Huntingdon News

March 01, 2011
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Huntingdon College
News Release

Huntingdon Communication Students, Faculty Chair Panels at Conference

Montgomery, Ala.— Dr. John Saunders, chair of the Huntingdon College Department of Communication Studies, and four Huntingdon communication studies students and recent graduates will serve as presenters and/or panel chairs at the 2011 Southern States Communication Association Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas, later this month. "For any student who is thinking of going on to graduate school, or just wanting to add to their resume, conferences are golden opportunities," says Saunders. "Both faculty and students get to present their ideas and research to a wide variety of people from other schools who study the same things they do. Every conference I have ever been to has given me the opportunity to network, to talk about ideas, to get new ideas, and to enjoy myself while doing it. For Huntingdon students, conferences can give them invaluable exposure and experience to amplify what they get in the classroom."

Dr. Saunders, vice chair and planner for the Popular Communication Division of the association, will present his paper, "Song of the South: Moral Lessons Blurred by Controversy," and will chair two panels. Jeremy Reid, a senior from Montgomery, will present two papers, "Bob Jones University v. United States: A Case Like No Other," and "A House Divided: Abraham Lincoln's Quintessential Address," and will chair one panel. Ozark, Alabama, native and December graduate Catie Malone will present her paper, "Woodrow Wilson: 'This is War,'" and chair one panel. Senior Kirsten Kline of Anniston, Alabama, and December graduate Catherine Naylor of Irvington, Alabama, will each chair panels for the Division.  These Huntingdon students and papers were selected from among all applicants and potential presenters at colleges and universities in the region.

Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. For more information, contact the Huntingdon College Office of Communications at (334) 833-4515.


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