FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SPRINGFIELD—Twelve Missouri State Communication MA students will present research at the annual Sooners Communication Conference March 4 and March 5, 2011. Masters students Theresa Lochhaas, Erin Pridemore, Nathan Ross, Shireen Bedi, David Van Bebber, Lauren Ashley, Jinghua Bi, Moulay Moukrime, John Bowman, Bruce Hartley, Tiffany Haney, and Krissy Lewis will present a variety of competitively selected research papers on topics including three rhetorical analyses of breast cancer campaigns, a content analysis of news coverage of the BP oil crisis, a case study analysis of the Commercial Street conflict, the importance of Arabic language courses to teach about Arab culture, the impact of chemical dependency on family and friend relationships, an analysis of Evangelical rhetoric and Islamophobia, and the impact of Facebook on political communication.
These research projects highlights the variety of topics students can study in Communication as well as the department’s commitment to student research. The Sooners Communication Conference, hosted by the University of Oklahoma, is for undergraduate and graduate students to present completed research, theses, and works in progress.