Students and faculty members of the School of Communications participated in the 22nd annual Spring Undergraduate Research Forum, spending the day sharing their scholarship with the Elon community.
Nearly two dozen School of Communications students were among the many students who presented their work April 28 at Elon University’s Spring Undergraduate Research Forum.
Faculty mentors for this year’s School of Communications researchers included Janna Anderson, Lucinda Austin, Vanessa Bravo, David Copeland, Anthony Hatcher, Harlen Makemson, Cara McFadden, Glenn Scott, Amanda Sturgill, Nicole Triche, Frances Ward-Johnson and Tony Weaver.
The following is a list of Communications presentations.
Stephanie A.N. Bedard, “The Canadian Missile Crisis: Framing of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis by Canadian Newspapers,” Faculty Mentors: Dr. Harlen Makemson and Dr. Laura Roselle (Department of Political Science and Policy Studies)
Katherine E. Blunt, “Unrecognized Potential: Media Framing of Hitler’s Rise to Power, 1930-1933,” Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Copeland
Matherly Gainer, “Tweeps as Sources: A Comparison of Legacy and New News Outlets,” Faculty Mentor: Dr. Amanda Sturgill
Kathryn L. Jeffords, “United States’ Television Goes Global: The Case of Spain,” Faculty Mentor: Dr. Vanessa Bravo
Anjelique T. Kyriakos & Rebecca A. Phillips, “Privacy on a Public Platform: A Case Study of the Ethics Behind Facebook’s Massive-scale Emotional Contagion Research,” Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lucinda Austin
Julia C. Lescarbeau, Holly Weiler, Alex K. Hunter & Rachel E. Miller, “Bridging the Civil Rights Knowledge Gap of Yesterday and Today,” Faculty Mentor: Dr. Frances Ward-Johnson
Chelsea E. Lindsay, “Jet Stream: An Analysis of the Z-Fill Method for 2D-to-S3D Animation Conversion,” Faculty Mentor: Prof. Nicole Triche
Michael M. Papich, “Analyzing Framing in Elon University Student Journalism,” Faculty Mentor: Dr. Glenn Scott
Mia G. Watkins, Skyler A. Cowans, Adrianne M. Haney, Brian A. Mezerski, and Jason M. Puckett, “Global Leaders Reiterate Historic Internet Principles as Crucial to its Future Evolution,” Faculty Mentors: Dr. Anthony Hatcher & Prof. Janna Anderson
Sean R. Woolley, “Advertising Ambush: The Extent and Effects of Brand Placement in Children-focused Internet Advertising,” Faculty Mentor: Dr. Frances Ward-Johnson
The following is a list of Sport and Event Management presentations.
Matthew C. Feather, “The Factors Influencing Major League Soccer: A Socioeconomic Sustainability Model,” Faculty Mentor: Dr. Cara McFadden
Drew J. Forte, “Higher Educations Administrators’ Perceptions Regarding the Role of Club Sports in the Recruitment and Retention of Male Students,” Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tony Weaver.
Grace I. Hanlon, “Attendance Behavior at Collegiate Football Games: A Mixed-Methods Approach,” Faculty Mentor: Dr. Cara McFadden
Several Communications students and faculty members participated in research collaborations outside the departments of the School of Communications, and the subsequent findings from those partnerships were also presented on campus.
Kathleen Caler, “Winning the Games: Media Framing in the Olympic Bid Process,” Faculty Mentor: Dr. Laura Roselle (Department of Political Science and Policy Studies)
Brett T. Gubitosi, “Interpreting Neon Genesis Evangelion Through and Anti-Western Lens,” Faculty Mentor: Dr. Pamela Winfield (Department of Religious Studies)
Emily Haley, “Hillary Clinton’s Media Portrayal In Different Roles,” Dr. Laura Roselle (Department of Political Science and Policy Studies)
Nicholas C. Massey, “Twelve Minutes to Mid-knight: Cold War, Chess and the Evolution of Media Coverage of Bobby Fischer,” Faculty Mentors: Dr. Harlen Makemson and Dr. Laura Roselle (Department of Political Science and Policy Studies)
Kelly E. Swaim, “The Great Enigma: How American History Textbooks Portrayed The Cold War,” Faculty Mentors: Dr. Harlen Makemson and Dr. Laura Roselle (Department of Political Science and Policy Studies)
Celebrating Faculty Scholarship
Additionally, two Communications faculty members shared their research as part of the SURF morning poster session. Associate Professor Lee Bush highlighted her research titled “Creating Our Own Lineup: Identities and Shared Cultural Norms of Surfing Women in a U.S. East Coast Community.” Assistant Professor Brian Walsh discussed his research titled “Memory Picture: An interactive documentary on the history and practice of embalming.”
Additional Communications Event
elondocs, the documentary filmmaking program in the School of Communications, featured student audio, photo and video documentaries created by students in the organization. The one-hour screening was followed by a question-and-answer session with the filmmakers.