Mass communications faculty members present at national conference

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Mass communications faculty members present at national conference

April 16, 2009

 Ted Satterfield, Melanie Wilderman and Jesse Schroeder
The Mass Communications program at Northwestern Oklahoma State University was represented at the Central States Communication Association conference in St. Louis, Mo. Ted Satterfield, Jesse Schroeder and Melanie Wilderman presented their topic, ““Natural ties: Service learning and civic journalism in university curriculum,” during the conference.
Three mass communications faculty members from Northwestern Oklahoma State University presented at the Central States Communication Association (CSCA) conference in St. Louis, Mo.

Ted Satterfield, instructor of mass communications and radio station adviser; Jesse Schroeder, instructor of mass communications and TV station adviser; and Melanie Wilderman, instructor of mass communications and newspaper adviser, were the faculty members who represented three different disciplines at the national conference.

Their topic, “Natural ties: Service learning and civic journalism in university curriculum” was accepted for a panel presentation. During their presentation they explained the importance for mass communications instructors to understand how to use service learning as a tool to enhance journalism education practices.

“I was very honored that our panel presentation idea was accepted,” Wilderman said. “This tends to be a very competitive conference.”

“Our presentation went well, and this was my first time to present at a regional conference,” Schroeder said.

All faculty members were pleased with the conference and felt they were able to gather great information.

“I usually attend conferences that are specific to mass communications,” Satterfield said. “It was nice to attend sessions on topics on interpersonal, intercultural and public speaking.”

The mission of the CSCA is to unite and educate people in the central region of the United States, and to provide ongoing facilitation of networking, mentoring and regular opportunities to share teaching practices.
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