School of Communications Well Represented at STAM Conference

| September 27, 2013
Coaches Scott and Gina Jensen

Forensic and speech coaches Scott and Gina Jensen

Webster University’s School of Communications was actively involved in both programming and leadership aspects of this month’s annual 2013 Conference of the Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri (STAM).

Scott Jensen, professor of Speech Communication Studies and director of Forensics, presented a paper/workshop, “Selling What Should Sell Itself: Rhetorical and Management Strategies for Acclaiming and Shaping Forensic Programs.”

The program was selected as one of the top three at the conference and will be nominated for presentation at the Central States Communication Association annual conference in April.

Jensen was re-elected as the association’s Executive Secretary. His article, “Teaching Through Politics: The Applicability of Political Discourse to the Communication Classroom” was published in volume 43 of The Journal of the Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri, which was released at the conference.

Assistant director of forensics and adjunct professor Gina Jensen was re-elected as the association’s Director of Publications. She is editor of the association’s refereed annual journal, which will be nominated as outstanding state journal for the Central States Communication Association’s States Advisory Committee annual awards.

Media Communications adjunct professor Melissa Joy Benton continued her service as an at-large member of the association’s board of governors.

Webster University alumna Lisa Pavia-Higel presented a program, “Your Students are Gamers: Gamification Without Gimmicks” as part of the association’s conference program. Pavia-Higel is a member of the communication faculty at Jefferson College in Hillsboro, Mo.

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