Welcome to the Fall 2017 RC Academic Symposium

December 8, 2017 – A Celebration of the Liberal Arts

WELCOME PARTICIPANTS

Academic Symposium began in 1999 when seniors were invited to Dr. Beth VanRheenan’s home to present their capstone projects and became institution wide in 2003. Now this event occurs twice a year and provides a variety of formats for all Rochester College seniors to present capstone projects. Conference-style presentations are reserved for senior capstone projects. During the poster session both senior capstone projects and supplemental research is displayed on a 3’ x 4’ poster and the authors summarize their works to approaching viewers. All abstracts or internship summaries are published in the Academic Symposium abstract booklet.

Important Dates and Deadlines:

  • March 15th Registration Due: All participants. (Formal presentation, printed poster, electronic poster, or in-booklet only.) Titles can be edited in the abstract submission form, write “unknown” if necessary. Fill out the form »  
  • [Date TBA] Photos: All presenters must have a photo taken. Link to sign up coming soon!
  • April 2nd Abstracts/Internship Summaries Due: All participants. (Formal presentation, printed poster, electronic poster, or in-booklet only.) Fill out the form »  
  • April 2, 2018 at 11:10 AM & April 4th at 12:30 PM Poster workshop: Participation requirement varies by class (ask your professor). Attend to gain training professional poster design. Please RSVP by March 31st. Fill out the form »  
  • April 10th Printed Posters Due: Those that are printing a poster, need to turn it in on the Academic Symposium: Guidelines and Submission Moodle forum by midnight (can self-enroll at any time). Tools and templates are also available on Moodle. Any posters that are not received on time will need to be printed and hung up by the student.
  • April 12th Electronic Posters Due: Electronic posters are only for students that are not attending symposium. Posters need to be on 1 slide (.ppt or .pdf) and submitted on the Academic Symposium: Guidelines and Submission Moodle forum by midnight.
  • April 17th Academic Symposium: Posters need to be displayed prior to the poster session. If students print their poster on their own, there will be a board with their names and titles with thumb tacks ready the day of the event. Those doing talks should be early to their time slots so they can upload their presentations. 

Classes Commonly Associated with Academic Symposium:
BIB 4394; BIO 3324; BIO 2214; BUS 4823; ECS 4653; ENG 4533; LDR 4723; MAT 4962; MED 4953; MUS 4601; NSC 4612; NUR 4414; PHI 4813; PSY 4434; PSY 4893; SWK 4893; THE 4813*
*Note that the listing or lack of listing of a course does not mean participation is/is not required. Contact your professor to be sure.
Contact:
For questions concerning Academic Symposium contact the symposium chair at jmatchynski@rc.edu.

SCHEDULE

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Community Christmas Concert, 7:30 p.m. – St. Andrews Church

The Rochester A Cappella Chorus will give make its annual appearance at the Community Christmas Concert at St. Andrew’s Church on Inglewood St. in Rochester.

 

Friday, December 8, 2017

 “Let There Be Peace on Earth” Concert, 8:00 p.m. – St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

The Rochester College Alumni Chorus will perform with the Rochester Symphony Orchestra in this Christmas Concert at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church on Romeo St. in Rochester. Tickets available at the door.

 

Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2:00 p.m. – ALT Theatre

The Marvelous Wonderettes by Roger Bean. This smash off-Broadway hit introduces Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts, as they attend their 1958 Springfield High School prom. First learn about their lives and loves, as the girls sing classic ‘50s hits including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” and “Lipstick on Your Collar.” In act two, the Wonderettes reunite to take the stage and perform at their ten-year reunion. The girls reveal the highs and lows they have experienced in the past decade and are charmed to find that no matter what life throws their way, they will conquer it together. Featuring over 30 classic ’50s and ’60s hits, The Marvelous Wonderettes will keep the audience smiling in this must-take musical trip down memory lane!

 

Friday, December 8th

Business 1 Presentation: 9:45-11:00 a.m. – Auditorium East

  • Elliot Ackerman, Brandon, G. Anderich, Dean Gordon, Griffin Holt: Tesla Motors

 

Concurrent Session A: 11:10 a.m – 12:25 p.m.

Business 2 – Auditorium East

  • Samuel K. Berry, Matthew E. Gross, Frederico M. Prest, Abigail C. Wasil, Christopher Williford: Arctic Cat

Mathematics 1 & Leadership 1– Ham Library 112

  • Emily A. Hall & Breanna S. Bianchi: Growth Mindset
  • Michele M. Demski: The Diplomat Madeleine Albright: First Woman to become U. S. Secretary of State

Biology 1—Ham 115

  • Nicholas A. Buccellato: Effects of Carbohydrates on Blood Glucose Levels
  • Kyle William Truscott: The Effects of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion

 

Concurrent Session B: 1:10 – 2:25 p.m.

Business 3 – Auditorium East

  • Marisa Jurczak, Jenn Parker, Amanda Pipesh: Constellation Brands

Mass Communication 1 – Ham Library 112

  • Katelyn R. Breton: How Teen Mom Has Negative Influences on Teenage Women
  • Elisha N. R. Eubanks: Media and Politics
  • Kellie C. Hayes: Ethics: Advertisement Violent Video Games to Teens and Children
  • MacKenzie R. Ings: The Power of Suggestion in “The Little Mermaid”
  • Sarah D. Luckadoo: Snow White: A Bad Role Model For Girls?

History I– Ham Library 113

  • Jonathon M. Hogan: The Effects of the Norman Conquest: An Analysis of Post-Conquest Britain
  • Elizabeth Warner: The Impact of Society on the Leadership Styles of George Washington and Napoleon Bonaparte

General Science 1 – Ham Library 115

  • Ashlee M. Holland: Type I Juvenile Diabetes
  • Troy S. Justice: Battling the New Age of Street Drugs

 

Concurrent Session C: 2:35– 3:50 p.m.

Business 4 – Auditorium East

  • Lauren Ellis, Sharion Hopson, Tia M. Jackson, Deven Kulkarni: Ford Motor Co.

 

Psychology 1 – Auditorium West

  • Maureen Bennett: Feminine Perception of Comic Centric Heroine Art
  • John F. Der-Ghazarian: Examining Smartphone Attachment Between Urban and Rural Zip Codes
  • Brittany N. Maul: The Effects of the Menstrual Cycle on Levels of Anxiety, Depression, and Self-Esteem in Female to Male Transgender Individuals

Mass Communication 2 – Ham Library 112

  • Ryan T. McEvoy: Why Net Neutrality is Important
  • Amanda Jane Rogers: Marvel Makes Captain America a Hydra Agent
  • Chelsea E. Steier: Discrimination Against Pit Bulls
  • Emily A. Valin: Sexual Objectification by Tom Ford
  • Richard D Yager II: The Influence of Video Games on a Child’s Psychosocial Behaviors

Ministry 1 – Ham Library 113

  • Stephanie E. Morris: Community Involvement
  • Lukas J. Setzler: Adaptive Leadership in the Church

English– Ham Library 115

  • Chelsea Payton: Blood Memories

Poster Session I: 3:55– 4:20 p.m. – Hallway of Ham Library

Poster Session II: 4:20– 4:45 p.m. – Hallway of the Ham Library

Ministry 2 Presentations: 4:50– 6:05 p.m. – Ham Library 113

  • Kyle Murphy: Clarifying the Identity of a Church
  • Erika Schmeck: Sons and Daughters in the New Creation
  • Alvin Thomas Contrasting Leadership in the Book of Acts with the Indian Community in the Metro-Detroit Area

 

Poster Session I: 

History:

  • Jonathon M. Hogan: A View of Post-Conquest England: Its Changes, Continuities, and Impact

Interdisciplinary Studies:

  • Keearra Brown: An Invisible Hunger
  • Taylor Hice: Social Comparisons on Social Media Causes People to “Nosedive”   

Psychology:

  • Zachary R. Bourcier & Heather Siedhoff: Demonstration of Visual Perception and Illusion and How Loss of Visual Cortex Function Results in Visual Decline.
  • Jade D. Smith & Veronica Moore: Demonstration of temporary re-wiring of sensorimotor perception to adopt a rubber hand

Theatre:

  • Malina J. Lyons: Acting and the Union of the Body, the Mind, and the Soule
  • Samantha Rose DeVries: Wit: Becoming a Vessel for Truth Through Research and Art

 

Poster Session II:          

English:

  • Chelsea M. Payton: Blood Memories

General Science:       

  • Ashlee M. Holland: Type I Juvenile Diabetes
  • Troy S. Justice: Battling the New Age of Street Drugs

Interdisciplinary Studies:

  • Rubiana Goskolli: The Psychology of Eating and Fitness

Musical Theatre:

  • Nicole J. Mullaly: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Capstone Project

Psychology:

  • Maureen Bennett: Feminine Perception of Comic Centric Heroine Art
  • John F. Der-Ghazarian: Examining Smartphone Attachment Between Urban and Rural Zip Codes
  • Brittany N. Maul: The Effects of the Menstrual Cycle on Levels of Anxiety, Depression, and Self-Esteem in Female to Male Transgender Individuals

 

Electronic Posters: 

Early Childhood Studies:

  • Renee C. Clark: Learning Beyond the Horizon
  • Patricia D. Horton: One Love Early Childhood Learning Center
  • Jennifer A. Maddock: Early Education Grant Proposal
  • Casey L. Miller: The Real Cost of Early Childhood Development: Funding for Early Education Centers

Leadership:

  • Chrissy R. Demkin: The Leadership of Jesus Christ
  • Elisa T. Eldeir: Mother Teresa: A True Saint
  • Danielle Frances Krolczyk: Together We Lead
  • Katie M. Kudialis: The Legendary Leadership of Bill Gates
  • Joyce E. Murray: Nelson Mandela: A Definition of a Pinnacle Leader
  • Linda M. Quast: John C. Maxwell: Defining Leadership
  • Lateisha T. Shaffer-Kirkland: Michelle Obama: A Phenomenal Woman & Leader

Mass Communication:

  • Guy Courts: Russian Disruption

Psychology:

  • Sophia B. Kendra: Schizophrenia and Treatment, Perceptions from Within: A Qualitative Review