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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Communication Studies

2003-04 News Highlights

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/cmst/news/2003-04_news.html

Awards

Dr. Nan Johnson-Curiskis, assistant professor

Recipient of the 2003 International Listening Association Dissertation of the Year Award. Dr. Curiskis received the award at the 2003 ILA conference held in Sweden.

Dr. Kristen Treinen

Recognition as an MSU Teacher-Scholar Fellow. Her Teacher-Scholar project is titled: Improving Pedagogy in SPEE 100: Fundamentals of Speech Communication.

Dr. Warren Sandmann, professor and assistant vice-president of undergraduate studies

  • Recipient of the 2003 CTAM Outstanding Individual in Communication and Theater Award.
  • Top State Journal Award (for CTAMJournal), Central States Communication Association States Advisory Council: 2002

Dr. Daniel Cronn-Mills, professor

  • Larry Schnoor District IV Distinguished Service Award. (2003, March). District IV of the American Forensic Association-National Individual Events Tournament. Presented at the 2003 District IV Qualifying Tournament for the AFA-NIET [for outstanding service to the forensics community in District IV].
  • State Showcase Panel: Cronn-Mills, D. (2003, April). State Showcase: Plagiarism in Academia. Research presented at the annual meeting of the Central States Communication Association convention, Omaha, NE.
  • Outstanding Individual in Communication and Theater Award. (2002, September). Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota. Presented at the CTAM annual convention in Stillwater, MN [in recognition of distinguished service to communication and theater education in Minnesota].
  • Distinguished Service Award. (2002, April). American Forensic Association-National Individual Events Tournament. Presented at the AFA-NIET at Bradley University, Peoria, IL.

Grants

Dr. Sheryl Dowlin, professor

co-author and recipient, along with Dr. Suzanne Bunkers of a MnSCU CTL grant in the amount of $15,000 for the Moving Towards Respect workshops on campus in November, 2003.

Dr. Martine Harvey, assistant professor

Grant of $475 for the educational program "The Dakota Commemorative March, Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing." The program is scheduled for September 17, 2003.

Dr. Kristen Treinen, assistant professor

Pecipient of a 2003-2004 MSU Teacher-Scholar Fellow grant. The project is titled: "Improving Pedagogy in SPEE 100: Fundamentals of Speech Communication" Dr. Treinen is working on improving the basic communication course by creating a CD and online lectures. She is been researching technology in the classroom, attending Eductor and Frontpage training sessions, and creating online movies of her lectures.

Dr. Nan Johnson-Curiskis, assistant professor

  • received a2003-04 Assessment Grant for $500 grant from Minnesota State University, Mankato. The grant supports assessment projects in the Department during 2003-04.
  • received a $500 Capella University Alumni Grant to attend and present research at the 2003 ILA conference held in Sweden.

Dr. Daniel Cronn-Mills, professor

Received a 2003 Noram/Minnegasco Foundation Grant for $1, 500. The grant supports the Minnesota State University-High School Speech Tournament.

Publications

Dr. David Engen, assistant professor

Book chapter coming out in Fall 2003. The chapter is titled "Invisible Identities: Notes on Class and Race" in the fourth edition of Our Voices: Essays in Culture, Ethnicity, and Communication.

Dr. Leah White

forthcoming article, "An Analysis of Interstate Speeches: Are They Structurally Different?" in the National Forensic Journal.

Dr. Nan Johnson-Curiskis, assistant professor

  • article accepted for the 2004 issue of the ILA Journal titled "Service Learning in the Effective Listening Classroom."
  • article published in the 2003 issue of the CTAMJournal. The article is titled, "Discriminative Listening: The Root of the Listening Process."

Dr. Kristen Treinen, assistant professor

  • Article published in the 2003 issue of the CTAMJournal. The article is titled, "Developing as an Empowering Educator: Democratic Power-Sharing in a Basic Communication Course Classroom."
  • "Creating a Dialogue for Change: Educating Graduate Teaching Assistants in Whiteness Studies" will be published in the Basic Communication Course Annual, 2004.

Dr. Daniel Cronn-Mills, professor

article published in the National Forensic Journal. The article is titled "Evidence and Ethics in Individual Events: An Examination of an AFA-NIET Final Round."

Dr. Lisa Perry, assistant professor

article accepted for publication. The article is titled "Engaging Ethos: Source Citation Accuracy in Intercollegiate Forensics" and will be published in The National Forensic Journal, Vol. 21, No. 1, Spring 2003, pp. 52-66.

Dr. Sheryl Dowlin, professor

  • Publication in the Journal of Iowa State Archeology special publication entitled "Still Running: A Tribute to Maria Pearson, Yankton Sioux" will be published soon. The article is entitled "Maria Pearson (Yankton): A Warrior and Peacemaker in Two Worlds" is one of 12 contributions to this publication.
  • publication in 2002: "Healing History's Wounds: Reconciliation Communication Efforts Between Minnesota Dakota (Sioux) and Non-dakota Peoples" in the Peace and Change Journal.

Dr. Warren Sandmann, professor and assistant vice president for undergraduate studies

The Most Important Free-Speech Decisions of the United States Supreme Court in the Twentieth Century: West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette." (Anticipated Publication: September 2003)

Presentations

Dr. Lisa Perry, assistant professor

Attended the 13th Alta Conference on Argumentation (2003) at the Rustler Lodge in Alta UT in August. Her paper is entitled "Common Law Legal Pleadings and the Application of Stasis Theory."

Dr. Martine Harvey, assistant professor

Presented a paper derived from her dissertation titled, "Analyse ethnographique des pratiques de deux groupes de métiers" at the 2003 annual conference of ACFAS (Association Canadienne Francophone pour l'Avancement des Sciences) in Quebec.

Dr. Nan Johnson-Curiskis, assistant professor

  • Johnson-Curiskis, N. (November, 2003). Listening to papers on listening: Reaching out and reaching in with service learning in the effective listening classroom. The International Listening Association division of the 89th Annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Miami Beach, Florida.
  • Johnson-Curiskis, N. (November, 2003). Listening Pedagogy for Communication Arts and Literature Teacher Licensure in Minnesota. The Elementary and Secondary Division of the 89th Annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Miami Beach, Florida.
  • Johnson-Curiskis, N. (November, 2003). Round Table on Electronic Portfolios and Assessment in Communication Programs. The Instructional Development Division at the 89th Annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Miami Beach, Florida.
  • Johnson-Curiskis, N. (November, 2003). Shopping for more new or unusual communication course offerings: Teaching interpersonal communication as an online course. Agora II at the 89th Annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Miami Beach, Florida.

Presentations

  • Johnson-Curiskis, N, Sandmann, W. (September, 2003). Assessing Classroom Learning. The Annual meeting of Communication and Theatre Association of Minnesota (CTAM), Duluth, MN.
  • Johnson-Curiskis, N., Lentz, A. and Niemiec, D. (September, 2003). The experience of teaching interpersonal communication online. The Annual meeting of Communication and Theatre Association of Minnesota (CTAM), Duluth, MN.
  • Johnson-Curiskis, N. and Sandmann, W. (September, 2003). Online surveys for departmental assessment. The Annual meeting of Communication and Theatre Association of Minnesota (CTAM), Duluth, MN.
  • Johnson-Curiskis, N. (September, 2003). Service Learning in the Effective Listening Classroom. The Annual meeting of Communication and Theatre Association of Minnesota (CTAM), Duluth, MN.
  • Johnson-Curiskis, N. (July, 2003). Touch the world: Service Learning in the Effective Listening and Performance of Literature Classroom. 24th Annual meeting of the International Listening Association, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Johnson-Curiskis, N. and Niemiec, D. (April, 2003). Teaching interpersonal communication online. Annual meeting of iTeach: Best Practices in Teaching with Technology, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Johnson-Curiskis, N. and Sandmann, W. (April, 2003). Online surveys for departmental assessment. Annual meeting of iTeach: Best Practices in Teaching with Technology, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Johnson-Curiskis, N. (March, 2003). Effective Listening. Workshop for Hickory Tech Managers, in conjunction with the MSUM Center for Continuous Learning, Mankato, MN.
  • Johnson-Curiskis, N. & Sandmann, W. (February, 2003). Assessing Classroom Learning. Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning conference, Mankato, MN.
  • Johnson-Curiskis, N. (December, 2002). Effective Listening. Workshop for Hickory Tech Managers, in conjunction with the MSUM Center for Continuous Learning, Mankato, MN.
  • Johnson-Curiskis, N. (November, 2002). Effective Listening. Workshop for Hickory Tech Managers, in conjunction with the MSUM Center for Continuous Learning, Mankato, MN.
  • Johnson-Curiskis, N. (November, 2002). GIFTS Effective Listening—Experiential Approaches. Annual meeting of the National Communication Association, New Orleans. LA.
  • Johnson-Curiskis, N. (October, 2002). Mastering Effective Listening. Workshop presented in conjunction with the MSUM Center for Continuous Learning, Mankato, MN.

Dr. David Engen, assistant professor

presented the paper "'Dr. Kevorkian for White House Physician' and other signs of the times: Exploring public messages in working-class taverns" at the 2003 bi-annual conference of the Center for Working-Class Studies.

Dr. Daniel Cronn-Mills, professor

  • Cronn-Mills, D. (2003, November). Reaching Out to the Community: Implications of District Loyalty. Annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Miami Beach, FL.
  • Cronn-Mills, D. (2003, November). Chair: AFA and NFA Out-Round Videotapes: Public Speaking Students Weigh in and Tell it Like it is. Annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Miami Beach, FL.
  • Cronn-Mills, D. (2002, November). Service-Learning Comes of Age in Communication: Resources to Make it Happen. Annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Atlanta, GA.
  • Cronn-Mills, D. (2003, September). Panel Chair: The Hoop-Jumping Scene—how's life in grad school these days? Presentation at the annual meeting of the Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota, Rochester, MN.
  • Cronn-Mills, D. (2003, September). Panelist: MFA-Forensics: A New Master's Degree. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota, Rochester, MN.
  • Cronn-Mills, D. (2003, April 25). Chair/Respondent: The Lived Experience of Culture, Campus, Close Relationships, and Chronic Illness. Undergraduate Communication Research Conference. University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Cronn-Mills, D. (2003, April). State Showcase: Plagiarism in Academia. Research presented at the annual meeting of the Central States Communication Association convention, Omaha, NE.
  • Cronn-Mills, D. (2003, April). The Online Classroom: Pedagogical Crossroads—Teaching Beyond the Comfort Zone. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Central States Communication Association convention, Omaha, NE.
  • Cronn-Mills, D. (2002, September). Plagiarism in Academia. Research presented at the annual meeting of the Communication and Theatre Association of Minnesota, Stillwater, MN.
  • Cronn-Mills, D. (2002, April). Plagiarism in Academia. Research presented at the Teacher Scholar Fellow Symposium. Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Dr. Warren Sandmann, professor and assistant vice president for undergraduate studies

  • "Assessing Communication Classroom Learning." 2003 Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota (co-presented with Nan Johnson-Curiskis)
  • " Politics and Teaching: The Story of Communication Arts in the New Standards." Roundtable Discussion, 2003 Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota
  • " Promises and Pitfalls of Online Assessment in Communication Programs." 2003 Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota (co-presented with Nan Johnson-Curiskis)
  • " Getting on the Same Page: Aligning Course Syllabi with Institutional Assessment Requirements." American Association of Higher Education Assessment Conference. (2003)
  • " Assessing Classroom Learning." Talking About Teaching and Learning Conference, Minnesota State University, Mankato (co-presented with Nan Johnson-Curiskis) (2003)
  • " Who are our Students?" Talking About Teaching and Learning Conference, Minnesota State University, Mankato (co-presented with Joel Johnson) (2003)
  • " MFA-Forensics: A New Master's Degree." 2003 Communication and Theatre Association of Minnesota (co-presented with Dan Cronn-Mills and Leah White)

James Dimock, instructor

  • Paper, May 2004, The Phaedrus and the Nature of Weaver: The Lost Political, Ethical and Spiritual Agenda of The Ethics of Rhetoric
  • Paper, May 2004, Maintaining External Truths in a Changing World: Metaphor and the Production of Narrative Fidelity
  • Panelist, September 2003, SD Communication Association, "Dialectical Debate"
  • Panel Chair, September 2003, SD Communication Association, "The Impact and Influence of the Ethics of Rhetoric"
  • Panel Chair, November 2003, NCA, "Dialectical Debate"
  • Presenter, November 2003, NCA, "The Ethical Dimensions of Fear Appeals"
  • Panelist, September 2002, SD Communication Association, "Pedagogy and Fear Appeals"
  • Panelist, The Impact and Influence of Richard M. Weaver's The Ethics of Rhetoric, RSA
  • Presenter, A Rhetorical Criticism of the NCCA's The Challenge of Peace, RSA

MSU faculty & students involved in the 2004 MSU Undergraduate Research Center
MSU faculty & students involved in the 2003 MSU Undergraduate Research Center (11 presentations)
MSU faculty & students involved in the 2002 NCA Convention (27 presentations)

Service

Dr. Sheryl Dowlin, professor

  • Co-project director with Dr. Suzanne Bunkers overseeing the funding, coordination and implementation of the Moving Towards Respect workshops in November, 2003.
  • Assessment Consultant for the follow-up assessment work tied to the Moving Towards Respect projects in November, 2003-2004. This work involves the creation of a Diversity Awareness survey instrument, interviews and analysis of individual reflection papers.
  • Producer/editor of "Mahkato Education Day: A Conciliatory Ceremony (2000)". This is a 58-minute video featuring 15-year-old local community cultural diversity education project involving Mankato third graders, teachers and parents and Dakota and other tribal member presenters. Copies have been widely distributed to libraries (MSU, District 77), tribal communities, educators, individuals, historical societies, National Education Association, Minnesota Humanities Commission.

Dr. Martine Harvey, assistant professor

  • Coordinator for the Tangible Talk Series presentation "The Dakota Commenorative March, Genocide, and Ethnic Cleansing" by Dr. Chris Mato Nunpa, associate professor, Southwest Minnesota State University.
  • Organized and coordinated a field trip to our French Speaking Neighbors to the North, Québec, in May 2003. Take a look a the pictures on Martine's Webpage: http://mavweb.mnsu.edu/lindem/

Dr. Leah White

  • AFA-NIET District IV Committee member (2003-present)
  • Vice-President of Professional Relations (Exc. Council) - National Forensic Association
  • AFA Chair of Research Committee
  • AFA-NIET Board of Trustees

Dr. Daniel Cronn-Mills, professor

  • Appointed to an ad hoc committee charged with developing web content for the Argumentation and Forensics Division of the National Communication Association
  • Re-elected as Resolutions Officer to the Argumentation and Forensics Division of the National Communication Association, 2003-2004
  • Elected Chair of the Council of Forensic Organizations (COFO), 2003-2006
  • Appointed to the Editorial Review Board of the journal Argumentation and Advocacy (Fall 2003).
  • Reviewer (2003). Argumentation and Forensics Division of the National Communication Association, for the 2003 national convention in Miami Beach, FL.
  • Resolutions Officer (2001-present). Argumentation and Forensics Division of the National Communication Association.
  • Taskforce Member (2001-present). Argumentation and Forensics Division of the National Communication Association. Goal of the taskforce is to consider the scope of the division's responsibilities to forensic-related affiliate organizations.
  • Committee Member (2000-present). Service Learning Taskforce. Committee created by NCA 2nd vice president Judy Pierson to examine service learning issues in the discipline.
  • Chair (2000-present). Committee on the Index of Forensic Research. Project designed to index contemporary research in forensics and place the index in a searchable database on the worldwide web.
  • Committee Member (1999-present). Technology Committee, Central States Communication Association.
  • Editor (1997-present). Speaker and Gavel, refereed national journal of the DSR TKA honorary society.
  • Editor (1996-present). CTAM Newsletter, Communication and Theatre Association of Minnesota.
  • Webmaster (1996-present). Communication and Theatre Association of Minnesota.
  • Committee Member (1996-present); Vice Chair (1999-2001; 2002-present). District 4, National Individual Events Tournament—American Forensic Association.
  • Associate Editor (1995-present). National Forensic Journal, National Forensic Association.

Dr. Kristen Treinen, assistant professor

  • Membership Coordinator for the Communication Needs of Students' At-Risk Commission, 2003-2004
  • Reviewer, Communication Unbound (Online Textbook) May, 2003
  • Program Reviewer for the Basic Course Division of the National Communication Association
  • Moderator, Undergraduate Research Center 2003
  • Reviewer, Basic Course Division, Central States Communication Association 2003
  • Secretary, Basic Course Division, National Communication Association 2003
  • Editorial Review Board, Basic Communication Course Annual 2003.
  • Editorial Review Board, Kaleidoscope 2003.
  • New Student Orientation Faculty Panel Member July, 2003

Dr. Nan Johnson-Curiskis, assistant professor

  • Local Arrangements Chair, 26th Annual Conference of the ILA, 2005.
  • Accepted an appointment as a co-webmaster for the International Listening Association.
  • Co-Webmaster, ILA, 2003-present.
  • Effective Listening. Workshop for Hickory Tech Managers, in conjunction with the MSUM Center for Continuous Learning, Mankato, MN. (March, 2003)
  • Effective Listening. Workshop for Hickory Tech Managers, in conjunction with the MSUM Center for Continuous Learning, Mankato, MN. (December, 2002).
  • Effective Listening. Workshop for Hickory Tech Managers, in conjunction with the MSUM Center for Continuous Learning, Mankato, MN. (November, 2002)
  • Chair, ILA Archives Committee, 2002-present.
  • designed a brochure for ILA new members, 2002.
  • serves on the ILA Membership Committee, 2002-present.
  • serves on the ILA Education and Curriculum Committee, 2001-present.
  • Speaker and conference committee member, CETL conference, February 2003
  • Facilitator, Classroom Assessment Book Club, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, 2002-2003
  • Consultation Group Member, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, 2002-2003
  • University Admission Appeals Committee, May 2002 to present

Dr. Martine Harvey, assistant professor

  • Member of the MSU, Mankato Cultural Diversity Sub-Committee.
  • prepared and presented two lessons as part of a Summer Institute organized by the Diversity Office to motivate high schools kids from the ACE Institute of Leaning in Minneapolis to attend college in the future. Dr. Harvey also mixed a group of 60 kids with her Intercultural Communication class (summer 2003) to complete the activities.

Dr. Warren Sandmann, professor and assistant vice president for undergraduate studies

  • Minnesota State University, Mankato Representative: MnSCU Technical College Curriculum Review Process (2001-2003)
  • Web Site Co-developer: Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota/Perpich Center for Arts Education (2001-Present)
  • Editor: Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota Journal (1997-2002)
  • Editorial Board: Basic Communication Course Annual (1994-Present)
  • Editorial Board: Free Speech Yearbook (2001-Present)
  • 2000-2003 Chair: National Communication Association Freedom of Expression Commission