Josh Foreman served on a panel at Mississippi Book Festival
Josh Foreman, who co-authored Death Along the Natchez Trace (History Press, 2022) with Ryan Starrett, talked about the book as part of the "Decidedly Southern" panel discussion at the Mississippi Book Festival. The panel was moderated by Patrick Dean, author of A Window to Heaven: The Daring First Ascent of Denali: America’s Wildest Peak. Other panelists included Chris McLaughlin, author of Mississippi Barking: Hurricane Katrina and a Life that Went to the Dogs; Julie Hines Mabus, author of Confessions of a Southern Beauty Queen; Ty Pinkins, author of 23 Miles and Running; and David Crews, author of the Mississippi Book of Quotations.
Dr. Heesook Choi presents “What Mobilizes Political Satire Viewers: The Role of Partisanship and Discussion Networks in the Effects of Political Satire Viewing on Political Participation"
Dr. Heesook Choi presented “What Mobilizes Political Satire Viewers: The Role of Partisanship and Discussion Networks in the Effects of Political Satire Viewing on Political Participation" at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication convention held in Detroit in August. Within the framework of social identity theory, this survey study (N = 1,203) explores the role of partisanship in the selection and processing of political satire and its influence on political participation.
Dr. Uyanga Bazaa & co-author present “#EAListen: A Thematic Analysis of a Successful Fan Activist Campaign" at ICA conference
Dr. Bazaa and her co-author, Megan Condis, presented their work “#EAListen: A Thematic Analysis of a Successful Fan Activist Campaign" in May at the 72nd Annual International Communication Association's conference in Paris, France. Fans are a special type of public that is of great interest to public relations researchers. Dr. Bazaa and her co-author analyzed tweets with the hashtag #EAListen to further understand online fan activism that happened to occur during the peak of Black Lives Matter movement in the United States. The authors discovered Simmers (people who play the Sims, a real life simulation video game) successfully pressured Electronic Arts (EA; the Sims developer) to ensure inclusion and diversity in their video game.
Dr. Terry Likes serves on panel discussion at BEA national convention
Dr. Terry Likes served on a panel discussion, "Recruitment and Retention in the COVID era and Beyond," at the BEA national convention in Las Vegas.
Josh Foreman and co-author present during "Literature at Lunch" at the Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration
Josh Foreman, an instructor in print & digital journalism, and his co-author, Ryan Starrett, spoke during "Literature at Lunch" at the Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration. They told the story of John Blommart, who was a retired Royal Navy captain who settled in Natchez in the late 1700s. He ended up fighting off an American assault during the Revolutionary War. A couple years later, after the Spanish had captured Natchez, he recaptured the city using an army of British loyalists and Choctaw warriors.
Christie Jones Lawrence presents "Leading Through Crisis" at State PRAM conference
Christie Jones Lawrence, a communication instructor, presented "Leading Through Crisis" at the 2022 State Public Relations Association of Mississippi conference held in Gulfport, Miss., on April 4. According to Lawrence, managing in a crisis is challenging--even for experienced managers. Her presentation focused on understanding the fundamentals of successfully leading through a crisis, outlining key character traits of successful leaders, identifying crisis management stages, and reviewing John C. Maxwell's seven guiding principles for leading through a crisis.
Tonya Hays presents improvisation workshop for Southeastern Theatre Conference
Tonya Hays presented an improvisation workshop for the Southeastern Theatre Conference in Memphis. The how to workshop assisted participants in creating their own improvisation festival at their universities, high schools or community theatres.
Dr. Holli Seitz
Dr. Holli Seitz, an assistant professor in Communication & Media Studies, presented collaborative work with Dr. Antonio Gardner and Dr. Leah Pylate at the National Communication Association 107th Annual Convention. Their research, titled "Formative research to inform college health communication campaigns about COVID-19 prevention behaviors," reported the results of surveys and interviews conducted with MSU students and parents and guardians to inform the university's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Heesook Choi
Dr. Heesook Choi, an assistant professor in Print & Digital Journalism, presented "Pandemic, Communication, and Participation: Exploring the Mediating Role of Emotion, Efficacy, and Knowledge in the Effects of Communication on Civic Participation during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Mexico." This study examined potential mediators of the relationship between news use and civic participation in the context of COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico.
Christie Jones Lawrence
Christie Jones Lawrence, a lecturer in Communication, virtually presented "Integrated Primary & Behavioral Health Care Improves Outcomes and Decreases Costs" at the 8th Annual Healthcare Analytics Summit.
Dr. Heesook Choi
Dr. Heesook Choi, an assistant professor in Print & Digital Journalism, presented "Traditional News vs. Political Satire: Fragmented Audience and Discreet Pathways to Political Participation" at the International Communication Association Conference.