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Call for Papers

 

Southern States Communication Association 77th Annual Convention

 

March 29 to April 1, 2007
Marriott Louisville Downtown Hotel
Louisville, Kentucky

 

Relationships and Communities in the Digital Age 

The Vice President is especially interested in papers and programs that explore topics related to the conference theme.  Divisions and interest groups are encouraged to develop one panel consistent with this theme.  Co-sponsored panels are also welcome.

In addition to traditional panels of papers, the Vice President is interested in workshops and interactive programs that maximize engagement.

Program proposals that do not fit within SSCA's divisional and interest group structure may be submitted directly to the Vice President for consideration as part of the Vice President's Spotlight Series.

The complete call for papers is posted on SSCA's website at www.ssca.net  and appear in the summer issue of SSCA's newsletter, Connections.  All program proposals and papers are due to the appropriate Division or Interest Group Vice Chair (or, to the Vice President under the paragraph above) by September 15, 2006.

As you plan your submissions, please limit your requests for audiovisual equipment, which is difficult to transport and prohibitively expensive to rent.

For more information, contact Craig Allen Smith of North Carolina State University at [email protected].

See you in Louisville in 2007!

Applied Communication Division 

Submissions must be received by the division program planner not later than September 15, 2006.  Submissions of completed papers and panel proposals must be sent electronically as email file attachments in Microsoft Word in the following format: applied-div-short-title.doc (where a "short title" for the paper or panel follows applied-div-). Requests and justifications for the association's limited audio-visual equipment must accompany panel proposals.

Papers. Two file attachments: (a) attach a file that contains a cover sheet containing the paper's title, names, affiliations, postal and email addresses, numbers for phone and fax for all authors; and (b) attach a separate file that includes a 50-word abstract and paper not to exceed 25-doubled spaced pages (12 pt font) excluding references and appendixes. Please remove all author identification for the paper.

Panel Proposals. One file attachment that includes: (a) the SSCA Program Proposal Form; (b) a one-page rationale for the proposed panel, (c) the program copy (description), (d) a list of all participants including their names, affiliations, and contact information (email, postal address, phone, FAX).  The SSCA proposal form, additional instructions, and examples of panel proposals can be found in the "Call for Panel Proposals" section of the SSCA website.

Send submissions to Tom Socha at [email protected]. You may also contact him at Old Dominion University, Virginia Beach Higher Education Center, 1881 University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA. 23453 (office: 757-368-4114).

Communication Theory Division

Deadline for receipt of all submissions is September 15, 2006.  All submissions should be sent electronically to [email protected]as Microsoft Word attachments using the author's last name as the filename. Please indicate "SSCA 2007 Submission" in the email subject line. Requests and justifications for audio-visual equipment must be included with the submission.  Authors of accepted papers/panels are expected to attend the convention.

Papers should include a 75-100 word abstract and be no longer than 25 pages, excluding tables and references. Papers should include a cover page with title, author's name, institution, mailing address, phone numbers, and e-mail address.  Students submitting sole-authored papers and persons who have never presented a paper at a regional or national conference should write STUDENT or DEBUT, as appropriate in the upper right-hand corner of the title page.  The top graduate student paper will be submitted for the Association's Bostrom Award.

Panel proposals must include: (1) the Program Proposal Form, (2) a one page rationale for the proposed panel (including the expertise of the participants to address the topic(s) of the panel), (3) the program copy, and (4) a list of all participants, including their names, affiliations, mailing addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses, and (5) a brief abstract of each panelist's contribution. The proposal form, additional instructions, and examples may be found in the "Call for Panel Proposals" section of this website.  Panels should be submitted in the manner noted above with the panel submitter's last name as the filename. Innovative formats for panels such as roundtable discussions, poster sessions, and workshops are encouraged. Whether innovative or traditional, panels that address the convention theme are especially welcome.

Direct all questions to Sherry Ford at [email protected]. She may also be reached at Division of Communication Studies; University of Montevallo; Station 6210; Montevallo, AL  35115. Phone: 205-665-6202.

Community College Division

We are also requesting submissions for the annual GIFTS (Great Ideas For Teaching Speech) panel.  All submissions must have been used successfully in the college classroom.  Participants will have approximately ten minutes to share creative teaching strategies and innovations.

Please send submissions ELECTRONICALLY as attachments in Microsoft Word format to Paula Rodriguez ([email protected]) no later than September 15, 2006.  Requests and justifications for audio-visual equipment must be included with the submission.  (Use of audio-visual equipment is expensive and will be discouraged.)

Papers should include a cover page with title, author's name (please indicate if you are a student), institution, mailing address, phone numbers, and e-mail address.

Panel Proposals should include: (1) the Program Proposal Form, (2) a one page rationale for the proposed program, (3) the program copy, and (4) a list of all proposed participants, including their names, affiliations, mailing addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses.   The proposal form, additional instructions, and examples may be found in the "Call for Proposals" section of this website.

GIFTS Proposals should include the author's name, institution, mailing address, phone numbers, and email address, along with a brief description of the activity, the course for which it was designed, and the name and address of the college or university at which it was utilized.

Direct any questions about possible submissions to Paula Rodriguez at [email protected], or by snail mail at Department of Speech and Theatre, Hinds Community College, Box 1100, Raymond, MS 39154-1100.  She may also be contacted at 601-857-3859.

Freedom of Speech Division

Reflecting the convention's theme of "Relationships and Communities in the Digital Age," the division encourages papers and proposals that address the relationships and potential conflicts between free expression and diversity in various on-line and traditional communities.

The division highly encourages research that addresses the prospects and limits of post-modern and modern approaches to understanding freedom of speech and the First Amendment. Also, the division encourages papers and proposals that address freedom of speech in contemporary social movement arenas (e.g., Protests at Funerals, Cindy Sheehan, Immigration, etc.)

Papers should be no longer than 7500 words (excluding citations and bibliography).

Papers should be submitted electronically by attachment in Microsoft Word to [email protected](including both a blind cover page and an author-identifying cover page). All panel proposals must be submitted electronically via attachment in Microsoft Word and should follow the posted convention instructions for such proposals.

Submitters should indicate if the manuscript is a debut paper or a student paper.

Completed panel and paper submissions must be received by September 15, 2007.

Questions can be e-mailed to David R. Dewberry at [email protected]. All completed papers submitted by the deadline will compete for the Gregg Phifer Award.

Gender Studies Division

Deadline for all submissions and nominations is September 15, 2006.  Papers and panel proposals should be sent electronically as an email attachment in Microsoft Word format (i.e., as a ".doc" file) to [email protected].  Requests and justifications for audio-visual equipment must be included with the submission.

All papers must include a 75-100 word abstract and be no longer than 25 pages (excluding tables and references). Authors should not be identifiable in the text of papers. Include a detachable cover page with the names, affiliations, mailing addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and email addresses of all the authors.

Panel Proposals should include: (1) the Program Proposal Form, (2) a one page rationale for the proposed program, (3) the program copy, and (4) a list of all proposed participants, including their names, affiliations, mailing addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses.  Details and examples may be found in the "Call for Panel Proposals" section of this website.

The Gender Studies Division also seeks nominations for our Outstanding Gender Scholar of the Year to be honored at convention in Louisville.  Nominations will be collected and reviewed by the Gender Studies Division officers, and a short list will be confirmed.  Nominees will be contacted to determine their interest and availability and to request vitae from each for a final vote.  The scholar who is selected will be spotlighted with an interview/discussion session.  Note on your nomination the name of the scholar, the school affiliation, and a brief rationale behind the nomination.

Send submissions to Hsiu-Jung "Mindy" Chang at [email protected].  Feel free to direct inquiries to Hsiu-Jung "Mindy" Chang, Chair, Department of Communication, Western New England College, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119.  To discuss ideas, contact [email protected]or call (413) 783-6919. Nominations for the Outstanding Gender Scholar of the Year should also be sent to her via email or regular mail.

Intercultural Communication Division

Paper submissions should not exceed 25 pages, excluding endnotes, figures, tables, and references. Papers should be free from sexist, discriminatory language and include a 100-150 word abstract. Author identification must be removed from the essay. In addition, the title page should include name, mailing address, email address, telephone and fax number, and school affiliation of author(s). Students should write STUDENT in the upper right hand corner of the title page.

Panel proposals should include: (1) the Program Proposal Form, (2) a one-page rationale for the proposed program, (3) the program copy, and (4) a list of all proposed participants, includes their names, mailing addresses, email addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and school affiliations. The proposal form, additional instructions, and examples may be found in the "Directions for Submitting Panel Proposals" section of this website.

Because of expense, A/V requests must be submitted at time of submission. All requests for A/V equipment must include a rationale, detailing why the equipment is essential to the presentation.

The recipient of the ICD Top Paper award will receive a plaque and cash award. In addition, the top graduate student paper from the division will be submitted for consideration for the Association's Bostrom award.

The deadline for all competitive papers and panels is September 15, 2006.

All papers and panel proposals must be submitted electronically. Submit papers/proposals as a Word attachment to Dr. Stephen A. King at [email protected]. For paper submissions please send the title page as a separate email attachment. All submissions will receive an email confirmation within 24 hours of receipt. For additional information, contact Stephen King at 662-846-4090 or Division of Languages and Literature, P.O. Box 3215, Delta State University, Cleveland, MS 38733.

Interpersonal Communication Division

Competitively selected papers will receive the highest priority in programming.  A Top Paper panel will recognize outstanding submissions to the division.  The division also will recognize the Top Paper and the Top Student Paper submitted.  The Top Student Paper in the division will be nominated for the Bostrom Award (given annually to the top student paper at the SSCA conference).

All submissions must be received as an email attachment by September 15, 2006.   Only electronic submissions will be accepted for consideration.  Audiovisual resources are limited; please include a rationale for such requests with the paper/panel/roundtable submission.

Competitive Paper Submissions: Submit your competitive papers by email as a Microsoft Word attachment. All papers should include a separate cover page that includes the name, addresses, institutional affiliations, telephone numbers, and email addresses of all authors as well as a 75-100 word abstract. Students submitting single-authored papers and persons submitting to a regional or national conference for the first time should write "STUDENT" or "DEBUT," as appropriate, in the upper right corner of the title page.

Panel Proposals:  Send panel proposals by email as a Microsoft Word attachment, using the standard convention program proposal format.  The proposal form, additional instructions, and examples may be found in the "Call for Proposals" section of this website.  Briefly, submissions should include (a) the Program Proposal Form, (b) a one page rationale for the proposed program, (c) the program copy, and (d) a list of all proposed participants, including their names, affiliations, mailing addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses, and (e) an abstract of each panelist's contribution.  Panels consisting exclusively of graduate students are also welcome.

Roundtable Proposals: A roundtable discussion should facilitate audience participation and the free exchange of ideas between presenters and audience members.  Therefore, presentations should be relatively short so a dialogue on a particular subject can be explored thoroughly by members of the academic community. Submit roundtable proposals by email as a Microsoft Word attachment using the standard convention format.  Details and examples may be found in the "Call for Panel Proposals" section of this website. Proposals should include  (a) the Program Proposal Form, (b) a one page rationale for the proposed program, (c) the program copy, and (d) a list of all proposed participants, including their names, affiliations, mailing addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses, and (e) an abstract of each panelist's contribution.

Direct all submissions and inquiries to Melissa Young, Department of Communication Studies, Texas Christian University, TCU Box 298045, Fort Worth, TX 76129.  Phone:  817-257-6662.  Email:  [email protected]

Instructional Development Division

Submissions and nominations should be received no later than September 15, 2006.

All submissions should be sent via e-mail to [email protected]as an attachment in the form of a Microsoft Word document (.DOC) or formatted as a portable document file (.PDF). The author's last name should be used as the filename. Please indicate "SSCA 2007 Submission" in the e-mail subject line. Participants of accepted submissions are expected to attend the convention.

Competitive Papers:
Competitive papers should include a cover page with title, author's name, institution, mailing address, phone numbers, and e-mail address. Graduate students submitting papers should type STUDENT at the top of the cover page. A top graduate student paper and top competitive paper will be chosen from the accepted submissions. The top graduate student paper from the Division will be submitted for the Association's Bostrom Award, which is given to the top graduate student paper accepted for the conference.

Panels and Roundtable Discussions:
Panel proposals should include: (1) the Program Proposal Form, (2) a one page rationale for the proposed program, (3) the program copy, and (4) a list of all proposed participants, including their names, affiliations, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses, and (5) a brief abstract for each panelist's contribution. The proposal form, additional instructions, and examples may be found at the SSCA website (
www.ssca.net). The Division welcomes proposals from other SSCA units who wish to co-sponsor a panel that focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning. Graduate student panels are also welcome. Panel submissions focusing on the scholarship of a communication scholar in the area of instructional development and design are highly desirable.

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award:
The Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award is open Association wide. Any member of SSCA may nominate a graduate student for this award. Self-nominations will not be accepted. Nominations are to be sent via e-mail and should include evidence of teaching effectiveness, an overview of the student's responsibilities in the department, plus any additional supporting materials you deem necessary. In addition, 3 letters of endorsement should be sent in a separate e-mail directly from the reference to Ryan Loyd (
[email protected]).

Send all submissions, idea discussions, and any questions to Ryan Loyd via e-mail at [email protected]

Language and Social Interaction Division

All submissions must be RECEIVED by September 15, 2006 and should be e-mailed as a Microsoft Word attachment (as a "doc" file).  Requests and justifications for audio-visual equipment must be included with the submission.

For papers, the body of the e-mail message should serve as the detachable cover sheet and should include the name of the paper, author(s), institutional affiliation(s), mailing address(es), and e-mail address(es). All identifying marks, except for the title of the paper, should be removed from the submitted paper.  For paper submissions, only completed papers will be considered. A 50-word abstract should accompany each paper. Papers authored solely by graduate students should be labeled "student;" the top graduate student paper from the division will be considered for the Association's Bostrom Award, which is given annually to the top graduate student paper at the convention.

Panel Proposals should include: (1) the Program Proposal Form, (2) a one page rationale for the proposed program, including the expertise of the participants to address the topic(s) of the panel, (3) the program copy, and (4) a list of all proposed participants, including their names, affiliations, mailing addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses.   All identifying marks, except for the title of the paper, should be removed from the rationale.  The proposal form, additional instructions, and examples may be found in the "Call for Proposals" section of this website.

Send submissions to Linda Vangelis at [email protected].  For questions, she may also be reached at the School of Communication, East Carolina University, 102 Joyner East, Greenville, NC 27858 or by phone at 252-328-5307.

Mass Communication Division

The Mass Communication Division of the Southern States Communication Association invites competitive scholarly papers and panel proposals on all aspects of mass media, mass communication, computer-mediated communication, and new media technologies to be juried for presentation at the 2007 SSCA Annual Convention, in Louisville, Kentucky, from March 29 to April 1, 2007.

Submissions that reflect the convention theme of "Relationships and Communities in the Digital Age" are especially encouraged. The theme encourages members to look at how personal relationships, universities, politics, and professional associations are being transformed by new communication technologies.

The Mass Communication Division welcomes diversity in scholarly panel proposals and research in areas that include, but are not limited to, emerging technologies, the Internet, print journalism, on-line journalism, television, radio, international broadcasting, advertising, political communication within the media, and more.

In addition to traditional research papers and panels, the mass communication division is soliciting proposals for production showcases, presentations, and other innovative discussion formats about issues that are focal to the discipline.

Deadline for receipt of submissions is Sept. 15, 2006.

Please follow these guidelines when submitting papers and proposals:

1) Only e-mail submissions will be accepted for papers and panel proposals. Submit an electronic version, as an attached .doc (Microsoft Word) or .rtf file only, of each competitive paper or panel proposal.  Include a 100-150 word abstract as the first page of this attached file.  Papers should be sent to: [email protected]. Papers should be written in APA, 5th edition, style. Contact the program planner if you do not receive a confirmation of receipt of the paper.

2) Include, as a separate attached file from the paper (also .doc or .rtf format), a cover page that contains the title, author's name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address, and faculty or graduate student status. Papers submitted for consideration as the best student paper must not have any faculty member as one of the authors.  Please note that if you are an undergraduate student, you should submit to the Undergraduate Honors Conference, which has separate submission guidelines and a different submission date. Those guidelines are available on the SSCA web site.

3) Your paper must not be under consideration for any other division within SSCA or any other academic conference.

4) Do not identify authors in the body of the paper.

5) All panel proposals must be submitted with 1) a Panel Proposal Form, 2) a one-page rationale for the proposed program, 3) the program copy, and 4) a list of all the proposed participants, including their names, affiliations, mailing addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses. The proposal form may be found on the SSCA Web site.

Please remember to clearly state if you will require A/V equipment for your presentation should it be accepted.  Prepare for the likelihood that an overhead projector will be the only A/V equipment available, except for the production showcase.

Production Showcase:
We also invite audio/visual or film productions for the production showcase. The productions may be on any topic, but should not exceed 15 minutes in length. Send one copy of the production (1/2" VHS tape or audio cassette or finalized DVD) and a written summary. The written summary should include: the name(s) of the producer(s), status (faculty, student, etc), and 150-200 word description of the work. All VHS tapes and cassette tapes MUST BE CUED TO THE BEGINNING OF THE SUBMISSION. Those not correctly cued will not be reviewed.

Send submissions for the production showcase to:
Melissa Smith
Department of Mass Communication
Mississippi State University
P. O. Box PF (or 130 McComas Hall if UPS or FedEx delivery)
Mississippi State, Mississippi 39762

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF SUBMISSIONS IS SEPT. 15, 2006.

Performance Studies Division

Submissions must be received by September 15, 2006. All submissions should be sent electronically as an email attachment in Microsoft Word format (i.e., as a ".doc" file) using the author's last name as the file name. Please indicate "SSCA 2007 Submission" in the email subject line. Requests and justifications for audio-visual equipment must be included with the submission.

For paper or performance submissions, please include a detachable cover page that includes the names, affiliations, mailing addresses, telephone, fax numbers, and email addresses for all authors/performers. Students submitting papers for the first time should include "Student" in the upper right corner of the title page. All papers/performances must include a 75-100 word abstract.  If you are submitting a performance to be considered as a "selected performance," please send either a DVD or VHS version of the performance and/or a script.

The Performance Studies Division also looks forward to honoring its inaugural Southern States Outstanding Performance Studies Scholar of the Year. Nominations are sought for such individuals. Please send a letter of nomination and contact information for the nominator and nominee. The scholar selected will be spotlighted in a session.

All program and panel submissions must include: (1) the Program Proposal Form, (2) a one-page rationale for the proposed panel, (3) the program copy, and (4) a list of all proposed participants, including their names, affiliations, mailing addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses. The proposal form, additional instructions, and examples may be found in the "Call for Proposals" section of this website.

Send submissions to Tracy Stephenson Shaffer at [email protected]. You may also contact her or send performance DVD or VHS submissions to the Department of Communication Studies, Louisiana State University, 136 Coates Hall, Baton Rouge, LA, 70803 (phone 225-578-6685).

Political Communication Division

The deadline for receipt of all submissions is September 15, 2006.  All submissions should be sent electronically to [email protected]  as Microsoft Word attachments using the author's last name as the filename. Please indicate "SSCA 2007 Submission" in the email subject line. Requests and justifications for audio-visual equipment must be included with the submission (please remember such equipment can be difficult to transport and expensive to rent).  Authors of accepted papers/panels are expected to attend the convention in Louisville, Kentucky.

Please follow these guidelines when submitting papers:  (1) include a detachable cover page that contains the title, author's name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, fax number, email address, and faculty or student and/or debut status (If a student paper please note on submission that you are a graduate student-- undergraduate papers are submitted under different guidelines and a different deadline and the top graduate student paper will be submitted for the Association's Bostrom Award); (2) include a 75-150 word abstract; (3) be no longer than 25 pages, excluding tables and references; and, (4) do not identify authors in the body of the paper.

All panel proposals and thematic workshops/interactive programs should include: (1) the Program Proposal Form, (2) a 100-125 word abstract that provides a rationale for the proposed program, (3) the program copy, and (4) a list of all proposed participants, including their names, affiliations, mailing addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses; and, (5) a brief 50-75 word abstract for each panelist's contribution.

All details, proposal forms, additional instructions, and examples may be found in the "Call for Panel Proposals" section of this website.

Direct all questions to Monette Callaway-Ezell, 601-857-3530, [email protected], Hinds Community College, P.O. Box 1100, Raymond, MS 39154-1100

Popular Communication Division

All top ranked authors will receive plaques at the Business Meeting. The top graduate student paper from the Popular Communication Division will also be submitted for the Association's Bostrom Award for Best Graduate Student Paper.

Paper Submission Guidelines
For proper consideration, all submissions must be:

1. Received by 11:59 PM Central Time on September 15, 2006;
2. Submitted electronically via e-mail, with MS Word the preferred format;
3. Clearly marked as a student paper, if applicable. Distinction should be made as to whether the author is either an "Undergraduate Student" or a "Graduate Student" on the detachable title page;
4. Submitted following a double-blind peer-review format, using any current citation methodology (such as MLA, Chicago Manual of Style, or APA);
5. Limited to 25 double-spaced pages or less. Include a detachable cover page with the name(s), affiliation(s), mailing address(es), telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address(es) of the author(s).

NOTE: Be sure to include any and all equipment requests and justifications with your panel proposal or paper submission.

Panel Proposal Submission Guidelines

Panel proposals should include:
1. A Program Proposal Form;
2. A one page rationale for the proposed program;
3. The program copy;
4. A list of all proposed participants, including their names, affiliations, mailing addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses.

NOTE: Creative and/or interactive panels that incorporate, feature, or otherwise utilize the convention theme are strongly encouraged. The proposal form, additional instructions, and examples may be found in the "Call for Proposals" section of this website.

Contact Information
Submit papers and panel proposals to David S. Silverman via e-mail at
[email protected]. Please use e-mail for all inquiries; however, he can also be reached at Valley City State University 101 College Street SW, Valley City, ND 58072, or by phone at (800) 532-8641.

Public Relations Division

Top-paper recognition is given for competitive papers.  The top graduate student paper will be submitted for consideration for the SSCA Bostrom Award, which goes to the best graduate student paper.  Student papers should be clearly marked "undergraduate student" or "graduate student."

For panel proposals, abstracts of papers will be considered.  For all panel proposals, submitters must provide rationale for the panel, as well as the qualifications, names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of each panel participant who has agreed to take part.

All equipment requests must be specified in the panel proposal or paper submission.  Submissions should follow SSCA Guidelines.  Consult the SSCA website (www.ssca.net) for more information.

Submit all papers and panel proposals via e-mail to William Thompson at the University of Louisville.  His e-mail address is [email protected].  If there are questions or problems, you may contact him at 502-852-8169.

DEADLINE for submissions is September 15, 2006.

Rhetoric and Public Address Division
The Rhetoric and Public Address Division invites submissions for the 2006 Convention of the Southern States Communication Association to be held from March 29 to April 1, 2007, at the Marriott Louisville Downtown Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky.  We encourage submissions capitalizing on the 2006 convention theme, "Relationships and Communities in the Digital Age." In particular, submissions focusing on Southern issues and concerns are especially encouraged, although submissions on all topics of interest to the Division also are welcome.

The Division will review two types of submissions:  completed papers and thematic panels (these panels should include some participants from different institutional affiliation).

Thematic submissions that encourage audience participation will be looked upon favorably.  Students submitting papers should clearly designate the paper as "STUDENT" on the cover page.  The top graduate student paper will be entered into the Bostrom awards competition for the top graduate student paper in the association.

Paper submissions must include a cover page with the following information:  name, address, institutional affiliation, office and home phone numbers, fax numbers, and email address.

Thematic Panel submissions must include:  panel title, 250-word description/rationale for the panel proposed, names of individual presenters with paper/presentation titles, and contact information for all participants including institutional affiliations, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses.  Please use the standard SSCA program proposal format that can be found on the SSCA website:  http://ssca.net/convention/2006/2006CALL.htm.

All materials must be submitted electronically in MS Word format to Ken Zagacki at [email protected]  between 1 July 2006 and 15 September 2006.  Inquiries made prior to July 1 should be sent to [email protected].

Southern Forensics Division

The Division is making a firm commitment to the return of the SSCA Town Hall Debate.  Those interested in debating, moderating, or coordinating the event, should please contact the division planner.

For panels or workshops, submit the official Program Proposal Form, the title and an abstract that explains the idea, as well as abstracts for the individual components when appropriate (e.g., a panel of papers).  Submitters must also provide a 250-word rationale for the proposed panel, noting the expertise of the participants to address the topics covered by the panel.  On an attached page, include the names, affiliations, mail addresses, phone/fax numbers, and e-mail addresses for all participants.

Individual paper submissions related to the convention theme, teaching methods, research strategies, and other topics of interest are strongly encouraged.  For peer review, names should appear on the cover page only.  The Division will award prizes for the Top Paper and Top Student Paper.  Any paper to be considered for the Top Student Awards, whether an individual submission or a panel, should be marked STUDENT in the upper right hand corner of the cover page.

The Division will award the Forensics Educator of the Year Award.  Those wishing to nominate a peer should include a cover letter, the C.V. for the nominee, and up to five pages of supporting material including student and peer letters of support.  Self nominations are welcome.

Please indicate room requirements (size, seat configuration, stage, etc.) with your submission.

Consult http://www.ssca.netfor general submission guidelines.

Submissions must be received by September 15, 2006.  All submissions this year must be electronic.  Send papers as attachments in MS Word.  Send Panel Proposals in an Excel Worksheet.  Send submissions to Dr. Darren C. Goins, Assistant Professor & Director of Speech & Debate Program, Towson University at [email protected].  Please feel free to contact me with questions at 410/704-2888.

The American Society for the History of Rhetoric Interest Group

The American Society for the History of Rhetoric invites submissions of panel proposals, round table discussions, workshops and competitive papers from faculty and students for the Southern States Communication Association Conference, to be held in Louisville, Kentucky, March 29 to April 1, 2007.  We welcome papers and proposals suited to the convention theme, "Relationships and Communities in the Digital Age," and we also encourage any scholarly work that creates a broader dialogue between contemporary concerns and rhetorical history. Our interest group is interested in the theoretical, practical and pedagogical dimensions of rhetoric in all periods and languages.

We offer a "Top Student Paper" award as well as a "Top Paper Award."  The Top Student Paper will be submitted for consideration for the Association's Bostrom Award.  Presenters and program participants do not have to be members of ASHR.

All submissions are due September 15, 2006

Electronic submissions are required for both papers and panel proposals. Papers should include a cover page with title, author's name (please indicate if you are a student), institution, mailing address, phone numbers, and e-mail address.  Include the title of the paper on the first page of the text.

Panel proposals must include: (1) the Program Proposal Form (see below), (2) a one page rationale for the proposed program, (3) the program copy, (4) a list of all participants, including their names, affiliations, mailing addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses; and (5) requests and justifications for audio-visual equipment.

The proposal form, additional instructions, and examples may be found in the "Call for Panel Proposals" section of the Rhetoric Society of America website (http://rhetoricsociety.org).

Send submissions to M. Lane Bruner at [email protected].  You may also contact Professor Bruner with questions at his office at Georgia State University in Atlanta: 404-651-3465.

Association for Communication Administrators Interest Group
The Association for Communication Administration Interest Group invites the submission of papers, abstracts, and panel proposals for the 2007 SSCA Convention. Topics such as fundraising, planning and assessment, accreditation, and faculty development are welcome.  We especially encourage proposals that focus of the role of administrators in "Relationships and Communities in the Digital Age," the convention theme, as well as proposals that include an interactive component.

Submissions and nominations should be received no later than September 15, 2006. Please submit electronically in MS Word, Rich Text, or PDF as an e-mail attachment. Requests and justifications for all audio-visual equipment must be included with the submission. Authors of accepted papers and participants on all accepted panels are expected to attend the convention.

Papers should include the names, affiliations, mailing addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses of all authors.

Panel Proposals should include: (1) the Program Proposal Form, (2) a one page rationale for the proposed program, (3) the program copy, and (4) a list of all proposed participants, including their names, affiliations, mailing addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses. Details and examples may be found in the "Call for Panel Proposals" section of this call.

The interest group also honors the Outstanding Communication Administrator of the year.  Nominations are sought for such individuals.  Please provide the name of the nominee, contact information for the nominator, and a brief explanation for the nomination.

Send materials to Renee Edwards ([email protected]), Department of Communication Studies, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-3923; (225) 578-6821.

Kenneth Burke Society Interest Group

Papers and panel proposals that explore the convention theme, "Relationships and Communities in the Digital Age," are especially encouraged. Panel proposals on teaching Kenneth Burke's work are welcome, as are papers and topical panel proposals exploring Burkean perspectives on Kentucky culture, politics, or history.

The Kenneth Burke Society is particularly friendly toward graduate student work, including debut scholars, whether submitted as competitive papers or thematic panels; please identify student work. Burke scholars are invited to submit alternative panel formats such as interactive sessions, workshops, or roundtable discussions, as well as abstracts and works in progress if so identified.

Top paper and top student paper will be awarded. The top student submission will be nominated for the Bostrom Award.

Panel proposals must include a rationale, as well as the qualifications, names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of panelists who have agreed to participate. A/V requests must be specified but cannot be guaranteed. Submissions should follow the guidelines in SSCA's general call. For more information, consult the SSCA website at http://www.ssca.net. All submissions must be as electronic attachments and received by September 15, 2006. Electronic submission attachments must be in PC Word file format.

Submit manuscripts and proposals to: Kim Golombisky at [email protected]
Kim Golombisky, School of Mass Communications CIS1040
University of South Florida, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL, 33620.

 
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