2018 Student Research Conference:
31st Annual Student Research Conference

Program

Program-At-A-Glance

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

Continental Breakfast and Conference Program Books are available in the the Magruder Hall Cyber Cafe and the Violette Hall Lobby at 7:30 a.m. Registration is not required for session attendance; the entire campus community is invited and encouraged to attend.


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

The Student Research Conference coincides with the last day of the Annual Juried Student Exhibition. In the University Art Gallery, on the ground floor of Ophelia Parrish (OP 1114), outstanding student work will be on display in the gallery from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


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

Complimentary refreshment breaks will be held in the main lobby of Violette Hall and the Cyber Cafe of Magruder Hall from 9:15 a.m.


9:30-10:45 • MG 1000
SESSION 201
Oral Paper -
English II

Presiding: Dr. Rebecca Dierking

9:30

201 - 1  ANNA DEMOOR♦
Dr. Rebecca Dierking, Faculty Mentor

The Multigenre Paper: The Impact of Multigenre Writing on Understanding Text and Engaging Students 

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9:45

201 - 2  MADELINE C. BARROW♦
Dr. Rebecca Dierking, Faculty Mentor

The Effects on Learning and Motivation when Giving Students Choices in the Classroom

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10:30

201 - 5  MIA P. POHLMAN♦
Dr. Rebecca Dierking, Dr. Barbara Price, and Dr. Priscilla Riggle, Faculty Mentors

High School Students' Changing Perceptions of Silence Through the Use of Breathing Exercises in the English Classroom

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9:30-10:45 • MG 1090
SESSION 202
Oral Paper -
English III

Presiding: Dr. Summer Pennell

9:30

202 - 1  KATRINA A. BURGESS♦
Dr. Barbara Price, Dr. Summer Pennell, and Dr. Paul Yoder, Faculty Mentors

Teaching Writing Using a Sensory Response Poetry Workshop

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10:00

202 - 3  KRISTINA M. KOHL♦
Dr. Summer Pennell, Dr. Barbara Price, and Dr. Paul Yoder, Faculty Mentors

Is Taylor Swift the New Abigail Williams? A Case Study on Popular Culture and Student Engagement

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10:15

202 - 4  JAMIE C. MCBURNETT♦
Dr. Summer Pennell, Dr. Rebecca Dierking, and Dr. Linda Seidel, Faculty Mentors

Self Preparedness on Instruction of a Feminism Unit

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10:30

202 - 5  DANI ESCHWEILER♦
Dr. Summer Pennell, Faculty Mentor

Social Justice: Literature, Reality, and the Classroom

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

Foundations of Research: Transforming Undergraduate Skills into a Career

Abigail Orscheln Police Analyst St.Louis County Police Department


1:00-2:15 • MG 1000
SESSION 301
Oral Paper -
English IV

Presiding: Dr. Rebecca Dierking

1:00

301 - 1  MORGAN E. SIEBERT♦
Dr. Rebecca Dierking, Faculty Mentor

Collaborative Writing in the Secondary English Classroom

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1:30

301 - 3  DESTINY D. REED♦
Dr. Rebecca Dierking, Faculty Mentor

Digital Video Composing in the English Language Arts Classroom 

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1:45

301 - 4  CAMILLE M. KREKEL♦
Dr. Rebecca Dierking, Faculty Mentor

Developing Students’ Cross-Cultural Understanding: Incorporating World Literature into the Secondary English Language Arts Classroom

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1:00-2:15 • MG 1090
SESSION 302
Oral Paper  -
English V

Presiding: Dr. Barbara Price

1:00

302 - 1  ARIELLE T. SUTTON♦
Dr. Barbara Price, Dr. Summer Pennell, and Dr. Priscilla A. Riggle, Faculty Mentors

Teaching Fanfiction as a Tool to Evaluate Student Understanding of Character Development in Canonical Texts

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1:15

302 - 2  RACHEL M. DAVIS♦
Dr. Barbara Price, Dr. Rebecca Dierking, and Dr. Priscilla A. Riggle, Faculty Mentors

Bringing Literature to Life: Performance as a Reading Engagement Tool in the Secondary English Classroom

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1:30

302 - 3  SARAH E. SLANE♦
Dr. Summer Pennell, Faculty Mentor

Increasing Student Understanding Of Social Justice Through Poetry Exploration

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1:45

302 - 4  SUJASH ISLAM PURNA♦
Dr. Barbara Price, Dr. Summer Pennell, and Dr. Paul Yoder, Faculty Mentors

How Multicultural Literature Impacts Perspective Building

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2:00

302 - 5  ERIN M. HUTCHISON♦
Dr. Summer Pennell, Faculty Mentor

Critical Literacy: Questioning Perspectives, Characters, and Morality in Of Mice and Men

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

Complimentary refreshment breaks will be held in the main lobby of Violette Hall, the Cyber Cafe of Magruder hall and the Ophelia Parrish Lobby from 2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.


2:30-3:30 • MG 1000
SESSION 401
Oral Paper -
English VII

Presiding: Dr. Summer Pennell

2:45

401 - 2  KATIE S. LUCARZ♦
Dr. Summer Pennell, Faculty Mentor

Integrating 21st Century Literacies into the English Classroom for Student Engagement

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3:00

401 - 3  CONNOR MAGUIRE♦
Dr. Summer Pennell, Faculty Mentor

Confronting the Single Story: Counter-Storytelling and Teaching Against the Grain in a Small Urban High School

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3:15

401 - 4  SARAH E. WAPPELHORST♦
Dr. Summer Pennell, Faculty Mentor

Contextualizing and Demonstrating Relevancy of Literature through the Inclusion of Nonfiction 

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

A conference-wide reception will be held in the Georgian Room of the Student Union Building from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.The entire campus community is invited to attend to help honor and celebrate the scholarly and creative achievements of all students presenters and faculty mentors.



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