Conference Presentations

November 2014

Dr. Wilder will present, "Communicative, Individual, and Relational Outcomes in a Social Network Model of Adjustment to Divorce," at the National Communication Association, Chicago.October 2014

October 2014

Dr. Sweet is presenting a paper, "America Assemble: The Avengers as Therapeutic Public Memory," at the Midwest Popular Culture Association conference in Indianapolis, IN.

September 2014

Dr. Wilder presented on the panel, "Looking Back, Looking Forward: Exploring the Changes in Teaching Interpersonal Communication," at the Iowa Communication Association, Ankeny, IA. The panel was selected as a "top panel" for the state showcase. 

April 2014

Dr. Powell presented, "Understanding Generation C through a VidCon Lens: An Ethnographic Study of the YouTube Community. Central States Communication Association Convention, Minneapolis.

Dr. Wilder's manuscript "Attachment Style, Communication Apprehension, and the Risks of Seeking Social Support: Variation between Friends and Siblings," was presented by co-author Dr. Kristen Carr at the Central States Communication Association, Minneapolis.

Jenna Hoge '14 and Lauren Meintsma '14 had their senior paper research chosen for presentation at the National Undergraduate Honors Conference.

March 2014

Dr. Johnson presented "Deconstructing Minneapolis and Target Center/Field as Spaces of Cultural Production and Consumption" at the IACS Summit on Communication and Sport in New York City in March 2014.

Dr. Johnson presented, at various film festivals, three productions which he wrote, directed and edited in collaboration with student, Michael Crowe. All three were shot in high definition video, edited with Final Cut Pro.:

  • “Hours with Amanda.” Runtime: 5 minutes. 2013. Official selection of the Oneota Film Festival, the Speechless Film Festival, and the Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival.
  • “Hours with Ben.” Runtime: 5 minutes. 2013. Official selection of the Oneota Film Festival and the Speechless Film Festival.
  • “Hours with Novian.” Runtime: 5 minutes. 2013. Official selection of the Oneota Film Festival, the Speechless Film Festival, and Louisville’s International Festival of Film.

November 2013

Dr. Sweet presented, "Occupy Coruscant: The Clone Wars, Affluence, and the Absent Middle Class," at the 2013 Film & History Conference in Madison, WI. 

Spring 2013

Dr. Wilder presented Case study of personal group interaction. Assignment presented at the annual meeting of the Central States Communication Association, Kansas City, KS.  

Fall 2013

"Hours with Novian," a five-minute documentary film profiling Luther faculty member Novian Whitsitt has been chosen as an official selection for Louisville’s International Festival of Film. Dr. Johnson and Michael Crowe ‘13 produced the film.  Seth Duin '12 composed the score.

Dr. Johnson presented Hours with Amanda/ Hours with Novian/Hours with Ben at the Luther College Faculty Research Symposium, November 2013. 

Dr. Wilder presented An Engaged Study of Communication Practices Surrounding Later-Life Widowhood: "We Just Talked About What It Is Like to Not Have Your Buddy" at the Luther College Faculty Research Symposium, November 2013.

Fall 2013

Kelsey Engbrecht '14, Meghan Kaufenberg '14, and Isaac Skelton '14 had their Research Methods papers competitively selected for presentation at the Iowa Communication Association Conference. Kaufenberg's paper was selected as a top three paper of the conference.

Dr. Powell presented on two panels at the Iowa Communication Association Conference regarding professionalism in academia and the workplace.

Summer 2013

Dr. Johnson presented "NFL Films’ They Call It Pro Football (1966): Examining the Construction of Masculinity in Early Televised Sports Programming" at Console-ing Passions: International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media and Feminism at Du Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom.

Spring 2013

Jena Schwake's '13 senior project "Star-Spangled Consumption," was selected for presentation at the National Council on Undergraduate Education at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.

January 2013

Three five-minute documentary films produced by Dr. Johnson and Michael Crowe ’13 were screened at the Oneota Film Festival at on January 18. The films, "Hours with Amanda," "Hours with Ben" and "Hours with Novian," profile Luther faculty members Amanda Hamp '01, Ben Moore ’02 and Novian Whitsitt.

Four films, "Garden Guardians," "Volare," "From Crop to Co-op" and "Saving Creativity," produced by Luther students in video production courses taught by Dr. Johnson were also screened.

Fall 2012

Dr. Wilder presented a paper, "Life-Span Perspectives on Families Communicating During Times of Crises or Stress," and served as panelist and chair of the discussion panel for the Interpersonal Communication Division of the National Communication Association, Orlando, FL.

Dr. Johns presented a revised version of the paper, "Two screen viewing and social relationships" at the Thirteenth International Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers at MediaCity: UK, the University of Salford, Greater Manchester, England.

Rachel Woolsey ('14), Jena Schwake ('13), Cassandra Chalhoub ('13), and Samantha Shimak ('13) had research papers competitively selected for presentation at the 2012 Iowa Communication Association Convention. Woolsey won the top student paper award at the conference.

Communication Studies faculty attended the Iowa Communication Association Conference Sept. 20 & 21. Dr. Sweet, Dr. Johnson and Dr. Wilder presented a panel on "New Media & Popular Culture Pedagogy." Dr.  Powell presented on a panel titled, "Is technology replacing good teaching."

Summer 2012

Dr. Johnson presented "NFL Films and the Pairing of Pro Football and Television" at the Third Annual Conference on Sport & Society held July 23-25, 2012 at Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Dr. Johns presented a paper, "Two screen viewing and social relationships: Exploring the invisible backchannel of TV viewing" at the 2012 Cultural Attitudes Towards Technology and Communication (CATaC’12) conference at the University of Aarhus, Denmark

Spring 2012

Mikaela Belland ('12), Ashley Matthys ('12), Mandi Mikkelson ('12), and Anne Proescholdt ('12) had their panel presentation "How prominent women use media to effect social change" competitively chosen for the Women as Global Leaders conference in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Dr. Powell and Ashley Matthys ('12): Effects of Suicide on Siblings: Uncertainty and the Grief Process. Competitively accepted for presentation at the Central States Communication Association Convention.

Fall 2011

Dr. Sweet: Inaugural Voices of Barack Obama: Dialogic Rhetoric and the Presidential Self. Paper presented at the National Communication Association annual convention, New Orleans, LA, November 2011.

Mikaela Belland, Mandie Mikkelson and Anne Proescholdt ('12) had research papers competitively selected for presentation at the 2011 Iowa Communication Association Convention. 

Spring 2011

Dr. Sweet: “Constituting The Clone Wars: Engaging Ethical Community in the Dialogic Moment.” Paper presented at the Popular Culture/American Culture Association annual convention, San Antonio, TX, April 2011.

Dr. Powell: Framing Islam: An Analysis of U.S. Media Coverage of Terrorism Since 9/11. Presented at the 2011 Central States Communication Association Conference. Top paper panel.           

Dr. Powell: Culture, Race, Ethnicity & Sexuality: Using Film to Teach Difference. Presented at the Iowa Communication Association Conference in September 2010. Selected as spotlight panel for the Central States Communication Association Conference, April, 2011. 

Dr. Powell: Got Privilege?  Strategies for Teaching Normative Privilege. Presented at the Iowa Communication Association Conference in September 2010. Selected as spotlight panel for the Central States Communication Association Conference, April, 2011. 

Dr. Sweet: “Reprinting Martin Luther King Jr.: Barack Obama and the Homogenization of Injustice.” Paper presented at the Western States Communication Association annual convention, Monterey, CA, February 2011. Top Four Paper in Rhetoric and Public Address.