2009 Student Research Conference:
22nd Annual Student Research Conference

Program

Program-At-A-Glance

7:30 am - 2:30 pm • Pickler Memorial Library Lobby
Registration

8:15-9:30 am • OP 2113
SESSION 2
PAPERS: INTERDISCIPLINARY -
Creativity

Presiding: Dr. Marc Rice, Associate Professor of Music

8:15

2 - 1  ERIN M. NEUMAN
Dr. James D'Agostino, Faculty Mentor
Sketch Poems: Exercises of a Bittersweet Nature

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8:30

2 - 2  LEIA P. WILSON
Dr. James D'Agostino, Dr. Linda Seidel, Dr. Bridget Thomas, and Dr. Scott Alberts, Faculty Mentors
Preface to Chapter 3: Spectral Theory, Quantum Choice

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8:45

2 - 3  DAVID G. FRICK
Prof. Shirley McKamie, Faculty Mentor
The Genius of Alfred Hitchcock: Synthesis of Image and Music in Film

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9:00

2 - 4  KARIANNE M. JONES
Prof. Shirley McKamie, Faculty Mentor
Felix: The Christian Mendelssohn

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9:15

2 - 5  LINDSEY J. GILL
Dr. Marc Rice, Faculty Mentor
A Musical Analysis of Northern Ireland and the Events of Bloody Sunday

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8:15-9:30 am • OP 2115
SESSION 5
PAPERS: ENGLISH -
Creative Writing

Presiding: Dr. James D'Agostino, Assistant Professor of English

8:30

5 - 2  SHAWN M. BODDEN
Dr. James D'Agostino, Faculty Mentor
Formal Functions: Experiments in Poetic Structure

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9:00

5 - 4  ARTHUR D. GREGG
Dr. James D'Agostino, Faculty Mentor
Shaping Meaning Through Sound: 'That You Might Bond to Me, Covalently'

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8:15-9:15 am • VH 1320
SESSION 7
PAPERS: EDUCATION -
Education I

Presiding: Christy Yoder, Graduate Student in Education

8:45

7 - 3  MICHELLE L. STEIN* and ELENA M. ALVAREZ
Dr. James A. Padfield, Faculty Mentor
Prevalence of leadership studies programs in Ivy League and COPLAC universities

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8:15-9:30 am • VH 1416
SESSION 13
PAPERS: INTERDISCIPLINARY -
Biology and Environmental Studies

Presiding: Dr. Monica Barron, Professor of English

8:15

13 - 1  ANNA E. ESFELD
Mr. Kristopher Stroup and Dr. Elizabeth M. Clark, Faculty Mentors
The Effect of Gene Patents on Our Perceptions of Ownership as Seen Through the Genomic Research and Accessibility Act

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9:30 - 9:45 am • OP Lobby & VH Lobby
Break

9:45-10:30 am • OP 2115
SESSION 17
PAPERS: INTERDISCIPLINARY -
Interdisciplinary Classics Studies

Presiding: Dr. Bridget Thomas, Associate Professor of Classics

10:00

17 - 2  VAN H. LE
Dr. Rebecca Harrison and Dr. Bridget Thomas, Faculty Mentors
Anthropomorphism in Pliny the Elder's Naturalis Historia 8

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9:45-10:45 am • VH 1412
SESSION 22
PAPERS: PHYSICS -
Physics II

Presiding: Dr. Taner Edis, Associate Professor of Physics

10:00

14 - 2  NATHANIEL J. WEIMER
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
The Creation and Worth of the Western 7 Tone Scale, and an Exploration of Alternative Scales

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9:45-10:45 am • OP 2113
SESSION 29
PAPERS: ASIAN STUDIES -
Studies on China

Presiding: Mrs. Julie Minn, Instructor of Chinese

10:00

29 - 2  BRADLEY J. SOVA
Prof. Julie Minn, Faculty Mentor
Sources of Aggression Against the Catholic Church in Early Mao-Era China

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11:00 am - 12:00 pm • VH 1000
Plenary Session: All Disciplines

Unwrapping the Dead: Mummies in Ancient Egypt

Dr. Salima Ikram, Professor of Egyptology, American University in Cairo


1:15-2:30 pm • VH 1416
SESSION 32
PAPERS: BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION -
Business Administration

Presiding: Dr. Steve Allen, Professor

1:15

32 - 1  JOSEPH J. POMICTER
Dr. Stephen Allen, Faculty Mentor
Serving Our Students: The Prevalence of Information Technology Service Outsourcing at America's Colleges and Universities

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1:15-2:30 pm • OP 2111
SESSION 33
PAPERS: INTERDISCIPLINARY -
Phi Kappa Phi Interdisciplinary Section I

Presiding: Dr. Laura Fielden, Associate Professor of Biology

1:15

33 - 1  WILLIAM K. PETRY
Dr. Laura J. Fielden, Dr. Stephanie Fore, and Dr. Hyun-Joo Kim, Faculty Mentors
Rise of the Ticks: Modeling the Questing Behavior of Nymphal Dermacentor variabilis in Response to Environmental Factors

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1:30

33 - 2  JONATHAN D. VOLLMER* and BRETT L. WILEY
Dr. Michael Adams , Faculty Mentor
Metapopulation Model of a Rare Winter Annual Plant Species, Missouri Bladderpod

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1:45

33 - 3  KENT T. BUXTON* and DAVID I. TAYLOR
Dr. Cynthia Cooper, Faculty Mentor
Antibiotic Resistance of E. coli in Steer Creek

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2:00

33 - 4  LEE A. FLAGG
Dr. Amber Johnson , Faculty Mentor
Lift For Life: Does Sports Participation Prevent Delinquency?

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2:15

33 - 5  ADAM C. GOUGE
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
The Physics of Extreme Double Bass Drumming

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1:15-2:30 pm • OP 2210
SESSION 34
PAPERS: ART -
Art

Presiding: Prof. John Bohac, Professor of Art

1:15

34 - 1  GALEN M. GIBSON-CORNELL
Dr. Julia DeLancey and Dr. Patricia Burton, Faculty Mentors
Philosophic Ideas of Beauty in the Visual Arts

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1:30

34 - 2  ELSA R. ARMENTIA
Prof. John Bohac , Faculty Mentor
Digital LiterARTure: A Case Study

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2:00

34 - 4  ANTONIO BONOME
Prof. John Bohac , Faculty Mentor
William S. Burroughs: La máquina de escribir

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1:15-2:30 pm • VH 1424
SESSION 35
PAPERS: SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY -
SOAN/ Criminal Justice

Presiding: Dr. Amber Johnson, Associate Professor of Anthropology

1:30

35 - 2  JUSTIN L. NICHOLS
Dr. Amber Johnson and Dr. Thomas W. Stewart, Faculty Mentors
The Cognitive Implications of Participation in Harvest Rituals

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1:15-2:30 pm • OP 2115
SESSION 42
PAPERS: HISTORY -
History

Presiding: Dr. David Robinson, Professor of History

2:00

1:15-2:30 pm • OP 2113
SESSION 43
PAPERS: INTERDISCIPLINARY -
Music, Theatre, and Creative Arts

Presiding: Dr. Cole Woodcox, Professor of English

1:15

43 - 1  PRAYASH SHARMA PYAKUREL
Prof. Shirley McKamie, Faculty Mentor
Shamanism and Mystical Chants In Nepal

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1:45

43 - 3  JENNY C. JALACK
Dr. Brent Orton and Dr. Cole Woodcox, Faculty Mentors
Shadows for Sale: Peter Schlemiel's Depreciation of the Human Element

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2:00

43 - 4  JENNIFER R. GAITHER
Prof. Shirley McKamie, Faculty Mentor
Charlie Chaplin: The Artist, the Musician, and the "Tramp"

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2:15

43 - 5  JOHN H. HITZEL
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor
The Joker told the Batman, "You Complete Me": Yin / Yang and the Roles of Hero and Villain in The Dark Knight

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2:30 - 2:45 pm • OP Lobby & VH Lobby
Break

2:45-4:00 pm • OP 2111
SESSION 48
PAPERS: INTERDISCIPLINARY -
Phi Kappa Phi Interdisciplinary Section II

Presiding: Mrs. Shirley McKamie, Instructor of Music

2:45

48 - 1  GRANT M. BERRY
Prof. Shirley McKamie, Faculty Mentor
Semiotics in Artistic Echoes of Ovid's Acis and Galatea

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3:00

48 - 2  JENNIFER L. THOMAS
Prof. Shirley McKamie, Faculty Mentor
Mask and Masquerade: Women's Music in Mende Life and Ritual

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3:15

3:30

48 - 4  GEMMICKA F. PIPER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Black Nationalism from the Home Front: Creating a Space for the Expression of both the Black and Female Selves

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3:45

48 - 5  LEIA P. WILSON
Dr. Cole Woodcox, Faculty Mentor
Designing for QUEER(ability): Writing On Walls

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2:45-4:00 pm • OP 2113
SESSION 49
PAPERS: INTERDISCIPLINARY -
Interdisciplinary Studies

Presiding: Dr. Hena Ahmad, Associate Professor of English

2:45

49 - 1  JOHN P. MCDONOUGH
Dr. Robert Mielke and Prof. Joe Nedelec, Faculty Mentors
The Agnewian Strain of Marceldom in Proust's The Captive & The Fugitive

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3:00

49 - 2  CHRISTINA M. SCHEPERLE♦
Dr. Jay Bulen, Faculty Mentor
Measures of Healing: The Effect of Group Music Intervention on Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Northeast Missouri

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3:15

49 - 3  ELIZABETH M. PIEL
Prof. Shirley McKamie, Faculty Mentor
From Shaman to the Sex Pistols: Tattooing and Body Modification in a Cultural Context

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3:30

49 - 4  ANNA K. BUCKLES
Dr. Marc Rice, Faculty Mentor
Machismo Within Tejano Music

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3:45

49 - 5  ANDREW P. KINDIGER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Reevaluating A True Conception of the Middle East: Creating a New Projection of a Diverse Landscape

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2:45-4:00 pm • VH 1010
SESSION 56
PAPERS: COMMUNICATION -
Communication Studies

Presiding: Dr. Diane Johnson, Associate Professor of Communication

3:45

56 - 5  JACQUELINE E. GONZALEZ
Dr. Marilyn Yaquinto, Faculty Mentor
Brave New Girl: Girls' Life and Answer-Seeking Adolescents

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4:15-5:15 pm • PML
SESSION P-14
POSTERS, TECHNOLOGY DISPLAYS AND STUDIO ARTS: INTERDISCIPLINARY -
Posters: Interdisciplinary Studies

P-14 - 1

KIRAH R. JEROME
Dr. Scott Alberts, Faculty Mentor
Pilot Study: The Use of CBT on Mathematics Anxiety

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P-14 - 2

KIM F. INGERSOLL* and JOSH J. HIRNER
Dr. James M. McCormick, Faculty Mentor
Has Hell Frozen Over? A Quantum Mechanical Inquiry

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P-14 - 3

CHELLE KING PORTER*, MOLLY SMITH, YU-YU REN, BRETT L. WILEY, and DAN W. SERBER
Dr. Hyun-Joo Kim, Faculty Mentor
The Determination of the Effect on Plasma Retinol and β -Carotene Levels by Various Explanatory Variables: A Statistical Approach

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P-14 - 4

LEE A. FLAGG
Dr. Jennifer Hurst, Faculty Mentor
Sports Participation and Social Deviance

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4:45 - 5:45 pm • Pickler Memorial Library Gallery, Room 104
Reception


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