Students present Honors Independent Study projects

Students present Honors Independent Study projects

HIS Project: Evan Graf examines behind the scenes of movie production

Honors students take two three-credit independent study courses where they work with a faculty mentor to complete a year-long research project. The final piece of their assessment is a 30-minute oral presentation along with a written research paper, which is open for submission for publication.

Tuesday, April 17

  • 3:30 p.m. — Melanie Koch, Articulation Errors in Distinction with Pamela Smith
  • 4 p.m. — Elizabeth Lee, Health Care Needs in Nicaragua with Elisabeth Culver
  • 4:30 p.m. — Sara Cheatwood, How Susceptible is a College Student’s Life to Identity Theft? with Michael Shapeero
  • 5 p.m. — Emily Levitin, The Great Depression and the Great Recession: A Comparative Analysis with Victoria Geyfman

Monday, April 23

  • 1:30 p.m. — Evan Graf, Movie Production: Behind the Scenes with Jason Genovese
  • 3:30 p.m. — Kathryn Young, Video Social Stories via Apple iPad for Children with Autism with Pamela Smith

Tuesday, April 24

  • 3:30 p.m. — Vanessa Martin, Temperature Metonymies for Emotions in Preschool-Age Children with John Waggoner
  • 4 p.m. — Tricia Forgit, Deceptions in Relationships with Alan Goodboy
  • 4:30 p.m. Danielle Walsh, Priming and Lexical Decisions in Bilingual Persons with Pamela Smith
  • 5 p.m. — Sarah Szczepanski, Best Practices Pertaining to the Learning Styles of Students Enrolled in University Level German I Course with Robert Gates and Luke Springman

Honors Research

Wednesday, April 25

  • 2:30 p.m. — Megan Koontz, Edith Fetherston: A 20th Century American Naïve Artist with Christine Sperling
  • 3 p.m. — Jarrid Dekovitch, The Effects of Student Spending on the Local Business Economy with Aberra Senbeta
  • 3:30 p.m. — Zachary Rothweiler, Minimization and Generalization of Sorting Networks with Drue Coles

Wednesday, May 2

  • 2:30 p.m. — Sarah Gorr, What Current Educators Know about the Theory of Multiple Intelligences with David Walker
  • 3 p.m. — Amanda Machey, Teachers Perceptions on Mobile Learning in the Classroom Setting with David Magolis
  • 3:30 p.m. — Kayla Binger, Uncertainty in Illness of Diabetics Living in Rural Communities with Joan Miller
  • 3:30 p.m. — Jamie O’Neill, Uncertainty in Illness of Diabetics Living in Suburban Communities with Joan Miller
  • 4 p.m. — Brittany Vaszlavik, Social Support, Stress, and Loneliness in College Freshmen with Faith Warner

Thursday, May 3

  • 3:30 p.m. — Morganne McCartney, Teaching Culture through Music with Amarilis Hidalgo de Jesus
  • 4 p.m. — John Shilpetski, Crowdsourcing Creative Writing and Digital Literature with Stephanie Schlitz
  • 4:30 p.m. Jamie Keister, Spirituality and Religiosity Among Children Coping with Cancer and their Patients with Joan Miller
  • 5 p.m. — Brittany Bohach, Analysis of Influences of Spanish-Speakers on an Area’s Medical Treatment Methods Dealing with Speech-Language Pathology with Patricia Dorame-Holoviak
  • 5:30 p.m. — Sarah Vandegriff, Undergraduate Students’ Attitudes and Perceptions of Mobile Learning with David Magolis