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Southwestern Student Receives National Award for Her Research Paper

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    Sally Spalding

Senior communication studies major Sally Spalding is receiving the 2009 Undergraduate Paper Award from the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender.

Spalding wrote a paper titled “Power Play: The Intersection of Religion and Gender in Christian Women’s Narratives” for her communication studies research capstone class last spring under the direction of Julia Johnson, assistant professor of communication studies and feminist studies.

Spalding will receive her award during the annual OSCLG conference to be held at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles Oct. 15-18. Spalding also will present a shorter version of her paper at the Religious Communication Association pre-conference of the National Communication Association annual convention in Chicago in November.