Cameron University students present research at annual communication conference

Cameron University communication students Corrine Binnings and Danny McQuarters presented research papers at the recent 27nd Annual Sooner Communication Conference, held at the University of Oklahoma. In addition, Binnings’ paper was recognized as the Top Undergraduate Paper for the conference.

“The annual Sooner Communication Conference is highly competitive,” says Dr. Justin Walton, Professor of Communication. “We are always pleased when our students’ work is showcased. To win the Top Undergraduate Paper here is quite an honor and a testament to Corrine’s scholarly work.”

Binnings, a senior English major and communication minor from St. Ann, Jamaica, presented her paper titled, "An Analysis of the Ethical Failures of Richard Nixon: An Act of Volition.” The project was completed under the direction of Dr. Teresa Morales, Assistant Professor of Communication, in her class on team leadership processes.

McQuarters, a senior communication major from Kansas City, Missouri, presented his paper titled "Berning up Liberty: A Rhetorical Criticism of Bernie Sander’s Liberty University Address.” McQuarters’ paper was written under Walton’s direction in his class on language and social interaction.

The Sooner Communication Conference is a student-organized event joining faculty and students from schools throughout the region and the nation. The conference presents an opportunity for students and faculty to discuss developments in theory and research across the communication discipline and for students to fine-tune research papers for other conferences and possible publication.

Funding for participation in the conference was provided through the John C. Paynter Endowed Lectureship in Communication.

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March 10, 2016

PR#16-051