Published: Aug. 29, 2017

Harry Archer, PhD student, became a proud papa. His son is named Douglas and his wife Kirstin is doing well.

Nicoli Bowley was the recipient of two awards at the Communication Department’s Spring celebration: the Phillip K. Tompkins Award for Student Achievement and the BoulderTalks Civic Engagement and Community Leadership Award.

Tyler Chittick, undergraduate student, received the Communication Department’s Academic Achievement Award given at each graduation to an exceptional student in the top 1% of graduating seniors.

Sarah K. Chorley, PhD student, was the PhD student recipient of the Communication Department’s Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award.

Robert T. Craig, Professor Emeritus, published an entry, Definitions and Concepts of Communication in P. Moy (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Communication. New York: Oxford, 2017.

Paris Ferribee, undergraduate student, was the recipient of the Communication Department’s Civic Engagement Award, given to a graduating senior who has made significant contributions to CU and the larger society.

Lisa Flores, Associate Professor, and Christy Dale L Sims, a PhD graduate, published an article, “The Zero-Sum Game of Race and the Familiar Strangeness of President Obama” in Southern Communication Journal (81, no. 4, 2016,: 206-222).

Constance Gordon, PhD student, was the first recipient of the BoulderTalks Leadership Award. This award is given for outstanding work in a range of BouderTalks projects in the community and university.

Hannah Haley, undergraduate student, was the recipient of the Communication Department’s Civic Engagement Award, given to a graduating senior who has made significant contributions to CU and the larger society.

Danielle Hodge, PhD student, was a recipient of the highly completive Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Award, given to a small set of graduate student teachers each year selected from colleges and departments across the university. This award is made by the Graduate School.

Jody Jahn, Assistant Professor, was the recipient of the CGSA Mentor of Excellence Award given by the Communication Department Grad Students Association at the annual Spring celebration. She also gave a talk at UT Austin  titled "This is Getting Bad: Sensemaking About Hazards When Business-as-Usual Turns into an Emergency,” and her paper "Team Safety Communication: Confronting Production Pressure in a High Reliability Organization – A Mixed Methods Study” is a Top Paper in the Organizational Communication division at ICA in San Diego.

Sara Kiyana, undergraduate student, received the William White Outstanding Senior Award given to an exemplary senior in each of the six departments in the College of Media, Communication, and Information.

Adam Lauver, PhD student, was the first recipient of the BoulderTalks Leadership in Democratic Engagement Award.

Jeff Motter, Instructor, welcomed Pete Simonson’s (Professor) class to the golden portal, a high-tech multimedia site for connection with Iraqi refugees and other communities around the world. The Portal, brought to campus by CMCI with the help of BoulderTalks was available to CU classes and the community for six weeks. This event was covered in the Daily Camera.

Rachel Murray, undergraduate student received the Academic Leadership Award, given at each graduation to a student who contributes in significant ways by bringing and life experience to the issues of class discussion.

Jeanette Musslewhite, PhD student, published a review of the book Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy, by T. Nabatchi & M. Leighninger). It appeared in Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, volume 8. 2017.

Katie Peters, PhD student, was the recipient of the John Bowers Award given annually at the Spring celebration to the Outstanding graduate student.

Vincent Russell, incoming PhD student, published a review of the book, The political classroom: Evidence and ethics in democratic education, by D. Hess & P. McAvoy). Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, volume 8.

Leah Sprain, Assistant Professor, along with her coauthor Laura Black, had their article accepted. It is titled “Deliberative moments: Understanding deliberation as an interactional accomplishment” and it will be appearing in the Western Journal of Communication.

Rachel Schmitt, MA student, was the MA recipient of the Communication Department’s Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award.

Karen Tracy, Professor, and Mary Caron, an MA graduate, had their article, “How the language style of small claims judges does ideological work” appear in the Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 36(3), 2017.