Showcase Presentations, 2010-present

2019

  • Cassidy Denslow: Is Reducing Plastic the Real Agenda? A Strategic Analysis of Starbucks Communication to Consumers on the Last Plastic Straw Movement
  • Charlotte Earnhart: Collegiate Level Communication about Mental Health Services to Student-Athletes
  • Lana Kaczmarek: Switched at Birth: A Media’s Representation on Disabilities
  • Amanda Nikhazy: Stress, Feelings, and Communication Norms Among Student-Athletes
  • Kaitlyn Miller: Rhetorical and Linguistic Analysis of Variations within the Golden Rule
  • Andrea Niki Slouha: “The Sorting Hat Says”…: An Ethnography Of Communication At The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter

2018

  • Jacqueline Arrieux: "Knowing when to switch it up." A textual analysis of media's portrayal of African American woman's experience in the workplace through Insecure and Being Mary Jane
  • Melissa Boyles: Reframing Power: Visual Declaration of LGBTQ Resilience within the Pulse Murals
  • Payson Bridgham: How Reality Television, specifically The Bachelor in Paradise negatively portrays women
  • Kathryn Buday: Unity Through Identification: A Rhetorical Analysis of Ronald Reagan's Construction of "American" in his First Inaugural Address
  • Eyal Cohen: It Takes Two to Parent: A Rhetorical Study of Parental Characterization in Modern Family
  • Alexis Cruz: Framing Ebola: A Textual Analysis of Ebola Coverage by the New York Times between March 2014 and October 2014
  • Lauren Davids: From "Bottom of the Barrel" to Student Superstars: Negative Representation of Minority Students in "The Ron Clark Story"
  • Marie-Christine De Romagna: Social Media Influencers: A Phenomenological Analysis of the Disconnect Between Pioneer Influencers and Current Beginners
  • Emily Ellison: Instagram Models: A Rhetorical Analysis of Self-Presentation on Instagram Profiles
  • Suzanne English: From Ancient Myths to Contemporary Prose: A Rhetorical criticism of Modernizing Norse Mythology in comics
  • Veronica Faison: Standing Up by Kneeling Down: The Delegitimization Of Colin Kaepernick's "Taking The Knee" Protest In Fox News' Media Coverage
  • Maggie Fritts: You Go Girl: A Feminist Analysis of Gender Representations and Female Empowerment in Legally Blonde
  • Jacob Gowan: No Laughing Matter: A Rhetorical Study of Humor Creating a Societal Hierarchy in Situation Comedies
  • Chancellor Jackson: Stretched Truths: A Textual Analysis on Misconstrued History in American High School Textbooks
  • Danielle Lucas: Hannah's Story: A Narrative Criticism of Suicide Motivation in 13 Reasons Why
  • Kristy Lynch: Peeling Back the Label: A Narrative Criticism on How Online Interviews Shape our View of Autistic Communication
  • Cheyenne McCully: Universal as an Experience: A Rhetorical Analysis of Identification Methods Used in Universal's Advertising
  • Devon McKercher: Communicating Sexuality: A Narrative Criticism of the Book Lost Souls and its use of Vampires
  • Cristina Moskewicz: The Result of Fame: A Rhetorical Study on Depression's Portrayal through Online Celebrity Discourse
  • Liam O'Donnell: "Uncovering the Hidden Messages" A Rhetorical Study on Richard Nixon's Use of Self-Protection During the Watergate Scandal
  • Vanessa Petion: Missed Connections: Murals and Memory in DeLand
  • Carlton Robinson: Puppets, Pioneers, and Pageants: How the New York Times Portrayed Palin
  • Amanda Rogers: "Taste the Feeling": Persuasive Representations of Health and Consumption in Coca-Cola Advertisements
  • Amanda Rogers: Trail Magic: A Qualitative Look at Pro-Social Behavior on the Appalachian Trail
  • Leia Schwartz: Music as a Storyteller: A Rhetorical Study of Film Music in Star Wars and the Narrative Side of the Force
  • John Silveira: "I'M BANNED": A Rhetorical Study of Crisis Management and Self Presentation on YouTube
  • Alyssa Smith: I'm Sorry? : A Rhetorical Analysis Of the Crisis Communication done by United Airlines, April 2017
  • Allison Tankersley: Looking for Love, Finding Fame: A Rhetorical Analysis of Character Archetypes in Bachelor Franchise
  • Alexandra Toben: Who Told It Better?: A Discourse Analysis of the Local and National News Coverage of Hurricane Katrina
  • Sara Wiebke: Searching for a Virtual Community: Rhetorical Strategies of Identification in Bing's Online Campaign

2017

  • Rhiannon Boyer: Earthrise: Symbols, Images, and the Environmental Movement
  • Kendall Diehl: CEOs and She-E-Os: Analyzing the Gendered Discussion of Corporate Female Leaders in Business News Journals
  • Taylor Duguay: 'I Am Your Voice': The Construction of Donald Trump as a Populist Hero in his 2016 RNC Address
  • Daniella Hankey: When Tragedy Strikes: A Frame Analysis of Two CBS News Outlets During the First Forty-Eight Hours of the Orlando Pulse Shooting
  • Natalia Mojica-Arango: Hollywood Goes to War: A Rhetorical Criticism of Disney Propaganda During WWII
  • Michael Peter: Bikers, Drugs, and Rock and Roll: Creation of Culture in Dennis Hopper's Easy Rider
  • Amanda Rogers: Analysis of Ghostbusters 2017
  • Andrea D. Slouha: Supergirl and How Characterization Forms a Metaphor on American Immigration and the Refugee Agenda 
  • Austin Tyrrell: Colin Kaepernick…Please Rise: A Dramatistic Analysis of Colin Kaepernick's Protest as Symbolic Action
  • Samantha Zarek: Black Sunday: NASCAR's public relations strategies in response to Dale Earnhardt Sr.'s death

2016

  • Alyssa Bajek: The $17,000 Ball Pit: What Dashcon Tells Us about Tumblr, Memes, and Digital Culture
  • Crystal Britt: American Horror Story: Equipment through living? 
  • Sarah Dean: Tomorrow Never Knows: The rhetoric and communication of John Lennon and Paul McCartney through their post-1966 songs with The Beatles
  • Nichole Lamaritata: The Invasion of Technology on the Hiring Process: Private and Public Information and the Effects on the Hiring Process in the Eyes of the Employer
  • Ariell Marsh: Narrative Theory and Analysis: Bill O'Reilly's Broadcast Coverage on the Trayvon Martin Case 
  • Victoria Marsh: Setting the Scene for Shopping: A Visual-Rhetorical Reading of Local Supermarkets 
  • Emily Singer: General Motors' Ignition Switch Crisis: A Case Study of Corporate Image Restoration Strategies
  • Abigail L. Thompson: Saved by the Bell Schedule? A Study of High School Organizational Culture
  • Jacob Thorburn: Remembering the Forgotten Movement, St. Augustine in the Civil Rights Era
  • Kayla Weller: Communication Styles of Correctional Educators and Incarcerated Students: Relationship Building and Trust Within a Prison Education Environment
  • Ariel Zeig: Redefining Romance: A Rhetorical Narrative Criticism of Vicky Cristina Barcelona and the Role of Familiarizing Audiences with Non-Monogamy 

2015

  • Emily Block: School Lunch at SunnySide: The Communicative Practices Regarding Food and Nutrition at a Public Elementary School
  • Biby Chacon: Queen B: A Rhetorical Critique on Beyonce and Feminism
  • Kathryn Curvino: If Facebook Content Could Talk: Self-Perceptions of Online Communication
  • Taylor Duguay, Marta Ferrer, and Blake Plattsmier: The Integration of Stetson Athletics 
  • Corey Brainna Garswick: What Are We Really Reading? A Burkean Analysis of Online News Articles Surrounding the Situation in Ferguson
  • Aaliyah Gray, Meagan Manning, and Taylor Milenkovic: #redefineperfect: A Selfie Campaign 
  • Tara Hunter: Justifying War: A Study on the Military Use of Film Propaganda for the Vietnam War
  • Carly Lees: Communicating Hope: Involving Volunteers in the Mission of a Non-Profit Organization
  • Holly Mae Meadows: Mothering and Southern Identity in Contemporary Films: the Fantasy Theme of Southern Motherhood
  • Drew Neitzey: "There Goes the Neighborhood:" A Dramatistic Approach to Race, Community, and Memory in Bruce Norris' Clybourne Park
  • Alexandra Paulus: The Facebook Application: A Communication Tool or Used Out of Boredom?
  • Lauren Polhill: Analyzing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as Presented on Grey's Anatomy: Testing Positive for Realism
  • Sierra Railey: Investigating Communication of Emergency Response Management

2014

  • Courtney Allbee: "It's going down, I'm yelling Tinder": Creating Interpersonal Relationships Beginning with a Swipe to the Right
  • Tyler Andrews: "This Dark Diction has become America's Addiction": Afrocentricity and the Manifestations of Nommo in Kanye West's Album Yeezus
  • Cody Cartledge: Urban Worship Stars and Me: Construction and Communication of Identity Within Hipster Evangelicalism
  • Jennifer Rose Curtis: The Search for Religious Solidarity through Ethnic Diversity: The Experiences of Spanish-Speaking Latinos in English-speaking Churches
  • Ali MacGillivray: Humor as Rhetorical Strategy: President Clinton's Performance at the 2000 White House Correspondents' Dinner
  • Brittany McCaughey: Athletes, Communication, and Success: Collegiate Athletes' Perceptions of the Importance of Communication in Relation to Team Success
  • Vivian Warren: The Evolution of Social Media: Generation Y, Relational Maintenance, and the Ten-Second Snap

2013

  • James Albright: Technology, Freedom, and Revolution: A Critical-Cultural Analysis of the Unabomber's Manifesto
  • Alexis Aldamuy, Emily B. Lock, Miranda Ghali, Matthew Ianolino, Amanda Makres, Lauren Polhill: Duncan's Healthy Day: A Service Learning Project
  • Seah Bankston: Sex and the Objectification of Women in Reality Television: A Critical-Cultural Analysis of The Bad Girls Club
  • Camille Nicole Bodden: Sex & Sequins: Incongruous Depictions of Motherhood in Child Pageant Documentary
  • Lindsay Brown: Lights, Camera, Communication: Baz Luhrmann's Postmodern Aesthetic in The Red Curtain Trilogy
  • Michael Paul Cartledge: Creating Community at Evergreen Church: Intentional Artistic Expression within a Hip Congregation
  • Jewel Connelly: Can Do Black All By Myself: Challenging Perceptions of Black Males in Tyler Perry Films
  • Ashley Dennis: Is it contagious? Positive Influence and Social Responsibility in Interactional Communication
  • Kai Eckenrode: "Don't Buy This Jacket": Consumerism, Environmentalism, and Status Quo Sustainability
  • Stephanie Gonzalez-Riestra: What Makes a Hero? Exploring Moral Decisions Through Role-Playing in Tales of Symphonia
  • Kayla Johnson: "Hip-Hop Said I'm a Nigga": A Critical-Cultural and Cluster Analysis of Niggas in Hip-Hop
  • Michael Muralles: Creating Humor Through Rhetoric: An Analysis of The Colbert Report
  • Nikki Owen: The Fierce Five: A Cluster Criticism of Media Interviews with the 2012 U.S. Women's Olympic Gymnastics Team
  • Kirsten Scales: The Nappy Truth: Black Women Talk about their Hair
  • Stephen Schofield: #Connected by Symbolism in Technology: The Hashtag as a Meta-Character for Identification on Twitter

2012

  • Mary Basden: The Inception Period of the Civil Rights Movement: A Look into the Discourse of Mary McLeod Bethune
  • Andrew Boyd: Are You Really My Girlfriend?: Mass media and the reoccurrence of black female stereotypes as a symbol of lower social status
  • Allison Davis: The Diffusion of Social Media: The Evolution of the Communication Social System in Emergency Management Departments
  • Levi Gorman: Modal Progression in Argumentation: Ethical Analysis of Video Game Related Violence
  • Megan Hevner: Celebration and Blame: An Epideictic Analysis of President Barack Obama's Address on Osama bin Laden's Assassination
  • Damecia Jackson: "I am Myra Breckinridge whom no man will ever possess." Myra Breckinridge: A Sign of the Times
  • Natalya Jones: "I said that I was amazing/Not that I'm a mason": A Dramatic Analysis of Anti-Masonic Conspiracy Rhetoric in Hip-Hop Culture
  • Christina Kapusta: Managerial Perceptions of the Termination Procedure: A Qualitative Investigation
  • Sidney Simmons: The Rhetorical Invasion: A Weaverian Analysis of the Bush Administration's Discourse between September 11, 2001, and March 19, 2003
  • Ashley Strauss: Even Grief Recedes Time and Grace: The Genre of the Rhetoric of Tragedy
  • Christa Hazel: Local Business Marketing on Facebook: A Grounded Theory Approach to Online Community Engagement and Brand

2011

  • Katie Lynn Boardman: Understanding the Power of Identification: A Rhetorical Analysis of The Oprah Winfrey Show
  • Alyssa A. Lohr: Orson Welles, We Have Ourselves a "Rhetorical" Situation
  • Abigail LeMay: The American Way: Depictions of Masculinity and Heavy Drinking in Film
  • Brittany Morgan Weiss: 'Get a Mac': The Persuasiveness of the Apple Campaign and its Relevance to the Brand Image