Communication Studies kudos

Lee Baines, Markus Mika, Linda Dickmeyer, Darci Thoune, Naghmeh Gheidi, Daniel Bretl, Kamilo Lara, Seth King, Brian Kumm-Schaley and Jane Brannan

Lee Baines and Markus Mika, both Biology; Linda Dickmeyer, Communication Studies; Darci Thoune, English; Naghmeh Gheidi, Exercise & Sport Science; Daniel Bretl, Microbiology; Kamilo Lara, Military Science, ROTC; Seth King, Physics; Brian Kumm-Schaley, Recreation Management & Therapeutic Recreation; and Jane Brannan, Veteran Services; received a UWL Challenge Coin at the Stole & Recognition Ceremony on Friday, May 6 in La Crosse, WI. Students presented a challenge coin to the staff or faculty member of their choosing in recognition of the impact the staff/faculty had on their academic career. Challenge Coins are an enduring military tradition. Military Commanders often give a coin to service members as a mark of camaraderie or to recognize hard work and excellence. They are intended to instill unit pride, improve esprit-de-corps, and serve as a reward for a job well done. A challenge coin signifies the person went above and beyond in their duties.

Submitted on: May 6

Katherine Lavelle

Katherine Lavelle, Communication Studies, presented "A voice for the voiceless: Enactment of citizenship in ESPN’s 144" at the International Association for Communication & Sport Summit on March 4 in Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ. She also presented "‘Burn It All Down’: NWSL players’ engagement in critical rhetoric to challenge systemic abuse and interest ideology," along with with co-authors, Beth Fielding-Lloyd & Korryn Mozicek, at the same conference.

Submitted on: May 5

Katherine Lavelle

Katherine Lavelle, Communication Studies, authored the chapter ""The Team's Best Interest": COVID-19, Mental Health, and Neoliberalism in College Football" in American Sport in the Shadow of a Pandemic: Communicative Insights published in 2022, by Edited by Billings, Hardin, and Wenner.

Submitted on: Feb. 22

Taylor Cole Miller, Valerie Krage and Kristina LaPlant

Taylor Cole Miller, Communication Studies; Valerie Krage, Educational Studies; and Kristina LaPlant, Political Science & Public Administration; were named UWL's 2022-23 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars (WTFS) of UW System Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID), with CATL support, on Dec. 22, 2021. They will begin their year-long WTFS experience in summer 2022 and complete a specific scholarship of teaching and learning project.

Submitted on: Feb. 8

Tony Docan-Morgan

Tony Docan-Morgan, Communication Studies, co-authored the article "Influence and personality: relationships among superdiffuser traits and big five traits" in Communication Quarterly published on Jan. 9 by Taylor & Francis.

Submitted on: Jan. 10