24th Annual Undergraduate Communication Research Conference

April 24, 2015

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. 

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

This year, paper/proposal submission forms will be accepted online starting the first week of January. However, the research papers, performance pieces and videos will still need to be emailed to cojoucrc@stthomas.edu. The paper/proposal submission form will be available here

Students may submit one of the following type of proposals to the conference:

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

 Deadline for Paper/Proposal submissions: Friday, March 13, 2015

Conference Registration and Fee

Registration forms and payments will be accepted online starting January, 2015

Conference Fee: $40, includes lunch

Registration deadline: Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Keynote: Privacy in the Age of Digital Communication

Dr. Jeffrey T. Child, Kent State University

Social media and interactive communication technologies allow individuals today to live out their private lives in public spaces, but how do people manage their electronic privacy? Is privacy dead in the digital era of communication? Can we do anything to prevent social media privacy breakdowns in the first place? How do we effectively respond to privacy breakdowns in the age of digital communication?

Dr. Jeffrey T. Child (Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Kent State University) will explore these questions in his keynote address. Dr. Child earned his Ph.D. from North Dakota State University in 2007. His research explores how people manage their privacy on social media and the impact of several factors on subsequent communication practices. read more 

Schedule for the Day

Friday, April 24, 2015

  • 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