Communication Faculty Win Awards for Research and Teaching
Three communication faculty members have recently been honored for their contributions
to research and teaching. Professor Katherine G. Hendrix has been selected to receive
the University of Memphis Alumni Association Distinguished Research Award. Professor
Tony de Velasco has been selected to receive the 2013 CCFA Dean's Outstanding Research
Professor David Acey has been selected by the Tennessee Education Association to receive
the TEA's E. Harper Johnson Human Relations Award for an Educator. Professor Acey
has also been selected as the first International Trends and Services Program Awardee
for 2013. This award recognizes his "expertise, outstanding service and long term
commitment to the Africa in April Cultural Festival."
Hendrix Receives Osborn Teacher-Scholar Award at SSCA
The Michael M. Osborn Teacher-Scholar Award honors Southern States Communication Association
(SSCA) members who have balanced professional careers, having achieved excellence
in three areas: teaching, scholarship, and service. This association award was established
in 1994 in honor of our Emeritus faculty member, Dr. Osborn. Dr. Katherine Grace
Hendrix is the first University of Memphis professor to receive this award (2012)
along with the John I. Sisco Outstanding Teaching Award (2002) and Rose B. Johnson
Southern Communication Journal (SCJ) Best Article Award (2006).
Film/Video Faculty Honored by Carnival Memphis
The Communication Department's Film/Video faculty was honored by Carnival Memphis
for the faculty's "reputation, achievements and impact" on the Movie & Film Industry.
Carnival Memphis was "founded during the depression to promote regional business and
industry. The Business & Industry Salute Luncheon has continued this tradition for
the last 26 years by choosing an industry that has been an integral part of the growth
of our community. The Movie & Film industry has been selected as the industry of honor
Graduate Students Awarded for Teaching and Scholarship
Doctoral student Melody Lehn has won the 2012 John Angus Campbell Teaching Award.
Melody's teaching portfolio demonstrated a breadth and depth of creativity and skill,
as well as a clear commitment to both her students and her discipline.
Doctoral student Kristen Hungerford's paper "Laughing at Comedies of Difference on
Saturday Night Live: A Case Study of Betty White's Mother's Day Episode" received
the Top Student Paper award in Media Studies at the Central States Communication Association
Doctoral student Brandon Goldsmith's performance "A 12 Step Program for Recovering
White Caucasians" was part of the Top Student Performances panel at the recent Southern
States Communication Association convention in San Antonio.
Film and Video Alumnus and Students Win Award at Live From Memphis
Congratulations to recent alumnus, Shelby Baldock, and current film and video production
students, Patrick Churvis and Chad Barton, for winning the Indie Memphis Cinema in
Music Award (best cinematography) at the Live From Memphis Music Video Showcase for
their work on "Rollin' and Tumblin" by the North Mississippi Allstars!