Students to present research at NCUR


Five School 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 are:

Megan Livengood, "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.

Richard Evans, "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.

Andi Petrini, "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.



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