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Erica Blust

Thirteen graduate students and faculty in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies (CRS) delivered 22 competitively selected presentations and performances at the National Communication Association’s (NCA) 104th annual convention held Nov. 8-11 in Salt Lake City.

In addition to presenting research, several CRS faculty members received honors and recognition at the conference. Faculty member Dana Cloud was among a small group of scholars who received presidential citations from the NCA for commitment to social justice; Department Chair Charles E. Morris III was named chair-elect of the NCA’s Research Council for 2020-2022; and faculty members Cloud, Morris, Amos Kiewe and Kendall Phillips were invited participants in the Scholars’ Office Hours and Teachers’ Office Hours.

The following CRS graduate students gave presentations: 

The following CRS faculty gave presentations:

The National Communication Association advances communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific and aesthetic inquiry. The NCA serves the scholars, teachers and practitioners who are its members by enabling and supporting their professional interests in research and teaching.