CCI Study Reveals Hispanic Females Least Happy with Body Image

A study conducted at the Center for Hispanic Marketing Communication (the Center) at Florida State University concluded that Hispanic females are more dissatisfied with their bodies than any other ethnicity. Dr. Sindy Chapa, director of the Center, Dr. Felicia F. Jordan Jackson, Dr. Jaejin Lee and Dr. Kimberly A. Davis conducted the study to discover[…] »

Students Honored at Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence

Students from the College of Communication & Information are being recognized by the Graduate School at Florida State University for their work in teaching, research and scholarship. The honorees will be celebrated at a ceremony on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the FSU Alumni Center. The School of Information will be honored as a Program[…] »

FSU Professor Visiting Researcher at U Arkansas’ Behavioral Lab

Jinghui (Jove) Hou, assistant professor in the School of Communication, will visit University of Arkansas’ Behavioral Business Research Lab in the Sam Walton College of Business in November. Dr. Hou’s research investigates social and psychological effects of communication and information technologies, ranging from websites, social media, computer games, and personal and mobile media. Her work[…] »

Davis Houck Named Fannie Lou Hamer Endowed Professor

The College of Communication & Information recently established the Fannie Lou Hamer Endowed Professorship and Fannie Lou Hamer Scholarship. Through the generosity of a donor, the $150,000 professorship will go towards providing additional support for the research or teaching of a chosen professor who studies Rhetorical Theory and Criticism with particular research emphasis on the Black Freedom Movement.  An additional $5,000 will go[…] »

Houck’s Emmett Till Memory App Awarded Heritage Award for Education

School of Communication Professor Davis Houck is a lifelong civil rights activist and scholar. Last year, Houck created the Emmett Till Memory App with a team and doctoral student Pablo Correa. The idea came to fruition in August 2014 between Houck and two good friends and colleagues: Dave Tell from the University of Kansas and[…] »

Dr. Jay Rayburn Balances Being A Professor, Director of Communications Research Center, and Contractor

Dr. Jay Rayburn, Associate Professor in CCI’s School of Communication and Director of the Communications Research Center, also works consistently on contract work for various agencies and organizations. Recently, Rayburn landed a new contract with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, a result of their relationship cultivated over the past 30 years. “I used[…] »

Houck’s Emmett Till Research Featured in “The Argus”

The research of Davis Houck on Emmett Till was recently featured in The Argus, the oldest continuous black-owned business in St. Louis, Missouri. The Argus covered the kidnap, murder and trial of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955. However, all of the copies of The Argus that were published in September and October of 1955 were missing on microfilm. The[…] »