Monthly Archives: March 2016

TRIO Achiever Award

Congratulations to Pat Jordheim for receiving the 2016 North Dakota TRIO Achiever Award! To be a candidate, Pat made significant civic, community, and professional contributions along with successfully completing a TRIO program in North Dakota. TRIO was based in the fundamental goal of assisting students in accomplishing their post-secondary education. TRIO helps low income, first-generation and disabled students along with students of every ethnicity. Pat has worked hard to further the goals of TRIO and advance her own education. Her achievements are well deserved and should be recognized. Congratulations again, Pat. We all look forward to seeing your work develop and expand the scholarship here at UND.

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Internship Opportunity

We are currently seeking interns for the Fall 2016 semester at the Dakota Student, UND’s student newspaper.

Intern duties will include:
-Assisting with layout and design at newspaper production twice a week.
-Helping develop, write and edit content for the paper.
-Advising the editorial staff on newspaper production and articles.
-Managing and assigning stories to writers.

This is a paid internship ($10.50 an hour), and duties will be very similar to that of our editors. Interns will have the flexibility to pursue different roles at the paper depending on their interests, including reporting, editing, graphic design and photography. Additionally, interns will have the option to work on a variety of sections of the paper, including news, opinion, sports and features.

Ideally interns would be able to work at least 12 hours a week, with most of their time being allocated to production on Wednesday and Sunday evenings. If need be, the amount of credit and time commitment can be changed to suit the student’s schedule, workload and credit requirements.

Experience with InDesign and Photoshop is preferred but not required.

Interns will work directly with the editorial staff and will report to the Editor-in-chief.

To apply please email your resume and a writing sample to Sean Cleary at sean.d.cleary@und.edu

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Meet our Academic Advisor

Our Communication Program Academic Advisor is Desi Anderson. She is available for students to discuss majors, requirements, and any other questions and concerns they may have regarding their education. You can schedule a meeting with her through Starfish: https://und.starfishsolutions.com/starfish-ops/support/login.html;jsessionid=65CECFF4F3F174D30F075C2AB9F52099?extjsFileNameDecorator=&cdnUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fcdn.starfishsolutions.com%2F&tenantId=1037

Biography: I am the Communication Program Academic Advisor & Internship Coordinator for UNDs Communication Program. I graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Development & Family Science and a minor in Individual & Family Wellness. I started my career at UND in May of 2013 and have experience in the Housing and Student Financial Aid Office. I started my current position as the Communication Advisor and Internship Coordinator in May of 2015. I enjoy working with and helping students and I’m here for any questions or concerns students have.

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New Communication Hire

We would like to introduce and welcome Kirsten Gudgeon as our new Administrative Secretary, Social Media Manager and Webmaster for the Communication Program. Kirsten has her Masters in English from UND, and has experience teaching, web-writing and working with OmniUpdate software. Kirsten is a wonderful addition to our team and looks forward to becoming more involved in outreach and engagement in Communication.

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New PhD Program

New Doctoral Program in International and Intercultural Communication at the University of North Dakota.
The intent of the Ph.D. program is to graduate students with scholarly competencies enabling them to assume roles as intellectual leaders in international and intercultural communication as well as public intellectuals stimulating discussion of significant communication issues.
Program is accepting applications from those with master’s or bachelor’s degrees with interest in advanced study in communication. Submit complete applications by April 15, 2016 for best consideration.
For more information about the program go to http://arts-sciences.und.edu/communication/

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Publication in Communication Research Reports

Drs. Soojung Kim and Joonghwa Lee have published their research in Communication Research Reports entitled “Norms in Social Media: The Application of Theory of Reasoned Action and Personal Norms in Predicting Interactions With Facebook Page Like Ads.” Communication Research Reports is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes brief empirical articles on a variety of topics pertaining to human communication.

Abstract: This study employs the theory of reasoned action and personal descriptive and injunctive norms to predict individuals’ intentions to interact with Page Like Ads on Facebook, which are a type of ad that individuals may “like,” “share,” or make a “comment” on. The survey findings from 631 respondents indicate that attitudes toward the behavior, subjective norms, and personal descriptive norms influenced behavioral intentions to interact with page Like Ads. In addition, this study found that subjective norms, personal descriptive norms, and personal injunctive norms were shaped by interpersonal influences (e.g., family). This study contributes to research on the theory of reasoned action and personal norms and provides practical implications for media practitioners, especially for advertisers and marketers.

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Publication in the Journal of Communication Inquiry

Dr. Lana Rakow has published her paper: “Metropolis and the Hinterland: Community as the Blind Spot of James Carey’s Theory of Communication” in the Journal of Communication Inquiry. This journal is the official journal of the AEJMC (Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication) Critical and Cultural Studies Division.

Abstract: Cultural studies scholar James Carey is known for an approach to communication that drew on Harold Innis for understanding relations between the metropolis and the hinterland and John Dewey for understanding community and culture. Despite the value of his approach, Carey’s theory has a blind spot at the intersection of community and politics. He collapsed notions of community and the public and bracketed the politics of meaning-making at the local level. Consequently, his theory takes the politics out of local community, where identities are formed and political issues identified. Dewey’s explanation of democracy as both associated life in the local community and a form of government that grows from it offers a better political vision for a theory of communication.

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