Press release 1st copy
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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EIU Department of Communication Studies FOR IMMEDITATE RELEASE
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
Contact: Emily Mitchell
Cell Phone: 123- 815- 4055
February 15, 2015
Eastern Illinois University Student Awarded for Top Student Paper
CHARLESTON, Ill. – Eastern Illinois University’s Department of Communication Studies
graduate student Audra Clodfelter won the Top Student Paper Award. Clodfelter will receive her
award at the Central States Communication Association’s Conference, or CSCA, held in
Madison, Wis. at The Madison Concourse Hotel on April 16 at 2 p.m.
Clodfelter’s paper focused on the Boston Marathon bombing and its relation to social media after
the attack. Clodfelter worked under the supervision of Graduate Professor Matt Gill in the
Department of Communication Studies. The Public Relations panel chose Clodfelter’s paper as
one of three selected for review. The CSCA conference is open to the public and will host
different panels starting April 15 and ending April 19.
For more information regarding the conference, visit http://www.csca-
Clodfelter is from Louisville, Ill. and graduated from North Clay High School. She completed
her undergrad at Greenville College in Greenville, Ill. Clodfelter chose to complete her graduate
degree at EIU because of the helpful faculty in the Department of Communication Studies.
The Department of Communication Studies at EIU has more than 500 undergraduate students
and 25 active graduate students. It is the second-largest communications program in Illinois and
third-largest academic program at Eastern. The department offers different choices of study such
as Communication Society and Pop Culture, Corporate Communication, Interpersonal
Communication, Mass Communication and Public Relations. To contact The Department of
Communication Studies, call 217.581.2016 or email email@example.com. To learn more, visit