Proposed Constitutional Amendments

Dear NYSCA Members,
At the last conference, the Constitution Committee was elected as per Article VI Section 7 of the current constitution. The committee consisted of Ari Kissiloff (chair), Cheryl Casey, Sue Jasko, and Viviane Lopuch. The charge was to review the current document with an eye towards finding areas in which current practice does not match the rules, and either change current practice or adapt the document to match. Developments in the field, economics, and technology have all necessitated adaptations that our governing documents have not kept up
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Call for Papers, NYSCA Proceedings

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Research papers presented at the 70th Annual Conference (2012) of the New York State Communication Association:
Communication (of) Choice and Consequence: A 70th Anniversary Reflection on the New York State of Communication Ethics

are being accepted for blind peer review for the conference Proceedings beginning immediately after the conference.
We urge you to contribute your work.
Deadline: April 30, 2013
Papers fall into three categories:
  • Standard papers (blind peer reviewed)
  • Undergraduate papers (blind peer reviewed)
  • GIFT presentations (non-refereed)
To submit a paper, please upload a digital copy of your manuscript, no longer than 25 pages, including tables and
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… here are the top paper winners from the 2012 Conference.

Top Undergraduate Paper – Their image of me: A phenomenological study of professional dress choices by female professors – Laura Abbasi (McDaniel College)

Top Graduate paper – Beyond critical communication: Noor’s soap opera – Noura Hajjaj (Marist College)

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Call For Papers – 2013 Conference



OCTOBER 18-20 2013

Honors Haven Resort & Spa

1195 Arrowhead Road

Ellenville, NY 12428

Communities of Communicative Practice

Much communication scholarship over the past 50 years has focused on the inextricable link between interactive/dialogic processes and social network membership. That is, communication practices both create, and are created by, the networks in which social actors find themselves embedded. The theme for the 2013 New York State Communication Association’s annual conference is framed around the idea of networked communities of [communicative] practice. Such networked communities can be framed from political, economic, interpersonal, sociological,

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Executive Board Nominations

This afternoon at the business meeting, we will vote on executive committee positions within the organization. This is a great way to get involved with planning and running the conference and organization. Some positions are open and we welcome nominations or self nominations. Others positions have names in there, but if you’re interested you’re more than welcome to put your name in the hat for the election. Please take a minute to look at the list, and get involved with NYSCA!

NYSCA-2012Nominations (pdf)

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2012 Conference – Call For Papers

Call for Papers
Communication (of) Choice and Consequence: A 70th Anniversary Reflection on the
New York State of Communication Ethics

New York State Communication Association 70th Annual Conference
October 19-21, 2012
Honors Haven Resort & Spa, Ellenville, NY

The study and practice of communication contains an inherently ethical dimension; choices we make in our communication have consequences, as do the ways we communicate about and reflect on those choices. This year’s conference theme is inspired by the significant changes in communication contexts over the past 70 years, and how new media conduct, change, and complicate our decision- making in communication.

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