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Muskingum College journalism student to present research at honor's conference

MARCH 24, 2004 - Muskingum College's Gretchen Cook '04 has been selected to present her senior seminar research at the Southern States Communication Association (SSCA) Undergraduate Honor's Conference to be held March 31 through April 4 in Tampa, Florida.

Cook's research, Fast Times in the Baseball Dugout: Audience Reactions to Amy Heckerling's Fast Times at Ridgemont High, looked at audience reactions to teenage behavior, sexuality and nudity in the film Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Cook's senior seminar advisor was Instructor of Speech Communication Kim Fox.

Her paper was selected for presentation from 106 that were submitted by communication undergraduate students across the country. Cook will present her research to communication researchers and professors from the SSCA on April 1.