interviewed for "Consider the Conversation") and entitled "A Path to Death with Dignity", also appeared in the same section: http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/103171074.html

Another article appeared a week later "Physicians, Listen to Patients", was written by Dr. Bruce Wilson and shared the reaction of the physician audience to the end-of-life message delivered by me, Terry Kaldhusdal, Stephen Kiernan and Joe Caruso.
You can read the article by clicking on the following link: http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/103755239.html

Mike wishes to thank everyone for the continuing support of this important project. You can e-mail Mike congratulations at: mike.bernhagen@rainbowhospicecare.org

Nancy Burrell served as referee for the National Communication Association Interpersonal Communication Division in the selection of the Dissertation of the Year and the Young Scholar Career Award to be awarded this year in San Francisco.

Sandra Braman was appointed as editor of the Communication in the Public Interest book series published by Blackwell/Wiley in cooperation with the International Communication Association.

Sandra Braman served as rapporteur for the UNESCO-funded conference, Teaching Information Ethics in Africa, in Gaborone, Botswana.

September 2010

Upcoming Events

Friday, September 17th, 2:00pm
Departmental Colloquium by Cynthia Cheng, University of Santa Clara dealing with acculturation of Chinese women in the United States. The presentation will be held in MER 131.

Friday, September 24th, 2:00pm
Sandra Braman, will be speaking on Technology Policy and Organizational Communication. The presentation will be held in MER 131.

Friday, October 1st, 2:00pm
Professional Development Seminar by Ronda Sprague, UW-Stevens Point, will be here discussing working in the Wisconsin System and providing advice on how to prepare for working at a state college. The presentation will be held in MER 131.

Published and Presented Works

Dindia, K., Lau, A., Hsu, S., & Garber, P. (2010). I need some space: Friends through good times and bad times. In D. Braithwaite and J. Wood (Eds), Casing interpersonal communication: Case studies in personal and social relationships (pp. 43-50). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.

Haselhuhn, M.P. & Wong, E.M. (2010). Support theory in negotiation: How unpacking aspirations and bottom lines can improve performance. Presented at the Academy of Management Meetings, Conflict Management Division, Montreal, Canada.

Mascarenhas, M., Meyers, R. A., & Bonito, J. R. (2010). Matters of life and death: Decision making in a jury. In L. W. Black (Ed.), Group communication: Cases for analysis, appreciation, and application (pp. 125-134). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Wong, E.M., Peterson, R.S., & Ormiston, M.E. (2010). The effect of CEO conscientiousness and TMT integrative complexity on firm adaptability. Presented at the Academy of Management Meetings, Business Policy and Strategy, Organization & Management Theory, Organizational Behavior Divisions, Montreal, Canada.

Items of Note

Born to Katie LaPlant Turkiewicz and her husband Kevin, a son, Benjamin Aaron Turkiewicz, on August 30th, 4:18pm, 9#, 3oz, 21 inches long. Mom reports being exhausted but doing well.

Jean Vallier has been promoted to Assistant Director of Quality Service and Practice Promotion for the entire Madison Medical Affiliates organization.

Mike Bernhagen and Terry Kaldhusdal are pleased to announce that the documentary film project has been re-titled from "One Step Closer" to "Consider the Conversation", a name that more accurately reflects our culture's struggle with end-of-life and indeed the key to making it better. Special thanks go to Dr. Martin Welsh (the last surviving patient we interviewed) and his wife, Maureen, who were kind enough to organize a focus group for us consisting of several close friends and family members during our trip to California in mid-June. Filming is now complete and we have been very busy preparing a 56:46 cut for Twin Cities Public Television. Please go to our new website: www.ConsidertheConversation.org

August 2010


With sadness we note the passing of Dr. Mary Kenny Badami, a retired professor from the Communication Department at Bloomsburg University, she obtained her doctoral degree from Northwestern University and began her career at UW-Milwaukee in 1976 where she taught until 1981.

Published and Presented Works

Braman, S. (2010, July). The internationalization of Internet design. Presented to the International Association for Media and Communication Research, Braga, Portugal.

Braman, S. (2010, July). Citizenship and internet. Paper presented to the International Association for Media and Communication Research, Braga, Portugal.

Braman, S. (2010, July). Anti-terrorism and the globalization of media. Presented to the International Association for Media and Communication Research, Braga, Portugal.

Gattoni, A. & Tenzek, K.E. (August, 2010). The Practice: Improving Doctor-Patient Communication, appearing in the August issue of the Communication Currents publication put out by the National Communication Association to highlight communication research of interest to nonacademic communities.

Meyers, R. A. (2010, July). Content Analysis for Group Research. Presentation at the annual International Network for Group Research Conference, Washington, DC.

Meyers, R. A., Seibold, D. R., & Kang, P. (2010). Examining argument in a naturally occurring jury deliberation. Small Group Research, 41, 452-473.

Peterson, J.L., Johnson, M.A., & Tenzek, K.E. (2010) Spirituality as a Life Line: Women Living With HIV/AIDS and the Role of Spirituality in Their Support System, Journal of Interdisciplinary Feminist Thought, 4(1). Available at: http://escholar.salve.edu/jift/vol4/iss1/3

Items of Note

Born to Mariko Izumi and her husband Markus Weidler, a son, Fabian Shota, born on July 2nd, 7lb 15oz, both parents report a bit of sleep deprivation at this point but feel happy and content. Mariko’s email address is izumi_mariko@colstate.edu

Marriage of Anna Antos to Allan James Herrman on July 24th, you can email congratulations to Anna at: arantos@uwm.edu

Marriage of Nathan Williams to Bridget Crean on July 18th, you can email congratulations to Nathan at: willi264@uwm.edu

Bonnie Halvorsen was promoted to assistant dean at the new School of Public Health at UW-Milwaukee. You can email Bonnie at halvors3@uwm.edu

Renee Meyers was elected to the board of the Interdisciplinary Network of Group Researchers Association for a three-year term.

Lindsey Harness attended the 2010 NCA Summer Conference on Teaching Rhetorical Criticism/Critical Pedagogy at the University of Puget Sound from July 22nd to 26th.

Sandra Braman has been elected Chair of the Law Section of the International Association for Media and Communication Research.

Sandra Braman has been appointed Chair of the Task Force on Political Engagement of the International Communication Association.

Sandra Braman served as chair of a panel on The Internet and Public Services and delivered a talk as part of a roundtable on Privacy and Surveillance in Online Environments and the Role of Academics at the International Association for Media and Communication Research, Braga, Portugal.

July 2010

Published and Presented Works

Braman, S. (2010). Legal globalization and the public sphere. In Jostein Gripsrud and Hallvard Moe (Eds.), The digital public sphere: Challenges for media policy (pp. 143-162). Gothenburg, Sweden: Nordicom.

Braman, S. (2010, June). Locating the hinge: When material decision-making for the Internet becomes immaterial communication policy. Presented to the International Communication Association, Singapore.

Braman, S. (2010, June). Technical design of the Internet and the law: The first decade. Presented to the International Telecommunications Society, Tokyo.

Gattoni, A. & Tenzek, K.E. (2010). The practice: An analysis of the factors influencing the training of health care participants through innovative technology. Communication Education, 59, 263-273.

Omori, K., Zhang, Y.B., Ota, H., & Imamura, M. (2010, June). Japanese College Students' Media Exposure to Sexually Explicit Material, Perceptions of Women, and Sexually Permissive Attitudes. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Singapore.

Pincon, D. (2010). Flemish and non-Flemish perceptions of Flemish national identity as manifested in online news sources. International Journal of Communication, 4, 758-777. Available: http://ijoc.org/ojs/index.php/ijoc/article/view/630

Items of Note

Emily Lenard accepted a new position with Coet Branding Public Relations as a Social Media and PR Coordinator. See this at URL: http://pitch.pe/68877, you can email Emily at: emily.lenard@gmail.com

Angela DeAngelo Westphal was promoted to Senior Lecturer at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in her first year eligibility. You can email her at: deangelo_angela@hotmail.com

Sandra Braman chaired a panel entitled, “Telecommunications Governance, Investment, and Options," at the International Communication Association conference in Tokyo, June, 2010.

June 2010

Presentations and Publications

Adolphson, J. V. (2010, May). Holy rock and rollers: A fantasy theme analysis of American Evangelicalism in Christian heavy metal. Presented at the 14th Rhetoric Society of America Biennial Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Adolphson, J. V. (2010, May). The apocalyptic rhetoric of Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church. Presented at the 14th Rhetoric Society of America Biennial Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Braman, S. (2010, May). Code AND law: The intertwining of technical and legal decision-making for the Internet. Presented to the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Chicago.

Braman, S. (2010, May). Theoretical and methodological innovations for Internet governance research. Presented to the Third International Workshop on Global Internet Governance: An Interdisciplinary Research Field in Construction, Montreal, Canada.

Braman, S. (2010, May). Governance by design: Technical decision-making for the Internet and social policy. Presented to the Third International Workshop on Global Internet Governance: An Interdisciplinary Research Field in Construction, Montreal, Canada.

Harris, L.J. (2010, May). Feminism and the 'Spiral of History': History in the rhetoric of Gloria Steinem. Presented at the 14th Rhetoric Society of America Biennial Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Lin, W.Y., Song, H., & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2010). Localizing the global: Exploring the transnational ties that bind in new immigrant communities. Journal of Communication, 60, 205-229.

Meyers, R. A., & Brashers, D. E. (2010). Extending the Conversational Argument coding scheme: Argument categories, units, and coding procedures. Communication Methods and Measures, 4, 27-45.

Song, H., Kim, J., Tenzek, K. E., & Lee, K. M. (2010, June). Intrinsic motivation in exergames: Competition, competitiveness, and the conditional indirect effects of presence. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Singapore.
TOP THREE Paper in Communication and Technology Division

Items of Interest

Kathryn Fonner received Graduate School Research Committee Award funding for her research on teleworkers' boundary management strategies. Doctoral student Lara Stache will be working on the project as a research assistant.

Sandra Braman and Jolie LeGate received a grant from the Office of Undergraduate Research SURF program (Salary for Undergraduate Research Fellows). This grant provides a stipend to support Jolie's work over summer, 2010, on the Internet Design as Social Policy project.

Melvin H. Miller Memorial Award Winners

Doctoral Research — Katie Laplant Turkiewicz
Master’s Research — Shan Lu
Doctoral Teaching — Jihyun Kim
Master’s Teaching — Jillian Engl, Kimberly Smith
ICA Teaching — Ali Gattoni
Doctoral Service — Lindsey Harness, Malynnda Johnson
Master’s Service — Bonnie Halverson, Amanda Lulewicz, Yan Zhang
Master’s GPA — Katherine Drewes, Sarah Schlossing, Amanda Stevens, Emily van Dyke

Undergraduate Awards

Melvin H. Miller Award for Highest GPA in Communication

Melissa Ann Hillmer

Randy and Joanne Parlee Scholarship

Semra Jo Schneider

Frank E.X. Dance Scholarship

Maxine Webb

Central States Undergrad Honors Research Conference

Craig Casetta
Amy Ogrezovich

Spring 2010 Commencement Honors

Tamara Jo Branam
Kelly Marie Drvaric
Tiffany Christine Gardner
Alicia Alexandra Lorino
Laura Jane Elise Mueller
Bradley John Sagadin
Semra Jo Schneider
Ashley A Seifert

Summa Cum Laude

Mary Elizabeth Anderson
Alyssa Renee Fitzgerald

Magna Cum Laude

Natalie Leone Chery
Laura Christine Ihrcke
Lisa Christine Mullaney

Cum Laude

Lacy Kutz

Phi Beta Kappa

Bryan Szalewski

Lambda Pi Eta

Mary Elizabeth Anderson Maria Sara Bottoni
Connie Kay Brooks William Traudeau Chaussee
Mary Chris Dantzler Nicole Marie Dreier
Samantha Marie Fletcher Eric James Frank
Tiffany Christine Gardner Cori Marie Gilbert
Rachel Elizabeth Goldmann Emily Katherine Harbridge
Bethany Anne Hawes Melissa Ann Hillmer
Joanne Marie Jones Angela Lee Kehlenbrink
Steve Kelly Michelle Louise Krause
William Thomas Krenn Stephanie Elizabeth Luedke
Wendy Robinson Rebecca Jean Rutz
Ronald David Schuckert Caitlin Anne Settersten
Tracy Christine Stuettgen Maxine Yvonne Webb
Thomas Alan White Sarah Elizabeth Zens

May 2010

Presentations and Publications

Allen, M., & Burrell, N. (2010, April). Liberal arts vs. professional programs at a large university – undergrad through PhD. Paper Presentation at the Central States Communication Association, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Allen, M., Feiner, B., Antos, A., Tenzek, K.E., & May, A. (2010, April). Examining the Impact of Parental Disclosure of HIV on Children: A Meta-Analysis. Paper Presentation at the Central States Communication Association, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Antos, A. (2010, April). Media consumption and body image: Influential factors of communication apprehension. Paper Presentation at the Central States Communication Association, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Antos A., Rankin, E., & Anderson, C. (2010, April). Receptivity and adaptability: Are practitioners using multiple models? Paper Presentation at the Central States Communication Association, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Beerman, R.J. (2010, April 16). The Discourse of Saving an Other: Using Performance Theory to Unpack Positions of Power and Constraint in President George W. Bush’s Iraq War Rhetoric. Presented at the UW-System Women’s Studies and LGBTQ Conference, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Below, A. (2010, April). Genre analysis and Internet design. Presented to the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program colloquium, Milwaukee.

Braman, S. (2010, April). Switches: Epistemology & the law. Paper presented to the conference on Law and Disciplinarity, Center for International Education, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Braman, S. (2010). The interpenetration of technical and legal decision-making for the Internet. Information, Communication, & Society, 13, 309-324.

Casetta, C. (2010, April). Final vindication: General MacArthur’s apologia to the cadets at West Point and the country. Paper presented at Central States Communication Association Convention, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Davis, A. (2010). Glamorization of Gore through Visual Argument: An Analysis of Dexter Advertisements." In D. S. Gouran (Ed.), The Functions of Argument and Social Context (pp54-59). Washington D.C.: National Communication Association.

England, N., Stevens, A.L., & Huang, H. (2010, April). Promoting communication in a practitioner-saturated field. Paper presented at Central States Communication Association Convention, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Harness, L. (2010, April). America’s Sweetheart: A Rhetorical Analysis of Barbie as a Social, Cultural, and Political Leader. Paper Presented at the Women's Studies Conference, UW-Whitewater, Wisconsin.

Harris, L.J. & Smith, K. (2010). Feminists for Life and the Appropriation of History. In D. S. Gouran (Ed.), The Functions of Argument and Social Context (pp158-163). Washington D.C.: National Communication Association.

Harris, L. (2010, April). Pure, Pious, and Polygamous: Mormon Women and the Defense of Polygamy in the Nineteenth Century United States, Colloquium for the Center for Print Culture, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Johnson, M. (2010, April). Adapting to different cultures in Business Communication. GIFT Presentation at the Central States Communication Association Convention, Division of Great Ideas in Teaching, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Johnson, M. (2010, April) Engaging Neuromancer in Communication, Technology and Society. Presented at the Central States Communication Association Convention, Division of Instructional Resources, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Kartch, F., Louk, A., & Chen, L. (2010, April). Mediator roles and conflict images: How do mediators see themselves? Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Keith, W. (2010, April). Reflecting on the history of public discussion. Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Kulovitz, K., Maier, M., & Turkiewicz, K. (2010, April). Incorporating Relevant Media into the IP Classroom. Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Lund, A. (2010, April). Narrating Health Care Reform: The Rhetorical Uses of Patient Stories in Citizen Action of Wisconsin’s Advocacy Efforts. Presentation at the UW System Joint Conference on Women’s Studies, UW-Whitewater.

Maier, M.A., Strharsky, L., & Vallier, J. (2010, April). The evolution of mediation: Examining the influence of mediator background on mediation. Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio.

May, A., Lund, A., & Lu, S. (2010, April). Barriers to effective mediation. Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio.

May, A. & Tenzek, K.E. (2010, April). Seeking Mrs. Right: Uncertainty reduction in online surrogacy ads. Presentation at the Central States Communication Association, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Ogrezovich, A. (2010, April). Ansel Admans and Manzanar. Paper presented at Central States Communication Association Convention, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Olson, K. (2010, April) Rhetorical Criticism’s Potential Contribution to a Fuller Understanding of Rhetorical Invention: The Problem of the Place Metaphor and the Promise of the Space Metaphor. Colloquium presented at the Department of Communication, UW-Madison.

Smart, A. (2010, April). McCain’s Rhetorical Appeals to White Working Class Voters: Championing the American Dream with a Pro-Business Platform. Presentation at the UW System Joint Conference on Women’s Studies, UW-Whitewater.

Stache, L. (2010). Theknot.com and community: Reinforcing expectations one bride at a time. Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Stache, L. (2010). Incorporating relevant media & encouraging civic engagement in the interpersonal classroom. Panel presentation at the Central States Communication Association Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Tenzek, K. E. (2010, April). Picture This: Feelings Through Photography. GIFTS, Presentation at the Central States Communication Association, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Items Of Interest

Tara M. Emmers-Sommer was named Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education in the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Emmers-Sommer, who is also Professor and Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Communication Studies at UNLV, is responsible for promoting and assisting with graduate student research and faculty research and grants.

On April 10 the Milwaukee Debate League completed the 2009-10 tournament season and celebrated with a banquet at UW-Milwaukee. Kathryn Olson wants to thank of the volunteers for successful season.

Dr. Luke Lefebvre has accepted a position as an assistant professor at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, NV to build a mediated classroom and direct the basic course.

Jihyun Kim and Katie Turkiewicz were awarded Graduate School Research Fellowships for the 2010-2011 year.

Deborah Pincon was awarded an Advanced Opportunity Fellowship by the Graduate School.

Anna Antos was awarded top paper honors by the Communication Theory Division of the Central States Communication Association for her paper.

Kim Omachinski was inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and won the UWM Chapter Graduate Student Scholarship for outstanding service and academics.


April 2010

Presentations and Publications

Adolphson, J. V. (2010, April 1). It’s still rock and roll to me: Christian heavy metal and the problem of authenticity. Presented at the National Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Items Of Interest

Hayeon Song and Youngcheol Kang are the happy parents of their new daughter Yu-Na Kang born on March 26th.

Luke Lefebvre defended his doctoral Dissertation in March at Wayne State University, he can be congratulated at, llefebvre@mi.rr.com.

Kathryn Olson and Brent Hansford were interviewed regarding Milwaukee Debate League by Stephanie Lecci for WUWM "Lake Effect," March 17, http://www.wuwm.com/programs/lake_effect/le_sgmt.php?articleid=934&segment=c

Hayeon Song and her colleagues' study was featured in CNN, "Online dating liars: Why they do it", March 5, 2010.

Sandra Braman has joined the editorial board of Television and New Media.

Cynthia Cheng has been granted permanent residence in the United States. She thanks all of you for your support and assistance over the years to help bring this about.

Finalist, Southern Communication Journal, 2010 research article of the year:
Casey, M.K., Timmerman, L., Allen, M., Krahn, S., & Turkiewicz, K.L. (2009). Response and self-efficacy of condom use: A meta-analysis of this important element of AIDS education and prevention. Southern Communication Journal, 74, 57-78.


March 2010

Upcoming Events

Friday, March 5th

Professional Development Seminar, Jack Johnson and Reneé Meyers, They will be discussion the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in MER 347 at 2pm

Friday, March 19th

Professional Development Seminar where Leslie Harris will be giving a colloquium about her research on Mormon women and marriage, MER 347 at 2pm

Saturday, March 20th

The Milwaukee Debate League tournament will be held at UWM. Judges and volunteers are always needed. Three judge training sessions are scheduled in Merrill Hall at 6:30 p.m. on March 10, March 15, and March 17. Contact Kathryn Olson (kolson@uwm.edu) to volunteer or sign up for judge training. The final Milwaukee Debate League tournament will be held at UWM on Saturday, April 10.

Saturday April 10th

Com Prom. If you are interested in helping with the event, please contact Melissa Maier, maier@uwm.edu, alumni are invited.

Saturday May 15

Brewers Game. The game begins at 3:05, tailgating beforehand! Family and friends are welcome!

Publications and Papers

Braman, S. (2010). Art-state relations: Art and power through the lens of international treaties. In J. P. Singh (Ed.), Cultural policies and power (pp. 36-55). Houndsmills, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Braman, S. (2010, February). Multiple methods for the analysis of technical documents. Presented to the International Studies Association, New Orleans.

Braman, S. (2010, February). Technical design of the Internet and social policy: The role of social science research in the RFCs. Presented to the International Studies Association, New Orleans.

Hall, J., Park, N., Song, H., & Cody, M. (2010). Strategic misrepresentation in online dating: The effects of gender, self-monitoring, and personality. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 27, 117-135.

Johnson, M. (2010, February). Still in the Balance: The portrayal of HIV/AIDS in the Show Girlfriends. Paper presented at the UIC School of Public Health Minority Health In the Midwest Conference, Chicago.

Timmerman, E. (2010, February). Communication & Technology for the 21st Century Presentation during Communication Week at Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.

Items of Interest

Erik Timmerman received the Outstanding Alumni Award from the Communication Studies Department at Texas State University, San Marcos.

NCA International and Intercultural Communication Division 2009 Outstanding Book Award to Hsin-I (Cynthia) Cheng, for her 2008 book, Culturing Interface: Identity, Communication, and Chinese Transnationalism, published by Peter Lang Publishing.

Nathan England, Ruth Beerman, and Lindsey Harness judged at the National Christian Forensics Communication Association tournament held in Milwaukee.

Sandra Braman served as a respondent for two panels at the International Studies Association (New Orleans, February, 2010): (1) Humor and Conflict Resolution, and (2) Information Technology and Power.

Jennifer Hawkins, Kelly Tenzek, Mridula Mascarenhas, and Ruth Beerman volunteered and judged at the Milwaukee Urban Debate Tournament in February.

Kathryn Olson was Ripon College’s 2010 "Forum on Ethics and Oratory" Scholar. She spent several days (February 7-10) in Ripon working with students on their rhetoric papers and presented a campus-wide lecture entitled "An Unlikely Success? An Inconvenient Truth’s Lessons for Ethical Social Advocacy and Rhetorical Leadership."


February 2010

Upcoming Events

John Murphy will give the RL lecture on February 11. Graduate students are invited to have breakfast or coffee with him on Thursday morning. Contact Kathryn Olson (kolson@uwm.edu) for details.

Professional Development Seminar, Lynn Turner, President of the National Communication Association, Professor, Marquette, will talk on Importance and Opportunity for Service, 2pm, Friday, February 19th.

Publications and Papers

Harris, L. J. (2009). Motherhood, Race, and Gender: The Rhetoric of Women's Antislavery Activism in the Liberty Bell Giftbooks. Women's Studies in Communication, 32, 293-319.

Henningsen, D. D., Kartch, F., Orr, N., & Brown, A. (2009). The perceptions of verbal and nonverbal flirting cues in cross-sex interactions. Human Communication, 12, 371-381.

Items of Interest

Several graduate students (Lara Stache, Kim Kulovitz, Anna Antos, and Jennifer Hawkins, Angela Runingen) attended the 14th Annual Faculty Development Conference in Green Bay, WI on January 21 dealing with “Problem Focused Learning.” Deanna Sellnow, University of Kentucky, was the Keynote speaker.

On October 28th, Stacy Tye-Williams added a son, Fletcher John Williams, to her family, and according to mom, “he is pretty cool.” You can email her at: styewilliams@hotmail.com


January 2010

Upcoming Events

January 15th, 1pm, Faculty Meeting to discuss redesign of MA program, MER 347

Publications and Papers

Allen, M. (2009). Meta-analysis. Communication Monographs, 76, 398-407.

Sahlstein, E., Maguire, K., & Timmerman, L. (2009). Contradictions and praxis conceptualized by wartime deployment: Wives’ perspectives revealed through relational dialectics. Communication Monographs, 76, 421-442.

Venetis, M. K., Robinson, J. D., Turkiewicz, K. L., & Allen, M. (2009). An evidence base for patient-centered cancer care: A meta-analysis of studies of observed communication between cancer specialists and their patients. Patient Education and Counseling, 77, 379-383.

Items of Interest

Tae-Seop Lim spent the fall semester on sabbatical during which time he served as consultant for Sangji University on developing basic communication courses for General Education, delivered 8 special lectures for 5 different universities, gave the keynote address at the fall convention of Korean Speech Communication Association and managed to climb the 10 highest mountains in South Korea.

Julie Delaney was selected as a CABHR (Center for Addiction and Behavioral Health Research) scientist for UW-Milwaukee.

Adolpho Garcia was elected chair of the Peace Studies and Conflict Division of the National Communication Association.

Mike Allen was named as the active scholar with the 11th most career publications in communication journals in an analysis appearing in Communication Research Reports. The same report has him listed in the top 25 most published scholars in communication for the five-year period 2002-2006.

Sandra Braman accepted an invitation to sit on the Advisory Board of the Center for Media and Communication Studies at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.

Routledge Publications listed the following article as the 3rd most downloaded article from Communication Monographs:
Allen, M., Emmers-Sommer, T.M., D’Alessio, D., Timmerman, L., Hanzal, A., & Korus, J. (2007). The connection between the physiological and psychological reactions to sexually explicit materials: A literature summary using meta-analysis. Communication Monographs, 74, 541-560.

Venetis, M. K., Robinson, J. D., Turkiewicz, K. L., & Allen, M. (2009). An evidence base for patient-centered cancer care: A meta-analysis of studies of observed communication between cancer specialists and their patients. Patient Education and Counseling , 77, 379-383, was selected as research for inclusion in the BCN, Breast Cancer Network, that goes out to a distribution list of 20,000 researchers, organizations, patients, and health care profe