Heather Coburn receives Top Poster Award

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Speech Communication major Heather Coburn received the Top Poster Award at the Central States Communication Association Undergraduate Honors Research Conference in Minneapolis this past weekend. Her research project was titled “Doing Gender” in Public Speaking Education: A Focus Group Analysis of Biological Sex and Gender Identity Differences in Public Speaking Anxiety Reduction. Heather’s project was competitively selected by communication scholars from across the U.S. Her faculty mentors were Dr. Karla Hunter and Dr. Joshua Westwick.

Also, Speech Communication majors Heather Coburn, Andie Malterud, Kara McCaughey, and Jacob Kaufman will be presenting their research papers from SPCM 416: Rhetorical Criticism, at the University of St. Thomas Undergraduate Communication Research Conference on Friday, April 25, in St. Paul, MN. The papers were competitively selected for presentation at this year’s conference. The students will represent SDSU among 14 different universities across the region. These research projects have been mentored by Dr. Rebecca Kuehl.

Heather is pictured above between Karla Hunter, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and Theatre and Joshua Westwick, Ed.D.. Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and Theatre.


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