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Faculty and students in the School of Communication at Illinois State University were recognized with several awards at the 2014 Central States Communication Association (CSCA) convention held in Minneapolis, Minn.
The School’s undergraduate program was recognized at the conference with the Outstanding Undergraduate Communication Program Award. According to the Central States Communication Association, the purpose of the award is to “encourage and recognize excellence in undergraduate departments of communication, with an emphasis on curriculum, program quality, course design, and/or special programs.”
A panel of scholars representing broad disciplinary expertise with a concern for developing strong undergraduate programs judged all of the submissions. This prestigious award follows recognition from the National Communication Association in the fall when the School was presented with the Outstanding Master’s Degree Program Award.
Also at the CSCA, Professor of Communication Cheri Simonds and communications alumna Suzanne White received the Melissa Beall Award for Top Panelin the Basic Course Division for their panel titled Elevating the Basic Course through the NCA Task Force.
Instructional Assistant Professor Aaron Enskat, Professor and Associate Director of the School of Communications Stephen Hunt, Assistant Professor John Hooker received the Top Paper Award from the Communication Education Division for their work titled Elevating Mediated Educational Discourse: A Generational Examination of Teacher-Student Facebook Use and the Effects on Perceived Instructor Immediacy . Hooker also earned the Top Paper Award in the Instructional Resources Division for his co-authored paper titled The Development and Validation of the Clicker Benefit Scale: Elevating Assessment of Student Response Systems.
Emeritus Professor of Communication Sandra Metts and her colleagues received the Top Panel Award from the Interpersonal Communication Division for their work titled Obstacles and Opportunities: Family Communication, Life-Cycle Transitions, and Turbulence.
Associate Professor Lance Lippert was recognized for his significant service as a member of CSCA’s Executive Committee.
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