Since congratulations abound recently, why stop now? Young Mie Kim's submission to the political communication division of ICA received a top faculty paper award. She'll be presenting it in Germany in June:
Kim, Y. M., & Vishak, J. (2006, June). Just laugh! You don't need to remember: The effects of the entertainment media on political information acquisition and processing. Paper submitted to the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Dresden, Germany.
Congratulations Young Mie! (John Vishak, by the way, is an M.A. student in the communication program here, but not a COPS member).