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UND Writer’s Conference

Hi everyone,
In association with the 2018 UND Writers Conference, the English Department has put together a series of panels called the Grand Challenges Symposium. The panels, running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, include one that English asked Charles Haga to assemble and moderate: “What’s News? The State of Journalism in North Dakota and Beyond,” at 11 a.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. They’re going to talk about “fake news,” the effects of technological and economic developments on journalism, the evolution of new media and other issues.

Our department is contributing by making Mark Trahant and Charles Haga available, and by making it possible for Jim Fuglie, proprietor of The Prairie Blog and frequent commentator on N.D. energy development, environmental issues and politics, to participate. Other panelists include Kirsten Stromsodt, editor of the Grand Forks Herald (and a former instructor in the department); Mike Jacobs, former editor and publisher of the Herald, and Lorenzo Serna, a UND English graduate and co-creator of Unicorn Riot (https://www.unicornriot.ninja/about-unicorn-riot/).

We encourage you to participate this insightful series of events and meet real journalists. To view more information about the panels, see the Grand Challenges site: https://und.edu/orgs/writers-conference/current-conference/grand-challenges-information.cfm

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Graduate Research Achievement

Our graduate student, Haseon Park, was selected as one of the top 30 finalists at the Graduate Research Achievement Day!

Haseon presented her research conducted with Dr. Joonghwa Lee, entitled, “Online Consumer Power in Online Product Reviews of E-Commerce Websites: Comparison between the United States and South Korea.”

Congratulations, Haseon!

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Open Position: Special Appointment

The Department of Communication at the University of North Dakota invites candidates to apply for a full-time non-tenure track appointment with the title of Instructor in Communication. The successful candidate will enjoy excellent employee benefits, mentoring opportunities, and a supportive work environment. Salaries are competitive. Qualified applicants must have an earned master’s degree in Communication or a related field (required by start date of 08/16/18).

This Instructor will become an integral part of the Department of Communication, with duties to include teaching a 5/4 load in the Departmental curriculum split between Fall and Spring semesters, along with participating in professional and Departmental/University outreach and service activities. AA/EEO/Vets/Disabled Employer. For more information regarding this faculty position and to apply, please visit the UND Human Resources page: https://und.edu/finance-operations/human-resources-payroll/careers/secure/job-openings-external.cfm?category=2000+Academic

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Open Position: Tenure-Track Faculty Member

The Department of Communication at the University of North Dakota invites candidates to apply for a full-time tenure-track appointment with the title of Assistant Professor of Communication. The successful candidate will enjoy excellent employee benefits, mentoring opportunities, and a supportive work environment. Salaries are competitive. Qualified applicants must have an earned doctorate in Communication or other appropriate field (required by start date of 08/16/18).

This faculty member will teach two courses in the Departmental curriculum per semester, will develop a nationally/internationally recognized social scientific research program with efforts to pursue and secure external funding, and participate in professional and Departmental/University outreach and service activities. AA/EEO/Vets/Disabled Employer. For more information regarding this faculty position and to apply, please visit the UND Human Resources page: https://und.edu/finance-operations/human-resources-payroll/careers/secure/job-openings-external.cfm?category=2000+Academic

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PhD Student’s Great Achievement

Exciting news, everyone!
Haseon Park, one of our 2nd year PhD students, has submitted her paper to the AAA 2018 Annual Conference with Dr. Joonghwa Lee. Haseon is the leading author (1st author) of this study. Today, we got the news that their paper has been accepted to present at the AAA 2018 Annual Conference!

Congratulations, Haseon and Dr. Lee!

Park, Haseon, and Joonghwa Lee (accepted), “Discourse Analysis of Online Product Reviews in Online Shopping Websites in the Aspect of Digital Consumerism and Culture,” American Academy of Advertising 2018 Annual Conference, Mar. 22–25, New York, NY.

The American Academy of Advertising (AAA) is the largest academic association in advertising in the world established in 1958. AAA is the leading and influential advertising academic association in the world. http://www.aaasite.org/

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Exciting Accomplishments!

Exciting news everyone!
Sarah Cavanah has just won an Undergraduate Research/Creative Activity Award from the College of Arts and Sciences for her research project: “The Real Duck Tails Experience: Using the opportunity of an undergraduate research project to explore effective student sciences communication.”
Also, Brad Serber has won the Joyce and Aqueil Ahmad Endowment for Promotion of Peace and Nonviolence, for his proposal: “Target: Nonviolence— A Public Dialogue and Deliberation Series for UND and the Greater Grand Forks Community.”
We offer our enthusiastic congratulations to both of them!

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Innovative Speaking

Hi everyone!
Our very own associate professor, Brad Serber, is featured in the video below from UND Today. We are so excited about our new DigiComm Lab and the opportunities it will provide in student learning, and we are thrilled having Brad as part of our department. Watch the video!
http://blogs.und.edu/und-today/2017/10/innovative-speaking/

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