Friday, February 3, 2017, 7-8 p.m.

Join us for a conference kick off at Yogurtland in Azusa, located across from East Campus on Alosta Ave. We’re coming together to connect as a department and to welcome colleagues and students. Whether or not you’re joining us on Saturday, come hang out! All are welcome.

Saturday, February 4, 2017, 8:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

All sessions take place in Wilden Hall on APU's East Campus.

8:30-8:45 a.m. Check in, Wilden Hall Atrium
9 a.m. Welcome Session, Wilden 111
9:45 a.m. Student Paper and Panel Presentations (see below for topics and locations)
11 a.m. Faculty Workshops (see below for topics and locations)
12:30 p.m. Lunch (included in registration), Wilden 119
1:45 p.m. Alumni Speed Networking, Wilden Atrium
1:45 p.m. Faculty Social, Wilden 100
3 p.m. Closing Session and Ice Cream Social, Wilden Atrium

Student Paper and Panel Presentations, 9:45 a.m.

Political Communication – Wilden 105

"Students' perception of media and politics"
Rebekah Wong, Westmont College
Bethany Ishii, Westmont College
Alejandro Carvajal, Westmont College
Samantha Lepse, Westmont College
Julianna DeNike, Westmont College
Amanda Clark, Westmont College
Madison Ash, Westmont College

"When media coverage shifts from policy to character flaws: A rhetorical look at the impact of media in the 2016 presidential election"
Natilee Ruiz, California Baptist University

"Is there a difference between truth and honesty? A critical look at the importance of fact-checking in modern political communication"
Randy M. Plavajka, California Baptist University

Organizational Communication – Wilden 228

"Workplace sexism and female achievement"
Courtney Cromer, Azusa Pacific University

"Looking inward, seeing outward: A cultural analysis"
Erin Ganley and Amy Perhach, Azusa Pacific University

"A word aptly spoken: Applying organizational change communication to communicating the Gospel"
Robert Fuhs, Azusa Pacific University

Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication – Wilden 229

"Individualistic and collectivistic dating expectations"
Jordan Bishop, Westmont College
Sierra Rehmke, Westmont College
Madison McQueen, Westmont College
Juliet Davilla, Westmont College
Josh Feliscuzo, Westmont College
Sarah McLeod, Westmont College
Haley Noland, Westmont College
Gabriella Perez, Westmont College
Justin Yoon, Westmont College

"Talking to myself"
A. James Powell, San Diego Christian College

"Mother-daughter cultural conlfict clash"
Jasmine Wang, Azusa Pacific University

"Social influences and food intake in a college setting"
Rebekah Beeghly, Westmont College
Michaela Deegan, Westmont College
Rylee Fortosis, Westmont College
Danielle Miller, Westmont College
Sydney Johnson, Westmont College
Max Mutch, Westmont College

Faculty Workshop Session, 11 a.m.

Hot Topics in Public Relations – Wilden 103

"Agile Public Relations: Communicating effectively in times of digital disruption"
Victoria Brodie, M.A., California Baptist University

"Visual is the new black: The Getty image 2017 visual trends"
Ismael Lopez Medel, Ph.D., Azusa Pacific University

Hot Topics in Interpersonal Communication – Wilden 105

"Climate change: The impact of communication climate on oxytocin production and socio-academic success"
Lisa Dunne, Ph.D., San Diego Christian College

"Tangible strategies toward more empathetic communication in conflict"
Lisa Raser, Ph.D., Point Loma Nazarene University

"Compatibility dating"
Ryan R. Montague, Ph.D., Azusa Pacific University

Hot Topics in Journalism – Wilden 228

"Simple SOLUTION: What we can do to make new better"
Theresa de los Santos, Ph.D., Pepperdine University

"Traversing the Twilight Zone: Journalists, Truth, and 'Alternate Facts'"
James Willis, Ph.D., Azusa Pacific University

Communication as Stories – Wilden 229

"Breaking the boundaries of marginalization: Stories of self-worth, hope, and love"
Heather Hamilton-Stilwell, Ph.D., California Baptist University

"Why doesn’t 'Communication' have an 's' on the end?"
Ryan T. Hartwig, Ph.D., Azusa Pacific University