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Western Journal of Communication Impact Ranking

September 14, 2014
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By Bill Eadie, Editor, Western Journal of Communication WJC Impact Ranked in Top Quartile of 434 Communication Journals The Western Journal of Communication (WJC) was recently ranked 67th of 434 communication journals from around the world, in terms of the citation impact of the articles it publishes. The report was issued by EC3 Metrics, an […]

Job Announcement from San Diego State University

September 8, 2014
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** Please note – job announcements are posted on the News at the request of those schools holding a departmental membership with WSCA.** By Brian Spitzberg, Search Committee Chair, SDSU Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication (VPAA#2015/2016-6) The School of Communication invites applications for a tenure track position in the area of social media analytics, social network analysis, […]

Call for Nominations–WSCA 2015 Communication & Instruction Division Master Teacher Awards

September 3, 2014
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By Juliane Mora, Vice Chair, Communication & Instruction Interest Group As we prepare for the beginning of another school year, it seems appropriate to reflect on those teachers that have inspired us, motivated us, and taught us by example.  The discipline of communication is what it is today because of our masterful teachers, especially those that […]

One more Time! Call for Papers – 2015 WSCA Convention in Spokane, Washington: Accentuate the Positive

August 26, 2014
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By Paul Mongeau, President-Elect 2015 Convention – Spokane, Washington – February 21-24 For the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Western States Communication Association, I urge us to Accentuate the Positive. My theme pays homage to Spokane, Washington’s favorite son: Bing Crosby. [Bing attended Gonzaga High School and Gonzaga College (now University) where he might have […]

Call for Nominations – Distinguished Service Award

August 26, 2014
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By Robert DeChaine, Executive Council Member-at-Large As the Chairperson of the WSCA 2015 Distinguished Service Award Committee, I am currently seeking nominations. The Distinguished Service Award honors persons who have made considerable and long-standing contributions both to WSCA and to the field of communication. Nominations should include the following materials in PDF format, addressed to […]

Call for Nominations – Distinguished Teaching Award

August 25, 2014
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By Tenzin Dorjee, Executive Council Member at Large The Distinguished Teaching Award may be given each year to deserving faculty members who have made a significant contribution to the quality of teaching in WSCA and the communication field in institutions in the Western region. The award is open to a wide range of faculty, including […]

Editor Search for the Western Journal of Communication

August 25, 2014
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By Leah Ceccarelli, Publications Board Chair The Western States Communication Association Publications Committee is searching for candidates for the position of editor-elect for the Western Journal of Communication. The incoming editor will be responsible for WJC volumes in 2018, 2019, and 2020, but will likely begin processing manuscripts in October 2016. Nominations should be directed […]

Zhe P Gavel and Me – August Edition

August 20, 2014
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By Patty O’Keefe, President “Gather ‘round me, everybody” is the opening line to Johnny Mercer’s lyrics from Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive. While we are enjoying the last few days of summer, Zhe P. Gavel and I wanted to remind everyone that the deadline for submission approaches. Zhe and I want to extend an invitation to as […]

A Report on Visiting the Red Lion at the Park Hotel in Spokane

August 6, 2014
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By Paul Mongeau, WSCA President-Elect Although  the deadline for submissions is over a month away (as I write this message from the shores of Lake Michigan), preparations for the February 2015 conference in Spokane, Washington have been ongoing since, well, the close of the Anaheim conference. For example, in late May, John Reinard (outgoing Executive […]

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A Welcome to the 2015 WSCA Convention in Spokane, Washington from our Local Hosts

August 6, 2014
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By Heather Crandall, Local Host After we announced Spokane, WA at the 2014 conference in Anaheim, many who had come the last time WSCA was in Spokane expressed their excitement to us individually about coming again. It has been a long time, and they listed many fond memories.  Spokane has changed a lot in the […]

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