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The 24th annual Theodore Clevenger Undergraduate Honors Conference (UHC) will take place during the Southern States Communication Association meeting in New Orleans, LA., April 1-6, 2014. (UHC panels will likely be scheduled for April 4th and 5th.) The UHC provides an opportunity for exemplary undergraduate students and faculty to discuss current research projects and consider directions for future communication scholarship. The goals of the UHC include supporting undergraduate scholarship, networking and exchanging ideas with other communication scholars, and exploring opportunities for graduate study.

Students participating in past conferences represent a wide range of colleges and universities that extends beyond the southern states region. The topics of papers have also been wide-ranging and include social science, humanistic, critical and performance oriented approaches to the study of communication.

Any student who is currently enrolled as an undergraduate is eligible to submit a paper. In the case of multiple-authored papers, one student must be designated as the submitting/presenting author of each paper, and no student may present more than one paper. Students may submit only ONE PAPER. Submissions from anyone other than the author(s) will disqualify the paper from review.

Papers must be double-spaced in 12-point font and with one inch minimum margins. Submissions should not exceed 25 pages (including all references, figures, tables, and appendices), should avoid sexist language, and should include an abstract of 100-150 words. The identity of the author or institution should not appear anywhere in the paper.

The deadline for submission to the UHC is Saturday, December 14, 2013.  Papers should be submitted by the author(s) in Word or PDF format to Dr. Jean Depart, Appalachian State University, at DEHART2JL@appstate.edu.  The subject line of the email should contain the phrase "UHC Paper Submission." The email message should have two files attached:

File #1: A submission letter requesting review of the UHC paper that includes the title of the paper, name(s) of the author(s), institutional affiliations, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. If the paper addresses the convention theme (Moving On: Envisioning the Future of the Field), please note this in the submission letter.

File #2: The paper that begins with the title/abstract as page one.

SSCA reserves the right to disqualify any paper. (We hope that we do not exercise this right, but we just need to indicate that we do maintain the right.) 

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Jean Depart at DEHART2JL@appstate.edu or at (828) 262-2402.

We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

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