Cameron University communication students to present “Ideas Have Consequences”

The Cameron University Department of Communication will present “Ideas Have Consequences,” a public poster presentation featuring students from Dr. Teresa Morales’ Political Communications class. The event is slated for Wednesday, May 4, at The Percolator, 605 SW E Avenue, from 5 to 7 p.m.

“The purpose of this event is to bring student work to the public to show both the public and the student that work done in an academic setting ought to have real consequences and application other than simply representing a grade,” says Morales. “We want to create more connections between the Lawton community and Cameron University.  We chose the coffee shop setting to encourage a broadly rounded audience to see and hear the amazing accomplishments of Cameron students.”

Following their presentations, the students will hear critiques from a panel composed of Lawton Mayor Fred Fitch, Lawton City Council members Cherry Phillips, Robert Morford and Dwight Tanner, local attorney Blake Dutcher, Cameron University President John McArthur and Cameron University Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Ronna Vanderslice.

Students and their respective presentations are:

  • Charlene Belew, Lawton:  “Examining the Rhetorical Discourse of 2016 Democratic Socialist and Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders”
  • Tanika Gentry, Lawton:  “Media Centered Democracy: A Critical Analysis of Media Literacy, Trump Propaganda and ‘the Pass’ Granted Him as a Non-Political Politician”
  • Angela Jenkins, Lawton:  “The Rhetoric of Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Presidential Race”
  • Danny McQuarters, Kansas City, Mo.:  “Bridging the Gaps:  Identification and Division Roles in Rhetorical Responses to Political Protest”
  • Carl Severson-Olson, San Antonio, Texas:  “The 2016 Presidential Candidate Gun Control Debate”
  • Katie Taylor, Lawton:  “Hillary Clinton:  The Milli Vanilli of American Politics”
  • DeJeNai Vallier, Tomball, Texas“ObamaCare and the History of Insurance”


April 29, 2016