2018 Student Research Conference:
31st Annual Student Research Conference

Program

Program-At-A-Glance

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

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


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

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


8:00-9:15 • MG 1090
SESSION 102
Oral Paper -
English I

Presiding: Dr. Bob Mielke

8:00

102 - 1  BROOKE T. BARNETTE
Dr. Bob Mielke, Faculty Mentor

Mary Shelley's Plague: Reasonable or Ridiculous?

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8:15

102 - 2  DENISE V. DE LA CRUZ
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

“Must Be In Want of a Wife:” How Jane Austen’s novels Pride and Prejudice and Emma Provide a Shifting View of Marriage in Regency England

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8:30

102 - 3  AUSTIN L. STUART
Dr. Royce Kallerud, Faculty Mentor

Exploration of Genre Through Carolyn Miller and Franco Moretti

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8:45

102 - 4  KATIE ALEXANDER
Dr. Priscilla A. Riggle, Faculty Mentor

An Examination of Mary Oliver’s Poetry through a Biographical Lens

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9:00

102 - 5  DEREK FRANKLIN ♦
Dr. Bob Mielke, Faculty Mentor

Using Cognitive Theory to Illuminate the Character Darl and His Demise

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8:00-9:15 • MG 1096
SESSION 103
Oral Paper -
Biology I /Chemistry I

Presiding: Dr. Stephanie Maiden

8:00

103 - 1  BRANDEN W. LAWSON
Dr. Bill Miller, Faculty Mentor

A Computational Investigation of Cannabinoid Receptor CB1

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8:15

103 - 2  ZACHARY D. SMITH
Dr. Bill Miller, Faculty Mentor

Virtual Screening of Potential Inhibitors of APOBEC3B: a Promising Cancer Drug Target

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8:30

103 - 3  PETER K. WINDSOR* and RACHEL PRINS
Dr. Bill Miller and Dr. Stephanie Maiden, Faculty Mentors

A computational approach to understanding the role of proteins in microtubule assembly in Caenorhabditis elegans

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8:45

103 - 4  RACHEL PRINS* and PETER K. WINDSOR
Dr. Stephanie Maiden and Dr. Bill Miller, Faculty Mentors

The role of UNC-33/CRMP in the Caenorhabditis elegans embryonic epidermis

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9:00

103 - 5  DOMINIC S. MATTOCK
Dr. Bill Miller, Faculty Mentor

Computational Analysis of the Effect of Biflavinoid Inhibitor Drugs on Amyloid-β Plaque Disaggregation 

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8:00-9:15 • MG 1098
SESSION 104
Oral Paper -
Psychology I

Presiding: Dr. Robert Tigner

8:00

104 - 1  ALENA C. MARRESE* and GRANT C. WALLACE
Dr. Robert Tigner, Faculty Mentor

Study versus Testing in a Visual World: The Advantages of Generation

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8:15

104 - 2  ALLIE HULT
Dr. Robert Tigner, Faculty Mentor

Numero, Nummer, or Number?: Source Memory of Foreign Language

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8:30

104 - 3  KEITH J. HAAR
Dr. Terry Palmer, Faculty Mentor

Pure Numerical Priming: Observing the Anchoring-and-Adjustment Heuristic with Non-suggestive Primes

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8:45

104 - 4  ABIGAIL FORD
Dr. Robert Tigner, Faculty Mentor

Analyzing a Generation: Can Marital Traditions Survive Generation Z?

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8:00-9:15 • MG 2001
SESSION 105
Oral Paper -
Biology II

Presiding: Dr. Brett Berke

8:00

105 - 1  TIFFANY OU*, MILES H. THIES, VICTORIA B. BORCHARDT , MEGHAN N. VENUS, and NICK M. PRITCHETT
Dr. Brett A. Berke, Faculty Mentor

Identifying Mechanisms Involved in Neuronal Hyperactivity in Drosophila

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8:15

105 - 2  MAHIMA THAPA* and JOHN W. HOOKER
Dr. Tim D. Ostrowski (ATSU) and Dr. Daniela Ostrowski, Faculty Mentors

Hypoxia-Induced Activation of Respiratory Nuclei in the Ventral Brainstem of the Streptozotocin-Induced Rat Model of Alzheimer’s Disease

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8:30

105 - 3  JOSIE L. EMERY*, LAUREN N. GALBRAITH, SAMUEL J. LEONE, and HALEY L. STUCKMEYER
Dr. Brett A. Berke, Faculty Mentor

Role of the Numb Protein in Synaptic Development, Synaptic Growth, and Locomotion

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8:45

105 - 4  CHUMA M. HUMPHREY
Dr. Tim D. Ostrowski (ATSU) and Dr. Timothy Walston, Faculty Mentors

Morphometric Analysis of Neuronal Structures through Ventricle Injections of Streptozotocin in Rat Model of Alzheimer’s Disease

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8:00-9:15 • VH 1010
SESSION 106
Oral Paper -
Exercise Science and Athletic Training

Presiding: Dr. Michael Bird

8:00

106 - 1  MATTHEW J. TOMETZ
Dr. Michael Bird, Faculty Mentor

Initial Assessment of Strength and Speed Training on Sprinting

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8:15

106 - 2  EMILY B. WRIGHT* and BRIAN Z. DAY
Dr. Michael Bird, Faculty Mentor

Drop Landing Modifications as a Result of Directional Context

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8:30

106 - 3  ERIN R. DELPH*, HANNAH L. ZANK, MARGARET E. ROSS, and EMILIE J. WILLINGHAM
Dr. Jay M. Bauman, Faculty Mentor

Sensory Determinants of the Walk-to-Run Transition

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8:45

106 - 4  JENSYNN E. KASPER
Dr. Michael Bird, Faculty Mentor

The Effect of Concussion on Gait During Single and Dual-Task Walking

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8:00-9:15 • VH 1212
SESSION 107
Oral Paper -
Classics, History I and Medieval Studies

Presiding: Dr. Bridget Thomas

8:00

107 - 1  CHRISTINA M. SLIPKE
Dr. Bridget Thomas, Faculty Mentor

An Inquiry into the Motive That Prompted Tacitus' Composition of the Germania

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8:15

107 - 2  AZEEZA EAGAL
Dr. Amy Norgard, Faculty Mentor

Wonder Woman as an Epic Heroine: Assessing the Evolving Biases Regarding Powerful Women through the Greco-Roman Epic Tradition

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8:30

107 - 3  AUSTIN L. REDDING
Dr. Bridget Thomas, Faculty Mentor

Literacy and Spatial Organization in Tacitus' Germania

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8:45

107 - 4  KASEY E. HOHLT
Dr. Stephanie L. Russell, Faculty Mentor

The Quest of Medieval Female Mystics for Public Roles

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9:00

107 - 5  ZACKERY T. KOCH
Mr. Alex Tetlak, Faculty Mentor

Procopius of Caesarea: The End of Classical Historiography

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8:00-9:15 • VH 1224
SESSION 108
Oral Paper -
Biology III and Physics I

Presiding: Dr. Brent Buckner

8:00

108 - 1  BRODY J. AUBRY♦
Dr. Carolina Sempertegui-Sosa, Faculty Mentor

Assessing AAC3 Expression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae After Ultraviolet Radiation

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8:15

108 - 2  ELLIOTT LEONG
Dr. Ian Lindevald, Faculty Mentor

Performance Hall Acoustics: Understanding Why We Enjoy Concerts 

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8:30

108 - 3  RICHARD W. MCCORMICK
Dr. Michael Goggin and Dr. Vayujeet Gokhale, Faculty Mentors

The Effect of Surface Plasmons on Diffraction Gratings

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8:45

108 - 4  TERRA J. WILLARD
Dr. Diane Janick-Buckner and Dr. Brent Buckner, Faculty Mentors

Differential Expression of the Alfin Gene Family in Primary Root Zones in Maize Inbred Lines

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8:00-9:15 • VH 1320
SESSION 109
Oral Paper -
Economics/Business Administration I

Presiding: Dr. David Gillette

8:00

109 - 1  NGUYEN LUONG
Dr. Justin Jarvis, Faculty Mentor

Domestic Relations Laws and Intra-Household Bargaining in a Least Developed Nation: A Look at Liberia

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8:15

109 - 2  MORGAN H. LEBAIGE
Dr. David Gillette, Faculty Mentor

With Eyes Bigger Than Our Stomachs: Growing Levels of National Debt and the Future of American Economic Growth

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8:30

109 - 3  SHANE LEGATZKE* and BENJAMIN WINGO
Prof. Chuck Boughton, Faculty Mentor

BSIF Portfolio Management

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8:45

109 - 4  SHANE LEGATZKE
Prof. Chuck Boughton, Faculty Mentor

Chatbots and the Expansion of Artificial Intelligence in Consumer and Business Finance

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9:00

109 - 5  KEILAH A. SULLIVAN* and BENJAMIN WINGO
Dr. Katherine Jackson, Faculty Mentor

Changing of the Guard: How Millennials Will Shape Business and Investing in 2028

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

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


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

Presiding: Dr. Rebecca Dierking

9:30

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

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

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9:45

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

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

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10:00

201 - 3  SARAH CHABOT♦
Dr. Rebecca Dierking, Dr. Summer Pennell, and Dr. Sara Day, Faculty Mentors

What Effects Student Connection to Classic Literature: Incorporating Popular Culture 

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10:15

201 - 4  KEVIN M. HART♦
Dr. Rebecca Dierking and Dr. Summer Pennell, Faculty Mentors

Engaging Students With Digital Video

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10:30

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

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

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

Presiding: Dr. Summer Pennell

9:30

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

Teaching Writing Using a Sensory Response Poetry Workshop

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9:45

202 - 2  KYLE J. BURRE♦
Dr. Barbara Price, Dr. Paul Yoder, and Dr. Rebecca Dierking, Faculty Mentors

Labeling and Agency: Crafting a Student Lead Response to Self-Perception and Identity

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10:00

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

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

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10:15

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

Self Preparedness on Instruction of a Feminism Unit

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10:30

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

Social Justice: Literature, Reality, and the Classroom

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9:30-10:45 • MG 1096
SESSION 203
Oral Paper -
Chemistry II

Presiding: Dr. Brian Lamp

9:30

203 - 1  DORIAN S. SNEDDON
Dr. Tim Humphry and Dr. Amy Fuller, Faculty Mentors

Synthesis of Potassium Glycolaldehyde Sulfate

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9:45

203 - 2  ERIC NORFLEET
Dr. Amy Fuller and Dr. Tim Humphry, Faculty Mentors

The Attempted Synthesis of Potassium 3-Methylbutan-2,3-diol Sulfate

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10:00

203 - 3  JOHN D. KILIAN* and EMMA M. ARCHER
Dr. Tim Humphry and Dr. Amy Fuller, Faculty Mentors

Bond Cleavage: Aldehyding in the Aromatics

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10:15

203 - 4  MOLLY S. VITTENGL
Dr. Tim Humphry and Dr. Amy Fuller, Faculty Mentors

Synthesis of Two Sulfate Esters

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10:30

203 - 5  PATRICK T. SULLIVAN* and ANDREA HAMILTON
Dr. Amy Fuller and Dr. Tim Humphry, Faculty Mentors

The Synthesis of Lactic Acid Sulfate

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9:30-10:45 • MG 1098
SESSION 204
Oral Paper  -
Chemistry III

Presiding: Mrs. Ryan Miller

9:30

204 - 1  ABIGAIL R. HELD
Dr. Bill Miller, Faculty Mentor

Effectiveness of Asphaltene Nanoaggregate Inhibitors 

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9:45

204 - 2  YU XUAN LIN
Dr. Bill Miller, Faculty Mentor

Computational Drug Design for Inhibition of ZIKA NS2B-NS3 Protease

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10:00

204 - 3  ARI VERA
Dr. Bill Miller, Faculty Mentor

Determining the Viability of Calpain Inhibitors as Drugs for Alzheimer’s Disease Using Computational Simulations

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10:15

204 - 4  DUSTIN C. GANSEBOM
Dr. Vayujeet Gokhale, Faculty Mentor

Colloidal Stability of Hydrophilically Modified beta-NaYF4 Nanocrystals

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9:30-10:45 • MG 2001
SESSION 205
Oral Paper -
Agricultural Science

Presiding: Dr. Jessica Colpoys

9:30

205 - 1  MACKENZIE V. MELVIN*, JESSICA L. BOYER, and VICTORIA J. HOYLE
Dr. Jessica Colpoys, Faculty Mentor

The Effects of an Enclosed Bale Feeder on Behavior and Stress in Horses

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9:45

205 - 2  BRIAN R. JOHNSON*, WILLIAM V. KRAUSE, KALEB J. STOEHR, and JACOB A. STOEHR
Dr. Mark Campbell, Faculty Mentor

The Effects of High Amylose Maize on Broiler Chickens

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10:00

205 - 3  HEATHER L. LOCKHART*, SHANNON J. JONES, and TESS C. CUMMINGS
Dr. Kelly Walter, Faculty Mentor

The Completed Recovery and Assembly of a 39 Day Old Foal Skeleton

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10:15

205 - 4  JESSICA N. KINCADE
Dr. Jessica Colpoys and Dr. Nancy Daley-Moore, Faculty Mentors

Agriculturalists: The Biased Experience

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9:30-10:45 • MG 2050
SESSION 206
Oral Paper -
Physics II

Presiding: Dr. Vayujeet Gokhale

9:30

206 - 1  TESSA R. SMITH
Dr. Vayujeet Gokhale, Faculty Mentor

Nuclear Fusion Reactors

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9:45

206 - 2  FRANK CONSOLINO
Dr. Vayujeet Gokhale, Faculty Mentor

Peer Instruction: A Different Approach to Physics Education

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10:00

206 - 3  JORDAN N. GOINS*, ASHLEY K. HERDMAN, and EMILY C. WREN
Dr. Vayujeet Gokhale, Faculty Mentor

Light Pollution in Kirksville

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10:15

206 - 4  KYLE R. MASEK
Dr. Vayujeet Gokhale, Faculty Mentor

Pseudoscience: Flat Earth Theory

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10:30

206 - 5  EMILY J. EBELING
Dr. Vayujeet Gokhale, Faculty Mentor

Fitness Benefits:  Organization of High-Copy Number Plasmids in Bacteria

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9:30-10:45 • MG 2090
SESSION 207
Oral Paper -
Justice Systems

Presiding: Dr. Arlen Egley

9:30

207 - 1  SAMANTHA E. CARROLL
Dr. Neal S. McNabb, Faculty Mentor

The Crime of Poverty: The Rise and Fall of the Workhouse From Elizabethan England to Kansas City, Missouri

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9:45

207 - 2  REBECCA J. LIGHT
Dr. Arlen Egley Jr, Faculty Mentor

Crime and Immigration: One Nation’s Feud and the Keys to our Perceptions

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9:30-10:45 • VH 1010
SESSION 208
Oral Paper -
Communication and English

Presiding: Dr. Michelle Kleine and Dr. Donald Krause

9:30

208 - 1  CAMPBELL L. DRAKE* and MAGGIE R. HAYNES
Prof. Donald Krause and Dr. Michelle Kleine , Faculty Mentors

Understanding and Disecting Truman's University Culture 

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9:45

208 - 2  TAYLOR L. PAYNE
Dr. Mark Smith, Faculty Mentor

Exposing Ideological Constructs in A League of Their Own

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10:00

208 - 3  MELISSA A. SLEMP
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Economy of Travel in Jane Austen Novels

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10:15

208 - 4  KEITH A. KERKEMEYER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor
Jane Austen: Origins of Young Adult Literature?

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9:30-10:45 • VH 1212
SESSION 209
Oral Paper -
Political Science I

Presiding: Dr. Randy Hagerty

9:30

209 - 1  KYRA M. COOPER
Dr. Randy Hagerty, Faculty Mentor

The Governmental Politics Model and the Refugee Act of 1980

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9:45

209 - 2  KYLE A. TROJAHN
Dr. John J. Quinn, Faculty Mentor

Revitalizing Elementary Education: Analyzing the Effectiveness of Merit-based Teacher Advancement Programs (TAP) on Elementary Education

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10:00

209 - 3  RACHEL E. FRIEDERICH
Dr. Randy Hagerty, Faculty Mentor

A Political Science Model-Based Approach to the Homeland Security Act of 2002

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10:15

209 - 4  ANDREA C. OTTE
Dr. Randy Hagerty, Faculty Mentor

The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Appropriations Act of 1992

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

Presiding: Dr. Dereck Daschke

9:30

210 - 1  DEVIN R. GANT
Dr. Dereck Daschke, Faculty Mentor

Religion and The Devil Wears Prada

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9:45

210 - 2  ALEXANDER C. MOELLERING
Dr. Lloyd Pflueger, Faculty Mentor

Advocating the Apophatic Approach: Bridging the Gap Between Early Buddhist Philosophy and Modern Christian Theism

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10:00

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

The Judeo-Christian Identity and the Seperation of Church and State

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10:15

210 - 4  COWAN D. BYERS
Dr. Stephen Pollard, Faculty Mentor

A Kantian Evaluation of The Republic

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10:30

210 - 5  CHESTER A. PELSANG
Dr. Dereck Daschke, Faculty Mentor

Jewish Death and Mourning: Finding Jewish Identity

 

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9:30-10:45 • VH 1236
SESSION 211
Oral Paper  -
Sociology I

Presiding: Dr. Amber Johnson

9:30

211 - 1  BRIANNA A. DONLEY
Dr. Anton Daughters and Dr. Paul Shapiro, Faculty Mentors

A Parent's Effect on Their Child's Education

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9:45

211 - 2  CLARE M. MATTIONE
Dr. Anton Daughters, Faculty Mentor

Adderall: Truman Students' Habits and Attitudes 

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10:00

211 - 3  TORI M. NELSON
Dr. Anton Daughters, Faculty Mentor

Is it Really a Big Deal? Truman Students' Opinons on Interracial Dating

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10:15

211 - 4  ALEXANDRA E. VIETOR
Dr. Anton Daughters, Faculty Mentor

What Remains When the World Ends: A Content Analysis of Cultural Values Reflected in Dystopian Film

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9:30-10:45 • VH 1320
SESSION 212
Oral Paper -
Business Administration II

Presiding: Dr. Katherine Jackson

9:30

212 - 1  SHANE LEGATZKE* and NICOLAS POINDEXTER
Prof. Chuck Boughton, Faculty Mentor

Bulldog Student Investment Fund Stock Pitch 1

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9:45

212 - 2  SHANE LEGATZKE* and SPENCER WILSON
Prof. Chuck Boughton, Faculty Mentor

Bulldog Student Investment Fund Pitch 2

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10:00

212 - 3  SHANE LEGATZKE* and ANNALI CLER
Prof. Chuck Boughton, Faculty Mentor

Bulldog Student Investment Fund Pitch 3

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10:15

212 - 4  SHANE LEGATZKE* and AUSTIN CASEL
Prof. Chuck Boughton, Faculty Mentor

Bulldog Student Investment Fund Pitch 4

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10:30

212 - 5  SHANE LEGATZKE* and ANTHONY HILL
Prof. Chuck Boughton, Faculty Mentor

Bulldog Student Investment Fund Pitch 5

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9:30-10:45 • OP 2210
SESSION 214
Oral Paper -
Music I

Presiding: Dr. Mark Jennings

9:30

214 - 1  BETH I. FLUTY♦
Dr. Mark Jennings, Faculty Mentor

Memorization in Choral Performance

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9:45

214 - 2  MERANDA N. DOOLEY
Dr. Victor Marquez, Faculty Mentor

Historical and Musical Analysis of Tango

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10:00

214 - 3  SEBASTIAN QUESADA♦
Dr. Victor Marquez, Faculty Mentor

Analysis of Joseph Schwantner´s  “And the Mountains Rising Nowhere

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10:15

214 - 4  JOSHUA E. WARREN♦
Dr. Jay C. Bulen and Dr. Mark Jennings, Faculty Mentors

Improving Sight-singing Accuracy with a Preparation Period and Tonicization

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

Foundations of Research: Transforming Undergraduate Skills into a Career

Abigail Orscheln Police Analyst St.Louis County Police Department


1:00-2:15 • OP 2210
SESSION 215
Oral Paper -
Music II

Presiding: Dr. Michael Bump

1:00

215 - 1  ELIZABETH E. RUNYON
Dr. Julianna Moore, Faculty Mentor

Living American Women Composers of Flute Music

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1:15

215 - 2  CONNER VIETS
Dr. Michael Bump, Faculty Mentor

An Examination Of Aurél Holló’s José / beFORe JOHN5

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1:30

215 - 3  SARAH E. WILSON♦
Dr. Curran Prendergast, Faculty Mentor

Using Popular Music Themes to Develop Technical Proficiency in Beginning Band Students

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1:45

215 - 4  CRISTIN G. SELLE
Dr. Julianna Moore and Dr. Marc Rice, Faculty Mentors

Kokopelli: Finding Native America in Western Practice

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

Presiding: Dr. Rebecca Dierking

1:00

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

Collaborative Writing in the Secondary English Classroom

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1:15

301 - 2  KATLYN M. ASHMANN♦
Dr. Rebecca Dierking, Faculty Mentor

Effects of Using a Three-Stage System for Peer Review

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1:30

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

Digital Video Composing in the English Language Arts Classroom 

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1:45

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

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

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2:00

301 - 5  PHILLIP A. DRYDEN
Dr. David Partenheimer, Faculty Mentor

In The Middle of Things--A Reading of Simplicius Simplicissimus

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

Presiding: Dr. Barbara Price

1:00

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

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

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1:15

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

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

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1:30

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

Increasing Student Understanding Of Social Justice Through Poetry Exploration

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1:45

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

How Multicultural Literature Impacts Perspective Building

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2:00

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

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

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1:00-2:15 • MG 1096
SESSION 303
Oral Paper  -
English VI

Presiding: Dr. Hena Ahmad

1:00

303 - 1  MELISSA A. SLEMP
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Getting to the Point: Austen's Inclusion of Distance in Pride and PrejudiceEmma, and Northanger Abbey

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1:15

303 - 2  SAMUEL D. ANDRZEJEWSKI
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Mansfield Park and the Subtle Condemnation of Slavery

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1:30

303 - 3  SARAH K. HOLTMEYER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Jane Austen’s Satire as a Window to the English Leisure Class in Emma

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1:45

303 - 4  KEITH A. KERKEMEYER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Emma: A Parent-Produced Prodigy

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2:00

303 - 5  JARED K. DICKERMAN
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

The Role of Motherhood in Pride and Prejudice: A Look at Mrs Bennet

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

Presiding: Dr. Mary Shapiro

1:00

304 - 1  AMANDA J. PIETKA
Dr. David McKamie, Faculty Mentor

To Sing is to Learn Twice: The Importance of Musical Training in Early Education Curriculum

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1:15

304 - 2  RACHEL STEFFENSMEIER
Dr. Mary Shapiro, Faculty Mentor

Gender and Leadership Characteristics

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1:30

304 - 3  ISIS BAKER
Dr. Mary Shapiro, Faculty Mentor

Fair Trade Perceptions

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1:45

304 - 4  PETRA REEVES
Dr. Mary Shapiro, Faculty Mentor

A Sociocultural Semiotic Approach to Chinese Social Media

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2:00

304 - 5  WILLIAM T. LEACH
Dr. Mary Shapiro, Faculty Mentor

Internal Simulation of Reality

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1:00-2:15 • MG 2001
SESSION 305
Oral Paper  -
French/French Capstone I/Spanish

Presiding: Dr. Ronald manning

1:00

305 - 1  ROSS E. JONES
Dr. Andrea Nate and Dr. Dana Smith, Faculty Mentors

The Portrayal of Women in the Theatre of Federico García Lorca

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1:15

305 - 2  CELINE M. FUCHS
Dr. Sana Camara, Faculty Mentor

Le crépuscule des elfes by Jean-Louis Fetjaine, Translated by Céline Fuchs

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1:30

305 - 3  SABRINA R. WISER
Dr. Audrey Viguier, Faculty Mentor

L'accès aux Services Médicaux en France et aux Etats Unis

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1:45

305 - 4  ELIZABETH C. HOSLER
Dr. Betty McLane-Ileas, Faculty Mentor

“On est toujours icitte”: Une analyse culturelle et linguistique de la dialecte français “Paw-Paw” de Old Mines, Missouri

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1:00-2:15 • MG 2050
SESSION 306
Oral Paper  -
Astronomy and Physics III

Presiding: Dr. Vayujeet Gokhale

1:00

306 - 1  STEVEN M. PANKEY
Dr. Vayujeet Gokhale, Faculty Mentor

DSLR Photometry and Light Pollution

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1:15

306 - 2  CHARLYN E. ORTMANN
Dr. Vayujeet Gokhale, Faculty Mentor

An Analysis of the O’Connell Effect in the Eclipsing Binary KID 11560447

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1:30

306 - 3  DAN A. MILLER
Dr. Vayujeet Gokhale, Faculty Mentor

Approximating Galactic Habitable Zone Volume from a Stellar Simulation

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1:45

306 - 4  ANDREW NEUGARTEN
Dr. Vayujeet Gokhale, Faculty Mentor

A Photometric Analysis of Az Vir

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1:00-2:15 • MG 2090
SESSION 307
Oral Paper  -
History II, Art and Art History

Presiding: Dr. Alicia Wodika

1:00

307 - 1  CHRISTINA S. ELEM
Dr. Sara Orel, Faculty Mentor

Paper and Sugar: Addressing Black Female Identity with Kara Walker

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1:15

307 - 2  ZARA J. SHOUNE* and VICTORIA E. THOMPSON
Dr. Alicia Wodika, Faculty Mentor

Mental Resilience: A Photovoice Analysis

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1:30

307 - 3  SCOTT K. MCEACHERN♦
Dr. Steven Reschly, Faculty Mentor

The Rise and Fall of the German-American Bund

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1:00-2:15 • VH 1010
SESSION 308
Oral Paper  -
Political Science II

Presiding: Dr. Michael Rudy

1:00

308 - 1  ASHLEIGH MCDONALD
Dr. Margaret Edwards, Faculty Mentor

Why the Gap: Explaining Gender Inequality in Legislatures

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1:15

308 - 2  DAVID RECK
Dr. Michael A. Rudy, Faculty Mentor

Corruption and the Onset of Militarized Interstate Disputes

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1:30

308 - 3  MAKAR S. GOLOSHEYKIN
Dr. Michael A. Rudy, Faculty Mentor

More Money, More Problems:

The Effects of Economic Development on Militarized Interstate Dispute Onset

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1:45

308 - 4  JULIANNA N. NGUYEN
Dr. John J. Quinn, Faculty Mentor

Sub-Saharan Africa: Colonization's Effect on Democratization

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1:00-2:15 • VH 1212
SESSION 309
Oral Paper  -
Education I

Presiding: Dr. Julie Lochbaum

1:00

309 - 1  ANNA WELSH♦
Dr. Christopher Maglio, Faculty Mentor

Impact of Performing Textual Annotations on Students’ Independent Reading Comprehension

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1:15

309 - 2  AMANDA E. DUNN♦
Dr. Christopher Maglio, Faculty Mentor

Investigation of the Effects of Weekly Spelling Routines on Spelling Assessments in a Fourth-Grade Classroom

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1:30

309 - 3  MACKENZIE PERRON♦
Dr. Christopher Maglio, Faculty Mentor

The Use of STAR Test Data to Design Reading Strategy Lessons for Small Groups

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1:45

309 - 4  EMILY A. HOLBROOK♦
Dr. Christopher Maglio, Faculty Mentor

The Effect of Data Tracking on Mathematical Performance

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2:00

309 - 5  
Dr. John Seiffertt, Faculty Mentor

Crypto Graphic Processors

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

Presiding: Dr. Chad Mohler

1:00

310 - 1  STATON M. ZANER
Dr. Chad Mohler, Faculty Mentor

Do You Really Know Anything? 

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1:15

310 - 2  KAITLYN A. WILLING
Dr. William Ashcraft, Faculty Mentor

Where Are All of the Millennials?

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1:30

310 - 3  SYDNEY W. MOXLEY
Dr. Mark Appold and Dr. Jennifer G. Jesse, Faculty Mentors

Pauline House Churches

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1:45

310 - 4  CHUNYU HE
Dr. Mark Appold and Dr. Jennifer G. Jesse, Faculty Mentors

The Pauline Dialectic in The Epistle of Romans: Its Background, Literary Expression, and Theological Implication

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2:00

310 - 5  REESE A. BENNETT
Dr. Chad Mohler, Faculty Mentor

On Secular Moral Objective Foundation

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

Presiding: Instructor Brian Ott

1:00

311 - 1  NATALIE M. MITTEN
Dr. Paul Shapiro, Faculty Mentor

Social Support, Trauma, and Identity: A Study of Truman Students' Mental Health

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1:15

311 - 2  JONAS CHANG
Dr. Anton Daughters, Faculty Mentor

Understanding Differences: Is Morality Shaped by Religious Affiliation?

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1:30

311 - 3  MADELINE A. MORAN
Dr. Paul Shapiro, Faculty Mentor

Competing While Dating: Perceptions of Dating Safety Among Female College Athletes

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1:00-2:15 • VH 1320
SESSION 312
Oral Paper  -
Computer Science

Presiding: Dr. Chetan Jaiswal

1:00

312 - 1  THOMAS C. GRAVES
Dr. Chetan Jaiswal, Faculty Mentor

Smart Cooperative Firewalls

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1:15

312 - 2  ISAAC E. SPEED
Dr. Alan Garvey, Faculty Mentor

An Overview of Quantum Programming Languages

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1:30

312 - 3  WYATT E. YOST
Dr. Chetan Jaiswal, Faculty Mentor

MalFire: Malware Firewall for Malicious Content Detection and Protection

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1:45

312 - 4  ISAAC E. SPEED
Dr. Scott Alberts, Faculty Mentor

Machine Learning's Effects on Discrimination

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2:00

312 - 5  JULIETTE MILLER
Dr. Chetan Jaiswal, Faculty Mentor

Women in Computer Science: A Liberal Arts Perspective

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

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


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

Presiding: Dr. Summer Pennell

2:30

401 - 1  CHRISTINA M. BELT♦
Dr. Summer Pennell, Faculty Mentor

Visual Multi-Modal Projects, Visual Literacy, and Description

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2:45

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

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

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3:00

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

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

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3:15

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

Contextualizing and Demonstrating Relevancy of Literature through the Inclusion of Nonfiction 

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2:30-3:30 • MG 1090
SESSION 402
Oral Paper  -
Education

Presiding: Dr. Wendy Miner

2:30

402 - 1  KASIA K. HOOD♦
Dr. Wendy Miner, Faculty Mentor

Fourth-Grade Students Engaged in Reading for Enjoyment

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2:45

402 - 2  DANIELLE D. WOHLSTADTER
Dr. Wendy Miner, Faculty Mentor

The Art of Aligning Objective and Assessment

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3:00

402 - 3  JUILA MISSEL♦
Dr. Wendy Miner, Faculty Mentor

Turning Points 2000 as it relates to today’s middle school climate

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3:15

402 - 4  DANIELLE M. LEVY*♦, STEPHANIE HULETT♦, ABIGAIL OSTER♦, BLAINE ELLIS, ALEX L. FROGGE, ELIZABETH KING♦, and CAITLIN SELLES
Dr. Wendy Miner, Faculty Mentor

"Qualitative Studies of Adolescent Development: Perspectives from Local Elders"

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2:30-3:30 • MG 1096
SESSION 403
Oral Paper  -
English VIII

Presiding: Dr. Hena Ahmad

2:30

403 - 1  MARISSA R. ALBRACHT
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Rereading Jane Austen: A Feminist Approach to Emma.

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2:45

403 - 2  ABBIE R. DONALDSON
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

"Invite him to dinner, but leave him to choose his own wife": An Examination of Hospitality Practices in Austen

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3:00

403 - 3  MONTANA L. CARLSON
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

The Strongest Bonds: Familial Relationships in Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

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3:15

403 - 4  TESSA A. OLIVER
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Emma: Abuses of Social Power

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2:30-3:30 • MG 2001
SESSION 404
Oral Paper  -
English IX

Presiding: Dr. Adam Davis

2:30

404 - 1  REBECCA J. CANINO
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

The Significance of Letters in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

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2:45

404 - 2  CLAIRE WANDREY
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Jane Austen on Sisterhood in Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility 

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3:00

404 - 3  GRACE C. FODOR
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Darcy, Wickham, Bingley, Collins, Oh My! :Examining Males as Satirical Devices in Pride and Prejudice

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3:15

404 - 4  MIA P. POHLMAN♦
Dr. Adam Davis, Faculty Mentor

Origins: A Return

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2:30-3:30 • MG 2050
SESSION 405
Oral Paper  -
Environmental Studies and Biology

Presiding: Dr. Daniela Ostrowski

2:30

405 - 1  JAKE A. FRIEBOHLE♦
Dr. Chad Montgomery, Faculty Mentor

Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) use for Controlling the Populations of the Invasive California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula) in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain.

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2:45

405 - 2  WESTON M. REIDT
Dr. Stephanie Maiden, Faculty Mentor

Determining Genetic Interactions Between the Transcription Factor Genes T20H4.2, ZK686.5, and F40G9.14 and their Biological Role within C. elegans using RNAi

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3:00

405 - 3  JORDAN N. GOINS
Dr. Michael Seipel, Faculty Mentor

Tracking Food Waste in Truman State University Dining Halls

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3:15

405 - 4  ALEXIS C. HOUSER*, JAMIE A. JONES, and KYLE O'CONNOR
Dr. Daniela Ostrowski, Faculty Mentor

Studying Nerve Regeneration Using an in vivo and in vitro Approach

 

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2:30-3:30 • MG 2090
SESSION 406
Oral Paper  -
Psychology II

Presiding: Dr. Yuna Ferguson

2:30

406 - 1  MONIQUE M. MAXWELL
Dr. Jessica Colpoys, Faculty Mentor

Perceptions of Animal Assisted Interventions on those with Invisible and Visible Disabilities 

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2:45

406 - 2  MARQUITA D. COOPER
Dr. Yuna Ferguson, Faculty Mentor

Personality and Social Belongingness in Relation to Academic Success in African-American College Students

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2:30-3:30 • VH 1212
SESSION 408
Oral Paper  -
Health Science and Nursing

Presiding: Dr. Janice Clark

2:30

408 - 1  COURTNEY N. WEST*, ALLISON N. DOUGHERTY, RACHAEL N. RECKAMP, and KIMBERLY A. WILLIAMS
Dr. Janice Clark, Faculty Mentor

Students' Perceptions of Skin Care at Truman State University

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2:45

408 - 2  MAHA O. MOHAMED
Dr. Janice Clark, Faculty Mentor

Contraceptive Use and Prevalence Among Women Ages 18-24 in Rural United States and  Rwanda

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3:00

408 - 3  SAMUEL K. WHITE* and EMMA N. POISSON
Prof. Pamela J. Melvin and Dr. Carol Cox, Faculty Mentors

Simulation-Enhanced Interprofessional Education Experience: A Pilot Study

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2:30-3:30 • VH 1320
SESSION 411
Oral Paper -
Anthropology

Presiding: Dr. Victoria Mayer

2:30

411 - 1  MARIA M. REMOLINA GONZALEZ* and LYDIA BAGNALL
Dr. Amber Johnson, Faculty Mentor

Cold-Hearted or Just Cold? Correlations of Environment, Society, and Divorce. 

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2:45

411 - 2  MARGARET M. WILCOX
Dr. Amber Johnson, Faculty Mentor

Word Order and Latitude

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3:00

411 - 3  SUSAN WHITMAR
Dr. Paul Shapiro, Faculty Mentor

Stress and Other Aspects of Smoking Among Truman Undergraduates

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3:15

411 - 4  PHILLIP A. DRYDEN
Dr. Amber Johnson, Faculty Mentor

A Clash of Worlds--Mythic Motifs and Environmental Variables

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3:00-4:30 • OP Performance Hall
SESSION 412
Performance Art -
Performance Art

Presiding: Dr. Patricia Mickey

3:00

412 - 1  TIMOTHY M. CLASBY*♦ and KYLE D. RIEGER
Dr. Jay C. Bulen and Dr. Curran Prendergast, Faculty Mentors

A 21st Century Exploration of the Woodwind Choir as a Compositional Medium

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3:20

412 - 2  ALYSSA AUBUCHON*, SARA V. MIRANDA♦, JORDAN A. JENKINS, and ADAM M. BARKER
Dr. Brian Kubin, Faculty Mentor

The Little Match Girl: Synthesis of Live Music and Film

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3:40

412 - 3  AMBER M. COLVIS
Prof. Patricia Mickey, Faculty Mentor

Analysis of Appel Interstellaire from Des Canyons aux Étoiles...for Solo Piano, Horn, Xylorimba, Glockenspiel, and Orchestra by Olivier Messiaen

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4:00

412 - 4  DONALD E. RABIN
Dr. Julianna Moore and Dr. Marc Rice, Faculty Mentors

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Lost Flute Concerto

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4:20

412 - 5  CARTER A. DATZ♦
Dr. Mark Jennings, Faculty Mentor

late harvest wine: An Interdisciplinary Choral Project

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4:40

412 - 6  JONATHAN D. DAVIDSON♦
Dr. Michael Bump, Faculty Mentor

Exploring Marimba & Voice

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3:30-4:30 • GEO - SUB
SESSION P-1
Poster  -
Agricultural Science

P-1 - 1

TESS C. CUMMINGS
Dr. Kelly Walter, Faculty Mentor

The Effects of Head Position on Stress Levels in Horses

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P-1 - 2

LAUREN M. WHITELOCK*, HEATHER L. LOCKHART, and ALEXA R. CAMERON
Dr. Kelly Walter, Faculty Mentor

The Effects of Stretching and Chiropractic Adjustments on Equine Stride Length and Back Pain

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3:30-4:30 • GEO - SUB
SESSION P-2
Poster -
Athletic Training

P-2 - 1

ALLISON N. FREED
Dr. Jerry Mayhew, Faculty Mentor

Relationship Between Post-Concussion Written Evaluations and Physical Balance in Post-Concussion Individuals

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3:30-4:30 • GEO - SUB
SESSION P-3
Poster  -
Biology

P-3 - 1

TERRA J. WILLARD* and ISAAC JULIUS
Dr. Diane Janick-Buckner and Dr. Brent Buckner, Faculty Mentors

Evolutionary History and Expression of the LONESOME HIGHWAY Transcription Factor Gene Family in Maize

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P-3 - 2

MADISON L. PUGH* and WHITNEY J. OBERMAN
Dr. Chad Montgomery, Faculty Mentor

Niche Partitioning in a Chihuahuan Desert Lizard Community in New Mexico

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P-3 - 3

MEGAN N. NEVEAU
Dr. Brent Buckner and Dr. Diane Janick-Buckner, Faculty Mentors

The Evolutionary History and Transcriptomic Analysis of The Phytoene Synthase Gene Family and Related Paralogs In Maize.

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P-3 - 4

SONAM A. WANGYAL*, MEGAN D. RINGLING, and YU-SHIUAN HSU
Dr. Stephanie Maiden, Faculty Mentor

The investigation on the functions of DHP-1, DHP-2, and TBCE proteins, in developing epidermis of Caenorhabditis elegans embryos

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P-3 - 5

KELLY A. LOVERA* and TANNER D. BANDY
Dr. Chad Montgomery, Faculty Mentor

Variation in Body Size of Collared Lizards (Crotaphytus collaris)

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P-3 - 6

MICAELA E. SAATHOFF
Dr. Brett M. Mitchell (Texas A&M University College of Medicine) and Ms. Anne M. Bergey, Faculty Mentors

Renal Lymphatic Alterations In Angiotensin II-Induced Hypertension

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P-3 - 7

ANGELA K. JENNINGS
Dr. Stephanie Maiden, Faculty Mentor

Examining the Role of cls-2 in the Developing Epidermis of Caenorhabditis elegans

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P-3 - 8

JAMES K. HARMON*, STUART E. WILLETT, KELLY A. LOVERA, and JOSE A. VITERI
Dr. Brett A. Berke, Faculty Mentor

Cyclophillin 1 and its effect on larval crawling in Drosophila melanogaster

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P-3 - 9

KATHERINE ANDREWS* and KIMBERLYN EVERSMAN
Dr. Stephanie Fore and Dr. Hyun-Joo Kim, Faculty Mentors

Comparison of Human Monocytic Ehrlichiosis Seasonality & Incidence in Two Missouri Ecoregions

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P-3 - 10

ERIN I. HAYES* and LYDIA R. WALTHER
Dr. Joyce Patrick, Faculty Mentor

Influence of yozG expression on growth of Bacillus subtilis

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P-3 - 11

SARAH E. EVANS* and SARAH M. CONNOLLY
Dr. Joyce Patrick, Faculty Mentor

Function and Characterization of the yisR Gene in Bacillus subtilis 

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P-3 - 12

CHUMA M. HUMPHREY
Dr. Tim D. Ostrowski (ATSU) and Dr. Timothy Walston, Faculty Mentors

Morphometric Analysis of Neuronal Structures through Ventricle Injections of Streptozotocin in Rat Model of Alzheimer’s Disease

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P-3 - 13

MAHIMA THAPA* and JOHN W. HOOKER
Dr. Tim D. Ostrowski (ATSU) and Dr. Daniela Ostrowski, Faculty Mentors

Hypoxia-Induced Activation of Respiratory Nuclei in the Ventral Brainstem of the Streptozotocin-Induced Rat Model of Alzheimer’s Disease

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P-3 - 14

RACHAEL NEWTON* and JENNIFER AMSTUTZ
Dr. Joyce Patrick, Faculty Mentor

Pesticide Application, Biofilm Formation, and Motility of Soil Bacteria Bacillus subtilis

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P-3 - 15

ALYSSA K. JOHNSON
Dr. Laura Fielden-Rechav, Faculty Mentor

Increasing Diversity in Student Insect Collections

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3:30-4:30 • GEO - SUB
SESSION P-4
Poster -
Chemistry

P-4 - 1

ALEXANDRA M. MARKO*, ADDISON M. LEABO, and BRIGITTA M. RETH
Dr. Cassidy M. Dobson, Faculty Mentor

Expression and Purification of Gamma Crystallins

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P-4 - 2

COURTNEY R. BINGHAM* and KERSTIN E. PETERSON
Dr. Cassidy M. Dobson, Faculty Mentor

Expression and Purification of Disulfide Bond Forming Enzyme

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3:30-4:30 • GEO - SUB
SESSION P-5
Poster -
Exercise Science

P-5 - 1

ABIGAIL K. SCHULTZ
Dr. Brian Snyder, Faculty Mentor

Assessment of College Student Health Behavior and Interests and a Pilot of Be Fit Week Programming

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P-5 - 2

JORDAN E. DORSEY*, KATY N. LILLARD, and LINDSEY N. SMITH
Dr. Jerry Mayhew, Faculty Mentor

Validity of Using Height and Sex as a Predictor of Flexibility

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P-5 - 3

JORDAN A. LEWIS* and CATHERINE M. GRACE
Dr. Jerry Mayhew and Mr. Jeramey Dockery (Truman Athletics), Faculty Mentors

Comparison of Muscular Strength between Backs and Linemen in College Football in Relation to their Position 

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P-5 - 4

KADIE C. ORENSTEIN* and RILEY V. COOK
Dr. Jerry Mayhew, Faculty Mentor

Comparison of Maximal and Submaximal Bench Press Modalities and Their Correlation with Body Composition Variables in College Softball Athletes

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P-5 - 5

HANNAH A. SMILES* and LEAH M. STONE
Dr. Brian Snyder, Faculty Mentor

Effects of Exercise and Glycogen Status on DXA and BIA Body Composition Measures

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P-5 - 6

CALEB J. LONGLEY
Dr. Jerry Mayhew, Faculty Mentor

Correlation between Body Composition Measurement Techniques and the Army Physical Fitness Test

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P-5 - 7

RACHEL C. HILLMAN* and JACOB W. HAMMOND
Ms. Liz Jorn and Dr. Jerry Mayhew, Faculty Mentors

A Pilot Study of Within-Day Variation in Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis of Body Fat in College Men and Women

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3:30-4:30 • GEO - SUB
SESSION P-6
Poster  -
Health Science

P-6 - 1

ALLISON M. GRIFFITHS*, GILLIAN W. MWANGI, and AUTUMN D. SHEPHERD
Dr. Nancy Daley-Moore, Faculty Mentor

#HealthInsurance

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P-6 - 2

BENE J. CLEAR
Dr. Jennifer Hurst, Faculty Mentor

Research on Impact of Outdoor Activity on Mental Wellness in Truman Students

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P-6 - 3

VICTORIA E. THOMPSON
Dr. Alicia Wodika, Faculty Mentor

Student Public Health Association’s Analysis of Research

 

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3:30-4:30 • GEO - SUB
SESSION P-7
Poster -
Psychology

P-7 - 1

EMILY E. KINKADE*, NALA TURNER, SAMANTHA E. CARROLL, BAILEY R. HOLM, ANTHONY ROGERS, and CLAIRE E. MILLER
Dr. Jeffrey R. Vittengl, Faculty Mentor

Prediction of Antidepressant Effectiveness and Satisfaction Ratings in Online Consumer Reviews

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P-7 - 2

BAILEY R. HOLM
Dr. Jeffrey R. Vittengl, Faculty Mentor

Are Internal Locus of Control and Social Support at Odds in the Development of Well-Being?

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P-7 - 3

BRIANNA CERMAK*, WILLIAM T. LEACH, and ALLISON R. RICE
Dr. Karen Vittengl, Faculty Mentor

Perceptions of Social Media User Happiness

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P-7 - 4

WILLIAM T. LEACH*, BRIANNA CERMAK, and ALLISON R. RICE
Dr. Karen Vittengl, Faculty Mentor

How Social Media Post Type Affects the Likelihood of Following, and Perceived Happiness of, the Poster

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P-7 - 5

ALLISON R. RICE*, BRIANNA CERMAK, and WILLIAM T. LEACH
Dr. Karen Vittengl, Faculty Mentor

Following Social Media Accounts and Orientations to Happiness

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P-7 - 6

ALEX L. FROGGE* and PATRICIA N. FLANAGAN
Dr. Yuna Ferguson, Faculty Mentor

Sexual Health Education and Perception of Self, Society, and Sex

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P-7 - 7

JULIANNE V. STIRPE* and KORDEL W. FLANARY
Dr. Terry Palmer, Faculty Mentor

Does Stereoscopic Depth Influence Lightness in White’s Illusion?

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P-7 - 8

NALA TURNER
Dr. Jeffrey R. Vittengl, Faculty Mentor

Do Expressive Activities Improve Mood and Subjective Well-being?

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P-7 - 9

ANTHONY ROGERS*, NALA TURNER, BAILEY R. HOLM, EMILY E. KINKADE, SAMANTHA E. CARROLL, and CLAIRE E. MILLER
Dr. Jeffrey R. Vittengl, Faculty Mentor

Effect of Education About Depression on Mood

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P-7 - 10

NICHOLAS W. GRAVETT*, HANNAH N. URBAN, JACKIE O. PECORARO , ANDREW C. SMITH, and HILLARY T. HEDGECOCK
Dr. Fredric Shaffer, Faculty Mentor

The Case for a Limits of Agreement (LoA) Criterion for Ultra-Short-Term (UST) HRV Measurements 

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P-7 - 11

CALVIN J. COLVIS
Dr. Anton Daughters, Faculty Mentor

The Effects of Gun Control Legislation on Gun-Related Death, Violence, and Crime

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3:30-4:30 • GEO - SUB
SESSION P-8
Poster -
Sociology

P-8 - 1

HALLE J. DOLLINS
Dr. Paul Shapiro and Dr. Amber Johnson, Faculty Mentors

Does an Individual’s Personal Beliefs Affect Their Perceptions and Use of Pornography?

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P-8 - 2

LAUREN E. GIESEKING
Dr. Amber Johnson, Faculty Mentor

How Tall is too Tall? The Effect of an Individual's Height on the Probability of a Romantic Relationship

 

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P-8 - 3

EMILY SEARL
Dr. Paul Shapiro and Dr. Victoria Mayer, Faculty Mentors

Gender Representations in Children's Literature

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P-8 - 4

RACHEL N. NIELSEN
Dr. Victoria Mayer, Faculty Mentor

Understanding Gender Dynamics in Restaurant Service Work

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P-8 - 5

MICHAEL E. CLARK
Dr. Paul Shapiro, Faculty Mentor

Factors Affecting Attendance at Truman State University

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P-8 - 6

LEE F. DECKER
Dr. Cory Anderson, Faculty Mentor

Attitudes Towards the Amish: Survey Analysis and Revision

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P-8 - 7

LEE F. DECKER
Dr. Paul Shapiro, Faculty Mentor

Social Factors Influencing University Counseling Service Use

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P-8 - 8

STEVEN E. CHESSELOW
Dr. Paul Shapiro, Faculty Mentor

"High or Drunk?" Perceptions of Risk Involved with Driving Under the Influence

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P-8 - 9

CAITLYN V. LEE
Dr. Cory Anderson, Faculty Mentor

Amish Reality TV: A Thematic Assessment

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P-8 - 10

WILSON A. UTLEY
Dr. Anton Daughters, Faculty Mentor

The Effects of a Person's Environment on One's Environmentalism 

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P-8 - 11

P-8 - 12

DEJA BOLTON
Dr. Paul Shapiro and Dr. Amber Johnson, Faculty Mentors

Expressions of Creativity Among Majors 

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P-8 - 13

RACHEL M. SMITH
Dr. Victoria Mayer, Faculty Mentor

Hypersexualization and Representation of Women in Netflix Orginal Films

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P-8 - 14

AYA TERAKAWA
Dr. Anton Daughters, Faculty Mentor

Effect of Parent’s Marital Status on Children’s Romantic Relationships and Future Marriages

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3:30-4:30 • GEO - SUB
SESSION P-9
Poster -
Computer Science

P-9 - 1

DEVIN N. HUDSON
Ms. Ryan Miller, Faculty Mentor

Towards a Social Virtual Reality Learning Environment in High Fidelity

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

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



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