[Air-l] Couch Award reminder

Mark Johns mjohns at cfu.net
Fri Feb 21 13:42:47 PST 2003


CALL FOR AWARD APPLICATIONS

Carl J. Couch Internet Research Award

Sponsored by the Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet Research
http://www.cccsir.org/

The Carl Couch Center issues an annual call for student-authored papers 
to be considered for Carl J. Couch Internet Research Award. The Couch 
Center welcomes both theoretical and empirical papers that (1) apply 
symbolic interactionist approaches to Internet studies, (2) demonstrate 
interactive relationships between social interaction and communication 
technologies as advocated by Couch, and/or (3) develop symbolic 
interactionist concepts in new directions. Papers will be evaluated 
based on the quality of (1) mastery of Symbolic Interactionist 
approaches and concepts and Couchs theses, (2) originality, (3) 
organization, (4) presentation, and (5) advancement of knowledge. 
Evaluation will be administered by a Review Committee of four:

Dr. Mark D. Johns, Luther College
Dr. Katherine M. Clegg, University of Illinois, Chicago
Dr. Lori Kendall, SUNY-Purchase
Dr. Shing-Ling S. Chen, University of Northern Iowa

Competition is open to graduate or undergraduate students of all 
disciplines. Works that are published or accepted for publication are 
not eligible for award consideration. The top three papers will receive 
Couch Awards to be presented at the 2003 International Conference of the 
Association of Internet Researchers in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The top 
paper will be awarded a certificate and a cash prize of $150, runner up 
will receive a certificate and a cash prize of $100, and a third paper 
will receive a certificate and a cash prize of $50. All three authors 
will be invited to present their work at a session of the A.o.I.R. 
conference, October 16-19, 2003.

Those interested should send a copy of their paper, with a 100-word 
abstract, electronically to Mark Johns at johnsmar at luther.edu . 
Application deadline is May 1, 2003. Notification of award will be sent 
by June 15.

Those with questions or comments about Couch Award application, please 
contact:

Mark D. Johns
Dept. of Communication/Linguistics
Luther College
Decorah, IA 52101
Tel: (563) 387-1347
E-mail: johnsmar at luther.edu






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