[Air-l] Couch Award Deadline Extended

Mark D. Johns johnsmar at luther.edu
Sun Apr 18 19:07:35 PDT 2004


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 knowledge.  Evaluation will be administered by a Review 
Committee of four:

	Dr. Mark D. Johns, Luther College
	Dr. Katherine M. Clegg Smith, Johns Hopkins University
	Dr. Lori Kendall, SUNY-Purchase
	Dr. Mary Chayko, College of Saint Elizabeth

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 2004 International Conference of the 
Association of Internet Researchers at University of Sussex, England.  The 
top paper will be awarded a certificate and a cash prize of $300, runner up 
will receive a certificate and a cash prize of $200, and a third paper will 
receive a certificate and a cash prize of $100.  All three authors will be 
invited to present their work at a session of the A.o.I.R. conference, 
September 19-22, 2004.

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 has been extended to May 15, 2004.  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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