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Celebrating the Past, Visioning the Future
30th Annual  Reserach Symposium
College of Communication and Information
Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center
February 29, 2008

8:00-8:30 a.m.  Registration and Continental Breakfast (UC 225)

8:30-9:15 a.m.  Contributed Paper Session 1: Informing Higher Education Decision-Making (UC 223-224)

Moderator: Dr. Michael Palenchar, School of Advertising and Public Relations

  • "Students Don't Just Have Carte Blanche to do Whatever They Want": A Qualitative Investigation of Public College and University Administrators' Perceptions on their Role as Overseers of the Student Press after Hosty v. Carter
    James E. Miller, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
  • Information Needs and an Effective Information Support System for African-American Graduate Students
    Dr. Bharat Mehra, Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee
    Cheryl Ann Lambert, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
  • Policymaking: Perspectives of College Administrators Session
    Carolyne N. Atono, PhD Student, University of Tennessee

9:20-10:05 a.m.  Contributed Paper Session 2: Multiple Methods for Understanding Behavior (UC 223-224)

Moderator: Dr. Margaret Morrison, School of Advertising and Public Relations

  • Public Relations Segmentation: A Viable Tool for Audience Analysis to Distinguish Generational Behaviors among Travelers to TennesseeDr. Lisa Fall, Associate Professor, University of Tennessee
  • The Development of a Communication Specific Multitasking Measurement Instrument
    Alla Kushniryk, PhD Student, University of Tennessee

10:05-10:35 a.m.  Coffee Break and No-Conflict Poster Session (UC 227)

Poster judging during this time.

10:05 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  Poster Session

  • An Age-Based Comparison of Information Seeking Habits at the McClung Historical Collection of the Knox County Public Library System
    Jamie Osborn, MS Student, University of Tennessee
  • There is No Right Answer: Exploring the Meaning of Ethics to Journalism Students
    Allyson Beutke DeVito, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Education: The Highlander Center in Appalachia
    Bernardo H. Motta, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
  • How the Embedded Media are Perceived by Combat Troops Preparing to Deploy for the Iraq War
    Jeanine Kabrich, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
  • Generation Next: Media and "Affluenza"
    Dr. Mark Harmon, Associate Professor, University of Tennessee
    Shu-Yueh Lee, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
  • Cosmetic Surgery in Women's Magazines: the 1960s and the 1980s
    Shu-Yueh Lee, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
    Dr. Naeemah Clark, Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee
  • Asian Stereotypes Lost or Found in the First Season of TV Series "Lost"?
    Tulika Biswas, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
    Taewoo Kim, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
    Lei Wu, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
    Liuyan Yang, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
  • Societal Culture a Determinant for Organizational Public Relations in Romania
    Antoaneta Vanc, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
  • Videojournalism & Newsgathering: Perceptions of Quality, Technology and Diversity While Going at It Alone Charlie Gee, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
  • From Supersizing to Healthy: Can McDonald's Change Its Image Among Today's College Students?
    Karen Freberg, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
  • The Effect of Instructional Questioning on High School Students' Assessment of Media Messages
    Joan Lange, MS Student, University of Tennessee
  • Project Proposal IS 565-Digital Library Project
    LouAnn Blocker, MS Student, University of Tennessee
    Bridger Dyson-Smith, MS Student, University of Tennessee
    Roger Weaver, MS Student, University of Tennessee

10:35-11:20 a.m.  Contributed Paper Session 3: Ensuring Individual Rights and Needs (UC 223-224)

Moderator: Dr. Mark Harmon, School of Journalism and Electronic Media

  • Absence of Actual Malice: Protecting the Reputations of Public Figures While Upholding the First Amendment
    Glenn T. Hubbard, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
  • Awareness, Attitudes and Utilization of Community Right to Know: Public Relations Practitioners and Environmental Risk CommunicationBernardo H. Motta, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
    Dr. Michael J. Palenchar, Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee
  • Reality-Based Television vs The Civil Right to Privacy: A Battle of Access
    Charlie Gee, PhD Student, University of Tennessee

11:25-12:25 p.m.  Distinguished Alumni Research Panel (UC 223-224)  Symposium Speakers

Moderator: Dr. Sally McMillan, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

  • Dr. David Sumner, Professor of Journalism, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
    PhD Mass Communications, University of Tennessee, 1989  
  • Dr. Debbie Treise, Professor, Department of Advertising and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, College of Journalism and Communications, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    PhD Communications, University of Tennessee, 1992
  • Dr. Kandi Walker, Associate Professor, Department of Communication, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
    BA, Speech Communication, University of Tennessee, 1994
  • Mr. John Wilkin,Associate University Librarian for Library Information Technology and Technical and Access Services, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    MLS (School of Library and Information Science), University of Tennessee, 1986

12:30-2:00 p.m.  Lunch and Keynote Speaker (University Center Ballroom)

Introduction of Speaker: Dean Michael Wirth

  • Presentation Title: "Research in a Changing World" (PowerPoint file, 2.6 mb)
    Reggie Murphy, Director, Research Services, Gannett Co., Inc.
    PhD, Communications, The University of Tennessee, 1998. 

2:00-3:00 p.m.  Contributed Paper Session 4: Learning from the Past: An Historical Perspective (UC 223-224)

Moderator: Dr. Michelle Violanti, School of Communication Studies

  • The Eternal Librarian: Tracing the Archetypal Librarian Through History
    Stephen Bales, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
  • Realities of the Montgomery Bus Boycott: A Phenomenological Pilot Study of Former Participants
    Felicia McGhee-Hilt, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
  • From Words to Action: The Origins of Political Trends in American Environmental Communication (1847-1892)
    Bernardo H. Motta, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
  • Frames of Mountaintop Removal in Print Journalism
    Amanda Womac, MS Student, University of Tennessee

3:05-3:50 p.m.  Contributed Paper Session 5: Focusing on Behavior  (UC 223-224)

Moderator: Dr. Kimberly Black, School of Information Sciences

  • Affluenza Effects in a Broad Context: Six Further Tests of the TV-Materialism Link
    Dr. Mark Harmon, Associate Professor, University of Tennessee
  • A Cross National Study of the Effects of Country of Origin, Brand Familiarity and Ethnocentrism in Brand Evaluation
    Huan Chen, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
  • Third-Person Effect and the Children's Advertising Review Unit
    Charles Primm, MS Student, University of Tennessee

3:50-4:00 p.m.  Closing and Presentation of Awards (UC 223-224)

Dr. Carol Tenopir, Director, Center for Information and Communication Studies

  • Best Doctoral Paper - James E. Miller, "Students Don't Just Have Carte Blanche to do Whatever They Want": A Qualitative Investigation of Public College and University Administrators' Perceptions on their Role as Overseers of the Student Press after Hosty v. Carter
  • Best Master's Paper - Amanda Womac, Frames of Mountaintop Removal in Print Journalism
  • Best Collaboration - Dr. Michael Palenchar and Bernardo Motta, Awareness, Attitudes and Utilization of Community Right to Know: Public Relations Practitioners and Environmental Risk Communication
  • Best Poster (Tie) - Karen Freberg, From Supersizing to Healthy: Can McDonald's Change Its Image Among Today's College Students? and
    Tulika Biswas, Taewoo Kim, Lei Wu, Liuyan Yang, Asian Stereotypes Lost or Found in the First Season of TV Series "Lost"?

Symposium Committee
Dr. Kimberly Black, School of Information Sciences
Dr. Ed Caudill, School of Journalism and Electronic Media
Dr. Mark Harmon, School of Journalism and Electronic Media
Ms. Diana King, Administrative Services Assistant
Dr. Kenneth J. Levine, School of Communication Studies
Dr. Margaret Morrison, School of Advertising and Public Relations
Mr. Bernardo Motta, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
Dr. Lorraine Normore, School of Information Sciences
Dr. Michael Palenchar, School of Advertising and Public Relations
Ms. Bobbie Suttles, Center for Information and Communication Studies 
Dr. Carol Tenopir, School of Information Sciences and Director, Center for Information and Communication Studies
Dr. Michelle Violanti, School of Communication Studies

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