Communication Arts and Intercultural Communication Majors Present Senior Research Projects

Majors enrolled in the  Communication Arts/Intercultural Communication senior seminar will present their research projects on Monday, November 29th and Tuesday, Novemnber 30th at 7:00 p.m. in the Lobby of Ford Hall. The projects and presentations fulfill two of the course requirements. The presenters and topics are listed below.  The presentations are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Department of Theatre and Communicatoin Arts at 503.883.2802.

Monday, November 29, 2010, Lobby of Ford Hall, 7:00 p.m.

Emily Erwin, Intercultural Communication Major, “Co-Cultured Online Dating: An Ideological Critique of Communication Strategies”

Hilda Escalera, Intercultural Communication Major, “The Communication of Fear: An Analysis of the Protest Rhetoric Surrounding the Arizona Immigration Law Debate”

Janys Olsen, Communication Arts Major, “The Untold Stories of the United States Frontier Experience: An Exploration of Female Norwegian Immigrant Letters and Diaries”

Darren J. Valenta, Communication Arts Major, “Cavaliers, Heroes, and Devils: A Metaphoric Criticism of Dan Gilbert’s Attempt to Dethrone the King of Cleveland”

Shelby Simmons, Communication Arts Major, “Messages of Autism: A Pentadic Critique of Video Modeling in Teacher Training Videos”

Chaia Schupack, Intercultural Communication Major, “Understanding Reverse Culture Shock: A Phenomenological Analysis of the Reentry Process for Study Abroad Students”

Tuesday, November 30, 2010, Lobby of Ford Hall, 7:00 p.m.

Kieren KirkPatrick, Communication Arts Major, “Societal Messages about Male Adolescent Body Image: An Ideological Critique of Images of Physical Attractiveness in a Popular Magazine”

Calynda Meister, Communication Arts Major, “Communicating Motivation: Exercise Adherence with an ‘Exercise Buddy’”

Elizabeth M. Wilcox, Intercultural Communication Major, “Images of the Modern Immigrant: Persuasive Metaphors Presented in U.S. American Newspapers”

Kaylee Stephens, Communication Arts Major, “Social Media Use among College Students: Gender Differences in Fostering Friendships through Facebook”

Samantha L. Mack, Communication Arts Major, “Homeless Households: A Non-Profit Organization’s Visions of Homelessness”

Taylor Avritt, Communication Arts Major, “Look at Your Man, Now Back at Me: A Semiotic Analysis of Old Spice’s Attempt at Rebranding”