Welcome to the Spring 2018 RC Academic Symposium

April 17, 2018 – A Celebration of the Liberal Arts

WELCOME

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 below in the Academic Symposium abstract digital booklet.
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SCHEDULE

Concurrent Session A: 9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

 

Business 1 – Auditorium East

  • Apple: Evan Fisher, Johann M. Hermiz, Kyle J. Richards, Erich Rodrigues-Leite

 

Nursing 1– Auditorium West

  • Deanna Cochran, Melinda Constand, Ashley Hindo, Renee  A. Spicuzza, Aaron M. Thompson, & Kimberly A. Whiteside: Nursing Test Taking Strategies Workshop
  • Trevor T. Deachin, Kacie L. Humiecki, Heather R. Keillor, Emily M. Renta-Villanueva: The Impact of Pre-briefing on Nursing Students’ Simulation Experience, Competency Performance, and Confidence

 

Mass Communication 1 – Ham Library 112

  • Holly Lingenfelter: Remarketing Real Beauty
  • Jacob Clifford: Unethical Photo Manipulation and Reporting During Hurricane Harvey
  • Rachel Murdock: Ethics in Reporting about Children
  • Devon McVettie: Unhate – The Use of Altered Photos

 

Ministry 1 –Ham Library 113

  • Ashleigh Anderson: Baptism: New Life, New Identity
  • John Hogan: The Table and Congregational Identity: A Synthesis of Eucharistic Theology and Organizational Change Theory
  • Grant Groomes: Life Through New Identity

 

Psychology 1—Ham 115

  • Alex Luchenbach-McClellan: How is Self-Efficacy Affected by Birth Order?
  • Hayley Caddell: Five Love Languages and Ethnic Identity

 

Interdisciplinary Studies 1—Richardson Center 117

  • Chad Cook: A Historical and Legal View on Euthanasia
  • Leo Kelly: The History and Development of Affirmative Action

 

Natural Sciences 1– Richardson Center 202

  • Mark Shawnah: Obesity in a Modern World
  • Julia Tucker: Reevaluation of the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cholesterol Related Issues

 

Concurrent Session B: 10:25 – 11:40 a.m.

 

Business 2 – Auditorium East

  • Marriott: Harold H. Cadwell III, Travis I. Harmon, Chad P. Skarjune, Savannah R. Somerville, & Devan D. Watkins               

Nursing 2– Auditorium West

  • Erin L. Dunsmore, Anthony C. Galietti, Katherine E. Steiner, & Summer G. Sumner: Stress Reduction in First Year Nursing Students: The Effects of a Peer Mentoring Program
  • Geanina Buzas, Joseph B. Hartung, Elizabeth J. Martin, Anna G. Palmer, & Michael J. Yousef: Avoiding Forced Retraction During Catheterization of an Uncircumcised Pediatric Male

 

Mass Communication 2 – Ham Library 112

  • Edward Bryant: Mistaken Identity in the Dallas Police Shooting
  • Caitlin Fredericks: The Credibility of Disabilities in Motion Pictures: An Inaccurate Portrayal of Cerebral Palsy in “The Wolf of Wall Street” 
  • Juwon Ogunfeyim: How Social Media can Hurt College Students
  • Zachariah Joseph: Drunken Toast in Connection with Criminal Charges

 

Ministry 2 –Ham Library 113

  • Rory McAllister: The Local Church and Its Neighbors
  • Gabriel Marquez: Church and Empire
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Psychology 2 – Ham Library 115

  • Lauren Boos: Perception of One’s Sense of Humor and its Effect on Self-Esteem
  • Rachel Morgenstern: Music Key Preferences Based on Introversion and Emotional Empathy

 

Natural Sciences 2 – Richardson Center 117

  • Jessica Diehl: The Impact of Wildlife Education on Community Attitudes Towards Wildlife
  • Alexis Swan: Poultry Nutrition

 

Concurrent Session C: 12:15– 1:30 p.m. 

Business 3 – Auditorium East

  • GoPro: Jake D. Pacholski, Caleb C. Pyscher, Ty N. Robinson, Billy Wilcox, & Will F. Williams

 

Nursing 3 – Auditorium West

  • Mariam Bassalious, Lauren E. Calvin, Nedra Curry, Suzey M. Kitanowski, Kaitlynn E. Moore, & Shannon E. Murdock: Improving Oral Hygiene in School-Aged Children by Increasing Parental Knowledge

 

Mass Communication 3 – Ham Library 112

  • Kaila Rechenbach: Social Media and the Effect it has on College Students
  • Gabrielle Rothenberg: Jaime Lannister: Portrayal of Disability in “Game of Thrones”
  • Wayne Stewart: Implementing Twitter into the College Educational Curriculum: Is it Ethical?
  • Anthony Heinzman: Video Games and Children

 

Ministry 3 – Ham Library 113

  • Dustin McMillan: Bridging Gaps and Healing Communities: The Church and the LGBTQ Community
  • Logan Mong: Unity in the Corinthian Church and Managing Polarities in Congregations
  • Laura Webb: Breaking Down Barriers: How the Language We Use Affects Our Interpersonal Relationships

 

Psychology 3 – Ham Library 115

  • Heather Lietzau: A Study of Video Game Usage and Fine Motor Spatial Skills
  • Leah Zambron: The Effects of Introversion and Extraversion on Facebook Posts

 

Theatre 1– Richardson Center 117

  • Daniel DeRey: Crafting “The Master Craftsman”

 

Poster Session I: 1:40– 2:15 p.m.

  • First authors A-M, Hallways of the Ham Library & Richardson Center

 

Poster Session II: 2:15– 2:50 p.m.

  • First authors N-Z, Hallways of the Ham Library & Richardson Center

 

Concurrent Session D: 2:50 – 4:05 p.m.

Business 4 – Auditorium East

  • Dunkin’ Brands: Gage H. Bolton, Brian Filipe Fonseca, Ryan J. Jaros, Christy L. Routheaux, & Jacob A. Zarzycki

 

Psychology 4 – Auditorium West

  • Heather Siedhoff: Emotional Intelligence and Parent-Child Relationships
  • Holly Monte: Personality Trends in Actors
  • Heidi Martin: Music and How it Affects Emotion

 

Mass Communication 4 – Ham Library 112

  • Skye Donaldson: Ethics of Journalistic Implication: The Aziz Ansari Case
  • Deidra Hill: Is Normalizing a Neo Nazi Ethical?
  • Jasmin Barmore: Beyonce’ BumpGate and the Infamous Pregnancy Photo

 

English 1 & Theatre 2 – Ham Library 113

  • Michal Smelser: Fairy Tales Across Time and Culture: Creating and Reflecting Change
  • Malina Lyons: Running Water

 

Psychology 5 – Ham Library 115

  • Ashley Bennefield: Heterosexual Millennial Males Perception on Modern Feminism and Women’s Roles in Society
  • Nicole Burrick: Facebook Usage and Its Effect on Maternal Confidence
  • John Doanato: Societies Integration, Inclusion and Interaction of Individuals with Intellectual Development Disability

 

Concurrent Session E: 4:15 – 5:30 p.m.                                     

Business 5 – Auditorium East

  • GoPro: Victoria L. Lasley, Stephanie A. Oliver, Chris L. Russell, Krista M. Teschler

 

Psychology 6 – Auditorium West

  • Blake German: Commuter Stress and Visual Attention
  • Angel Bonilla: Video Game Self-Efficacy
  • Katie Talbot: Relationships Can Be Stressful, Are you Happy?

 

Psychology 7 – Ham Library 115

  • Yuliya Kosarev: The Relationship Between Birth Order and Anxiety in Adults
  • Suzana Kostic: Introvert and Extravert Personality and Academic Performance
  • Joelle Walczak: ADHD Treatment Recommendations Given by Teachers and Parents’ Likelihood of Accepting These Suggestions

  

Posters:

 

Interdisciplinary

  • Damen Robinson: The Psychological Effects of Media Violence on Children

 

Psychology

  • Ashley Bennefield: Heterosexual Millennial Males Perception on Modern Feminism and Women’s Roles in Society
  • Angel Bonilla: Video Game Self-Efficacy
  • Lauren Boos: Perception of One’s Sense of Humor and its Effect on Self-Esteem
  • Nicole Burrick: Facebook Usage and Its Effect on Maternal Confidence
  • Hayley Caddell: Five Love Languages and Ethnic Identity
  • John Doanato: Society’s Integration, Inclusion and Interaction of Individuals with Intellectual Development Disability
  • Taylor  Eastman: Sex Differences in Self-Esteem among Individuals with Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Blake German: Commuter Stress and Visual Attention
  • Hannah J. Kaganac, Lainie A. Stull, Leah R. Zambron, Jerilyn C. Montgomery: Physiological Responses to Mortality Salience
  • Yuliya Kosarev: The Relationship Between Birth Order and Anxiety in Adults
  • Suzana Kostic: Introvert and Extravert Personalities and Academic Performance
  • Heather Lietzau: A Study of Video Game Usage and Fine Motor Spatial Skills
  • Alexandria Luchenbach-McClellan: How is Self-Efficacy Affected by Birth Order?
  • Heidi Martin: Music and How it Affects Emotion
  • Amber McAbee: Reading Choices: Digital vs. Paper and is this impacted by personality?
  • Jerilyn C. Montgomery, Hannah J. Kaganac , Lainie A. Stull, & Leah R. Zambron: Eyeblink Response in the Presence of Mortality Salience
  • Rachel Morgenstern: Music Key Preferences Based on Introversion and Emotional Empathy
  • Pamela Moughler: The Effects of Mobile Phone Snubbing on Friendship Quality
  • Heather Siedhoff: Emotional Intelligence in Relation to Parent-Child Relationships
  • Lainie A. Stull, Leah R. Zambron, Jerilyn C. Montgomery, & Hannah J. Kaganac: The Correlates of Violent Media Exposure and Mortality Salience
  • Katie Talbot: Relationships can be Stressful: Are You Happy?
  • Jamie Walter: The Correlation of Social Appearance Anxiety with Cyber Relationship Motives
  • Joelle Walczak: ADHD Treatment Recommendations Given by Teachers and Parents’ Likelihood of Accepting These Suggestions
  • Broc Wilkison: Trust and Trustworthiness in Adults and the Effects of Living with a MinorGregory Vanucci: Social-Activism in a Religious Environment
  • Leah R. Zambron: The Effects of Introversion and Extraversion on Facebook Posts
  • Leah R. Zambron, Jerilyn C. Montgomery, Hannah J. Kaganac, & Lainie A. Stull:
  • Empathy: A Result of or Influence on Mortality Salience?

 

Nursing

  • Mariam Bassalious, Lauren E. Calvin, Nedra Curry, Suzey M. Kitanowski, Kaitlynn E. Moore, & Shannon E. Murdock: Improving Oral Hygiene in School-Aged Children by Increasing Parental Knowledge
  • Geanina Buzas, Joseph B. Hartung, Elizabeth J. Martin, Anna G. Palmer, & Michael J. Yousef: Avoiding Forced Retraction During Catheterization of an Uncircumcised Pediatric Male
  • Deanna Cochran, Melinda Constand, Ashley Hindo, Renee  A. Spicuzza, Aaron M. Thompson, & Kimberly A. Whiteside: Nursing Test Taking Strategies Workshop
  • Trevor T. Deachin, Kacie L. Humiecki, Heather R. Keillor, Emily M. Renta-Villanueva: The Impact of Pre-briefing on Nursing Students’ Simulation Experience, Competency Performance, and Confidence
  • Erin L. Dunsmore,Anthony C. Galietti, Katherine E. Steiner, & Summer G. Sumner: Stress Reduction in First Year Nursing Students: The Effects of a Peer Mentoring Program

 

Theatre:

  • Malina Lyons: Running Water 

 

Electronic posters:

 

Early Childhood Program:

  • Rueshawn Andrews: 1,2,3, Let’s Move!
  • Jamie Baker: School Yard Farms
  • Kalyn Collins: Childcare Aware – A Grant for Great Teachers
  • Kimberly DeClaire: Enhancing Special Needs Grant Proposal
  • Britlyn Drinkard: A Grant Proposal for Creating Great Teachers
  • Amy Empey: Project Needs for Grant Proposal
  • Tasha King: Project Pedal
  • Brittany Kunzelman: Homework Center Grant
  • Kelsey Lievens: A Furry Friend for the Little Friends
  • Angelica Massenberg: Special Education in Early Childhood
  • Julie Munro: Tech for Tykes
  • Lori Muntz: Project L.E.A.R.N. Grant
  • Theresa Nichols: Project T.U.T.O.R.
  • Linnie  Thompson: Leading through Literacy!
  • Sara Root: Let’s Play, Naturally!
  • Samantha Safronoff: Critters in the Classroom Grant
  • Abeer Salman: Reading is Not Rocket Science!
  • Amanda Schmidt: Technology to Succeed
  • Theresa Slagel: Natural Revamp!

 

Education:

  • Breanna Bianchi: Impact on Student Learning
  • Emily Hall: Impact on Student Learning
  • Adrienne Jackson: Impact on Student Learning: Writer’s Workshop
  • Ryan Porter: Impact on Student Learning: An Analysis on Summative Data Used To Determine Teaching Effectiveness
  • Jamie Rester: Secondary Grammar: A Focus on Educating with Verbals
  • Kylee Wright-Alexander: Impact on Student Learning: 1st Grade Animals

 

Mass Communication

  • Gryphon Dickerson-Houilles: PR plan for Moneyball Sportswear
  • Brook Weaver: Brian Williams Fails the TARES Test

 

Strategic Leadership:

  • Heather Banaszak: Elon Musk: A Pinnacle Leader Creating a Better Future Through Change
  • Omar Barakat: Mahatma Gandhi: An Exemplary Leader to Follow
  • Breanna Bianchi: Impact on Student Learning
  • Emily Hall: Impact on Student Learning
  • Atyia Hendon: Leadership of Maya Angelou
  • Brian Kornacki: Washington: America’s Pinnacle Leader
  • Karen Messineo: Leadership of William Franklin Graham Jr.
  • Karen Morgan: Benjamin Franklin: Leadership Practices for Today’s Businesses
  • Nicholas Passalacqua: Mike Krzyzewski: Coach K
  • Michelle Robertson: Marian Wright Edelman: A Model for Visionary Leadership
  • Tina Sharnas-Holmes: Alan Mulally: A True Transformational Leader
  • Devoria Thomas: Oprah Winfrey: A Phenomenal Leader and Humanitarian
  • Kristie Waters: Billy Graham: America’s Pastor
  • Jennifer Wentworth: The Authentic Leadership of Sheryl Sandberg