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Academic Showcase

Celebration of Excellence

Hastings College is celebrating excellence on Tuesday, April, 25, 2017, with Academic Showcase and Honors Convocation becoming a day-long event recognizing high achievement by students and faculty. Additionally, a food drive for the Crimson Cupboard, the campus food pantry, will take place in conjunction with the day's events.

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

Abbreviated Schedule (see full schedule below)

Monday, April 24

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

Tuesday, April 25 – 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) - and streaming live on Facebook
  • 5:00 p.m. – Who’s Who Celebration Dinner (invitation only; Hazelrigg Student Union)

Academic Showcase 2017

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.

The full schedule is below or find it and abstracts in this .pdf.

Monday, April 24 — Travel and Experiential Presentations 

7:00-7:30 p.m.

  • Daugherty Center: Madelyn Smith — "Medical Case Study: 30 Days in the OR"
  • Wilson Auditorium: Sam Bennett and Joshua Hulbert — "Pocket Movies: DIY Filmmaking"
  • HSU Room C: Kelly Kruse — "Reporting Live from Ireland"

7:45-8:15 p.m.

  • Daugherty Center: Emilie Barnes — "Publishing 'Cross the Pond'"
  • Wilson Auditorium: Hannah Morine — "To the Cliffs of Moher and Beyond: The Macroeconomic Effect of Tourism in the Republic of Ireland"
  • HSU Room C: Alexis Ferguson, Victoria Hervey, Rebecca Riley and Taylor Van Pelt — "Model United Nations: A Pathway to Collaboration"

8:30-9:00 p.m.

  • Daugherty Center: Joseph Prickett — "Mirror Images of Contested Identity: Reflections on a Semester Abroad in Post-Brexit U.K. Amidst the 2016 Presidential Election"
  • Wilson Auditorium: Ashten Hernandez, Molly Hoff and McKenna Reed — "Finding Amantaní" 
  • HSU Room C: Chandler Fielder and Blaine Morrow — "Multicultural Education in Jackson, Mississippi"
Tuesday, April 25 — Academic Showcase Day and Honors Convocation

9:00 a.m. 

  • French Memorial Chapel: “Donuts for the Dean’s List” Opening Meeting
         Featuring a performance by Mariachi Carmesi Y Blanco 

10:00-10:30 a.m.

  • Daugherty Center: Alli Kennon — "Real Men Do Rape: A Poetry Program"
  • Wilson Auditorium: Marcus Brown — "Flame Dynamics within Gas
    Turbine Engines"
  • HSU Room C: Natalie Bernero— "Cracking Codes: The Secret Behind
    RSA Cryptography"

10:45-11:15 a.m.

  • Daugherty Center: Nick Musgrave — "The Frenchman from County Clare: James B. Blackwell and National Identity in the Late Eighteenth Century"
  • Wilson Auditorium: Hannah Moody— "'I'm Not a Dog—So Please Don't Whistle': Implementing a Public Service Campaign to Fight the Negative Effects of Street Harassment"
  • HSU Room C: Cody Newlun — "A Step into the Future: The Study of Piezoelectric Transducers in an Effort to Produce Electrical Energy from Footsteps"

11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

  • Daugherty Center: Alyx Olney — "Personal Finance Literacy and College Students: What They Don't Know Can Hurt"
  • Wilson Auditorium: Miranda Aschoff — "Breaking Down Gender Roles in Alice Monro's 'Meneseteung' and 'Hold Me Fast, Don't Let Me Pass'"
  • HSU Room C: Carly Spotts-Falzone — "Exporting Hate: The United States Influence on the Nazi Regime"

12:15-1:00 p.m.

  • HSU Rooms A & B: Luncheon for all presenters and guests
         Featuring a performance by men's a cappella group 1-2-5

1:00-1:45 p.m. - HSU Lobby: Poster Session — Items for the Crimson Cupboard food drive will be collected during this time

  • Natalee Hanway — "Can't Liberals Be Intolerant Too?"
  • Victoria Hervey and Rebecca Riley — "Does Gender Matter?"
  • Anthony Cloyd — "Impact of DNA Repair Genes on Cytotoxicity of Gemcitabine"
  • Liz Tidwell — "Conversion of Phosphatidylcholine to Phosphatidic Acid using Phospholipase D for Human α1 Glycine Receptor Studies"
  • Anna Griggs — "The Effect of Childhood Mental Illness on Family Communication"
  • Kimberly Spartz and Aika Uchiyama-Hughes — "El Camino de Santiago: Experience Cultures from Around the World"

2:00-2:30 p.m.

  • Daugherty Center: Andrew Boge — "'Why Is Our Bread So Damn White?':The Racial History of White Bread"
  • Wilson Auditorium: Nathan Jensen — "The Changing Voice"
  • HSU Room C: Sam Bennett — "The Unheralded World of Independent Baseball"

2:45-3:15 p.m.

  • Daugherty Center: Laurel Teal — "Dead Microphones: The Republican Party's Breakdown from History at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland"
  • Wilson Auditorium: Matt Brown — "Comparison Study between One, Two, Three, and Four Bladed Savonius Wind Turbines and an Investigation into Potential Small Scale"
  • HSU Room C: Stephanie Liebsack and Julie Wilcox — "Intersections of Justice, Social Movements, and Media: Black Lives Matter"

3:30 p.m. - Honors Convocation

5:00-7:00 p.m.

  • Hazelrigg Student Union: Dinner for Who’s Who recipients and parents (by invitation only)