Annual academic symposium to showcase work of 24 students

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Hannah Canaviri ’12 presents during the 2012 Goshen College Academic Research Symposium. (Photo by Alysha Landis ’12)

Event: 16th annual Goshen College Student Academic Symposium
Date and time: Saturday, April 5, from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Goshen College’s Church-Chapel Rooms 111—114
Cost: Free and open to the public
For more information: www.goshen.edu/honors

The 16th annual Goshen College Student Academic Symposium will be hosted in Goshen College’s Church-Chapel on Saturday, April 5, from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The mission of the symposium is to acknowledge original undergraduate and graduate research that plays an essential role in Goshen’s academic program and to encourage students and faculty to contribute to the larger conversation about knowledge that sustains the academy. The symposium brings together students and faculty members involved in original research and scholarly activity from all disciplines. Besides thesis papers and investigations using the scientific method, presentations include expositions on the creative process and innovative techniques.

Students will present in Church-Chapel Rooms 111—114 according to the following schedule:

Session I (12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.)

12:30 p.m.-12:45 p.m.
Maria A. Bischoff and Juliana Alves da Silva, Reasons for Enrollment at Goshen College, Department of Communication, Church-Chapel 110-111

Yesenia Y. Orellana, The Influence of Latino Religious Community Leaders on the Education of Latino Youth in North Central, Indiana, Center for Intercultural and International Education at Goshen College, Church-Chapel 112-113

12:45 p.m.-1 p.m.
Logan A. Miller, Who Listens to Americana Music and How Do They Do It? Department of Communication, Church-Chapel 110-111

Oscar Kirwa, Preservation of Mara Culture, Maple Scholars Program – Department of History, Church-Chapel 112-113

1 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
Emma J. Ruth
, Pinecraft Community Preservation Project, Department of Sociology, Church-Chapel 110-111

Christian Allebach, A Comparison of Anabaptist and Islamic Environmental Ethics, BCA Program at Philipps-Universität Marburg Germany, Department of Bible, Religion and Philosophy, Church-Chapel 112-113 

1:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Timothy J. Keiderling, Global and National News Awareness at Goshen College, Department of Communication, Church-Chapel 110-111

Elizabeth L. Wittrig, A Partial Peace: Forgiveness and the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Department of Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies, Church-Chapel 112-113

1:30 p.m.-1:50 p.m.
Julianna R. Tennefoss, Case Study on the Effects of Tutoring a First-Grade English Learner, Department of Education, Church-Chapel 110-111

Benjamin J. Pollitt, The Biomechanics of the Golf Swing in an Amateur and Elite Performer, Department of Kinesiology, Church-Chapel 112-113

1:50 p.m.-2:10 p.m. break – refreshments provided for all presenters and audience members

2:10 p.m.-2:25 p.m.
Joelle N. Friesen, Peter and Cornelius: A Revelation for the Church, Department of Bible, Religion and Philosophy, Church-Chapel 110-111

Ezra F. Ocubamichael, Free Press and the Challenges of Securing Peace and Justice-Based Good Governance in the Horn of Africa, Department of Communication, Church-Chapel 112-113

2:25 p.m.-2:40 p.m.
Sunday Mahaja, Twelve Tribes (God’s People), Department of Art, Church-Chapel 110-111

Jacob S. Yoder, Aligning Ideals with Institutional Structures: International Voluntary Services and the Transformative Power of People-to-People Development in Vietnam (1957-1971), Department of History, Church-Chapel 112-113

2:40 p.m.-2:55 p.m.
Peter R. Schrock, The Machiavelli Index: A Flawed Measurement of Voting Power, Maple Scholars Program – Department of Mathematics, Church-Chapel 110-111

Joshua A. Yoder, Fire Decreases Ant Densities in an Ant-Acacia Mutualism, Department of Biological Sciences, Church-Chapel 112-113

2:55 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
Katherine G.N. Miller
, The Beautiful Voice: A Demonstrative Lecture Recital Comparing the National Schools of Singing, Department of Music, Church-Chapel 110-111

Hannah A. Sauder and Nicholas G. Peebles, Perspectives on the Hiring Policy Regarding LGBTQ Employment at Goshen College, Department of Communication, Church-Chapel 112-113

3:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Jessica K. Sprunger
, Influence and Skill: Integrating Found Materials and Imagery into Metalwork, Department of Art, Church-Chapel 110-111

3:30 p.m.-3:40 Break – refreshments provided for all presenters and audience members

Session II (3:40 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.)

3:40 p.m.-3:55 p.m.
Aaron August Kauffmann, Observed Rotifera and Acid Phenomena on Algae (PL3LC) Harvest Potential, Maple Scholars Program – Department of Biological Sciences, Church-Chapel 112-113

3:55 p.m.-4:10 p.m.
Ezra F. Ocubamichael, Technical Challenges and Importance of Developing a Mobile App for Goshen College’s Award-winning WGCS 91.1FM The Globe Radio, Department of Informatics, Church-Chapel 112-113

4:10-4:30 p.m.
Martin L. Banda, Identifying Genetic Suppressors of UNC-53, Maple Scholars Program – Department of Biological Sciences, Church-Chapel 112-113

4:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
Helena A. Neufeld, Exhuming a Poet: Federico Garcia Lorca and Spain’s Continued Healing, Department of Bible and Religion, Church-Chapel 112-113

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