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Faculty Accomplishments

Terry L. Rentner presented “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevention Among American Indian-Alaskan Native Communities: Reaching Underserved Populations and Reducing Health Disparities” to the Center for Disease Control’s National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media Aug. 17-19 in Atlanta. Drs. Lara Lengel and Lynda Dixon were co-authors on the paper.

Rentner, T.L. & Lengel, L. (2010). Ethics, culture, and global social marketing campaigns. In International Communications and Ethics. Nikolaev, A. (ed.). Palgrave Macmillion.

The Department of Journalism and Public Relations received full accreditation in May from the Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Journalism and Mass Communication. The program has been accredited since 1974.

Croucher research pod publication

Dr. Stephen M. Croucher, Samara Anarbaeva, Jacob Turner (BGSU grad 2009), Deepa Oommen, and Ian Borton (BGSU grad 2008) had the following article “A cross-cultural analysis of argumentativeness among Christians in France and Britain” accepted for publication in Speaker & Gavel. The article will be published in the spring/summer 2010 issue. The research is part of a research pod from spring/summer 2007.

Principal Chief Appoints Dr. Dixon to Sequoyah Commission

Lynda Dee Dixon, Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Communication at Bowling Green State University, is a Citizen of the Cherokee Nation. Because of her scholarly research on contemporary Cherokees and Indian health issues, Principal Chief Chadwick Smith has appointed Dr. Dixon to The State of Sequoyah Commission. The Commission acts as a scholarly think-tank charged with supporting and creating knowledge and research about Cherokees in the past and in the present with discussions about the cultural and social future of the Cherokee Nation. The current project is to develop a national Cherokee research paper and cyber-archive available to both Cherokees and others. Also serving on the Commission is former Principal Chief of the Cherokees Wilman Mankiller and other Cherokee researchers from around the USA.

Mass Communication and Society Publication

The following article was recently accepted for publication in Mass Communication and Society: “The influence of religiosity and ethnic identification on media use among Muslims and non-Muslims in France and Britain.” The article was part of a research group headed by School of Media and Communication (SMC) Assistant Professor Stephen M. Croucher. Co-authors on the piece include current SMC graduate students Deepa Oommen, and Samara Anarbaeva, and recent SMC graduates Ian Borton and Jacob Turner.

Croucher Research Group Publication

The following article was just accepted for publication by Communication Studies: “The effects of self-construal and religiousness on argumentativeness: A cross-cultural analysis.” The article was written as part of a research group led by School of Media and Communication (SMC) Assistant Professor Stephen M. Croucher. Collaborating on the article include SMC graduate students Deepa Oommen, Manda Hicks, Kyle Holody, Samara Anarbaeva, Ki sung Yoon and Abdul Aljahli. Anthony Spencer from West Texas A & M University and Chrishawn Marsh from American Cultural Studies also contributed.

Dr. Oliver Boyd-Barrett, Department of Journalism, is invited to give the opening keynote at the Conference and Workshop on Theories of Intercultural and International Communication, University of Mannheim, Oct. 29-31, 2009

The Network Intercultural und International Communication, has cordially invited Dr. Oliver Boyd-Barrett to the bilingual conference addressing one of the most innovative research areas in the field of media and communication studies. It deals with theoretical questions concerning mediated communication crossing national borders or cultural boundaries. A closer look reveals that the theoretical basis of this research area is still unclear, heterogeneous, and fragmented. The conference aims at critically discussing different theoretical approaches and traditions and at fostering theoretical integration.

Key topics will be:
   Disciplinary intersections in the study of international and intercultural communication
   Spatial patterns and temporal structures in international and intercultural communication
   Building theory from comparison

The following speakers and respondents have confirmed participation:

•   Prof. Dr. Oliver BoydBarrett, Bowling Green State University, USA
•   Prof. Dr. Eytan Gilboa, BarIlan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel
   Prof. Dr. Monroe E. Price, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, USA
   Prof. Dr. Daya K. Thussu, University of Westminster, London, UK
•   Prof. Dr. Leo Van Audenhove, Free University Brussels, Belgium



Congratulations to Dr. Faulkner on her recent publications

The following articles just got accepted at Qualitative Health Research and her book is being promoted and is available October.

Faulkner, S. L. & Lannutti, P. J. (in press). Examining the Content and Outcomes of Young Adults’ Satisfying and Unsatisfying Conversations about Sex. Qualitative Health Research.

 Faulkner, S. L. (forthcoming October 2009). Poetry as Method: Reporting Research through Verse. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

Also this book just came out with a chapter.

Faulkner, S. L., Calafell, B. M., & Grimes, D. S. (2009). Hello Kitty Goes to College: Poems about Harassment in the Academy. In M. Prendergast, C. Leggo, & P. Sameshima (Eds.), Poetic Inquiry: Vibrant Voices in the Social Sciences (pp. 187-208). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.


Congratulations to Dr. Atkinson for his recent publications

Atkinson, J. (2009) Networked activists in search of resistance: Exploring an alternative media pilgrimage across the boundaries and borderlands of globalization. Communication, Culture, and Critique, 2, 137-159.

Atkinson, J. & Calafell, B. (2009) Darth Vader made me do it!: Anakin Skywalker’s
avoidance of responsibility and the gray areas of hegemonic masculinity in the Star Wars universe. Communication, Culture and Critique, 2, 1-20.