Annual academic symposium to showcase work of 23 students

Kate Yoder, a 2015 graduate, presents at the 2015 Academic Syposium
Kate Yoder, a 2015 graduate, presents at the 2015 Academic Syposium

Event: 18th annual Goshen College Student Academic Symposium
Date and time: Saturday, April 2, from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Goshen College’s Church-Chapel Rooms 110—112
Cost: Free and open to the public
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The 18th annual Goshen College Student Academic Symposium will be hosted in Goshen College’s Church-Chapel on Saturday, April 2, from 12:30 to 4:30 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 110 and112 according to the following schedule:

Session I (12:30 p.m. 1:40 p.m.)

12:30 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.

Anya R. Kreider and Sarah J. Hofkamp, “Exploring the Complexities of Imperialism: Our Role on the Northern Cheyenne Nation,” International Education. Church-Chapel 112

12:50 p.m. – 1:05 p.m.

Lynelle M. Leinbach, “Brewing Stereotypes: Apprehension of Partly Dave Coffeehouse, 1966-1975,” Department of History. Church-Chapel 112

1:05 p.m. –1:20 p.m.

Jessica A. Davila, “The effects of the LY215 TGF-B inhibitor on Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma,” Department of Biology. Church-Chapel 112

1:20 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.

Hayley A. Mann and Philip M. Longenecker, “Por un Vito mas saludable: The State of Elementary Education in Vito, Peru,” International Education SST Program. Church-Chapel 112

1:50 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. Break

Session II (1:50 p.m. 2:55 p.m.)

1:50 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.

Jessica A. Davila, Amber N. Mosley, Michael J. Nivens, “Priming and Memory: The Effects of Body Position, a type of Body Language Priming, on Memory of Affectively Connotated Words,” Psychology Productions,” Department of Communication. Church-Chapel 112

Aaron N. George and Olivia M. Ginn, “Gender Differences in Conformity to Group Behavior,” Department of Psychology. Church-Chapel 110

2:05 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.

Jordan R. Waidelich, “Gender Equality in Academia,” Department of Communication. Church-Chapel 112

Anne E. Buckwalter, “Tradition: An Important Cultural Aspect of Jewish Community,” Department of Music. Church-Chapel 110

2:20 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.

Benjamin S. Ganger, “Hamilton: An American Musical,” Department of Music. Church-Chapel 112

Jacob S. Roth, “Synthesis of N-Acylated Phenylalanine and Tyrosine Derivatives as Antimicrobial Agents,” Department of Chemistry. Church-Chapel 110

2:35 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.

David A. Zehr, “Systemic Racism and Mennonites: Genesis of a Conversation, 1968-1974,” Department of History. Church-Chapel 110

2:40 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.

Paul A. Zehr and Christina J. Hofer, “”Gender Parity in GC Theater” Department of Theater. Church-Chapel 112

2:55 p.m. – 3:05 p.m. Break

Session III (3:05 p.m. 4:30 p.m.)

3:05 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.
Joseph B.
Kreider, “Love’s Disport: Intemerate and Carnal Sexuality in Milton’s Paradise Lost,” Department of English. Church-Chapel 112

3:25 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.

Brenner Burkholder and David L. Jantz, “Optical Density Accurately Predicts Dry Mass of Algae Produced in a Buoyant-Lift Photobioreactor,” Department of Biology. Church-Chapel 112

3:40 p.m – 3:55 p.m.

Anneliese U. Baer, “Theodicy and Martyrdom: The Anabaptist Reception of the Book of Job,” Department of Bible and Religion. Church-Chapel 112

3:55 – 4:15 p.m.

Elizabeth Franks-North, “Social Justice in the English Classroom: Investigating the Disconnect Between Theory and Practice,” Department of Education. Church-Chapel 112

4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cassandra M. Sessa, “The Necessity for Change: Promession,” GC Seminar: CORE Program. Church-Chapel 112