Congratulations to Dr. Christopher House of the Department of Communication Studies who has been appointed to the 2014-15 Eastern Communication Association (ECA) Committee of Scholars. The Committee of Scholars is comprised of three emerging scholars within the association and participates in selecting the recipient of ECA’s Everett Lee Hunt Award for outstanding scholarly book. The Committee of Scholars is appointed annually by the ECA President.
Dr. Christopher House, assistant professor of communication studies and former predoctoral diversity fellow, recently learned that he will receive the 2014 TRIO Achiever Award from the Association for Equality and Excellence in Education. As the organization articulates: “A TRIO Achiever is an outstanding former TRIO participant that has received recognition within his/her profession or for outstanding academic achievement. They are individuals who have made significant civic, community, or professional contributions.” TRIO programs are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and began as part of the 1965 Higher Education Act.
"Created Equal" has been chosen as the name of an April American Studies conference at the National University of Ireland. Donathan Brown, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies, has been asked to speak to conference attendees about race and voting rights in the United States. The title of the essay to be presented is "In Search of Voter Fraud: Race and Voting Rights in the United States."