ICA Report 2008

ICA 2008 in Montreal Canada (May 22 – 26)
In 2008 ICA, KACA hosted several events: KACA state-of-the-art panel session, KACA business meeting, KACA reception, and a breakfast meeting for students.

Four papers were chosen to be presented in the KACA state-of-the art panel session:

•Framing of South Korean Legislator Blogs. Sungwook Hwang (U of Missouri – Columbia), Wayne Wanta (U of Missouri)
•The Impact of Korean Television Drama Viewership on the Social Perceptions of Single Life and Having Fewer Children in Married Life. Bumsub Jin (U of Florida), Seongjung Jeong (Dong-Ah Institute of Media and Arts)
•Women of Stuck-Generation and New-Generation in South Korea: Internal Dialectics in Transitional Mother-Daughter Relationships. Sook-Young Lee (Luther College)
•Balanced Friendship and Social Information Processing: A Simultaneous Test of Two Theories with Implications for Job Satisfaction. Hye Eun Lee (U of Hawaii – Manoa), Hee Sun Park (Michigan State U), Jeonghee Noh (Michigan State U)

•KACA president, Dr. Hye-ryeon Lee chaired the session and led the discussion after presentations. Presentations were well received and followed by highly engaging and quality discussion.

KACA hosted a business meeting after the panel session. Because of conflict with other conference schedules, only small number of members attended. One of the main topics discussed in the meeting was how to attract larger audience to KACA panel sessions. Many ideas were suggested and entertained including submitting a panel proposal for special topics.

KACA reception was a huge success with students and professors from both Korea and North America. Montreal consul general Shin Gil-Sou, who sponsored the reception, attended and gave a speech of encouragement.

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