Faculty and Graduate Students Receive WSCA 2013 Top Awards

The Hugh Downs School faculty and graduate students received top paper awards and recognitions at the Western States Communication Association’s convention in Reno, Nevada on February 15-19, 2013.

Paul Mongeau, professor, has been elected a First Vice-President of WSCA. Dr. Mongeau will assume his duties at the end of the 2013 WSCA conference in Reno, Nevada. His leadership role will continue on as President-elect then President of WSCA in 2015.

TOP FOUR PAPER IN HEALTH COMMUNICATION
Genetic Risk and Reproductive Decision-Making: How Couples Communicatively Manage Uncertainty about Family Planning
Tara M. Hack, doctoral student

TOP FOUR PAPER IN INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
Equity, Relational Maintenance Strategies, and Marital Satisfaction in Parents of Children with Autism
Daniel J. Canary, professor; Danielle C. Jackson, HDSHC alum;Heather E. Canary, HDSHC alum

TOP PAPER IN INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
“Shop Local, Shop Authentic”: Consuming the Authentic Ethnic in Southwestern Native American Museums
Roberta Chevrette, doctoral student

TOP THREE PAPER IN COMMUNICATION AND INSTRUCTION
Humor as Pedagogy: Stories, Bodies, and Laughter (or Not?), Top Student Paper
Tara M. Hack, doctoral student

2012 WSCA SCHOLAR AWARD RECIPIENT PETER A. ANDERSEN: REFLECTIONS ON A SCHOLARLY JOURNEY
Participant: Benjamin Wiedmaier, doctoral student

ALUMNI TOP PAPER IN COMMUNICATION THEORY AND RESEARCH
Between “Liquid Courage” and “Liquid Stupidity”: Toward a Model of Relational Drinking
Co-authors: Aaron Hess, HDSHC alum; Lisa Menegatos, HDSHC alum 

TOP PAPER IN ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION
A Pep Talk in Every Drop: HALLS Rhetoric as Exemplifying Problematic Ideologies of Disciplining (Sick) Bodies (for Work)
Elizabeth K. Eger, HDSHC alum