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LSU Communication Studies Garners National Recognition

12/06/2012 03:27 PM

BATON ROUGE – LSU Department of Communication Studies faculty and doctoral students brought home national awards from the National Communication Association Conference in Orlando, Fla., held in November.

Assistant Professor Graham Bodie, Professor James Honeycutt and doctoral student Andrea Vickery were recognized by the National Communication Association for having a top-ranked paper in the communication and social cognition division. The title of the paper was “An Analysis of the Correspondence between Imagined Interaction Attributes and Functions.”

The National Communication Association advances communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific and aesthetic inquiry.

The National Communication Association serves the scholars, teachers and practitioners who are its members by enabling and supporting their professional interests in research and teaching. Dedicated to fostering and promoting free and ethical communication, the association promotes the widespread appreciation of the importance of communication in public and private life, the application of competent communication to improve the quality of human life and relationships, and the use of knowledge about communication to solve human problems.

Established in 1928, the LSU Department of Communication Studies is one of the oldest communication departments in the nation, granting the first communication Ph.D. in the South. Today, the department continues the rich tradition of humanistic inquiry by drawing from the insights of art, social science and philosophy to study the practice of communication. To study communication at LSU is to explore how people form, maintain and transform the symbolic environments they inhabit through rhetoric, performance and communicative interactions. The department is committed to using scholarship to inform and thereby improve practices of communication so as to enable the advancement of culture. For more information, visit

The LSU Department of Communication Studies is part of the LSU College of Humanities and Social Sciences. For more on the college, visit

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