The communication department has provided a roundup of activities and accomplishments from fall 2013.
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.”
- Mike Hazen has been elected President of the Eurasian Communication Association of North America.
- Allan Louden was quoted in several articles with his comments on the Republican debates and the State of the Union Address. The outlets include WPR Wisconsin Public radio and the Slovakian Spravy Pravda.
- Alessandra Beasley Von Burg edited a special issue of Controversia (7, 2 2011) featuring essays from the XIII Biennial Wake Forest University Argumentation Conference. She also wrote the introduction, “Returning Home.”
- Allan Louden gave a Skype lecture to the American Resource Center (administered by the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy) in Chisinau, Moldova. He also discussed Rick Perry’s campaign gaffe in an NPR story. He also predicted the end of the Trump Debate. He is quoted here »
- Mary M. Dalton presented “Knitting Lessons: Weaving Communities with Yarn and Personal Stories” at the 32nd Annual National Women’s Studies Association Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
- Michael Hazen chaired the panel “Voices of Japan-US Relationships: Reflecting the Past, Considering the Present, and Envisioning the Future” and responded to the panels “Exploring Concepts of Chinese Communication: Old and New Magical Thinking and the Illusion of Control,” and “Symbolism in Popular Culture: For Good or for Ill?” at the National Communication Association Conference in New Orleans, LA.
- Clay Hassler and wife Tif produced a new project for the Piedmont Triad Film Commission. Read more
- Jarrod Atchison presented the papers “Open Source Debating: Assessing the First Year of Innovation” and “Stability, Silence, and Media in Eric King Watts’s Theory of Voice” at the National Communication Association Conference in New Orleans, LA. He also chaired the panel “Cross Examination Debate Association Executive Committee Meeting.” Read more