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2008 Symposium Schedule


35 scholars to present April 4

for Student Research Symposium


Manchester College scholars studying in a wide range of disciplines will parade their research Friday, April 4 for the annual Student Research Symposium.

The research by the 35 student presenters reflects the breadth of study opportunities at the College: from environmental issues, deep brain stimulation, American Indians at Wounded Knee and reading instruction to United Nations peacemaking missions, river biology and conflict resolution in prisons. Symposium-goers also will learn about ritalinic acid biodegration, Cambodian politics, the optical spectroscopy of GLIMPSE stars, hamstring strength and the impact of religious faith on service learning. And much more.

Several of the competitors have had the honor of presenting their research on a larger scale at state and national gatherings of professional organizations. Each student worked with a faculty mentor in preparing for the 10th annual Student Research Symposium. The presentations are limited to 18 minutes each, plus a question-and-answer session.

The public is invited to the presentations, divided into 10 sessions in various locations in the Science Center on the Manchester College campus. A reception follows at 4:45 p.m. in Flory Auditorium, when the top presenter will receive the Jo Young Switzer Award for Excellence in Writing.

Each session begins promptly at 3 p.m.

2008 Student Research Symposium Schedule

Session I          Science Center 124

Bruce Bainbridge (Biology) Smallmouth Bass (Micropterus dolomieui) of the Eel River near North Manchester Indiana: Life on the Edge


Lindsey bradtmueller (Exercise Science) The Relationship between Hamstring and Quadriceps Strength in Male Collegiate Soccer and Football Athletes


NKECHI ONYEJI (Political Science) Is the Fate of United Nations Peacemaking Missions Dependent on the Actions of the United States?


Session II          Science Center 104

REBECCA FLANDERS (Education) Reader Case Study: An In-depth Exploration of One Teacher’s Journey to becoming a More Effective Reading Instructor, and the Resulting Growth of One Student as a Reader


LEELAND SHAW and JEFF GRABOWSKI (Environmental Studies) Vertical Distribution of Cladocerans and Copepods in Lake Larrew (Kosciusko County, Ind.) in Fall 2007


NATASHA WINE MILLER (Sociology) “Stuck in the Same Boat”: Social Networks among Expatriate Housewives and Mothers Living in Luxembourg


Session III          Flory Auditorium, 2nd Floor of Science Center

GEORGI CHUNEV (Physics) Optical Spectroscopy of GLIMPSE Stars with 8 Micron Infrared Excess


JACOB WENGER, JARED MOBLEY, and EMMA EILTS (Biology) Abundance and Growth of Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides) in an Unexploited Population


JAMES WENTZEL (Exercise Science) The Effects of Guitar Playing between Two Musical Genres on Wrist Flexion Torque


Session IV          Science Center 101

STEPHEN HENDRICK and KAILEY HONN  (Biology) Lake Larrew: An Examination of Primary Productivity in a Northern Indiana Dimictic Lake


DREMA DRUDGE (English) Knitting with a Twisted Finger: The Paradox of Domesticity in “To the Lighthouse”


DARCY DAVIDSON (History) A Good Day to Die: The Occupation of Wounded Knee and the Rise and Fall of the American Indian Movement


Session V          Science Center 204

HOLLY DENEVE (Political Science) Combating Environmental Racism through Grassroots Activism


CHRISTOPHER GREENWOOD (History) The Change in Self Perception of African American Males Caused by their Participation in the American Civil War


Session V          Science Center 204  (continued)

ASHLEE LIGHT (Biology) Water Quality Assessment of Lake Manitou, Rochester, Ind., after a Whole-lake Treatment with Fluridone


Session VI          Science Center 141

ANDREW HAFF (History) “Hell No, We Won’t Go!”: Conscientious Objectors and Draft Registers During the Vietnam War


KELLI GATES (Chemistry) Kinetic Analysis of Ritalinic Acid Biodegradation


NADIA NUBANI (Biology) Pony Creek Biological Monitoring: A Long-term Investigation into the Spatial and Temporal Biological Integrity of a Midwest Agricultural Stream


Session VII          Science Center 202

ERICA HEDGES (Exercise Science) Creatine Supplementation: The Effect on RM Bench Press


UTSAV HANSPAL (Physics) Determination of Brewster’s Angle for Glass and Plastic Using a Polarized Monochromatic Light Source


LINDSEY BRYANT (Psychology) A Qualitative Analysis of the Impact of Religious Faith and Student Experience in Service-learning Course


Session VIII          Science Center 122

SARAH HALL (Peace Studies) Can Former United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld Legally be Tried by Germany under Universal Jurisdiction?


AMY BRICKER, ZACH MILLER, AUBREE WALGAMUTH, and DANIELLE WALKER (Psychology) Education for Conflict Resolution in a Prison Population


KATHERINE BRELJE (Art) The Gandhi Transformation Series


Session IX          Science Center 102

HEATHER HANNAN (Psychology) Comparing Learning Communities to Freestanding Classes


CALEB (DANTE) SAMUEL (Biology) Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery for the Treatment of Movement Disorders Improves the Quality of Life of Patients


Session X          Science Center 103

MARY COX (Peace Studies) Acting under the Influence: The Effects of Elite Political Support on Anti-nuclear Social Movement Organizations


FARIDA ADAM (Political Science) Cambodia: Lack of Democracy and Civic Engagement: A Study of the Relationship between the Khmer Rouge Regime and Present Day Democracy in Cambodia









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