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Undergraduate and Graduate Student Highlights at the 2016 WSCA Convention

Wednesday, October 28, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Christina Yoshimura
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By Eric Aoki, Second Vice President 

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(Left to Right: Former WSCA Second Vice-President, Brian Heisterkamp, in Spokane, WA, presents a 2015 top paper award certificate to Maria Valencia Torres, CSU, San Marcos)

The Undergraduate Scholars Research Conference (USRC) at Mission Bay/San Diego!

The deadline for the Undergraduate Scholars Research Conference (USRC) is quickly approaching. Please submit or encourage your outstanding undergraduate scholars to submit their research papers to WSCA 2nd Vice President, Eric Aoki, by Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

The USRC will take place in Mission Bay/San Diego, CA on Saturday morning, February 27, 2016. We are looking forward to a great day of sharing in undergraduate scholarship!  

Submit papers by the December 1 deadline to Eric.Aoki@ColoState.EDU. Please type “USRC submission” in the subject line. For full details and guidelines on how to submit research papers, please see:


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(Left to Right: Former WSCA 2nd VP-Spokane, 2015, Brian Heisterkemp; WSCA Newsletter Editor, Christina Yoshimura; WSCA Past President, 2013, Brian L. Ott; Former WSCA Media Studies Interest Group Vice-Chair/Program Planner, Julia Khrebtan-Hoerhager; and, Current WSCA 2nd VP Eric Aoki)

The WSCA 2nd VP also hosts the Graduate Program Workshop & Graduate Program Open House!

Immediately following the USRC noted above, there is an awards ceremony and then the Graduate Program Workshop with a panel of esteemed Graduate Directors from four diverse institutions who will share tips for applying to graduate schools, making best-fit decisions, and working toward academic success.

The Saturday afternoon, February 27, 2016, ends with the annual Graduate Program Open House (GPOH) where graduate program representatives will congregate in one room to showcase our great departments and universities of the West!

Graduate Directors: For more information on how to reserve a table for your graduate program at the GPOH, please see:

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