Faculty participates in annual national communication convention

Four faculty members in Fort Hays State University's Communication Studies Department recently presented papers at the 92nd annual National Communication Association convention.

According to the association Web site, the theme for the 2006 NCA convention in San Antonio, Texas, was "Creating Sites for Connection and Action." It "encouraged participants to examine communication within the discipline, society or world through a literal, metaphorical, or virtual lens" and it hosted more than 1,200 sessions with more than 4,000 participants.

Dr. Benjamin Cline, assistant professor, presented "The Rhetoric(s) of the Evangelical Men's Movement(s)" at the Religious Communication Association pre-conference. Dr. William Shanahan, assistant professor, presented "The Rhetoric of Place in Indigenous Struggles" in the Native American rhetoric session. Dr. Carol Haggard, chair of the department, and Dr. Carolyn Strohkirch, professor, co-presented "Civic Connections in the Basic Course: A Call to Engagement" in the session on strengthening civic connections and action.

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