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See the 2013–2014 Samuel L. Finley humorous writing contest winners:

Grand Prize, $300, to Amanda Skonvold, BS in Strategic Communication, for “Satan's Replacement.

First Place, $200, to Danielle Frederic, BSED in Elementary Ed, for “The Taming of a College Student.

Second Place, $150, to Daniel Swaim, MA in Professional Writing, for “The Baby Brother Support Group.

Third Place, $100, to Melissa Becker, MEd in Ed Leadership, for “The Duck and the Seagull.

Honorable Mention, $75, to Karen McCoy, MFA in Creative Writing, for “To the Humans Who Keep Me Locked in the House.


Holiday greeting card contest winners:

COM photography and photojournalism students competed in a contest to provide an image for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences 2012 holiday greeting card.

The winner of the $150 grand prize is photo student Erika Tenney, for her image “Falling Winter Sun.” The nine runners up include (in alphabetical order):

  • Chance Boultinghouse
  • Janelle Cordova
  • Jenneke van Genechten
  • Rachel Gibbons
  • Audrey Hirschl
  • Dakota Peterson
  • Amanda Quinlan
  • Jasmine Riley
  • Xiaoxhen Wang

All ten images will be on display in the School of Communication's second floor gallery from late November till early January.

Laura Camden, Russ Gilbert, John Hessinger, Amy Horn and Sam Minkler judged the contest, which was sponsored by SBS Dean Stephen Wright.


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Norman Medoff, Ed Fink and Tom Tanquary. 2007. Portable Video: Electronic News Gathering and Electronic Field Production (5th ed). Boston, MA: Focal Press.

Peter Friederici 2006. Nature’s Restoration: People and Places on the Front Lines of Conservation. Shearwater Books/Island Press

Norman Medoff  and Barbara Kaye. 2005. Electronic Media: Then, Now, and Later Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Lea Parker. 2005. 4th edition. Environmental Communication: Messages, Media & Methods Kendall/Hunt Publishing.

Judith Everett and Kris Swanson.2004. Guide to producing a fashion show. (2nd ed.). New York: Fairchild Books

Peter Friederici., and R. Houk, eds. 2004. A New Plateau: Sustaining the Lands and Peoples of the Colorado Plateau.  Renewing the Countryside Press and Center for Sustainable Environments, Northern Arizona University.

Peter Friederici 2003. Ecological Restoration of Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forests. Washington, D.C.: Island Press.

Janna Jones. 2003.  The Southern Movie Palace: Rise, Fall, and Resurrection, (University Press of Florida, 2003)

Tony Parker. 2003 Free Speech on Trial: Communication Perspectives on Landmark Supreme Court Decisions.  Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press.

Lea Parker 2002. EcoCulture: Environmental Messages in Music, Art and Literature Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co.

Dayle Hardy-Short and C. Brant Short. 2001. Proceedings of the 5th Biennial Conference on Communication and Environment. Flagstaff, AZ: Northern Arizona U, 2001.

Norman Medoff and Barbara  Kaye. 2001. Just a Click Away: Advertising on the Internet. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

Norman Medoff  and Barbara Kaye. 2001. The World Wide Web: A Mass Communication Perspective. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Publishers.

Judith Everett and Kris Swanson 2000. Promotion in the merchandising environment. New York:  Fairchild Books

Peter Friederici  and J. Doggett, eds. 2000. The View from Here: Contemporary Essays by Flagstaff Authors. Flagstaff: Red Lake Books.

Peter Friederici Alden, P., B. Cassie, J. D. W. Kahl, P. Leary, A. Leventer, and W. B. Zomlefer. 1999. National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southwestern States. New York: Alfred A. Knopf

Peter Friederici 1999. The Suburban Wild. Athens: University of Georgia Press.

Mark Neumann. 1999. On the Rim: Looking for the Grand Canyon, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Peter Friederici 1996. Strangers in Our Midst: The Startling World of Sonoran Desert Arthropods. Tucson, Arizona: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Norman Medoff, Tom Tanquary and Paul Helford. 1995. Creating TV Projects Boston: Focal Press.

Richard Rogers and Stephen W. Littlejohn. 1992. Theories of Human Communication Faculty Desk ReferenceBelmont, CA:  Wadsworth Publishing Co.

Recent journal articles

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Richard Rogers. 2007. "From Hunting Magic to Shamanism: Interpretations of Native American Rock Art and the Contemporary Crisis in Masculinity," Women's Studies in Communication.

Dayle Hardy-Short and C. Brant Short. 2006. “Redemption by Grace: A Rhetorical Analysis of Hoosiers.” Journal of Religion and Popular Culture

Janna Jones. 2006. “The Library of Congress Film Project: Film Collecting and a United State(s) of Mind,” The Moving Image  6:2, 30-51.

Richard Rogers. 2006. "From Cultural Exchange to Transculturation: A Review and Reconceptualization of Cultural Appropriation," Communication Theory 16.4.

Kris Swanson and Horridge, P. E. 2006. “Travel motivations as souvenir purchase indicators.” Tourism Management, 27(4), 671-683.

Mark Neumann. 2005. “Moving Images and Biography,”  The Moving Image, 5: 1, 171-175.