Mount Mercy’s Pathways to Scholarship campaign showcases these projects, along with a variety of academic achievements, vibrant poster displays and interactive demonstrations, during the Scholarship Festival on April 30, 2014.
10:00 - 10:50 a.m., University Center, Room 110
|• Aaron Lacy (Biology): Water Purification: Lessons Learned from First-Year Chemistry Students|
|• Kristy Lueken (Nursing): Artifacts of the Holocaust|
• Haley Sprague (Human Resource Management): Holocaust Museums
11:00 - 11:50 a.m., Betty Cherry Heritage Hall
|• Nathan Stern & Dr. April Dirks-Bihun (Social Work): Courageous Conversations and Cross-Cultural Mentoring on a University Campus|
|• Rebecca Louison & Dr. Dennis Dew (Psychology): Student Attributions of Causality in Academic Settings|
|• Allison Roe & Dr. Joe Nguyen (Chemistry): Potential Sustainable Production of Biodiesel|
12:00 - 12:50 p.m., Betty Cherry Heritage Hall
|• Aaron Kriz Ackman (Political Science/Human Resource Management): Minimum Wage Effects on Employment Rates|
|• Lauren Statenzi et al. (Psychology): Examining Associations Between Allergies, Neurodevelopment, and Autistic Symptoms in Children|
|• James Estipona (Biology): Discovering Candidate Genes Causing Glaucoma by Identifying Proteins that Interact with SH3XD2B|
1:00 - 1:50 p.m., Betty Cherry Heritage Hall
|• Kristina Mione (English): "What's Important"|
|• Jonathan Fields (English): "Life"|
|• Alaina Kote (English and History): "Little Things: A Ghazal"|
• Abby Klaassen (English and Education): "Chasing the Night"
• Maddy Jones (Communication): "The Pond"
Winners of the Mount Mercy Creative Writing Contest for High School Juniors
• 1st - Sara Lyon (Mount Vernon): "A Wish Too Late"
• 2nd - Christine Stuppi (Springville): "Untitled"
• 3rd - Lauren Clapp (Iowa City Regina): "Seven"
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., University Center Commons
|• Adam Coats & Virginia Brust (Biology): Home Range and Habitat Usage of Hatchling and Juvenile Ornate Box Turtles in Iowa|
|• Katelyn Domeyer (Nursing): Rehabilitating Stroke Patients with Acupuncture|
|• Zachary Fritz (Biology): Utilization of Electron Microscopy to Characterize Dual Infections in Host Cells|
|• Tyler Hartley, Rebecca Louison, and Brooke Martin (Psychology): The Effect of Personality of a Potential Long-Term Romantic Partner on Women's Selection|
|• Rebecca Louison (Psychology), Nikola Utinkova (English/Philosophy/Journalism), and McKenna Sexton (Biology): Criterion-related Validity of the Subscales of the Emotional Regulation During Test Taking Scale for Predicting Test Anxiety|
|• Jennifer Noe (Nursing): Probiotic Treatment with Antibiotic Use|
|• Paul Pfister and Samuel Renning (Computer Science): Encryption in a Parallel Programming Environment: pEncrypter|
|• Mattew Purl (Biology) and Nicolas Wilson (Nursing): Far from Home: Using 87Sr/86Sr Isotope Ratios to Understand Mobility Patterns in Prehistoric Spain|
|• Megan Schulte (Nursing): Midwifery|
|• McKenna Sexton (Biology): Towards the Characterizations of Essential Herpesvirus Interactions|
|• Lauren Statezni, Emilie Jacobson, Kara Oakley, Brooke Martin, Allison Varner, Anna Tatman, Brenna Carlyle (Psychology, Biology, Social Work, Nursing): Examining Associations Between Allergies and Physical and Psychological Development in Children|
|• Tessa VanDeWalle (Nursing): Allowing Fevers in Burn Patients|
|• Sadie Wasmund (Criminal Justice): Factors Influencing Students' Need for Cognition: A Longitudinal Investigation|
|• Adam Wright (Political Science): Do Voters Remain Incumbents in Municipal Elections After a Natural Disaster?|
12:00 - 12:50 p.m., University Center, Room 110
Kyla Lindley, Rebecca Louison, Allison Roe, McKenna Sexton, Megan Timm, Nikola Utinkova and moderator Dr. Ron Feldt
2:00 - 2:50 p.m., Betty Cherry Heritage Hall
|• Veselin Karagyaurov (Political Science/International Studies) How the Process of Regime Change Affects the Level of Violence
|• Sadie Wasmund (Criminal Justice) Empowering Victims of Domestic Violence
|• Abby Klaassen (English/Education): Marriage as an Allegory of Destruction in Jane Eyre and The Wild Sargasso Sea|
3:00 - 3:50 p.m., University Center, Room 110
|• Jeremy Cline (Biology): Genetic Analysis of Putative Cell Division in Escherichia Coli|
|• Valerie Loudenback (Criminal Justice): How to Be a Flapper Girl: A Story in Pictures|
• Kristi Bonert (Elementary Education): The Holocaust: A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words