Four Communication Majors Accepted to Undergraduate Honors Conference

February 03, 2017

We are proud to announce that four Communication majors have been selected to present their research at the Theodore Clevenger Undergraduate Honors Conference hosted by the Southern States Communication Association (SSCA). Gretchen Bauermeister, Madeline Bronstein, Nejla Day, and Lauren Shear will present their research at the conference, which takes place April 5-9, 2017 in Greenville, South Carolina.

The SSCA reported a high number of undergraduate submissions this year, and these four students were selected for representing excellence in undergraduate scholarship. One student, Nejla Day, was awarded Top Paper in Survey and Applied Research. This award, for her paper titled “Fighting Islamophobia: Prejudice Reduction Through Contact Stimulation With Written Narrative,” earns her the extra distinction of being a Clevenger Scholar.

Gretchen Bauermeister will present ‘“I’m just Using Everything at My Disposal’: A Qualitative Analysis of the Narratives Surrounding Prescription Stimulant Misuse on College Campuses.” Madeline Bronstein will present “Vanity and Victimization: The Paris Robbery and Media Portrayal of Kim Kardashian-West,” and Lauren Shear will present “Beyond an Online Community: Exploring the Role of Social Media in the Formation of Fan Culture in Sports.”

Congratulations to these outstanding Communication students!