Faculty and Graduate Students Shine at WSCA 2018

Hugh Downs School faculty and doctoral students will receive top paper awards and recognitions at the annual Western States Communication Association convention in Santa Clara, California on February 16 - 18, 2018. This year's theme is "Mindfullness & Communication."

The Western States Communication Association (WSCA) was founded in 1929, and is a not-for-profit educational association of scholars, teachers, and students of communication with over 1,000 members from around the globe.

Top Papers:

TOP PAPERS IN RHETORIC AND PUBLIC ADDRESS 
Framing Public Memory: Developing Moral Vernacular Discourse Through Photographs of the New Sandy Hook Elementary School (Top Student Paper in Rhetoric and Public Address).
Katrina N. Hanna

TOP FOUR PAPERS IN INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 
Narratives of Pre- and Post-Divorce Coping within Online Support Forums.
Bailey M. Oliver

TOP FOUR PAPERS IN ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION 
The Mutual Constitution of Social Media Use and Status Hierarchies in Global Organizing.
Heewon Kim (Top Paper)

TOP PAPERS IN ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATION 
Airpocalyse” and the China Smog Crisis: Examining Online and Offline Civic Engagement Motives, Attention and Actions.
Yashu Chen, California State University, San Marcos
Pauline Cheong, Arizona State University

COMPETITIVE PAPERS IN COMMUNICATION AND INSTRUCTION 
Increasing Subjective Happiness Levels in University Students: Interventions through Communication and the Art of Happiness Coursework.
Jessica K. Kamrath

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