Communication Studies kudos

Dena Huisman

Dena Huisman, Communication Studies, authored the article "I Am This Widow: Social Support in Friendship After the Loss of a Spouse in Mid-Life" in Omega: The Journal of Death and Dying published on Sept. 26 by Sage. This study was published with co-author Allison Lemke, a 2019 UWL graduate with a major in psychology and a minor in communication studies. She was an amazing colleague in this writing process.

Submitted on: Dec. 4, 2020

Katherine Lavelle

Katherine Lavelle, Communication Studies, authored the article "The face of mental health?: Kevin Love and hegemonic masculinity in the NBA" in Communication & Sport published on Thursday, April 30 by Sage.

Submitted on: April 30, 2020

Ashley Edwards, Margot Higgins, Hongying Xu, Grace Deason and Benjamin Golden

Ashley Edwards, Communication Studies; Margot Higgins, Environmental Studies; Hongying Xu, Global Cultures & Languages; Grace Deason, Psychology; and Benjamin Golden, Theatre Arts; received a CASSH Small Grant. They have been awarded a CASSH equity gap grant for “Effective Dissemination of the CASSH R&R Committee’s Report." The goal of this project is to disseminate information from the CASSH Recruitment & Retention Committee Report in a way that maximizes its impact on recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff, and students in CASSH. Their grant allows them to pay an undergraduate student artist to create a series of infographics that will convey the information from the report in an interpretable and engaging manner.

Submitted on: Mar. 4, 2020

Ashley Edwards, Jessica Peterson, Daniel Hyson, Jason Sumontha and Moira Ozias

Ashley Edwards and Jessica Peterson, both Communication Studies; Daniel Hyson and Jason Sumontha, both Psychology; and Moira Ozias, Student Affairs Administration; received a CASSH Small Grant. The grant, "Racial Justice and Equity at UWL: Investing in Our Community," allows them to bring Rowen Thomas to campus to hold a customized workshop with CASSH faculty and staff. It will allow them to work on best practices to close equity gaps with underrepresented communities. Their workshop will ground individuals in their identities, and have CASSH faculty and staff walk away with action plans to integrate what they learn over the two hour workshop.

Submitted on: Mar. 4, 2020

Katherine Lavelle

Katherine Lavelle, Communication Studies, authored the chapter "A "fireable offense?" Jemele Hill and the rhetoric of public correction. " in ESPN and the Changing Sports Media Landscape published on Dec. 31, 2019 by Peter Lang.

Submitted on: Jan. 28, 2020