2017 Student Research Conference:
30th Annual Student Research Conference

Program

Program-At-A-Glance

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

8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. • University Art Gallery
Juried Student Art Exhibition

8:00-9:15 • MG 1000
SESSION 101
Oral Paper -
English I

Presiding: Dr. Hena Ahmad

8:00

101 - 1  ALAN J. SMITH
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

"The Sign's the Thing": Entertainment-as-Drug in Wallace's Infinite Jest

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8:00-9:15 • VH 1224
SESSION 108
Oral Paper -
History

Presiding: Dr. Jerry Hirsch

8:30

108 - 3  ISAIAH J. WINKELMANN
Dr. Mark Appold, Faculty Mentor

The Multifaceted Cause of Islamic Extremism

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

9:45-10:45 • MG 1098
SESSION 204
Oral Paper -
Chemistry III/Physics I

Presiding: Dr. Michael Goggin

10:00

204 - 2  EMILY M. LEDDIN
Dr. James M. McCormick, Faculty Mentor

Do You Believe in the Power of Entropy?

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9:30-10:45 • VH 1224
SESSION 210
Oral Paper -
Philosophy & Religion I

Presiding: Dr. Dereck Daschke

9:30

210 - 1  SAMANTHA M. BARNHART
Dr. David Murphy, Faculty Mentor

The Weber Thesis and South Korea

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9:45

210 - 2  JOSHUA M. HUNSAKER
Dr. David Murphy, Faculty Mentor

Theism, Atheism and Objective Morality

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10:00

210 - 3  DEVIN R. GANT
Dr. Dereck Daschke, Faculty Mentor

Christian Until Proven Jewish: Challenging the Judeo-Christian Identity

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10:15

210 - 4  MEREDITH D. HESSLING
Dr. Dereck Daschke, Faculty Mentor

The Rational Choice Theory and the Phenomenon of Religious Choice

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10:30

210 - 5  TIA A. SARKAR
Dr. Dereck Daschke and Dr. Chad Mohler, Faculty Mentors

From Progress to Populism: How Film Shifts Moral Perceptions in the Popular Conscious

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

Dr. Julio F. Turrens, Associate Dean, College of Allied Health Professions, University of South Alabama


1:00-2:15 • MG 1098
SESSION 304
Oral Paper -
English III

Presiding: Dr. Bob Mielke

1:15

304 - 2  ALAN J. SMITH
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor

Greene's Theology of Liberation in The Comedians

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1:00-2:15 • VH 1224
SESSION 310
Oral Paper -
Philosophy & Religion II

Presiding: Dr. William Ashcraft

1:00

310 - 1  JOELLE AXTON
Dr. Chad Mohler, Faculty Mentor

Semantic Incommensurability After Donald Davidson

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1:15

310 - 2  NICHOLAS A. BARABOLAK
Dr. Chad Mohler, Faculty Mentor

Analysis of Knowledge, Belief, Justification, and Truth Between Williamson and Zagzebski

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1:30

310 - 3  AMANDA M. HELLWEGE
Dr. William M. Ashcraft, Faculty Mentor

The Sermon on the Mount: A Point of Harmony and Divide in the Abrahamic Religions

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1:45

310 - 4  ROBERT C. SMITH
Dr. William M. Ashcraft, Faculty Mentor

A War Within Islam

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2:00

310 - 5  LUKE MATTHEWS
Dr. Mark Appold, Faculty Mentor

Combatant Inequality: A Jus ad Bellum Response

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1:00-2:15 • VH 1236
SESSION 311
Oral Paper -
Sociology II

Presiding: Dr. Cory Anderson

1:45

311 - 4  ALEXANDER T. PONCHE
Dr. Anton Daughters, Faculty Mentor

Religious Tolerance Observed and Expressed by Liberal Arts College Students

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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 1010
SESSION 407
Oral Paper -
Communication II/Disability and Society

Presiding: Dr. Mark Smith

2:30

407 - 1  COLTON G. BARBER
Dr. Marilyn Yaquinto, Faculty Mentor

Mobile Technology, Social Networking, and Habermas' Ideal of a Public Sphere

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2:30-3:30 • VH 1224
SESSION 409
Oral Paper -
Philosophy & Religion III

Presiding: Dr. Chad Mohler

2:30

409 - 1  CALEB H. REW
Dr. Stephen Pollard, Faculty Mentor

Charles Sanders Peirce & A Dialectic Defense of Speculative Philosophy

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


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