[Air-l] Carl J. Couch Internet Research Award reminder

Mark D. Johns johnsmar at luther.edu
Sat Apr 9 17:35:34 PDT 2005

Carl J. Couch Internet Research Award 2005

A student award competition
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, Decorah, IA, chair
     Dr. Katherine M. Clegg Smith, Johns Hopkins University
     Dr. Lori Kendall, SUNY-Purchase, New York
     Dr. Jodi O'Brien, Seattle University

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. Entries should not exceed 30 pages 
(approximately 7500 words) in length, including references and 
appendices. Limit of one entry per student per year.

The top three papers will receive Couch Awards to be presented at the 
2005 International Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers 
in Chicago, Illinois, USA. 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, October 5-9, 2005.

Applicants should send a copy of their paper electronically to Mark D. 
Johns at johnsmar at luther.edu. Application deadline is May 1, 2005. 
Notification of award will be sent by June 15.

Those with questions or comments about Couch Award application, please 
Mark D. Johns
Dept. of Communication Studies
Luther College
Decorah, IA 52101
Tel: (563) 387-1347
E-mail: johnsmar at luther.edu

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