Dr. Jeana Paul-Ureña, Chair and Professor of Languages, Cultures, and Communication and Dr. Juan Carlos Ureña, Professor of Languages, Cultures, and Communication
At last week's annual conference of SCOLAS (Southwest Council of Latin American Studies), the following appointments were made: Dr. Jeana Paul-Ureña President of SCOLAS Editor of the SCOLAS Journal and Dr. Juan Carlos Ureña Executive Director of SCOLAS.
SCOLAS is an interdisciplinary organization that was created in 1966, that welcomes participation by scholars and students interested in Latin America, including studies of immigration, transnationalism, and U.S. Hispanic history, literature, and culture. SCOLAS has strong participation from both the United States and Mexico, and enjoys one of the largest bases of any regional Latin American conference in the United States. SCOLAS hosts annual conferences in Latin America and the southwestern United States. These conferences offer stimulating panels, opportunities to meet other scholars, visits to places of historical and cultural importance, and awards for books, and articles.
For the next two years, SCOLAS will be housed at Texas State University and Stephen F. Austin State University www.modlang.txstate.edu/scolas
Dr. John Allen Hendricks, chair of the Department of Mass Communication, was recently elected Vice President for Academic Relations of the Broadcast Education Association (BEA). The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) is the professional association for professors, industry professionals and graduate students who are interested in teaching and research related to electronic media and multimedia enterprises.
Dr. Hendricks recently presented his research titled, "The State of the Radio Industry in 2014," at the 2014 BEA Conference in Las Vegas, NV.
Dr. Phil Madison recently presented his research paper titled, "Depictions of Polygamist Families in Television," at the 2014 BEA Conference in Las Vegas, NV.
Dr. Madison's research paper titled, "Heisenberg, Tony Soprano and Me: Characteristics of Parasocial Relationships," won FIRST PLACE in the Research Division at the 2014 BEA Conference in Las Vegas, NV.
Murphy: Houston can benefit from more trade with Latin America..................Houston_Chronicle..pdf
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Economics, environment and society -- the elements of the 'triple bottom line' are mutually-reinforcing,
pivotal factors in a community's quality of life, its livability. For most of the past year, students and staff members from Stephen F. Austin State University's Center for a Livable World have been on the ground in Kilgore, conducting research in their pilot livability study here, deconstructing the community in a myriad of ways, from housing, shopping, dining, parks, walkability, race relations, education, city services and more. Below are the findings of the study.