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Faculty research accepted for Seoul conference

Faculty members Jessica Gisclair, Don Grady and Connie Book collaborated on a research paper, "A Descriptive Study of Chinese University Students Self-Reported Internet Usage," which has been accepted for presentation at the biennial conference of the Pacific Asian Communication Association, to be held at the Center for Media Studies at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, from July 12-14.

Gisclair and Grady collected the original data for the paper while teaching in China in June 2001. They teamed with Book to do a literature review and break down the data and package it in a comprehensive look at the topic.

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Gisclair's social norms work to be presented

A paper written by Jessica Gisclair of the School of Communications and Resa Walch of the Elon faculty was accepted for presentation at the fifth annual National Conference on the Social Norms Model July 10-12 in Philadelphia.

Gisclair and Walch have been asked to participate in a group presentation titled "The Experience of Starting Out: First-Timers Panel."

The conference is run through the National Social Norms Resource Center, an independent group that supports, promotes and provides technical assistance in the application of the social norms approach to a broad range of health, safety and social justice issues, including alcohol-related risk reduction and the prevention of tobacco abuse.

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Copeland lectures at the University of Alabama

School of Communications faculty member David Copeland delivered the Kappa Tau Alpha Lecture this spring at the College of Communication and Information Science at the University of Alabama. The lecture was titled "The Function of Newspapers: Past, Present and Future."

Copeland is the A.J. Fletcher Chair at Elon and is the author of many texts and articles, including the books "The Global Functions of the Newspaper," "Debating the Issues in Colonial Newspapers" and "Benjamin Keach and the Development of Baptist Traditions in Seventeenth Century England." He is also co-editor of the online journal Media History Monographs.

KTA is a national journalism honor fraternity, and the nation's seventh oldest honor society. The lecture is delivered annually at Alabama to undergraduates, graduates and faculty. For more information about KTA, go to:

Faculty members judge broadcast scholarship competition

For the second consecutive year, School of Communications faculty members,led by Connie Book, took part in judging the annual North Carolina Association of Broadcasters scholarship competition in May.

The NCAB recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary. Founded in 1947, the Association is widely recognized as one of the top broadcasters' associations in the nation in terms of legislative victories, education, services, benefits and legal assistance.

For more information about the group, go to:

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