Dec. 5 – Dec. 7 Honors Thesis Poster Sessions

Wednesday, December 5 – Friday, December 7

GH 401 students will be presenting their thesis research during poster sessions in the Cunningham Memorial Library Events Area. Sessions will be from 8:30am -11:00am, 12:30pm-2:30pm, and 2:30pm-4:30pm each day. The public is invited to attend and interact with the student researchers!

Photo from May 2, 2018 Poster Session

Session 1, December 5, 8:30 – 11:00 AM
  • Bryce Carpenter, Accounting: Factors Contributing to the Gender Wage Gap in Professional Sports
  • Garrett Moody, Mechanical Engineering Technology: Military Aircraft and their Ability to Defend our Nation
  • Taylor Morris, Accounting: Limiting the Effects of Crime on Businesses
  • Sarah Placke, Elementary Education: Mental Health Services in Elementary Schools
  • Michaela Rausch, Communication; Criminology: Female Police Officer Presence and Police-Citizen Encounters: A Look into Use of Force and Social Control Theory
  • Nicholas Scott, Aviation Management & Unmanned Aerial Systems: Aeronautical Safety: Then and Now
  • Amber Stinson, Interior Architecture Design: Color: Is It Impactful?
Session 2, December 5, 12:30 – 2:30 PM
  • Andrew Case, Communication: Tuckman’s Small Group Development: Application in New Student Orientation Teams
  • Angela Johnson, Biology; Science Education: Investigating Gender Inequality in STEM: What Can Be Done?
  • Jak Kramer, Insurance and Risk Management: The Greek War: Are Fraternities and Sororities Positive or Negative Impacts on Undergraduates’ Lives?
  • Olivia Neese, Biology: Effects of Propofol on Efflux Transporters in a Human Stem Cell Derived Model of the Blood Brain Barrier
  • Aireon Owsley, Social Work: Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Kelly Ronan, Mathematics; Mathematics Teaching: Getting the Right Angle on Pythagoras: Exploring Literary Works Throughout the Ages
  • Olivia Sacopulos, Biology: Gender Differences in Pain: Is Research Skewed Toward One Gender?
  • Justina Shupperd, Baccalaureate Nursing: Worldwide Suicide:  A Rising Concern among Today’s Youth
  • Ben Vertelney, Professional Aviation Flight Technology; Unmanned Systems: Two Iconic Airliners and Their Impact on the Aviation Industry
Session 3, December 5, 2:30 – 4:30 PM
  • Jennifer Cantin, Speech—Language Pathology: Implementation of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices in the Pediatric Population
  • Kimberly Clifford, Health Administration: The Ins and Outs of Human Trafficking
  • Maxwell Cooper, Accounting: Business Valuation Approaches: Exploring Methodologies, Effective Utilization, and Market Impact
  • Hallie Durall, Speech—Language Pathology: Early Intervention and Autism: A School Speech Pathologist View
  • Kathleen Gaines, Music Education: Performing Musicians and the Injuries that Affect Them
  • Madison Gruenert, Mathematics; Mathematics Teaching: School Culture: Grade Level Differences
  • Hannah Mann, Baccalaureate Nursing: Trauma Systems in Rural Healthcare Systems
  • Madison Michalic, Elementary Education: How Autism Affects Socializing and  Friendships in Elementary Aged Children
  • Chinonye Olumba, Chemistry: Are Smoking Alternatives Safer than Cigarettes?
  • Abigail Simon, Elementary Education: Modern Technology and its Impact on the Modern Child
Session 4, December 6, 8:30 – 11:00 AM
  • Brookelyn Bunch, Criminology; Social Justice: Exceeding the Goals of Punishment
  • Katherine Burger, Music Education: Assessment in Music: It’s More Than Participation
  • Emily Davis, Communication-Public Relations: Initiating Conversations After not Succeeding: A Further Investigation of Communicative Behaviors Following Failure
  • Jacob Gay, Music Education – Instrumental: The University Funding Crisis in Ireland: An Analysis of the Cassells Report and Parallels to the United States
  • Madison Igleheart, Language Studies; Speech-Language Pathology: English Language Learners in the Education System
  • Taylor Mills, Interior Architecture Design: Creative Space: How Surroundings Affect Emotions
  • Abigail Ness, Elementary Education: School Uniforms: The Impact of School Uniforms in a Public School
  • Alec Nirtaut, Accounting: Evaluating The Audit Practice in a Blockchain-Driven Society
  • Seirra Nobbe, Music Education: From Kindergarten to Senior High: The Development of the Child’s Voice
  • Quentin Pierce, Exercise Science: The Role of Alcohol Intake In Exercise—Related Injuries
  • Jessica Van Liew, Interior Architecture Design: Sustainable Building in Developing Countries
  • Delaney Williams, Exercise Science: Chronic Pain with a Focus on Psychosocial Issues
Session 5, December 6, 12:30 – 2:30 PM
  • Ali Bennett, Athletic Training – Applied Medicine: Radiology: History, Limitations, & Advancements
  • Stacy Galletta, English Teaching: Secondary Special Education: Are Future Teachers Prepared?
  • Hunter Gill, Chemistry: Interaction between the Human Microbiome and Host MiRNA Expression in Carcinogenesis
  • Tyler Jenkins, Computer Science; Physics: Amyloid Beta: Structure, Behavior and Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Star Leonard, Biology: Correlation between Gastrointestinal Microbiota and Depression and Anxiety
  • William Stone, Exercise Science: Finding Food: The Impact of a Plant-Based Diet
  • B. Noah Woods, Political Science: The Modern Manifest Destiny: An Analysis of Neocolonialism in US-Latin American Relations
  • Taylor Yates, Operations & Supply Chain Management: Affirmative Action and Its Relevancy in the 21st Century
Session 6, December 6, 2:30 – 4:30 PM
  • Mollie Borcherding, Athletic Training: Tactical Athletes: Injuries, Rehabilitation, and Injury Prevention
  • Emily Brana, Biology; Science Education: How Education Philosophy Changed American Instruction Methods Through the Twentieth Century
  • Joslyn Dietzen, Baccalaureate Nursing: The Effect of Social Media on Vaccination Compliance
  • Andrew Gerard, Biology: The Consequences of Cesarean Section Mode of Delivery on the Gastrointestinal Microbiota of Infants
  • Kathryn Gilbert, Chemistry: An Integrative Approach to Vaccine Adherence: Addressing the Public Concern
  • Caleb Harrison, Athletic Training – Applied Medicine and Rehabilitation: Prescription Drug Abuse in America: The Current Epidemiology
  • Destiney Hughes, Biology; Science Education: How Educational Policy Shapes Teaching Effectiveness: An International Analysis
  • Trevor Leuck, Communication: Mental Illness Depictions in Films
  • Elizabeth Mauder, Communication: The Representation of Domestic Violence within the Media and its Effects on Society
  • Corey Maxedon, Finance: Financial Options: History, Computational Analysis, and Future Significance
  • Anne Watson, Health Sciences-Public Health: Bridging the Gap of Age and Awkwardness: Improving Geriatric Sex Education
  • Jayla Watson, Athletic Training: Awareness and Prevention for Exercise in Extreme Environments: Heat, High Altitude, and Cold
Session 7, December 7, 8:30 – 11:00 AM
  • Megan Beehler, Marketing: Factors Influencing Impulsive Buying Behavior
  • Abigail Belich, Human Resource Development: The Effects of Businesses Collaborating with their Employees to Impact Communities
  • Whitney Brown, Interior Architecture Design: How Surface Treatments Change the Aesthetics and Structure of Aluminum
  • Dylan Carroll, Business: Amazon and Its Obstruction of Greatness
  • Cole Donaldson, English: A Creative Writer’s Perspective on the Importance of Video Games in Modern Society
  • Amie Fortman, Theater: Not in My Perfect Mind: Mental Illness in Shakespeare’s Tragedies
  • Maci Hiser, Psychology: Mental Health Stigmas
  • Mitchel Kemp, Biology: Ocular Diseases: Causes, Treatments, and Their Link to the Rest of the Body
  • Wyatt Lawson, Fine Art: Expressions of Queer Identity: An Analysis of Francis Bacon
  • Melika Madani, Biology: Human Impacts on the Gulf of Mexico’s Dead Zone
  • Joshua Mans, Recreation and Sports Management: LeBron James and His Impact on Local Economies
  • Sarah Neeley, Human Resource Development: Save the Turtles! Is a Plastic-Free Ocean a Real Possibility?
  • Maureen Schroeder, Baccalaureate Nursing: The Antibiotic Resistance Crisis
  • Jacqueline Smith, Chemistry: Vaccines: A Comparison of the United States and the United Kingdom
  • Meghan VanWanzeele, Biology: The Effects of Matcha Tea on the Growth of Cancer Cells
Session 8, December 7, 12:30 – 2:30 PM
  • Britney Arnold, Baccalaureate Nursing: Deviations in Care Among Healthcare Clients and the Risks for Workers
  • Emily Barber, Baccalaureate Nursing: Animal-Assisted Therapy: What is it and How Does It Help Patients Heal?
  • Sidney Eckert, Mathematics: Artificial Intelligence’s Growing Role: Advancements Imply New Trends in Jobs
  • Tequilla Howard, Elementary Education; Special Education: Children, Poverty, and Education
  • Rebecca Howe, Health Sciences: The Importance of Quality Management in Healthcare: The Impact on the Patient Experience
  • Livinus Isioma, Political Science: Social Media Regulation By Government: A Plausible Consideration
  • Kaelyn Robertson, Criminology & Criminal Justice: Implications of Radicalization: How Individuals Emerge into Terrorists
  • Gabrielle Smith, Communication: The Importance of Understanding Depression and Its Effects on College Campuses: An Informational Study
  • Zackary D. Taylor, Mathematics; Mathematics Teaching: The History of Calculus: A Debacle for the Ages
  • Jordan Thorpe, Operations & Supply Chain Management: Adoption of New Business Opportunities in the Bottom of the Pyramid
  • Hannah Toptsi, Language Studies: Influencer Advertising and a Culture of Overconsumption
  • Emily Weber, Speech—Language Pathology: A Child’s Environment and Their Language Development
Session 9, December 7, 2:30 – 4:30 PM
  • Zoe Bales, English: Literature as a Coping Strategy
  • Chalen Chambers, Science Education: Supporting the Achievement of Special Education Students in the High School Chemistry Class
  • Alexis Fortman, Art: Fan-Art and Its Impact on American Culture
  • Margaret Glowinski, Elementary Education: Myths, Misconceptions, and Misdiagnosis of Endometriosis
  • Colton Hooper, Professional Aviation Flight Technology; Operations & Supply Chain Management: Up in the Air: Dynamic Aviation Industry Future Uncertain with Pilot Shortage
  • Peter “Jacob” Panagouleas, Accounting: How Will a Tax Return Completed Last Year Compare to This Year?
  • Victoria Ross-Frost, Economics: Declining Federal Funding for Workforce Development Programs and Its Impact on Local Workforce Systems
  • Tori Sanders, Biology: The Importance of Spaying/Neutering on Pet Overpopulation
  • Harjas Singh, Developmental Biology: The role of Jumu, a Forkhead domain transcription factor, in mediating the proper positioning of cardiac cells by regulating extracellular matrix proteins
  • Matthew Spahn, Computer Engineering Technology: Feasibility of City-Wide Solar Power Adoption for the City of Terre Haute, Indiana
  • Cassidy Zehnder, Language Studies: The Negative Effects of 20th Century U.S. Involvement in Central America and the Caribbean

Photo from May 2, 2018

Finals Week in the Library = Free Food!

Night-time snacks and breakfast continue thru finals week. Come to Library Events Area 1am-7am! Somebody has to eat all this food! for free! Coffee, hot tea, and hot chocolate is available with a variety of fruit, bagels, oatmeal, toast, granola bars, and almonds. Ramen soup cups. At 5 a.m., cold cereal, juice and milk are also available until 7 a.m.

COME AND EAT THIS FOOD!

 

 

 

October 29: “Mission Blue” documentary and discussion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT THE FILM

Mission Blue inspires action to explore and protect the ocean. Led by legendary oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue is uniting a global coalition to inspire an upwelling of public awareness, access and support for a worldwide network of marine protected areas – Hope Spots. Under Dr. Earle’s leadership, the Mission Blue team implements communications campaigns that elevate Hope Spots to the world stage through documentaries, social media, traditional media and innovative tools like Google Earth. Mission Blue also embarks on regular oceanic expeditions that shed light on these vital ecosystems and build support for their protection. Currently, the Mission Blue alliance includes more than 200 respected ocean conservation groups and like-minded organizations, from large multinational companies to individual scientific teams doing important research. Additionally, Mission Blue supports the work of conservation NGOs that share the mission of building public support for ocean protection. With the concerted effort and passion of people and organizations around the world, Hope Spots can become a reality and form a global network of marine protected areas large enough to restore the ocean, the blue heart of the planet.