NJCA 2010 Schedule: College of Saint Elizabeth

New Jersey Communication Association
April 10, 2010
College of Saint Elizabeth

7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast
Annunciation Center, College of Saint Elizabeth 

8:20 - 8:35 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
Annunciation Center, Dolan Auditorium
Dr. Gina Serafin - Persson, 1st Vice President NJCA& Conference Coordinator
Sister Francis Raftery, President, College of Saint Elizabeth  

8:45 - 9:45 a.m. Session 1 

The Dark Side: The Negative Impact of Misused Communication Channels in Shaping Adolescent and College-Age Student Perceptions
Room 129 

Chair: Todd Kelshaw, Montclair State University
"Cyber-bullying: Effects on Adolescents and College-age Students and Solutions," Demitra C. Calivas, Montclair State University.
“Ethics Education in Communication Studies,” Pru Kaufman, Montclair State University
“A Culture of Violence? An Investigation into the Subculture of Adolescents in the Educational System,” Laurah Boswell, Montclair State University
“Social Network Sites Development and the Effects on Adolescents,” Wynn Qi, Montclair State University 

International Business Communication Research: Review and Critique
Room 130 

Chair: Dr. Wenli Yuan, Kean University
“Conflict within Multicultural Groups,” Kelly Nemeth, Kean University
“The Life-Circle of an Expatriate: What Constitutes Success?,” Kristin Wellins, Kean University
“The Adjustment of Male and Female Expatriates and Their Families,” Nancy DiTunnariello, Kean University
“Intercultural Communication Competence,” Vanisha McMillan, Kean University
“Doing Business in Mexico: Understanding the Cultural Differences between Mexico and the United States,” Daniela Antunez, Kean University 

Identity, Relationships, Community: Do New Technologies Make a Difference?
Room 131 
“Toward a Methodology for Studying Mobile Phone Use and the Internet in the Caribbean and Caribbean Diaspora,” Marian Stewart Titus, Rutgers University
“A User Typology of Information and Communication Technologies: A Secondary Data Analysis of Mobile Life 2008,” Sun Kyong Lee, Rutgers University
“The Nomad Application,” Funda Kivran, Daniel Halpern, Victoria Kozo, & Iulian Vamanu, Rutgers University
“Building Effective Community through Online Social Networks,” Muge Haseki, Rutgers University 

The Impact of Web 2.0 on Community, Business, & Government
Room 132 

“History, Usage and Impact of Health Social Networking Sites,” Ilyssa Joi Fleischer, Montclair State University
“Social Media Marketing, Web 2.0: What Does it All Mean?  An Introduction,” Brian S. Friedlander, College of St. Elizabeth
"Generation Y & Alternative Sport Media, Marketing and Advertising," Steven McKenzie, Manhattan College
“Evolution of Change: Social Networking, Local Government, and the Diffusion of Innovation,” Michele M. Spada Pezzullo, Monmouth University  

Media Frames: Forming and Transforming Social Reality
Room 218 

“World War Two: The Brand – A Discussion on the Popularity of War,” Jonathan M. Bullinger & Andrew Salvati, Rutgers University
“Framing the War: A Comparative Analysis of the Discussion of the Iraq War within the Opinion Pages of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal from 2003 to 2009,” Jessica Hoogendoorn, Rider University
“From the Tower of Babel to CSI:  What are the modern stories about technology telling us? – A look at TV science fiction and detectives shows,” William Colucci, Montclair State University
“Media Construction of Gamer Culture Identity: How the Web-Series The Guild Breaks the Rules,” Karl S. Babij, Rutgers University

10:00 - 11:00a.m. – Session 2

Lamda Pi Eta  2010
Room 129 

Chair: Dr. Gina Persson, College of Saint Elizabeth
“Sharing Chapter Practices & Activities,” Jennifer Lehr, Fairleigh Dickinson University
“Transitioning from College to Work,” Loretta McLaughlin Vignier , William Patterson University
“Creating a Community of Learners,” Hugh Philips & Alyson Thelin Davison, Montclair State University 

Creating Community in the “Post-Newspaper” Era
Room 130

Chair: Eleanor Novek, Monmouth University
Anna Little, current Mayor, Borough of Highlands, NJ. Michele Pezzulo, MA, Monmouth University, activist. Heather Taylor, Communications Director, Citizen's Campaign. Jon Whiten, Editor, The Jersey City Independent & NEW Magazine. John Morano, Monmouth University 

The Role of the Communication Major at a Liberal Arts College: A Small Private Liberal Arts College Perspective
Room 131

Chair: Anastacia Kurylo, Marymount Manhattan College
Thom Gencarelli, Manhattan College
Shawn P. Kildea, Rider University
Steve Koski and Dan Agatino, College of Saint Elizabeth
David Linton, Marymount Manhattan College
Jeremy Newman, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Evelyn Plummer, Seton Hall University
Cynthia Walker, St. Peters College

From Politics to Sports to Public Relations: Building Fan Bases through Social Media
Room 132 

Chair: Terry Corallo, Montclair State University
“Where Should Social Media Fall: Increasing Impact of Social Media on the PR Practice,”Alexandra Boardley, Montclair State University
“Blogging and the Organization: How New Forms of Technology Impact Organizational Function,” Lauren Svec, Montclair State University
“To Tweet or Not to Tweet:  Professional Athletes’ Use of Twitter and Its Effect on Traditional Sportswriting, Matthew DiBartolomeo, Montclair State University
“Social Media Revolution and Political Outreach: Is it Really Working?,” Melanie Moser, Montclair State University

Guest Moderator: Hugh Curnutt, Department of Communication Studies, Montclair State University

Old Media, New Media: Issues of Representation & Power
Room 218 

"Responsibility Towards Socially
& Economically Disadvantaged," Flora Novick, Hannah Pagan, Marisa Villanueva, & Jacquline Webb, The College of New Jersey
"A Crippling Sin: An Exploration of Greed in American News Magazine Discourse," Sheena Raja, Rutgers  University
“Framing the War: A Comparative Analysis of the Discussion of the Iraq War within the Opinion Pages of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal from 2003 to 2009,” Jessica Hoogendoorn, Rider University
"Convergence and Cultural Competence: An Alternative Approach to Journalism." Dianne M. Garyantes, Rider University
“Photojournalism Ethics in the 21st Century,” Jessica Sturm, Marymount Manhattan College
“The Power Of The Blog For The People,” Arevik Torosian, Marymount Manhattan College  

11:15 - 12:00 p.m. – KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Dolan Auditorium, Annunciation Center

"Constant Contact: Life in the Portable Community” Mary Chayko, Ph.D., Author of Portable Communities: The Social Dynamics of Online and Mobile Connectedness (2008) and Connecting: How We Form Social Bonds and Communities in the Internet Age (2001) 

12:15 - 1:15 p.m. – LUNCH & BUSINESS MEETING
McGuire Lounge, Student Center 

1:30 - 2:45 p.m. – Session 3
Annunciation Center 

The Role of the Communication Major at a Liberal Arts College: A Large University and Non-Liberal Arts College Perspective
Room 129 

Chair: Anastacia Kurylo, Marymount Manhattan College
Gary Radford & Katherine Dunsmore, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Chad Dell & Don Swanson, Monmouth University
Harry Haines & Todd Kelshaw, Montclair State University
Susan A. Jasko, California University of PA
Anita Foeman, Westchester University of PA
Hui-Min Kuo & Jack Grasso, Rutgers University     

Where Do We Go From Here? Guiding Students to an Online Journalism Career
Room 130 

Moderator: Cynthia W. Walker, St. Peter’s College
Eleanor Novek, Monmouth University
Ernabel Demillo, St. Peter’s College
Andrew Lagomarsino, newjerseynewsroom.com
Joe Tyrrell, newjerseynewsroom.com
Alex Biese, Asbury Park Press  

Room 131 

Session Coordinator
: Mary E. Nagy, Rutgers University
“Professional Development: Serving the Community,” Steve Voorhees, Mercer County College
“Getting a Worlde in Edgewise: Celebrating the End of a Term,” Thomas Jewell, Bergen Community College
“Using Concept Mapping Software to Analyze Patterns of Interaction,” Matthew T. Jones, County College of Morris
“Games of Chance: Random Access for Student Leadership,” Pamela Z. Poe, Manhattan College “Intercultural Poem & Quilt,” Gina M. Herrmann, Bergen Community College
“Critical Thinking and the Speech to Inform: How to Tease the Former from the Latter,” Jane Phelps, Bergen Community College
“The Simpsons: A Case Study in Hegemonic Reflection and Resistance,” Joshua Gelles, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
“Random Acts of Kindness Service Learning Project,” Jason Thompson, Brooklyn College-City University of New York
“Using Web-Based Formative Assessment for Freshman Students’ Engagement and Retention,”Tatyana Dumova, Point Park University
“Impromptu Confidence Builders,” Michelle Altieri, County College of Morris
“Library Scavenger Hunt: Finding Rare Treasures,” Mary E. Nagy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
“Understanding Leadership and Group Communication Concepts with the Help of Film,” Lisa Ambrose, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
“Professional Development: Serving the Community”, Steve Voorhees, Mercer County College 

Interrogating Popular Culture
Room 132 

“Gender Performativity,” Nicole Virelles, Monmouth University
“Rosie the Riveter and Barbara Kruger: Visual Rhetoric in Revisionist (Hi)story,” Gabrielle Nickas, Monmouth University
“Symptoms of a Leveling Spirit: Parody, Protest and the Carnival of the Yes Men,” Sean Leavey, Rutgers University
“Media Construction of Gamer Culture Identity: How the Web-Series The Guild Breaks the Rules,” Karl S. Babij, Rutgers University|
“Why Can’t the Irish Make Good TV?”: Globalization and Irish Television Audiences,”Anne Gilbert, Rutgers University  

Organizations & Organizing: From the Immediate and Local to the Virtual and Global
Room 218 

“Office Proxemics: The Effect of Clutter on Interviewee Perception,” Megan Conheeney, Carlv Prakapas, & Margaret Snowden, Kean University
"An Investigation of Organizational Identification in Part-time Employees," Kathryn Lacomba, Monmouth University
“Team Processes and Leadership in Virtual Context: Examination of Communicative Challenges,” Vaibhavi Kulkarni, Rutgers University
“Organization/Stakeholder Communication Online: A Content Analysis of Fortune 100 Facebook Pages,” Christine Goldthwaite, Rutgers University
“Encapsulating a Freirean Logic of Empowerment? Examining the Sonagachi Project, a Community Oriented Peer Outreach Initiative Among Sex Workers in Calcutta, India,” Satarupa Dasgupta, Temple University

3:00 - 4:15 p.m. – Session 4 

Educational Initiatives, Technologies & Communities
Room 129 

“Practical Approaches for Instructing the Hybrid Speech Communication Course,” Jessica Fargnoli & Thomas Jewell, Bergen Community College
“Using Technology to Enhance Experiential Learning,” Aaron J Moore, Shawn Kildea & David Dewberry, Rider University (proposed as panel, present in paper panel?)
“Mentoring from Within: The Rutgers Online MLIS Peer Mentor Program,” Nicole A. Cooke & Laura Stanik, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (proposed as individual panel, include in paper panel)
“Sustainability in Higher Education,” Melanie Hunter, Rider University
“Transnational Media & The Redefinition of the Library Experience: A Case Study of the National Library Board of Singapore,” Kim Trager Bohley , Manhattan College  

The Social Construction of Cultural Identity
Room 130 

Chair: Anastacia Kurylo, Marymount Manhattan College
“The ‘Uneducated Black’ Stereotype Identity Explored through Media Criticism,” Ashley Cintron, Marymount Manhattan College
“Production Assistant Culture Explored through Participant Observation,” Dana Corl, Marymount Manhattan College
“Constructing Cultural Identity through Web 2.0 Technology,” Tatyana Dumova, Point Park University 
ewish Culture Explored through Participant Observation,” Ashley Jimenez, Marymount Manhattan College
“Republicans and Democrats Explored through Content Analysis,” Ashli Matthews, Marymount Manhattan College
“Dagaaba Culture of Ghana Explored through Rhetorical Analysis,” Anthony Y. Naaeke, Marymount Manhattan College
“Local Culture Explored through Discourse Analysis,” Kathleen C. Haspel, Fairleigh Dickinson University 

Mediated Interpersonal Communication Across Contexts: Enablements and Constraints on Information and Relational Management at Work, at Home, and Abroad
Room 131 

Chair: Kathleen C. Haspel, Fairleigh Dickinson University
“The Development of a Beautiful Friendship,” Julie Bulfair, Fairleigh Dickinson University
“Communication in a Long-Distance Relationship,” Melissa Hartz, Fairleigh Dickinson University
“A Pinnochio Fairy tale: The Development of a Relationship from the Internet to Reality,”Lili Hirshenson, Fairleigh Dickinson University
“Fishing for answers: The art of “fishing” in the achievement of neutrality in talk shows,” Danushi Fernando, Fairleigh Dickinson University
“Organizational Defensiveness,” Brendan O’Keefe, Fairleigh Dickinson University
"Outsider Perceptions on Relational Satisfaction of Intercultural Couples," Jessica Perez, Kean University.   

4:30 – 5:00 Closing and Final Remarks