|Editor-in-Chief:||Roxanne M. O'Connell, Ph.D., Roger Williams University|
The Proceedings of the New York State Communication Association publishes the Proceedings for the Convention of the New York State Communication Association. Papers are accepted to appear in the issue associated with the Convention in which they were presented. All papers, including those for the Undergraduate Student Papers, are blind peer-reviewed. Keynote addresses and GIFT panel submissions are not refereed.
Current Volume: Volume 2011 Proceedings of the 69th New York State Communication Association
October 21-23, 2011 • Honor's Haven, Ellenville, NYCommunication Connections: Contributions and Collaborations between Distanced Groups In the middle of the last century in his lecture and book, The Two Cultures, C.P. Snow famously described the breakdown of communication between the sciences and the humanities. Today, despite global connectivity and our nearly complete immersion in communication and information, we continue to find ourselves forming groups which are distanced from each other. For example, business people sometimes consider academics to be unrealistic and unworldly, while academics might describe business people as greedy and unthinking. How can colleges and universities help students to move from academia to business? Some urban and rural groups regard each other with suspicion. How can these neighbors live more comfortably and effectively with each other? Many citizens feel distanced from their governing bodies. Is government intervention in everything from economic policy to health care connecting citizens and policy makers? Or is it widening the gap? What new forms of citizen participation are enabled by new forms of media? This conference celebrates the positive synergy when distanced groups come together. We hope you will join us.
Undergraduate Student Papers
In or Out? Experiential Learning and Three Consequences of Communicating Group Identity
Anastacia Kurylo, Kelli Coghill, Katrina Comber, and Fernando Taveras