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Scholar Week 2014 presentations

Posted: Apr 09, 2014



Scholar Week 2014
Olivet Nazarene University
April 22 to 26, 2014

All presentations are in Chalfant Hall, unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, April 22
All presentations are in Chalfant Hall.

9:30 to 10:20 a.m.
Dr. David Van Heemst ’96 MPC/’98 MA, political science professor and recipient of 2013 Samuel L. Mayhugh Award for Scholarly Excellence — “Political Ideology and the Global Crises of the 21st Century”

1 to 1:30 p.m.
Dr. David Johnson ’95, English professor — “The Secret Life of a Short Story: Graham Greene’s ‘The Lieutenant Died Last’”

1:30 to 2 p.m.
Dr. Kristian Veit, psychology professor, and Joseph Hanks ’13 — “Investigating the Dimensionality of Strain-based Work-family Conflict”

2 to 2:30 p.m.
Olivet’s Enactus team — “Enactus Edu: Changing the World”

2:30 to 2:50 p.m.
Treavor Dodsworth (senior, Honors Program, Vernon, Colo.) — “Trading Intraday Volatility: Basic Futures Trading Strategy”

3 to 3:50 p.m.
Presentations by student members of Psi Chi international psychology honor society

4 to 4:20 p.m.
Molly Koleczek (senior, Honors Program, Tinley Park, Ill.) — “A Survey of the Ratio of Melanistic to Gray Squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) on 5 Midwestern College Campuses”

4:20 to 4:40 p.m.
Daley Schimmelpfennig (senior, Honors Program, Bourbonnais, Ill.) — “A Comparative Analysis of Phytoplankton Populations and Nutrient Levels in Freshwater Quarries of North-Eastern Illinois”

4:40 to 5 p.m.
Brian Ginn (senior, Honors Program, Bourbonnais, Ill.) — “Genetic Determination of ABO Genotype from Buccal Cells: Incorporating PCR, Gel Electrophoresis, and ABO Genotyping into Undergraduate Study”

7 to 8 p.m.
History and Political Science Senior Research Projects

  • Paul Wright (senior, Phi Alpha Theta national history honor society, Danville, Ill.) — “Issei & Nisei: Two generations of Japanese-Americans in the Tule Lake Internment Camp during World War II”
  • Alex Pollock (senior, Pi Sigma Alpha national political science honor society and Phi Alpha Theta) — “Rohrbach's Bridge: The Endeavor to Cross Antietam Creek”
  • Lindsey Tobias (senior, Phi Sigma Alpha and Phi Alpha Theta, Antioch, Ill.) — “Assessing Alternative Lifestyles within a Select Population”
  • Kimberly Powers (senior, Colorado Springs, Colo.) — “The Failure of Operation Market Garden”

8 to 9 p.m.
Debate by Capitol Hill Gang: “Religious Freedom and the Affordable Care Act”
Debaters: Matt Logan (senior, Franklin Grove, Ill.); Lindsey Tobias; Brandon Allison (senior, Carthage, N.Y.); Jake Hileman (sophomore, Grand Ledge, Mich.); Jake Ryan (senior, Moline, Ill.); Alex Ewers (sophomore, Bourbonnais, Ill.)

Wednesday, April 23
All presentations are in Chalfant Hall.

1 to 1:30 p.m.
Dr. Neal Woodruff ’91, music professor, and Dr. Mark Frisius, theology professor — “The Message in Our Music: What Popular Congregational Songs Say About Our Beliefs”

1:30 to 2 p.m.
Dr. Tom Knowles, education professor — “Successful School Study: Identification of Strategies Implemented in Kankakeeland PK-8 Schools that have Contributed to Significant Increases in ISAT Scores”

2:10 to 2:30 p.m.
Rebecca Busler (senior, Honors Program, Maryville, Ill.) — “Effectiveness of Wellness and Life Skills Education for Adolescent Females of Inner-City East St. Louis”

2:30 to 2:50 p.m.
Jessa Sturgeon (senior, Honors Program, Chillicothe, Ill.) — “An Exploration of the Relationship Between Religiousness and Treatment Seeking Trends Among College Students”

3 to 3:20 p.m.
Rebecca Walker (senior, Pine River, Minn.) — “Nutritional Profiling Systems: Can They Be Implemented in Subsidiary Food Pantries for Reducing Nutrient Deficiencies Among the Elderly?”

3:20 to 3:40 p.m.
Emily Borger (senior, Honors Program, South Elgin, Ill.) — “The Effect of Direct Human Service on Volunteers' Self-Perceived Generosity and Expected Appreciation, Satisfaction, and Value of Work”

3:40 to 4 p.m.
John Hall (senior, Honors Program, Tinley Park, Ill.) — “Implementing Common Core State Standards for Mathematics”

4 to 4:20 p.m.
Kaitlin Carlson (senior, Honors Program, Washington, Ill.) — “Writing a Reading and Language Arts Unit Designed to Motivate Elementary School English Language Learner (ELL) Students of Poverty”

4:20 to 4:40 p.m.
Lacey Austin (senior, Honors Program, Glenmont, Ohio) — “Rationales for the Use and Pairing of Young Adult Literature and Classic Novels in the Secondary English Classroom”

4:40 to 5 p.m.
David Modica (junior, Sigma Tau Delta international English honor society, Des Plaines, Ill.) — “Sex in William Blake's 'The Chimney Sweeper'”

5 to 5:20 p.m.
Garrett Corpier (senior, Sigma Tau Delta, Hensley, Ark.) — “The Boundary of the Trace: Specular Liminality Between the Imaginary/Symbolic and the Real”

Thursday, April 24
All presentations are in Chalfant Hall.

1 to 1:20 p.m.
Logan Smith (senior, Honors Program, Ridge Farm, Ill.) — “Exploring Cycloaddition Reactions for the Synthesis of Novel Organic Compounds, Including Microwave Promotion”

1:20 to 1:40 p.m.
Ryan Kee (senior, Honors Program, Bourbonnais, Ill.) — “Detection Systems for Airbag Deployment”

1:50 to 2:30 p.m.
Dr. Judson Strain, reference librarian — “Universities, Copyright and the Georgia State University Case (Cambridge University Press v. Becker)”

2:30 to 2:50 p.m.
Lorisha Riley (senior, Honors Program, Kankakee, Ill.) — “Relationships Between Elements of Leslie Matrices and Future Growth of the Population”

3 to 3:30 p.m.
Dr. David Claborn, history professor, and Lindsey Tobias — “If You Can't Join ‘Em, Don't: Untangling Attitudes on Social, Economic and Foreign Issues by Graphing Them “

7 to 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Craig Bishop ’08 MOL/’13 Ed.D., criminal justice professor — “Human Trafficking: A Consumer’s Guide to the Value of a Human Being”

7:30 to 7:50 p.m.
Courtney Kodat (sophomore, New Lenox, Ill.) — “More Than Just a Number”

7:50 to 8:10 p.m.
Nathan Roberts (senior, Harold Young Research Award participant, Orland Park, Ill.) — “What Matters? A Study Concerning the Perception of Victims of Human Trafficking and Sexual Abuse”

8:10 to 8:30 p.m.
Faith Cavender (senior, Harold Young Research Award participant, North Aurora, Ill.) — “Human Trafficking and the Church”

8:30 to 8:50 p.m.
Breanne Bambrick (senior, Honors Program, Washington, Ill.) — “The Collaboration of Faith and Social Work in Creating a Gateway of Helping”

8:50 to 9:10 p.m.
Kelsey Steines (senior, Honors Program, Mt. Vernon, Iowa) — “An evaluation of Youth In(VOL)ved: Impact on participants' attitudes toward volunteerism”

Friday, April 25
Presentations are at the Fishbowl, Benner Library and Resource Center.

10 to 10:50 a.m.
Phi Delta Lambda presentation: Shane Emaus '12, commercial banking representative with MB Financial Bank on the value of internships and the current banking environment

Saturday, April 26
Ethical Leadership Symposium
Presentations by graduate students in the 2013–2014 classes for the Doctoral of Ethical Leadership (Ed.D.) degree
All presentations are in Wisner Auditorium.

8:10 a.m.
Brad Sikora — “The Effect of the Freshman Learning Center on Ninth Grade Students' Success Rate”

8:30 a.m.
Yasmia Dunn — “Characteristics of Successful Minority Female Police Supervisors within a Large Urban Midwest Police Department”

9 a.m.
Jeffery Vizueta — “Identifying Work-Related Factors Leading to Job Burnout: A Review of e-Commerce Back Office Call Center Employees”

9:20 a.m.
Julia Greiner — “Multicultural Competencies: A Case Study of Cohort Counseling Students”

9:40 a.m.
Candace Norris — “Partnering for Support: An Exploratory Study into Foster Parent Mentorship”

10 a.m.
Sherrie Birts — “The Impact of Common Core State Standards on Cross-Curriculum Instruction an on Formal Assessment”

10:35 a.m.
Mark Lanting — “Assessment of a Community College's First Year Experience Course: Analysis of a Student Retention and Success Strategy”

10:55 a.m.
Angel Downs-Brooks — “How Does Parent - School Involvement in an At-Risk Prekindergarten Program in a Public School Impact Third Grade Students' Illinois Standardized Achievement (ISAT) Scores in Reading?”

11:15 a.m.
Diana Ponce-Pertchi — “Evaluating English Language Learner (ELL) Instructional Strategies and Their Effectiveness on ELL Students in a Small Rural Elementary School District”

11:35 a.m.
Lisa Davis-Smith — “A Case Study of a Comprehensive Reading Reform Model”

11:55 a.m.
Jim Kanichirayil — “The Influence of Leadership Style and Leadership Training on Salesperson Voluntary Turnover in the Staffing and Recruiting Industry”

1 p.m.
Dallas Gatlin — “The Voice of the Homeless Adult Male: Perceptions of Those Who have Successfully Transitioned to Self-Sufficiency”

1:20 p.m.
Diane Chester-Mullins — “What Effect Do Employees' Perception of Servant Leadership Have on For-Profit Organizations?”

1:40 p.m.
Jesse Ivory — “The Impact of Race on the First Generation Ethnic Minority College Experience”

2 p.m.
Jeremy Hayes — “Increasing Enrollment: Evaluating College-Choice Factors at a Midwest Christian University”

2:20 p.m.
Bonnie Perry — “Resourcing the Postmodern Pastor: An Examination of Young Pastors' Attitudes and the Implication for Denominational Publishers”