Wayne State College

Students to Present Research Projects at 2024 Communication Conference

Published Monday, March 18th, 2024

The Flat Water States Undergraduate Communication Research Conference, free and open to the public, will be held in Wayne State’s Humanities Building on March 22.

Several Wayne State College students will present research projects when the college hosts the Flat Water States Undergraduate Communication Research Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 22, in the Humanities Building.

The conference, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Wayne State chapter of Lambda Pi Eta (Mu Gamma), the national communication honor society.

Wayne State students presenting research projects at the conference include: Sofie Gunn, Gretna; Charlotte Kimsey, Papillion; Aedynn Graham, Red Oak, Iowa; Hailey Walsh, Wakefield; and Catarina Siravo, Colorado Springs, Colo. Collin Hain, David City, assisted with conference organization and promotion.

Joe Whitt, assistant professor of communications at Wayne State and a Wayne State alumnus, will deliver the keynote address at 10 a.m. in the Humanities Building lounge. Presentations and student panels are at 8:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. in the Humanities Building.

Before the conference, Wayne State students submit research projects for review. Topics cover interpersonal communication, social media, mass communication, organizational communication, intercultural communication, political communication, communication ethics, environmental communication, family communication, rhetorical criticism, media criticism, theatre arts, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

The conference offers students opportunities to secure professional feedback and interact with leading communication scholars. A mini grad school fair takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Wayne Stater lounge, located on the fourth floor of the Humanities Building.

For more information, contact Dr. Allyn Lueders, professor of communication studies and chair of Wayne State’s Communication Arts Department, at [email protected].