Congratulations to Dr. Danette Johnson, Professor of Communication Studies and Director of the Core Curriculum for the College. As first vice president of the Eastern Communication Association, Dr. Johnson planned and coordinated the annual meeting, held in Pittsburgh and drawing attendees from across the nation. ECA is one of the largest regional associations in the discipline.
The theme of this year's conference was "Confluence". Chosen for the state of the discipline, as well as the geography of the host city, the theme resulted in many fascinating papers and presentations. The conference also offered a number of short courses and interest group business meetings.
Coordinating and hosting the conference is especially impressive in light of Dr. Johnson's duties on campus this past year. Warmest congratulations, Danette, from your colleagues in Communication Studies, in H&S, and across the College.
Dr. Howard Erlich, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, recently completed his fifth team membership for the Middle States Association. As part of the team, Dr. Erlich visits an institution seeking accreditation, reviews self study materials, meets with members of the campus community, and participates in the decision making process that results in a written report about accreditation.
Christopher House, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies in H&S and former predoctoral diversity fellow, is author of an article that will be published in a special edition of the International Journal of Communication. The 2013 Critical Communication History Special Edition will feature the article titled, "Religious Rhetoric(s) of the African Diaspora: Using Oral History to Study HIV/AIDS, Community, and Rhetorical Interventions."
Donathan Brown, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies in H&S and former predoctoral diversity fellow, has been invited to serve as editor of a special issue of the Journal of Latino and Latin American Studies. The issue will focus on the discursive state of immigration reform in the United States.
Assistant Professor Christopher House was part of a panel of experts who helped analyze and critique the second Obama Inauguration ceremony. Dr. House represented both IC and Cornell, where he is the Director of the African American Worship Service.