PLNU News

20
Nov
The RCA Pre-Conference is being held this year on the campus of PLNU on November 20, 2008. Dr. G.L. Forward, member of the RCA Executive Board, is the local arrangments coordinator for the conference, which will be held the day before the start of the NCA conference in downtown San Diego. The RCA Pre-Conference is an opportunity for a greater number of papers dealing with the influence of communication and religion to be presented to interested participantants.

Communications & Theatre
20
Nov

Both Drs. Czech and Forward are supervising Honor's Projects for the 2008-2009 academic year. Dr. Czech is the mentor for Jenna Stoval who is researching When Women Preach. Dr. Forward is the mentor for Natalie Daugherty. Her propject will focus on the relationship between leadership style and burnout among women at PLNU.

Communications & Theatre
25
Oct

Dr. Kathleen Czech, who received her doctoral degree from the University of San Diego, has been invited to speak at her alma mater on Saturday, October 25, 2008. Dr. Czech will speak to the Graduate Student Forum on the general topic of research and publication in the social sciences. Dr. Czech's dissertation was published this past summer by VDM Verlag and is the basis of her address to the graduate students.

Communications & Theatre
30
Aug

Dr. G.L. Forward, Professor of Organizational Communication received word a few days ago, that an original research article co-authored with two recent PLNU graduates, has been accepted for publication. The paper "began life" as a COM465 project by Alison Sanson-Livolsi, and Jordanna (Thomas) McGovern under Dr. Forward's direction. The paper was re-worked and presented at a regional conference and underwent two rigorous rounds of review before being accepted for publication. The paper entitled: "College Students Communication, Religiosity and Family Satisfaction: The importance of Opposite-Sex Parent Relationships" will be published in the year-end 2008 issue of the Journal of Communication and Religion.

Communications & Theatre
15
Dec

Students present the results of their semester-long research project. Topics included motivation to attend chapel, student civic engagement, effective teaching, and use of Myspace among others. The poster session is evaluated by MOCM Professors Forward and Czech and a third "outside" reviewer.

Communications & Theatre