[Air-l] Couch Award Call

Mark D. Johns johnsmar at luther.edu
Tue Jan 7 16:40:24 PST 2003


Carl J. Couch Internet Research Award

Sponsored by the
Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet Research

   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 Couch's theses, (2) originality, (3) 
organization, (4) presentation, and (5) advancement of 

   Evaluation will be administered by a Review Committee of 

   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
Mark D. Johns, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor of Communication/Linguistics,
Luther College, Decorah, Iowa
"Get the facts first. You can distort them later."
     ---Mark Twain

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