2006 Student Research Conference:
19th Annual Student Research Conference

Program

Program-At-A-Glance

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

8:15-9:15 am • OP 2113
SESSION 1
PAPERS: EDUCATION -
Education I

Presiding: Dr. Wendy S. Miner, Associate Professor of Education

8:15

1 - 1  SASHA F. RASSI♦
Dr. Wendy Miner, Faculty Mentor
A Study Of The Influence Of Conferencing During Fourth-Grade Independent Reading

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8:30

1 - 2  SARAH E. SCHACK♦
Dr. Wendy Miner, Faculty Mentor
How Do School Structure, Teacher Behavior, and Student Behavior Impact Instructional Time in an Urban Classroom?

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8:45

1 - 3  PAYA M. RHODES♦
Dr. Wendy Miner, Faculty Mentor
A Study of the Instruction Of the 12 “Powerful Words” and Its Effect On Constructed Response Items

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9:00

1 - 4  KATHLEEN R. STORMS♦
Dr. Wendy Miner, Faculty Mentor
Assessment for Learning and writing in the Secondary English Classroom

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9:15

1 - 5  CHELSEA L. HAAS*♦, RUTH DELAWARE♦, ALEXANDRA KIEFE, CHRISTOPHER MAHER, and KATHERINE SCHOTTMUELLER
Dr. John Hoffmann and Dr. Lin Twining, Faculty Mentors
Survey of Attitudes in and Teaching of Evolution by Science Teachers in Northeast Missouri

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8:30-9:30 am • VH 1010
SESSION 2
PAPERS: BUSINESS & ACCOUNTANCY -
Marketing Research and Accountability in Higher Education

Presiding: Dr. Jeff Romine, Professor of Accounting

8:30

2 - 1  KELSEY MONSAERT
Dr. John Perrachione, Faculty Mentor
Truman State University Summer Courses: A Marketing Research Analysis

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8:45

2 - 2  BRANDON K. COLLINS*, MARK KERKHOFF, VALERIE DWYER, GREG WANG, ANNA HERMANN, and SARA WILCOX
Ms. Linda M. Warren and Dr. John Perrachione, Faculty Mentors
Marketing Recommendations for Increasing Summer Enrollment at Truman

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9:00

2 - 3  EBUBE NWAZOTA
Dr. Jeff Romine, Faculty Mentor
Accountability and Control in Higher Education

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8:15-9:30 am • OP 1393, Performance Hall
SESSION 3
PERFORMANCES: FINE ARTS -
The Beauty of Voice and Piano

Presiding: Dr. Jan Saffir, Associate Professor of Music

8:15

3 - 1  KATHLEEN M. REDMON
Dr. Jacqueline Collett, Faculty Mentor
Marc Blitzstein's opera, "Regina" -- A Social Commentary through Music

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8:30

3 - 2  DANIEL J. KUBUS♦
Dr. Janice Saffir, Faculty Mentor
Toccata from Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin

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8:45

3 - 3  DIANA L. UPTON-HILL♦
Dr. Jay Bulen and Dr. Jacqueline Collett, Faculty Mentors
Accepting the Art: Musical Theatre in America

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9:00

3 - 4  NABIL J. PETTIT
Dr. David McKamie, Faculty Mentor
Scarlatti Sonata in A Major, K. 113: An example of binary form

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9:15

3 - 5  ERIC R. KOOIMA♦
Dr. Thomas Hueber, Faculty Mentor
Ludwig van Beethoven's song cycle, "An Die Ferne Geliebte" -- A Revolution in the History of Vocal Literature

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8:15-9:30 am • VH 1304
SESSION 4
PAPERS: LANGUAGE & LITERATURE -
Trends in Language

Presiding: Dr. Sally Cook, Associate Professor of Linguistics

8:15

4 - 1  FARAH MAHLAOUI♦
Dr. Sally Cook, Faculty Mentor
Creating Languages: A Close Look At Nadsat In A Clockwork Orange By Anthony Burgess

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8:30

4 - 2  DANIEL D. COATE♦
Dr. Sally Cook, Faculty Mentor
Politeness in Sartre's Huis clos: scene V

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8:45

4 - 3  TODD L. KUHNS♦
Dr. Sally Cook, Faculty Mentor
Trends in Email Formallity Across Age Groups

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9:00

4 - 4  CRYSTAL L. BUFFALOE♦
Dr. Sally Cook, Faculty Mentor
Fox News Live and CNN News Live: Is It What They Say or How They Say It?

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9:15

4 - 5  ANDREW J. KRAMER♦
Dr. Sally Cook, Faculty Mentor
Grammar: Where Are We Now?

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8:15-9:30 am • VH 1320
SESSION 5
PAPERS: LANGUAGE & LITERATURE -
Middle English and More!

Presiding: Dr. Christine Harker, Associate Professor of English

8:15

5 - 1  ANDREA L. WALDROP
Dr. Christine Harker, Faculty Mentor
A Middle English Geoffrey of Franconia: A Dialectal Analysis

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8:30

5 - 2  SARAH N. BIRMAN
Dr. Betsy Delmonico, Faculty Mentor
Space and Time in Three Works by Amitav Ghosh

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8:45

5 - 3  KATIE E. MONAGHAN
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
T.S. Eliot's Sardonic Love Song Challenges Desolate Society

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9:00

5 - 4  JACQUELINE M. TOSSPON
Dr. Christine Harker, Faculty Mentor
Readdressing the Question of Unferth

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9:15

5 - 5  STEVEN J. BERMUDEZ
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Isolationism, Living Death, and Emily Grierson

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8:45-9:30 am • VH 1408
SESSION 6
PAPERS: LANGUAGE & LITERATURE -
Performances in Literature

Presiding: Dr. Royce Kallerud, Associate Professor of English

8:45

6 - 1  SYDNEY C. YOUNG
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"Playing With Revision”: Exploring the Connections Between Run Lola Run and Dance

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9:00

6 - 2  KATIE A. BOES
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"Lucia: The Role of an Empowered Woman in Dangarembga's Nervous Conditions"

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9:15

6 - 3  ANDREW M. WARNER
Dr. Betsy Delmonico, Faculty Mentor
From Helen Keller to Saddam Hussein: Offensive Humor as Folklore

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8:15-9:30 am • VH 1416
SESSION 7
PAPERS: SCIENCE -
Theoretical Physics and Astronomy

Presiding: Dr. Matthew Beaky, Associate Professor of Physics

8:15

7 - 1  VIOLET M. POOLE
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
Detecting Extrasolar Planetary Transits Through Photoelectric Photometry

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8:30

7 - 2  JAMES PARK* and ADAM BEZINOVICH
Dr. Taner Edis, Faculty Mentor
Markov Processes and the Simple Harmonic Oscillator in Discrete Space

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8:45

7 - 3  TRAVIS E. MONK
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
Calculating Asteroid Lightcurves Using Differential Photometry

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9:00

7 - 4  SUCHETA S. JAWALKAR
Dr. Eduardo Velasco, Faculty Mentor
Modified Cosmology Equations and Dark Energy

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9:15

7 - 5  CASEY M. CARROLL
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
Sonoluminescence in Various Media Using Different Gases

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8:15-9:30 am • VH 1000
SESSION 8
PAPERS: SCIENCE -
Human Health Issues

Presiding: Dr. Cynthia Cooper, Professor of Biology

8:15

8 - 1  MELVIN E. OMODON
Dr. Jose Herrera, Faculty Mentor
Assessment of Fungal Growth on Boron Treated Cellulose Insuluation

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8:30

8 - 2  ERIC B. MOORE
Dr. Mark Campbell, Faculty Mentor
Development of Low Glycemic Index Popcorn

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8:45

8 - 3  CHAELI A. DOUGHERTY
Dr. Cynthia Cooper, Faculty Mentor
An Inquiry into the Nutritional Merit of Dairy

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9:00

8 - 4  KELLY A. PIERCE* and SHAWNA A. COOPER
Dr. Scott Burt, Faculty Mentor
Hantavirus in Missouri Rodents

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8:15-9:30 am • VH 1432
SESSION 9
PAPERS: SCIENCE -
Chemistry I

Presiding: Dr. Maria Nagan, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

8:15

9 - 1  JOHN A. BROCKMAN
Dr. Brian D. Lamp, Faculty Mentor
Molecular Rubber Stamps: Controlled Deposition of Single Molecule Thick Films on Electrode Surfaces

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8:30

9 - 2  KIRAN KHADKA
Dr. Brian D. Lamp, Faculty Mentor
Scanning electrochemical microscopy characterization of heterogeneous surfaces prepared by microcontact printing

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8:45

9 - 3  SAMUEL N. EDEH
Dr. Maria Nagan, Dr. Robert G. Dyer, and Dr. Eric V. Patterson, Faculty Mentors
Experimental Studies of the Reaction between BHT-QM and Cysteine

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9:00

9 - 4  JENNIFER L. MCGINNIS
Dr. Maria Nagan, Faculty Mentor
Effects of 3' Dangling Nucleotides on the Stability of siRNA-like Models

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8:15-9:30 am • OP 2111
SESSION 10
PAPERS: SOCIAL SCIENCE -
Philosophy and Religion: Intellect and Modernity

Presiding: Dr. Patricia Burton, Professor of Philosophy

8:15

10 - 1  BRITTANY A. SEARS
Dr. Marie Orton, Faculty Mentor
Primo Levi and the Importance of Memory and Judgment

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8:30

10 - 2  ROBERT B. TYLKA
Dr. Patricia Burton, Dr. Lee Orchard, and Dr. William M. Ashcraft, Faculty Mentors
Plato & Brecht: A Concern for the Unengaged Intellect

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8:45

10 - 3  TYLER S. PAYTAS
Dr. Stephen Pollard, Faculty Mentor
Aiming at Anselm: Yet Another Attempt to Refute the Ontological Argument

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9:00

10 - 4  WILLIAM P. NORTON
Dr. Llyod Pflueger, Faculty Mentor
Washing with Unclean Soap: Using the Impure to Realize the Truth

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9:15

10 - 5  DENNIS L. TRINKLE
Dr. Stephen Pollard, Faculty Mentor
Three Readings of Nietzsche's Modernity

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8:15-9:30 am • VH 1232
SESSION 11
PAPERS: SOCIAL SCIENCE -
Social Psychology and the Workplace

Presiding: Professor Terry Palmer, Associate Professor of Psychology

8:15

11 - 1  CHINAKA I. AGWU
Dr. Jeffrey R. Vittengl, Faculty Mentor
Black College Women’s Acculturation and Attitudes about Food

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8:30

11 - 2  KATHARINE H. MCINTYRE* and MARC J. HARMAN
Dr. Terry Palmer, Faculty Mentor
Walking Under the Influence: The effects of gender and social status on conformity

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8:45

11 - 3  KIMBERLY S. WILSON
Dr. Teresa Heckert, Faculty Mentor
Validation of the Truman Burnout Inventory: A New Scale to Measure Job Burnout

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9:00

11 - 4  SAMANTHA A. CURRY*, KIMBERLY S. WILSON, ANGELA M. FARABEE, KELLY M. REED, GREG L. BELLVILLE, and LAUREN A. KIENSTRA
Dr. Teresa Heckert, Faculty Mentor
Additional Evidence to Support the TBI as a Reliable Alternative to the MBI-GS

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9:15

11 - 5  ANGELA M. FARABEE
Dr. Teresa Heckert, Faculty Mentor
Factors in Workplace Loyalty: Truman Staff's Perceived Organizational Support and Supervisor-Supervisee Relationships

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8:30-9:30 am • VH 1412
SESSION 12
PAPERS: SOCIAL SCIENCE -
Economics

Presiding: Dr. Terry Olson, Professor of Economics

8:30

12 - 1  ROBERT J. KELCHEN
Dr. Jane Sung, Faculty Mentor
Examining the Causes of Inflation

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8:45

12 - 2  CASEY L. COPELAND
Dr. Jane Sung, Faculty Mentor
Empirically Examining the Phillip's Curve

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9:00

12 - 3  YING STROW* and VIDHYA REDDY♦
Dr. Jane Sung, Faculty Mentor
Demand for Housing-An Empirical Analysis

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9:15

12 - 4  CASEY L. COPELAND
Dr. Mustafa Sawani, Faculty Mentor
The Impact of European Integration on US Exports

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8:15-9:30 am • OP 2210
SESSION 13
PAPERS: INTERDISCIPLINARY -
Mathematical Biology

Presiding: Dr. Scott Thatcher, Associate Professor of Mathematics

8:15

13 - 1  RACHEL O. VAN AMBURG* and JOSHUA B. KELLY
Dr. Scott Burt and Dr. Jason E. Miller, Faculty Mentors
Quantitative Identification of Northeastern Missouri Bats via Acoustic and Standard Surveys

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8:30

13 - 2  ROBERTA R. RADER* and MARK W. MCKELVEY
Dr. Jonathan C. Gering and Dr. Dean DeCock, Faculty Mentors
The Spatial Ecology of the Ground Beetle Evarthus alternans (Casey 1920) in Burned and Unburned Grasslands

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8:45

13 - 3  GEORGE WANG* and ANDREW B. SCHWENDEMANN
Dr. Jeffrey M. Osborn and Dr. Scott Thatcher, Faculty Mentors
Computational Modeling of Flight Characteristics for Extant and Fossil Saccate Pollen Grains

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9:00

13 - 4  SUSAN VILLARREAL*, BACH HA, and MARK THOMAS
Dr. Laura J. Fielden and Dr. Phil Ryan, Faculty Mentors
Plastron Respiration in Ticks

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9:15

13 - 5  WILLIAM B. LEEDS* and ELIZABETH R. BOBZIEN
Dr. Hyun-Joo Kim and Dr. Michael I. Kelrick, Faculty Mentors
Predicting Occurence of Missouri Bladderpod: Modeling Over Space and Time

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8:15-9:30 am • OP 2115
SESSION 14
PAPERS: INTERDISCIPLINARY -
Phi Kappa Phi Session I: Art, Music and History

Presiding: Dr. Alanna Preussner, Associate Professor of English

8:15

14 - 1  PAUL J. RACHELE
Dr. Betsy Delmonico, Faculty Mentor
The Shepard Musician: Medieval Allegorization of Orphic Myth

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8:30

14 - 2  LAURA M. TRIESCHMANN
Prof. Shirley McKamie, Faculty Mentor
Saeta: Christian Arrow of Song

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8:45

14 - 3  NICHOLAS FREED
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor
Rap's Great Paradox: Religion and Rap

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9:00

14 - 4  AMY L. SCHWEIZER
Prof. Shirley McKamie, Faculty Mentor
Cubism and Primitivism: A Look at Stravinsky, Picasso, and Braque

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9:15

14 - 5  SHAINE A. GRIGGS
Dr. Michael I. Kelrick, Faculty Mentor
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff: the Relevance of Paolo Soleri's Experimental City, Arcosanti

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

9:45-10:45 am • VH 1010
SESSION 15
PAPERS: BUSINESS & ACCOUNTANCY -
Application of Technology in Business and Personal Life

Presiding: Dr. Jason Lin, Professor of Business Administration

9:45

15 - 1  MARIA L. MATEICHINA
Dr. Nabil M. Alghalith, Faculty Mentor
Ann: Innovation in Marketing

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10:00

15 - 2  BLAKE L. LARSON
Dr. Nabil M. Alghalith, Faculty Mentor
Apple Digital Lifestyle: Podcasting and iTunes U at Truman

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10:15

15 - 3  ANNA L. HALIM
Dr. Jason Lin, Faculty Mentor
Phenomenal Performance of Stock Trading Software: Propaganda or Reality

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9:45-10:15 am • OP 2113
SESSION 16
PAPERS: EDUCATION -
Education II

Presiding: Dr. Dale P. Blesz, Associate Professor of Education

9:45

16 - 6  CHRISTOPHER ROBERTS* and REBECCA MADDOX
Dr. David Gillette, Faculty Mentor
An Analysis of Student Engagement and Liberal Arts at Truman State University

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9:45-10:45 am • OP 2302, Black Box Theatre
SESSION 17
PERFORMANCES: FINE ARTS -
The Fringe Experience

Presiding: Dr. Joan Mather, Associate Professor of Theater

9:45

17 - 1  BENJAMIN A. KNOLL* and KATIE A. ROSE
Prof. Joan Mather, Dr. Becky Becker, and Ms. Daryl Fazio, Faculty Mentors
The Fringe Experience

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9:45-10:45 am • OP 1393, Performance Hall
SESSION 18
PERFORMANCES: FINE ARTS -
Is the Muse Dead?

Presiding: Dr. Warren Gooch, Associate Professor of Music

9:45

18 - 1  JOSHUA A. BAUM*, MICHAEL V. BEBBER♦, CAROL PERRY, JOANNE POUNDS♦, BRENDAN J. LOULA, and BRENT L. MORAN
Dr. Warren Gooch, Faculty Mentor
Is the Muse Dead? Systematic Methods of Composition

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9:45-10:45 am • OP 2210
SESSION 19
PAPERS: FINE ARTS -
Recent Studies in Art History

Presiding: Dr. Sara Orel, Associate Professor of Art

9:45

19 - 1  JESSICA SEIGLER
Dr. Sara Orel, Mr. Garry Gordon, and Dr. Patrick Lecaque, Faculty Mentors
The Sainte-Chapelle: Theory and Practice in the 1848 Restoration

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10:00

19 - 2  JENNIFER A. ROBERTS
Dr. Sara Orel, Faculty Mentor
The Nationalistic Purpose of Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Paintings

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10:15

19 - 3  KATHERINE E. EUSEY
Dr. Sara Orel and Mr. Garry Gordon, Faculty Mentors
The Influence of Hinduism on Mosques of the Malay World

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10:30

19 - 4  KRISTA L. GARCIA
Dr. Sara Orel, Faculty Mentor
Incan Usage of Wari and Tiwanaku Art to Promote an Imperial Identity

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9:45-10:45 am • VH 1000
SESSION 20
PAPERS: HUMAN POTENTIAL AND PERFORMANCE -
Wellness Evaluation & Assessment

Presiding: Dr. Jerry L. Mayhew, Professor of Exercise Science

9:45

20 - 1  STEPHANIE M. PROVANCE* and LINDSEY M. HEISERMAN
Prof. Evonne Bird and Dr. Jerry Mayhew , Faculty Mentors
Effect of Stretch Duration on Hamstring Flexibility

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10:00

20 - 2  CATRIONA M. SWIFT
Dr. Jerry Mayhew , Faculty Mentor
Comparison of Bioelectric Impedance and Skinfold Estimates of %fat in Untrained College Men and Women

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10:15

20 - 3  LINDSEY M. HEISERMAN* and TARA LAWSON
Dr. Jennifer Hurst, Faculty Mentor
Self-Efficacy, Social Support and Exercise Stage of Change As Predictors of Self-Reported Physical Activity In A Population of Undergraduate Students

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10:30

20 - 4  LAURA E. KRESL
Dr. Carol Cox, Faculty Mentor
Assessment of Stressful Life Events in Rural Alternative Education Students: A Pilot Study

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9:45-10:45 am • VH 1304
SESSION 21
PAPERS: LANGUAGE & LITERATURE -
Mythology

Presiding: Dr. Bridget Thomas, Associate Professor of English

9:45

21 - 1  ELLEN E. O'LEARY
Dr. Bridget Thomas and Dr. Clifton Kreps, Faculty Mentors
Revenge of the Poet: Ovid Critiques Augustus through Myth

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10:00

21 - 2  JOSHUA M. JONES
Dr. Clifton Kreps, Faculty Mentor
“Calumnia”: An Analysis of Female Trickster Figures in Ancient Greek Literature

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10:15

21 - 3  CASSANDRA J. RUNGE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Unexpected Connections of Poetry and Mythology: Examining A Nostalgist's Map of America by Agha Shahid Ali

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10:30

21 - 4  JACQUELINE A. JONES
Dr. Bridget Thomas and Dr. Clifton Kreps, Faculty Mentors
Altered Fulfillment: Ovid’s Treatment of the Familiar in Myth

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9:45-10:45 am • VH 1320
SESSION 22
PAPERS: LANGUAGE & LITERATURE -
Feminist Themes in Postcolonial Literature

Presiding: Dr. Martha Bartter, Professor of English

9:45

22 - 1  SHANNON A. DAMERY
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Solitary Strength: Maiguru as a Powerful Figure in Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions

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10:00

22 - 2  NEIL V. BALES
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
A Postcolonial Study of the Universalisms and Imperialism in Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre and Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea

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10:15

22 - 3  JILL M. STEENSGARD
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Beginning of the Independent African Woman: Altering Female Roles in Ama Ata Aidoo's Changes

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10:30

22 - 4  ANNIE E. SCHIPPERS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Dirt as Power: Resistance to Patriarchy and Colonialism in Tsitsi Dangarembga's Nervous Conditions

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9:45-10:45 am • OP 2111
SESSION 23
PAPERS: LANGUAGE & LITERATURE -
Language and Culture

Presiding: Dr. Thomas Capuano, Professor of Foreign Language

9:45

23 - 1  RAYMOND G. FEILNER, JR.
Dr. Thomas M. Capuano, Faculty Mentor
Lexicography's Obstacles: A Closer Look at an Old Spanish Translation of Fibonacci

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10:00

23 - 2  CHRISTOPHER R. STEFFE
Dr. Thomas M. Capuano, Faculty Mentor
A Presentation of MS Additional 23002

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10:15

23 - 3  MARSHALL F. EDWARDS
Dr. Thomas M. Capuano, Faculty Mentor
The Lyrics of Brazilian Capoeira: Tradition, Values, and Culture

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9:45-10:45 am • OP 2117
SESSION 24
PAPERS: MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE -
Computer Science

Presiding: Dr. Jon Beck, Associate Professor of Computer Science

9:45

24 - 1  JOHN I. HAINLINE
Dr. Jason E. Miller and Dr. Scott Burt, Faculty Mentors
Implementing a Bat Call Library

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10:00

24 - 2  BRANDON D. GORDON
Dr. Jon Beck, Faculty Mentor
The Cutting Edge: Modeling the Process and Efficiency of Mowing

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10:15

24 - 3  NATHAN T. HAUG
Dr. Jon Beck, Faculty Mentor
Rapid Website Development with Drupal: An Open Source Content Management System

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9:45-10:45 am • VH 1416
SESSION 25
PAPERS: SCIENCE -
Experimental Physics

Presiding: Dr. Michael Goggin, Associate Professor of Physics

9:45

25 - 1  DAVID A. KIBLINGER
Dr. Michael Goggin, Faculty Mentor
Construction of an Aurora Detector

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10:00

25 - 2  BROCK SCHMUTZLER
Dr. Ian Lindevald and Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentors
Band gap structure in a periodic, one-dimensional acoustic filter

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10:15

25 - 3  DAVID T. SHANE
Dr. Mohammad Samiullah, Faculty Mentor
Examination, Reproduction, and Improvement of Joule's Free-Expansion Experiment

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10:30

25 - 4  RAGHAV K. CHHETRI
Dr. Michael Goggin, Faculty Mentor
Measurement and Analysis of Power Distribution in Diffraction Gratings as a Function of Incidence Angle

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9:45-10:45 am • VH 1432
SESSION 26
PAPERS: SCIENCE -
Chemistry II

Presiding: Dr. Dawood Afzal, Professor of Chemistry

9:45

26 - 1  PERI W. HERMAN
Dr. Maria Nagan, Faculty Mentor
Computational Simulations of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Rev-RRE Complex

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10:00

26 - 2  REBECCA S. HANANIA* and ASHLEY N. JAY
Dr. Eric V. Patterson, Faculty Mentor
Mechanisms for the Alkaline Hydrolysis and Perhydrolysis of a VX Simulant

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10:15

26 - 3  JENNIFER C. SERNIAK
Dr. Eric V. Patterson, Faculty Mentor
Computational Modeling of the Oxidative Destruction of a VX Simulant

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10:30

26 - 4  ANDREW K. MAERZ
Dr. Dawood Afzal, Faculty Mentor
The Characterization of Several Different Functional Groups on Porphyrin, N-Confused Porphyrin, and Doubly N-Confused Porphyrin

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9:45-10:45 am • VH 1408
SESSION 27
PAPERS: SCIENCE -
Physiology and Cell Biology

Presiding: Dr. John Rutter, Associate Professor of Biology

9:45

27 - 1  KRISTI M. TEAL*, JENNY L. SANDLER, and STEPHANIE D. PRATT
Dr. Laura J. Fielden, Faculty Mentor
The Effects of Antibiotic Introduction on The Feeding Efficiency of The American Dog Tick, Dermacentor variabilis

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10:00

27 - 2  CHRISTINE M. JANSON
Dr. William Lee (Wadsworth Center) and Dr. Laura J. Fielden, Faculty Mentors
Proliferative Differences in CD4 Memory T cell Subsets

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10:15

27 - 3  GREGORY W. MILLMAN
Dr. John J. Rutter and Dr. C. George Carlson (AT Still University), Faculty Mentors
Effect on NF-κB and Associated Cytokines After Being Chronically Injected With Pyrrolidine Dithiocarbamate (PDTC) Using the MDX Mouse Model

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10:30

27 - 4  ASHLEY L. SIEGEL♦
Dr. C. George Carlson (AT Still University) and Dr. John J. Rutter, Faculty Mentors
Chronic NF-κB Inhibition Increased Fiber Number in the Aging Triangularis Sterni (TS) of Mdx Mice

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9:45-10:45 am • VH 1232
SESSION 28
PAPERS: SOCIAL SCIENCE -
U. S. History

Presiding: Dr. Thomas Zoumaras, Professor of History

9:45

28 - 1  DANIEL M. DUBOIS
Dr. Thomas Zoumaras, Faculty Mentor
President Truman and the Atomic Bomb: Hiroshima and Unacceptable Surrender

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10:00

28 - 2  SEAN T. FOLEY
Dr. Thomas Zoumaras, Faculty Mentor
The Making of a Meltdown: The Johnson Administration's Feelings During Escalation in Vietnam, 1964-65

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10:15

28 - 3  BRIANNA L. LENNON
Dr. Thomas Zoumaras, Faculty Mentor
United States Economic Relations with the Republic of Ireland: The Aftermath of the Celtic Tiger

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10:30

28 - 4  ELIZABETH M. RYAN
Dr. Thomas Zoumaras, Faculty Mentor
Why We Should Give a Dam: The Hetch Hetchy Controversy

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9:45-10:45 am • VH 1412
SESSION 29
PAPERS: SOCIAL SCIENCE -
Sociology and Anthropology

Presiding: Dr. Amber Johnson, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

9:45

29 - 1  SARAH E. MCDUFF
Dr. Amber Johnson , Faculty Mentor
HIV/AIDS and the World Bank: Goals, Practice, and the Perpetuation of Global Inequality

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10:00

29 - 2  JUSTIS A. TUIA
Dr. Candy Young and Dr. Eun Jung Choi (Ajou University, Republic of Korea), Faculty Mentors
Changing Perspectives on Korean Homosexuality

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10:15

29 - 3  NINA M. ELLIS-HERVEY
Dr. Royce Kallerud, Faculty Mentor
Portrayals of African American Men through Top-Rated Prime Time Television Dramas

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10:30

29 - 4  CHRISTOPHER S. LINDLEY
Dr. Michael Davis, Faculty Mentor
Naishan Dene: The Exception in Apache Studies

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9:45-10:45 am • OP 2115
SESSION 30
PAPERS: INTERDISCIPLINARY -
Phi Kappa Phi Session II: Science, Social Sciences and Scientific Issues

Presiding: Dr. Scott Alberts, Associate Professor of Mathematics

9:45

30 - 1  JAMES G. QUIGLEY
Dr. Taner Edis, Faculty Mentor
Intelligent Design is Scientificishness with Garbage

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10:00

30 - 2  KRISTIN A. HARKINS* and CYNTHIA L. WOOLDRIDGE
Dr. Scott Alberts, Faculty Mentor
Mathematics Anxiety in College Students

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10:15

30 - 3  SHARON E. KNOBBE
Dr. Anton Weisstein and Mr. Pamela J. Ryan, Faculty Mentors
An Application of Phylogenetic Methods to Ethnographic Data

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10:30

30 - 4  AMANDA M. HEREFORD
Dr. Becky Becker, Faculty Mentor
Reconnecting the Mind to the Body

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

Naomi Shihab Nye, Acclaimed Poet, Essayist, and Teacher


1:15-2:15 pm • OP 1393, Performance Hall
SESSION 31
PERFORMANCES: FINE ARTS -
Eclectic Musical Performances

Presiding: Mr. Tim Aubuchon, Assistant Professor of Music

1:15

31 - 1  BRENDAN J. LOULA
Dr. Marc Rice, Faculty Mentor
A String Vibrating through history-The Berimbau Past and Present

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1:30

31 - 2  COLLEEN T. FARQUHAR
Prof. Tim AuBuchon, Faculty Mentor
Transcription and Analysis of Solos from Distinguished Alto Saxophonists on the Popular Jazz Standard "Stella by Starlight"

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1:45

31 - 3  SHINO SAITO
Dr. Jesse Krebs, Faculty Mentor
The Life and Compositions of Clarinetist Heinrich Baermann

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2:00

31 - 4  SHELLEY D. LAYTON♦
Dr. Warren Gooch, Faculty Mentor
"Don't Judge the Book by the Cover" : Rehearsal Problem-Solving in Ronald Hanmer’s Serenade for Seven

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1:15-2:30 pm • OP 2210
SESSION 32
PAPERS: FINE ARTS -
Musicology on the Edge

Presiding: Dr. Jay Bulen, Associate Professor of Music

1:15

32 - 1  MICHELLE L. JONES♦
Dr. Jay Bulen, Faculty Mentor
The Application of Notes Inégales to Courante I from Bach’s 1st English Suite in A Major

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1:30

32 - 2  ANNETTE M. NICKS♦
Dr. Warren Gooch, Faculty Mentor
Structural Proportions and Mediant Tonality in Sergei Prokofiev’s “March for the Spartakiade” from Four Marches for Military Band, Op. 69 #1

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1:45

32 - 3  DORIS A. DOYON♦
Dr. Jay Bulen, Faculty Mentor
Max Roach and his Contribution to Bebop Drumming

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2:00

32 - 4  JONATHAN M. VIEKER
Prof. Tim AuBuchon, Faculty Mentor
The Evolution of Jazz Trumpet

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2:15

32 - 5  RENEE M. GORDON
Dr. Marc Rice, Faculty Mentor
Beethoven's Missa Solemnis: Beyond Religious Worth to Meaning in Music History and World Spirit

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1:15-2:30 pm • OP 2113
SESSION 33
PAPERS: FINE ARTS -
Recent issues in Art and Visual Communication

Presiding: Dr. John Bohac, Associate Professor of Art

1:15

33 - 1  ELIZABETH A. SCHMERBER♦
Prof. John Bohac , Faculty Mentor
Watch, Ride, and Report: Guerilla Art or Government Propaganda

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1:30

33 - 2  NATHAN T. HAUG
Ms. Daryl Fazio, Faculty Mentor
Vector and 3D Animation in Macromedia Flash

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1:15-2:30 pm • VH 1000
SESSION 34
PAPERS: HUMAN POTENTIAL AND PERFORMANCE -
Issues in Health Care

Presiding: Dr. Janet L. Gooch, Associate Professor of Communication Disorders

1:15

34 - 1  MEGHAN E. DOHERTY
Dr. Janice Clark Young, Faculty Mentor
Truman Women's Reproductive Health

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1:30

34 - 2  TIFFANY L. MARCHBANKS
Prof. Jennifer Eldridge, Faculty Mentor
Meningitis Prevention Project

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1:45

34 - 3  JU-HYUNG KIM
Dr. Stephanie A. Powelson and Prof. Brenda Wheeler, Faculty Mentors
Attitudes Toward Interdisciplinary Health Care: A Study of an Interdisciplinary Home Visit Program

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2:00

34 - 4  ASHLEY N. LYTTON
Dr. Stephen Hadwiger and Prof. Kit Hadwiger, Faculty Mentors
Cultural Competence in Nursing Students from a Philippines Study Abroad Program

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2:15

34 - 5  CARRIE C. MILLS* and CASSANDRA R. BARTLETT
Dr. Paula Cochran and Dr. Janet Gooch, Faculty Mentors
How Parent and Teacher Predictions Correspond with the Results of Speech and Language Screenings of HeadStart Children

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1:15-1:45 pm • OP 2302, Black Box Theatre
SESSION 35
PERFORMANCES: LANGUAGE & LITERATURE -
Poetry and Dance (Joint session with Session 36)

Presiding: Mr. Mark Spitzer, Assistant Professor of English

1:15

35 - 1  PERRIN C. CARRELL
Prof. Mark Spitzer, Faculty Mentor
"Bean Soup" and Other Poems

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1:30

35 - 2  MICHAEL J. DERBY
Prof. Mark Spitzer, Faculty Mentor
"A Cremation for Kansas" and Other Poems

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1:45-2:00 pm • OP 2302, Black Box Theatre
SESSION 36
PERFORMANCES: HUMAN POTENTIAL AND PERFORMANCE -
Poetry and Dance (Joint session with Session 35)

Presiding: Mr. Mark Spitzer, Assistant Professor of English

1:45

36 - 3  SYDNEY C. YOUNG
Dr. Patricia Burton, Faculty Mentor
This is Me

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1:15-2:30 pm • VH 1304
SESSION 37
PAPERS: LANGUAGE & LITERATURE -
More Postcolonial-Feminist Connections

Presiding: Dr. Linda Seidel, Professor of English

1:15

37 - 1  SAMUEL N. EDEH
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Rights of women and the girl child - the Nigerian perspective

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1:30

37 - 2  IFEANYI J. ELECHI
Dr. Linda Seidel, Faculty Mentor
African Women and Empire:The Untold Story of Colonialism

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1:45

37 - 3  MATTHEW J. WELKER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Social and Economic Control over Women in 19th Century Western Society as Portrayed in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and Jean Rhys' Wide Sargasso Sea

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2:00

37 - 4  MEAGHAN E. QUINLY
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Gender-Stratification of Marriage and Its Stifling Influence on Woman's Potential as Presented in Ama Ata Aidoo's Changes: A Love Story

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2:15

37 - 5  JOHN H. HITZEL
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
More Than Half a Century Later: Looking Back at Ralph Ellison’s “Battle Royal”

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1:15-2:30 pm • VH 1320
SESSION 38
PAPERS: LANGUAGE & LITERATURE -
Sexual Oppression

Presiding: Dr. Robert Mielke, Professor of English

1:15

38 - 1  EMILY J. MURDOCK
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Male Fear Silences Female Sexuality in Ama Ata Aidoo's Changes and Attia Hosain's Sunlight on a Broken Column

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1:30

38 - 2  SARAH E. TSCHIGGFRIE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Escaping the Burdens of Womanhood

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1:45

38 - 3  AMANDA M. BARR
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor
Jesus Loves Lesbians: The deeper meaning behind Jesus Christ, Vampire Hunter

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2:00

38 - 4  ALEXANDRIA L. LOCKETT
Dr. Linda Seidel, Faculty Mentor
Sexualizing Oppression? Portrayals of African American Women in 21st Century Interracial Pornography

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2:15

38 - 5  KRYSTAL R. MILLER
Dr. Elizabeth M. Clark, Faculty Mentor
“Get in your undies!”; Rape as Romance on Mania TV

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1:15-2:30 pm • OP 2111
SESSION 39
PAPERS: MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE -
Mathematics and Statistics I

Presiding: Dr. Phil Ryan, Associate Professor of Mathematics

1:15

39 - 1  KIMBERLY M. GETMAN
Mr. Pamela J. Ryan, Faculty Mentor
The Mathematics of Phylogenetic Trees

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1:30

39 - 2  JAMIE C. BLOOMFIELD
Dr. Phil Ryan, Faculty Mentor
Allometry and the Fourth Dimension of Life

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1:45

39 - 3  THEODORE M. ELKOW
Dr. Todd Hammond, Faculty Mentor
Fitting Bézier Surfaces To Parameterized Data Points

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2:00

39 - 4  ADAM M. GOLD
Dr. Scott Alberts, Faculty Mentor
Mathematical Modeling in Baseball: Cardinals v Cubs

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1:15-2:30 pm • VH 1432
SESSION 40
PAPERS: SCIENCE -
Zoology

Presiding: Dr. Scott Burt, Associate Professor of Biology

1:15

40 - 1  ALANA N. WALKER
Dr. Charlie Apter and Dr. Dean DeCock, Faculty Mentors
Allometric scaling of equids (Equus caballus) in a continuum of body sizes

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1:30

40 - 2  ADAM C. PETRY
Dr. Scott Burt, Faculty Mentor
Home Range Size and Habitat Use of the Bobcat (Lynx rufus) in Northeast Missouri

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1:45

40 - 3  OCTEVA M. JOHNSON
Dr. Don Kangas, Faculty Mentor
Survivorship and Mortality of the Yellow Mud Turtle on a Northeast Missouri Marsh

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2:00

40 - 4  KATY H. FREDERICK♦
Dr. Jonathan C. Gering, Faculty Mentor
Phylogenetic Structure of Katydid (Orthoptera:Tettigoniidae) Communities in Northeast Missouri Grasslands: A Macroevolutionary Approach

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2:15

40 - 5  CHRIS R. TICKNER
Dr. Scott Burt, Faculty Mentor
Microhabitat selection of the bobcat (Lynx rufus) in northeast Missouri.

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1:15-2:30 pm • VH 1408
SESSION 41
PAPERS: SCIENCE -
Chemistry III

Presiding: Dr. Russell Baughman, Professor of Chemistry

1:15

41 - 1  ANGELA R. SOEMO* and HEATHER L. YOUNG
Dr. Barbara K. Kramer, Faculty Mentor
Bioavailability of Pesticides in Soil

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1:30

41 - 2  SABRINA WELLS*, JOSHUA J. HIRNER, and LAURA KOPFF
Dr. Barbara K. Kramer, Faculty Mentor
The Use of Soybeans in the Phytoremediation of Lead Contaminated Soils

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1:45

41 - 3  JEREMY J. WEST
Dr. John J. Tanner (University of Missouri - Columbia), Dr. Russell G. Baughman, and Ms. Tommi A. White (University of Missouri - Columbia), Faculty Mentors
Expression, Purification and Initial Characterization of Halobacterium Proline Dehydrogenase

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2:00

41 - 4  ASHLEY N. JAY* and KELLY A. DANIEL
Dr. Eric V. Patterson, Faculty Mentor
Atom-Centered Density Matrix Propagation of an SN2 Reaction

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2:15

41 - 5  KELLY A. DANIEL
Dr. Eric V. Patterson, Faculty Mentor
Computational Chemical Studies of Alkaline Hydrolysis of VX Nerve Agent

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1:15-2:30 pm • VH 1010
SESSION 42
PAPERS: SOCIAL SCIENCE -
Psychology and the College Student

Presiding: Dr. Teresa Heckert, Associate Professor of Psychology

1:15

42 - 1  REBECCA A. CHAMBERS
Dr. Teresa Heckert, Faculty Mentor
Social Integration of First-Year Truman Students as Indicated by CSEQ Data: Comparing those who left to those who returned for their sophomore year

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1:30

42 - 2  REBECCA A. CHAMBERS* and KATHERINE E. HARTMANN
Dr. Teresa Heckert, Faculty Mentor
Comparing Social and Academic Integration of First-Generation to Continuing-Generation Truman First-Year Students as Indicated by CSEQ Data from 2001-2004

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1:45

42 - 3  LAURA CORONA RIOS
Dr. Teresa Heckert, Faculty Mentor
Relation of Generational Status, Race, and Stress among College Students

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2:00

42 - 4  LAURA CORONA RIOS*, REBECCA A. CHAMBERS, DANIELLE PRITCHETT, DEANA JUDAH, and SHANNON ALBRIGHT
Dr. Teresa Heckert, Faculty Mentor
Socio-Economic Status as a Factor in Stress Levels, Sources of Stress, and Coping Strategies in College Students

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2:15

42 - 5  EMILY L. GREGORY* and JAMIE MATTHEWS
Dr. Michele Breault, Faculty Mentor
Factors that Influence Graduate School Plans

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1:15-2:30 pm • VH 1412
SESSION 43
PAPERS: SOCIAL SCIENCE -
Philosophy and Religion: Religion and Culture

Presiding: Dr. Jennifer Jesse, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion

1:15

43 - 1  RENEE M. GORDON
Dr. Patricia Burton, Dr. Stephen Pollard, and Dr. Brent Orton, Faculty Mentors
Theodor Adorno: Philosophical Interpretations in Musical Analysis

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1:30

43 - 2  JAMES G. QUIGLEY
Dr. Gerald Osborn, Faculty Mentor
Toward a Balance of Partiality and Impartiality in Organ Replacement Allocation

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1:45

43 - 3  SHAINE A. GRIGGS
Dr. Stephen Pollard, Faculty Mentor
Radical Democracy as Response to the Human Condition

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2:00

43 - 4  CRAIG H. TICHELKAMP
Dr. Jennifer G. Jesse, Faculty Mentor
Charles Hodge's Defense of the Divine Authority of Scripture: Reconciling an Empirical Philosophy with Calvinist Doctrine

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2:15

43 - 5  PERRIN C. CARRELL
Dr. Dereck Daschke, Faculty Mentor
American Exceptionalism: A Cultural Myth

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1:15-2:00 pm • VH 1232
SESSION 44
PAPERS: SOCIAL SCIENCE -
Political Science: Politics of Violence and War

Presiding: Dr. John Quinn, Associate Professor of Political Science

1:15

44 - 1  RYAN T. CONWAY
Dr. John Ishiyama, Faculty Mentor
Democratic Transitions and the First Use of Violent Force

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1:30

44 - 2  CHRISTOPHER N. BELL
Dr. John J. Quinn, Faculty Mentor
Presidential and Congressional Party Affiliation’s Effects On Intervention in Third World Internal Wars

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1:45

44 - 3  BENJAMIN D. COATE
Dr. Paul Parker, Faculty Mentor
Warlord Politics in Somalia: A Deep Case Study and Theory Test

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1:15-2:30 pm • OP 2115
SESSION 45
PAPERS: INTERDISCIPLINARY -
Sacred Sites in Greece, Part I

Presiding: Dr. Lynn Rose, Associate Professor of History

1:15

45 - 1  CHRISTOPHER ROBERTS*, KATHRYN COOPER, REBECCA L. HADLEY, SHAHRBONU REZAIEKHALIGH, and AMIE WILCOXEN
Prof. Martha L. Rose and Dr. Steven Reschly , Faculty Mentors
Sacred Sites in Greece 2005

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1:30

45 - 2  DAVID G. CHAPPELL
Dr. Steven Reschly and Prof. Martha L. Rose, Faculty Mentors
Agriculture, Viticulture, and Enology of Greece

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1:45

45 - 3  STACEY K. STRANGE
Dr. Steven Reschly and Prof. Martha L. Rose, Faculty Mentors
Aphrodite and Ares: Love and War

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2:00

45 - 4  LAUREN L. HAMILTON
Prof. Martha L. Rose and Dr. Steven Reschly , Faculty Mentors
Asclepius at Epidaurus:The Greek God of Medicine in an Archaeological Context

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2:15

45 - 5  REBECCA L. HADLEY
Dr. Steven Reschly and Prof. Martha L. Rose, Faculty Mentors
Socrates and the Power of Rhetorical Communication

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

2:45-4:00 pm • OP 1393, Performance Hall
SESSION 46
PERFORMANCES: FINE ARTS -
The Beauty of Strings

Presiding: Dr. Sam McClure, Associate Professor of Music

2:45

46 - 1  SARAH BILLING* and AVRIL FRICK
Dr. Sam McClure, Faculty Mentor
Viola as Virtuoso in the Mannheim School: Stamitz Concerto in D Major

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3:00

46 - 2  CHRISTINA M. SCHEPERLE
Dr. Sam McClure, Faculty Mentor
Bruch: Violin Concerto in G Minor II. Adagio III. Finale: Allegro energico

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3:15

46 - 3  ASHLEY P. KING
Dr. Sam McClure, Faculty Mentor
Franz Schubert's Rondo Brillant in B minor, D. 895

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3:30

46 - 4  CAROL E. CARLSON
Dr. Sam McClure, Faculty Mentor
The Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto: 2nd and 3rd Movements

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3:45

46 - 5  CHRISTINA M. SCHEPERLE*, KATHRYN H. BROWN, JENNIFER M. LASSLEY, and NICHOLE S. MOORE
Dr. Miranora O. Frisch, Faculty Mentor
Schubert: String Quartet in A Minor I. Allegro ma non Troppo

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2:45-4:00 pm • OP 2302, Black Box Theatre
SESSION 47
PERFORMANCES: FINE ARTS -
Childrens' Theater

Presiding: Dr. Ron Rybkowski, Associate Professor of Theater

2:45

47 - 1  MEGAN L. DITTMANN*, JUSTIN M. BEEN, COURTNEY M. BERG, MELISSA J. HUTSEL, CHRIS S. NOTESTINE, EMMA L. PAGEL, KATIE A. ROSE, HANNAH E. SMITH, LACEY A. STEVENSON, and ROBERT B. TYLKA
Dr. Ron Rybkowski, Faculty Mentor
Children's Theatre

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2:45-4:00 pm • VH 1000
SESSION 48
PAPERS: HUMAN POTENTIAL AND PERFORMANCE -
Issues in Human Performance

Presiding: Dr. Alex J. Koch, Associate Professor of Exercise Science

2:45

48 - 1  CHRIS L. BRAMMER
Dr. Jerry Mayhew , Faculty Mentor
Relationship of Various Anatomical Dimensions to Flutter Kick Performance

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3:00

48 - 2  DOROTHY D. MATTA*, APRIL CARTER, BREENA HELLE, and NICOLE HELLE
Dr. Alex J. Koch and Dr. Michael Bird, Faculty Mentors
Physiological and biomechanical comparison of heel-toe running and the Pose technique

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3:15

48 - 3  KRISTIN A. HALET*, BRYNN WEIMER, and TRENT ANDERSON
Dr. Jerry Mayhew , Faculty Mentor
Correlation of Bat Velocity with Strength Parameters

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3:30

48 - 4  MEGAN C. MILLER* and PAMELA J. BIRD
Dr. Jeremy Houser and Dr. Jerry Mayhew , Faculty Mentors
The Effect of Fatigue on Dominant Arm Proprioception

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3:45

48 - 5  AUSTIN A. BROWN*, JARET M. COPEMAN, JENNIFER L. GERBER, and ASHLI M. MEEK
Dr. Jeremy Houser and Dr. Jerry Mayhew , Faculty Mentors
Effects of Cell Phone Usage and Eating on a Driver's Response Time

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2:45-4:00 pm • VH 1304
SESSION 49
PAPERS: LANGUAGE & LITERATURE -
The Subtlety of Politics

Presiding: Dr. Elizabeth Clark, Associate Professor of Communication

2:45

49 - 1  MARTIN L. GALLOWAY
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Lost in the Shadows

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3:00

49 - 2  JESSICA M. RASMUSSEN
Dr. Karon Speckman, Faculty Mentor
A Content Analysis of Headlines from the 2004 Presidential Campaign

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3:15

49 - 3  LISA J. HANSON
Dr. Diane Johnson, Faculty Mentor
Media Literacy Programs and Adolescent Smoking Behavior

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3:30

49 - 4  JOHNNY VINES♦
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor
"Real American" Orientalism: Examining the Evolution of Orientalism As a Paradox in World Wrestling Entertainment

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3:45

49 - 5  ASHLEY S. OPPENHEIM
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Communism as a Driving Force in Arundhati Roy's novel The God of Small Things

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2:45-4:00 pm • VH 1320
SESSION 50
PAPERS: LANGUAGE & LITERATURE -
The God of Undergraduate Research: Explorations of Arundhati Roy's Writing

Presiding: Dr. Elizabeth Delmonico, Professor of English

2:45

50 - 1  JAKE S. BEARD
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"Exploring The Fear Motifs in Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things"

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3:00

50 - 2  CHRISTOPHER D. ROBINSON
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Estha and the Orangedrink Lemondrink Man: Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things

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3:15

50 - 3  CLARE M. MARTIN - WEST
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Completion and Twin-Egg Cohesion: an Analysis of Estha and Rahel's Relationship in Roy's God of Small Things

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3:30

50 - 4  J. M. K.
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The More Things Change the More They Stay the Same: Political Hypocrisy within Arundhati Roy’s Novel The God Of Small Things

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3:45

50 - 5  ASHLEIGH N. JONES
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Power of Childhood Perception in Roy's The God of Small Things

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2:45-4:00 pm • OP 2111
SESSION 51
PAPERS: MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE -
Mathematics and Statistics II

Presiding: Dr. David Garth, Associate Professor of Mathematics

2:45

51 - 1  TRESSA E. SMITH
Dr. Scott Alberts, Faculty Mentor
Exploring Domino Portraits

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3:00

51 - 2  DAVID M. FAILING
Dr. David Garth, Faculty Mentor
Self-Generating Sets, Missing Blocks, and Substitutions

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3:15

51 - 3  KENSEY L. RILEY
Dr. David Garth, Faculty Mentor
On the Generation and Frequency of Sturmian and One-Dimensional Cut and Project Sequences

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3:30

51 - 4  MATTHEW J. SEALY
Mr. Pamela J. Ryan, Faculty Mentor
The Lattice of Subvarieties of HSP(S+)

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2:45-4:00 pm • VH 1408
SESSION 52
PAPERS: SCIENCE -
Advances in Scientific Methodology

Presiding: Dr. Mark Campbell, Associate Professor of Agriculture

2:45

52 - 1  ANNNA T. O'BRIEN
Dr. Mark Campbell, Faculty Mentor
Comparison of Methods for Total Starch Determination

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3:00

52 - 2  REBECCA S. HANANIA
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
Construction of a Microwave Spectrometer for the Study of Pressure Broadening

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3:15

52 - 3  MELVIN E. OMODON
Dr. Scot Hammond (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill), Dr. Stephanie Fore, and Dr. Anton Weisstein, Faculty Mentors
Development of human cancer cells with Let-7 microRNA genes

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3:30

52 - 4  MARJORIE A. HOFFMAN
Dr. Anne E. Moody, Faculty Mentor
Going Green in the Organic Laboratory

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3:45

52 - 5  KATHRYN M. SMITH* and TAMMY R. BRAGG
Dr. Charlie Apter and Dr. Dean DeCock, Faculty Mentors
Development of a Prediction Equation for Total Body Mass Across Three Sizes of Equids (Equus caballus)

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2:45-4:00 pm • VH 1432
SESSION 53
PAPERS: SCIENCE -
Genetics and Nucleic Acid Biochemistry

Presiding: Dr. Brent Buckner, Professor of Biology

2:45

53 - 1  ALEXA S. MARTIN
Dr. Brent Buckner, Faculty Mentor
Intrapopulation Genetic Diversity Among Individuals From Two Different New Mexican Open-Pollinated Landraces

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3:00

53 - 2  JENNIFER J. STEINHOFF
Dr. Stephanie Fore, Faculty Mentor
Analysis of the Genetic Diversity Between Central and Peripheral Baptisia lanceolata Populations

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3:15

53 - 3  BRYAN D. SITZMANN
Dr. Maria Nagan, Faculty Mentor
Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Escherichia Coli tRNAPHE

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3:30

53 - 4  CHRISTOPHER R. SPENCER♦
Dr. Brent Buckner and Dr. Diane Janick-Buckner, Faculty Mentors
DNA Sequence Diversity of the Fasciata1 Paralogs Among Inbred Lines and Open-pollinated Landraces of maize

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3:45

53 - 5  NINA E. MCCRATE*, MYCHEL E. VARNER, and KATIE L. SCHEMBRI
Dr. Maria Nagan, Faculty Mentor
Computational simulation of human tRNALys,3UUU with ms2t6A37, mcm5s2U34, and pseudouridine 39 modifications

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2:45-4:00 pm • VH 1412
SESSION 54
PAPERS: SCIENCE -
Plant Science

Presiding: Dr. Lisa Hooper, Associate Professor of Biology

2:45

54 - 1  STEVEN J. WEBB*, JENNIFER S. GLASS, and JENNIFER M. LANE
Dr. Charlie Apter and Dr. Dean DeCock, Faculty Mentors
An Initial Attempt to Develop a Cataloupe Production System for Northeast Missouri

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3:00

54 - 2  IRAN S. TABATABAEIAN
Dr. Jeffrey M. Osborn and Dr. Brian D. Lamp, Faculty Mentors
Anatomical and Chemical Characteristics of Mucilage Production in Brasenia (Cabombaceae, Nymphaeales)

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3:15

54 - 3  MEREDITH MERTZ
Dr. Elisabeth Hooper, Faculty Mentor
An Analysis of the Woody Vegetation at Big Creek Conservation Area (Adair County, Missouri)

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3:30

54 - 4  ALLISON S. DOORES
Dr. Jeffrey M. Osborn, Faculty Mentor
Using Pollen Ontogeny in Ephedra to Evaluate the Anthophyte Hypothesis

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2:45-4:00 pm • VH 1010
SESSION 55
PAPERS: SOCIAL SCIENCE -
Psychology: Physio, Cognition, and Risk Perception

Presiding: Dr. David Conner, Professor of Psychology

2:45

55 - 1  MICHAEL J. URLAKIS*, MEGAN THOMAS, and ADAM KABINS
Dr. Fredric B. Shaffer, Faculty Mentor
Patient Conversation Raises Blood Pressure and Heart Rate

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3:00

55 - 2  CYNTHIA L. WOOLDRIDGE*, MALLORY C. STITES, and EMILY R. HOLEKAMP
Dr. Robert Tigner, Faculty Mentor
How Target Identification Difficulty Affects the Pattern of the Attentional Blink

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3:15

55 - 3  EMILY R. HOLEKAMP*, MALLORY C. STITES, and CYNTHIA L. WOOLDRIDGE
Dr. Robert Tigner, Faculty Mentor
Attentional blink 3 and 4

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3:30

55 - 4  ANDREW R. BAX*, TIM J. WHITMAN, KATIE C. JORGENSON, and HEATHER N. MILLER
Dr. David B. Conner, Faculty Mentor
Analyzing the Mediating Effects of Anxiety and Effort on Working Memory Subcomponents

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3:45

55 - 5  KATHRYN S. GALLAHER*, JAMIE A. SIMON, and AMIE M. SCHLERETH
Dr. Judith M. Misale, Faculty Mentor
Risk Perception and Behavior: Is There Consistency?

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2:45-3:45 pm • OP 2210
SESSION 56
PAPERS: SOCIAL SCIENCE -
Political Potpourri

Presiding: Dr. Paul Parker, Professor of Political Science

2:45

56 - 1  RYAN S. LEWIS
Dr. Paul Parker, Faculty Mentor
For the Good of the Mission or the Employer: Increased Employment of Private Security Companies in Iraq

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3:00

56 - 2  NATHAN A. BUTCHLI
Dr. John J. Quinn, Faculty Mentor
Political Transitions and Economic Growth: The Effects of Leftist Governments on Economic Growth in Latin America

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3:15

56 - 3  KATHRYN A. SANDERS
Dr. Marijke Bruening and Dr. John Ishiyama, Faculty Mentors
Women’s Presence in Government and its Effects on the Type of Foreign Aid Given to Developing Nations

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3:30

56 - 4  STEPHEN A. HUSS
Dr. Randy Hagerty, Faculty Mentor
Catholic Electoral Behavior: Do "Moral Values" Matter?

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2:45-3:45 pm • VH 1232
SESSION 57
PAPERS: SOCIAL SCIENCE -
History: Math, Technology, and Exclusion

Presiding: Dr. David Robinson, Professor of History

2:45

57 - 1  KEVIN R. DYKE
Dr. David Robinson, Faculty Mentor
Mathematics and the "Monster of Malmesbury": The Role of Geometry in the Political Philosophy of Thomas Hobbes

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3:00

57 - 2  CHRISTOPHER P. PETERSON
Dr. Kathryn Brammall, Faculty Mentor
Medicine and Mathematics: Gunpowder’s Effect on Scientific and Technological Development in Early Modern European Society

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3:15

57 - 3  WILLIAM J. TOLLERTON* and CHRISTOPHER P. PETERSON
Dr. Kathryn Brammall, Faculty Mentor
A Quest for Supremacy of the Sea: The Technological Development of the Early Modern English Navy

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3:30

57 - 4  CATHY A. CLARK
Dr. Steven Reschly , Faculty Mentor
The Surprises of Exclusion: Looking at the Pros, Cons, and Unexpected Outcomes of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882

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2:45-4:00 pm • OP 2115
SESSION 58
PAPERS: INTERDISCIPLINARY -
Sacred Sites in Greece, Part II

Presiding: Dr. Lynn Rose, Associate Professor of History

2:24

58 - 1  LINDEE R. WEESE
Prof. Martha L. Rose, Faculty Mentor
A Good Woman Lies Here: Women and Funeral Rites in Ancient Greece

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3:00

58 - 2  KRISTIN N. HOHMEIER
Prof. Martha L. Rose and Dr. Steven Reschly , Faculty Mentors
The Vergina Tombs: The Royal Burial Tomb of Philip II of Macedon?

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3:15

58 - 3  NICHOLAS S. BEYDLER
Dr. Steven Reschly and Prof. Martha L. Rose, Faculty Mentors
The Hosios Loukas Monastery: The Form and Function of Middle Byzantine Church Decoration

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3:30

58 - 4  HANNAH E. CUMMINGS
Dr. Steven Reschly and Prof. Martha L. Rose, Faculty Mentors
On the Cutting Edge of Ancient Thought

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3:45

58 - 5  LAURA S. URSPRUNG
Prof. Martha L. Rose and Dr. Steven Reschly , Faculty Mentors
Heinrich Schliemann: Psychopathic Megalomaniac or Eccentric Genius?

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2:45-4:00 pm • OP 2113
SESSION 59
PAPERS: INTERDISCIPLINARY -
Issues in Advising and Communication

Presiding: Dr. Michael Seipel, Associate Professor of Agriculture

2:45

59 - 1  AMBER S. BYRD
Dr. Michael Seipel, Faculty Mentor
The Struggle to Reduce Attrition: First-Year Experiences of Minority Students and their Effect on Retention Rates at Truman State University

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3:00

59 - 2  JOSHUA B. KELLY*, WILLIAM B. LEEDS, and MARK KAMPHOEFNER
Dr. Scott Alberts, Faculty Mentor
The State of Advising at Truman State University

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3:15

59 - 3  MARY F. HAMERA
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor
Jars of Clay.... Transcending Religious Language

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3:30

59 - 4  KYLE A. HILL
Dr. Robert Mielke and Dr. Jeff Gall, Faculty Mentors
“Yours Truly, W-H-B”: A survey of the sociological and historical impact of a pioneer Top-40 radio station on Kansas City and Northern Missouri

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4:15-5:15 pm • OP Lobby and Atrium
SESSION 60
POSTERS, TECHNOLOGY DISPLAYS AND STUDIO ARTS -
Business & Accountancy

60 - 1

SARAH M. HOBBS
Dr. Laura J. Fielden and Dr. David Finegold, Faculty Mentors
Evolution of a New Biotech Industry: A Case Study of Stem Cells

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Education

60 - 2

PAM THOMAS♦
Dr. Christopher Maglio, Faculty Mentor
An Examination Of Program Redesign In Missouri's Early Intervention Program, First Steps

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60 - 3

JENNIFER L. PRINGLE♦
Dr. Christopher Maglio, Faculty Mentor
Rural Elementary Children and Self-Perception as a Bully or Victim in Relationship to Self-Perceived Variables

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60 - 4

CHRIS SLATEN♦
Dr. Christopher Maglio, Faculty Mentor
The effect of parenting style and family structure on academic achievement in adolescents that live in a rural setting

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60 - 5

KRISTINE M. CAREY♦
Dr. Christopher Maglio, Faculty Mentor
Effects of Childhood Family Environment on Marital Attitudes

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60 - 6

BETH A. LUMSDEN♦
Dr. Christopher Maglio, Faculty Mentor
The Relationship between Fourth and Fifth Grade Students Involved In Extracurricular Activities and Their Level of Self-Esteem and Academic Achievement

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60 - 7

REESHA M. PAUL♦
Dr. Dale Blesz, Faculty Mentor
Use of the Paraphrasing Strategy to Increase the Comprehension of Diverse Learners in a Middle School Setting

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60 - 8

SHANNON L. MUEDEKING♦
Dr. Christopher Maglio, Faculty Mentor
First Year Student Perceptions of Academic Advising at Truman State University

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60 - 9

MICHAEL J. HOULAHAN♦
Dr. Christopher Maglio, Faculty Mentor
The Relationship Between College Student Alcohol Use and Involvement

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60 - 10

NICOLE M. LEKICH♦
Dr. Christopher Maglio, Faculty Mentor
The Relationship Between Academic Motivation, Self-Esteem, and Academic Procrastination in College Students

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60 - 11

DIANE E. PLETCHER♦
Dr. Christopher Maglio, Faculty Mentor
Psychological Birth Order, Academic Achievement and Affiliation Tendencies in College Undergraduates

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60 - 12

DOMINICK A. SCALISE♦
Dr. Christopher Maglio, Dr. Marie Orton, and Dr. Brian J. Krylowicz, Faculty Mentors
Analyzing Premature Termination: Differences among client factors at a university counseling center

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60 - 14

JOSHUA J. LEMMER♦
Dr. Christopher Maglio, Faculty Mentor
How the Catholic Church Influences Views of Homosexuality Among its Members

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Fine Arts

60 - 15

STEPHAN VAN GINHOVEN
Ms. Daryl Fazio, Faculty Mentor
Enhancing Interactivity in Web Design

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Human Potential and Performance

60 - 16

CMDS GROUP*, JAIME LUMMIS, KAYLA WEBB, EMILY LUCAS, ROBYN MORTENSON, MOLLY WENBERG, LAUREN MUELLER, and KATIE BURROWS
Dr. Paula Cochran, Faculty Mentor
Using Commerical DVDs: Playing Just the Part You Want!

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60 - 17

MARY K. FAUL
Dr. Jeremy Houser, Faculty Mentor
Visuomotor Adaptation to Practice in Differing Visual Environments

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60 - 18

CATHY J. BLEDSOE* and ABBIE E. SMITH
Dr. Alex J. Koch and Dr. Jerry Mayhew , Faculty Mentors
Correlations Between Body Mass Index and Percent Fat Among Athletic and Non-Athletic College Women

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60 - 19

CARISSA J. BRUMMIT* and LORETTA K. PALMER
Dr. Jerry Mayhew , Ms. Liz Jorn, and Mr. John Cochrane, Faculty Mentors
Comparison of Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis and Skinfolds in Male and Female Track Athletes

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60 - 20

FRANCINE E. SCHAFER
Dr. Jerry Mayhew and Ms. Jana Arabas, Faculty Mentors
Estimation of Body Weight from Skeletal Dimensions in College Men and Women

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60 - 21

JENNA L. HOUSTON*, CASSIE J. MORROW, JENNIFER L. SALMON, and RACHEL MINTLE
Ms. Liz Jorn, Faculty Mentor
Differences in estimated and actual height and weight measurements in college students

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60 - 22

MARY E. WIMS
Dr. Jerry Mayhew , Faculty Mentor
A Cross-sectional Survey of Exercise Practices and Attitudes of College Alumni

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60 - 23

EMILY K. TURNER* and CHRISTIE CARBERY
Dr. Jerry Mayhew and Ms. Liz Jorn, Faculty Mentors
Comparison of Serving Size Measurement Perception in Nutrition and Non-Nutrition Students

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60 - 24

CASSIE J. MORROW*, JENNIFER L. SALMON, and RACHEL MINTLE
Ms. Liz Jorn, Faculty Mentor
Beverage Consumption among College Students

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60 - 25

CASSIE J. MORROW*, JENNIFER L. SALMON, JENNA L. HOUSTON, and RACHEL MINTLE
Ms. Liz Jorn, Faculty Mentor
Three-day Analysis of Beverage Consumption among College Students

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60 - 26

JENNIFER L. SALMON*, CASSIE J. MORROW, and RACHEL MINTLE
Ms. Liz Jorn, Faculty Mentor
Relationship of Breakfast Consumption and Body Mass Index in College Students

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60 - 27

CHRYSTAL D. DETWEILER* and ELIZABETH T. KERLICK
Dr. Janice Clark Young, Faculty Mentor
Analysis of Beverage Consumption and Physical Activity of Children in Grades 6-8

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60 - 28

ERIN K. BLACK
Dr. Janice Clark Young, Faculty Mentor
Adair County, Missouri Health Services Assessment

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60 - 29

ERIN K. BLACK
Dr. Janice Clark Young, Faculty Mentor
Adair County, Missouri Rural Health Assessment Project

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60 - 30

MEGHAN E. DOHERTY
Dr. Janice Clark Young, Faculty Mentor
The Rural Health Assessment Project: Knox County, MO

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60 - 31

HEATHER N. HUFFORD-AYER
Dr. Janice Clark Young, Faculty Mentor
Northeast Missouri Rural Health Assessment Program Regional Summary

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60 - 32

LINSEY J. KARWOSKI
Dr. Janice Clark Young, Faculty Mentor
The Regional Health Assessment Project: Lewis County, Missouri

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60 - 33

LINDSAY N. LOUGHEAD* and GREGORY M. DAY
Dr. Janice Clark Young and Dr. Roberta Donahue , Faculty Mentors
Evaluation of Service Learning in Consumer Health Classes

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60 - 34

GREGORY M. DAY
Dr. Janice Clark Young, Faculty Mentor
Investigation of Self-Care Knowledge of College Students

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60 - 35

CHAELI A. DOUGHERTY
Dr. Roberta Donahue , Faculty Mentor
Self-Care: An Assessment of Truman Student Awareness

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60 - 36

AMY N. BAUCHE
Dr. Janice Clark Young, Faculty Mentor
A Comparison of Stress Levels between Freshmen and Seniors at Truman State University

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60 - 37

NICOLE L. STEVENS*, LAURA E. KRESL, JESSICA M. MORGAN, and JENNIFER L. MILLER
Dr. Carol Cox, Faculty Mentor
An Adolescent Smoking Cessation Program for Rural Alternative Education Students

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60 - 38

CHRISTINA M. DEGENHARDT* and SARAH SHELTON
Dr. Carol Cox, Faculty Mentor
Tanning Habits and Consideration of Alternative Tanning Methods of Rural, Northeast Missouri Youth

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60 - 39

SARAH SHELTON
Dr. Roberta Donahue , Faculty Mentor
Secondhand smoke: Development of a structured interview for Kirksville restaurant and bar owners

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60 - 40

SARAH SHELTON*, CARRIE DECARLI, and EMILY M. FORSYTH
Dr. Carol Cox and Dr. Roberta Donahue , Faculty Mentors
A survey of first-year college students’ perceptions of campus-wide risky sexual behavior

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60 - 41

KATHERINE M. SCHERTZER* and THU T. NGUYEN
Prof. Jennifer Eldridge, Faculty Mentor
Sexually Transmitted Infection Trends from 2001 to 2004

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60 - 42

PETER M. GUIRGUIS*, BEN S. REINE, JOSEPH A. STAUBER, BRYAN A. CAMPBELL, and CARRIE DECARLI
Dr. Carol Cox, Faculty Mentor
The Talking Drums: HIV/AIDS Prevention Program for African-American Students

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60 - 43

EMILY M. FORSYTH*, PETER M. GUIRGUIS, and CHRISTINA M. DEGENHARDT
Dr. Carol Cox, Faculty Mentor
Creation of a Health Screening Clinic at Hope’s Kitchen

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60 - 44

EMILY M. KROGMANN* and MAUREEN M. BYLINA
Dr. Carol Cox, Faculty Mentor
Creation of a Hospital Based Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

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60 - 45

EMILY M. KROGMANN* and MAUREEN M. BYLINA
Dr. Carol Cox, Faculty Mentor
Legislative Advocacy: Testifying and Lobbying for Missouri Senate Bill 457

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60 - 46

JENNIFER L. DINE
Dr. Stephen Hadwiger and Dr. Jane M. Armer (University of Missouri-Columbia), Faculty Mentors
Breast Cancer Survivors’ Insights: A Qualitative Study

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60 - 47

VIRGINIA C. POZZO* and MARY E. KLEIN
Dr. Stephen Hadwiger, Faculty Mentor
The Effect of Family-Oriented Policies and Practices in Nursing Homes on Family Involvement

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60 - 48

MARK A. LITWILLER
Ms. Rebecca P. McClanahan, Faculty Mentor
Putting the Pieces Together: The Lived Experience of Mental Illness

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60 - 49

KRISTIN M. PRANGE
Ms. Rebecca P. McClanahan, Faculty Mentor
Calming the Storm: The Lived Experience of Mental Illness

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60 - 50

CHRISTINE R. MACK
Ms. Rebecca P. McClanahan, Faculty Mentor
Living Without Remembering: A Case Study of Mental Illness

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60 - 51

MEREDITH L. WILLIAMS
Ms. Rebecca P. McClanahan, Faculty Mentor
The Lived Experience of Mental Illness

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Language & Literature

60 - 52

LUKIN T. MURPHY
Dr. Sally Cook, Faculty Mentor
An Assessment of the Needs of Non-Native Speakers of English at Truman

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Mathematics and Computer Science

60 - 53

SPONDON SAHA
Dr. Alan Garvey, Faculty Mentor
Robot Navigation using Artificial Neural Networks

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Science

60 - 54

COURTNEY BONNEY* and LABAN K. TABARTET
Dr. Mark Campbell, Faculty Mentor
An Investigation of the Use of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Analysis for Determining the Presence of Low Phytate Genotypes within Single Maize Kernels

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60 - 55

ERIC N. WITTROCK
Dr. Mark Campbell, Faculty Mentor
Use of Protease in Isolating Starch for a High Amylose Breeding Project

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60 - 56

PETER J. HOWE
Dr. Mark Campbell, Faculty Mentor
Mapping Studies of Amylose Content in Maize Using SSR Markers and QTL Analysis

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60 - 57

NICHOLAS C. MUETH* and JESSICA R. HEJNAL
Dr. George L. Shinn, Faculty Mentor
Holey Rocks: Shale-Boring Insects in the Chariton River

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60 - 58

DOUGLAS R. ELLIOTT
Dr. George L. Shinn, Faculty Mentor
Chariton River Rocks

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60 - 59

MISTY ELY* and PAULA RICHARDS
Dr. Laura J. Fielden, Faculty Mentor
Flea Fauna of Some Small Mammals at Truman State University Farm

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60 - 60

ALANA N. WALKER
Dr. Stephanie Fore, Faculty Mentor
Spatial Genetic Structure within a Trillium maculatum plant population: Inferences about Gene Flow

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60 - 61

HEATH A. SMITH
Dr. Brent Buckner and Dr. Diane Janick-Buckner, Faculty Mentors
DNA Sequence Diversity of the Zeaxanthin Epoxidase Paralogs Among Inbred Lines and Open-pollinated Landraces

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60 - 62

LISA D. GRANTHAM* and ASHLEY N. LOUGH
Dr. Diane Janick-Buckner and Dr. Brent Buckner, Faculty Mentors
Global Gene Expression Patterns in the Maize Shoot Apical Meristem

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60 - 63

LARA L. HAUSE
Dr. Peter C. Angeletti (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) and Dr. Michael Lockhart, Faculty Mentors
Prevalence and Genotype of HPVs Found in Zambian Women

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60 - 64

KRISTI M. TEAL
Dr. Robert A. Weldon (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) and Dr. Michael Lockhart, Faculty Mentors
Replication of Retroviruses: Construction of a Nup133 cDNA Vector

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60 - 65

JOHN A. BROCKMAN
Dr. David Klinkebiel (University of Nebraska Medical Center) and Dr. Anton Weisstein, Faculty Mentors
DNA Methylation and Gene Expression Microarray Analysis of Mantle Cell Lymphoma Tumors

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60 - 66

SHERRY L. RITTER
Dr. Gavin R. Schnitzler (Tufts University) and Dr. Maria Nagan, Faculty Mentors
Exploring the Functions of SWI/SNF in Transcriptional Activation

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60 - 67

MAUREEN D. GILLIS
Dr. Jose Herrera and Mr. Clayton L. Dillavou (Research Mentor/Visiting Scholar), Faculty Mentors
Development of a Computer Program to Identify Clinically Isolated Yeasts

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60 - 68

ANGELA R. SOEMO* and HEATHER L. YOUNG
Dr. Barbara K. Kramer, Faculty Mentor
Bioavailability of Pesticides in Soil

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60 - 69

JOSHUA J. HIRNER*, SABRINA WELLS, and LAURA KOPFF
Dr. Barbara K. Kramer, Faculty Mentor
The Use of Soybeans in the Phytoremediation of Lead Contaminated Soils

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60 - 70

ZACH D. LADLIE
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
Calculating the Rotational Curvature of the Milky Way Galaxy Through Observation of Hydrogen Emission Lines

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60 - 71

CHENGHU LI
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
Neglected Binary Star Parameters Determined From Archival Images and Direct Observation

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Social Science

60 - 72

ANDREW D. SKELTON*, CHINAKA I. AGWU, BEN R. GREENBERG, SARAH J. KERTZ, MITCHELL A. MELTZER, AMY M. WESSEL, and CYNTHIA L. WOOLDRIDGE
Dr. Jeffrey R. Vittengl, Faculty Mentor
Exploring the Structure of Liberal Arts Acculturation and its Prediction of College Students' Well-Being

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60 - 73

MITCHELL A. MELTZER*, CHINAKA I. AGWU, BEN R. GREENBERG, SARAH J. KERTZ, ANDREW D. SKELTON, AMY M. WESSEL, and CYNTHIA L. WOOLDRIDGE
Dr. Jeffrey R. Vittengl, Faculty Mentor
Prediction of Undergraduates' Embracement of the Liberal Arts from Parental Achievement and Career Expectations

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60 - 74

BENJAMIN A. KORT*♦ and PAUL R. SCRUGGS
Dr. Sherri A. Palmer, Faculty Mentor
The Effects of Experimenter Familiarity and Gender on Preschool Students’ Problem Solving Performance

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60 - 75

ARTHUR W. HARRILL
Dr. Amber Johnson , Faculty Mentor
Population Density Thresholds in the Design of Houses Among Hunter-Gatherers

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Interdisciplinary

60 - 76

HEIDI M. BLACKBURN
Dr. Cole Woodcox, Faculty Mentor
Spirit Park: Where the Adventure Begins

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60 - 77

OLGA H. NIKOLOVA
Dr. Jon Beck, Dr. Diane Janick-Buckner, and Dr. Brent Buckner, Faculty Mentors
Gene Expression Visualization Application (GENEVA): Development and Use in Shoot Apical Meristem Gene Expression Analysis

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60 - 78

COREY M. HUDSON
Dr. Amber Johnson , Faculty Mentor
The Herders’ Food: A Cross-Cultural Study of Pastoral Diet

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60 - 79

CARL E. GIACCHI*, ANGELA M. WARE, and MICHAEL T. PADDOCK
Dr. William L. Sexton (A.T. Still University) and Dr. Laura J. Fielden, Faculty Mentors
Microvascular PO2 (PO2m) On-Kinetics and Tension Development in the Rat Diaphragm

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60 - 80

MICHAEL T. PADDOCK*, CARL E. GIACCHI, and ANGELA M. WARE
Dr. William L. Sexton (A.T. Still University) and Dr. Laura J. Fielden, Faculty Mentors
Impact of Diabetes on Microvascular PO2 (PO2m) and Tension in Rat Extension Digitorum Longus (EDL) Muscle

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60 - 81

ANGELA M. WARE*, CARL E. GIACCHI, and MICHAEL T. PADDOCK
Dr. William L. Sexton (A.T. Still University) and Dr. Laura J. Fielden, Faculty Mentors
Microvascular PO2 (PO2m) in the Rat Ventricular Myocardium Using the Phosphorescence Quenching Method

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60 - 82

G. ALEXIS RAFTOPOULOS
Dr. Robert J. Theobald (ATSU-KCOM) and Dr. Laura J. Fielden, Faculty Mentors
The Effects of Estrogen on the Lower Urinary Tract

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