2015 Conference Map and Program

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Friday, March 6, 2015

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Registration & Welcome Reception   –   Burton Hall Lounge

Saturday, March 7, 2015

8:30-9:00 a.m.   

Registration   –   Devon Hall – Lounge

9:00-10:15 a.m.  

Panel 1: “All About That Org”: Studies on Organizational Communication and Leadership

Room 120 – Devon Hall

Respondent: Dr. Ryan Bisel

Chair: Veronica Guo

“Communication Accommodation Theory: Classroom Considerations” – Shayley Moore, Missouri State University

“Sanctioned Inspiration: An analysis of mission statements in Oklahoma’s religious institutions” – Alexandria Schauer, Oklahoma Baptist University *TP

“‘A Fan, Not a Car’: The Link between Principal Leadership and Student Success” – Leah B. Moore, West Texas A&M University


Panel 2: Hanging with my (Fake) Friends: Entertainment Media and User-Figure Relationships

Room 130 – Devon Hall

Respondent: Dr. Norman Wong

Chair: Kathryn Lookadoo

“I Tweet Dead People: A Study of Condolence Messages Via Twitter” – Kyra Ashley Cochran, Oklahoma Baptist University

“Messages in Imagined Interactions and Celebrity Endorsements” – Megan S. Presnell and Comfort T. Akinwehinmi (presenter), Western Illinois University

“It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Crises: P.R. Methods in Primetime Television” – Sophia H. Stanley, Oklahoma Baptist University ***

“Panem et Circences” – Callie Day, Southwest Baptist University ***


Panel 3:  “Can You Repeat That?”: Intercultural Communication and Misunderstanding

Room 270 (upstairs)– Devon Hall

Respondent: Dr. Ioana Cionea

Chair: Jackie Bruscella

“Research Paper: Challenges and Information Needs among International Students in the U.S.” – Delwende Bouda, Minnesota State University, Mankato

“‘My English Is Poor’, But Does it Matter? Language Ideology and Language Identity How Does Non-Native Chinese – English Speaker Cope with Language Shift” – David Chen, Oklahoma City Community College

“Required Readings Include Ten Years of Netflix: Pop Cultural Miscommunication and the International Student” – Mi Li and Corey Stone (presenter), Missouri State University ***

10:30-11:45 a.m.   

Panel 4: Discussing Democracy: Journalism, Filibusters, and the Fourth Estate

Room 120 – Devon Hall

Respondent: Dr. Pat Meirick

Chair: Alaina Zanin

“Resuscitating the Fourth Estate: A Journalism Model That Can Revitalize Citizen-Based Democracy” – Trysta Herzog, Missouri State University

“Fitting the Bill: Assessing Wendy Davis’s Filibuster through the Well Made Play” – Sophia H. Stanley, Oklahoma Baptist University

“Oklahoma! Where the Win Comes Right Behind the Reign: An Analysis of Mary Fallin’s Campaign Advertisement Strategies” – Rikki Ernest, Oklahoma Baptist University


Panel 5: “Let’s get Together”: Long-Distance, Nonverbal, and Intercultural Relationships

Room 130 – Devon Hall

Respondent: Dr. Amy Johnson

Chair: Eryn Bostwick

“Affectionate Touch and Emotional Displays in Japanese-U.S. American Intercultural Romantic Relationships” – Mizuki Hamazawa, Ball State University

“The Role of Nonverbal Communication in the Formation of Cross-Sex Alliances on Reality Competition Shows” – Tucker Robinson, Missouri State University

“Distance in Romantic Relationships and the Effects of Interpersonal Needs” – Kylie Wilson, Western Illinois University (presented by Nathan Lindsey, Western Illinois University)


Panel 6: Women and Media: A Critical Look at Advertising, Network Television, and Pop Music.

Room 270 (upstairs)– Devon Hall

Respondent: Dr. Jill Edy

Chair: Bobbi Van Gilder

“Women in Advertising: A Push for the Overtly Sexualized” – Katie Canning, Augustana College

“Oh My Gosh, Look at Her Butt: An Intersectional Feminist Critique of Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’” Noelle Blood, University of Nebraska at Omaha **TP

“Hip Hop in America: A Review of the Literature” – Cheryl Maiorca, University of Oklahoma

12:00-1:30 p.m. 

Luncheon  – Exxon Mobil Lawrence G. Rawl Engineering Practice Facility (REPF)

1:45-3:00 p.m.        

Welcome & Keynote Address  – Room 120 – Devon Hall

Welcome: Dr. Michael Kramer

Keynote: Dr. John Gastil

Presentation of Top Paper Awards: Megan Bassick & Zach Massey

3:15-4:30 p.m.  

Panel 7: Takin’ it to the web: computer-mediated message-design, teamwork, and personal narratives

Room 130 – Devon Hall

Respondent: Dr. Sunny Lee

Chair: Cameron Piercy

“Message Design Logics and Multiple Turns at Talk: Does Continued Conflict Cause a Regression to Less Sophisticated MDL.” – Nathan Lindsey, Western Illinois University

“Making a Team #StrongerTogether” – Whitney Knight, Mid-America Christian University

“Narrative.ly: Understanding the Politics of Digital Personal Narrative Performance” – Nicole Costantini, Louisiana State University


Panel 8: Communication and Learning: Perspectives from Both In and Out of the Classroom

Room 270 (upstairs) – Devon Hall

Respondent: Dr. John Banas

Chair: Michael Tornes

“Outside-Classroom Interpersonal Communication among Students and Learning” –Comfort Akinwehinmi, Western Illinois University

“Argument Pedagogy: An Oratory Analysis” – Ryan Graham, Missouri State University ***

“Nontraditional Students: A Review of the Literature” – Christen Moore, Missouri State University

5:00-7:00 p.m.    

Closing Reception  –   Blackbird – Campus Corner


*TP Top Undergraduate Paper

**TP Top Graduate Paper

***Top Three Paper

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