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Students, Professor Present at Communication Conference

Released: 09/29/2010

Jennifer Dick of Alexandria and Amelia Weaver of Oakdale, both senior communication studies students at LSU Alexandria, presented papers at the 12th annual Louisiana Communication Association Conference in New Orleans. Students and faculty from a dozen Louisiana schools and universities in Mississippi and Alabama submitted material for the conference.

Dick presented two papers, “Tattoos – Nonverbal Meanings and Performance Studies Aspects,” and “Computer-Mediated Communication: Interpersonal, Nonverbal, or Both?” Weaver’s presentation was “Spiral of Silence as a Persuasion Tool Compared to Groupthink.” The presentations were based on term papers written for senior communication courses taught by Drs. Kevin Ells and Dexin Tian.

Ells, assistant professor of communication studies and LSUA debate coach, presented with colleagues from LSU and University of Louisiana-Monroe in a panel discussion on the rhetoric, reporting and teaching of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico