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Pritchard submits research on students’ personalities in selecting a satisfying major

Assistant Professor Andrew Pritchard and colleagues from other institutions submitted research to Learning and Individual Differences on the role of a student’s personality in selecting a satisfying major. Their study found that personality not only influences the choice of major directly but also predicts the salience of other influences (such as parents’ opinions or a … Continue reading Pritchard submits research on students’ personalities in selecting a satisfying major

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Lucht reports upcoming presentations, guest speaker

Assistant Professor Tracy Lucht will give a presentation titled “The Personal Was Political: Sylvia Porter and the Development of Personal Finance Journalism” at the Business History Conference in Denver, Colorado, on March 31. She helped organize a PF&R (Professional Freedom and Responsibility) panel that will take place during this year’s AEJMC convention. The panel, titled … Continue reading Lucht reports upcoming presentations, guest speaker

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Kim reports recent publication, paper acceptances

Assistant Professor Su Jung Kim reports the following: Research: Her co-authored paper, "The dynamic inter-relationship between customer engagement and disengagement behaviors with mobile apps and marketplace behaviors," has been published in Service Science. Her first-authored manuscripts, "A longitudinal analysis of media substitution between personal computers (PCs) and mobile phones using Nielsen’s PC-Mobile 2-Screen panel data … Continue reading Kim reports recent publication, paper acceptances

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Huggins shares teaching updates

Lecturer Catherine Huggins notes that her class in Strategic Counseling in Public Relations is discussing corporate communications and media relations. Specifically, how to establish and strengthen relationships with the media, the role of spokespeople, etc. Guest speakers include Sarah Buckley, a corporate communications and marketing expert and 1994 alumna of the Greenlee School, and Perry … Continue reading Huggins shares teaching updates

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Gang Han reports research, service updates

Associate Professor Gang Han reports the following: Research: Gang’s peer-reviewed book chapter on Journalism education, “Serving Two Masters,” is included in Global Journalism Education: Challenges and Innovations, published by World Journalism Education Council with the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, University of Texas, Austin. This book is in print and forthcoming this spring. … Continue reading Gang Han reports research, service updates

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Bugeja reports INA award, Talk of Iowa appearance

Professor Michael Bugeja won the Iowa Newspaper Association’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award. He also was a guest on “Talk of Iowa’s” recent broadcast about George Orwell’s Doublethink and Newspeak prophecy. Inside Higher Ed has accepted a new essay about honoring faculty and staff with award nominations, to be published in the Spring.

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Newell reports student success, agency collaborations

Associate Professor Jay Newell sends this good news: Ad majors Emily Belloma and Leslie (Su Jung) Lee were both named Washington Media Fellows by the Washington Media Scholars Foundation. This organization promotes the field of political advertising with competitions and scholarships. Emily and Su Jung both received scholarships, and will be participating in the 2017 … Continue reading Newell reports student success, agency collaborations