of Communications students will spend several days in Salt Lake
City in March presenting their work at the 2003 National Conference
on Undergraduate Research.
Thanks to Elon
University's cultivation of undergraduate research in all of its
divisions, dozens of students will be paying only a nominal fee
to attend the conference; the university is covering most of the
travel and lodging costs.
Among the School
of Communications students whose work was accepted for NCUR 2003
"Butterfly Kisses and Jesus Freaks: The Presence of Explicitly Theological
Words in Contemporary Christian Music and How That Presence Relates
to Mass Adoption," advised by Dr. Connie Book.
"The USA Patriot Act and Society: What Are We Giving Up?" Ellen
Foust, "Courts and Confidentiality: Should Journalistic Sources
be Revealed in Criminal Versus Civil Trials," and Pamela Gallerani,
"Innocent Until Proven Guilty, Right? A Look At the D.C. Sniper
Story,"all advised by Dr. Jessica Gisclair.
"Made in Taiwan: A Look at Freedom of Expression in the Taipei Press,"
advised by assistant professor Janna Anderson.
Most of Elon
students traveling to the NCUR conference are presenting work they
developed while completing required coursework in semester-long
classes. Many have expanded on their work for the conference. Petrini
spent the Winter Term in Taiwan, taking a JCM 499 Independent Study
course, gathering information and writing her research presentation.