Undergraduate Student Awards

“Playing for Time in the Big House,” an article written by Tyson Wirth, a junior from Iowa City, Iowa, placed third in the college sports writing category at the William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program. Wirth’s article was initially published in The Daily Iowan on Dec. 11, 2006.

The University of Iowa Honors Program has awarded Megan Carney, Ashley Haugo, Sarah Raaii and Zhi Xiong for their academic merit with the Rhodes Dunlap honors scholarship.

Graduate Student Awards

Lee Farquhar’s Ph. D. paper, “Structuration and the Online Community” has been accepted to the Interpersonal Communication division at the 2007 International Communication Association (ICA) conference.

Josh Grimm has been named been named “Outstanding Teaching Assistant” by the University Council on Teaching.

Yeon Kim’s Ph. D. paper, “Asian Americans in Prime-Time Television Commercials: An Update” will be presented at the American Academy of Advertising Conference in May.

Joseph Schwartz Ph. D. has had three papers accepted to the 2007 International Communication Association (ICA) conference; “Covering the Catholic Charities Controversy: The Boston Globe’s Reporting on Adoption by Gays and Lesbians”; “Queer Tales of Morality: The Press, Gay Marriage and Hegemonic Framing” coauthored by Carol Liebler and Todd Harper; “Sexual Health and Stigma in Urban News Coverage of Methamphetamine” coauthored by Julie Andsager and Kate LaVail. Schwartz has also been named “Outstanding Teaching Assistant” by the University Council on Teaching.

Mervat Youssef’s Ph. D. paper, “A Story of ‘US’: Negotiating National Identity on Opinion Pages in Times of Crisis” has been accepted to the Journalism Studies division at the 2007 International Communication Association (ICA) conference.

Faculty Awards

Gigi Durham has had two papers accepted for presentation at the 2007 International Communication Association (ICA) conference; “Media Controversy around Girls, Sexuality Creating Communication: Content, Control, Critique” in the Popular Communication division; “Sex and spectacle in Seventeen magazine: A feminist myth analysis” in the Feminist Studies division.

Carolyn Dyer’s proposal, “Obscenity: An Interdisciplinary Discussion” has been accepted to contribute to a panel at the 2007 Obermann Humanities Symposium.