Public Relations and Advertising
’s proposal titled “Electronic Word-of-Mouth Antecedents in Chinese Travelers on We-Chat” has been awarded a grant of up to $5,000.
’s proposal titled “Comics on the Margins” has been awarded a grant of up to $4,000.
’s proposal titled “Fit for Life” has been awarded a grant of up to $8,000.
Media and Cinema Studies
Assistant Professor Blair Davis
has received a $3,000 Vincentian Endowment Fund Award for his
“Christianity and Comic Books” project. Blair’s work aims to preserve
Christian-oriented comic books which portray the religion in a rarely
Professional Lecturer Amy Merrick
received a fellowship of $1,500 from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, as part of the 2016 Reynolds Business Journalism Week held at ASU in downtown Phoenix.
Assistant Professor Sydney Dillard’s
proposal, titled, "Having a Healthy Baby - Reducing Infant Mortality Emphasizing Breastfeeding Education" was awarded $20,000 through the State Master's Research Plan by the Indiana Minority Health Coalition. As the PI, she will be working closely with the community partner, the Lake County Minority Health Coalition, to address myths associated with breastfeeding among pregnant teens and their partners.
Professor Elissa Foster
, director of our Health Communication
program, along with Douglas Bruce
(lead) of the Public Health program and Mona Shattell of Nursing, are the recipients of the 2015 Provost’s Collaborative Research Fellowship
. The fellowship includes a $20,000 grant toward their project, "Patient and Primary Care Provider Perspectives on Recreational and Therapeutic Cannabis Use Within a Changing Sociocultural and Political Context", dedicated work space on the Loop campus, a $2,000 stipend for each collaborator, and official recognition as ‘Research Fellow.’