Submitted by Patricia O’Keefe, WSCA President-Elect/Program Planner TRANSFER For the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Western States Communication Association, I am asking us to explore the concept of “Transfer.” Our literature continues to use the concept of transfer in a multitude of ways and we have concluded that communication is more than mere transfer. The […]
Submitted by Brian L. Ott, WSCA President-Elect With 3 workshops, 144 panels, and nearly 650 scheduled participants, the WSCA Convention in Reno, Nevada is shaping up to be one of the Association’s largest in the past decade. The convention also features a pre-conference on US-China Communication that—building upon the conference theme of “Going Global: Communication […]
Lisa Flores, WSCA President Elect Happy New Year! As you are settling in to the realization that 2012 is upon us, know that our annual WSCA gathering is just around the corner. I know from conversations, e-mail, and Facebook posts that many of you have already made plans to attend our Albuquerque convention and that others of you will be doing so shortly. My graduate assistant, Christy-Dale Sims, and I, along with the entire planning crew, have put together what we think is a stimulating and enjoyable conference.
By Lisa Flores, President-elect and 2010 Primary Program Planner The 2012 WSCA conference theme, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, “Striving for Social Change,” asks participants to conceptualize our academic efforts as central to social change—in our discipline, our communities both large and small, and our everyday lives. This is an opportunity for participants to come together and extend our understanding of the ways that the concepts and practices that guide our work can also foster social change and the creation of a more humane and reflective world....[Read More]...
By Heather Hundley, WSCA President Elect– Excitement mounts as we get closer and closer to the 2010 WSCA annual convention in Anchorage Alaska. The submission deadline has passed for the WSCA conference, but 2nd Vice President, Cindy Griffin is organizing the Undergraduate Scholars Research Conference with a December 1 deadline. Based on preliminary information from […]
By Heather Hundley, President-Elect– As evident in previous editions of WSCA News, our upcoming conference in Anchorage offers something for everyone. There is a wide variety of interest group calls ranging from Health Communication to Language & Social Interaction to Instructional Communication to Environmental Communication and many others. While you are most likely familiar with […]
By Heather Hundley, President-Elect– During the 2009 convention luncheon in Mesa, Arizona the Executive Director, Mark Bergstrom dispelled several myths about our upcoming conference in Anchorage, Alaska. You can view the slideshow from the WSCA website at http://www.westcomm.org or click onhttp://www.westcomm.org/conventions/WSCA-2010-Anchorage/anchorage.asp to see it directly. For those who missed Mark’s dynamic performance, allow me to […]
By Heather Hundley, President-Elect (who also took the photos)– Anchorage through Californian Eyes: A Quasi Ethnography, Not Scholarly After returning from our conference in Mesa and recovering from my annual post conference head cold, I was anxious to travel to a new destination and simultaneously cursing the timing of traveling twice during a 10 week […]
By Sandra Petronio WSCA President-Elect– The 2001 WSCA convention will be an exciting experience. The convention theme, “Translating Our Scholarship into Practice” promises to produce a number of insightful programs, workshops, and paper presentations. You are encouraged to be innovative in your approach to submissions for the 2001 convention. The topic has import for teachers, […]
By Dawn O. Braithwaite, WSCA President-Elect– Our program is complete for an outstanding Year 2000 WSCA convention at the Sacramento Hyatt February 25-29, 2000. Please make your plans to join us to kick off 2000 in grand style! Our conference theme is “Centering Communication in Our Communities.” As we meet together, we will highlight ways […]