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Scholarship

Wilhem S. Wurzer Scholarship Award

Wilhelm Wurzer, Ph.D., served the Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies by teaching seminar courses in the Rhetoric Ph.D. program core. Professor of Philosophy and chair of the Philosophy Department at Duquesne for 35 years, Dr. Wurzer was a world-renowned scholar of 20th century continental philosophy. A great colleague and friend of the department, Dr. Wurzer was instrumental in advancing the intellectual rigor and national scholarly reputation of the Rhetoric Ph.D. program. He was also a key collaborator in forging stronger ties between philosophy and rhetoric at Duquesne. His contagious love for learning propelled him through a three-year battle against cancer in which he continued faithfully to teach graduate seminars and invite students into serious engagement with the precursors to and primary texts of continental thought. He cared for ideas and excelled as a scholar. Recipients include:

  • 2017 Hannah Karolak
  • 2016 Susan Mancino
  • 2015 Margaret Mullan
  • 2014 David DeIuliis
  • 2013 Julie Hunsberger
  • 2012 Anthony M. Wachs 

Our graduate students have additionally been recipients of the McAnulty College and Graduate School Award for Excellence in Scholarship:

  • 2017 Susan Mancino
  • 2016 David DeIuliis

Top Papers at Academic Conferences

Our graduate students (current/former) have received international, national, regional, and state recognition for their scholarly papers presented at academic conferences:

International (1):

  • 2015 Roberta Kevelson Award for Best Student Paper, Semiotics Society of American (SSA)

National (8):

  • 2017 Religious Communication Association (RCA) Dissertation Award
  • 2017 Communication Ethics Division Top Student Paper Award
  • 2016 National Communication Association (NCA) Philosophy of Communication Division Top Student Paper Award
  • 2016 National Communication Association (NCA) Communication Ethics Division Top Student Paper Award
  • 2015 National Communication Association (NCA) Philosophy of Communication Division Top Student Paper Award
  • 2015 National Communication Association (NCA) Kenneth Burke Society Top Student Paper Award
  • 2014 Religious Communication Association (RCA) Dissertation Award
  • 2008 Religious Communication Association (RCA) Dissertation Award

Regional (4):

  • 2017 Southern States Communication Association (SSCA) Philosophy and Ethics Communication Ethics Division Top Graduate Paper Award
  • 2017 Eastern Communication Association (ECA) Media Communication Interest Group and The Media Ecology Association Affiliate Organization Top Student Paper
  • 2015 Eastern Communication Association (ECA) Philosophy of Communication Interest Group Top Student Paper
  • 2015 Eastern Communication Association (ECA) Applied Urban Communication Research Grant

State (4):

  • 2017 Pennsylvania Communication Association (PCA) Graduate Writing Competition 1st Place
  • 2015 Pennsylvania Communication Association (PCA) Graduate Writing Competition 1st Place
  • 2014 Pennsylvania Communication Association (PCA) Graduate Writing Competition 1st Place
  • 2013 Pennsylvania Communication Association (PCA) Graduate Writing Competition 1st Place

Publications

Our graduate students (current/former) have also published in multiple scholarly journals and one book through Business Expert Press:

Arneson, Pat and Sarah M. Flinko. "Richard B. Gregg: Contributions to the Field of Communication." The Pennsylvania Scholars Series: Richard B. Gregg, 7 (2014): 3-16.

Arnett, Ronald C., Sarah M. Flinko, and Matthew Corr. Corporate Communication Crisis Leadership: Ethics and Advocacy. New York, NY: Business Expert Press, 2017.

Arnett Ronald C., DeIuliis David, and Mancino Susan. "Existential Signs as Primordial Data: An Enigma Wrapped in Hypertextuality." Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication, 6.1 (2015): 3-20.

Butchart, Garnet C. and Mullan, Margaret. "Classroom Projects as Embodied and Embedded Outcomes Assessment." Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 34.1 (2015): 40-54.

Corry, M. Shivaun. "Burke, Re-convenanting and the Apology for the Residential Schools." Rhetor: Journal of the Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric, 6 (2016): 67-83.

DeIuliis, David M., and Sarah M. Flinko, "Professional Civility and Problematic Relationships in the Workplace," Communication Research Trends, 35.1 (2016): 4-28.

Flinko, Sarah M. and Ronald C. Arnett. "The Undergraduate Teaching Assistant: Scholarship in the Classroom." Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 33.1 (2014): 35-46.

Flinko, Sarah M. "Mother Teresa: A Call for Communicative Liberating Action." Listening: Journal of Communication Ethics, Religion, and Culture, 49.2 (2014): 74-86.

Hannah Karolak and Craig T. Maier. "From 'safe spaces' to 'communicative spaces': Semiotic labor, authentic civility, and the basic communication course." Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 34.2 (2015): 88-101.

Karolak, Hannah. "Philosophy of Communication Ethics: Scholarship Beyond the One and the Other." Review of Communication, 15.4 (2015): 316-331.

Mancino, Matthew P. "Re-Considering Cyber Attacks: Seeking Communicative Insights." Pennsylvania Communication Annual, 72.2 (Dec2016): 34-58.

Mancino, Susan. "Philosophy of Communication and the Infinity of Lists: The Interplay of the Poetic and Pragmatic," The Atlantic Journal of Communication, 25.3 (2017): 139-150.

Mancino, Susan. "The Museum Profession: Protecting and Promoting Professional Goods." Curator: The Museum Journal, 59.2 (2016): 141-152.

Mancino, Susan. "A Communicative Review of Museums." Review of Communication (2015): 1-16. DOI: 10.1080/15358593.2015.1077988.

Mancino, Susan. "Communicative Practice at the Museum." Listening: Journal of Communication Ethics, Religion, and Culture, 49.2 (2014): 87-99.

Mullan, Margaret. "Constructing an Identity Online: Logging-On as 'Catholic'." Journal of Religion, Media, and Digital Culture, 4.1 (2015): 96-125.

Zwier, Steven. "The Embodiment of Self and Other." Listening: Journal of Communication Ethics, Religion, and Culture, 49.2 (2014): 100-111.