GCA 2015 Program Draft - Georgia Communication Association

Friday, February 20, 2015
8:00-4:00 p.m.
GCA Conference Registration:
Student Film Festival:
Films will be in rotation through the duration of the conference
Session I - 9:00-9:45 a.m.
Room 1
“Where Have All the Flowers (and protest music) Gone? The Political Irrelevance of Music on America’s
Presenter: Larry Etling, Faculty, Valdosta State University
Room 2
“Our Online Odyssey: Struggles and Strategies in a Digital World”
Presenter: Dana Pergrem and Meredith Ginn, Faculty, Georgia Highlands
Room 3
“To Publish or Self Publish…That is the Question”
Presenter: William Haney and Julia Clay, Faculty, Brenau University
Room 4
“Learning Management Systems in Communication Higher Education”
Presenter: Matthew LeHew, Faculty, Shorter University
Session II - 10:00-10:45 a.m.
Room 1
“What Makes the Best Answer? Variables Influencing Users’ Judgment of Health Information on a Social
Q & A Site”
Presenter: Beom Jun Bae, Faculty, Georgia Southern University
Room 2
“It’s about Technology and Pedagogy: Incorporating Social Media into the Basic Course”
Presenter: Faith Mullen, Steve Suglin, Travice Obas, William Mullen, Faculty
Room 3
“Begin a Toastmasters International Club on a College Campus”
Presenter: Penny Waddell, Faculty, Gwinnett Technical College
Room 4
“Adaptation and Persuasion Across Cultures: Examining Social Influences Utilized by Asian Students in
American Classrooms”
Presenter: Sarah Jia Min, Faculty, Dalton State College
Session III - 11:00-11:45 a.m.
Room 1
“Labeling the Liberals: Techniques of Ideological Definition in the Georgia 2014 Election”
Presenter: Patricia Linder, Faculty, Middle Georgia State College
Room 2
“The Relationship Between Media Images and Global Warming Denialism”
Presenter: Keith Perry, Faculty, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Room 3
“Le Cinema Verite de Laurence Demaison or How to Make a French Film When You Don’t Speak French”
Presenter: Rick Pukis, Faculty, Georgia Regents University
Room 4
“Games, Theory, and Culture”
Presenter: Kevin Cummings, Talley Mulligan, Cameron Kunzelman, Vasile Stanescu, Michael Eaves,
12:00 – 1:30
Luncheon and Keynote Address
Business Meeting
Session IV - 2:30-3:15 p.m.
Room 1
“Setting Up Satellite Campuses Within University System of Georgia Schools”
Presenter: David Nelson, Danna Gibson, William Faux, Faculty
Room 2
“A Theoretical Study of Guns as Communication Symbols”
Presenter: Charlotte Klesman, Faculty, ABAC
Room 3
“Ideology Distilled: A Cultural Analysis on Vodka as a Floating Signifier”
Presenter: Chelsea Mathews, Student, Georgia Regents University
“Critical Pedagogy: An Approach to Directing Parliamentary and International Public Debate”
Presenter: Keven Rudrow, Student, Valdosta State University
Room 4
“The Use of Research Self-Disclosure in Qualitative Data Gathering”
Presenter: Barbara Tucker, Faculty, Dalton State College
Session V – 3:30-4:15 p.m.
Room 1
“Officer X, I’m Talking to You: Orson Welles, The Blinding of Issac Woodard, and the Power of Radio as
a Social Conscience”
Presenter: Kevin Mace, Faculty, Brenau University
Room 2
“Teaching Students to Assess Website Credibility”
Presenter: Molly Stoltz, Faculty, Valdosta State University
Room 3
“Student Career Exploration: Ideas for Including Career Development Activities into Your Communication
Presenter: Pamela Hayward, Brian Kline, Ray-Lynn Snowden, Susan Westfall, Faculty
Room 4
“Examining Emotional Intelligence and Communication as Related to Group Formation”
Presenter: Abby Brooks, Faculty, Georgia Southern University
Session VI – 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Room 1
“The Show Must Go On! How to Prevent Incivility from Ruining Your Face-to-Face and Online Classes”
Presenter: Rick Lindner, Charles Aust, Jennifer Benson, Pamela Hayward, Brian Kline, Faculty
Room 2
“Teaching Media Ethics with Principle-based SBH Maieutic Method”
Presenter: Tom Grant, Faculty, ABAC
Room 3
“From Postcards to Tweets: The Stability of Social Communication in a Changing Media Environment”
Presenter: Tami Tomasello, Faculty; Hannah Stanley, Student, Dalton State College
Room 4
“Why America Still Loves Lucy”
Presenter: Autumn Vineyard, Student, Mercer University
“Smart Zombies: Exploring Ableism, Speciesism, and Zombie Intelligence”
Presenter: Caleb Maier, Student, Mercer University
6:30 p.m. – Dinner
Dinner is reserved for members that prepaid at time of registration.
See enclosed map and menu
Saturday, February 21, 2015
8:00– 11:00 a.m.
GCA Conference Registration:
Student Film Festival:
Films will be in rotation through the duration of the conference
Session VII - 9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
Room 1
“A Sample of Senior Capstone Course Student Scholarship”
Presenter: Jan Clark, Faculty; Anika Bailey, Bonnie Queen, Moriah Thomas, Katherine Judith Hatfield
Ward, Students, Georgia College
Room 2
“Taking Public Speaking Skills to the Streets”
Presenter: Meda Rollings, Faculty, Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Room 3
“A Case for Popular Culture: Incorporating Alternative Texts in the Communication Classroom”
Presenter: Kristina Barton, Faculty, Dalton State College
Room 4
“Using Diversity in the Classroom to Create Engagement Among Students”
Presenter: Sheree Keith, Michele Beverly, Lavette Burnette, Rebecca Edwards, Patricia Linder, Andre
Nicholson, Faculty, Middle Georgia State College
Session VIII - 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
Room 1
“Social Identity: History of College Student Fashion”
Presenter: Thaddeus Nifong, Adjunct Instructor, Bainbridge State College
Room 2
“Embodying Integration Stories: Performing Georgia’s Oral History”
Presenter: Ariel Gratch, Faculty; Altimease Lowe, Mary Helen Higgs, Courtney Conrad, Catherine
Rowand, Students, Georgia College & State University
Room 3
“Stereotypes in Film: The Stereotypical Representation of Race and Ethnicity in the Men in Black Series”
Presenter: Meagan Standridge, Student, Dalton State College
“A Different Kind of Stage: How the Use of Theatre Techniques Enhance Public Speaking”
Presenter: Sean Self, Student, Dalton State College
Room 4
“Kiss me: I’m Vaccinated”
A case study of the mediated advertisement campaign for Georgia Southern University’s flu vaccination
Presenter: Urkovia Andrews, Melissa Plew, Faculty
Session IX - 11:00 – 11:45 p.m.
Meredith Ginn – Georgia Highlands College – Go Ahead, Eat the Fourth Meal
Dr. William Mullen and Dr. Faith Mullen – Shorter University and Georgia Highlands College – Using
Music to Teach about Stereotypes and Expectations
Thaddeus Nifong – Bainbridge State College – Back to Basics: Non-verbal communication through
Amy Burt – Georgia College and State University - Cultural Criticism - Now in Fun-size!
12:00 Noon: Conference adjourns