Annual Academic Symposium

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Established in 2012, the Academic Symposium celebrates the intellectual mission of Eastern Nazarene College. Sponsored by the Provost and the Honors Scholar Program, the Academic Symposium provides opportunities for students and faculty to share their research with the entire ENC community. It has become the College’s premiere academic event. To view previous Symposium topics and presentation videos, please visit the Academic Symposium Archive.

The Provost and Honors Scholar Program
presents the fourth annual

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 Azuza 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: "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 Syste
   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

   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

   A Psychobiography of Emma Wat
   Jessica McCaffery

   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
 
   The Persistence of Reductionism in 20th Century Personality Theorists
   Kelsie Griffes  
 
   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, and Advocacy Class
 
   Buddy Bags Advocacy Project
   Dr. Laurie Giles, Assistant Professor of Crime, Law and Justice, and Elise Moran

   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
 
   Particular incident in which patients at the Mbuluzi Leprosy Hospital in Swaziland were secretly growing cannabis
   Dr. William McCoy, Assistant Professor of History
 


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