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Analyzing Gm Food Risk Arguments Through An Online, Multi-Media Case Study, Tosh Tachino, David R. Russell May 2019

Analyzing Gm Food Risk Arguments Through An Online, Multi-Media Case Study, Tosh Tachino, David R. Russell

David Russell

We constructed an online, multi-media simulation of an environmental debate, and analyzed the uses of scientific information from it that 41 college students included in arguments about the issue. Analysis of the ways students appropriate information to reason about science suggests they do so much as scientists do in public policy debates.


Typed Document: The College And University Women’S Public Leadership Consortium Mentors May 2019

Typed Document: The College And University Women’S Public Leadership Consortium Mentors

Saffy Collection - All Textual Materials

List of mentors for The College and University Women's Public Leadership Consortium. No date given Box: 7 Folder: 15


Complete Issue 56(1) May 2019

Complete Issue 56(1)

Speaker & Gavel

Complete digitized issue (volume 56, issue 1, Spring 2019) of Speaker & Gavel.


Chris Vein: What Forensics Did For Me, Chris Vein May 2019

Chris Vein: What Forensics Did For Me, Chris Vein

Speaker & Gavel

ALUMNI CORNER: The forensic community is filled with alumni who will tout the benefits they received through their participation in intercollegiate speech and debate activities. As directors of forensics programs face battles for budgets and sometimes for their program’s very existence, having a collection of published testimonies about the positive influence of forensics can be a tremendous help. To that end, Speaker & Gavel is setting aside space in each issue for our alumni to talk about how forensics has helped them in their professional life. These are our alumni’s stories.


Tyson Carter: What Forensics Did For Me, Tyson Carter May 2019

Tyson Carter: What Forensics Did For Me, Tyson Carter

Speaker & Gavel

No abstract provided.


Imitatio, Civic Education, And The Digital Temper, Jessy Ohl May 2019

Imitatio, Civic Education, And The Digital Temper, Jessy Ohl

Speaker & Gavel

This essay advocates for the reinvigoration of imitatio pedagogy to reestablish disciplinary commitment to civic education in perilous democratic times. I argue that imitatio offers a needed response to several contemporary democratic challenges. After mapping out three theoretical relations of imitatio, I describe one approach for inculcating democratic citizenship via imitatio designed for undergraduate education. Finally, I conclude by reflecting on the specific affordances of imitatio education in the digital age and call on educators of rhetoric and communication to once again perceive democratic well-being as a disciplinary responsibility.


Fighting The Formula: Adherence To Unspoken Rules Limit The Value Of Individual Events, Eric Mishne May 2019

Fighting The Formula: Adherence To Unspoken Rules Limit The Value Of Individual Events, Eric Mishne

Speaker & Gavel

Forensics is one of the most valuable activities in which college students can be involved. However, the strict adherence to formula and unspoken rules diminishes the educational benefits. This article explores an extensive body of literature highlighting the concerns of formulaic practices in collegiate forensics. The author asserts that authenticity, genuine learning, transferability of skills, innovation, and high quality speaking are the biggest victims of stringent adherence to the forensic formula. Specific recommendations for competitors, judges, coaches, and organizing bodies are given, suggesting that there are alternatives which can mitigate growing concerns.


A Letter From The Novice National Forensic Association, Matt Delzer May 2019

A Letter From The Novice National Forensic Association, Matt Delzer

Speaker & Gavel

A letter of welcome from the Executive Director of the Novice National Forensic Association.


A Letter From The Speaker & Gavel Editor - Big Change, Little Change, Todd T. Holm May 2019

A Letter From The Speaker & Gavel Editor - Big Change, Little Change, Todd T. Holm

Speaker & Gavel

A letter from Speaker & Gavel editor Todd Holm about the future of Speaker & Gavel.


A Letter From The Dsr-Tka President, Mary Moore, Mike Edmonds May 2019

A Letter From The Dsr-Tka President, Mary Moore, Mike Edmonds

Speaker & Gavel

A letter from the President of DSR-TKA announcing the dissolution of Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha (DSR-TKA).


Front Matter May 2019

Front Matter

Speaker & Gavel

Front matter and table of contents for volume 56, issue 1 of Speaker & Gavel.


The Ethics Of Occultic Communication: An Invocation Of Joshua Gunn And Sissela Bok, James Thomas Begley Jr. May 2019

The Ethics Of Occultic Communication: An Invocation Of Joshua Gunn And Sissela Bok, James Thomas Begley Jr.

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Occultic rhetoric, according to Joshua Gunn, is a genre of discourse concerned with the study and practice of secret communications. The strategic sharing of secret messages involves a host of methods and conventions designed for the selective disclosure of hidden knowledge, thus controlling the boundaries of (and accessibility to power between) insider and outsider groups. Occultic rhetoric has its uses in everyday encounters, but the abuse of such manipulative strategies, especially by those in the academy and other positions of power and trust, calls for an ethical response. This dissertation submits occultic rhetoric to moral investigation by incorporating the works ...


A Rhetorical Analysis Of Opening Statements In Trial: Reconsidering The Classical Canon Of Invention, Andrew Chandler May 2019

A Rhetorical Analysis Of Opening Statements In Trial: Reconsidering The Classical Canon Of Invention, Andrew Chandler

Undergraduate Theses

This analysis of 21 opening statements probes at current persuasive practices employed by trial attorneys through the lens of mainstream legal advice and an expanded definition of rhetorical invention – one which includes both discovery and creation. An evaluation of such practice reveals the utility, and furthermore the duty of the advocate, to draw upon an expanded realm of available arguments.


Relationship Between Joint Attention And Language In Multiparous And Uniparous Households, Hannah C. Manis May 2019

Relationship Between Joint Attention And Language In Multiparous And Uniparous Households, Hannah C. Manis

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The present study was designed to examine differences in the effect of the number of children in the household (also known as “parity”) on the relationship between initiating joint attention (IJA) and language development. We reasoned that infants who are only children (i.e., in uniparous homes), relative to infants who have one or more siblings (i.e., in multiparous homes), would have more opportunity to engage in IJA, and would, therefore, acquire a larger number of object labels. We tested the hypotheses that: 1) there would be a positive correlation between the number of IJA bids and language overall ...


Rhetoric Of The Far Right: A Rhetorical Analysis Of Donald Trump And Viktor Orbán, Hannah Batten Apr 2019

Rhetoric Of The Far Right: A Rhetorical Analysis Of Donald Trump And Viktor Orbán, Hannah Batten

The Review: A Journal of Undergraduate Student Research

This research consists of a rhetorical analysis of two world leaders: Donald Trump, president of the United States, and Viktor Orban, Prime Minister of Hungary. The particular lens of this rhetoric is that of the political far-right. This research works to compare the rhetorical devise and strategies used by two different world leaders that possess some overlapping elements in terms of their political agendas. While this work involves political elements by nature, it does not intend to promote or refute any form of political ideology, rather it is a purely rhetorical analysis.


Engaged Science And Working With Youth For Sustainable Cities: A Partnership Between “East High Cares” And An Iowa State University Research Team, Linda Shenk, Nadia Anderson, Ulrike Passe, Caroline Krejci Apr 2019

Engaged Science And Working With Youth For Sustainable Cities: A Partnership Between “East High Cares” And An Iowa State University Research Team, Linda Shenk, Nadia Anderson, Ulrike Passe, Caroline Krejci

Linda Shenk

Integrating the voices of youth into city and neighborhood decision-making and scientific research is crucial for developing forward-thinking approaches for creating sustainable cities. In our pilot project, we partner with the high school group East High Cares, empowering them to lead community dialogue around issues of urban agriculture and energy-efficient homes. This paper will share our reasons for partnering with these youth, how working with them shapes our multi-disciplinary methods, and how we will integrate this work with the datadriven urban energy and microclimate simulation tools our research team is developing for sustainable city decision-making.


Investigating Latino Stereotypes And Identification In One Day At A Time: A Rhetorical Criticism Of Latino Representations In Entertainment Media, Hannah Stewart Apr 2019

Investigating Latino Stereotypes And Identification In One Day At A Time: A Rhetorical Criticism Of Latino Representations In Entertainment Media, Hannah Stewart

Communication Undergraduate Honors Theses

Since television has had the ability to entertain, it has also had the ability to persuade us about how we ought to perceive the world. To do so, television has long relied on stereotypes, whether they are of gender, race, or class, and research across media and communication disciplines have identified that representations of these marginalized groups reinforce stereotypes’ existence in and out of television. The purposes of this analysis are to examine stereotypical narratives surrounding Latinos and the Latino experience in America, as well as to understand how these stereotypes are challenged. Using a combination of narrative and ideological ...


Using Delphi To Track Shifts In Meanings Of Scientific Concepts In A Long-Term, Expert-Lay Collaboration On Sustainable Agriculture Research In The Midwest, Nancy Grudens-Schuck, G. L. Drake Larsen Mar 2019

Using Delphi To Track Shifts In Meanings Of Scientific Concepts In A Long-Term, Expert-Lay Collaboration On Sustainable Agriculture Research In The Midwest, Nancy Grudens-Schuck, G. L. Drake Larsen

Nancy Grudens-Schuck

Dilemmas for ongoing expert-lay collaborations for agricultural conservation include divergence of meaning of new scientific concepts. Delphi method documented stakeholders’ understandings of a new term, “ecosystem services.” Flood mitigation and pest management benefits as ecosystem service attributes were ranked lower by stakeholders than anticipated by scientists. Recreation and aesthetics, and food production, were ranked higher.


Citizen Science: Evaluating For Civic Engagement, Nancy Grudens-Schuck, Zulham Sirajuddin Mar 2019

Citizen Science: Evaluating For Civic Engagement, Nancy Grudens-Schuck, Zulham Sirajuddin

Nancy Grudens-Schuck

Citizen science programs directly engage the public in collecting data for science-related projects. This paper will investigate the claim that citizen science programs deliver opportunities and outcomes for a specific kind of benefit, “civic engagement.” The paper will identify specific behaviors and conditions that have been used as indicators of citizen engagement in citizen science and discuss probable theoretical bases. Second, the paper will report on progress of an empirical study (a program evaluation) conducted in spring of 2016 of the Iowater Program, a citizen science program managed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, which has trained over 5 ...


Bridging Power Asymmetries In Facilitating Public Participation, Zulham Sirajuddin, Nancy Grudens-Schuck Mar 2019

Bridging Power Asymmetries In Facilitating Public Participation, Zulham Sirajuddin, Nancy Grudens-Schuck

Nancy Grudens-Schuck

Participatory approaches to community development and environmental management frequently cause facilitators to encounter dilemmas related to the structure and choice of methods. Because participation does not occur in power vacuum but rather as embedded social and power structures which potentially interfere, these dilemmas underscore the importance of better facilitation structures and techniques to mediate the complexity of disagreements. This paper will review the literature on selecting and applying facilitation methods in Asia, focused on South and Southeast Asia. The analysis includes critical elements for involving marginalized communities in participatory approaches.


Public Meeting Announcement, Speech-Language Pathology Program Mar 2019

Public Meeting Announcement, Speech-Language Pathology Program

Andrews Agenda: Campus News

No abstract provided.


Student Service To The High School Forensics Community: Insights Gained From Hosting The Annual Singletary Speech And Debate Tournament, Kelsey Bruce Mar 2019

Student Service To The High School Forensics Community: Insights Gained From Hosting The Annual Singletary Speech And Debate Tournament, Kelsey Bruce

Student Engagement Posters

Kelsey Bruce discusses student engagement at Linfield College with regard to hosting the annual Singletary Speech and Debate Tournament.


Living, Learning, And Leading At Linfield College, Kelsey Bruce Mar 2019

Living, Learning, And Leading At Linfield College, Kelsey Bruce

Student Engagement Posters

Kelsey Bruce discusses student engagement at Linfield College with regard to leadership through student/faculty collaborative research with Dr. Megan Bestwick, speech and debate, and the Linfield Residence Life team.


Fossil-Fueled Discourse, Henry Walter Mar 2019

Fossil-Fueled Discourse, Henry Walter

Crossing Borders: A Multidisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship

As industrial civilization confronts the realities of devastating global climate change and the local environmental catastrophes precipitated by coal, oil, and natural gas extraction, this paper moves away from mainstream analyses of demand-side choices and instead considers how miners and rig workers make decisions surrounding the ethicality of their work. This article considers corporate publications including investor and sustainability reports and company-sponsored employee magazines, industry magazines, and news sources in top-producing fossil fuel producing localities in the United States. A discursive analysis of this set of publications uncovers a dense rhetorical lattice of misinformation and disinformation surrounding fossil fuel workers ...


Using From The Heartland In The First-Year Writing Classroom: Measuring Instructor Reception Of The Customized Textbook, Sarah Cohen Mar 2019

Using From The Heartland In The First-Year Writing Classroom: Measuring Instructor Reception Of The Customized Textbook, Sarah Cohen

Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

The aim of the first-year writing program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is to equip students with critical reading and writing tools and strategies to advance effective written communication well into their future. This study examines and measures attitudes of UNO composition instructors – who come from a variety of pedagogical and theoretical backgrounds – toward the efficacy of UNO’s self-published Composition I textbook, From the Heartland: Critical Reading and Writing at UNO. In many ways, From the Heartland embraces what Richard Fulkerson refers to as “a critical cultural pedagogy” which encourages students to consider personal identity, power ...


A Picture's Worth A Reputation: Visual And Environmental Arguments In Abandoned Disney Park Photographs, Allegra Hardin Mar 2019

A Picture's Worth A Reputation: Visual And Environmental Arguments In Abandoned Disney Park Photographs, Allegra Hardin

Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

This rhetorical criticism analyzes photographs of the Walt Disney Company's abandoned parks, River Country and Discovery Island, taken by Seph Lawless and Shane Perez respectively. Using Foss's (2004) rhetorical focus area of nature, a sample of photographs from Lawless (2016) and Perez's (2009) blogs is analyzed to identify the visual and environmental arguments within the photographs. Noting how these images and the parks themselves are shrouded in obscurity, this essay maintains that the visual and environmental arguments present within the photographs directly challenge the Walt Disney Company's image and calls into question the company's environmental ...


Professor Bill Yousman Speaks On The Rhetoric Of Hate In Media And Politics Feb 2019

Professor Bill Yousman Speaks On The Rhetoric Of Hate In Media And Politics

Bill Yousman

Hate speech and imagery is a dangerous thing and all too prevalent across mainstream media and politics suggested Bill Yousman, associate professor in Sacred Heart University’s School of Communication, Media & the Arts. His talk titled, “The Rhetoric of Hate in Media,” was the second of a four-part "Heart Challenges Hate" series of lectures and was attended by students, faculty, staff and several community residents.


The Rhetoric Of Hate In The Media Feb 2019

The Rhetoric Of Hate In The Media

Bill Yousman

The Office of Mission & Catholic Identity, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Human Journey Colloquia Series
present Heart Challenges Hate: A Discussion Series during the spring 2019 semester. The first in the series,
“The Rhetoric of Hate in the Media,” will take place on Wednesday, February 27, at 7 p.m. in the Martire Center Theater (E-145),
5401 Park Avenue, Fairfield. The featured speaker will be William Yousman, Ph.D., associate professor of communication and
media studies. 


Reality In The Classroom: Teaching Critical Thinking With Scenarios, Timothy T. Self Feb 2019

Reality In The Classroom: Teaching Critical Thinking With Scenarios, Timothy T. Self

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

One of the challenges for hospitality educators is to develop critical thinking skills in the future leaders of the industry. It is often thought that students will develop this skill as a by product of course work, but research indicates that it must be explicitly taught.


Reducing Anxiety While Boosting Creativity: Lessons From The Progymnasmata, Bryan Blankfield Feb 2019

Reducing Anxiety While Boosting Creativity: Lessons From The Progymnasmata, Bryan Blankfield

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

The fear of public speaking is a widely shared among individuals. This can be difficult to overcome when students are assigned several large, heavily-weighted speeches with few opportunities to become acclimated to standing in front of an audience. Several times throughout the semester students are assigned a 2–3 minute long speech inspired by the progymnasmata (a series of rhetorical exercises from Ancient Greece). The speeches vary widely from presenting a fable to impersonating an individual.