January’s RCPC and RPC Good News

Here are some of the good things students in the RCPC and RPC programs have been up to recently. Take a minute to acknowledge all the great work we have been doing!

Publications

Non-Refereed Publications

  • Bryan Lutz published the first in a two part series on the blog for the Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis (JCTP). The post is titled “A student-led protest against Donald Trump: On diversity and inclusion,” published here.

Conference Presentations and Workshops

  • Matt Baker and Vince Robles will present “Fostering Symbolic-Analytic Editing Values in Advanced Communication Students” at CCCC in April.
  • Matt Baker and Vince Robles have been accepted to participate in a research methods workshop at ATTW titled “Genre Fingerprinting” (which will be facilitated by ISU alumni Scott Graham).
  • Phil Gallagher will present at the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association conference.
  • Tony Guerra will present “Interdisciplinary Education with Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy” at the 2016 Pharmacy Technician Educator’s Council (PTEC) Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina in July.
  • Mariah Kemp will present “The Bungling Bailey” at the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association conference.
  • Lauren Malone will present at the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association conference.
  • Rachel Murdock and Matt Baker presented at NCA in Las Vegas in November about the Narratives of Job Loss.
  • George Standifer will present “Looking Through Mary Oliver’s Mind’s Eye: A Visual Fractal Analysis of ‘August'”at the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association conference.
  • Bremen Vance will present “Video Games to Money: Theme Based Writing Courses and Discourse Analysis” at the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association conference.

Grants

  • Amanda Arp and Samantha Dunn were awarded a Teaching as Research (TAR) Grant to support their research on High Ability Member’s Perceptions of their Team and Team-based Learning in the Speech Communication 212 classroom. The TAR grant was awarded by Iowa State’s Center for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL)
  • Kathy Rose received a TAR grant from CIRTL for her work with an upper division learning community.

Awards

  • Rachel Murdock received the Iowa Communication Association’s Adjunct Instructor of the Year award in September.

Organizations

  • Jill Grauman was nominated to the Writing Program Administrators-Graduate Organization (WPA-GO) graduate committee. (Elections will begin Friday, Feb. 12. For more information on this election, you can visit this website: http://wpacouncil.org/node/7162)

If you have good news to share, email it to phorumrpc@iastate.edu!

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