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Seven Communication faculty and two alumni to present at National Communication Association 2015 Convention

Seven Department of Communication faculty members and two Master’s alumni will give presentations at the National Communication Association Convention in Las Vegas, November 19-22.

Marcia Dixson, assistant vice chancellor for teaching and learning and associate professor of communication, will present the paper “The Role of SoTL in the Academy: Upon the 25th Anniversary of Boyer’s Scholarship Reconsidered,” which she co-authored with Beth Kern and Gwendolyn Mettetal, both of IUSB, and Robin Morgan of IUS. This paper was awarded as a Top 5 Paper in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Dixson has now earned this honor for the second consecutive year and for the third time in the past seven years.

Art Herbig, assistant professor of communication, will present his documentary, “Never Forget: Public Memory & 9/11″ as part of the inaugural NCA Film Festival. Herbig is the director of the film, which he co-produced with Aaron Hess of Arizona State University and Alix R. Watson of Ball State University

Michelle Kelsey Kearl, assistant professor of communication, and Giuliana Sorce (M.S. ‘14) will present their paper “LGBTQ Coalition Building: Finding an Identity, Sharing Resources, and Improving Lives in the Community.”

Sarah LeBlanc, visiting instructor of communication, will present her paper “‘So That’s What They Are For’: An Autoethnographic Journey into Breastfeeding.”

Irwin Mallin, associate professor of communication, will present his response to the panel “Embracing Student Success: Adequately Preparing Students for the ‘Real World'”

Nadia I. Martínez-Carrillo, assistant professor of communication, and Daniel Tamul, assistant professor of communication, will present their paper “Unaccompanied Minors on Our Doorstep: Communication Origins and Solutions for the Central American Child Refugee Crisis,” co-authored with Colleen Connolly-Ahern of Penn State University.

John Kaufeld (M.A. ’13), chief communications officer, will present “‘Since we are playing together, we will have something in common:’ Playing with the research and application possibilities of Euro-style board games,” as part of the panel “Researching the Impact of Meeples: Does Communication Got Game?”