Academic Symposium 2015

Academic Symposium – April 15 and 16, 2015

Wednesday – April 15

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
7:00pm – Ruth Cameron Auditorium

   The Cost of College and the Cost of Discipleship 
Dr. Christopher Noble, Department of English and High Sierra Program at Azusa Pacific University

Thursday – April 16

ENC COLLOQUIUMS – Faculty Lounge, Young Hall

10:00am-noon – ENC Colloquium I
Panel Title: St. Thomas More’s Utopia (1516) at the Crossroads of the Liberal Arts
Chair: Marianna Krejci-Papa, Associate Professor of Language, Theater and Communication Arts

Part I: Thomas More in Intellectual Tradition
First Presenter: Robin Dean, “Thomas More in the Context of Renaissance England”
Second Presenter: Dr. Marianna Krecji-Papa, “A Core Text for All Seasons: Thomas More’s Utopia (1516) as a
Cornerstone for Divergent Modern Disciplines”
Third Presenter: Dr. Karen Henck, Associate Professor of Language, Theater and Communication Arts –
“Imagining Improvements: More’s Utopia, Dystopian Fiction, and the Liberal Arts Student”

Part II: Creative Writing Inspired by Thomas More’s Utopia

Part III: Moderated Discussion – Moderator: Marianna Krecji-Papa
Discussion Topic: What are “core texts” and why are they vital for a liberal arts education? What is the role of
liberal arts today?

1:00pm-3:00pm – ENC Colloquium II
Panel Title: “Storytelling as Craft: Adventures in Reading to Write”
Chair: Kassidy Kelley
Overview: Panel features reading and discussion of intricately crafted student creative work

Part I: Introduction Mini-Lecture – lead by Marianna Krejci-Papa, evaluating the impact deep reading has on the
production of writing
Part II: Creative Writing Inspired by Reading
Part III: Discussions, Questions, Feedback

3:30pm-5:00pm – ENC Colloquium III
Panel Title: “Linguistic and Literary Analysis of Particular Poems” – The Bells, Edgar Allen Poe; Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas; i shall imagine life, E.E. Cummings
Chair: Caitlin Schesser

Part I: Opening Statement
Part II: Linguistic and Literary Analysis of Particular Poems
Part III: Discussion, Questions, Feedback


POSTER PRESENTATIONS – Munro Parlor, 10:00am-Noon

Multipath Interference Simulation and Reduction 
Daniel Burley

Sound of a Mother’s Heart 
Betsy James

Radio Detection And Ranging (RaDAR) Identification System  
Christopher White

7 band Portable Equalizer 
Christopher Preble

GPS Data and Potential Correlation with Seismic Activities
John Hughes

Wireless Mouse Design Based on an Energy Coil System 
Gregory Parenteau

Solar Device Charging Case
Dinesh Manandhar

Synthesis and Shape Control of Cuprous Oxide for Solar Energy Conversion 
Christopher Vatral

The Effects of Meat on the Human Body 
Yahalael Carter

Cardiac Rehabilitation Improves Coronary Blood Flow in African American Patients with Coronary Artery Disease 
Jennifer Glen

Expressive Writing and Stress in College Students 
Elizabeth Aliotta

Discovering the Personality of Emma Watson
Jessica McCaffery

   Grant Writing and the Social Work Profession 
Krystal Holl

   Market Entry Strategy for Ireland 
Leonardo Silva, Jacob Johnson, Tristan Birnstiel, Mikayla Birnstiel, Danielle Bacon, Micah Hobson, Marlon
Blackman, Alex Shaw, Jill Russell, Phuong Nguyen (Anna), Zach Johnson, Jameson MacFarland

   The Adverse Effects of Declining Oil Prices on the Venezuelan National Economy 
Andres Biondi

   Intergroup Bias in Political Orientation 
Kelsie Griffes

   Let’s Talk About Sex: Sexual Discovery, Dishonesty, and Dichotomy in Tennessee Williams and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Hillary Sunberg

   Plaque Morphology and Thickness in Psoriasis Vulgaris Associated with Therapeutic Response 
Samantha Williams

SYMPOSIUM TALKS – Ruth Cameron Auditorium

10:30am-noon – Symposium Talks – Session I

Our Doctrine of Holiness (from the Gould Lecture Series)
Dr. Phil LaFountain, Associate Professor of Theology

Philosophy, Piety, and Popular Magic: Early Modern Demonological Discourse in Old and New England 
Jacob McAuliffe

An Act to Enhance Consumer Protection and Transparency under the Social Work Licensing Law 
Jaime Hultgren

1:00-3:30pm – Symposium Talks – Session II

Counselors’ Perspectives of Positive Psychology for the Treatment of Addiction 
Dr. Stacey L. Barker, Professor of Social Work, and Dr. Amy R. Krentzman

Sexism Hits the Screens, Once Again: How “Mad Men” and “Masters of Sex” teach Americans about the realities of
sexism in the 1950s and today 

Amy Wetzel

Buddy Bags Advocacy Class Project Video 
Dr. Laurie Giles, Assistant Professor of Crime, Law and Justice, with Elise Moran, Doug English, Korie Deen-Sie,
Yahalel Carter, and Sondra Hazelton

Buddy Bags Advocacy Project 
Dr. Laurie Giles, Assistant Professor of Crime, Law and Justice, and Brandyy Fernandes, JD Brecke, and Emily Morin

The Sound of a Mother’s Heart 
Betsy James

Multipath Interference Simulation and Reduction 
Daniel Burley

GPS Data and Potential Correlation with Seismic Activities 
John Hughes

4:00-5:30pm – Symposium Talks – Session III

The Idaho Giant Salamander 
Jonathan Twining, Assistant Professor of Biology

Market Entry Strategy for Ireland 
Leonardo Silva, Jacob Johnson, Tristan Birnstiel, Mikayla Birnstiel, Danielle Bacon, Micah Hobson, Marlon
Blackman, Alex Shaw, Jill Russell, Phuong Nguyen (Anna), Zach Johnson, Jameson MacFarland

Historicizing Headlines: Cannabis, Disease, and the Law in 20th Century Swaziland 
Dr. William McCoy, Assistant Professor of History