2012 Faith and Communication Conference set for March 23-24 at Campbell University

 

Faith and Communication Conference

Campbell University

Kivett Hall

March 23-24, 2012

 

Poster sessions

Phillip Edward Wagner, Liberty University, Teetering the Line between the Punisher and the Punished—A Pilot Study of Graduate Student Assistants’ Cheating Prevalence and Perceptions of Academic Dishonesty

Michael Ray Smith, Campbell University, Fail Fast, Fail Cheap: The Daily Record’s Experiment with a Christian magazine

 

Edward Johnson, Campbell University, I am a Smart Guy

 

Harry Argo, Regent University, Social Networking Sites and Spirituality

 

Benjamin Toler, Bob Jones University, Echoes: An Exploration into the Appraisal of Beauty and Human Worth in a Theatrical Performance.

 

Friday, March 23, 2012

 

Registration noon-3 p.m.

 

Greeting 3 p.m.

 

Film panel 3:30 p.m.

Andrew Quicke, Mark Keuthan, Andrew Rosbury, Michael Boling, Regent University Faith in the Foxholes: A Historical Critical Approach to the Theology of War in Films

Dennis Bounds, Regent University, Call it, Fiend O: The Evolving Role of the Evil Antagonist in the Films, “The Dark Knight” and “No Country for Old Men.”

Michael Boling, Regent University, “The Book of Eli” as a Modernist Warning to a Postmodern Society

 

Break 4:15

Mass Media Panel 4:30 p.m.

 

Bruce Kuiper, Dordt College, “The Pilgrim’s Progress:” How a Novel Can Affect An Entire Culture’s Communication

 

Pat Sawyer, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Soul Impressions: The Influence of Television and Music on the Soul.

Meridith Styer, Liberty University, A Critical Analysis of Angelina Grimke’s Pennsylvania Hall Address

 

Dinner at Hibachi Grill

Keynote address, Dr. Michael Graves, Liberty University

“Is My Nose any Longer? On Speaking the Truth.”

Gathering at the Smiths

Saturday, March 24, 2012

 

Greeting 8:30 a.m.

 

The Church Panel 8:45

 

Alyson Thompson, Liberty University, To Live is Christ, to Die is Gain: An Examination of Of Gods and Men through Schrader’s Transcendental Style

Julie Williams, Samford University, A Slice of Church History: A Couple of Missionaries Flee on the Titanic

Wally Metts, Spring Arbor University, What would Martin Luther Blog?

 

9:45 Break sponsored by Spring Arbor University’s Department of Communication Studies

 

Faith in Action Panel 1o

 

Marc Newman, Regent University, Nihilism Historical Optimism and Revelation: Rhetorical Approaches to the Apocalypse in film

Naaman Wood, Reconsidering Faith-Leaning Integrating Through Hunter’s “Theology of Faithful Presence

 

Paul Radford, Bob Jones University, Following the Way of Malick, Nature and Grade in Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life.”

 

Faith in Education Panel 11:15

Edward Edman, Liberty University, Learning Models: Everything I Needed to Know About Teaching I learned in Kindergarten

 

Rich Olsen, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, Values, Policies and Department Culture

 

John E. Guiniven, James Madison University, The Penn State Scandal: Recovery Won’t Occur Until the Problem is Fully Faced

 

Luncheon  12:15

Presentation of Best Paper Award by Dr. Wally Metts

 

 

 

 

Your job is to register right now!

 

Go to this URL.

http://www.campbell.edu/calendar/event/21171

 

The cost is $35. We will have dinner as a group Friday and the cost is about $13. Dinner isn’t included in your registration but we will have dessert plus a Saturday breakfast and lunch not to mention bottle water and so on during the day.

 

Here’s a picture of the registration site.

 

 

 

A few very uptown presenters have registered. For instance, Andrew Quicke of Regent, Richard Olsen of University of North Carolina, Wilmington, and John E. Guiniven of James Madison University have registered. Since they are on the job, the august committee of the Faith and Communication Conference will give them a gift, token as it is. But wait. You can get a gift too. Be one of next 15 people to register and I will reserve a gift for you. It is a surprise but I will tell you that even some jaded communication students cry, “I want one!”

 

Getting here.

 

 

 

Once you arrive, park near Kivett Hall. The address for Kivett is 113 Main Street, Buies Creek, NC 27506, and it is labeled “KIV” on the map below. Think “KJV” misspelled. See it? It is near the center left of this map below. Park in Lot “J,” which is the closest one to the Wiggins Library, near the blue line on the map. The J lot is in the lower, center of the map. Access it from Main Street. The Barnes & Noble campus bookstore and a Chic-Fil-A restaurant are in that lot.

 

 

 

We will have a registration table set up at noon March 23 in the first-floor hall of Kivett Hall. Kivett is the oldest building on campus but it is state-of-the-art for presentations. The building connects to the Wiggins Library, which is another architectural wonder.

 

Ms. Rebecca West and one of our communication studies students should be at a table ready to greet you and give you a name tag and so on. If you haven’t pre-registered, Ms. West can register you when you arrive but if you’re using a credit card, you have to go to the nearby business office and they close at 4:30 p.m. Alas.

 

The first presentation will be at 3 p.m. Friday in the one-and-only-one second-floor classroom, and we will have a series of presentations, a break, then another set of presentations. At 6 p.m. we will go to a nearby restaurant as a group. We will follow each other as a caravan. The restaurant is Hibachi Grill, 1112 W. Broad St., Dunn, NC 28334 and their telephone number is (910) 892-9988.

 

Dr. Michael P. Graves, 
professor of Communication Studies, will present a keynote address. The title is “Is My Nose Any Longer? On Speaking the Truth?” In addition to being a first-class person, the witty Dr. Graves is internationally known for his rhetorical insights. A prolific writer, his work is recognized for its keen interpretation on artifacts that speak to thoughtful believers.

After dinner, we will adjourn to my house for some light dessert.  The restaurant is about 15 miles from campus and my house is about 20 miles from the restaurant. We will follow each other. Park along Trellis Court. One year we lost a neighbor’s mailbox to the parking so feel free to park in the undeveloped lot next to my house to avoid too many cars, not enough space.

 

My address is:

 

45 Trellis Ct.

Lillington, N.C. 27546

My cell phone is (910) 658-7900.

My PIN is 7777.

 

Saturday’s activities will begin with a light breakfast from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the hallway area of Kivett Hall. Kivett has a small conference room that may serve as the place where we will keep water and so on but it’s too compact to be used as a room for meals. Our first session will begin at 8:30 a.m. Around 10 ish, Dr. Wally Metts and his Spring Arbor University program will be our host for the morning break. In addition, Spring Arbor University will present an award for the best conference paper, which includes a plaque and a cash prize. (He may be available for expensive dinners and outings throughout the weekend.)

 

Box lunches will be served at noon. We will continue to early afternoon. We will have a boxed lunch in our second-floor classroom around noon. The conference will conclude around 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

 

Where to stay

(Be sure to ask for any discount associated with Campbell University.)

Hotels

http://www.campbell.edu/admissions/undergraduate/visit-us/accomodations/

 

Lillington (The closest town to Buies Creek, which has no hotels)

Take 421 S. Five minutes from Campbell. This hotel is offering a discount.

Microtel Inns and Suites,
300 East Cornelius Harnett Blvd.
910-893-2626

 

Dunn (12 miles south of campus, the classic unplanned Southern town)

Take 421 N.  About 20 Minutes from Campbell

Comfort Inn
Exit 72 off I-95
910-891-2511

Hampton Inn
Exit 73 off I-95
910-892-4333

Holiday Inn Express
Exit 73 off I-95
910-892-4400

Jameson Inn
Exit 73 off I-95
910-891-5758

 

Fuquay-Varina (15 miles north of campus and quite charming)

Take US-401S to US-421S. 25 minutes from Campbell

Comfort Inn
919-557-9000

Holiday Inn Express
919-557-2009

 

Sanford (23 miles west of campus and a bit drab)

Take US-421S. 30 minutes from Campbell

The Hampton Inn
919-775-2000

 

Airport

The closest airport is Raleigh-Durham.

 

Books

Have you written a book that you want to showcase? Let me know. See if your publisher will send a few for you to display. Perhaps you’ll be willing to donate one or two as a door prize. Please let me know.

 

Other needs

Please let me know if you have a special need and we can help by preparing in advance.

 

Drivers

If you arrive early March 23, consider a ministry of collecting others at the airport. Let me know if you’re game. Be sure to provide a cell number.

 

Rooms

If you want to share a room, please let me know and I will work to connect people.

 

Sponsors

As I said, Dr. Wally Metts, the speaker who provided insight at last year’s invited lecture, will not only host one of the breaks to showcase Spring Arbor University’s dynamic program, his university will recognize the best paper with an award, a first for the conference. Thank you, Dr. Metts.

 

Questions

No doubt I have left out crucial information. Please send me your questions at smithm@campbell.edu.

 

Schedule

A firm Friday-Saturday schedule is in the making. I have spent so much time on the premium gifts for those that register right away that I have neglected to finish the schedule. It is coming.

 

 

All the best for a merry conference with a rich variety of scholars,

 

 

Michael Ray Smith, Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Communication Studies

Campbell University

P.O. Box 130

Buies Creek, NC 27506

Cell 910.658-7900

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Faith and com conference attracts scholars from across the nation

Campbell University’s Faith and  Communication Conference, the fifth  one,  attracted  scholars from across  the nation to address theories  regarding  communication and the  church. The Department of  Communication  Studies hosted the  conference, which attracted more  than 40 academics  and visitors.

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Faith & Com Conference 2011 attracts com scholars

Campbell University’s Faith and Communication Conference, the fifth one,  attracted  scholars from across the nation to address theories regarding  communication and the church. The Department of Communication  Studies hosted the conference, which attracted more than 40 academics  and visitors. Participating in the conference were, from left,
Aubrey Blankenship, Liberty University; William Brown, Regent  University; Cecile Holmes, University of South Carolina, and Wally Metz,  Spring Arbor University. The proceedings from this two-day conference  will be published online by Campbell later this year. More than 40 papers  and presentations were made April 1-2, 2011. Campbell hopes to repeat the  conference in late April 2012. The Department of Communication Studies  may be reached at (910) 893-1520.

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Faith and Communication Conference, 2011, Campbell University

Dress: Casual.

We will have wifi access so you can pretend you’re listening if a  presenter leaves you wanting.

Want to tell us about your school? Bring a brochure and the student  newspaper.

And let me know if you’re here early and you want to help collect people  at RDU airport. smithm@campbell.edu

Here’s your update schedule.

Fifth Christian Communication Conference Schedule-Campbell University, Buies Creek, N.C., Lundy-Fetterman School of Business

Friday, April 1, 2011

Noon to 3:30 p.m.  Registration, Ms. Rebecca West in the business school commuter lounge

3:30-3:45            Greetings from hosts and Dr. M. Dwaine Greene of Campbell University and general greetings

3:45-4:45    Christian Media-Plenary Session

Room 121: Christian Media
3:45-4:00 

Stephen D. Perry, Illinois State University, Contemporary Christian Music’s Meanings in the Lives of Its Fans

4:00-4:15 

Bruce Evensen, DePaul University, In the Beginning, Before Fox: The Genesis of

News Coverage by the Christian Broadcasting Network, 1977-1984

4:15-4:30 

William Brown, Regent University; Ben Fraser, Regent University, and Terry

Lindvall, Virginia Wesleyan University; “Does it Really have to Bleed to Lead, and if so, Who Is Bleeding? Portrayals of Crime and Minorities on Local Network News

4:30-4:45 Q&A

4:45-5:00    Break

5:00-6:00    Film Festival-Plenary

Room 121: Film Festival
5:00-5:15 

Andrew Quicke, Regent University, Did Principles Kill the Profits? The Rise and Fall of Big Idea’s Veggie Tales

5:15-5:30 

Mark Keuthan, Regent University, The Pixar New Testament: Christian Narrative Theology Resident in Pixar Animated Films

5:30-5:45 

Dennis Bounds, Regent University, The 2012 Apocalypso: End of the World Narratives in the Films “2012,” “Knowing” and “Pandorum”

5:45-6:00 Q&A

6:30               Dinner and keynote at Chinese restaurant

Greetings from Dr. Andy Wakefield of the School of Divinity

Keynote: Dr. Wally Metts, Spring Arbor University, Rethinking the Christian College Communication Curriculum

8:00 Dessert social at the home of Michael Ray Smith, 45 Trellis Ct., Lillington, N.C. 27546

Park along the street. Beware of the mailboxes as you pull in and out. The mailboxes are very close to the road.

Saturday

7:15-8:00    Breakfast in the business school commuter lounge

8:00-9:30    Session I-Plenary

Room 121: Session I
8:00-8:15 

Michael Graves, Liberty University, On Using the Devil’s Tools: Reflections on the use of Standard Research and Writing Protocols

8:15-8:30 

Steve Shenton, Shippensburg University, Whither the Public? Paul Tillich and the Quest for Certainty

8:30-8:45 

Cliff Kelly and Randy Pruitt, Liberty University, Revisiting Communication

Competence in a Digital Age: 35 Years and Beyond

8:45-9:00 

Alf  Pratte, Brigham Young University, Rushing to Judgments: The Town-Gown Paradox in journalism and Christian Colleges in Higher Education

 

9:00-9:15 

Edward Johnson, Campbell University, How Should We Then Teach?

9:15-9:30 Q&A

9:30-9:45    Break

9:45-11:00  Sessions II A & IIB

Room 121: Session IIA Room 122: Session IIB
9:45-10:00 

Michael Longinow, Biola, Journalism and Faith

Darlene Graves, Liberty University, A Reflection on Consumer Culture and Contemporary Worship
10:00-10:15 

 

Rich Olsen, University of North Carolina Wilmington, The Challenge of Defining Redemptive Media
10:15-10:30 

Michael Ray Smith and Shannon Ryals, Campbell University, Religion references in John McLean Harrington’s Handwritten Newspapers

James Duncan, Anderson University, Flocks, Fans and Foes: An Analysis of Pastoral Engagement with Multiple Audiences through Twitter
10:30-10:45 

Sheridan Barker, Carson-Newman University,  Elias and the Cherokee Phoenix

Maccamas Ikpah, Rowan University, Interfacing Face Negotiation Theory and Practical Christian Living: Implications for 21st Christendom.
10:45-11:00Q&A

11:00-11:15            Break

11:15-12:30            Sessions IIIA & IIIB

Room 121: Session IIIA Room 122: Session IIIB
11:15-11:30 

Kathy Lopez, Campbell University, A Whirlwind of Words: The Book of Job as a Case Study for Faith Communication

Michael Palmer, Bryan College, Popular Culture and Communication: A Consideration of Meaning and Class, from Plato to Postman 

 

11:30:11:45 

Keith Cannon, Wingate University, Rethinking Media on Campus

 

 

11:45-12:00 

Pete Kenny, Campbell University and Joshua Path, Redemptive Media and Missionaries

 

12:00-12:15 John Guiniven, James Madison University, The ethical implications of cause-marketing:  The best or worst of corporate social responsibility Joseph Marcus, Liberty University, The LOST episode “Ab Aeterno” as Christian narrative. 

 

12:15-12:30 Q&A

Lunch 12:30-1:15

1:15-2:30     Sessions IVA & IVB

Room 121: Session IVA Room 122: Session IVB
1:15-1:30 

Bruce Martin Kirk, Liberty University, Social Media and Public Journal

David Xu, Regent University, The Role of Animation in the Communication of Christian Faith
1:30:1:45 

Stuart Schwartz, Aubrey Blankenship and Philip Luca, Liberty University, Using new and social media to spread the Faith

Michael Boling, Regent University, King Arthur, Monty Python, and the Postmodern: How Pre-modern Text and Postmodern Film are not as Different as You Think.
1:45-2:00 

Cecile Holmes, University of South Carolina, How the Study of the Nazi Holocaust and Genocide Prejudice Calls Us to Support Tolerance and Diversity

Andrew F. Rosbury, Regent University, Predetermined Determination: Exploring Free Will and Determinism in Blade Runner
2:00-2:15 J. Dean Farmer, Campbell University, The heart of it all: Religion as a central organizing precept in blue collar Appalachia John D. Rich Jr., Delaware State University, Alice in Wonderland
2:15-2:30 Q&A

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Faith and Communication Conference 2011 details

Here are some details about the April 1-2, 2011 Faith and Communication Conference at Campbell University, Buies Creek, N.C.

We will have a registration table set up at noon April 1 in the first-floor commuter lounge of the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business. The address for your GPS unit is 165 Dr. McKoy Rd., Buies Creek, N.C. 27506.

This room is near the entrance of the building and Ms. Rebecca West will be there to greet you and give you a name tag and so on. If you haven’t pre-registered, Ms. West can register you when you arrive. Please see the map below. This building is near the top right hand side of the map. The skull and crossbones at the bottom means “Avoid this area. Sea monsters and road construction are present.”

The first presentation will be at 3 p.m. Friday and we will have a series of presentations, a break, then another set of presentations. At 7:30 p.m. we will go to a Chinese food restaurant as a group at Rainbow Buffett, 320 East Cornelius Harnett Boulevard, Lillington, NC 27546 (910) 814-0390. We will follow each other as a caravan.  The cost of dinner is not part of the registration expense but it shouldn’t be more than $12.

Dr. Wally Metts, Spring Arbor University, will present “Rethinking the Christian College Communication Curriculum.” After dinner, we will adjourn to my house for some light dessert.  The restaurant is about three miles from campus and my house is about three miles from the restaurant. We will follow each other. campusmap

Saturday’s activities will begin with a light breakfast from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the commuter lounge with our first session beginning at 8:30 a.m. We will continue to early afternoon. We will have lunch in the commuter’s lounge around noon. The conference will conclude around 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Here’s some other information about the conference.

I. Traffic warning

As I mentioned earlier, please be advised of road construction. Campbell University and the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles are involved in a large traffic circle project. As you motor around campus, you want to avoid traffic near the John L. Pope Convocation Center off of the intersection of Marshbanks Road and Main Street and West and East Leslie Campbell Memorial Avenue.  In other words, avoid the area located in the bottom, right hand side of this map.

II. Presenters

As of March 1, I have the following people presenting. Please let me know if you know of someone I may have missed. Be sure to send me your best title otherwise the title below will be what’s printed in the program. The names are in alphabetical order.

Tentative April 1-2, 2011 Presenters and Presentations

Michael Bolling, Regent University, “King Arthur, Monty Python, and the

Postmodern: How Pre-modern Text and Postmodern Film are not as

Different as You Think.”

William Brown, Regent University, Ben Fraser, Regent University, and Terry

Lindvall, Virginia Wesleyan University, “Does it Really have to Bleed to Lead, and if so, Who Is Bleeding? Portrayals of Crime and Minorities on local Network News”

Gina Barker, Liberty University,  Public Relations as Intermediary: A Christian

Perspective

Sheridan Barker, Carson-Newman University,  Elias and the Cherokee Phoenix

Dennis Bounds, Regent University, The 2012 Apocalypso: End of the World

Narratives in the Films “2012,” “Knowing” and “Pandorum”

Keith Cannon, Wingate University, PR Through the Prism of Faith

John Carpenter, Bryan College, The Crusading Commoner: How William

Jennings Bryan’s Faith Informed his Journalism

James Duncan, Anderson University, Flocks, Fans and Foes: An Analysis of

Pastoral Engagement with Multiple Audiences through Twitter

Bruce Evensen, DePaul University, In the Beginning, Before Fox: The Genesis of

News Coverage by the Christian Broadcasting Network, 1977-1984

J. Dean Farmer, Campbell University,  The heart of it all: Religion as a central

organizing precept in blue collar Appalachia

Darlene Graves, Liberty University, A Reflection on Consumer Culture and

Contemporary Worship

Michael Graves, Liberty University, On Using the Devil’s Tools: Reflections on

the use of Standard Research and Writing Protocols

John Guiniven, James Madison University, Strategic Communication

Cecile Holmes, University of South Carolina, How the Study of the Nazi

Holocaust and Genocide Prejudice Calls Us to Support Tolerance and

Diversity

Maccamas Ikpah, Rowan University, Interfacing Face Negotiation Theory and

Practical Christian Living: Implications for 21st Christendom.

Edward Johnson, Campbell University, A Christian Response to Hunger

Cliff Kelly and Randy Pruitt, Liberty University, Revisiting Communication

Competence in a Digital Age: 35 Years and Beyond

Mark Keuthan, Regent University, The Pixar New Testament –

Christian Narrative Theology Resident in Pixar Animated Films

Bruce Martin Kirk, Liberty University, Social Media and Public Journalism

Michael Longinow, Biola, Journalism and Faith

Kathy Lopez, Campbell University, A Whirlwind of Words: The Book of Job as a

Case Study for Faith Communication

Joseph Marcus, Liberty University, The LOST episode “Ab Aeterno” as Christian

narrative.

Lacey Mitchell, Liberty University, Found: The Etiology of Character Realization,

within Rhetorical Analysis of the Series LOST, through the Application of

Underhill’s and Turner’s Classic Concepts of the Mystic Journey

Rich Olsen, University of North Carolina Wilmington, The Challenge of Defining

Redemptive Media

Michael Palmer, Bryan College, Popular Culture and Communication: A

Consideration of Meaning and Class, from Plato to Postman

Stephen D. Perry, Illinois State University, Contemporary Christian Music’s

Meanings in the Lives of Its Fans

Alf Pratte, Brigham Young University, Rush to Judgments: The Town-Gown

Paradox in Christian Colleges in Higher Education Testing

Andrew Quicke, Regent University, Film

John D. Rich Jr., Delaware State University, Alice in Wonderland

Andrew F. Rosbury, Regent University, Predetermined Determination: Exploring Free Will and Determinism in Blade Runner

Stuart Schwartz, Liberty University, Using new and social media to spread the

Faith

Steve Shenton, Shippensburg University, Whither the Public? Paul Tillich and the

Quest for Certainty

Michael Ray Smith and Shannon Ryals, Campbell University, Religion references

in John McLean Harrington’s handwritten newspapers

Nathan Wilber, Liberty University, Lost

David Xu, Regent University, The Role of Animation in the Communication of Christian Faith

III. Where to stay (Be sure to ask for any discount associated with Campbell University.)

Hotels http://www.campbell.edu/admissions/undergraduate/visit-us/accomodations/

Lillington (The closest town to Buies Creek, which has no hotels)

Take 421 S. Five minutes from Campbell. This hotel is offering a discount.

Microtel Inns and Suites,
300 East Cornelius Harnett Blvd.
910-893-2626

Dunn (12 miles south of campus, the classic unplanned Southern town)

Take 421 N.  About 20 Minutes from Campbell

Comfort Inn
Exit 72 off I-95
910-891-2511

Hampton Inn
Exit 73 off I-95
910-892-4333

Holiday Inn Express
Exit 73 off I-95
910-892-4400

Jameson Inn
Exit 73 off I-95
910-891-5758

Fuquay-Varina (15 miles north of campus and quite charming)

Take US-401S to US-421S. 25 minutes from Campbell

Comfort Inn
919-557-9000

Holiday Inn Express
919-557-2009

Sanford (23 miles west of campus and a bit drab)

Take US-421S. 30 minutes from Campbell

The Hampton Inn
919-775-2000

IV. Books

Have you written a book that you want to showcase? Let me know. See if your publisher will send a few for you to display. Perhaps you’ll be willing to donate one or two as a door prize. Please let me know.

V. Other needs

Please let me know if you have a special need and we can help by preparing in advance.

VI. Drivers

If you are arriving the town before April 1, consider a ministry of collecting others at the airport. Let me know if you’re game. Be sure to provide a cell number.

VII. Rooms

If you want to share a room, please let me know and I will work to connect people.

VIII. Questions

No doubt I have left out crucial information. Please send me your questions at smithm@campbell.edu.

I will use the titles in the presentations listed above unless told otherwise. A firm Friday-Saturday schedule is in the making.

All the best for a merry conference with a rich variety of scholars,

Michael Ray Smith, Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Communication Studies

Campbell University

P.O. Box 130

Buies Creek, NC 27506

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