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December 6, 2013

Friday, December 6, 2013

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Lisa Fall was recently honored at the PRSA Educator’s Academy banquet for her 10+ years of service as a PRSSA advisor. Fall currently serves as the PRSSA advisor for the UT chapter. She has also advised chapters at Michigan State University and Georgia Southern University.



Assistant Professor Jonathan Pettigrew presented a co-authored paper entitled “Types of parent-adolescent “drug talks” and how they change during early adolescence” at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association (NCA) in Washington D.C., Nov. 21-24, 2013.



Professor Barb Kaye had three articles published:

I can choose clearly now: The influence of online source reliance on candidate preference during the 2008 Presidential election. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 21(5), 294-311. 

Putting out fire with gasoline: Gamson hypothesis, political information and political activity. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 57(4), 456-481. (With Tom Johnson, U of Texas-Austin)

The dark side of the boon? Credibility, selective exposure and the proliferation of online sources of political information. Computers in Human Behavior, 29(5), 1862-1871. (With Tom Johnson)


Kaye also presented two co-authored papers at NCA’s annual conference in Washington, D. C.:

“Cliffpocalypsemageddonacaust: Analysis of the fiscal cliff metaphor on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.”

“Attitudes toward offensive language in media (ATOL-M): Investigating enjoyment of cursing-laced television and films.”  


Assistant Professor Amber Roessner had her article, “The Sinners and the scapegoat: Public reaction to Mae West’s Adam & Eve skit in the press,”published in American Journalism, Fall 2013, 30(3). (with Matthew Broaddus, Johnson U).




Dec. 13

Fall Commencement

Dec. 23 – 27

Winter Holiday

Jan. 1

New Year’s Day Holiday

Jan. 8

Spring Classes Begin


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