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July 2012, Vol. 3, Issue 3
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NCA News

Call for Committee Member Noms
Caucus Student Travel Grants Available
Resolutions Update

Member Notes

Awards
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NCA News

Due to the large number of submissions, the July NCA News and Member Notes has been divided into two emails.

Call for Governance and Award Selection Committee Member Nominations

NCA seeks members to serve on a variety of important governance and award selection committees. Nominations for each position are solicited and reviewed by the NCA Committee on Committees. To read the full call, please click here.

Caucus Student Travel Grants Available

Given our commitment to promoting diversity within the discipline, NCA offers travel grants to attend the annual convention for student members of NCA's Caucuses who need financial assistance. Department chairs and faculty are encouraged to assist students with their applications. Please click here to learn more.

Resolutions Update

Our membership was invited to submit resolution proposals for consideration by the 2012 Resolutions Committee by June 30. No new resolutions were submitted for consideration.

Based on the recommendation of NCA's Task Force on Public Policy Platform Review, in 2011 the Legislative Assembly mandated a comprehensive review of most of our current resolutions. This review will take place over the next two years. The following recommendations have been submitted to the 2012 Resolutions Committee for consideration.

The Affirmative Action and Intercaucus Committee reviewed our current resolutions on Affirmative Action and Diversity and recommends revision. Proposed revised resolutions follow:

Policy on Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination and Statement on Diversity

A team representing the Educational Policies Board and the Elementary and Secondary Education Section reviewed our current resolution on High School Communication Education (Speaking, Listening, and Media Literacy) as a Graduation Requirement and recommends revision. The proposed revised resolution follows:

High School Communication Education (Speaking, Listening, and Media Literacy)as a Graduation Requirement

A team representing the Basic Course Division and the Educational Policies Board has reviewed our current resolution on Role of Communication Courses in General Education and recommends revision. The proposed revised resolution follows:

Role of Communication Courses and Communication Faculty in General Education

The Educational Policies Board has reviewed the resolution on Education Policy on ESL Coursework and suggests that it be archived. Click here to read the rationale.

A team representing the Basic Course Division and the Educational Policies Board has reviewed the resolution on Communication Across the Curriculum and suggests that it be archived. Click here to read the rationale.

If you have comments for the Resolutions Committee to consider, please contact Committee Chair John Heineman with "NCA Resolutions" in the subject line at jheine@lps.org no later than Tuesday, July 31, 2012.

One administrative resolution was submitted by Dana Cloud for consideration by the LA after initial review by an appropriate administrative committee. The proposed administrative resolution follows:

Requirement to Indicate a Hiring Institution's Policy on Domestic Partner Benefits in Job Ads

If you have comments regarding this resolution, please contact NCA Chief of Staff Mark Fernando at mfernando@natcom.org no later than July 31, 2012.

Member Notes

Awards

Barbara Biesecker, University of Georgia, is the 2011 recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division of the National Communication Association.

Michael Borer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is the recipient of the 2011 David R. Maines Narrative Research Award, sponsored by the Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet Research (www.cccsir.com).

Blair W. Browning, Baylor University, was awarded the Collins Outstanding Professor Award. This award is the most prestigious teaching award at Baylor and is given to one faculty member a year based on a vote of the senior class.

Shannon Daub, Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives, is the recipient of the 2011 David R. Maines Narrative Research Award, sponsored by the Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet Research (www.cccsir.com).

Nicole Defenbaugh, Bloomsburg University, is the recipient of the 2011 Norman K. Denzin Qualitative Research Award, sponsored by the Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet Research (www.cccsir.com).

Paul Falzone, Green Mountain College, is the recipient of the 2011 Ellis-Bochner Autoethnography and Personal Narratives Research Award, sponsored by the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, NCA Branch.

Gregg Feistman, Temple University, is a recipient of the School of Communications and Theater Service Award for service beyond that normally expected of a faculty member.

Howard Giles, University of California, Santa Barbara, is the recipient of the 2012 University of California, Santa Barbara, Academic Senate Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award for excellence in recruiting students, fostering intellectual growth, and providing career support.

Tamar Ginossar, University of New Mexico, has been selected as a fellow by the National Institutes of Health's Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Institute on Systems Science and Health (Social Network track). In June she attended the National Institute of Health and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research 5-day training institute on Systems Science and Health. In addition, Ginossar has received a Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Award for $1,800 to participate in the American Association for Cancer Research 2012 Annual Meeting in Chicago. The award includes networking with AACR Leadership and researchers, and special training sessions to prepare awardees for multidisciplinary research in cancer.

Christopher Harper, Temple University, is the recipient of the School of Communications and Theater Creative Award.

Stephen John Hartnett, University of Colorado, Denver, Lisa Keranen,University of Colorado, Denver,and Patrick Dodge ,the International College Beijing, were awarded a $5,000 College Research Innovation Seed Programs (CRISP) grant from the University of Colorado, Denver, in support of their project "The Dilemmas and Opportunities of US-Chinese Communication in an Era of Globalization."

Stephen John Hartnett, University of Colorado, Denver, is the 2012 recipient of the Research Excellence Award from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences of the University of Colorado, Denver.

Brandon Inabinet, Furman University, is the recipient of the Janice Hocker Rushing Early Career Research Award. This award honors Southern States Communication Association members who have demonstrated exceptional scholarly ability through research and publication early in their academic careers.

Steve Jones, University of Illinois, Chicago, and Ishani Mukherjee,University of Illinois, Chicago, are the recipients of the 2011 Clifford G. Christians Ethics Research Award, sponsored by the Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet Research (www.cccsir.com).

Spoma Jovanovic, North Carolina, Greensboro, is the recipient of the 2021 Robert L. Sigmon Service Learning Award from North Carolina Campus Compact. Jovanovic and her students have been involved in a long-term collaboration with Dudley High School, the Greensboro News & Record, and the Guilford Education Alliance, which began as efforts to promote dialogue about community and to promote civic literacy, and which evolved into the "Bringing us Bus Benches & Shelters" (BUBBS) project. Students have been researching, advocating, and raising funds to place more bus benches in Greensboro, N.C.

Brian T. Kaylor, James Madison University, is the recipient of the Religion Communicators Council's 2012 Wilbur Award for best nonfiction book for his book Presidential Campaign Rhetoric in an Age of Confessional Politics. Kaylor was also the recipient of the 2011 Bruce E. Gronbeck Political Communication Research Award, sponsored by the Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet Research (www.cccsir.com).

Lisa Keranen, University of Colorado, Denver, was awarded the 2012 Teaching Excellence Award from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado, Denver.

Judith Kolb, Pennsylvania State University, is the recipient of the 2011 R. Wayne Pace HRD Book of the Year Award for her book Small Group Facilitation: Improving Process and Performance in Groups and Teams. The award was presented at the 2012 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas.

Myra Luna-Lucero, University of New Mexico, was awarded the Outstanding Lecturer or Affiliated Faculty of the Year, which is the highest teaching honor for adjunct faculty.

Samuel McCormick, Purdue University, is the recipient of the 2011-2012 Kenneth T. Kofmehl Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award from the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University, as well as the 2012 W. Charles Redding Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 2012 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Member Award from the Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University.

Tema Milstein, University of New Mexico, was named University of New Mexico's "Outstanding New Teacher of the Year" in 2011.

Elizabeth Minei, University of Oklahoma, and Ryan Bisel, University of Oklahoma, are the recipients of the 2011 Stanley L. Saxton Applied Research Award, sponsored by the Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet Research (www.cccsir.com).

Bala Musa, Azusa Pacific University, is the recipient of the 2011 Clifford G. Christians Ethics Research Award, sponsored by the Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet Research (www.cccsir.com).

Christopher N. Poulos, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, is the recipient of the 2011 Book Award from the National Communication Association’s Ethnography Division for his work Accidental Ethnography: An Inquiry into Family Secrecy. The book guides readers through the process of writing personal narratives, or autoethnographies, and helps readers use those stories to improve communication within their families.

Michael H. Prosser, China Association for Intercultural Communication, received Special Recognition awards in 2009 and 2011 for Contributions to Intercultural Communication Teaching and Research in China.

Linda L. Putnam, University of California, Santa Barbara, was awarded the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award from the Organizational Communication Division at the International Communication Association meeting in Phoenix, on May 27, 2012. She was presented the award for her contributions to the development of Management Communication Quarterly as a home for organizational communication research.

Larry Russell, Hofstra University, is the recipient of the 2011 Ellis-Bochner Autoethnography and Personal Narratives Research Award, sponsored by the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, NCA Branch.

Roy Schwartzman, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, has been awarded a 2012 Teaching Fellowship by the Shoah Foundation Institute, founded by Steven Spielberg. The award includes a $2,500 grant and consultations with archivists to incorporate Holocaust survivor testimony into academic coursework.

Lisa Sparks, Chapman University, has been awarded a $1.35 million grant from the ASCO-Koman-Conquer Cancer Foundation of Care Grant Award for “An intervention trial of text messaging to improve patient adherence to adjuvant hormonal therapy.” Sparks is a co-investigator on this project with the Columbia University School of Medicine in New York City.

Don W. Stacks, University of Miami, was awarded the PR.PRO Excellence Award for enhancing the education and practice of Public Relations in the Balkans. Stacks was also inducted into the PR News Measurement Hall of Fame.

Renee Strom, St. Cloud State University, is the recipient of the New Researcher Award for the project "Digital Literacy in the Classroom: Investigating and Applying Preservice Teachers Knowledge of Digital Literacy Strategies in Grades 5-12."

Orlando L. Taylor, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, was honored by Denison University with an Alumni Citation. This is the highest honor for Denison alumni. This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the professional, civic, business or religious life of the nation and the advancement of the college.

Tiffany R. Wang, University of Montevallo, is the 2012 recipient of the International Communication Association’s Instructional and Developmental Communication Division Graduate Teaching Assistant Award.

Annalee R. Ward, University of Dubuque, received the Charles J. Miller Christian Scholar's Award for the best article of the year for "Gran Torino and Moral Order", which was published in the Christian Scholar's Review 40:4 (Summer 2011).

Rene Weber, University of California, Santa Barbara, was awarded a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the University of California, Santa Barbara, Institute for Collaborative Biotechnology (ICB) for research on “Automated Analysis and Modeling of Motivationally Relevant Narratives from Online Communication Sources.”

Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon, Temple University, is the recipient of the School of Communications and Theater Service Award for service beyond that expected of a faculty member.

Ronald J. Zboray, University of Pittsburgh, has been awarded a 12-month National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to complete a book manuscript being co-authored with Mary Saracino Zboray: The Bullet in the Book, on varieties of print media use across social difference during the American Civil War.

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