Friday, February 2, 2018

Conference Kick-off: 7-8 p.m.

Join us for a Friday night conference kick-off at Yogurtland in Azusa! We’re coming together to connect as a department and to welcome visiting colleagues and students. Whether or not you’re joining us on Saturday, come hang out! All are welcome.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Check-in and Registration: 8:15–8:45 a.m.

Wilden Atrium

Opening Session: 8:45–9:30 a.m.

Wyant Lecture Hall (Wilden 111)

Paper Presentation Session: 9:45–10:35 a.m.

Public Relations and Diversity (Wilden 102)

  • Black Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter: Madison McQueen, Westmont College
  • Combating the White Savior Complex in Public Relations: Sarah Giovannini, Lauren Peterson, and Kevin McMichael, Biola University
  • Asian Demographic in Public Relations Industry: Alisa Ohara, Biola University
  • Brand Responsibility: Elevated Public Relations: McKenna Boen, Biola University

Intercultural Journalism (Wilden 103)

  • Native American Populations and Press Representation: Cynthia Arroyo, Azusa Pacific University
  • Challenging Central American Journalism: Noe Sotelo, Azusa Pacific University
  • Citizen Journalism Impacts Job Security: Arianna Shell, Azusa Pacific University

Intercultural Communication and Conflict Resolution (Wilden 105)

  • Building Cultural Bridges: Jasmine Wang, Azusa Pacific University
  • In Common Culture: Katie O’Malley, Pepperdine University
  • Conflict Management Using Narrative Theory: Courtney Correll, Azusa Pacific University

Gender Communication and Media Influence (Wilden 229)

  • The Rise of Women in Tech and Startup: Morgan Lawrence, Azusa Pacific University
  • A Female Dominated Industry, Led Only by Men: Cristina Schmitter, Biola University
  • Changing Media and Changing Minds: Exposure and Attitudes Towards Homosexuality: Gabby Gonta, Pepperdine University

Professional Development (Wilden 231)

  • The Structure of a Thoughtful Leader: Amy Flores, Biola University
  • A Life Lived in Small Groups: Meg Van Rijn, Azusa Pacific University
  • How Professional Communication Affects Your Future: Tanna Brinkman, Azusa Pacific University
  • Cool and Warm Colors on Instagram: Kevin McMichael, Biola University

Coffee Break: 10:40–10:55 a.m.

Wilden Atrium

Faculty Workshop Session: 11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Hot Topics in Relational Communication (Wilden 231)

  • Carolyn Kim, Ph.D., Biola University
  • Ryan R. Montague, Ph.D., Azusa Pacific University

Leadership and the Multi-Generational Workplace (Wilden 102)

  • Lisa Dunne, Ph.D., San Diego Christian College
  • Ryan T. Hartwig, Ph.D., Azusa Pacific University

Hot Topics in Public Relations (Wilden 105)

  • Marc Hutchins, MFA, San Diego Christian College
  • Allison Oster, M.A., Azusa Pacific University

Hot Topics in Journalism (Wilden 229)

  • Theresa de los Santos, Ph.D., Pepperdine University
  • Kent Walls, M.A., Azusa Pacific University

Lunch: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Fermanian Conference Center/Patio (Wilden 119)

Alumni Speed Networking: 1:45–3 p.m.

Wilden Atrium

Faculty Social: 1:45–3 p.m.

Wilden 100

Closing Remarks and Ice Cream Social: 3 p.m.

Wilden Atrium