2005 Student Research Conference:
18th Annual Student Research Conference

Program

Language & Literature

Program-At-A-Glance

7:30 am - 2:30 pm • OP Lobby & VH Lobby
Registration

8:15-9:30 am • VH 1320
SESSION 6
PAPERS: LANGUAGE & LITERATURE -
Life, Literature, and Language

Presiding: Dr. Alanna Preussner, Associate Professor of English

8:15

6 - 1  ALAN L. VENNEMAN
Dr. Alanna Preussner, Faculty Mentor
Finding the Roots of Biophilia in Experience and Literature

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8:30

6 - 2  LAUREN ROSENFIELD♦
Dr. Alanna Preussner, Faculty Mentor
On Walking

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8:45

6 - 3  JULIE B. FERDMAN
Dr. Alanna Preussner, Faculty Mentor
Walden in the Oven

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9:00

6 - 4  DYLAN J. STEINMETZ
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Neon, Not Just Another Sign

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9:15

6 - 5  RAYMOND G. FEILNER JR
Dr. Eric Jewell and Dr. Sally Cook, Faculty Mentors
How Similar or Different are the Errors of Second Language Learners of Spanish and Free Online Machine Translation Software?: Distinction between Ser and Estar

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8:15-9:30 am • VH 1304
SESSION 7
PAPERS: LANGUAGE & LITERATURE -
Linguistics

Presiding: Dr. Mary Shapiro, Associate Professor of Linguistics

8:15

7 - 1  JEANETTE M. JACKSON
Dr. Mary Shapiro, Faculty Mentor
Gender and Interruption: Perceptions of Power

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8:30

7 - 2  CORIE A. BEDNAR
Dr. Mary Shapiro, Faculty Mentor
The Role of Gender in Lexical Disambiguation of Unprimed, Visual Stimuli

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8:45

7 - 3  LAINEY R. SEYLER* and HEATHER J. RYAN
Dr. Mary Shapiro, Faculty Mentor
Conversational Functions of Pseudo-Generic You

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9:00

7 - 4  GINA R. COOK
Dr. Mary Shapiro, Faculty Mentor
The Necessity of Offensiveness in Humor

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9:15

7 - 5  SOFIA KERBAWY
Dr. Mary Shapiro, Faculty Mentor
Complimentary Gossip: Sex-Based Differences in Compliment Behavior When the Recipient is Absent

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

9:45-10:45 am • VH 1304
SESSION 20
PAPERS: LANGUAGE & LITERATURE -
Linguistics and Gender

Presiding: Dr. Sally Cook, Associate Professor of Linguistics

9:45

20 - 1  DANA L. KUHNLINE♦
Dr. Mary Shapiro, Faculty Mentor
So Fresh and So Clean!: A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Taboo Negotiation in Menstrual Product Advertisements

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10:00

20 - 2  LISA C. MILLER
Dr. Mary Shapiro, Faculty Mentor
Sexual Relation Words: The Lexical Differences between Heterosexual Men and Women in Talking about Sex and Sexual Activities

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10:15

20 - 3  JOEL D. ANDERSEN
Dr. Sally Cook, Faculty Mentor
Online Education Controversy

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10:30

20 - 4  ELIZABETH A. GENTRY
Dr. Sally Cook, Faculty Mentor
Women, Men, and Disney’s Depiction: Explicit Sex Roles in Motion Picture Songs

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9:45-10:45 am • VH 1320
SESSION 21
PAPERS: LANGUAGE & LITERATURE -
Culture and Identity I

Presiding: Dr. Martha Bartter, Professor of English

9:45

21 - 1  MAGGIE E. MAYHAN
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor
Urban Image, Urban Empires: The Decline of Individual City Identity and the Experience of International Urban Identity

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10:00

21 - 2  SAMUEL N. EDEH
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Unearthing the Origin of the Igbo People through Igbo-Ukwu Art

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10:15

21 - 3  STARR M. SKINNER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
An Examination of Color and Beauty: An African American Woman’s Perspective

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10:30

21 - 4  ROGER W. MEISSEN
Dr. Matthew Killmeier, Faculty Mentor
Changing Ground: The Evolution of Small Farming in Chariton County, Missouri

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

Undergraduate Research for the Public Good

Elizabeth L. Paul, Chair of Psychology, The College of New Jersey


2:15-2:30 pm • OP 2115
SESSION 37
PAPERS: LANGUAGE & LITERATURE -
Culture and Identity II

Presiding: Dr. Priscilla Riggle, Associate Professor of English

2:15

37 - 1  NATHAN J. MOORE
Dr. Martha Bartter, Faculty Mentor
Finding Flowers on a Concrete Island in the Dark: Urban Indian Writers Lighting Matches to Locate Culture

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2:15-3:30 pm • VH 1304
SESSION 38
PAPERS: LANGUAGE & LITERATURE -
Literature, Philosophy, and Language

Presiding: Dr. Robert Mielke, Professor of English

2:15

38 - 1  TODD C. RUECKER♦
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor
Bombs and Nets: Virginia Woolf and the Infancy of Humanity

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2:30

38 - 2  DANIEL D. COATE♦
Dr. Patrick Lecaque, Faculty Mentor
Mystic Knowledge in Ibn Sina and His Philosophical Presuppositions

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2:45

38 - 3  JEREMY M. JORDAN
Dr. Matthew Tornatore, Faculty Mentor
Superstitions in 17th century Spain

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3:00

38 - 4  IDEAN E. JUDAH
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Words for All Time: A Closer Look at the Monumental Shakespearean Sonnet 55

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3:15

38 - 5  SARAH M. CARTER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
“The Alien Name She Had Given Me”: Colonial Women Students and British Women Teachers in Clear Light of Day and Sunlight on a Broken Column

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2:15-3:30 pm • VH 1320
SESSION 39
PAPERS: LANGUAGE & LITERATURE -
Communication and Ethical Issues

Presiding: Dr. Karon Speckman, Associate Professor of Communication

2:15

39 - 1  KAITLIN D. FLATLEY
Dr. Karon Speckman, Faculty Mentor
Unveiling the Ethical Conflict within Northern Ireland

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2:30

39 - 2  SANDRA J. MONTGOMERY
Dr. Karon Speckman, Faculty Mentor
Examination of Rape Coverage Through an Exploration of Communitarian Thought and Kant's Categorical Imperative

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2:45

39 - 3  ELAINE E. WRIGHT
Dr. Karon Speckman, Faculty Mentor
Ethical Issues of Direct-to-Consumer Pharmaceutical Advertising

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3:00

39 - 4  ELEANOR C. AMANN
Dr. Karon Speckman, Faculty Mentor
Reality TV: Exploring Television’s Latest Epidemic

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3:15

39 - 5  MEGHANA R. KUNKALA
Dr. Kevin M. Minch, Faculty Mentor
An Ethical Criticism of "Body Worlds"

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3:30 - 3:45 pm • OP Lobby & VH Lobby
Break

3:45-5:00 pm • VH 1320
SESSION 52
PAPERS: LANGUAGE & LITERATURE -
Classical and Medieval Literature

Presiding: Bridget Thomas, Associate Professor of Classics

3:45

52 - 1  ALLISON K. SCHLOBOHM
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Wisdom and Gender in Ancient/Classical Greece

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4:00

52 - 2  COURTNEY R. WILSON
Dr. Bridget Thomas and Dr. Clifton Kreps, Faculty Mentors
The Monster in the Bedroom: Xenophobia and Manipulation of Myth in Euripides' Medea

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4:15

52 - 3  CHRISTOPHER R. STEFFE
Prof. Alex Tetlak, Faculty Mentor
Cicero, Master of the Negative Campaign

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4:30

52 - 4  SHARITY D. NELSON
Dr. Christine Harker, Faculty Mentor
King Arthur at Glastonbury Abbey: A Study of the Saint Cult and the Promotion of Secular Patronage

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4:45

52 - 5  RAYMOND G. FEILNER JR
Dr. Thomas M. Capuano, Faculty Mentor
Fibonacci in Spain? Medieval Spanish Translations of Fibonacci's Liber Abaci

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3:45-5:00 pm • VH 1304
SESSION 53
PAPERS: LANGUAGE & LITERATURE -
Communication and Media

Presiding: Dr. Matthew Killmeier, Assistant Professor of Communication

3:45

53 - 1  STEPHANIE M. DUNAVANT
Dr. Matthew Killmeier, Faculty Mentor
The Female Adolescent's Inner Struggle for Acceptance Vis-à-Vis Attempts to Sustain Social Subordination

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4:00

53 - 2  ALAN L. VENNEMAN
Dr. Matthew Killmeier, Faculty Mentor
Advertising and Myth

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4:15

53 - 3  MATTHEW C. MYERS
Dr. Andrei A. Klyukovski, Faculty Mentor
Image Repair in Action: The Ashley Simpson Mishap

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4:30

53 - 4  NATALIE D. FIELEKE
Dr. Karon Speckman, Faculty Mentor
Media Maintenance: Rural Latinos' Use of Spanish and English Media

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4:45

53 - 5  SAMUEL P. MURPHEY*, CHRISTINA D. COLLISON, and ANTHONY J. ALBRECHT
Dr. Karon Speckman, Faculty Mentor
Covering Campaign Finance: A Content Analysis of Articles, Editorials and Columns on the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002

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5:00 - 6:00 pm • VH Lobby
Reception


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