Recognized Student Participants of 2013

James C. McCroskey and Virginia P. Richmond Undergraduate Scholars Conference
part of the 104th annual meeting of the Eastern Communication Association (ECA), Pittsburgh, PA
April 25-28, 2013

 

The Communication Department is very proud to see several SUNY Geneseo students recognized at this conference for their hard work and dedication in the field of communication. Please note that students are listed in alphabetical order by last name.

 

Mark Armstrong

"Fox News and the Anti-American Perception of President Barack Obama"

Presented in a panel that looks at how modern television stations discuss the news and explores rhetorical implications of the news process itself.

 

Sean Connor

"Civil Society, the Public Sphere, and the Internet: An Analysis of BRIC Similarities and Differences"

Presented in a panel about how people are using and understanding communication through the use of the Internet.

 

Anna DiRienzo and Kayla Holmes

"College Students Use of Smartphone Communication in Maintaining and Challenging Face"

Presented in a panel exploring how college students use modern technology for communication and how it impacts interpersonal relationships.

 

Cailin Kowalewski

"Collegiate Athletic Identity and Its Relationship to Food Discourses"

Presented in a panel for undergraduate posters.

 

Sean Leigh and Shelly Massachi

"Smartphone Communication: Negotiation of Face Needs by College Students"

Presented in a panel exploring how college students use modern technology for communication and how it impacts interpersonal relationships.

 

Josephine Lukito

"Selectively Social Media: Selective Exposure Theory and Social Media During the 2012 US Presidential Election"

Presented in a panel representing different theoretical perspectives of communication and examining how these theories apply to today's world.

"Americanizing Anime: Is Disney's Reinterpretation of Miyazaki Movies Removing the 'Japan' from Japanese Anime?"

Presented in a panel exploring how today's world discusses and understands Japan.

 

Takaki Matsumoto

"Social Trend of Avoiding Young Marriage: Understanding People's Perceptions of Young Marriage in the United States"

Presented in a panel about how marriage is portrayed in the television show Modern Family and how youth perceive marriage in a modern context.

 

Tara McGarry

"Fear of Aging: The Mass Media's Role in the Anti-Aging Industry in America"

Presented in a panel that studies how visuality in mass media functions and how America views aging.

 

Kevin Mejia

"The Red Solo Cup as a Cultural Artifact"

Presented in a panel for undergraduate posters.

 

Jaemoon Shim

"Representation, Agenda Setting: Roles of South Korean Newspapers in Presenting an Evil Picture of North Korea"

Presented in a panel for undergraduate posters.

 

Kimberly Showalter

"Improved Translation of Anime: How Better Translations of Popular Anime Promote Japanese Culture"

Presented in a panel exploring how today's world discusses and understands Japan.

 

Amanda Skinner

"3D Media Tech Research: Technology Implementation into Education"

Presented in a panel about how people are using and understanding communication through the use of the Internet.

 

Anna Verneuille

"The Intentional and Unintentional Roles of English in Global Advertising" (Received a Top Paper award)

Presented in a panel for the top four papers from the conference. Also included in a panel representing different manners of understanding or studying the persuasive impact of advertising in modern society.

 

Emily Wagner

"The 'Dark Side' of Teeth Whitening: Smile Enhancement or Smile Exploitation?"

Presented in a panel that studies how visuality in mass media functions and how America views aging.

 

Julie Williams

"Elitist Eating: The Effect of Food Blogs on Multiculturalism"

Presented in a panel examining how today's stereotypes and popular media determine how people are viewed or view themselves.