Communications students present research at 2013 SURF sessions

A dozen students spent the day sharing their scholarship with the Elon community.

Twelve School of Communications students were among the many student researchers who presented their work at Elon University’s selective Student Undergraduate Research Forum April 23.

Faculty mentors for this year’s School of Communications researchers included Janna Anderson, Lucinda Austin, David Copeland, Michael Frontani, Byung Lee, Harlen Makemson, Glenn Scott, Nicole Triche and Tony Weaver.

Following is the 2013 list of Communications presentations.

Anna L. Crenshaw, “Star Images of Loretta Lynn and Taylor Swift: A Comparison of Media Images in Country Music,” Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Frontani

Jeffrey A. Flitter, “Inventing the Human(e) Network: The Underlying Political Values of the Internet as Expressed by Members of the Inaugural Internet Hall of Fame,” Faculty Mentor: Prof. Janna Anderson

Keeley A. Franklin, “The Effects of Humor in Advertising,” Faculty Mentor: Dr. Byung Lee

Maria P. Georgiadis, “Motivating Behavior Change: A Content Analysis of Public Opinion Service Announcements from the Let’s Move! Campaign,” Faculty Mentor: Dr. Glenn Scott

Alexandra L. Harden, “The Honeymoon Effect in Major League Baseball: A Case Study of the Colorado Rockies,” Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tony Weaver

Caitlin M. O’Donnell, “The Media of White America: Comparing the Press Coverage of ‘The Other’,” Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Copeland

Mary L. Oldham, “The Exploration of Diversity among Division I Softball Coaching Staffs,” Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tony Weaver

Mary A. Rouse, “The Use of Frames in Political Cartoons Depicting Summit Meetings during the Cold War,” Faculty Mentors: Dr. Harlen Makemson and Dr. Laura Roselle (political science)

Baron A. Smith, “Organizational Values in Crisis Communication: Exploring the Use of Corporate Codes of Values in Public Responses to Crises,” Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lucinda Austin

Rachel E. Southmayd and Kassondra L. Cloos, “The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting: Reporting on Organoponico Vivero Alamar during Winter Term 2013,” Faculty Mentor: Dr. Glenn Scott

David M. Tregde, “Film Authorship: Exploring the Theoretical and Practical Sides to Authorship in Film Production,” Faculty Mentor: Prof. Nicole Triche

Celebrating Faculty Scholarship

Additionally, three Communications faculty members shared their research as part of the Faculty and Student Scholarship Poster Session April 23. Associate professor Amanda Sturgill and assistant professor Phillip Motley showcased their research titled “Preparation for International Service-Learning: Evaluating the Pre-Trip Cultural Training,” and assistant professor Youssef Osman screened his short fiction film “No Comment.”

Additional Communications Presentation

Strategic Communications major Heather Harder co-presented “Writing for the Community: A Look at Writing Strategic Communications Materials with a Community Partner, the Presbyterian Furniture Ministry” during Celebrate! Academic Service Learning event April 25. Dr. Lucinda Austin was the mentor.

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