2009 Student Research Conference:
22nd Annual Student Research Conference

Program

Program-At-A-Glance

7:30 am - 2:30 pm • Pickler Memorial Library Lobby
Registration

8:15-9:30 am • OP Performance Hall
SESSION 1
PERFORMANCES: MUSIC -
Music Performance I

Presiding: Dr. Charles Gran, Assistant Professor of Music

8:15

1 - 1  SCOTT D. FARQUHAR
Dr. Charles Gran and Dr. Robert Martin, Faculty Mentors
An Investigation of Tuning Concepts and Application of Various Intonation Methods to Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata

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8:30

1 - 2  JULIE M. JACKSON
Dr. Yukari Yano, Faculty Mentor
Liszt: Three Concert Études, No. 3 in D flat Major

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8:45

1 - 3  NELSON K. RANDOLPH
Dr. David McKamie, Faculty Mentor
"Les fées sont d'exquises danseuses" and Ondine by Claude Debussy: Impressionistic Portrayals of Supernatural Creatures

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9:00

1 - 4  RYAN HUBER♦
Dr. David McKamie, Faculty Mentor
A Discussion and Performance of Mendelssohn's Variations Sérieuses

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9:15

1 - 5  NICOLE M. ROBERTSON♦
Mr. David Chalkley (The Havergal Trust) and Dr. Thomas Hueber, Faculty Mentors
A Recording in the Making: The Sacred Art Songs of Frances Ridley Havergal

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8:15-9:30 am • OP 2113
SESSION 2
PAPERS: INTERDISCIPLINARY -
Creativity

Presiding: Dr. Marc Rice, Associate Professor of Music

8:15

2 - 1  ERIN M. NEUMAN
Dr. James D'Agostino, Faculty Mentor
Sketch Poems: Exercises of a Bittersweet Nature

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8:30

2 - 2  LEIA P. WILSON
Dr. James D'Agostino, Dr. Linda Seidel, Dr. Bridget Thomas, and Dr. Scott Alberts, Faculty Mentors
Preface to Chapter 3: Spectral Theory, Quantum Choice

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8:45

2 - 3  DAVID G. FRICK
Prof. Shirley McKamie, Faculty Mentor
The Genius of Alfred Hitchcock: Synthesis of Image and Music in Film

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9:00

2 - 4  KARIANNE M. JONES
Prof. Shirley McKamie, Faculty Mentor
Felix: The Christian Mendelssohn

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9:15

2 - 5  LINDSEY J. GILL
Dr. Marc Rice, Faculty Mentor
A Musical Analysis of Northern Ireland and the Events of Bloody Sunday

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8:15-9:30 am • OP 2210
SESSION 3
PAPERS: ART HISTORY -
European and World Art

Presiding: Dr. James Harmon, Professor of Art History

8:15

3 - 1  AMY E. REYNOLDS
Dr. James Harmon, Faculty Mentor
The Progression of the Peacock

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8:30

3 - 2  NATALIE T. HALL
Dr. Sara Orel, Faculty Mentor
Byzantine Traveling Icons: A Hands-On Study at Iconography, Manufacture, and Provenance

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8:45

3 - 3  NATALIE M. MEYERS
Dr. Sara Orel, Dr. Julia DeLancey, Prof. James Pauls, and Dr. Betty McLane Iles, Faculty Mentors
Marie Laurencin: The Modern via the Feminine

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9:00

3 - 4  KATHARYN A. REED
Dr. Sara Orel and Dr. Julia DeLancey, Faculty Mentors
Art and Antarctica: Effects of the Polar Environment on Artistic Creation

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8:15-9:30 am • VH 1010
SESSION 4
PAPERS: PSYCHOLOGY -
Psychology I

Presiding: Dr. Teresa Heckert, Professor of Psychology

8:15

4 - 1  ROBERT M. BRUCE* and KELLY WRIGHT
Dr. Teresa Heckert, Faculty Mentor
Factors in Motivation and Satisfaction of the Truman State University Football Team

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8:30

4 - 2  TRACY H. MULDERIG*, VALERIE MOODY, SARAH E. JAHNKE, and KAREN M. GRACE
Dr. Teresa Heckert, Faculty Mentor
Job Satisfaction of Truman Student Advisors

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8:45

4 - 3  JENNIFER L. LACHAPELL*, KYLE W. VANITTERSUM, JENNIFER D. SCHMIDT, TAELOR M. CASH, AMELIA A. BOBZIEN, and TRACY H. MULDERIG
Dr. Teresa Heckert, Faculty Mentor
Impact of the Number of Response Options and Scale Length on Reliability

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9:00

4 - 4  AMELIA A. BOBZIEN*, TAELOR M. CASH, MICHELLE E. VALLEROY, ELIZABETH A. NECKA, SARAH A. COFFMAN, and HEATHER L. TALPERS
Dr. Teresa Heckert, Faculty Mentor
Satisfaction of Truman Department Chairs with Their Positions

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9:15

4 - 5  TRACY H. MULDERIG*, JENNIFER D. SCHMIDT, KYLE W. VANITTERSUM, TAELOR M. CASH, and JENNIFER L. LACHAPELL
Dr. Teresa Heckert, Faculty Mentor
Understanding the Job of Student Organization Presidents

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8:15-9:30 am • OP 2115
SESSION 5
PAPERS: ENGLISH -
Creative Writing

Presiding: Dr. James D'Agostino, Assistant Professor of English

8:15

5 - 1  SHANNON C. HARBAUGH
Dr. Charles Breed, Faculty Mentor
January 1st 2006: An experiment on transcending the barrier of perspective within non-fiction

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8:30

5 - 2  SHAWN M. BODDEN
Dr. James D'Agostino, Faculty Mentor
Formal Functions: Experiments in Poetic Structure

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8:45

5 - 3  KATHERINE E. JENNINGS
Dr. James D'Agostino, Faculty Mentor
Building the Homeplace: The Influences of Galvin, White, and O'Brien on My Creative Nonfiction

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9:00

5 - 4  ARTHUR D. GREGG
Dr. James D'Agostino, Faculty Mentor
Shaping Meaning Through Sound: 'That You Might Bond to Me, Covalently'

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9:15

5 - 5  KYLE A. OESCH
Dr. James D'Agostino, Faculty Mentor
The World That Is Handed to Us

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8:15-9:30 am • OP 2121
SESSION 6
PAPERS: SPANISH -
Spanish and French: Language and Literature

Presiding: Dr. Eric Jewell, Associate Professor of Spanish

8:15

6 - 1  THOMAS W. LECAQUE♦
Prof. Gregg Siewert, Faculty Mentor
Ancient Tongues in Modern Schools: Learning Old French through Independent Study

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8:30

6 - 2  ANDREA MONTGOMERY*, AMY BOCKELMAN, KATELYN BOSCHERT, THERESA GIUFFRIDA, MONICA PEREZ, KELLY SCHUTE, and JASON SINCLAIR
Dr. Eric Jewell, Faculty Mentor
Spanish Adjective Placement: An Examination of Change in Progress

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8:15-9:15 am • VH 1320
SESSION 7
PAPERS: EDUCATION -
Education I

Presiding: Christy Yoder, Graduate Student in Education

8:15

7 - 1  AMBER M. JONES
Dr. Elaine McDuff, Faculty Mentor
Adapting to Need: A Study of St. Louis Public High Schools

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8:30

7 - 2  RACHEL M. HOLPER♦
Dr. Wendy Miner, Faculty Mentor
Kinesthetic and Experiential Learning in a Second Grade Classroom

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8:45

7 - 3  MICHELLE L. STEIN* and ELENA M. ALVAREZ
Dr. James A. Padfield, Faculty Mentor
Prevalence of leadership studies programs in Ivy League and COPLAC universities

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9:00

7 - 4  JULIE E. HANCH♦
Dr. Wendy Miner, Faculty Mentor
Impacts of Individual Choice in Gifted Literature Groups

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8:15-9:30 am • VH 1236
SESSION 8
PAPERS: CHEMISTRY -
Chemistry Research

Presiding: Dr. Barbara Kramer, Associate Professor of Chemistry

8:15

8 - 1  JOSHUA M. BLECHLE
Dr. Eric V. Patterson, Faculty Mentor
Computational Studies on the Reduction of Chemical Warfare Agent Simulants

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8:30

8 - 2  ELIZABETH E. KOBALLA
Dr. Maria Nagan and Dr. Eric V. Patterson, Faculty Mentors
Stabilizing Molecular Orbital Interactions in the Anticodon of Transfer RNA

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8:45

8 - 3  EMILY C. HOPSON* and NICK H. HOPKINS
Dr. Maria Nagan and Dr. Eric V. Patterson, Faculty Mentors
Stabilization Effects of Nonstandard Nitrogenous Bases in Transfer RNA

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9:00

8 - 4  DMITRIY CHERNOOKIY
Dr. Brian D. Lamp, Faculty Mentor
Fabrication and Characterization of Surfaces with Heterogeneous Activity Using Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy

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9:15

8 - 5  ERIC M. STEFFENSMEIER
Dr. David McCurdy, Faculty Mentor
Quantitative Determination of Chromium (VI) Using Sol-Gel Encapsulated Redox Chemistry and Spectrophotometry

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8:15-9:15 am • VH 1412
SESSION 9
PAPERS: PHYSICS -
Physics I

Presiding: Dr. Ian Lindevald, Professor of Physics

8:15

9 - 1  MAREK HARUZA
Dr. Mohammad Samiullah, Faculty Mentor
Real Molecular Orbitals

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8:30

9 - 2  NATHAN F. KLESSIG
Dr. Michael Goggin, Faculty Mentor
Measurement and Analysis of Power Distribution in all Orders as a Function of Incidence Angle for a Series of Diffraction Gratings

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8:45

9 - 3  MARTíN A. DI STEFANO
Dr. Eduardo Velasco, Faculty Mentor
Stationary Circular Hydraulic Jumps and their Downstream Conditions

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9:00

9 - 4  DAVID A. KIBLINGER
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
Searching for a Deterministic Universe

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8:15-9:30 am • VH 1408
SESSION 10
PAPERS: BIOLOGY -
Biology I

Presiding: Tad Dallas

8:15

10 - 1  CHELLE KING PORTER
Dr. Timothy D. Walston, Faculty Mentor
Effect of Folic Acid on Cell Migration During Caenorhabditis elegans Development

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8:30

10 - 2  ELISE M. WALCK
Dr. Timothy D. Walston, Faculty Mentor
Determining the Function of Dishevelled Protein Domains During Development

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8:45

10 - 3  HANA H. KHIDIR
Dr. Jose Herrera, Faculty Mentor
Root Associated Fungal Communities of Bouteloua gracilis: Biogeographic Variations Across North American Grasslands

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9:00

10 - 4  KELSEY E. VAUGHN
Dr. Jose Herrera, Faculty Mentor
Comparing the Microfungal Communities in Herbivore Dung and Bouteloua gracilis Roots

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8:15-8:45 am • VH 1328
SESSION 11
PAPERS: MATHEMATICS -
Mathematics and Computer Science

Presiding: Dr. Alan Garvey, Associate Professor of Computer Science

8:15

11 - 1  SUMAN PHUYAL
Dr. Alan Garvey, Faculty Mentor
Bagchal Game Program

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8:30

11 - 2  AMANDA DAY
Dr. Michael Adams , Faculty Mentor
Properties of K-Saturated Graphs

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8:00-9:30 am • OP 2111
SESSION 12
PAPERS: MUSIC -
Music Oral Papers

Presiding: Dr. Warren Gooch, Professor of music

8:15

12 - 1  JENNIFER A. TULLMANN♦
Dr. Warren Gooch, Faculty Mentor
Structural Motivic Unification In Early Songs Of The Second Viennese School

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8:30

12 - 2  MICHAEL J. HARRER♦
Dr. Jay Bulen, Faculty Mentor
Exposure Influences Expressive Timing Judgments in Music: A Proposed Procedural Modification

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8:45

12 - 3  KELSEY A. KLINE
Prof. Shirley McKamie, Faculty Mentor
Schicksalslied: Sacred or Secular?

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9:00

12 - 4  DANIEL J. HARBAUGH♦
Dr. Michael Bump, Faculty Mentor
The Wind Ensemble Percussion Section: An Overview of the Last Half of the 20th Century

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9:15

12 - 5  PAUL H. NIEHAUS
Dr. Marc Rice, Faculty Mentor
Arthur Lee Williams: An Authentic Blues Master

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8:15-9:30 am • VH 1416
SESSION 13
PAPERS: INTERDISCIPLINARY -
Biology and Environmental Studies

Presiding: Dr. Monica Barron, Professor of English

8:15

13 - 1  ANNA E. ESFELD
Mr. Kristopher Stroup and Dr. Elizabeth M. Clark, Faculty Mentors
The Effect of Gene Patents on Our Perceptions of Ownership as Seen Through the Genomic Research and Accessibility Act

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8:30

13 - 2  SALLY M. HERTZ* and HANNAH L. HEMMELGARN
Dr. Amber Johnson , Faculty Mentor
Women in the Field and Kitchen: Nourishing Community Food Culture with the Principles of Ecofeminism

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8:45

13 - 3  SAMANTHA L. POUNDERS
Dr. Monica Barron, Faculty Mentor
Farmers Are Super Heroes; Musings From Atop a Bicycle

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9:00

13 - 4  JOE C. SCHAEPERKOETTER
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
Wind Energy

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9:15

13 - 5  NEHEMIAH T. ROSELL
Dr. Matthew Pianalto, Faculty Mentor
The Implications of Theology for Environmental Ethics

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8:15-9:30 am • OP 2117
SESSION 14
PAPERS: ENGLISH -
Victorian and Romantic Literature

Presiding: Dr. Patricia Gately, Professor of English

8:15

14 - 1  ZEESHAN R. RESHAMWALA
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Ozymandias: Shelley's Warning Against Tyrannical Hubris

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8:30

14 - 2  TAMMY L. GRAVES♦
Dr. Patricia Gately, Faculty Mentor
An Exploration of Primogeniture in Jane Austen Novels

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8:45

14 - 3  MEGAN E. BURIK
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
A Feminist Criticism of Edmund Burke's and William Godwin's Views of Society

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9:00

14 - 4  SHANNON M. TANNER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Becoming Elizabeth: Jane Austen's Self-Portrayal in Pride and Prejudice

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9:15

14 - 5  MATTHEW K. OHS
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
John Keats' Hyperion as a Rejection of Scientific Thought: A New Historicist Interpretation

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8:15-9:30 am • VH 1000
SESSION 15
PAPERS: EXERCISE SCIENCE -
Exercise Science Papers I

Presiding: Dr. Jerry Mayhew, Professor of Exercise Science

8:15

15 - 1  ALEXANDRA L. SANTACROCE* and ANNA MATTLAGE
Prof. Evonne Bird and Dr. Jerry Mayhew , Faculty Mentors
Effect of Tester Experience in Skinfold Measurement on Percent Fat Prediction In College Females

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8:30

15 - 2  DANNA K. KELLY* and MICHELLE L. STEIN
Dr. Jerry Mayhew , Faculty Mentor
Determining the Relationships Among Factors Influencing Amenorrhea in College Female Distance Runners

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8:45

15 - 3  CLINTON J. NARAYAN* and INGA C. STOREN
Dr. James A. Padfield, Faculty Mentor
Learning Effect of Repeated Trials of the Truman Ten Key Test

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9:00

15 - 4  SARAH N. SCHNEIDER* and KATE T. ZIMMERMAN
Dr. James A. Padfield, Faculty Mentor
Effect of Altitude Habitation Upon Race Performance in High School Cross Country Runners

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9:15

15 - 5  ALLISON R. PALISCH* and ANNA R. GREENWALD
Dr. Jerry Mayhew , Faculty Mentor
Mandatory Physical Activity May Prevent Weight Gain in College Freshman

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

9:45-10:45 am • OP Performance Hall
SESSION 16
PERFORMANCES: MUSIC -
Music Performance II

Presiding: Dr. Jesse Krebs, Assistant Professor of Music

9:45

16 - 1  KEN R. GOSS♦
Dr. Jesse Krebs, Faculty Mentor
Klezmer: An Introduction to a Jewish folk genre

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10:00

16 - 2  ERIN H. MIESNER
Dr. Jesse Krebs, Faculty Mentor
Soaring: The Life and Compositional Style of Joan Tower

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10:15

16 - 3  ANTHONY M. RODGERS
Dr. Jay Bulen, Faculty Mentor
The Mystic Trombone: An Analysis of The Conditions of a Solitary Bird for Trombone and Passive Piano

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10:30

16 - 4  PAUL W. HERMANSON
Prof. Tim AuBuchon, Faculty Mentor
The Musical Artistry of Clifford Brown and Freddie Hubbard: A Comparison of Styles

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9:45-10:30 am • OP 2115
SESSION 17
PAPERS: INTERDISCIPLINARY -
Interdisciplinary Classics Studies

Presiding: Dr. Bridget Thomas, Associate Professor of Classics

9:45

17 - 1  CATHERINE S. HAYWARD
Prof. Alex Tetlak and Prof. Martha L. Rose, Faculty Mentors
The Death of Remus: Disillusionment With Brotherhood In Post Civil War Rome

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10:00

17 - 2  VAN H. LE
Dr. Rebecca Harrison and Dr. Bridget Thomas, Faculty Mentors
Anthropomorphism in Pliny the Elder's Naturalis Historia 8

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10:15

17 - 3  ADAM M. YANICK♦
Dr. Marc Rice, Faculty Mentor
Taking the Tragedy out of Tragedies: Quinault's Libretto in Cadmus et Ermione by Jean-Baptiste Lully vs. Ovid's Metamorphoses

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9:45-10:45 am • VH 1010
SESSION 18
PAPERS: PSYCHOLOGY -
Psychology II

Presiding: Dr. Robert Tigner, Chair, Department of Psychology

9:45

18 - 1  MALLORY C. STITES
Dr. Robert Tigner, Faculty Mentor
Using Eye Movements to Examine Word Frequency and Word Length Effects in Arabic Speakers Reading English

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10:00

18 - 2  TRACY H. MULDERIG
Dr. Mark Hatala, Faculty Mentor
Print and Web-Based Advertising Toward Senior Citizens

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10:15

18 - 3  RACHEL R. HORSCH*, ELIZABETH A. NECKA, and MALLORY C. STITES
Dr. Robert Tigner, Faculty Mentor
Can You Facebook in Class and Still Learn?

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9:45-10:45 am • OP 2117
SESSION 19
PAPERS: ENGLISH -
Cinema, Song, and the Psychology of Solitude

Presiding: Harry Althoff, MA Candidate in English

9:45

19 - 1  MOLLY M. MCCLEERY
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor
Style, Morality, and Inconclusiveness in Godard's Breathless

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10:00

19 - 2  PAUL R. WITTE
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Psychology of Solitude in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude

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10:15

19 - 3  KARA M. BOLLINGER
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor
Mise-en-scène in Stagecoach: Dallas' Newly Embraced Freedom

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10:30

19 - 4  EMI E. GRIESS
Dr. James D'Agostino, Faculty Mentor
Traditional Forms, New Voices: Poetry Expressing Unique Religious Musical Practices

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9:45-10:30 am • VH 1320
SESSION 20
PAPERS: EDUCATION -
Education II

Presiding: Michelle Gaasch, Graduate Student in Education

9:45

20 - 1  WHITNEY M. WILHELM♦
Dr. Barbara Price, Faculty Mentor
Is Journaling Effective in the High School English Classroom?

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10:00

20 - 2  DANIEL P. GLOSSENGER♦
Dr. Wendy Miner, Faculty Mentor
Helping Students Know What to Know and Do: Academic Benefits of Guiding Questions for Reading Assignments

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10:15

20 - 3  DANIEL P. GLOSSENGER♦
Dr. Wendy Miner, Faculty Mentor
Getting More Bang For Your Wii Buck: Using a Wii Remote and Infrared Light to Create an Interactive Whiteboard Experience

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9:45-10:45 am • VH 1408
SESSION 21
PAPERS: BIOLOGY -
Biology II

Presiding: Georgia Mueller

9:45

21 - 1  INGA C. STOREN
Dr. Stephanie Fore, Dr. Laura J. Fielden, and Dr. Hyun-Joo Kim, Faculty Mentors
The Seasonal Pattern of Tick Load (Dermacentor variabilis) on Peromyscus leucopus

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10:00

21 - 2  JULIE M. HASKEN* and JENNIFER L. NEWBY
Dr. Chad E. Montgomery and Dr. Michael I. Kelrick, Faculty Mentors
Evaluation of Chytrid Infection Level in a Newly Discovered Population of Bufo boreas in Colorado

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10:15

21 - 3  ANTHONY J. WILMES*, LAURA K. GAREY, ANDREA M. GRELLE, and SHANE M. WRIGHT
Dr. Michael I. Kelrick and Dr. Chad E. Montgomery, Faculty Mentors
Natural History of Sceloporus undulatus at Two Buttes Reservoir State Wildlife Area, Colorado

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10:30

21 - 4  CHRISTOPHER M. OWENS
Dr. Peter Rolnick (Retired), Faculty Mentor
Population Dynamics: The Maternal Effect

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9:45-10:45 am • VH 1412
SESSION 22
PAPERS: PHYSICS -
Physics II

Presiding: Dr. Taner Edis, Associate Professor of Physics

9:45

22 - 1  MATTHEW A. OLSON
Dr. Peter Rolnick (Retired), Faculty Mentor
Using Relativistic Hamiltonian Dynamics to Analyze Collisions of an Electron off a 3-Body Particle in the Front Form

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10:00

14 - 2  NATHANIEL J. WEIMER
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
The Creation and Worth of the Western 7 Tone Scale, and an Exploration of Alternative Scales

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10:00

22 - 3  ADAM J. VOGT
Dr. Taner Edis, Faculty Mentor
Random Walks in Phase Space

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10:15

22 - 4  JOHNATHAN M. COBB
Dr. Eduardo Velasco, Faculty Mentor
Monte Carlo Simulations of the Critical Properties of an Hybrid Ising-XY Model

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9:45-10:30 am • VH 1416
SESSION 23
PAPERS: AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE -
Agricultural Science

Presiding: Dr, Michael Seipel, Associate Professor of Agriculture

9:45

23 - 1  JUSTIN M. NASH
Dr. Glenn R. Wehner, Faculty Mentor
Determination of Time Difference Between Two Commonly Used Heat Detection Systems in Gelbvieh Cattle

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10:00

23 - 2  AMANDA M. ZERKEL
Dr. Thomas E. Marshall and Dr. Mark Campbell, Faculty Mentors
The Effects of Resistant Starch from High Amylose Corn on Swine Growth, Feed Efficiency, and Odor

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10:15

23 - 3  KENDA L. CAVENDER
Dr. Michael Seipel, Faculty Mentor
The Effect of Health Ordinances on Agricultural and Economic Indicators in Missouri Counties

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9:45-10:45 am • VH 1000
SESSION 24
PAPERS: EXERCISE SCIENCE -
Exercise Science Papers II

Presiding: Dr. Carla Smith, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

9:45

24 - 1  TODD M. TURNER*, KATIE R. MILLS, and NICK J. VALDEZ
Dr. Alex J. Koch, Faculty Mentor
Effects of Glycerol Versus Standard Sport Drink on Hydration

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10:00

24 - 2  ALICIA S. YOUNG♦
Dr. Carla Smith, Faculty Mentor
The Effects of Competition on the Activity Levels of Female Adolescents in Physical Education Class

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10:15

24 - 3  KRYSTALYNN A. MCCLINTON*, JESSICA L. PEUTERBAUGH, LAURA C. MCCARTHY, and REBEKAH F. SHEA
Dr. Carla Smith and Dr. Jennifer Hurst, Faculty Mentors
Primary School Intervention to Increase Daily Physical Activity

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10:30

24 - 4  AVISHEK BANSKOTA* and NELSON A. OLIVO
Dr. Carla Smith, Faculty Mentor
Gatorade vs. Water in Mountain Bike Performance

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9:45-10:45 am • OP 2121
SESSION 25
PAPERS: ENGLISH -
Investigating Naguib Mahfouz

Presiding: Dr. Hena Ahmad, Professor of English

9:45

25 - 1  DANIELLE L. SCHIEBER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Finding Equilibrium in A Fine Balance: Understanding and Overcoming Society Through Friendship

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10:00

25 - 2  ELIZABETH A. BRAMON
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"T-r-a-g-e-d-y": Social Portraiture in Naguib Mahfouz's Midaq Alley

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10:15

25 - 3  KEVIN D. COWLING
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
The Light and Dark Worlds: The Struggle Between Old and New in Midaq Alley

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10:30

25 - 4  SAMANTHA C. GHORMLEY
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor
Intertwined Shadows and a Symbolic Mourner: Investigating the Narrative Similarities and Dogmatic Differences Between Naguib Mahfouz and Charles Dickens

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9:45-10:45 am • VH 1424
SESSION 26
PAPERS: PHILOSOPHY & RELIGION -
Plato

Presiding: Dr. Patricia Burton, Professor of Philosophy

9:45

26 - 1  DAVID M. MOHL
Dr. Patricia Burton, Faculty Mentor
John Jay, American Philosopher King: Understanding Plato's Republic through the United States Supreme Court

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10:00

26 - 2  DREW K. TURNER
Dr. Patricia Burton, Faculty Mentor
Politics, Propaganda, and Poetry: Allen Ginsberg in Plato's Allegory of the Cave

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10:15

26 - 3  MARK M. LAMBERT
Dr. Patricia Burton, Faculty Mentor
Shadows, Cinema, and Caves

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10:30

26 - 4  LAUREN R. GREENSPAN
Dr. Patricia Burton, Faculty Mentor
Contrasting Mimetic and Dianoiac Art in Plato's Dialogues

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9:45-10:45 am • VH 1236
SESSION 27
PAPERS: NURSING -
Nursing Papers

Presiding: Dr. Stephen Hadwiger, Associate Professor of Nursing

9:45

27 - 1  MEGAN E. LAUGHTER* and KARLI R. KERR
Prof. Pamela Gardner, Faculty Mentor
A Comparative Analysis of Health Knowledge or Healthy Lifestyle Choices on Children's BMIs

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10:00

27 - 2  JAMIE K. MENOWN* and CHRISTINA R. RHOADES
Prof. Pamela Gardner, Faculty Mentor
Analyzing Change in the Knowledge and Choices of Elementary School Students Concerning Nutrition and Exercise

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10:15

27 - 3  ERIN N. RANDALL
Dr. Stephen Hadwiger, Faculty Mentor
The Lived Experience of Primary Caregivers of Older Adults with Alzheimer's Disease

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9:45-10:45 am • OP 2210
SESSION 28
PAPERS: ART HISTORY -
American Art

Presiding: Dr. Julia DeLancey, Associate Professor of Art

9:45

28 - 1  TAYLOR L. KLEIN
Dr. Sara Orel, Faculty Mentor
Advertising in the Nineteenth Century: Railroads and American Culture

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10:00

28 - 2  MICHELE R. KAMINSKI
Dr. Julia DeLancey and Dr. Sara Orel, Faculty Mentors
Gee!! I Wish I Were a Man: The Masculinization of Women in World War I Patriotic and Recruitment Posters

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10:15

28 - 3  TAYLOR L. KLEIN
Dr. Sara Orel, Faculty Mentor
Conserving Heritage: Documenting Sainte Genevieve Catholic Church

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10:30

28 - 4  MICHELLE R. COOLIDGE
Dr. Julia DeLancey, Faculty Mentor
Transformation of Amish Quilts

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9:45-10:45 am • OP 2113
SESSION 29
PAPERS: ASIAN STUDIES -
Studies on China

Presiding: Mrs. Julie Minn, Instructor of Chinese

9:45

29 - 1  MARCELINA E. POWERS
Dr. David Robinson, Faculty Mentor
One Thousand Years of Footbinding in China: Pure Eroticism or Blatant Subordination?

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10:00

29 - 2  BRADLEY J. SOVA
Prof. Julie Minn, Faculty Mentor
Sources of Aggression Against the Catholic Church in Early Mao-Era China

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10:15

29 - 3  KYLE G. TRACY
Dr. Candy Young, Faculty Mentor
The Emergence of America's Hong Kong Policy

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

Unwrapping the Dead: Mummies in Ancient Egypt

Dr. Salima Ikram, Professor of Egyptology, American University in Cairo


12:15-1:15 pm • SUB Alumni Room
SESSION 30
PAPERS: ENGLISH -
Family: Creative Nonfiction Readings

Presiding: Rebecca L. Coleman and Jessica Elledge

12:15

30 - 1  REBECCA L. COLEMAN*, SHANNON GALLAHER, AARON RAZAVI, JESSIE ELLEDGE, EMILY MEYER, EMILY R. SJORGREN, ANDREW MCQUINN, CHARLOTTE KEENAN, MARGARET HOOPER, ELIZABETH ZERKEL, LAINA MEUTH, DIANE MCGINNIS, NICOLE CORDER, AMANDA HERZBERG, LAURA ROBINSON, SAMANTHA DEVER, JENNIFER LEWIS, JOHN GAROFALO, LIZ NASIR, and BRENNA MCDERMOTT
Dr. Charles Breed, Faculty Mentor
Family: Creative Nonfiction Readings

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1:15-2:30 pm • OP Performance Hall
SESSION 31
PERFORMANCES: MUSIC -
Music Performance III

Presiding: Dr. Michael Bump, Associate Professor of Music

1:15

31 - 1  JASON T. BASKIN♦
Dr. Michael Bump, Faculty Mentor
Compositional Techniques in the Conception of Drumset Parts of Tool's Danny Carey

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1:30

31 - 2  JEFFREY S. ZAHOS*♦ and GIROLAMO DERACO♦
Dr. Michael Bump, Faculty Mentor
Commissioning a New Work For Timpani: From Concept to Concert

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1:45

31 - 3  MILLICENT M. KEANE
Dr. Julianna Moore , Faculty Mentor
Background, Analysis, and Performance of Kokopeli

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2:00

31 - 4  JENNIFER L. THOMAS*, ASHLEY P. KING♦, and CHRISTINA M. SCHEPERLE♦
Prof. Shirley McKamie, Faculty Mentor
Antonín Dvořák's Hausmusik: Elegant Art for the Home

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2:15

31 - 5  KATIE COX
Dr. Marc Rice, Faculty Mentor
Pericolo del Nord: An Examination and Recreation of Italian Futurist Music

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1:15-2:30 pm • VH 1416
SESSION 32
PAPERS: BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION -
Business Administration

Presiding: Dr. Steve Allen, Professor

1:15

32 - 1  JOSEPH J. POMICTER
Dr. Stephen Allen, Faculty Mentor
Serving Our Students: The Prevalence of Information Technology Service Outsourcing at America's Colleges and Universities

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1:30

32 - 2  BRET T. DAY
Dr. Stephen Allen, Faculty Mentor
Identifying Project Success Criteria within the Ceramic Industry

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1:45

32 - 3  JOSEPH S. ROBERTS
Dr. Andrew C. Mun, Faculty Mentor
Subprime Lending and the Capital Asset Pricing Model

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2:00

32 - 4  MATTHEW F. MACARI
Dr. Dean DeCock, Faculty Mentor
Calculating the Cost of a Document Control System Using Markov Processes

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2:15

32 - 5  ALEKSANDAR UDEV
Dr. Jason Lin, Faculty Mentor
Development of the Stock Market in Bulgaria: A Historical Prospective

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1:15-2:30 pm • OP 2111
SESSION 33
PAPERS: INTERDISCIPLINARY -
Phi Kappa Phi Interdisciplinary Section I

Presiding: Dr. Laura Fielden, Associate Professor of Biology

1:15

33 - 1  WILLIAM K. PETRY
Dr. Laura J. Fielden, Dr. Stephanie Fore, and Dr. Hyun-Joo Kim, Faculty Mentors
Rise of the Ticks: Modeling the Questing Behavior of Nymphal Dermacentor variabilis in Response to Environmental Factors

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1:30

33 - 2  JONATHAN D. VOLLMER* and BRETT L. WILEY
Dr. Michael Adams , Faculty Mentor
Metapopulation Model of a Rare Winter Annual Plant Species, Missouri Bladderpod

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1:45

33 - 3  KENT T. BUXTON* and DAVID I. TAYLOR
Dr. Cynthia Cooper, Faculty Mentor
Antibiotic Resistance of E. coli in Steer Creek

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2:00

33 - 4  LEE A. FLAGG
Dr. Amber Johnson , Faculty Mentor
Lift For Life: Does Sports Participation Prevent Delinquency?

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2:15

33 - 5  ADAM C. GOUGE
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
The Physics of Extreme Double Bass Drumming

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1:15-2:30 pm • OP 2210
SESSION 34
PAPERS: ART -
Art

Presiding: Prof. John Bohac, Professor of Art

1:15

34 - 1  GALEN M. GIBSON-CORNELL
Dr. Julia DeLancey and Dr. Patricia Burton, Faculty Mentors
Philosophic Ideas of Beauty in the Visual Arts

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1:30

34 - 2  ELSA R. ARMENTIA
Prof. John Bohac , Faculty Mentor
Digital LiterARTure: A Case Study

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1:45

34 - 3  RAYMOND C. HOLMES
Dr. James D'Agostino, Faculty Mentor
A Ham in America

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2:00

34 - 4  ANTONIO BONOME
Prof. John Bohac , Faculty Mentor
William S. Burroughs: La máquina de escribir

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2:15

34 - 5  MELISSA D. FRYER
Prof. Wynne Wilbur, Faculty Mentor
An Introduction to Ceramic Ash Glazes

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1:15-2:30 pm • VH 1424
SESSION 35
PAPERS: SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY -
SOAN/ Criminal Justice

Presiding: Dr. Amber Johnson, Associate Professor of Anthropology

1:15

35 - 1  JOSH L. HARRIS
Dr. G. Victoria Landrum and Prof. Joe Nedelec, Faculty Mentors
Religiosity and Attitudes toward Violence in Hispanic Gang Members

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1:30

35 - 2  JUSTIN L. NICHOLS
Dr. Amber Johnson and Dr. Thomas W. Stewart, Faculty Mentors
The Cognitive Implications of Participation in Harvest Rituals

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1:45

35 - 3  DEBORAH K. MILLER
Dr. Amber Johnson , Faculty Mentor
Why Women Do the Dirty Work: Evaluating Ethnographic Data

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2:00

35 - 4  MONA K. BAUCOM
Dr. Amber Johnson and Dr. Elaine McDuff, Faculty Mentors
Working Women: Social and Emotional Strain in Relation to Child Care Selection and Household Duties

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2:15

35 - 5  DANIELLE A. TOLSON
Dr. G. Victoria Landrum and Prof. Joe Nedelec, Faculty Mentors
Another Time, Another Place: Predicting Potential Criminality of Students Enrolled in a Highly Selective, Public, Liberal Arts University

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1:15-2:30 pm • VH 1010
SESSION 36
PAPERS: PSYCHOLOGY -
Psychology III

Presiding: Dr. Judy Misale, Professor of Psychology

1:15

36 - 1  JOSHUA A. HALLOWS
Dr. Michele Breault, Faculty Mentor
Narcissism, Empathy, and Prosocial Behavior: An Online Survey

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1:30

36 - 2  SARA B. PERRACHIONE* and KRISTEL N. GIVOGUE
Dr. Judith M. Misale, Faculty Mentor
The Effects of Political Affiliation and Political Ideology on Attitudes Toward Current Issues and Political Advertising

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1:45

36 - 3  MARK D. SCHAFER*, IAN M. ARNDT, DAVID M. LAU, and JOSHUA T. PETERSON
Dr. Fredric B. Shaffer, Faculty Mentor
Sitting Position Influences Heart Rate Variability

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1:15-2:30 pm • OP 2121
SESSION 37
PAPERS: ENGLISH -
Exploring Assia Djebar's Fantasia

Presiding: Dr. Hena Ahmad, Professor of English

1:15

37 - 1  EMILY A. WARD
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Breaking the Silence: A Feminist Postcolonial View of Assia Djebar's Fantasia: An Algerian Cavalcade

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1:30

37 - 2  DAVID J. GIOVAGNOLI
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
A Postcolonial Look at Assia Djebar's Feminism in Fantasia: An Algerian Cavalcade

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1:45

37 - 3  AVA K. CICHOCK
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"Autobiography in the Enemy's Language": An Examination of Assia Djebar’s Use of French in Fantasia: An Algerian Cavalcade

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2:00

37 - 4  MONICA J. MORREY
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
"Between-Two-Languages": Validation and Liberation in Fantasia: An Algerian Cavalcade

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2:15

37 - 5  EMILY E. WALKER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
An Examination of Postcolonial Feminism in Assia Djebar's Fantasia: An Algerian Cavalcade

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1:15-2:30 pm • VH 1412
SESSION 38
PAPERS: PHYSICS -
Astronomy and Astrophysics

Presiding: Dr. Matthew Beaky, Associate Professor of Physics

1:15

38 - 1  NICHOLAS J. WILSEY
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
Four-Color Photometry of Eclipsing Binary Systems Exhibiting the O'Connell Effect

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1:30

38 - 2  AMANDA F. TOUGAS
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
Searching for Chaos in a Mira-type Variable Star

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1:45

38 - 3  JACOB A. HUMMEL
Prof. Vayujeet Gokhale and Dr. Michael Goggin, Faculty Mentors
Simulating the Gravitational Wave Signal from a Population of Binary Stars

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2:00

38 - 4  BANDON B. DECKER
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
Phase Dependent Spectroscopic Monitoring of Cepheid Variable Stars

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2:15

38 - 5  TOM C. HOGAN* and GEORGE C. SUMTER
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
The Continuing Search for delta Scuti Components in Eclipsing Binary Star Systems

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1:15-2:15 pm • VH 1408
SESSION 39
PAPERS: BIOLOGY -
Biology III

Presiding: Chelle King Porter

1:15

39 - 1  PETER J. MUELLEMAN
Dr. Chad E. Montgomery, Faculty Mentor
The Ecology of a Snake Community in Northern Missouri

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1:30

39 - 2  CHRISTOPHER M. OWENS
Dr. Chad E. Montgomery, Faculty Mentor
Digestive Efficiency of a Generalist Snake Predator (Thamnophis sirtalis)

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1:45

2:00

39 - 4  BENJAMIN T. HALE
Dr. Gregory Stunz (Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi) and Dr. Jonathan C. Gering, Faculty Mentors
Evaluation of Surgery Procedures for Surgically Implanting Ultrasonic Telemetry Transmitters in Spotted Seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus)

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1:15-2:30 pm • VH 1236
SESSION 40
PAPERS: COMMUNICATION DISORDERS -
Communication Disorders Papers I

Presiding: Dr. Paula Cochran, Professor of Communication Disorders

1:15

40 - 1  PATRICIA L. SIEMANN
Dr. Paula Cochran and Dr. Janet Gooch, Faculty Mentors
Assessing Geriatric Access to Speech and Hearing Services in Northeast Missouri

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1:30

40 - 2  ANN M. FILLA*, BROOKE N. ZELL, and ELIZABETH D. MORREY
Dr. Janet Gooch, Faculty Mentor
A Survey of Speech Implementers in the State of Missouri

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1:15-2:30 pm • VH 1320
SESSION 41
PAPERS: HEALTH SCIENCE -
Health Science Papers I

Presiding: Dr. Janice Clark Young, Assistant Professor of Health Science

1:15

41 - 1  DESIREE L. RAYGOR* and JENNA N. OSSECK
Dr. Carol Cox, Faculty Mentor
Use of a Focus Group of Youth in a Juvenile Detention Facility to Recommend Programming Based on the Results of a Developmental Assets Profile

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1:30

41 - 2  REBECCA D. BAHRMASEL* and DANIELLE N. HAGEN
Ms. Liz Jorn, Faculty Mentor
College Students' Knowledge of Food Safety Techniques

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1:45

41 - 3  MICHELLE K. PICKENS* and ANN M. BRUNO
Dr. Carol Cox, Faculty Mentor
Staff Perceptions of the Learning Climate in a Juvenile Justice Residential Facility

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1:15-2:30 pm • OP 2115
SESSION 42
PAPERS: HISTORY -
History

Presiding: Dr. David Robinson, Professor of History

1:15

42 - 1  THOMAS W. LECAQUE♦
Dr. Patrick Lecaque, Faculty Mentor
The Cross, the Blade and the Purple: The Life and Death of Nicephorus II Phocas

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1:30

42 - 2  KATIE M. WERKMEISTER
Dr. Jeff Gall, Faculty Mentor
Defining Loyalty from the Pulpit: The Civil War in St. Louis through Two Pastors' Eyes

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1:45

42 - 3  SARAH K. BELL
Dr. David Robinson, Faculty Mentor
The Influence of the Southern Literary Messenger

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2:00

2:15

42 - 5  PETER M. MCCALL
Dr. David Robinson, Faculty Mentor
Innovation and Ignorance: Manhattan Island's Struggle for Better Transportation

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1:15-2:30 pm • OP 2113
SESSION 43
PAPERS: INTERDISCIPLINARY -
Music, Theatre, and Creative Arts

Presiding: Dr. Cole Woodcox, Professor of English

1:15

43 - 1  PRAYASH SHARMA PYAKUREL
Prof. Shirley McKamie, Faculty Mentor
Shamanism and Mystical Chants In Nepal

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1:30

43 - 2  ARTHUR L. VIRNIG
Dr. Todd Coulter and Dr. Cole Woodcox, Faculty Mentors
Butterflies and Lotus Blossoms: Gender and Stereotype on the Asian-American Stage

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1:45

43 - 3  JENNY C. JALACK
Dr. Brent Orton and Dr. Cole Woodcox, Faculty Mentors
Shadows for Sale: Peter Schlemiel's Depreciation of the Human Element

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2:00

43 - 4  JENNIFER R. GAITHER
Prof. Shirley McKamie, Faculty Mentor
Charlie Chaplin: The Artist, the Musician, and the "Tramp"

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2:15

43 - 5  JOHN H. HITZEL
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor
The Joker told the Batman, "You Complete Me": Yin / Yang and the Roles of Hero and Villain in The Dark Knight

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1:15-2:30 pm • OP 2117
SESSION 44
PAPERS: LINGUISTICS -
Linguistics

Presiding: Dr. Sally Cook, Associate Professor of Linguistics

1:15

44 - 1  ASHLEE STODDARD
Dr. Sally Cook, Faculty Mentor
Gender-Based Differences in Color Naming Lexicons

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1:30

44 - 2  CAITLIN M. DUHADWAY
Dr. Sally Cook, Faculty Mentor
The Influence of Gender on the Perceived Effectiveness of Sports Writing: An Informal Analysis

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1:45

44 - 3  STEFANI GRODIE
Dr. Sally Cook, Faculty Mentor
The Evolution of the Ellipsis in Internet Discourse

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1:15-2:15 pm • VH 1328
SESSION 45
PAPERS: MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY -
Mathematical Biology I

Presiding: Dr. Anton E. Weisstein, Assistant Professor of Biology

1:15

45 - 1  MOLLY SMITH
Dr. Alan Garvey and Dr. Jon Beck, Faculty Mentors
Analyzing, Mining and Modeling Medical Manipulative Therapuetic Data for Quantification and Reproducibility

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1:30

45 - 2  TAD A. DALLAS
Dr. Hyun-Joo Kim and Dr. Stephanie Fore, Faculty Mentors
Factors Influencing Immature Tick Load (Dermacentor variabilis) on the White-footed Mouse (Peromyscus leucopus)

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1:45

45 - 3  YU-YU REN* and BO M. FORRESTER
Prof. Zhong Ma and Dr. Todd Hammond, Faculty Mentors
Determining the Correlation Between Age-related Changes in Gravitropism and Auxin Sensitivity in Flax (Linum usitatissimum) Roots with a Mathematical Image Analysis Algorithm

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2:00

45 - 4  ALEXANDER M. NORD
Dr. Peter Rolnick (Retired), Faculty Mentor
The Maternal Effect in Population Dynamics

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1:15-2:30 pm • VH 1000
SESSION 46
PAPERS: EXERCISE SCIENCE -
Exercise Science Papers III

Presiding: Dr. Jennifer Hurst, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

1:15

46 - 1  MORGAN N. CLENNIN
Dr. Jennifer Hurst, Faculty Mentor
Do Kids Really Change Everything? Comparison of Physical Activity Levels among Women With and Without Children in the Home

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1:30

46 - 2  AMBROSE J. SERRANO
Dr. Alex J. Koch, Faculty Mentor
Effects of Different Set Configurations on Barbell Velocity During the Clean Lift

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1:45

46 - 3  GRANT D. HENSON
Dr. Michael Bird, Faculty Mentor
Balance Shifts at Different Running Speeds

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

2:45-4:00 pm • OP Performance Hall
SESSION 47
PERFORMANCES: MUSIC -
Music Performance IV

Presiding: Dr. Brian Kubin, Assistant Professor of Music

2:45

47 - 1  NICOLE S. MOORE*, BRAD J. KNOCH, KATHERYN E. KUNTZ, and AMANDA DAY
Dr. Brian Kubin, Faculty Mentor
Beethoven's String Quartet No. 4 in C Minor, 2nd and 3rd Movements

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3:00

47 - 2  JOSHUA E. WAYMIRE♦
Dr. Marc Rice, Faculty Mentor
Application of Baroque Ornamentation Practices to Modern Tuba Performance

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3:15

47 - 3  KATHERYN E. KUNTZ
Dr. Sam McClure, Faculty Mentor
César Franck's Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major

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3:30

47 - 4  SEAN S. KAMERY
Dr. Sam McClure, Faculty Mentor
Concerto in E Minor by Julius Conus

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3:45

47 - 5  GIROLAMO DERACO♦
Dr. Warren Gooch, Faculty Mentor
Little Puppets' Symphony: A Work for Musical Theatre

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2:45-4:00 pm • OP 2111
SESSION 48
PAPERS: INTERDISCIPLINARY -
Phi Kappa Phi Interdisciplinary Section II

Presiding: Mrs. Shirley McKamie, Instructor of Music

2:45

48 - 1  GRANT M. BERRY
Prof. Shirley McKamie, Faculty Mentor
Semiotics in Artistic Echoes of Ovid's Acis and Galatea

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3:00

48 - 2  JENNIFER L. THOMAS
Prof. Shirley McKamie, Faculty Mentor
Mask and Masquerade: Women's Music in Mende Life and Ritual

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3:15

3:30

48 - 4  GEMMICKA F. PIPER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Black Nationalism from the Home Front: Creating a Space for the Expression of both the Black and Female Selves

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3:45

48 - 5  LEIA P. WILSON
Dr. Cole Woodcox, Faculty Mentor
Designing for QUEER(ability): Writing On Walls

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2:45-4:00 pm • OP 2113
SESSION 49
PAPERS: INTERDISCIPLINARY -
Interdisciplinary Studies

Presiding: Dr. Hena Ahmad, Associate Professor of English

2:45

49 - 1  JOHN P. MCDONOUGH
Dr. Robert Mielke and Prof. Joe Nedelec, Faculty Mentors
The Agnewian Strain of Marceldom in Proust's The Captive & The Fugitive

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3:00

49 - 2  CHRISTINA M. SCHEPERLE♦
Dr. Jay Bulen, Faculty Mentor
Measures of Healing: The Effect of Group Music Intervention on Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Northeast Missouri

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3:15

49 - 3  ELIZABETH M. PIEL
Prof. Shirley McKamie, Faculty Mentor
From Shaman to the Sex Pistols: Tattooing and Body Modification in a Cultural Context

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3:30

49 - 4  ANNA K. BUCKLES
Dr. Marc Rice, Faculty Mentor
Machismo Within Tejano Music

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3:45

49 - 5  ANDREW P. KINDIGER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Reevaluating A True Conception of the Middle East: Creating a New Projection of a Diverse Landscape

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2:45-4:00 pm • OP South Atrium
SESSION 50
POSTERS, TECHNOLOGY DISPLAYS AND STUDIO ARTS: ART -
Studio Art Exhibits

50 - 1

GALEN M. GIBSON-CORNELL
Prof. Jim Jereb, Faculty Mentor
An Independent "Body" of Work

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50 - 2

GALEN M. GIBSON-CORNELL
Prof. Wynne Wilbur, Faculty Mentor
An Exploration of Ceramic Forms

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2:45-4:00 pm • VH Balcony (2nd Floor)
SESSION 51
PERFORMANCES: FRENCH -
Le Médecin malgré lui (The Doctor in Spite of Himself) by Molière

Presiding: Dr. Patrick Lobert, Professor of French

2:45

51 - 1  JORDI TEILLARD*, KATHERINE FEINER, ERIN GOGGIN, MICHAEL CHAPMAN, ANNE SHERIFF, MEREDITH CLOUGHERTY, RYAN CAMPBELL, and SARAH SOMMERKAMP
Prof. Patrick Lobert, Faculty Mentor
Le Médecin malgré lui (The Doctor in Spite of Himself) by Molière

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2:45-4:00 pm • OP 2115
SESSION 52
PAPERS: POLITICAL SCIENCE -
Political Science

Presiding: Dr. Paul Parker, Professor of Political Science

2:45

52 - 1  MATTHEW H. HARBER
Dr. Giray Sadik, Faculty Mentor
Foreign Aid Programs and Pakistan: Should the United States Continue to Provide?

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3:00

52 - 2  ANNA A. PECHENINA
Prof. John Ishiyama (North Texas University) and Dr. Janet Gooch, Faculty Mentors
Enviromental Degradation as a Potential Trigger of Genocide/Politicide Oubreaks, 1958-2007

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3:15

52 - 3  JESSICA R. POET
Dr. John J. Quinn and Dr. Jerry Mayhew , Faculty Mentors
Homeschoolers: Are They Unique Voters?

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3:30

52 - 4  SARAH E. FELTS
Dr. Randy Hagerty, Faculty Mentor
The DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000: A Case Study in the Application of a Policy Making Model

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3:45

52 - 5  JACOB I. THOMECZEK
Dr. Paul Parker, Faculty Mentor
Freedom of Religion and Judicial Independence: A Comparison with New Indicators

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2:45-4:00 pm • OP 2117
SESSION 53
PAPERS: ENGLISH -
American Literature and Pedagogy

Presiding: Deana Judah, MA Candidate in English

2:45

53 - 1  SHANNON C. HARBAUGH
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor
Fitzhughian Ideology: Implications and Embodiment in Literature

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3:00

53 - 2  SUZANNE N. RUSSELL
Dr. Alanna Preussner, Faculty Mentor
Trapped the Wallpaper as a Good Sport: Performative Gender Constructions from Gilman to Parker

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3:15

53 - 3  GRANT A. KLING
Dr. Robert Mielke, Faculty Mentor
The Will to Power and Henry James: A Nietzschean reading and character study of The Awkward Age

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2:45-3:30 pm • VH 1412
SESSION 54
PAPERS: PHYSICS -
Physics III

Presiding: Dr. Peter Rolnick, Professor of Physics

2:45

54 - 1  JOHN R. KING
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
The Physics of Football

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3:00

54 - 2  PRASHANT DHAKAL
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
The Physics of Cricket

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3:15

54 - 3  TAYLOR F. HYNDMAN
Dr. Eduardo Velasco, Faculty Mentor
Experimental Verification of the Equation for Small Elastic Deformations of a Beam Applied to a Cantilever

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2:45-3:30 pm • VH 1328
SESSION 55
PAPERS: MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY -
Mathematical Biology II

Presiding: Dr. Pamela Ryan, Associate Professor of Mathematics

2:45

55 - 1  KURT J. WARNHOFF* and ALEXANDRA J. WEHRMAN
Dr. Timothy D. Walston and Dr. Scott Thatcher, Faculty Mentors
Segmenting Early Embryogenesis in Caenorhabditis elegans Embryos

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3:00

55 - 2  DIANNE E. KOPP* and KAREN E. O'CONNELL
Dr. Anton Weisstein and Mr. Pamela J. Ryan, Faculty Mentors
Separating the Effects of Genetic Drift and Natural Selection using a Modification of Tajima's D Statistic

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3:15

55 - 3  GEORGIA S. MUELLER* and TAD A. DALLAS
Dr. Laura J. Fielden, Dr. Stephanie Fore, and Dr. Hyun-Joo Kim, Faculty Mentors
Home Range Size of the White-footed Mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) and its Relationship with Tick Load (Dermacentor variabilis)

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2:45-4:00 pm • VH 1010
SESSION 56
PAPERS: COMMUNICATION -
Communication Studies

Presiding: Dr. Diane Johnson, Associate Professor of Communication

2:45

56 - 1  JESSLYN R. TENHOUSE
Dr. Diane Johnson and Dr. Juan C. Valencia, Faculty Mentors
Communication Apprehension Among Students Acquiring Spanish as a Second Language

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3:00

56 - 2  MATTHEW S. BARTLETT
Dr. Jay W. Self, Faculty Mentor
"The Disappearance of the Public Sphere ": Applying the Theory of Argument Spheres to the Debate Over U.S. Aid to Israel

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3:15

56 - 3  NADIA S. MOZAFFAR
Dr. James D. Cianciola, Faculty Mentor
The Dove Campaign for Real Beauty: The Limiting of Female Agency in Beauty Advertisements

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3:30

56 - 4  KRISTEL N. GIVOGUE
Dr. James D. Cianciola, Faculty Mentor
Pretty in Pink: The Physically Idealized Woman in TaB Advertising

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3:45

56 - 5  JACQUELINE E. GONZALEZ
Dr. Marilyn Yaquinto, Faculty Mentor
Brave New Girl: Girls' Life and Answer-Seeking Adolescents

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2:45-4:00 pm • VH 1320
SESSION 57
PAPERS: HEALTH SCIENCE -
Health Science Papers II

Presiding: Dr. Carolyn Cox, Associate professor of Health Science

2:45

57 - 1  MALLORY N. RAMOS*, TAELOR M. CASH, and MORGAN A. SHAHAN
Dr. Janice Clark Young, Faculty Mentor
Comparison of Self-care Behaviors Among Freshmen at Truman State University

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3:00

57 - 2  KIMBERLY A. LATENDRESSE*, MATT H. PECHERSKI, JULIENNE S. JONES, and SARANIYA K. SRIGUGANESAN
Dr. Janice Clark Young, Faculty Mentor
Taming the Monster: Caffeine and Energy Drinks Use in Student Athletes

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3:15

57 - 3  LAURA B. GUNDY*, LARA K. MCKAY, LAURA R. PEARSON, CHRIS A. SUMSKI, and MOLLY E. WINKLEMAN
Dr. Janice Clark Young, Faculty Mentor
Sun Protection Behaviors and Attitudes for Students Attending a Rural Northeast Missouri University

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2:45-4:00 pm • VH 1416
SESSION 58
PAPERS: BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION -
Business Administration

Presiding: Dr. Debra Cartwright, Associate Professor

2:45

58 - 1  KINSEY COKER
Ms. Andrea Davis, Faculty Mentor
Business in Germany and America: A Cultural Analysis

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3:00

58 - 2  SUSAN PRADHAN
Dr. Jason Lin, Faculty Mentor
Capital Budgeting Practices in Nepal and the US

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3:15

58 - 3  DANIEL I. WEST
Dr. Nabil M. Alghalith, Faculty Mentor
Factors Affecting Internet Usage at Truman State University

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3:30

58 - 4  ERIC D. FERGUSON
Dr. Debra Cartwright, Faculty Mentor
Crisis Management Strategies in the Pet Food Crisis of 2007

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2:45-3:45 pm • VH 1408
SESSION 59
PAPERS: BIOLOGY -
Biology IV

Presiding: Peter Muelleman

2:45

59 - 1  ASHLEY E. WINKLER
Dr. Cynthia Cooper and Dr. Michael Lockhart, Faculty Mentors
Stratification of Escherichia coli and Total Coliforms in Forest Lake

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3:00

59 - 2  JACOB E. SCHRUM
Dr. Michael Lockhart and Dr. Cynthia Cooper, Faculty Mentors
Antibiotic Resistance of Escherichia coli from Hazel Creek Lake and Forest Lake

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3:15

59 - 3  CHASE A. GRAY* and JACOB B. SANNING
Dr. Cynthia Cooper, Faculty Mentor
Examination of E. coli Survival in Fresh Water Streams

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3:30

59 - 4  NICOLE F. MORRIS
Dr. Cynthia Cooper, Faculty Mentor
Escherichia coli Levels over a Three Year Period in Forest Lake

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2:30-3:00 pm • OP 2121
SESSION 60
PAPERS: PHILOSOPHY & RELIGION -
Ethics and Religion

Presiding: Dr. Dereck Daschke, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion

2:30

60 - 1  ERIN N. GILL
Dr. Mark Appold, Faculty Mentor
Jesus Films: Shaping the American Portrayal of Jesus

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2:45

60 - 2  CHRISTOPHER G. DOVE
Dr. Matthew Pianalto, Faculty Mentor
Fulfillment of Duty and Perspectival Supererogation

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2:45-3:45 pm • VH 1236
SESSION 61
PAPERS: COMMUNICATION DISORDERS -
Communication Disorders Papers II

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

2:45

61 - 1  SONIA MEJIA
Dr. Janet Gooch, Faculty Mentor
College Students' Perceptions Of Dialect Influenced English

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3:00

61 - 2  KIMBERLY FITZGERALD*♦ and MEGAN SAFLEY
Dr. Janet Gooch, Faculty Mentor
Contributing Factors in Children at Risk for Speech/Language Delays

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3:15

61 - 3  MEGAN E. PETRY* and ALAFIYA S. NASRULLA
Dr. Paula Cochran and Dr. Janet Gooch, Faculty Mentors
International Students' Attitudes Toward Computer-Assisted Accent Reduction

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3:30

61 - 4  LIZA T. CASTILLO
Dr. Mary Alt (The University of Arizona) and Dr. Janet Gooch, Faculty Mentors
Factors that Influence English Word Learning in Bilingual Children

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4:15-5:15 pm • PML
SESSION P-1
POSTERS, TECHNOLOGY DISPLAYS AND STUDIO ARTS: BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION -
Business and Economics Posters

P-1 - 1

BAILLIE R. CLOYD
Dr. Michael Blum, Faculty Mentor
Qualitative Analysis of the Performance Management System in the Workplace

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P-1 - 2

KIERRA E. CORNELL
Dr. Janice Grow, Faculty Mentor
Gecko Mathematics and the Obama Administration

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P-1 - 3

ANDREW J. BARTON
Dr. Andrew C. Mun, Faculty Mentor
Comparative Analysis on the Performance in the IT and Banking Industries

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4:15-5:15 pm • PML
SESSION P-2
POSTERS, TECHNOLOGY DISPLAYS AND STUDIO ARTS: DARWIN BICENTENNIAL -
Studies of Evolution and Evolutionary Thought

P-2 - 1

DAVID M. HAYES
Dr. Jonathan C. Gering, Faculty Mentor
Evolutionary Thought Before Darwin

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P-2 - 2

DANIEL P. QUINN
Dr. Jonathan C. Gering, Faculty Mentor
Punctuated Equilibrium and Phyletic Gradualism as Models of Evolution

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4:15-5:15 pm • PML
SESSION P-3
POSTERS, TECHNOLOGY DISPLAYS AND STUDIO ARTS: PSYCHOLOGY -
Posters: Psychology/ SOAN

P-3 - 1

KENNETH L. RABY*, MEGAN DWYER, JI-YOUNG LEE, JAIMIE L. O'GARA, BREANNE A. PALMER, JENNIFER D. SCHMIDT, and HEATHER L. TALPERS
Dr. Sherri A. Palmer, Faculty Mentor
Measuring Parent-Infant Mutual Responsiveness in Dyadic and Triadic Play Interactions

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P-3 - 2

MALLORY C. STITES* and KAREN M. ROHRER
Dr. Karen Vittengl, Faculty Mentor
Are Leet Digits Processed as Numbers When Embedded in Number Words? Examining Stroop-like Interference in a Number Comparison Task

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P-3 - 3

LEAH E. KERN*, ANH P. NGUYEN, and LAURA M. NAJJAR♦
Dr. Karen Vittengl, Faculty Mentor
Humor and Mood: Does Mood Congruence Effect Recall of Humorous Stimuli?

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P-3 - 4

SARA M. BOZEMAN*, NICOLE D. SHARP, JENNIFER D. SCHMIDT, NICHOLAS BOICE, JORDAN CONSTANCE, and SAED D. HILL
Dr. Jeffrey R. Vittengl, Faculty Mentor
Prediction of Weekly Psychosocial Functioning from Depressive Mood

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P-3 - 5

JOSHUA A. HALLOWS
Dr. Karen Vittengl, Faculty Mentor
Personality, Behavior, and Social Attitudes: Collectivism and Individualism as Predictors of Helping Behavior

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P-3 - 6

AMANDA M. GRAY
Dr. Amber Johnson , Faculty Mentor
Personal Health and Health Knowledge as a Factor in Multivariable Backgrounds of Young Adults

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P-3 - 7

ELIZABETH A. NECKA*, MELINDA GROSS, MICHAELA HOFFMAN, and KRISTINE KASTENBAUM
Dr. Michele Breault, Faculty Mentor
Friends and Lovers- How Relationships Affect Subjective Well-Being

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P-3 - 8

JOSHUA A. HALLOWS*, NICOLE D. SHARP, GAYATHRI HERATH, and JONATHAN WHITFIELD
Dr. David B. Conner, Faculty Mentor
The Effect of Mood on Working Memory: Validity Measures of Random Number Generation

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P-3 - 9

KRISTEL N. GIVOGUE
Dr. Judith M. Misale, Faculty Mentor
The Effects of Sexism on Females' Reactions to Stereotyped and Counter-Stereotyped Advertisements

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P-3 - 10

BROOKE-NICOLE W. RUFFIN*, SARAH EBERLE, ERICA L. KEY, and ALEXANDRIA SMITH
Dr. Amber Johnson and Dr. Elaine McDuff, Faculty Mentors
Dating: What Am I Looking For?

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4:15-5:15 pm • PML
SESSION P-4
POSTERS, TECHNOLOGY DISPLAYS AND STUDIO ARTS: EXERCISE SCIENCE -
Exercise Science Posters

P-4 - 1

LINDSAY M. DODGE* and DANA R. HANSELMANN
Ms. Liz Jorn, Faculty Mentor
The Impact of PR and Advertisement on First-year Students' Athletic Event Attendance

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P-4 - 2

NICOLE M. BARR*, MORGAN N. CLENNIN, ALANA G. WEURTZ, and LAUREN M. KREMER
Dr. Jeremy Houser, Faculty Mentor
Effect of Instruction Mode on Motor Performance Utilizing the Sport of Archery

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P-4 - 3

LAURA K. GILMER
Dr. Jerry Mayhew and Prof. Melody Jennings, Faculty Mentors
The Caloric Balance: A Possible Cause of College Freshman Weight Gain

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P-4 - 4

MELLINA O. STEPHEN* and LORI E. PETERS
Dr. Alex J. Koch, Faculty Mentor
Comparability of Myotest to V-Scope for Determining Velocity in Heavy and Light Squats

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P-4 - 5

LEAH M. REIMNITZ
Dr. Jerry Mayhew , Faculty Mentor
Effect of Resistance Training on the Accuracy of Predicting 1-RM Bench Press From Repetitions

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P-4 - 6

KRISTEN E. KLESH*, ASHLEY METTLACH, and RACHELLE THOMAS
Dr. Jerry Mayhew , Faculty Mentor
Macronutrient Analysis of Collegiate Track Sprinters

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P-4 - 7

KYLE J. BUSCH*, GABRIEL I. ANDERS, ZACHARY A. HOLLINGSWORTH, and ANDREW C. VANDAS
Dr. Alex J. Koch, Faculty Mentor
Cross Sectional Area of the Thigh and its Relation to the Isometric Rate of Force Development and Peak Isometric Force

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P-4 - 8

JENNIFER L. TALASKI*, KATE E. SPOONER, and GARRETT W. BREMER
Dr. Jerry Mayhew , Faculty Mentor
The Effects of Exercise on Self-Image of College-Aged Men and Women

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P-4 - 9

BRENDAN R. ZEE-CHENG
Dr. Jeremy Houser, Faculty Mentor
EMG Analysis of Muscle Activation in Cyclists at Shallow and Steep Seat Tube Angles

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P-4 - 10

GRAYDON L. GAINES* and ANDY N. SWEDENHJELM
Dr. Jerry Mayhew , Dr. Michael Bird, and Dr. Jeremy Houser, Faculty Mentors
Comparing 40-yard Dash and Pro-Agility (20 yd Shuttle) Times on Natural Grass and Synthetic Turf

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P-4 - 11

KATIE N. REUCK* and KELSEY J. RICHTERS
Dr. Jerry Mayhew , Mr. Mike Cannon, and Mr. Martin Clayes (Women's Assistant Soccer Coach), Faculty Mentors
Comparison Of Maximal Oxygen Consumption With a Soccer-Specific Shuttle Run Test

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P-4 - 12

WHITNEY E. BOEHLER* and LISA M. WEBER
Dr. Jerry Mayhew , Faculty Mentor
The 60-30 Test as an Assessment of College Soccer Players

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P-4 - 13

ASHLEY M. MCDOUGAL
Dr. Jerry Mayhew and Ms. Jana Arabas, Faculty Mentors
Accuracy of Selected Anthropometric Dimensions to Predict 1-RM Bench Press in College Football Players

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P-4 - 14

JILLIAN K. TAPPENDORF* and MATTHEW V. PALOZOLA
Dr. Alex J. Koch, Faculty Mentor
Influence of Weightlifting Training on Testosterone:Cortisol Ratio

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P-4 - 15

KENDRA D. KIRK*, TYSON J. LOWRANCE, and STEVE B. MOBLEY
Dr. Jerry Mayhew and Mr. Timothy Schwegler, Faculty Mentors
Effects of Competition and Gender on 30-YD Dash in College Men and Women

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P-4 - 16

ALEXIS H. MEINKE*, LINDSAY M. DODGE, DAN P. JONES, GABRIEL I. ANDERS, ZACHARY A. HOLLINGSWORTH, and AARON D. HORSCHIG
Dr. Jeremy Houser and Dr. Jerry Mayhew , Faculty Mentors
Difference in Hand Timing and Electronic Timing in the 40 Yard Dash Among College Males

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4:15-5:15 pm • PML
SESSION P-5
POSTERS, TECHNOLOGY DISPLAYS AND STUDIO ARTS: HEALTH SCIENCE -
Health Science Posters

P-5 - 1

LESLIE A. MOSS*, BRITTANY D. SCHULTEHENRICH, WESLEE CHEW, JULIE M. HASKEN, and NANCY K. JOHNSON
Dr. Carol Cox, Faculty Mentor
The Economic Impact of the Kirksville Smoke-Free Ordinance

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P-5 - 2

NANCY K. JOHNSON*, REBECCA N. VERHAEGHE, and TERESA L. NYDEGGER
Dr. Carol Cox, Faculty Mentor
Back Injury Prevention for University Physical Plant Workers

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P-5 - 3

NANCY K. JOHNSON*, REBECCA N. VERHAEGHE, and JULIE M. HASKEN
Dr. Carol Cox, Faculty Mentor
Hospice Volunteer Training

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P-5 - 4

BRITTANY D. SCHULTEHENRICH*, DESIREE L. RAYGOR, and JULIE M. HASKEN
Dr. Carol Cox, Faculty Mentor
"Cold Turkey" Tobacco Cessation Program for University Faculty/ Staff/ Students

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P-5 - 5

BRITTANY D. SCHULTEHENRICH* and DESIREE L. RAYGOR
Dr. Carol Cox, Faculty Mentor
Mental and Physical Conditioning for Senior Citizens: A Case Study

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P-5 - 6

ELIZABETH C. SCHULTE* and TERESA L. NYDEGGER
Dr. Carol Cox, Faculty Mentor
College Students Perceptions of Meningitis Prevention

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P-5 - 7

BRITTANY A. BRANDS
Dr. Roberta Donahue , Faculty Mentor
An Assessment of High-Risk Driving Behaviors of Truman State University Students

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P-5 - 8

MEGAN E. TEMME*, JULIE M. HASKEN, and TERESA L. NYDEGGER
Dr. Carol Cox, Faculty Mentor
Diabulimia: A Review of the Literature

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P-5 - 9

WESLEE CHEW*, JENNA N. OSSECK, NANCY K. JOHNSON, and MEGAN E. TEMME
Dr. Carol Cox, Faculty Mentor
Developmental Assets Profile of Youth in a Juvenile Justice Facility

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P-5 - 10

MADDIE M. COFFMAN*, ALEXANDRIA RAMIREZ, and CHRISTINA SANCKEN
Ms. Celeste B. Holbrook, Faculty Mentor
Preference of Activities vs. Drinking in Truman State University Students

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P-5 - 11

CONNOR C. SEXTON
Dr. Roberta Donahue , Faculty Mentor
Mental Health at Truman

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P-5 - 12

BRIAN S. HILLIARD*, LARA K. MCKAY, and CHRISTOPHER G. DOVE
Dr. Lin Twining, Faculty Mentor
Maternal Health Education Among Sugarcane Field Workers in Southeast Dominican Republic

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4:15-5:15 pm • PML
SESSION P-6
POSTERS, TECHNOLOGY DISPLAYS AND STUDIO ARTS: HEALTH SCIENCE -
Health Science/Counseling Poster

P-6 - 1

SARAH E. COLEN* and JUSTINE LEO Q. TORREGOSA
Ms. Celeste B. Holbrook, Faculty Mentor
Truman State University Students' Attitudes Toward Others Who Are Consuming Alcohol

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4:15-5:15 pm • PML
SESSION P-7
POSTERS, TECHNOLOGY DISPLAYS AND STUDIO ARTS: COMMUNICATION DISORDERS -
Communication Disorders Poster

P-7 - 1

LAUREN M. WILLIAMS*, GRACE E. VALUCK, MARGARET D. HILLIARD, KIM P. ABTS, SAMANTHA L. WEATHERFORD, and SUSAN EBERLY
Dr. Paula Cochran, Faculty Mentor
Developing Multimedia Materials to Match Common Language Therapy Goals

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4:15-5:15 pm • PML
SESSION P-8
POSTERS, TECHNOLOGY DISPLAYS AND STUDIO ARTS: NURSING -
Nursing Poster

P-8 - 1

HEATHER L. RUSH
Prof. Brenda Wheeler, Faculty Mentor
The Impact of an Interdisciplinary Educational Experience on Nursing Students Views of Teamwork and Physician Centrality.

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4:15-5:15 pm • PML
SESSION P-9
POSTERS, TECHNOLOGY DISPLAYS AND STUDIO ARTS: AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE -
Agricultural Science

P-9 - 1

ANDREW J. GREEN
Dr. Mark Campbell and Dr. George L. Shinn, Faculty Mentors
Scanning Electron Microscopy of High Amylose Corn Starch

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P-9 - 2

ANDREW J. GREEN*, PATRICK M. DELANEY, and ANDY R. STERLING
Dr. Thomas E. Marshall and Dr. Glenn R. Wehner, Faculty Mentors
Anti Gelling Additives to Optimize Winter Use of Biodiesel

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P-9 - 3

SUZANNE N. PITTS
Dr. Glenn R. Wehner, Faculty Mentor
Efficacy Of Using Glycerol By-product Of Biodiesel Processing As A Feed Additive For Grazing Beef Cattle

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P-9 - 4

CARRIE J. OSTROWSKI
Dr. Abdo Alghamdi, Faculty Mentor
Comparison of Seasonal Transition in Mares Treated with Artificial Light Treatment and Those Exposed to Natural Light

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4:15-5:15 pm • PML
SESSION P-10
POSTERS, TECHNOLOGY DISPLAYS AND STUDIO ARTS: BIOLOGY -
Biology Posters

P-10 - 1

CHELLE KING PORTER
Dr. Peter Meberg (University of North Dakota at Grand Forks) and Dr. Jason E. Miller, Faculty Mentors
Effects of ADF Knockdown on Growth Cone Dynamics

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P-10 - 2

HUBERT EKPOH
Dr. Timothy D. Walston, Faculty Mentor
Hypodermal Morphogenesis in Nematodes

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P-10 - 3

KYLE W. MEINKE
Dr. Diane Janick-Buckner, Dr. Michel Ouellette (Eppley Cancer Research Institute), and Dr. Kyung Choi (Eppley Cancer Research Institute), Faculty Mentors
Identification of In-Vivo Non-Telomeric Binding Sites for POT1

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P-10 - 4

ANNA E. ESFELD
Prof. Zhong Ma, Faculty Mentor
Evaluating the Conditions for Inoculation of the Forage Grass Bouteloua gracilis (Blue Grama) by Dark Septate Endophytic Fungi

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P-10 - 5

CHRISTOPHER G. DOVE*, REBECCA L. O'CONNELL, and CHRISTA A. MANTON
Dr. Diane Janick-Buckner and Dr. Brent Buckner, Faculty Mentors
Expression of the Fas1 Paralogs in Maize

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P-10 - 6

AMANDA H. DEBROT
Dr. Chad E. Montgomery, Faculty Mentor
Effect of Habitat on Nest Success in a Northeast Missouri Bird Community

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P-10 - 7

JENNA M. SESTI* and KAY L. BRUEMMER
Dr. Laura J. Fielden, Faculty Mentor
The Wire Screen Holding Test is a Reliable Procedure for Determining Muscle Weakness in the MDX Mouse

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P-10 - 8

DAN W. SERBER
Dr. Michael Feiss (University of Iowa) and Dr. Diane Janick-Buckner, Faculty Mentors
The Bacteriophage λ DNA Packaging Motor: A Genetic Analysis of Reversion Mutations of Lethal Terminase Packaging Defects

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P-10 - 9

SARAHANN M. HUTCHINSON
Dr. Michael Lockhart, Faculty Mentor
Identification of Host Range for Escherichia Coli Specific Bacteriophages Using Lytic Plaques

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P-10 - 10

DOUGLAS R. ELLIOTT II
Dr. Chad E. Montgomery, Faculty Mentor
The Digestive Efficiency of a Generalist Predator: The Northern Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon sipedon)

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P-10 - 11

NATHANIEL J. CIVILI
Dr. Stephanie Fore, Dr. Laura J. Fielden, and Dr. Hyun-Joo Kim, Faculty Mentors
Hotspots in Amblyomma americanum Densities

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P-10 - 12

MARCY R. ANDERSON
Prof. Zhong Ma, Faculty Mentor
The Role of Dark Septate Endophytes in Drought Tolerance of the Forage Grass Blue Grama (Bouteloua gracilis)

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P-10 - 13

JESSE C. LAVIN
Dr. Laura J. Fielden, Faculty Mentor
Murine Costal Diaphragm Procedure Development

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P-10 - 14

YU-YU REN* and BO M. FORRESTER
Prof. Zhong Ma and Dr. Todd Hammond, Faculty Mentors
Determining the Correlation between Age-related Changes in Gravitropism and Auxin Sensitivity in Flax (Linum usitatissimum) Roots with a Mathematical Image Analysis Algorithm

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P-10 - 15

WALTER T. WINDERS* and CHRIS A. SUMSKI
Dr. Anton Weisstein, Faculty Mentor
Gossypol (GP), a known inhibitor of the classic NF-kB cell signaling pathway, is a potentially useful treatment for Duchenne (DMD) and related muscular dystrophies

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P-10 - 16

DIANA S. ACEVEDO
Dr. Mark Campbell, Faculty Mentor
Determining Phenotypic Variation for Content among Amylomaize VII Inbreds with an Enzymatic Method

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4:15-5:15 pm • PML
SESSION P-11
POSTERS, TECHNOLOGY DISPLAYS AND STUDIO ARTS: CHEMISTRY -
Chemistry Posters

P-11 - 1

SARA N. GOEHL
Dr. Barbara K. Kramer, Faculty Mentor
Determination of Organochlorine Pesticides in Local Fish

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P-11 - 2

JAMES E. BROWN
Dr. Russell G. Baughman, Faculty Mentor
Crystal and Molecular Structures of Pesticides

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P-11 - 3

PHILLIP W. HEWITT
Dr. David McCurdy, Faculty Mentor
Spectroscopic Determination of Chromium (VI) by Preconcentration Using Sol-gel Encapsulation

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P-11 - 4

LAURA M. TVEDTE* and PHUONG T. NGUYEN
Dr. Russell G. Baughman and Dr. Kenneth L. Smith, Faculty Mentors
Crystal and 3-Dimensional Molecular Structures of Creatinine-Based Ureas for Use as Potential Pharmaceuticals

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P-11 - 5

KRISTY M. CAREY
Dr. Marjorie A. Langell (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) and Dr. David McCurdy, Faculty Mentors
Structural and Electronic Properties of Copper-Nickel Oxides

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P-11 - 6

MARGARET A. MUDD
Dr. James M. McCormick, Faculty Mentor
Solution Dynamics of Lead(II) Complexes of Relevance to Protein Active Sites

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4:15-5:15 pm • PML
SESSION P-12
POSTERS, TECHNOLOGY DISPLAYS AND STUDIO ARTS: PHYSICS -
Physics Posters

P-12 - 1

ASHLEY A. RAY
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
Time-Dependent Variability in Hypergiant Stars

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P-12 - 2

JACOB A. HUMMEL
Dr. Sebastien Lepine (American Museum of Natural History) and Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentors
Local Stellar Kinematics from the SUPERBLINK Database

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4:15-5:15 pm • PML
SESSION P-13
POSTERS, TECHNOLOGY DISPLAYS AND STUDIO ARTS: MATHEMATICS -
Mathematics and Computer Science Posters

P-13 - 1

JOYCE TIPPING* and SPENCER J. TIPPING
Dr. Anton Weisstein and Mr. Pamela J. Ryan, Faculty Mentors
Modeling the Effects of Genetic Drift and Natural Selection with Discrete Simulation

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P-13 - 2

JEFFERY L. PIERCE
Dr. Robert Matthews, Faculty Mentor
Data Mining the Transcendentals

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4:15-5:15 pm • PML
SESSION P-14
POSTERS, TECHNOLOGY DISPLAYS AND STUDIO ARTS: INTERDISCIPLINARY -
Posters: Interdisciplinary Studies

P-14 - 1

KIRAH R. JEROME
Dr. Scott Alberts, Faculty Mentor
Pilot Study: The Use of CBT on Mathematics Anxiety

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P-14 - 2

KIM F. INGERSOLL* and JOSH J. HIRNER
Dr. James M. McCormick, Faculty Mentor
Has Hell Frozen Over? A Quantum Mechanical Inquiry

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P-14 - 3

CHELLE KING PORTER*, MOLLY SMITH, YU-YU REN, BRETT L. WILEY, and DAN W. SERBER
Dr. Hyun-Joo Kim, Faculty Mentor
The Determination of the Effect on Plasma Retinol and β -Carotene Levels by Various Explanatory Variables: A Statistical Approach

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P-14 - 4

LEE A. FLAGG
Dr. Jennifer Hurst, Faculty Mentor
Sports Participation and Social Deviance

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4:45 - 5:45 pm • Pickler Memorial Library Gallery, Room 104
Reception


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