Mi Li’s and Corey Stone’s co-authored paper “Required Readings Include Ten Years of Netflix: Pop Cultural Miscommunication and the International Student,” and Ryan Graham’s “Argument Pedagogy: An Oratory Analysis” will be honored in the conference awards ceremony March 7 at the University of Oklahoma.
Seven students chosen to present
Li, Stone and Graham will join four other communication graduate students who have also been selected to present research at this year’s conference, themed “From Discourse to Action: Communication, Culture, and Democracy in Contemporary Society,” on March 6-7. Those students, in order of conference schedule, include:
- Shaley Moore: “Communication Accommodation Theory: Classroom Considerations”
- Trysta Herzog: “Resuscitating the Fourth Estate: A Journalism Model That Can Revitalize Citizen-Based Democracy”
- Tucker Robinson: “The Role of Nonverbal Communication in the Formation of Cross-Sex Alliances on Reality Competition Shows”
- Christen Moore: “Nontraditional Students: A Review of the Literature”
Faculty attending conference
Drs. Randy Dillon and Sam Dyer will accompany the graduate student presenters to the conference. Dillon is the director of graduate studies in communication and graduate professor and Dyer is an advisor and associate professor.
Dillon said the department is proud Missouri State will be well-represented at the conference.
“For Missouri State University to garner two of the top three graduate research paper awards at the Sooner Conference says a lot about these graduate students and their scholarship potential. Five of the seven MSU students presenting at Sooner are first-year graduate students. It’s quite impressive and exciting. In sum, I say — Go MSU COM Bears!”
About the conference
The conference presents an opportunity for students and faculty from across the nation to gather and discuss developments in communication theory and research and for students to fine-tune research papers for other conferences and possible publication.
Dr. John Gastil will be this year’s keynote speaker. He is a renowned scholar whose teaching and research focus on public deliberation, group communication, political communication, public opinion and jury behavior.