Steimel’s paper wins award at national convention; three other faculty members present papers
Sarah Steimel, assistant professor of communication, is the co-author of a paper that won the Top Paper Award in the Peace and Conflict Division of the National Communication Association Annual Convention held in New Orleans in November. The paper was titled "Re-framing Intercultural Conflict in the Management of Sino-American Joint Ventures.” Steimel also presented a co-authored paper titled “Reimagining Socialization of Profession Specific Workers through the Experience of Substitute Teachers” at the annual convention.
Three other faculty members in the Department of Communication also presented at the conference. Anne Bialowas, assistant professor of communication, presented at GIFTS (Great Ideas for Teaching Speech). Her presentation was titled “Breaking the Ice: Conquering Common Anxieties of Public Speaking.” Becky Johns, professor of communication, was a member of a themed panel titled “Voices at the Crossroads: Religious Women Speaking Out at State Institutions.” Colleen Garside, associate professor of communication, presented a paper titled "Voices of Collaboration: Community-based Learning, Supplemental Instruction, and Communication." Garside also chaired the Undergraduate Colleges and Universities Committee Interest Group.