"The Effect of the Fear Appeal in Advertising on the Link between Motherhood and Environmental Concern,"Shawna White, Mass Communication, Texas State"How Religious Content in Political Campaign Advertising Affects Intention to Vote,"Emily S. Lyons, Cordula Willfarth & Kimberly Hurst, Mass Communication, Texas State"An Analysis of U.S. News Magazine Coverage of the Access to Birth Control Debate in January to April 2012,"Valene Bummara, Mass Communication, Texas State"The Impact of Social Media on Adolescents: A Comparative Study Among Ethnic Groups,"Femi Omoni, Josh Twilliger, & Jacob Ehrnstein, Mass Communication, Texas State"Perceptions of Pregnant Latinas in Hollywood Film,"Stephanie Guzman, Kristina Kenney, & Ashley Vasquez, Mass Communication, Texas State
Third International Research Conference for Graduate Students organized by the Graduate College on the Texas State University campus, November 2-3, 2011.
“The Impact of Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric in Cable TV News Commentary Shows on Viewers’ Attitude Formation,”
Susan Raybuck, Megan Kilgore, and Robert Helms
“Social Ads: The Effects of Celebrity Endorsers on the Public’s Intent to Donate,”
Brittany Black, Valene Bummara, Ashley Goode, and Megan Lovelady
“Crisis Communications and Social Media Use by Nonprofits: The Case of Austin Groups for the Elderly,”
“Exploring the Adoption of Twitter as a Credible News Source,”
Chelsea Roeder, Ryan Stewart, and Shawn Dullye
“Looking for Social Conflicts? An Exploratory Study on the Impact of Facebook Consumption on Interpersonal Relationships,”
Kristen McLaughlin, Doug Seliger, Eileen Suarez, and Nicole Martinez
“Encouraging Risk Reduction of Sexual Practices Aimed Towards Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) Through Educational Advertisements on Online Dating Sites,”
Katie Pengra, Kiana Fitzgerald, Chris Handoyo, and Kristie Vela
Tenth Annual Hawaii International Research Conference on Social Sciences on June 3rd, 2011.
“Looking for Social Conflicts? An exploratory study of the impact of Facebook consumption on interpersonal relationships among college students,”
Kristen McLaughlin and Eileen Suarez
Walter Patterson Scholarship for 2012-2013
Katie Pengra received the Walter Patterson Scholarship for 2012-2013 – Sponsored by the National Association of Broadcasters. Broadcast Education Association scholarships are awarded to outstanding students for study on campuses that are institutional members of the organization. She is the first Mass Communication student to win this scholarship.
Valene Bummara received the Celebrity Scholarship given to outstanding graduate students at Texas State University. Dean Scholarship Valene Bummara received the College of Fine Arts Dean Scholarship given to an outstanding incoming mass communication graduate student.
Graduate College Scholarship
Jose A. Araiza