25th Annual Undergraduate Communication Research Conference

April 22, 2016

Sponsored by the Department of Communication & Journalism

The annual Undergraduate Communication Research Conference is sponsored by the Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of St. Thomas. It is designed as a celebration of undergraduate research in all areas of the communication discipline, bringing together students and faculty from colleges and universities of the upper Midwest. 


The Camera Politic: American Presidents and the History of Photography from the Daguerreotype to the Digital Revolution 

Cara A. Finnigan, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

We are honored to have Dr. Finnigan, a UST communication alum, back on campus to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the conference.

Paper/Proposal Submission Guideline 

Proposals for the conference may include, but are not limited to, individual or group research projects, performance pieces and video productions in areas including communication theory, rhetorical theory and criticism, journalism, and media production and criticism. Students may submit one of the following type of proposals to the conference:

  • Individual/Co-authored Research Paper or Project 
  • Panel Presentation

Submissions of completed projects is strongly recommended and given highest priority in the selection process.

Paper/proposal submissions are accepted online.

Deadline for Paper/Proposal submissions: Friday, March 11, 2016

Conference Registration and Fee

Registration forms and payments are accepted online. 

Conference Fee: $40, includes lunch

Registration deadline: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Schedule for the Day

Friday, April 22, 2016

  • 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Registration: Third Floor, Anderson Student Center, Saint Paul Campus 
  • 9:00 - 10:15 a.m. Student Panels
  • 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Student Panels
  • Noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Keynote Address: Anderson Student Center Woulfe Alumni Hall (ASC 378A)
  • 1:45 - 3:00 p.m. Student Panels

Undergraduate Admissions

Graduate Admissions

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