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Jarrod Atchison

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Jarrod Atchison presented the papers “Open Source Evidence: An Analysis of the First Year”; “Spectrum of Interrogation: Developing a New Vocabulary for Affirmative Cases in Intercollegiate Policy Debate”; and “The Role of Evidence Production, Consumption and Communication in an Era of Digital Information.” Jarrod participated in the panel “Creating Community in Forensics: Roundtable Discussion with DOFs” and the Cross Examination Debate Association business meeting at the National Communication Association Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Michael D. Hazen participated in the panel “Celebrating the COMMunity of Japan-U.S. Communication Scholarship: Past, Present, and Future of Theory and Practice.” He also participated in the business meeting for the Eurasian Communication Association of North America division and chaired the Intercultural Competence and Variations in Cultural Patterning division at the National Communication Association Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Candyce Leonard published a review of the book “El teatro de los hermanos Álvarez Quintero” [The Theatre of the Alvarez Quintero Brothers] for the theatre journal Estreno 38.2 (2012): 128-130. She also organized and chaired a session titled “The Discourse of Time and Space in Contemporary Spanish Theatre” at the Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference, Oct 18-20. She also presented the paper “Federico Garcia Lorca and Artistic Freedom: La casa de Bernarda Alba” in a session title “Spanish Theatre at the Global Crossroads” at the same conference.

Michael Hyde participated in the panel “Confronting the Hermeneutic Imaginary: Author Meets Critics”at the National Communication Association Conference in Orlando, Florida. He also published the book ‘Openings: Acknowledging Essential Moments in Human Communication’ (Baylor University Press, 2012). “Openings engages philosophy, science, the arts, theology, and popular culture, all to demonstrate the profound importance of the possibility of openness to the human experience. In every situation, Hyde contends, this posture of conscious openness to the individuals, events, and places that surround us has noticeable effects on the way we — and others — experience the reality of existence.”

John T. Llewellyn presented the paper “Penn State and the Battle for Institutional Legitimacy” at the National Communication Association Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Alessandra Von Burg presented the paper “A Rhetorical Renovation of Immigration through Memory and Invention” at the National Communication Association Conference in Orlando, Florida. She also published the article “Stochastic Citizenship and the Rhetoric of Mobility” in Philosophy & Rhetoric, 45 4 (2012) 351-375, and she presented the paper “The Where Are You From? Project: Fighting Discrimination in Our Own Words” at the ECREA European Communication Conference in Istanbul, Turkey.

Ron Von Burg was a co-author for the paper “A barren landscape: Sam Harris and the undermining of science” with Mark A. Steiner, Christopher Newport University. He also chaired a panel for the Lambda Pi Eta division at the National Communication Association Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Mary Dalton, Cindy Hill and Cara Pilson have been awarded an Archie Fund for the Arts and Humanities Grant in support of their film project “Living in the Overlap: A Documentary about Lennie Gerber and Pearl Berlin.” Also, Sandy Dickson, Hill and Pilson screened their documentary “The Last Flight of Petr Ginz” at The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education at Chapman University; at the 16th UK Jewish Film Festival in London; and at the Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival in Hong Kong and Macau.

Allan Louden published the article ‘Empowering Your Future” in World Education (China), 5 (2012): 14-17.

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