Communication News and Events

May 2014

Awards and Recognition

Faculty

Sandra Braman has been elected a Fellow of the International Communication Association.

Sandra Braman has been appointed to the Advisory Board of Lost and Found, a literary project of the Center for the Humanities, CUNY Graduate Center.

Faculty member, Leslie Harris was interviewed as a guest on The Joy Cardin Show on Wisconsin Public Radio on May 1, 2014 and March 5, 2014.

Undergraduate Awards

Randy and Joanna Parlee Scholarship: Heather Cassel

John R. Johnson Research Award: Paula Kivolowitz

Frank E. X. Dance Scholarship: Paula Kivolowitz

Melvin H. Miller Award for highest GPA in Communication major: Olivia Leigh Harmelink, Karlee May Merkling

Graduate Awards

Meditation Certificates: Andrew Cole, Jonathan Dellinger, Valerie Fisher, Clare Gross, Kristen Pascale, Alyssa Raiche, Terra Rasmussen

Rhetorical Leadership Certificates: Kiranjeet Dhillon, Thomas Salek, Jansen Werner

John Paul Jones Memorial Scholarship: Emily Cramer

Renee A. Meyers Scholardhip: Andrew Cole

Melvin H. Miller Award for highest GPA in Communication major: Terra Rasmussen

Melvin H. Miller Master's Teaching Award: Alyssa Raiche

Melvin H. Miller Doctoral Teaching Award: Anne Zmyslinski-Seelig

Melvin H. Miller Award for Outstanding Master's Research: Valerie Fisher

Melvin H. Miller Award for Outstanding Doctoral Research: Katherine Becker, Thomas Salek

Melvin H. Miller Master's Service Award: Christopher Caldwell

Melvin H. Miller Doctoral Service Award: Kiranjeet Dhillon

Master's Degrees

Fall 2013

Robyn Cherry

Spring 2014

Quintin Cordero Adams

Christopher Caldwell

Jonathan Bryce Dellinger

Joseph Patrick Donelan

Valerie Ann Fisher

Alyssa Kay Raiche

Terra D. Rasmussen

Tiantian Zhao

Doctoral Degrees, 2013-2014

Emily M. Cramer
Information Seeking, Technology Use, and Engagement of Low-Income Expectant and Recent Fathers," Major Professor: Mike Allen

Deborah M. DeCloedt Pincon
"A Qualitative Exploration of the Japanese Public's Response to the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster," Major Professor: Mike Allen

Keith E. Dilbeck
"Vicarious and Source Credibility: A Cross-cultural Explanation," Major Professor: Mike Allen

Mridula Mascarenhas
"Catholic Feminism at (the) Stake: A Rhetorical Comparison of Institutional and Feminist Voice in the Contemporary Catholic Church," Major Professor: Kathryn Olson

Rebecca R. Mullane
"Student's Perception of Teacher Immediacy Behaviors on Student Success and Retention," Major Professor: Mike Allen

Kikuko Omori
"Cultural Differences in Self-presentation on Social Networking Sites: A Cross-cultural Comparison between American and Japanese College Students," Major Professor: Mike Allen

Publications and Presentations

Braman, Sandra. (2014). Cyber security ethics at the boundaries:  System maintenance and the Tallinn Manual. In Ludovica Glorioso & Anna-Maria Osula (Eds.), Proceedings: 1st Workshop on Ethics of Cyber Conflict, pp. 49-58. NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, Tallinn, Estonia.

Braman, Sandra.(2014, March).  Knowledge rights in the 21st century: Information policy and the Horizon 2020 Programme. Keynote lecture presented to the  Communication & Information Rights Conference, Tampere, Finland.

Braman, Sandra. (2014, March). Law and governance in the Internet design process. Presented to the University of Helsinki, Finland.

Braman, Sandra. (2014, May). Law and governance in the Internet design process. Presented to the invitation-only 2nd Annual Law and Technology Conference, University of Pennsylvania School of Law.

Braman, Sandra. (2014). The geopolitical and the network political: Internet designers and governance, International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, 9 (2), 277-296.

Fonner, K. L. (2014, May). Communication for effective work-life outcomes. Guest speaker at the National Workforce Roundtable, Chicago, IL.

McKinley, C. & Ruppel, E. K.  (2014). Exploring how perceived threat and self-efficacy contribute to college students’ use and perceptions of online mental health resources. Computers in Human Behavior, 34, 101-109.

Park, N., Song, H., & Lee, K. M. (2014). Use  of social networking sites:  Acculturation stress, and psychological well-being among Korean college students in the United States. Computers in Human Behavior , 36, 138-146, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2014.03.037

Song, H., Kim, J., & Lee, K. M. (2014). Virtual body vs. real body: Reducing the social physique anxiety using an exergame. Computers in Human Behavior, 36, 282-285, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2014.03.059

Song, H., Zmyslinski-Seelig, A., Kim, J., Drent, A. M., Victor, A., Omori, K., & Allen, M. R. (2014). Does Facebook make you lonely?: A meta analysis. Computers in Human Behavior, 36, 446-452, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2014.04.011

April 2014

Awards and Recognition

Top Four Paper, Interpersonal & Small Group Communication Division.
Sahlstein Parcell, E., Allen, M., Zmyslinski, A., Pederson, S. (2014, April). Divided families: How distance impacts communication frequency and relational quality. Top Four Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Central States Communication Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Winner, B. Aubrey Fisher Award, Western Journal of Communication Maguire, K. C., Sahlstein, E., & Heinemann, D. S. (2011, November). “I heard it in his voice:” Relational presence, absence, and maintenance in the context of a wartime deployment. Competitive paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, New Orleans. 

Erin Parcell (Associate Professor) was added as an editorial board member of the Journal of Family Communication

Defended Master’s Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

Rebecca Mullane has successfully defended her dissertation. Congrats, Dr. Mullane!

Publications and Presentations

Adolphson, J. V. (2014). “Mad as Hell”: Democratic dissent and the unpatriotic backlash on the Dixie Chicks.  Journal of Popular Music Studies, 26, 47-63

Allen, M., Burrell, N., & Cramer, E.M. (2014, April). Impact of ObamaCare: Good communication is profitable and saves lives. Paper presented at the Health Interest Group of the 2014 Central States Communication Association Conference, Minneapolis, MN

Ang, E. (2014, April). Peacemaking Circles Practices in College Classrooms. Presented at OPID conference at the Heidel House, Green Lake, WI.

Baus, R., Becker, K. A., Jones, C., & Ksobiech, K. (2014, April). Making connections and collaborations in the health communication curriculum. Short course presented at Central States Communication Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Becker, K., Cramer, E.M., & Priddis, D. (2014, April). Problematic integration and dying wishes: Examining spousal information-seeking about end-of-life care preferences. Paper presented at the Kentucky Conference on Health Communication 2014 Conference, Lexington, KY.

Benson, L., Nicolini, K.M., and Burrell, N. (2014) The Impact of Technology on College Students’ Difficult Conversations. Paper presented at Central States Communication Association Convention. St. Paul, MN.

 

Nicolini, K.M. (2014) Understanding Constructions of Parenthood in Popular Culture. Paper presented at Central States Communication Association Convention. St. Paul, MN.

Davidson, R. D. (2014, April). Constituting “feminist” work: Resisting mainstream “feminist” homogenization in Four Women of Egypt and These Girls. Paper presented at the Gender Matters Conference, University Park, IL.

Davidson, R. D. (2014, April). Pushing boundaries beyond the communication classroom: Teaching ideas for elevating new scholars through professional development. Discussion panel presented for the Communication Education Interest Group at the Annual Meeting of the Central States communication Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Davidson, R. D. (2014, April). Mediating motherhood in popular film: Interrogating intersectionalities of race, class, and gender through a transnational lens. Paper presented for the Popular Culture division at the Annual Meeting of the Central States communication Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Davidson, R. D. (2014, April). Mother blaming as hidden violence: Maternal intuition and symbolic failure in We Need To Talk About Kevin. Paper presented for the Women’s Caucus at the Annual Meeting of the Central States communication Association, Minneapolis, MN.

DeCloedt Pinçon, D. (2014, April). Fukushima and the Japanese Public’s Communicative Response to Chronic Crisis: A Preliminary Framework. Paper accepted for presentation at the Central States Communication Association Convention, Minneapolis, MN.

Dhillon, K. (2014, April). Rise Up!: Asmaa Mahfouz’s Verbal and Visual Rhetoric Disturbs the State During the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. Presented at the Central States Communication Association Conference in Minneapolis, MN.

Dhillon, K. (2014, April). “My Headcovering is Downright Sikh”: Digital Comic Book Disrupts Dominant Assumption of Sikhs. Presented at the Gender Matters Conference at Governors State University in University Park, IL.

Miller, J., Sorenson, C., Sahlstein Parcell, E., & Boucher, T.(2014, February). “Why’d you post that?” Family conflict and Facebook. Competitive paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association, Anaheim, CA.

Maguire, K. C., Sahlstein, E., & Heinemann, D. S. (2011, November). “I heard it in his voice:” Relational presence, absence, and maintenance in the context of a wartime deployment. Competitive paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, New Orleans.

Raiche, A. (2014, April). “Melt in Your Mouth”: The Untold Story of the Green M&M. Presented at the Gender Matters Conference at Governors State University in University Park, IL.

Priddis, D. (2014, April). Family resilience to an alcoholic family member. Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association (CSCA) Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Priddis, D. (2014, April).  The balancing act of working moms and dads in today’s popular press.  Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association (CSCA) Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Priddis, D. (2014, April).  Work-life balance and the toxic effects of inconsistent messages.  Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association (CSCA) Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Priddis, D., Omachinski, K. (2014, April).  The toxic workplace of the newly promoted supervisor.  Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association (CSCA) Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Sahlstein Parcell, E., & Maguire, K. C. (2014). Comfort, cliques, and clashes: Family readiness groups as dilemmatic sites of relating during wartime. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. doi: 10.1177/0265407514521766

Sahlstein Parcell, E., & Maguire, K. C. (2014). Turning points and trajectories of military deployment. Journal of Family Communication, 14, 129-148. doi: 10.1080/15267431.2013.864293

Sahlstein Parcell, E., Allen, M., Zmyslinski, A., Emmers-Sommer, T., & Nebel Pederson, S. (2014, April). Divided families: How distance impacts communication frequency and relational quality. Top Four Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Central States Communication Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Salek, T. A. (2014). Faith gets political on the 2012 campaign trail: Mitt Romney, Franklin Graham and the stigma of non-traditional religions in American politics. Communication Studies, 65(2),174-188.

Salek, T. A. (2014, April). Let’s try to have a debate here: The breakdown of talk in Piers Morgan’s January 7, 2013 interview with Alex Jones. Paper presented at the 2014 Central States Communication Association Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Song, H., Cramer, E.M., McRoy, S., & Owais, R. (2014, April). Information behavior and technology use of men at risk for prostate cancer. Paper presented at the Kentucky Conference on Health Communication 2014 Conference, Lexington, KY.

Willes, K. L., Allen, M., & Burke, M. C. (2014, April 3). The importance of sexual orientation disclosure to physicians for women who have sex with women.  Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association Convention, Minneapolis, MN.

Willes, K., & Allen, M. (2014).  The importance of sexual orientation disclosure to physicians for women who have sex with women. In V. Harvey. & T. Heinz Housel (Eds.), Health Care Disparities and the LGBT Population (pp.9-25).  Lanham, CT:  Lexington Books.

Of Interest

On March 26, two precious babies were born!

Professor Erin Parcell and her spouse, Drew Parcell announced that Lucy Parcell arrived March 26th at 10:02pm. She weighs 7lbs 2ounces.

Karina Willes and her spouse, Kami Young, welcomed a daughter on March 26.  Olivia Margaret was born at 5:35 a.m.weighing 7 lbs and 10 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.

March 2014

Defended Master’s Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

Kiko Omori defended her dissertation
Mridula Mascarenhas defended her dissertation

Publications and Presentations

Becker, K.A. & Freburg, K. (2014).  Medical student storytelling on an institutional blog: A case study analysis. Medical Teacher, 1-7.

Of Interest

Erin Parcell’s baby shower

Erin and friends

Erin's Shower

February 2014

Publications and Presentations

Omachinski, K. (2014, February).  Breaking down cultural barriers: Engaging international students on your college campus. Presentation at the Student Personnel Young Professionals Learning Network Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

Rachel Davidson, Tom Salek, and Kiran Dhillon attended the Midwest Winter Workshop hosted by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2014, January)

Ricigliano, R. & Grattan, K. (2014). Advice to the Policy Maker Who Would Tackle Syria. PRISM, 4, p. 118-131.

January 2014

Presentation

Evelyn Ang attended the winter meeting for the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars, January 13th & 14th at the Concourse Hotel in Madison.  There she refined her project, which will be a poster presentation for the Spring Conference of the UW-System's Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID).  The title of her project is "Communication and Community: a study to explore impacts of use of Peacemaking Circle practices in college learning environment."

Personal

Karina Willes (Doctoral student)'s baby shower
The party is scheduled on January 18, from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM.  It will be in the Mitchell Park Pavilion, at 19900 River Road, Brookfield, WI. Congrats, Karina!

Professor Erin Sahlstein Parcell's baby shower
The party is scheduled on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 02:00 PM. It will be at  Greene Hall. Congrats, Dr. Parcell!