Communication Arts Conference | Judson University Christian College

Communication Arts Conference

Each semester, English majors and Communication Studies majors present their work at the Judson Communication Arts Conference. The audience includes students, faculty, and other guests, all engaging in dialogue with the presenters about their research, and the event reinforces skills relevant to students' intellectual and professional development.

At the end of each conference, a panel of faculty determines the top presentations, awarding scholarship prizes to the best presenters. The awards are supported by an endowed fund established in honor of Dr. Stuart A. Ryder, a beloved professor who designed the original Communication Arts program at Judson.

Spring 2020 Winners

(in alphabetical order within categories)

1st Place--$2000
Sarah Jenkins. "'Gods, stand up for bastards': The Supernatural as an Agent of the State in King Lear."

2nd Place--$1500
Mark Culajay. "Spider-Man and the Comics Medium."

Honorable Mention--$500 each
Breanna Culajay. "Learning to Communicate with Autistic Children."
MyLeah Matheny. "Harry Potter and the Struggle with Conflict."

Spring 2019 Winners

(in alphabetical order within categories)

1st Place--$2000
James Fleshman. "Taras Shevchenko in Postcolonial Dialogue: The Rise of Ukrainian Nationalism."

2nd Place--$1500
Matthew Briggs. "Relational Identity Theory: A Marital Communication Theory."

3rd Place--$750 each
Heidi Engebretsen. "Graphic Designer Massimo Vignelli: The Search for Timelessness."
Devin Wright. "A Man's Trip."

Honorable Mention
Sofia Mayer. "Fight to the Finish." 

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