Through a series of presentations, travelogues and posters, Hastings College students will explore their inner scholar.
Each year, Academic Showcase celebrates the original research students complete during the academic year. Festivities kick off on Wednesday, April 9 at 7 p.m. in the Wilson Center Auditorium as students discuss their study abroad and internship experiences. The academic celebration continues on Thursday, April 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in various locations on campus. All the presentations are free and open to the public. The full schedule follows.
Wednesday, April 9
Wilson Center Auditorium (714 E. 9th Street)
7:00 p.m. Sam Gentry, a junior from Lincoln, Neb., traveled to Ireland
“The Waves of Western Ireland”
7:30 p.m. Kaitlyn Baucom, a junior from Colorado Springs, Colo., traveled to Ireland
“Navigating the Irish Coast: An Insight into Ireland and the Sea”
8:00 p.m. Kaitlin Grode, a senior from Omaha, Neb., traveled to Ireland
“A Comparison of Publishing Houses in Ireland and the United States”
8:30 p.m. Dae Hemphill, a senior from Bayfield, Colo.
Tonette Gonzalez-Hunter, a sophomore from Guide Rock, Neb.
Joey Kemler, a junior from Omaha, Neb.
Rachel Lee, a junior from Windsor, Colo.
Mirae Nakouzi, a junior from North Platte, Neb.,
Linus Platzer, an international student from Muenster, Germany; and
Makayla Wendlend., a junior from Arapahoe, Neb., all traveled to New York City
“Forging Global Alliances: Practicing Diplomacy at the National Model United Nations”
9 p.m. Emily Case, a senior from Gibbon, Neb., traveled to New Mexico
“Capturing the Past: Exploring the Essence of the Southwest through Documentary Photography”
9:30 p.m. Andrea Bierman, a sophomore from Omaha, Neb.
Amanda Downey, a senior from Benkelman, Neb.
Emily Wright, a senior from Bridgeport, Neb.
Christina Zarek, a sophomore from Grand Island, Neb., all traveled Ghana
Thursday, April 17
Daugherty Center (716 N. Turner Ave.)
9:00 a.m. Abra Misselt, a freshman from Elkhorn, Neb.,
Madeline Sharp, a freshman from Omaha, Neb., and
Jordan Colony, a freshman from Omaha, Neb.
“The School-to-Prison Pipeline in Nebraska: A Case Study”
9:45 a.m. Jennifer Zarek, a junior from Grand Island, Neb.
“Impact Assessment of Fundación Mujer: The Role of Microcredit Institutions in Developed Countries”
10:30 a.m. Linus Platzer, an international student from Muenster, Germany
“Going with the Wind? Strategies and Institutional Challenges for Local Wind Power Policy in the US and Germany”
11:15 a.m. Megan Brausam, a senior from Acton, Calif.
“A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Depression Counseling in Ireland and the United States”
1:00 p.m. Emily Johnson, a senior from Victorville, Calif.
“Hungry in the Land of Plenty: A Quantitative Analysis of the Influences of Racial Characteristics and Geographic Space on Food Insecurity and SNAP Participation”
1:45 p.m. Jasmine Khamouna, a senior from Curtis, Neb.
“A Cross-cultural Examination of Food Insecurity”
2:30 p.m. Nick Masada, a junior from Lincoln, Neb.
“No Such Thing as a Free Lunch: The Impact of School Food on Our Students”
Wilson Auditorium (714 E. 9th Street)
9:00 a.m. Laurel Teal, a freshman from Castle Rock, Colo.
“The Even Flow: ‘90s Alternative Grunge and the Post-Cold War Reaction”
9:45 a.m. Jocelyn Delgado, a junior from Brighton, Colo.,
Mirae Nakouzi, a junior from North Platte, Neb., and
Madeline Sharp, a freshman from Omaha, Neb.
“Children’s Activity in Nature is Beneficial . . . But Do You Know Why?”
10:30 a.m. Trina Knight, a senior from Hastings, Neb.
“Are the Lambs Still Screaming? Debunking Myths Surrounding Psychopathy Using the Case of Hannibal Lecter”
11:15 a.m. Sierra Walker, a junior from Gering, Neb.
“Send in the Clowns: A Rhetorical Analysis of Latin America’s Use of Traffic-Directing Mimes”
1:00 p.m. Jose Jimenez, a senior from Lexington, Neb.
“From ‘At Risk’ to ‘At-Promise’: Increasing Students’ Perceptions of the Value of Academics”
1:45 p.m. Makayla Wendland, a junior from Arapahoe, Neb.
“Out-of-Classroom Relationships: Faculty Impact on Student Success”
2:30 p.m. Ethan Richardson, a senior from Omaha, Neb.
“Video Games: A Writer’s Perspective”
Hazelrigg Student Union, Room C (705 E. 9th Street)
9:00 a.m. Christina Zarek, a sophomore from Grand Island, Neb.
“Comparison of the Corn Rootworm Beetle in Nebraska and Ghana”
9:45 a.m. Jackie Lemmer, a senior from Chambers, Neb.
“The Agricultural and Farming Crisis of the 1980s: A Case Study of Holt County, Nebraska”
10:30 a.m. Sarah Wolf, a senior from Hastings, Neb.
“Pop Culture, Gender, and Democracy: South Korean P’ungmul Music”
11:15 a.m. Dakota Ghegan, a freshman from Omaha, Neb., and
Logan Ellis, a sophomore from Beaver City, Neb.
“Isolation: A 21st Century Hell”
1:00 p.m. Kyle Chesterman, a senior from Beaver City, Neb.
“What the Health? A Commentary on Patient-Provider Communication”
1:45 p.m. Jared Buskirk, a senior from Holdrege, Neb.
“Dr. Wormlove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Vermicomposting”
Poster Presentations Hazelrigg Student Union Lounge (705 E. 9th Street)
Display: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Poster presenters will be available for questions and answers at 2:30 p.m.
Zachary Heard, a senior from Mead, Colo.
“Effect of Chlorpyrifos and Atrazine Exposure on the White Blood Cell Differentials of Sprague-Dawley Rats in Fetal Development”
Brook Snyder, a junior from Mitchell, Neb., and
Erin Baldridge, a junior from Hershey, Neb.
“Foraging Time for Scirius niger relative to Bur Oak Seeds and Corn”