Academic Showcase

Celebration of Excellence

Hastings College is celebrating excellence on Tuesday, April, 19, 2016, by combining Academic Showcase and Honors Convocation into a day-long event recognizing high achievement by students and faculty.

Classes are cancelled for the day so students have the opportunity to join in.

Abbreviated Schedule (see full schedule below)

Monday, April 18

  • 7:00-9:00 p.m. – Academic Showcase experiential learning presentations

Tuesday, April 19 – Celebration of Excellence

  • 9:00 a.m. – Welcome Session (chapel)
  • 10:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. – Academic Showcase Presentations
  • 3:30 p.m. – Honors Convocation (chapel)
  • 5:30 p.m. – Who’s Who Celebration Dinner (invitation only; Barrett Alumni Center)

Academic Showcase 2016

During Academic Showcase, students, faculty, staff, parents and community members enjoy and learn from fascinating student research presentations.

All activities are open to the public, and time is available to ask questions.

Monday, April 18 — Travel and Experiential Presentations 

7:00-7:30 p.m.

  • Wilson Auditorium: Amanda Miller — “The Irish Coast Guard: Visual Representation”
  • Daugherty Center: Laurel Teal — “From The Hill to Ho Chi Mihn City: Vietnam War Memory as Experienced by a Congressional Intern Turned Tourist”

7:45-8:15 p.m. 

  • Wilson Auditorium: Logan Ellis — “Wisdom of the Ages: Conversations with Monks about Spiritual Fortitude and Spiritual Renewal”
  • Daugherty Center: Kali Odd, Natalie Bernero, Haley Gebers & Madeline Boehlke — “Beyond the Textbook: The Southeast Asia Experience”

8:30-9:00 p.m. 

  • Wilson Auditorium: Emilie Barnes — “Pressing Pages: Interning with the HC Press”
  • Daugherty Center: Nicole Delphia, Nick Musgrave, Leon Brudy & Aika Hughes — “A Lesson in Global Citizenship: Diplomacy and Collaboration at National Model United Nations”
Tuesday, April 19 — Academic Showcase Day and Honors Convocation

9:00 a.m. 

  • French Memorial Chapel: “Donuts for the Dean’s List” Opening Meeting 

10:00-10:30 a.m. 

  • HSU Room C: Brian Whetstone — “The Persistence of Feme Covert: Uncovering Women’s History in Historic House Museums”
  • Wilson Auditorium: Kali Odd — “Johny Odd: My Father, My Superhero”
  • Daugherty Center: Kayla Nelson — “Dismantling the Horrific Beast: A Proposal for a Complex Market Analysis of the Sex Trafficking Industry”

10:45-11:15 a.m. 

  • HSU Room C: Justin Burr — “Diversity of Escherichia coli in Different Cattle Production Environments and its Relationship with Antibiotic Resistance”
  • Wilson Auditorium: Anna Griggs, Justin Arends & Garret Delphia — “What’s Your Status?: An Investigation of Privacy Disclosure Among DACA Status Immigrants”
  • Daugherty Center: Laura Gregory — “’Wheresoever she was, there was Eden’ A Critical Look at Mark Twain’s Pastoral Garden of Eden”

11:30-12:00 p.m.

  • HSU Room C: Christina Zarek — “Differential Expression of Genes in the Liver Associated with Gain and Intake in Beef Steers”
  • Wilson Auditorium: Eunice Adounkpe — “I had to be Grateful: Beauty and the Intersectionality of Street Harassment” 
  • Daugherty Center: Becca Preisendorf — “From Lambs to Lions: How ‘Images of God’ Impact the Political Activity of Evangelical Protestants”

12:15-1:00 p.m. - HSU Rooms A & B: Luncheon for all presenters and guests

1:00 p.m.- 1:45 p.m. — HSU Lobby Poster Sessions

  • Molly Mitchell & Brooke Appelhans — Tardigrade Population Density Based on Extreme Weather Conditions within Varying Habitats of South-Central Nebraska”
  • Julie Wilcox — “Social Changes in the Balkan Region”
  • Julia Thibault — “The Use of Synthetic Peptide Vn96 in Exosome Purification and Protein Loading” 

2:00-2:30 p.m.

  • HSU Room C: Madeline Svoboda — “The Relationship Between Undergraduate Major and Aspects of Emotional Intelligence” 
  • Wilson Auditorium: Andrew Boge — “Are You Batman?: Donald Trump’s Archetypal Political Appeals”

2:45-3:15 p.m.

  • HSU Room C: Allie Belitz — “The Prophet of the Ruined Abbey: Irish Identity, Nationalism, and the Gothic”
  • Wilson Auditorium: Kristin Remm — “Disasters and National Crisis: An Analysis of Emergency Management”

3:30 p.m. - Honors Convocation

  • French Memorial Chapel

5:30-7:00 p.m.

  • Barrett Alumni Center: Dinner for Who’s Who recipients and parents