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Speech Students Present Research at National Conference
By Justine Benzen
UW-RF University Communications
APRIL 7, 2006-- Six students from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls
presented research papers, prepared for the course “Sophomore Seminar:
Foundations in Communication and Theatre Studies,” at the Central
States Communication Association Conference in Indianapolis, Ind. last
All of the students are members of the National Communication Association
Some of the topics the students presented were on how women are portrayed
in advertisements, the friendship and love between men and women friends,
how men and women define "love," and how physical appearance
is depicted in children's cartoons.
"Giving students the opportunity to interact with scholars outside
of the university not only connects them more closely to the discipline,
but opens their horizons to career possibilities they may never have thought
of otherwise," said Jennifer Willis-Rivera, UW-RF speech communications
and theatre arts professor.
The National Communication Association is the oldest and largest national
organization to promote communication scholarship and education. NCA is
a nonprofit organization of approximately 7,700 educators, practitioners,
and students who work and reside in every state and more than 20 foreign
countries. The purpose of the association is to promote study, criticism,
research, teaching, and application of the artistic, humanistic, and scientific
principles of communication.
UW-RF students who participated in the conference:
Brooke Eglinton, sophomore speech communication major from Caledonia,
Michelle Dodge, senior speech communication major from Trego, Wis.
Sarah Oberdeck, senior speech communication major from Edgerton, Wis.
Jacquelyn Harvey, sophomore speech communication major from Frederic,
Jacqueline Frederick, junior speech communication major from Monticello,
Christina Green, junior speech communication major from Saint Francis,
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