2016 Student Research Conference:
29th Annual Student Research Conference

Program

Program-At-A-Glance

7:30 a.m. • MG Cyber Cafe, OP Lobby, & VH Lobby
Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. • Atrium, South Wing of OP
Studio Art Display

8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. • University Art Gallery
BFA/BA Thesis Exhibit

8:00-9:15 • MG 2001
SESSION 101-
ORAL PAPER -
BIOLOGY

Presiding: Dr. Stephanie Fore

9:00

101- - 5  ALYSSA K. JOHNSON
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Diseases and Pests of the New World: A Metaphor for the Gendering of Early America

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8:00-9:15 • MG 2050
SESSION 102-
ORAL PAPER -
PSYCHOLOGY

Presiding: Dr. David Conner

8:45

102- - 4  MAX G. PYLE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Does ADHD Really Exist: A Hidden Phenomenon in the Field of Medicine

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8:00-9:15 • VH 1224
SESSION 103-
ORAL PAPER -
EDUCATION

Presiding: Dr. Wendy Miner

8:30

103- - 3  GRACE M. CRIPPS♦
Dr. Wendy Miner, Dr. Rebecca Dierking, and Dr. Barbara Price, Faculty Mentors
Increasing Student Achievement with Frequent Nonfiction Reading and Skill Practice

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8:00-9:15 • OP 2210
SESSION 104-
ORAL PAPER -
MUSIC II

Presiding: Dr. Jocelyn Prendergast

8:00

104- - 1  RYAN M. JESCHKE
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor
Yes's Close to the Edge: The Music, Lyrics, and Journey

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8:00-9:15 • MG 1000
SESSION 107-
ORAL PAPER -
ENGLISH I

Presiding: Dr. Hena Ahmad

8:00

107- - 1  BRIDGETTE M. TAUCHER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Power of Love in Romeo and Juliet

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8:15

107- - 2  SAMANTHA J. BATTRICK♦
Dr. Sally Cook, Faculty Mentor
Metaphors on Love: Conceiving Emotion Through Our Understanding of the World Around Us

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8:30

107- - 3  BRYAN A. LIMING
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
In Pursuit of a Bad Time: An Examination of Player Choices and a Deconstruction of Role Playing Games

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8:45

107- - 4  GAIL E. HULSER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Hamlet's Oedipus Complex

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9:00

107- - 5  MAN LIU
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Comparison and Discipline: The Threat to Students' Self-esteem in Chinese Schools

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8:00-9:15 • MG 1096
SESSION 110-
ORAL PAPER -
ENGLISH IX

Presiding: Lydia Whitacre

8:00

110- - 1  BRIAN J. MAXFIELD
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Becoming Conscious of my Unquestioned Assumptions: An Examination of Disability and Social Isolation

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8:15

110- - 2  KERRION C. DEAN
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Misfits: The Gay, The Disabled, and Their Struggles

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8:30

110- - 3  ANGEL M. GARCIA RUBIO
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Movies and Characters With Disabilities: A Look at Imperiator Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road

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8:45

110- - 4  JESSE L. BAUER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Patron Saint of My Punishment

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9:00

110- - 5  MATTHEW C. JONES
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
How Dyslexia Shaped My Family

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9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. • MG Cyber Cafe, OP Lobby, & VH Lobby
Break

9:30-10:45 • VH 1224
SESSION 202-
ORAL PAPER -
EDUCATION

Presiding: Dr. Rebecca Dierking

10:15

202- - 4  SARAH RYBKOWSKI♦
Dr. Rebecca Dierking, Dr. Barbara Price, and Dr. Sarah Mohler, Faculty Mentors
Using Non-Print Texts in the English Language Arts

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9:30-10:45 • MG 1000
SESSION 210-
ORAL PAPER -
ENGLISH IV

Presiding: Dr. Hena Ahmad

9:30

210- - 1  JENNA R. HEIL
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Fragility of a Young Mind: Marji's Transformation in Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

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9:45

210- - 2  RONIT DAS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Bullying and How It Affected My Childhood

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10:00

210- - 3  GRACE C. FODOR
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Cons of Passion: A Study of Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet

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10:15

210- - 4  LUIS A. ORTIZ
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Hamlet and Kanye West: A Comparison

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10:30

210- - 5  ELLA YOUMANS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"Narrative Symbiosis": "Cracked Portraits" and "Story of a Silence" as a Duology in Agha Shahid Ali's Half-Inch Himalayas

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11:00 a.m. - 12:15 a.m. • VH 1000
Plenary Session: All Disciplines

Repairing the Damaged Brain: How do we Stop the Next Apocalypse?

Dr. Greg Gerhardt, Professor of Anatomy & Neurosurgery, Neurology, Psychiatry and Electrical Engineering, University of Kentucky Health Sciences Center in Lexington, KY


1:00-2:15 • MG 2090
SESSION 301-
ORAL PAPER -
HISTORY

Presiding: Dr. David Robinson

1:15

301- - 2  PATRICK B. MCGLASSON
Dr. David Robinson and Dr. Adam B. Davis, Faculty Mentors
Ancient Ballads in the New World: A Cultural Study of the Scotch-Irish, Their Migration, and Their Music

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1:00-2:15 • VH 1212
SESSION 302-
ORAL PAPER -
ENGLISH VI

Presiding: Rachel Davis

1:00

302- - 1  ANNE E. MORGAN
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Power and Profit: A Marxist Analysis of Faulkner's "Barn Burning" and "A Rose for Emily"

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1:15

302- - 2  ABIGAIL R. FAWKS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"The Grass is Always Greener...": Exploring Gender Specific Restrictions in Monica Ali's Brick Lane

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1:30

302- - 3  MADALENE H. DAVIS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Breaking the "Love Laws": Reading The God of Small Things Through A Feminist / Marxist Lens

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1:45

302- - 4  JACQUELINE O. PECORARO
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Witches' Prophecies in Macbeth

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2:00

302- - 5  MADISON E. THORNBURG
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Humor in A Midsummer Night's Dream

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1:00-2:15 • VH 1010
SESSION 303-
ORAL PAPER -
ENGLISH V

Presiding: Erica Raines

1:00

303- - 1  HONGFEI SUN
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Exploring the Superpowers of Autistic people

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1:15

303- - 2  HANNAH A. BARTEE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Religion in Romeo and Juliet

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1:30

303- - 3  JULIA N. DAVIS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Hamlet's Sanity and Insanity

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1:45

303- - 4  BLAKE GOODMAN
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Puns, Irony, and Wordplay: Exploring the Complex Use of Language in Hamlet

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2:00

303- - 5  ALISON G. MILLINGTON
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Disability vs. Insurance: An Observation of the Correlation Between Insurance Coverage and Disability Cases

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1:00-2:15 • MG 1000
SESSION 308-
ORAL PAPER -
ENGLISH III

Presiding: Dr. Hena Ahmad

1:00

308- - 1  COURTNEY L. SHANNON
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"Soiled Doves Fly Again": Nazneen's Journey of Finding Herself Through Sexuality in Monica Ali's Brick Lane

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1:15

308- - 2  JENNA N. HOLZER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The God of Small Things: Rahel and Estha's Twin Dynamics and Psychology

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1:30

308- - 3  BASTIEN DUPUIS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The International Reality of Home: An Analysis of "Vacating an Apartment," "A Call," and "Houses" from Agha Shahid Ali's The Half-Inch Himalayas

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1:45

308- - 4  RAMEY D. HOEHN
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
A Study of Empowered Lucia in Tsitsi Dangarembga's Nervous Conditions

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2:00

308- - 5  ELIZABETH A. BURNES
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Symbiosis to Neurosis to Diagnosis: Recognizing How Conforming to a Destructive Society Results in Mental Illness in Tsitsi Dangarembga's 'Nervous Conditions'

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1:00-2:15 • VH 1328
SESSION 309-
ORAL PAPER -
ENGLISH II

Presiding: Dr. David Gillette

1:00

309- - 1  JAYME L. EOFF
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Hypermasculinity within Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

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1:15

309- - 2  ARIANA N. HETLAND
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Blooming Into Independence: Kambili's Transformation in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibsicus

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1:30

309- - 3  DAVID ROBINSON
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"Click it or Ticket": My Experience with the Police

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1:45

309- - 4  TALIESYN CEDERWALL
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Challenging the Cultural Expectations of Women: An Analysis of Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

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2:00

309- - 5  MORGAN L. WHITE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Feminism and Parenting in Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis

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1:00-2:15 • VH 1224
SESSION 311-
ORAL PAPER -
ENGLISH SECONDARY MAE I

Presiding: Dr. Rebecca Dierking

2:00

311- - 5  MARY A. PETROFSKY♦
Dr. Rebecca Dierking, Dr. Barbara Price, and Dr. Joseph Benevento, Faculty Mentors
Conversation Starter or Killer? A Look at Online Discussion Boards in the English Classroom

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2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. • MG Cyber Cafe, OP Lobby, & VH Lobby
Break

2:30-3:30 • VH 1328
SESSION 401-
ORAL PAPER -
ENGLISH VIII

Presiding: Josiah Rosell

2:30

401- - 1  JULIANNA R. GAMEL
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Antidepressants: Sertraline and the Scheme

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2:45

401- - 2  COLLIN SALAMON-CERTA
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"Cheers to the Children": Having an Alcoholic Parent

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3:00

401- - 3  CURTIS J. WICHMER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
What Drove Brutus?

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3:15

401- - 4  NASHAREE Z. THOMAS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Not Visible but Present: Living with Dyslexia

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2:30-3:30 • VH 1010
SESSION 402-
ORAL PAPER -
COMMUNICATION DISORDERS

Presiding: Dr. Ilene Elmlinger

2:30

402- - 1  ELLIOTT LEONG
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
My Need to be Understood as a Sufferer of ADHD

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3:00

402- - 3  SARAH M. CONNOLLY
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Death by Choice or Nature: Examining Assisted Suicide in the Face of Degenerative Disease

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2:30-3:30 • VH 1224
SESSION 405-
ORAL PAPER -
Linguistics

Presiding: Dr. Robert Mielke

2:30

405- - 1  ADRIANA M. LONG
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor
Transnationalism in the Poetry of Agha Shahid Ali

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3:00

405- - 3  ANASTASIA STEBLINA
Dr. Sarah Mohler and Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentors
Antisocial Personality Disorder in Dostoyevsky and Poe

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2:30-3:30 • MG 1000
SESSION 406-
ORAL PAPER -
ENGLISH VII

Presiding: Dr. Hena Ahmad

2:30

406- - 1  KELSEY M. COLLINGS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Meaning of Home: A Look at Poetry from Agha Shahid Ali's The Half-Inch Himalayas

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2:45

406- - 2  LUCY M. GAVLICK
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Public vs. Private: Perceptions of the Patriarch in a Post-Colonial Nigeria in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus

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3:00

406- - 3  SARAH B. GRABER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Is Caliban Really the Monster Prospero Makes Him Out To Be?

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2:30-3:30 • MG 2090
SESSION 407-
ORAL PAPER -
ENGLISH X

Presiding: Dr. Elizabeth Delmonico

2:30

407- - 1  VICTORIA L. KLEITZ
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Love, Lust, and Jealousy in A Midsummer Night's Dream

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2:45

407- - 2  SUSAN A. WHITMAR
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Does Romeo and Juliet Remain the Same Story When Modernized?

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3:00

3:15

407- - 4  EMILY N. STOBBE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Landscape as Metaphor in Season of Migration to the North

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2:30-3:30 • VH 1212
SESSION 403-
ORAL PAPER -
Women and Gender

Presiding: Dr. Julia Edgar

2:30

403- - 1  UMMEKULSOOM ARIF
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Indian American Dream: A Cultural Perspective of Sejal Badani's Trail of Broken Wings

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3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. • Student Union - Georgian Room
Reception


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