Undergraduate Communication Research Conference

April 26, 2019

8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 

James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall, Anderson Student Center
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul campus

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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. 


Talking Like a Mountain: Climate, Nature and the Futures We Represent

Dr. Mark Meisner, International Environmental Communication Association (IECA) 

‌‌Dr. Meisner is the executive director of the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA) and has experience as a teacher, editor, information technology consultant, media analyst, and administrator of cultural programmes. His areas of expertise include environmental communication, information technology, media, climate change / global warming, sustainability, environmental ethics, and environmental affairs generally. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours from Queen's University at Kingston, as well as Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Environmental Studies from York University in Toronto.

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. There is no minimum or maximum word or page count. 

Paper/proposal submissions closed!

Conference Registration and Fee

Registration deadline: April 15, 2019
Conference fee: $45 (includes continental breakfast and lunch)

Schedule of the Day

Friday, April 26, 2019

  • 8:15 - 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  

2019 UCRC Program