News and awards
The Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies would like to recognize the following achievements of its faculty and students.
Faculty book publishings
_Congratulations to Professor Amardo Rodriguez, who co-authored the new book Liminal Traces: Performing, Storying, and Embodying Postcoloniality (Sense Publishers, 2011). (Transgressions: Cultural Studies and Education, Series Editor, Shirley Steinberg, University of Calgary.)
_Congratulations to Professor and Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies Kendall Phillips, on his newest book, Global Memoryscapes: Contesting Remembrance in a Transnational Age published by The University of Alabama Press.
_Congratulations to Professor Amardo Rodriguez, on his new books, Intercultural Communication: An Ecological Approach published by Kendall/ Hunt Publishing and Revisioning Diversity In Communication Studies published by Troubador Publishing Ltd.
_Congratulations to Professor Brad Vivian, whose new book Public Forgetting: The Rhetoric and Politics of Beginning Again was published by Penn State Press.
The Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies is proud of its award-winning faculty. In 2011, our faculty won prestigious honors from outside organizations.
_Congratulations to Professor Bradford Vivian on receiving the 2011 NCA “James A. Winans-Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address” for his book Public Forgetting: The Rhetoric and Politics of Beginning Again.
_Congratulations to Professor and Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies Kendall Phillips, for being named RSA (Rhetoric Society of America) President-Elect.
_Professor Cynthia Gordon was one of the recipients of the 2011 College of Visual and Performing Arts Outstanding Faculty Award announced during the convocation ceremony on May 14, 2011.
_Danny Stofleth was one of the recent recipients of the first annual First Year Interdisciplinary Grants.
_Congratulations to Kevin Kern ’11 for receiving the Outstanding TA Award.
_Kevin Kern '11 and Katie Lind ’11 were awarded the J.Calvin Callaghan Graduate Student Achievement Award for second-year graduate students enrolled in preparing for the Future Professoriate Project (FPP).
_Maya Powe ’14, Matt Abata '13 , and Leah Moushey ’11 each received the Mary Elizabeth Earle Endowed Prize in Communication and Rhetorical Studies, which is presented annually to outstanding undergraduates.
_Terrance Smith ’11, Terri-Ann Malgieri ’11, and Andrew Swanson ’11 were awarded the White-Denison Award for seniors for achievement in public speaking.
_Congratulations to Heather Roy, on her recently published essay "Harleys and Angels' Wings: Nonverbal Rhetorical Response to the Westboro Baptist Church," in the 2010 RSA proceedings volume, Rhetoric Concord and Controversy (Waveland, 2011).