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Abbie M. Syrek
Director of Forensics

Office: ASH 105E
Phone: 402.554.3952
Fax: 402.554.3836

Office Hours 2014

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
* 9:00-9:45
1:00-3:00 By Appt.


B.A. - University of Nebraska at Omaha
M.A. - Kansas State University

Research Interests

Community Development & Civic Engagement
Rhetorical Theory and Criticism

Undergraduate Courses Taught

Public Speaking
Intercollegiate Forensics
Argumentation & Debate

Select Publications and Presentations

Farrens, A., Epping, D. (2006). An alternative success myth: Rural Kansans seek connectedness and security over financial prosperity. Accepted to the 2006 National Communication Association Convention, San Antonio, TX.

Farrens, A. (2005). Within the walls of the Oval Office: A comparative review of speechwriting in the Kennedy and Regan administrations. A review of Thurston Clarke’s Ask Not and Peter Robinson’s How Ronald Reagan Changed my Life. Presented at the 2005 Sooner Communication Conference, Norman, OK.

Farrens, A. (2004). A fearful America: Bowling for Columbine and the sociology of knowledge. Presented at the Far West Popular Culture Conference, Las Vegas, NV.