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2011 Senior Assignment Showcase

The 2011 Senior Assignment Showcase was held on Tuesday, April 19, from 2-4 p.m. in Morris University Center. More than 100 seniors presented their work, representing 35 different departments and programs.

A reception was held directly after the showcase to recognize and congratulate seniors who participated in the showcase and seniors who received the Senior Standout award.

The Senior Standout award pays tribute to students who have excelled in academic achievement and have made significant contributions to campus leadership and service. Senior Standout students are nominated by faculty and staff across the university. Fifteen students received this prestigious award and were honored at the reception.

Below is a listing of all students who participated in this year's Senior Assignment Showcase and students who were honored as Senior Standouts.

View pictures from the showcase and reception.

Congratulations, students!


College of Arts and Sciences


Anthropology

Eve Beaumont, Chinese New Year in the U.S.

Johanna Guthrie, Pre-Contact Plant Use at the Gehring Site (11MS99): Synergies Between Culture and Environment

Art and Design

Kassie Huff, Senior Assignment Project

Megan McKinzie, Senior Assignment Project

Eowyn Smart, Senior Assignment Project

Jeremy Shipley, BFA Senior Assignment

Biological Sciences

Marcy Stacik, Effects of habitat on reproductive isolation in two species of topminnow
Aimee Stevenson, Effects of habitat on reproductive isolation in two species of topminnow

Tara Stapay, Evidence for hybridization between Schoenoplectus hallii and S. saximontanus using ISSR markers

Chemistry

Johnny Truong, Are Enzymes Evolved to Enhance H-Tunneling? A Comparison of the Alcohol Dehydrogenase Reaction and Model Reaction

Michael Reimer, Expression and Purification of Recombinant Calmodulin using T7 promoter and Histidine Tag

English

Abby Souza, "Sea-birds and Jungle Beasts: Dismantling the Biological Argument for Patriarchy"

Foreign Languages & Literature

John Wicks, Love in Times of Cholera: An Analysis of the Adaptation of a Novel to Film

Gabrielle Williams, Maria Full of Grace: What Type of Woman?

Geography

Kamiliah Lograsso, An Analysis of Deer-Vehicle Collisions on SIUE Roads

Bryce Kastelein, An Analysis of Sea Surface Temperature and Hurricane Activity in the North Atlantic

Jill Maes, Habitat Preferences of a Box Turtle Population at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

History

James Goodwin, The Militarization of Civilian Society during the Cold War

Mass Communications

Levi Kirby, Senior Portfolio

Mathematics & Statistics

Lauren Craig, Cryptography Using Hill Ciphers

Music

Michael Dee, Jazz Saxophone Concert

Philosophy

Nathan Dell, Plato's Myth of Er and Socratic Pedagogy

Barrett Schwarz, The American State of Exception

Physics

Tavish Hill, Reforming the Physics Tutoring Experience

Jacob Zwilling, Tidal Forces and the Illinois Earthquake of 2008

Political Science

Zach McGinn, Preserving the Manhattan Project Legacies

Social Work

Lora Zarlingo, Anderson Hospital

Tifty Jones, Call for Help

Sociology

Marcia Dempsey, Building More Than Homes: An Organismic Approach

Speech Communication

Alicia Beals, Foundations for Success: Empowering Women at Opal's House
Laura Miles, Foundations for Success: Empowering Women at Opal's House
Natalee Schwalb, Foundations for Success: Empowering Women at Opal's House
Jordan David Harvey Shaw, Foundations for Success: Empowering Women at Opal's House

Jennifer Baudendistel, Student Public Relations Group Helping Global Awareness Week
Erika Brees, Student Public Relations Group Helping Global Awareness Week
Brittany Luehmann, Student Public Relations Group Helping Global Awareness Week
Rachel Ward, Student Public Relations Group Helping Global Awareness Week

Dereck Green, Mediated Out-of-Class Communication and its Effects on Student Motivation to Learn, Student Affective Learning, and Perceived Teacher Credibility
Brad Lewis, Mediated Out-of-Class Communication and its Effects on Student Motivation to Learn, Student Affective Learning, and Perceived Teacher Credibility
Neal McCarty, Mediated Out-of-Class Communication and its Effects on Student Motivation to Learn, Student Affective Learning, and Perceived Teacher Credibility
Jeffrey Nolin, Mediated Out-of-Class Communication and its Effects on Student Motivation to Learn, Student Affective Learning, and Perceived Teacher Credibility
Karisa Palazzolo, Mediated Out-of-Class Communication and its Effects on Student Motivation to Learn, Student Affective Learning, and Perceived Teacher Credibility

Theater and Dance

Shannon McCarkel, "cogito ergo sum" (I Think Therefore I Am)


School of Education


Curriculum & Instruction

Carrie Bisto, Senior Assignment Learning & Teaching Inquiry

Anne-Marie Clayton, Senior Assignment Learning & Teaching Inquiry

Nicole Elia, Senior Assignment Learning & Teaching Inquiry

Elizabeth Rekowski, Senior Assignment Learning & Teaching Inquiry

Jamie Johnson, Student Teaching Portfolio

Sarah Zavadil, Student Teaching Portfolio

Exercise Science

Kyle Kunkle, Good 2 Go Fitness
Derek Lienau, Good 2 Go Fitness
Nathan Preuss, Good 2 Go Fitness

Chelsea Lang, SIUE Faculty Step Up
Ryan Lord, SIUE Faculty Step Up
Erik Nothold, SIUE Faculty Step Up
Jennifer Vermost, SIUE Faculty Step Up

Health Education

Rachel Breuer, All-Star Lunch Program
Amanda Goodbrake, All-Star Lunch Program
Caroline Moss, All-Star Lunch Program
Kaitlyn Riley, All-Star Lunch Program
Cheryl Branneky, All-Star Lunch Program

Psychology

Jordan David Harvey Shaw, "The Emotional Power of Transformational Leaders"

Christine Bracamontes, Vocabulary and Personality: Predictors of Creative Writing Skill
Geraldine Hannon, Vocabulary and Personality: Predictors of Creative Writing Skill
Bene' Rigdon, Vocabulary and Personality: Predictors of Creative Writing Skill
Eathan Springer, Vocabulary and Personality: Predictors of Creative Writing Skill

Special Education and Communication Disorders

Amy Trefethen, Different Paths to the Top

Jordan Stegeman, Student Teaching

Jacqueline Busing, Increasing Conversational Participation with an Individual with Aphasia
Jillian Lowery, Increasing Conversational Participation with an Individual with Aphasia

Jessica Kuethe, Speech Sound Disorder: Effectiveness of Traditional Intervention
Ashley Luitjohan, Speech Sound Disorder: Effectiveness of Traditional Intervention


School of Engineering


Civil Engineering

Bryan Lee, Roundabout Projects in Edwardsville, IL
Michael Tappendorf, Roundabout Projects in Edwardsville, IL

Baraa Ghandour, Two-Way Concrete Slab Design for the Kenrick Glennon Seminary
Stephen Noeth, Two-Way Concrete Slab Design for the Kenrick Glennon Seminary
Daniel Woehl, Two-Way Concrete Slab Design for the Kenrick Glennon Seminary

Computer Science

Brent Beer, Campus Tour Reservation System
Gary Boicourt, Campus Tour Reservation System
Amanda Koenig, Campus Tour Reservation System
Christopher Oliver, Campus Tour Reservation System

Construction Management

Dylan Doughty, Geothermal Energy Value Calculator
Chris Felchlia, Geothermal Energy Value Calculator
Tyler Russell, Geothermal Energy Value Calculator
Charles Wilson, Geothermal Energy Value Calculator

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Corey Akers, Virtual Reality Bicycle Application (VRBA)
Brian Derrow, Virtual Reality Bicycle Application (VRBA)
Taylor Hook, Virtual Reality Bicycle Application (VRBA)

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Kenneth Bassett, Grey Water Recycling System
Paul Cayo, Grey Water Recycling System
Jayne Kues, Grey Water Recycling System
Edward Schwartzkopf, Grey Water Recycling System

Mechanical Engineering

Michael Graham, Solar Car Chasis
Scott Guehne, Solar Car Chasis
Troy Howell, Solar Car Chasis
Grant Irvine, Solar Car Chasis


School of Business


Accounting

Caroline Disher, SFAS 143: Accounting for Asset Retirement Obligations and FIN 47: Accounting for Conditional Asset Retirement Obligations - an interpretation of FASB Statement No. 143 Valero Corporation

Elena Taylor, SFAS 143: Accounting for Asset Retirement Obligations and FIN 47: Accounting for Conditional Asset Retirement Obligations - an interpretation of FASB Statement No. 143 Valero Corporation

Computer Management and Information Systems

Paul Luetkemeyer, Electronic Content Management - Doe Run Company

John Wiecezak, Express Scripts Managed Print Assessment

Bryan Bailey, Managed Print Assessment - Express Scripts

Economics and Finance

Jacob Dittrich, Does a Good Job Require a Breath of Fresh Air

Management and Marketing

Juliette Boone, Business Strategy Game
Sarah Cagle, Business Strategy Game
Kathryn Frye, Business Strategy Game
Courtney Kerkemeyer, Business Strategy Game
Jory Lewis, Business Strategy Game
Caitlin Peuterbaugh, Business Strategy Game
Jessica Sass, Business Strategy Game
Kyle Wegman, Business Strategy Game


School of Nursing

Jacqueline Reuter, Kangaroo Mother Care: An Intervention for Premature Infants

Tarah Myers, Lifestyle Modifications and Obesity

Erica Yates, Mental Illness: Fighting the Stigma

Kathleen Jenkins, Music Therapy in Palliative Care

Mark Karrick, Pain Assessment of Non-Communicative and/or Cognitively Impaired Patients

Nicholas Rudd, Stool Transplants: Treatment of C. Diff Infection

Alison Stift, The Impact of Medical Missions in Sub-Saharan Africa on a Nursing Education

Lorena Bolen, The Power of the Media: Reducing Childhood Obesity

Casie Bonham, The Solution: Stem Cell Transplant


School of Pharmacy

Krista Brown, Correlation of DXA and Hell Ultrasonometer T-score Results

Matt Schneider, Evaluation of a Trail Run of an Objective Structured Clinical Exam in a School of Pharmacy

Jake Griffin, Knowledge of Chronic Pain: An Analysis of Health Literacy

Jennifer Cho, Sequential and Combination Vancomycin plus Rifampin Therapy for Staphylococcus aureus Biofilm Infections

Erika Hahn, The Compatibility of a Mixture of Four Ophthalmic Drops Plus Sterile Lidocaine Jelly Used as Pre-operative Therapy for Cataract Surgery


Senior Standouts

Alisha Abbott, Mass Communications

Megan Buckley, English Language and Literature

Paul Cayo, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

Courtney Cyrier, Biology Medical Sciences

Allyson Doty, Nursing

Renee Dow, Psychology

Ashley Hemrich, Psychology

Justin Kinney, Physical Education Teacher Education

Melissa Korns, Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology

Cody Rincker, Physical Education Teacher Education

Robert Santos, Computer Management & Information Systems

Natalee Schwalb, Speech Communication

Courtney Smith, Elementary Education

Sydney Stahlberg, Biology Medical Sciences

Gabrielle Williams, Spanish


2011 SRA Showcase Program