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Scholar Week 2013 presentations

Posted: Apr 15, 2013


Scholar Week 2013
Olivet Nazarene University
April 15 to 20, 2013

All presentations held in Wisner Auditorium, unless otherwise noted.

Monday, April 15

10 a.m.
Kelsey Watson — “To What Extent Does Posted Nutrition Information in Fast Food Restaurants Influence Consumer Food Choices?”

10:15 a.m.
Erin Kennell — “Library Selection: Are Newberry Winners Worthwhile Purchases?”

10:30 a.m.
Nicole Parsons — “The Eden Project: Citywide Youth Conference and Fashion Show”

6 to 8 p.m. reception with artist’s talk, 7 p.m. (Brandenburg Gallery in Larsen Fine Arts Center)
“The Conceptual Landscape” — Photographs by Scott Aaron Dombrowski

Tuesday, April 16

9:30 to 10:20 a.m. (Weber 306)
“Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Colloquium”

9:30 a.m.
Prof. Jill Forrestal and Dr. Rebecca Belcher-Rankin — “Affective Outcomes: Why They Are Essential, How They Can Be Achieved, and How They Can Be Assessed”

9:50 a.m.
Dr. Don Daake — “Innovative Teaching Techniques for the Capstone Strategy Course that Supports Bridging the Theory-Practice Gap”

10:10 a.m.
Dr. Sara Spruce — “Creating Writing Books in Field Experience Classrooms”

6:30 p.m.
“Switch!” — A documentary film on energy, hosted by Honors Program

Wednesday, April 17

4:00 p.m.
Dr. Gia Buckner-Hayden — “The Consequences of Socialization”

4:20 p.m.
Rachel Groters — “Meeting the Predeparture and Reentry Needs of ONU Spanish Students who Study Abroad”

4:35 p.m.
McKenzie Fritch — “La Familia: Biblia y Immagracion”

5:00 p.m.
Dr. Robert Smith — “Early Glimpses of Women in Ministry Within Early Holiness Organizations and the Church of the Nazarene”

5:20 p.m.
Stacey Gerstung — “Teaching Social Justice to Middle School Aged Children”

5:40 p.m.
Dr. Cathy Bareiss — “The Future of Computing for Non-Majors”

Thursday, April 18 (Scholar Day) 

Round Table Discussions (Weber 306)

1:00 p.m.
“How do I get money?” (Cathy Bareiss, facilitator)

2:00 p.m.
“How do I get started?” (Rebecca Belcher-Rankin, David Van Heemst, facilitators)

3:00 p.m.
“How do I get published?” (Lisa Gassin, Craighton Hippenhammer, facilitators)


8:30 a.m.
Dr. Kevin Lowery (Samuel L. Mayhugh Award for Scholarly Excellence) — “Understanding the Complexities of the Gay Marriage Issue”

11:00 a.m.
Dr. Duffy Robbins — “The Adventurous Professor”

1:00 p.m.
Kelly Carey — “Exploring Children's Literature through Writing”

1:15 p.m.
Sarah Jensen — “Teaching the Northern Ireland Troubles through History and Literature”

1:30 p.m.
Bethany Addington — “His Highest Glory, My Deepest Joy: Discovering Satisfaction at Its Source”

1:45 p.m.
Rose Zell — “Marriage and Religion: The Effect of Religious Study Materials on Marital Happiness”

2:00 p.m.
Dr. Lisa Gassin — "Lest You Have no Hope : Psychological Perspectives on Henry Novello’s Theology of Death”

2:40 p.m.
David Parker — “The Relationship between Tax Structure and the Lives of Individuals: Who Wins and Who Loses”

2:55 p.m.
Rachel Von Arb — “Predator Prey Models in Competitive Corporations”

3:10 p.m.
Martha Arntson — “Slicing a Puzzle and Finding the Hidden Pieces: A Deeper Look into the Color Cube Puzzle and the Groups Hidden Within”

3:25 p.m.
Dr. Paul Koch — “The Silent Shapers of our Thoughts: The Relevance of the Concept of ‘Vision’ in the Aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis”

3:45 p.m.
Lauren Beatty — “Capitalism for the Common Good: Exploring Corporate Social Responsibility in the One-for-One Movement”

4:00 p.m.
Autumn Keiss — “Going Public: Writing and Revising Memoir”

4:30 p.m.
Sam Craven — “Locating the Modifier of Segregation Distorter in Drosophila melanogaster”

4:45 p.m.
Elise Rivett — “Synthesis and Polarographic Analysis of A2E”

5:00 p.m.
Ryan Shrout — “Advanced Analysis of Curved and Corrugated Titanium Aluminide Metal Intermetallic Laminates Utilizing Multi-Dimensional Finite Element Analysis”

Saturday, April 20

Doctor of Education in Ethical Leadership
Colloquium, Cohort IV

8:10 a.m.
Craig Bishop — “Faculty Assessments of the Potential for Emergency Events on Their Campus and Their Perceived Preparedness to Respond”

8:30 a.m.
Funmi Apantaku Onayemi — “Stay beautiful, stay alive: Assessing the Receptivity of African American Beauty Salon Owners to the Integration of Breast Cancer Intervention Programs in Salon Operations”

9:00 a.m.
Chris Smejkal — “Self-disclosure about Cherished Possessions: Effects on Roommate Rapport, Territoriality, and Loneliness”

9:20 a.m.
Natalie Everage — “The Impact that Teachers and Parents have on the Development of Intrinsic Motivation to Read in Urban Middle-School Students”

9:40 a.m.
Bonnie Schleder — “Waking Up to Safety: An Examination of Work Hour Guidelines Implementation and Education for Registered Nurses”

10:00 a.m.
Paul Fabbi — “The Effects of Charismatic Communication Training on Leader Communication Effectiveness”

10:35 a.m.
Randy Couwenhoven — “The Role of Social Capital and Internal Locus of Control in the Academic Achievement of Traditionally Disadvantaged Students”

10:55 a.m.
David Lopes — “Elementary Teachers’ Sense Of Efficacy And Perceptions Of The Response To Intervention (RtI) Process”

11:15 a.m.
Erika Magee-Johnson — “Steadfast, Deferred, or Forgotten: Instructional Practices of Teachers with Advanced Reading Degrees and high-stakes Testing Pressures”

11:35 a.m.
Nakia Hall — “Links and Chains: A Case Study of Historical and Psychological Factors and the African American Achievement Gap in the Areas of Parental Involvement, Attendance, and Reading”

11:55 a.m.
Summer Rabadi — “Arab American Women and Higher Education: Perceived Barriers and Strategies to Overcome”

1:00 p.m.
Justin Caldwell — “Servant Leadership Prevalence and the Achievement of District Goals in Public Elementary School Districts”

1:20 p.m.
Diane Chester — “What effect does employee perception of leadership have on for-profit business organization's success?”

1:40 p.m.
Gerald Longjohn — “By the Book: An Investigation of Spiritually Formative Goals and Student Conduct Codes at Selected Christian Universities”

2:00 p.m.
Vanessa Wilson — “All Hands On Deck: A Look at Parent Involvement at a Low-Income Community Elementary School”

2:35 p.m.
Rakisha Sloane — “The Accreditation Process in the North Central Region from the Perspective of the Administrators of Four-Year Colleges and Universities”

2:55 p.m.
Gregory Horak — “Computer-based Instruction: Which Form Is More Effective?”

3:15 p.m.
Tina Nutt — “Stop the Madness! College Faculty and Student Perceptions of Classroom Incivility”

3:35 p.m.
Lisa Davis-Smith — “Success for All: A Case Study of a Comprehensive Reading Reform Model”



The School that would later be known as "Olivet Nazarene University" was founded with 36 students in a one-room schoolhouse near Georgetown, Ill.