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2008-09 Faculty Achievements

Over the past academic year, Communication Studies faculty members accomplished numerous noteworthy achievements of interest to both internal and external audiences of the University.

Research

Edwards, J. T. (2009, February). Perspectives of racial integration as perceived by historically white sorority members and historically black sorority members. Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity Advisors.

Edwards, J. T. (2008, Summer). Five hot topics in education. The Eleusis of Chi Omega. Retrieved September 7, 2008.

Edwards, J. T. (2008, November ). Service-Learning Discussion Circles: An Un Conventional Pedagogy in Communication Classrooms, "An Intercultural Approach to Service Learning." National Communication Association Convention, San Diego, CA

Edwards, J. T. (2008, November). Un Conventional Speech Grading Techniques: Using Software Programs to Administer Speech Feedback" National Communication Association Convention, San Diego, CA.

Edwards, J. T. (2009, March). Undergraduate Millennial Students' Perceptions of Virtual Office Hours in Introductory Communication Courses, Southern States Communication Association.

Edwards, J. T. (2009, March). Mentoring Boot Camp: How to Create and Sustain a Classroom-Based Undergraduate Millennial Mentoring Program, 2009 Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education.

Edwards, J. T. (2009, February). From College to Career: From Student Leader to Professional, Black Student Leadership Conference, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX.

Edwards, J. T., Edwards, A. C., & Leggett, G. (2009, January). From College to Career: From Student Leader to Professional, Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

Edwards, J. T. (2009, April) Undergraduate Millennial Students' Perceptions of Virtual Office Hours.  International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning,

Horton, C.  (September 2008) Pathways to Success: Integrating Human Dimensions into Fish and Wildlife Management Conference and Training, Estes Park, Colorado Co-Presenter with Damon Hall and Susan Gilbertz Cultural Inventory as an Alternative Form of Public Participation in Natural Resource Management.

Horton, C.  (September 2008) The Wildlife Society (TWS), Miami, FL: Human Dimensions, Conservation Education and Conservation Policy Division The Yellowstone River and Cultural Values: An Interpretive Analysis of Core Values of Recreationalists to Discover Their Likely Acceptance of Best Management Practices" with Damon Hall and Susan Gilbertz.

Horton, C.  (October 2008) Generations on the Land:  Working for Land Stewardship, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX Competitive Paper (one of the top five essays) Cultural Values of Landowners along the Yellowstone River:  How Metaphors Articulate Sustainability

Horton, C.  (November 2008) The Wildlife Society (TWS), Miami, FL: Human Dimensions, Conservation Education and Conservation Policy Division The Yellowstone River and Cultural Values: An Interpretive Analysis of Core Values of Recreationalists to Discover Their Likely Acceptance of Best Management Practices" with Damon Hall and Susan Gilbertz.

Horton, C.  (December 2008) Boone and Crockett Club Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas Recreationalists' Perspectives of the Yellowstone River's Ecosystem Services with Damon Hall and Susan Gilbertz.

Milford, M. (2008). Neo-Christ: The Matrix and a Rhetoric of Allegory. In press with the Southern Communication Journal.

Milford, M. and Rowland, R. (2009, November). Allegory and the War on Terror: Battlestar Galactica as Allegorical Commentary. Accepted for the National Communication Association Convention, Chicago, IL.

Milford, M. (2009, April). Giving them the ol' misdirection: The NCAA's defense of the BCS System and the role of the student athlete. Central States Communication Association Convention, St. Louis, MO.

Milford, M. (2009, April). The tragic transcendence of Ozymandias: Burke watches the Watchmen. Central States Communication Association Convention, St. Louis, MO.

Milford, M. (2009, April). "Sarah Palin doesn't need a gun to hunt, because she can throw a bullet through an adult bull elk": The symbolic boasting of Sarah Palin. Central States Communication Association Convention, St. Louis, MO.

Milford, M. (2008, November). Playing for the name on the front of the jersey: The NCAA, the student-athlete, and the ideological implications of the synecdoche. National Communication Association Convention, San Diego, CA.

Milford, M. (2008, November). What then shall I do with this man called Neo?: The Matrix of Christianity and media. National Communication Association Convention, San Diego, CA.

Milford, M. (2008, November). Trading jabs instead of blows: Comedy, media, and polarizing politics. National Communication Association Convention, San Diego, California Wakefield, G. (Nov. 2008) An assessment primer: The role of assessment in e life of a communication department NCA Convention San Diego, CA.

Wakefield, G. (Nov. 2008) Communication Coaching for Value-Added Results.  National Communication Association Convention, San Diego, CA.

Wakefield, G. (2010) Upcoming book on assessment in communication programs and departments, in press with National Communication Association.


Honors

Dan Malone was inducted into the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association hall of Fame on April 9, 2009.

Jennifer Edwards received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators.

Jarrod Prince, a student from Gay Wakefield's Public Relations class, won Program of the Year from Tarleton State University for his "Take a Hike, Ike" PR campaign, focused on soliciting and delivering relief supplies for the Texas Gulf following Hurricane Ike devastation.

Service

Jennifer Edwards was voted vice-chair elect for the Interpersonal Division of the Southern States Communication Association.

Michael Milford was voted vice-chair elect for the Interpersonal Division of the Southern States Communication Association.

Charles Howard served as chair of the Time and Place Committee of the Southern States Communication Association.

Gay Wakefield served on the board of directors for Children's Charities of Fort Worth.