Heisey Graduate Student Scholarship

Dr. D. Ray Heisey Graduate Student Scholarship
sponsored by the Association for Chinese Communication Studies

Dr. D. Ray Heisey (1932-2011) was Director (1983-1996) and Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies at Kent State University. He was a renowned intercultural communication scholar who served as Advisor on many Chinese students┬í┬» dissertation committees. He had facilitated research collaborations between scholars and students in the US and from the Far East, Middle East, Europe, and North America. He loved traveling and experiencing other cultures, having lived in or visited over 40 countries. Dr. Heisey had taught in Chinese universities and published a great number of research works on Chinese communication studies with Chinese students and scholars. Dr. Heisey was a long term ACCS member. His enthusiasm, dedication to education, and personal and scholarly integrity continue to impact ACCS scholars. In honor of Dr. D. Ray Heisey’s contribution to Chinese Communication Studies, the ACCS has decided to establish a Dr. D. Ray Heisey Scholarship each year. The award amount is $400.

– You must be a current ACCS member
– You must be a second-year, or above, graduate student majoring in the area focusing on Chinese Communication Studies, enrolled full-time at a university.
– You must complete an application form and submit all required materials* to the Committee of Dr. D. Ray Heisey Scholarship.
*Required materials: personal statement, two recommendation letters, current transcript, curriculum vita, and a writing sample.

– The scholarship is awarded to a graduate student who has enrolled in the major in second year or above for the semester in which the scholarship is received.
– An above average academic record (3.2 on a 4.0 scale) verifiable by current school transcripts.
– An expressed desire to enter the field of Chinese Communication Studies in a 1-3 page typewritten statement of application.
– Leadership skills and research records, and active involvement in ACCS activities.

The scholarships will be awarded for the academic year (Fall 2014-Spring 2015). The deadline for accepting applications is October 30, 2014. The application form is online.

The Scholarship Committee Members:
Zhuojun Joyce Chen, Chair (2014-2015), University of Northern Iowa
Guo-ming Chen, University of Rhode Island
Hairong Feng, University of Minnesota – Duluth
Mei Zhang, Missouri Western State University
Mei Zhong, San Diego State University

If you have any questions, please contact Joyce Chen.

CAFIC Conference – Call for papers

9th CAFIC International Conference: Intercultural Communication Studies in the Context of Globalization: Theory and Practice

China Association for Intercultural Communication (CAFIC), International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS) and Association for Chinese Communication Studies (ACCS) are pleased to announce the forthcoming biennial conference on Intercultural Communication Studies in the Context of Globalization: Theory and Practice. The conference is to be held on June 22-26, 2011 and hosted by the Centre for Intercultural Studies and the College of Foreign Languages, Fujian Normal University (FNU), located in Fuzhou, Fujian, China. High-quality papers for the conference are now invited for submission.

Intercultural communication as an area of study has been around in China since the early 1980s. In a period of thirty years or so since then, we have witnessed remarkable achievements in this field in both theoretical aspects and practical applications. In the context of increasing globalization today, it would be appropriate for the forthcoming conference to focus on ways of linking theory to practice and emphasizing case studies of intercultural communication in various forms.

For further information, please go to Manuscript Submission Guidelines or to Conference Organization.

Paper Submission Requirement: A complete paper in line with Manuscript Submission Guidelines is due by March 1, 2011. Formal invitation letters shall be issued to the authors of accepted papers no later than April 2, 2011.

Working Languages: Papers and speeches are encouraged to be written and delivered in English while those in Chinese are also welcome. All keynote speeches, for their greatest accessibility, should be given in English.

Publication of Accepted Papers: An editorial board will be organized to review all submitted papers and those accepted pieces, with the approval of their authors, will be compiled and published in a volume titled: Intercultural Communication Studies in the Context of Globalization: Theory and Practice–Proceedings of the 9th CAFIC International Conference on Intercultural Communication.

For further information, go to the conference site.

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