Second Annual Academic Symposium

April 2, 2013
Celebrating the Intellectual Mission of Eastern Nazarene College

The Provost and Honors Scholar Committee of Eastern Nazarene College presents the second annual Academic Symposium, April 15 and 16, 2013 in the Mann Student Center.

Monday, April 15
6:15pm – Reception, Hebrews Caf‚

7:00pm – Keynote Address, Ruth Cameron Auditorium
The Holiness of Shattered Integrity: Reconsidering Christian Excellence – Professor Eric Severson

8:00pm – Presentation and Discussion, Ruth Cameron Auditorium
An Introduction to Open Access: Implications for ENC – Susan Watkins and Erin McCoy

Tuesday, April 16
10:00am-12:00pm – Poster Presentations, Hebrews Caf‚
PID-Controlled Solar Tracker – Payne Ford
Analyzing Anomalies in the Ionosphere above Haiti Surrounding the 2010 Earthquake – Michael O’Brien
Total Electron Content (TEC) Variations and Correlation with Seismic Activity over Japan – Joe Hammerstrom
Rehearsal and Prospective Memory – Mixi Lopez
Learning Commons Assessment – Brenna Campbell and Sarah Shute
Forming Perceptions of Creativity: A Question of Bias – Thao Vu
The Bystander Effect: Consequences of Affiliation between the Victim and Bystander – Ketura Moise
– How to Be a Better Thinker: Three Posters Applying Cognitive Psychology to the Life of a Student
– Optimizing Cross-Correlation on Graphics Processing Units in Radio Astronomy with Gauss’ Complex Multiplication Algorithm – John Keller

10:30am-12:00pm – Conference Talks, Session I, Ruth Cameron Auditorium
Going Green: Analysis and Recommendations for Environmental Conservation Practices at ENC – Katelyn Brinegar and Ryan Piesco
Beside Still Waters: The Ecology of Vernal Pools – Prof. Jonathan E. Twining
Financial Advising on Charitable Organizations – Ryan Piesco

1:00pm-3:00pm – Conference Talks, Session II, Ruth Cameron Auditorium
Earthquake Prediction Proof of Concept Study from Detection Electromagnetic Emissions Transmitted from Earthquake Regions (DEMETER) Satellite Data – Prof. Pierre-Richard J. Cornely
Quincy Crisis Center Leadership Project – Michelle Lombardi
The Grand Ole Opry vs. The National Barn Dance – Austin Steelman
Where Did You Hear That? Rumors and Risk-Taking in Adult College Students – Prof. Brian Massey, Prof. Nancy Ross, Timothy Luz, Morgan Goodney, Thao Vu, and Ian Parnaby

3:00pm-3:30pm – Coffee Break

3:15pm-5:30pm – Conference Talks, Session III, Ruth Cameron Auditorium
From Page to Stage: August Strindberg’s Religious Struggle in Pariah Theatre Company’s “Or Dreaming…” – Prof. Tara Brooke Watkins
Something New About Caffeine That Sparkles and Is Not Brown – Sam Son
Public Health Policy as a Social Injustice: A Progressive Era Example – Prof. Ben Cater
Religion and Innovation in Human Affairs – Prof. Donald Yerxa

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Dr. Eric Severson kicked off the Symposium with his Monday evening keynote talk on Christian excellence

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Provost Timothy Wooster talks with Sarah Shute about her psychology research

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Austin Steelman (13) presents on “The Grand Ole Opry vs. The National Barn Dance”

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Professors Marianna Krejci-Papa and Laurie Giles discuss Mixi Lopez’s (13) memory experiment

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Dr. Severson (r) talks with seniors Michael O’Brien (l) and Joseph Hammerstrom (c)