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Senior Assignment Showcase

Featuring Outstanding Senior Assignments, URCA Associates, Senior Standouts, and URCA Award Winners

The 2012 Senior Assignment Showcase was held on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from 2-4 p.m. in the 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, seniors who received the Senior Standout award, URCA Associates, and URCA Award Winners.

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. Thirty students received this prestigious award and were honored at the reception.

URCA Associates are a select group of students who are approved to lead their own research project or creative activity and be the principal investigator in this project under the supervision of a faculty mentor. They work continuously for both the fall and spring semester to complete their approved URCA project. The 10 members of the 2012 Associate class presented their research projects at the showcase and were honored at the reception.

URCA Awards are given out every semester to 2 faculty mentors and 2 students in the URCA Assistant program for both research and creative activity projects. The seven URCA award winners for this year were recognized at the reception.

View pictures from the showcase and reception.

Congratulations, students!

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College of Arts and Sciences



Anthropology

Taylor Barker, Activity Patterns in Three Mid-1800's Illinois Populations: An Analysis of Biomechanical Stress on the Skeleton

Anna-Maria Kretzer, The Company Quilters Keep: Comparing Communal and Solitary Quilters in the Midwest


Art & Design

Hunter Creel, Personal Artistic Research

Tiffany Tate, Art History Presentation

Aurora Bihler, Personal Artistic Research


Biological Sciences

Chelsea McCoy, Autophagy Genes Regulate Glutamate Receptors at the Drosophila Melanogaster Neuromuscular Junction


Chemistry

Kaitlin Womack, Electronic Transitions of Copper Nitride by Intracavity Laser Absorption Spectroscopy


Criminal Justice

Devin Robinson, Community Service in the Madison County Probation Department

Cara Tegel, The Changing Face of the War on Drugs

Jenelle Kypta, Subjective Through and Through: The Narration of James Joyce's Ulysses


Foreign Languages and Literature

Stephanie Bloch, Abuse and Racism Against Female Immigrants in Spain


Geography

Travis Rotter, The Effects of Tropical Cyclones on Surface Water in Tennessee

Joseph Kaminski, How Exposure to Geography Affects the Development of Global Cognitive Maps


History

Elise Doyle, Hildegard of Bingen: An Exceptional Woman

Brittany Becker, Ku Klux Klan in Williamson County: Violence for Peace

Jonathan Thurston, Morale During the Civil War: The Case of Belleville, Illinois


Mass Communications

Kelsi Scheer, Senior Portfolio in Broadcasting

Jessica Gianini, Mass Communications Dept. Senior Portfolio


Mathematics and Statistics

Kyle Lawson, Simple Closed Geodesics on the Dodecahedron


Music

Kelsey Rhoades, Music Performance- Flute


Philosophy

Deanah McClendon, The Existence of Race

Ray Gallaher, Consciousness as a Landscape: An Argument for Brain Identity


Physics

Jeffrey White, Calculation of Perturbed Excited States

Trevor Smith, Nonlinear Optical response of Silver Nanoparticles in Castor oil

Christopher Carr, Using Lock-in Detection to Measure Faraday Rotation in Metal Nano-composites


Political Science

Joseph Stosberg, Polyarchy in Latin America


Social Work

Lindsey Hatten, Field Placement at Progressive Youth Connection

Sean McIlroy, United Congregations of the Metro-East field placement


Sociology

Elizabeth Benoodt, How Do Muslim-American Women Construct their Identities within American Society and within their Ethnic and Religious Communities?

Kyla Lippincott, What Social Factors Influence Gender Role Ideologies: A Look at SIUE Students in the College of Arts and Sciences


Speech Communication

Caroline Lawrence, Power Communication presents Healthy Kids Day at the Edwardsville YMCA
Daniel Blaies, Power Communication presents Healthy Kids Day at the Edwardsville YMCA
Brian Berns, Power Communication presents Healthy Kids Day at the Edwardsville YMCA
Michael Shewmaker, Power Communication presents Healthy Kids Day at the Edwardsville YMCA

Brittany Day, Star PR presents Granite City Complex Youth Center Block Party
Hannah Johnson, Star PR presents Granite City Complex Youth Center Block Party
Jenna Matzer, Star PR presents Granite City Complex Youth Center Block Party
Tyler Voss, Star PR presents Granite City Complex Youth Center Block Party

Mosannah Golden, Mark PR presents An Evening with Speech Communication: Speed Networking
Amanda Berg, Mark PR presents An Evening with Speech Communication: Speed Networking
Robin Merritt, Mark PR presents An Evening with Speech Communication: Speed Networking
Kate Karner, Mark PR presents An Evening with Speech Communication: Speed Networking

Chelsea Zoeller, GEM Communication presents a Cookout for the Covering House
Caitlin Baker, GEM Communication presents a Cookout for the Covering House
Sierra Smith, GEM Communication presents a Cookout for the Covering House
Brittany Dobbs, GEM Communication presents a Cookout for the Covering House
Brooke Thole, GEM Communication presents a Cookout for the Covering House

LaToya Jones, Communication Audit of the Department of Speech Communication
Amy Pollard, Communication Audit of the Department of Speech Communication
Darcy Hahn, Communication Audit of the Department of Speech Communication
Brett Hart, Communication Audit of the Department of Speech Communication
Bobby Sylvester, Communication Audit of the Department of Speech Communication
Mary Ross, Communication Audit of the Department of Speech Communication

Jessica Foutch, Interviewing and Family Conflict Skills Training: Communication Keys to Finding a Job and a Peaceful Family Life
Carli Connors, Interviewing and Family Conflict Skills Training: Communication Keys to Finding a Job and a Peaceful Family Life
Danica Fread, Interviewing and Family Conflict Skills Training: Communication Keys to Finding a Job and a Peaceful Family Life
Joy Furey, Interviewing and Family Conflict Skills Training: Communication Keys to Finding a Job and a Peaceful Family Life


Theater and Dance

Laura Pearson, Costume Designs for A MATO MOSAIC



School of Education



Curriculum and Instruction

Kaytlin Day, Inspiratng to Writig with technology

Micah Lewis, Inquiry Into 2nd Grade Teamwork

Rachael Leckrone, Bridging School Community Gap Through Awareness

Leah Woodson, Linkage to Literacy in 2nd grade

Alicia Lovell, How Does My Teaching of Character Education Affect my Kindergartners' Classroom Behavior?


Exercise Science

Lindsay McGuire, SPARC
Andrew Thompson, SPARC

Devon Thomas, Hearty Rehab
Alexandria Holmes, Hearty Rehab
Bryce Bowman, Hearty Rehab
Ryan Salmon, Hearty Rehab

Health Education

Ashley Henry, The Beef About Bullying: A Bullying Prevention Program at Alton High School
Erica Rogers, The Beef About Bullying: A Bullying Prevention Program at Alton High School
Oluwaseun Olajide-Fadoju, The Beef About Bullying: A Bullying Prevention Program at Alton High School
Nathan Roth, The Beef About Bullying: A Bullying Prevention Program at Alton High School


Psychology

Rachel Giovannini, What has a Greater Impact on Lesbian/Gay Cultural Empathy?
Mayra Velasco, What has a Greater Impact on Lesbian/Gay Cultural Empathy?
Larissa Huels, What has a Greater Impact on Lesbian/Gay Cultural Empathy?
Matthew Mayfield, What has a Greater Impact on Lesbian/Gay Cultural Empathy?
Kirsten Smith, What has a Greater Impact on Lesbian/Gay Cultural Empathy?


Special Education & Communication Disorders

Kathryn Hirschfelder, Student Teaching Project

Lindsay Harris, The Effects of PACE Therapy on Promoting Use of Compensatory Strategies
David Wiant, The Effects of PACE Therapy on Promoting Use of Compensatory Strategies

Samira Hussein, The Effectiveness of Attention Training on Memory
Kelsey Crowe, The Effectiveness of Attention Training on Memory



School of Engineering



Civil Engineering

William Peabody, Academy of the Sacred Heart Traffic Study
Wes Kistler, Academy of the Sacred Heart Traffic Study
Travis Hardesty, Academy of the Sacred Heart Traffic Study
Jared Deimel, Academy of the Sacred Heart Traffic Study

Luke Potthast, Dalian Office Buildings
Ryan Holdener, Dalian Office Buildings


Computer Science

Brandon Allen, Terminator: A Course Scheduling Application
Michelle Shutika, Terminator: A Course Scheduling Application
Matthew Lawson, Terminator: A Course Scheduling Application
Matthew Ralston, Terminator: a Course Scheduling Application


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Lee Hogan, Rain Sensitive Power Windows
Michael Jansen, Rain-Sensitive Power Windows
Luke Kistner, Rain Sensitive Power Windows


Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Ryan Alberter, Design of a Motorcycle Dynamometer Manufacturing Enterprise
Eray Ozturk, Design of a Motorcycle Dynamometer Manufacturing Enterprise
Serra Akyol, Design of a Motorcycle Dynamometer Manufacturing Enterprise
Erica Miller, Design of a Motorcycle Dynamometer Manufacturing Enterprise
Paul Jansen, Design of a Motorcycle Dynamometer Manufacturing Enterprise
Burcu Demir, Design of a Motorcycle Dynamometer Manufacturing Enterprise


Mechanical Engineering

Robert Zarko, Winglet Design
Kim Luebcke, Winglet Design
Zack Raube, Winglet Design
Jonathan Weaver, Winglet Design



School of Business



Accounting

Christopher Roberts, SFAS 143: Accounting for Asset Retirement Obligations and FIN 47: Accounting for Conditional Asset Retirement Obligations-an interpretation of FASB Statement No. 143
Amy Ramlow, SFAS 143: Accounting for Asset Retirement Obligations and FIN 47: Accounting for Conditional Asset Retirement Obligations-an interpretation of FASB Statement No. 143


Computer Management and Information Systems

Jacob Davison, Leadership Council of Southwestern Illinois Database Project

Nathan Lizotte, Emerson Electric Web Site Re-design Project
Alex Hyatt, Emerson Electric Web Site Re-design Project


Economics and Finance

Jeffry Harrison, Can an investor improve her portfolio performance through a collar strategy? An Empirical Investigation


Management & Marketing

James Wahls, GLS Inc. (Good Lookin' Shoes)
Spencer Cunningham, GLS Inc. (Good Lookin' Shoes)
Emilio Granado, GLS Inc. (Good Lookin' Shoes)
Eric Baum, GLS Inc. (Good Lookin' Shoes)

Lindsay Coyne, Cross (+) Fit
Claire Fulk, Cross (+) Fit
Trey Garrison, Cross (+) Fit
Andrew Foster, Cross (+) Fit



School of Nursing



Chelsea Acord, Educating ICU Nurses and Patient Families: Induced Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest

Mark Harrison, Care Give Role Strain Related to Cerebral Palsy: The Need for Additional Support

Jonnie Kahn, Impact of the Pediatric Cancer Experience on the Family

Kate Campbell, Identification, Treatment and Prevention of Dehydration: An Experience in the Amazon

Hannah Schlemer, The Prevention of Soil Transmitted Helminth Infections in Developing Nations

Austin Gaines, Can You Dig It?

Sara Rosenbery, Erasing the Stigma



School of Pharmacy



Heidi Harshman, Developing Games for Interactive Learning in the Pharmacy Classroom

Ashley Chumley, Drug Utilization Evaluation of Therapeutic Interchange of Simvastatin 80 mg

Jared Sheley, Effects of the Selection and Timing of Antibiotics on Outcomes in Community Acquired Bacterial Meningitis

Anna Hufendick, Assessment of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy Service Learning Program

Megan Fulling, Complementary and Alternative Medication Use in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Julia Rhoades, Faculty, Student, and Alumni Opinions on Eliminating "D's" From the Grading Scale at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy
Lisa Neyens, Faculty, Student, and Alumni Opinions on Eliminating "D's" From the Grading Scale at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy


Senior Standouts

Stephanie Bloch, Business Administration

Emily Bub, Elementary Education

Timothy Chapman, English

Cody Dirks, Physics

Andrew Foster, Economics and Finance

Hollie Godard, Elementary Education

Nicole Green, Biomedical Sciences

Stephanie Green, Elementary Education

Crystal Harris, Psychology

Kayla Hays, English

Jessica Hemann, Business- Marketing

Ashley Henry, Health Education

Kelsey Hines, Speech Pathology

Melissa Landwehr, Special Education

John Luker, Biology

Erica Miller, Industrial Engineering

Brittany Nichting, Biology (Pre-Med)

Eray Ozturk, Industrial Engineering

Darcy Phillips, Speech Pathology

Theresa Pylka, Computer Management and Information Systems

Caroline Riebeling, Applied Mathematics

Nathan Roth, Health Education

Erin Sbarbati, English Literature

Lauren Schaefer, Elementary Education

Jared Schneider, Industrial Engineering

Jenna Schneider, Political Science

Courtney Taube, Elementary Education

Victoria Taylor, Science Education

Allie Tipton, Speech Pathology

Leah Wallace, English Literature

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