WSC to Host Nebraska Undergrad Communication Conference
Published: 3-5-2010 4:10 pm
WAYNE, Neb. (March 5, 2010) -- Wayne State College will host the
first Nebraska Undergraduate Communication Conference on April 19. The
communication honor societies Mu Gamma and Phi Omega Chapters of Wayne State
and Hastings College will sponsor the event.
from surrounding universities will come together to present communication
papers and research projects. Top paper awards will be given to papers
reflecting the conference theme, "Communicating Health in
Families." Dr. Kathleen Galvin, a leading family communication
scholar and text book author from Northwestern University, will be the
keynote luncheon speaker.
Galvin's research as a
scholar specializes in discourse-dependent families and family
communication regarding health, and families formed through
transnational/transracial adoption and on gay male parenting. She is
involved in three health-related studies including one funded by the
National Institutes of Health that is investigating decision making in families
faced with a female child's cancer diagnosis that threatens her
Galvin has published several books on the topic of communication,
has received a number of national awards for her work, and in
addition to her professorial work served Northwestern University for 13
years as associate dean of the School of Communication.
Presentations will be made at 9
a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.in the Wayne State College Student Center. The
deadline for registration and paper submissions is March 26.
For information: Dr. Deborah Whitt, professor
and chair of the Department of Communication Studies at WSC, at (402)
375-7352. Please see the conference brochure for registration details.