April 30 & May 1: Honors Students Present Poster Sessions

University Honors Program students will present their General Honors 401 senior theses in poster sessions on Thursday, April 30, and Friday, May 1, in the in the Cunningham Memorial Library Events Area. Posters of student research will be displayed and discussed in morning (10 AM to 12 PM) and afternoon (1 PM to 3 PM) sessions each day. A complete schedule of titles and presenters is located below.

Session 1: Thursday, April 30, 10:00 AM – 12:00PM

  • Taryn Ash: TBA
  • Mallory Barger: Childhood trauma and psychosis
  • Kara Couwenhoven: The influential internet: Impact of social media on business, news, and education
  • Daniel Ferguson: The global fraud epidemic – a multi-trillion dollar industry
  • Amber Forrestall: TBA
  • Meghan Francis: Loving the unlovable
  • Ashley Furtek: Determining which physical ability test best prepares police officers for duty: An analysis of crime, arrest, and death rates
  • Heather Keltz: The Deluge and the Black Sea Hypothesis: Does the ancient mythology support the current research?
  • Katherine Matthias: Miyazaki mania: Why Hayao Miyazaki’s films are so popular
  • Rachel Mullinnix: Modern day sexism
  • Megan Riffe: The mentally ill in the criminal justice system: Incarceration, treatment, and training
  • Evan Rush: Incentivizing and catalyzing the creation of healthier life styles in the United States
  • Makenzie Utterback: The effects of fragmentation on native and migratory songbirds with an emphasis on the Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina)

Session 2: Thursday, April 30, 1:00 PM – 3:00PM

  • Bethany Alkire: The role of nonprofits on healthcare
  • Tyler Biggs: A survey of denominations in Christianity and why they occur
  • Luke Carr: Horror films and why they work (when they work)
  • Gary Cauley: TBA
  • Emily Cuffle: Heritability of mutation in Game of Thrones
  • Landon Curry: Show me the money: Are professional athletes worth their compensation?
  • Drew Feutz: (A lack) of financial literacy in America
  • Baylor Gardner: Coo, coup, coop: Middle English’s Pidgin Theory reserves no right to nest in English history
  • Jacquelyn Gary: The evolution of supply chain and predictions for its future
  • Ciara Hall: The efficiency of ice in reducing delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) as a result of eccentric exercise in an athletic population
  • Shannon Hamilton: Relationship between setting and exertional heat illness: A systematic review
  • Hallie Harbison: No one should be called a great woman composer: An inquiry on the treatment of women composers of classical music
  • Faith Haugh: The role of social media marketing in the fashion industry
  • Nathaniel Lee: How effective are short-term missions in underdeveloped countries?
  • David Meissel: Type 1 diabetes and medical advancements improving quality of life for patients
  • Molly Mishler: Contrast therapy models in phonological intervention
  • Jordan O’Connor: Napping on the nightshift: Saying goodnight to sleep-deprived nursing care
  • Samantha Smith: What determines human sexual orientation and its social impacts?
  • Ellery Steele: Does it pay to be a sugar baby?
  • Katelyn Walters: Safety and the 1500 hour rule for pilots
  • Brianna Walker: The essentials of communication through language for deaf and hard of hearing children

Session 3: Friday, May 1, 10:00 AM – 12:00PM

  • Lindsay Baggerly: TBA
  • Sam Barnes: TBA
  • Kristin Belter: Pediatric oncology nursing
  • Ashley Borhart: National cultural values on users’ perception of dining experience – a meta-analysis
  • Shelby Coleman: Emergency nursing
  • Shelby Cope: Standardized testing: A standardized problem
  • Kathryn Downey: Genius and madness: The intriguing affair
  • Marvin Elmore: Eating babies, respecting authoritah, and killing dictators: Social criticisms of satire and offensive humor
  • Dylan Gentilcore: The function of theatre in American society: Broadway blues and Shakespeare shakes
  • Julie Goodwin: Creating the best program possible on a college campus based off of Vincent Tinto’s Interactionist Theory of Retention
  • Richard Hansen: Creating temporary homes: An evaluation of study abroad housing situations
  • Simone Hill: A chain reaction: An analysis of the relationship between ineffective supply chain management and the rising cost of healthcare
  • Michael Hirschy: A love affair with death: The use of capital punishment in the United States
  • Jami Moore: Spina Bifida: Etiology, epidemiology, treatment and parenting
  • Kenneth Ndife: Is it because you’re black? Racial health disparities in the U.S.
  • Annie Newkirk: The attested power of art therapy relies heavily on clientele base
  • Alex Stower: Pitfalls of integration
  • Brooke Truax: The Book Battle: Print books versus E-books
  • Sara Umphries: Multicultural education: How do we do that?
  • Jonathan Wachala: The use of humor and drama in advertising

Session 4: Friday, May 1, 1:00 PM – 3:00PM

  • Emily Barrett: Disordered eating within collegiate athletics
  • Kira Clouse: Modern implications for the Mayan people of the Spanish colonization in the Yucatán
  • Cassie Cox: The effects of using alternative and augmentative communication with nonverbal children on the autism spectrum
  • Sonja Cox: Psychological cues of yawning: How reading affects the phenomenon
  • Jillian Dixon: Examination of a caregiver’s role and career strain: Compassion fatigue, burnout, and the nursing shortage
  • Nicholas Gallina: A review of quorum sensing and biofilm formation in Staphylococccus aureus
  • Ashley Haack: They screwed up, they’re not screw-ups: The role of positive mentors on juvenile delinquents
  • Meghan Hoskins: Neoliberalism, consumer culture and climate change
  • Jacob Howe: Prison industrial complex: Institutional problems within the United States prison system
  • Nicole Keeling: The best practices for treatment and diagnosis of feeding disorders in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Erika Lomax: TBA
  • Katie Lugar: Sexism on college campuses
  • Becca Muick: Making decisions in the food industry: What do you offer and how
  • Zachery Nickerson: Assessing bats’ use of swimming pools as an alternative water source in the United States
  • Allison Rademacher: Learning and the brain: Sensory integration and boosting brain power
  • Jonathan Ritch: Zombie fever: The rise of the undead in popular culture
  • Brittany Roberts: Pura Vida: How it embodies the lifestyle and culture of Costa Rica
  • Lauren Rollings: TBA