February 8, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Feb. 8, 2012 — Nine Drury communication majors have been selected to present their research at the 2012 Central States Communication Association (CSCA) President’s Undergraduate Honors Research Conference. The conference will be held in Cleveland, Ohio on March 30-31.
Students will be presenting their research in panels and poster sessions before an audience of both their peers and graduate faculty from other institutions. Additionally, by participating in the research conference, students will be allotted time to find out more about the available opportunities in graduate study, while also networking with some of the leading communication scholars in the central states region.
Research submitted to the conference was conducted in Ethics of Communication, Interpersonal Communication Theory, Mass Media and Society and Foundations of Communication Theory courses. This is the first time at Drury that this many different communication courses have produced student CSCA research.
“I applaud these students for their accomplishments,” said Dr. Regina Waters, chair of the
Dr. Regina Waters
communication department. “They produced this level of scholarly work as sophomores and juniors.”
Research Panel Presentations
Jackie Cantrell and Allyson Strickland
Sex, Babies and Housework: Attributions of Sexist Joking in Cross-Sex Friendships
Alyssa Baker, Elizabeth Barmeier, and Christa Scott
The Maverick, the Old Man, the Changer and the Obnoxious One: The Framing of the 2008 Party Candidates on “Saturday Night Live”
Perceptions and Crisis: Media Framing in the 2011 Revolt in Egypt
Poster Session Presentations
Michelle Everett, Holly Plunkett, Molly Riddle, and Cecily Robertson
It’s Not Like I’m Drunk: The Use of Pathos in Anti-Drunk Driving Campaigns
“Outsmart Mother Nature”: An Examination of Tampax Advertising Using Passing Theory
Ageism in Television Programming: An Examination of TV Land’s “Hot in Cleveland”
According to its website, the mission of the Central States Communication Association is to unite and educate people with both an affinity to the central region of the United States and a scholarly interest in all areas of communication for promotion of their mutual goals and advancement of their field.
Media Contact: Dr. Regina Waters, Chair & Associate Professor, Communication, Office: (417) 873-7251, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org