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Current Events and Announcements:

Service Learning in the Dept.!

When Dr. Valerie McKay teaches Comm 307, Measurement in Communication Research, she includes a service learning project to benefit the surrounding community. This semester, her CSULB students col-laborated with Mr. Dave Fujiyama’s AP Environmental Science students from Bolsa Grande High School to assist the Gray Whale Education and Preservation Foundation in collecting data on Gray Whale migrations off the local coast. Comm 307 students learning about research methods observed the “whale watchers” to assess whether “hands-on interaction” with nature can transform High School science students into responsible protectors of the environment in which they live.

Dr. Kevin Johnson’s Comm 335, Persuasive Speaking classes recently completed two case competitions.  In the first case competition, students pitched their ideas to business owners involved in a joint venture to help gain public support for the construction of an FM radio antenna that would help reach 200,000 Spanish speaking listeners in the Inland Empire.  In the second case competition, students pitched their ideas to the owners and general manager of the Long Beach Roller Derby in order to assist in the public relations campaign for “the Gals” (the all-star team of the Long Beach Rolelr Derby League).  Winners were selected for an internship with the promised potential of being hired full-time by the league.

A Small Selection of Recent Faculty Publications:

Ahrens, Courtney, Rich, Marc, & Ullman, Jodie. “Rehearsing for real life: Increasing bystander interven-tions in cases of sexual assault through an interactive, skill-building performance.” Violence Against Women (forthcoming).

Bolkan, S. (2010). So you are going to college? Things you wish you knew before heading to class (Second Edition). San Diego, CA: Cognella.

Bolkan, S., & Goodboy, A. K., (2009). Transformational leadership in the classroom: Fostering student learning, student participation, and teacher credibility. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 36, 1-11

Brooks, Catherine F. (2010). ‘Toward ‘hybridized’ faculty development for the twenty-first century: Blending online communities of practice and face-to-face meetings in instructional and professional support programs.” Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 47(3), 261-270.

Cargile, A. C. (2010). “Adding without contradiction: The challenge of opening up interracial dialogue.” The Educational Forum, 74(2), 130-142.

Cargile, A. C., Maeda, E., Rodriguez, J. I., & Rich, M. D. (2010). “Oh, you speak English so well! U.S. American listeners’ perceptions of foreignness among nonnative speakers.” Journal of Asian American Studies, 13(1), 59-79.

Gibson, Katie L., & Heyse, Amy L. (2010). “„The Difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull: Sarah Palin’s faux maternal persona and performance of hege-monic masculinity at the 2008 Republican national convention.” Communication Quarterly 58(3), 235-256.

Curran, Melissa A., Ebony A. Utley, and Joel Muraco.   “An Exploratory Study of the Meaning of Marriage for African Americans.” Marriage and Family Review, 46:5 (2010): 346- 365.

Johnson, Ann, Esteban Del Rio, and Alicia Kemmitt. (2010).  “Missing the Joke:  A Reception Analysis of Satirical Texts,”  Communication, Culture, and Critique, ISSN 1753-9129.

Johnson, Kevin A. (2010). “From the suppressed premise to the repressed premise: The unconscious as a location of enthymeme.” The Functions of Ar-gument and Social Context. Washington, D.C.

McKay, V. C. & Gaffoglio, N. (2010).  “Spirituality and Students’ Experiences in International Service Learning Courses.”  In M. Dowson & S. Devenish (Eds), Religion and Spirituality (pp. 135-154). Charlotte, NC:  Information Age Publications. (A continuing collaboration between former BA and MA student Natasha Gaffoglio based on their research completed during their journey to Phnom Penh, Cambodia in January 2007).

Rich, Marc, Utley, Ebony, Janke, Kelly, & Moldoveanu, Minodora. (2010). “I’d rather be doing something else: Male resistance to rape prevention programs.” The Journal of Men’s Studies, 18(3), 269-289.

Smith, Craig R., Heyse, Amy, Gibson, Katie, Anderson, Brandon, Downey, Sharon D., & Rasmussen, Karen. (2011). Silencing the opposition: How the government suppresses freedom of expression, 2nd ed. (Craig R. Smith, ed.). Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Smith, Craig R., Anderson, Brandon, West, Tim, Loden, Megan, Asenas, Jennifer, Gibson, Katie, Heyse, Amy, & Johnson, Kevin. (2011). First amendment profile of the Supreme Court (Craig R. Smith, ed.). Rome: John Cabot Univer-sity Press.

Utley, Ebony A. (2010). “„I used to love him?: Exploring the miseducation about black love and sex.” Critical Studies in Media Communication, 27(3), 291-308.

Waldeck, J. H., Kearney, P., & Plax, T. G. (in press). Business and professional communication in the digital age. Mason, OH: Cengage/Wadsworth.

A Small Selection of Convention Presentations, Invited Lectures, and Media Appearances:

Anderson, Brandon.   (2010).  “Suppression of Speech Resulting from 9/11.”  Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.

Asenas, Jennifer.  (2010).  “Saving Kenneth Foster:  Speaking with Others in the Belly of the       Beast.”  Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.

Bippus, Amy M.  (2010).  “Humorous messages in interpersonal conflict:  Effects of humor style and nonverbal expression on persuasive effect.”  Paper presented at the annual       conference of the National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.

Brooks, C. F., & Young, S. L.  (2010).  “Thinking about Motivation, Considering Learner Empowerment, and Analyzing Course Policies in the College Classroom.”  Paper    presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, San    Francisco, CA.

Cargile, A. C.  (2010).  “Ethnocentrism by Degree:  Building Bridges by Negotiating Hindrances   in Intercultural Communication.”  Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.  A Top Paper in the International/Intercultural Communication Division.

Hamzehee, Joshua.  (2010). “Convict:  A One-Person Performance that Bridges the Liminal          Space Between Guilt and Innocence.”  Performance presented at the annual conference of   the National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.

Heyse, Amy, and Gibson, Katie.  (2010). “Suppression of the Suffrage Movement.”  Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.

Johnson, Kevin A.  (November 30, 2010). “Mass Media: Constraints and Possibilities.”     Presented to the Department of Communication at Pepperdine University.

Johnson, Kevin, A.  (2010).  “San Francisco in visual fragments: Bridging the cinematic   images.”  Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication     Association, San Francisco, CA.

Maeda, E. & Matsumura, K. “How Japanese Single Women Talk about Marriage and Having       Children.”  Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the Western States        Communication Association, Monterey, CA, February 2011.  This paper earned a spot on the Top Papers Panel of the Intercultural Communication Interest Group.

McCloskey, Thomas. Grey’s Anatomy, Dr. McVeterany and Depictions of Veterans. Western        States Communication Association Convention. Monterey, CA, 20 February 2011.

Rasmussen, Karen (2010).  “The Paradox of Sherman Alexie’s Reservation Blues.”  Paper presented at the 7th Conference on Argumentation of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation in Amsterdam, June 29 to July 2, 2010 (paper will be published   in the conferene proceedings).

Rich, Marc.  (2010). “Considering Rape Prevention from a Performance Activism and Social Justice Perspective.”  Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.

Utley, Ebony.   Host. “For Colored Girls” Ms. Magazine Vlog.  November 7, 2010http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITXon7ToxWE

Utley, Ebony.  Presented “Top Ten Steps for Conducting Research.” Organization of Black Screenwriters.  Los Angeles, CA.  November 6, 2010.

 

Scholarship Available:

The Hauth Center for Communication Skills is sponsoring two annual endowed scholarships. There is also a scholarship available from the Irv B. and Karen A Gamal Award. Information and application materials on the Audrey Nichol Hauth and the Luster E. Hauth Scholarships and the Gamal Award can be accessed at the link below via the Center for Scholarship information.

http://www.csulb.edu/divisions/students/scholarships under “Scholarship Search.”  Deadline to apply is Thursday, March 6, 2014.

 

 

 

 

Study Abroad News:

Summer Study Abroad a Big Success, New Courses Planned

Please see the link below to find out about Communication Studies Study Abroad Programs for Summer 2012:

: http://commstudyabroad2012.csulb.wikispaces.net/