Academic Showcase 2014
"Explore your inner scholar."
How do you even do that?
During Academic Showcase, students enjoy and learn from fascinating research presentations by their peers.In fact, classes are cancelled for the day-long celebration of academic success to encourage participation!
In 2014, festivities kick off on Wednesday, April 9 as students discuss their study abroad experiences and unique internships. Presentations continue on Thursday, April 10 (see below). All activities are open to the public, and time is available to ask questions.
For more information on scheduled presentations, you can download a booklet that includes a list of abstracts (.pdf) or download a one-page schedule (.pdf).
Check out our campus map for building locations and parking.
Wednesday, April 9
Travel & Experiential Presentations – Location: Wilson Auditorium
- 7:00 p.m. - The Waves of Western Ireland – Sam Gentry
- 7:30 p.m. - Navigating the Irish Coast: An Insight into Ireland and the Sea – Kaitlyn Baucom
- 8:00 p.m. - A Comparison of Publishing Houses in Ireland and the United States – Kaitlin Grode
- 8:30 p.m. - Forging Global Alliances: Practicing Diplomacy at the National Model United Nations – Dae Hemphill, Tonette Gonzalez-Hunter, Joey Kemler, Rachel Lee, Mirae Nakouzi, Linus Platzer, Makayla Wendlend
- 9:00 p.m. - Capturing the Past: Exploring the Essence of the Southwest through Documentary Photography – Emily Case
- 9:30 p.m. - Exploring Ghana – Andrea Bierman, Amanda Downey, Emily Wright, Christina Zarek
Thursday, April 10
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. – Poster Presentations on display – Hazelrigg Student Union Lounge
- Effect of Chlorpyrifos and Atrazine Exposure on the White Blood Cell Differentials of Sprague-Dawley Rats in Fetal Development – Zachary Heard
- Foraging Time for Scirius niger relative to Bur Oak Seeds and Corn – Brook Snyder and Erin Baldridge
Note: Poster presenters will be available to discuss posters and answer questions at 2:30 p.m.
9:00-9:30 am – Oral Presentations Session I
- The Even Flow: ’90’s Alternative Grunge and the Post-Cold War Reaction – Laurel Teal - Location: Wilson Auditorium
- The School-to-Prison Pipeline in Nebraska: A Case Study – Abra Misselt, Madeline Sharp, Jordan Colony - Location: Daugherty Center
- Comparison of the Corn Rootworm Beetle in Nebraska and Ghana – Christina Zarek - Location: Hazelrigg Student Union, Room C
9:45-10:15 a.m. – Oral Presentations Session II
- Children’s Activity in Nature is Beneficial…but Do You Know Why? – Jocelyn Delgado, Mirae Nakouzi, Madeline Sharp - Location: Wilson Auditorium
- Impact Assessment of Fundación Mujer: The Role of Microcredit Institutions in Developed Countries – Jennifer Zarek - Location: Daugherty Center
- The Agricultural and Farming Crisis of the 1980s: A Case Study of Holt County, Nebraska – Jackie Lemmer - Location: Hazelrigg Student Union, Room C
10:30-11:00 a.m. – Oral Presentations Session III
- Are The Lambs Still Screaming?: Are the Lambs Still Screaming? Hannibal Lecter and the Nature of the Psychopath – Trina Knight - Location: Wilson Auditorium
- Going with the Wind? Strategies and Institutional Challenges for Local Wind Power Policy in the US and Germany – Linus Platzer - Location: Daugherty Center
- Pop Culture, Gender, and Democracy: South Korean P’ungmul Music – Sarah Wolf - Location: Hazelrigg Student Union, Room C
11:15-11:45 a.m.– Oral Presentations Session IV
- Send in the Clowns: A Rhetorical Analysis of Latin America’s Use of Traffic-Directing Mimes – Sierra Walker - Location: Wilson Auditorium
- A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Depression Counseling in Ireland and the United States – Megan Brausam - Location: Daugherty Center
- Isolation: A 21st Century Hell – Dakota Ghegan and Logan Ellis - Location: Hazelrigg Student Union, Room C
1:00-1:30 p.m. – Oral Presentations Session V
- From “At-Risk” to “At-Promise”: Increasing Students’ Perceptions of the Value of Academics – Jose Jimenez - Location: Wilson Auditorium
- Hungry in the Land of Plenty: A Quantitative Analysis of the Influences of Racial Characteristics and Geographic Space on Food Insecurity and SNAP Participation – Emily Johnson - Location: Daugherty Center
- What the Health? A Commentary on Patient-Provider Communication – Kyle Chesterman - Location: Hazelrigg Student Union, Room C
1:45-2:15 p.m. – Oral Presentations Session VI
- Out-of-Classroom Relationships: Faculty Impact on Student Success – Makayla Wendland - Location: Wilson Auditorium
- A Cross-cultural Examination of Food Insecurity – Jasmine Khamouna - Location: Daugherty Center
- Dr. Wormlove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Vermicomposting – Jared Buskirk - Location: Hazelrigg Student Union, Room C
2:30-3:00 p.m. – Oral Presentations Session VII
- Video Games: A Writer’s Perspective – Ethan Richardson - Location: Wilson Auditorium
- No Such Thing as a Free Lunch: The Impact of School Food on Our Students – Nick Masada - Location: Daugherty Center
Sponsored by Alpha Chi and the 2014 Academic Showcase Committee.