2015 Organizational Communication
Mini-Conference
October 16-18, 2015

About   | Agenda | Information for Presenters

OCMC ConferenceWelcome to the 2015 Organizational Communication Mini-Conference (OCMC), hosted by the Department of Communication at Michigan State University.

Here you can find general information about the conference.

For updates and to connect with other attendees, please 'like' our Facebook page.

Questions should be directed to Shannon Cruz, the graduate student coordinator for the 2015 OCMC.
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We would also like to thank Jianan Zhao, who designed this year's logo.

About

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: September 8, 2015
  • Early registration deadline:  September 15, 2015 (to guarantee printed nametag, Sunday lunch ticket, and graduate student lodging)
  • Last day to book hotels: September 16 (Kellogg), September 18 (Marriott)
  • Conference dates: October 16 - 18

The purpose of the OCMC is to feature and support graduate students pursuing research about organizational communication. The two-day event provides burgeoning scholars in the field with the opportunity to present their dissertations or other research projects, receive feedback, and socialize with their peers and with established faculty. The informal atmosphere of the OCMC is also well suited for students who wish to present and receive constructive criticism on early dissertation plans.

This year's conference took place in the Brody Auditorium on Michigan State University's campus: Room 112, Brody Hall 241 Brody Service Rd., Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1212

Points of contact for any questions:

Support for this year's conference has been provided by the MSU College of Communication Arts & Sciences, and the MSU Department of Communication.

Previous hosts of the OCMC include:

2014 - Purdue University
2013 - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2012 – University of Oklahoma
2011 - University of Missouri
2010 - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
2009 - Northwestern University
2008 - Purdue University
2007 - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2006 - Michigan State University
2005 - Ohio University
2004 - Saint Louis University
2003 - Western Michigan University
2002 - Purdue University
2001 - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2000 - Michigan State University
1999 - Western Michigan University
1998 - University of Kansas
1997 - Purdue University
1996 - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1995 - Michigan State University
1994 - University of Kansas
1993 - Western Michigan University
1992 - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1991 - University of Minnesota
1990 - Purdue University
1989 - Michigan State University
1988 - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Agenda

Friday, Oct. 16

Time
Event
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.Reception, Red Cedar Spirits

Saturday, Oct. 17

Time
Event
7:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Registration Open
7:00 - 8:00 a.m.Breakfast, Brody Square
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.Opening Comments
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.Presentation Session 1
10:00 – 10:10 a.m.Break
10:10 – 11:10 a.m.Presentation Session 2
11:10 – 11:20 a.m.Break
11:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Special Panel 1: Gaining Access to Unique Samples
12:00 – 1:15 p.m.Lunch, Brody Square
1:15 – 2:45 p.m.Poster Session
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.Presentation Session 3
3:45 – 3:55 p.m.Break
3:55 – 4:55 p.m.Special Panel 2: The Job Market and Adjusting as a New Professor
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.Reception, Dr. Jim Dearing’s House

Sunday, Oct. 18

Time
Event
7:00 – 9:15 a.m.Breakfast, Brody Square
9:15 – 10:00 a.m.Presentation Session 4
10:00 – 10:10 a.m.Break
10:10 – 11:10 a.m.Presentation Session 5
11:10 – 11:30 a.m.Closing Comments
11:30 a.m.Conclude for Lunch, Brody Square

Information for Poster Presenters

Details

All poster presenters displayed their work during a single poster session, which took place on Saturday, October 17 from 1:15 – 2:45 pm in Brody Room 134. Two faculty members acted as respondents during the poster session.

Room Layout

Presenters will set up in alphabetical order, with the arrangement displayed below. The easels will be labeled with the letters shown, to make them easy to find.
poster-presenter-layout

Information for Oral Presentations

Details

Each presentation was allotted 20 minutes total. Presenter's had 12 minutes to present, followed by up to 8 minutes of questions and critique.

Available Equipment

You do not need to bring a laptop; we will provide a primary laptop for all presenters to use. Presenters will also have access to a clip-on microphone and a wireless presenter (clicker) with a laser pointer.

Schedule

Day
Session
Time
Presenters
Information
Saturday, Oct. 17Session 19:00 - 10:00 a.m.Carrisa Hoelscher
Megan Kenny Feister
Eric Waters
Load presentations before opening comments, 8:20 – 8:30 am
Session 210:10 - 11:10 a.m.Heewon Kim
Natalie Lambert
Elizabeth Wilhoit
Load presentations during break, 10:00 – 10:10 a.m.
Session 32:45 - 3:45 p.m.Liliya Yakova
Jacqueline Bruscella
Peter Jensen
Load presentations during end of poster session, 2:35-2:45 pm
Sunday, Oct. 18Session 49:15 - 10:00 a.m.Patricia Gettings
Jessica Ford
Load presentations during end of breakfast, 9:05-9:15 a.m.
Session 510:10 - 11:10 a.m.Michael Ault
Jennifer Ihm
Stephen Spates
Load presentations during break, 10:00 – 10:10 am

Registration

Download the 2015 OCMC Agenda

  • Organizational Ecology
  • Perspectives of Communication in Social Conflict
  • Statistical Inference
  • Cultural Patterns and Technical Change
  • Four Theories of the Press
  • Teaching Speech Communication
  • Basic Statistics
  • Idealogy and Utopia
  • The Cartoon
  • The Press and Foreign Policy
  • DSCF0831
  • Public Opinion and Communication
  • Discourse on Thinking
  • A Theory of Psychological Reactance
  • Mass Communications
  • Personal Knowledge
  • The Cocktail Waitress
  • Language, Thought, and Reality
  • Human Connection
  • The Study of Acquaintance
  • Handbook of Experimental Psychology1
  • Statistics In Psychology
  • Landmarks in Western Oratory
  • Persuasion1
  • Anthropology Today
  • Strategic Organizational Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Psychological Stress
  • How To Win Friends and Influence People
  • Counter Statement
  • Personal Relationships and Personal Constructs
  • Explication
  • The Protestant and The Spirit of Capitalism
  • Mass Communication and the Development of Nations
  • Principles and Types of Speech
  • The Analysis of Communication Content
  • Design and Analysis of Experiments
  • Stuttering
  • Rhetoric
  • Human Communication
  • Communication and Communication Systems
  • The Theory of Social Structure
  • Social Psychology
  • Bachelor of the Arts in Communication
  • Advancing Communication Science
  • Organizational Communication
  • Education in Thailand
  • The Process and Effects of Communication
  • Message Preparation
  • The Analysis of Behavior
  • Interaction Ritual
  • Beyond Freedom and Dignity
  • Aggression
  • Understanding Media
  • Persuasion
  • Theory and Practice
  • The Measurement of Meaning
  • DSCF0831
  • Victims of Groupthink
  • Public Opinion
  • Persuasive Communication
  • Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion
  • Sociology Today
  • Men, Messages, and Media
  • Rethinking Communication Vol 1
  • Diffusion Of Innovations
  • The Concept of Motivation
  • Fundamentals of Speech Communication
  • Theories of Cognitive Consistency
  • The Small Group
  • Opinion Leadership in India
  • How to Develop Self-Confidence
  • A Comparative Analysis of Complex Organizations
  • The Speaker and His Audience
  • Theories of Organizational Behavior
  • On Communication and Rhetoric
  • Street Corner Society
  • Influence
  • Cross Cultural Communication
  • Handbook of Experimental Psychology
  • Decision Making
  • Language and Social Networks
  • Rethinking Communication

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