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Students Share Senior Projects:
First Capstone Festival Highlights Research

Capstone Festival WinnersUPDATE: MBC’s Capstone Festival took place May 3, 2006. At the end of the day of diverse poster and paper presentations, as well as performance, visual, and audio-visual projects, several were specially recognized in a ceremony in Hunt West.

Terry Landin explains her poster to news reporter Bob StuartFirst Place: Poster Presentation
Terry Landin

A Study of body Composition Testing Methods of the United States Air Force

First Place: Paper Presentation
Harriet Blackwell

Where Did She Go? An Analysis of Media Coverage of Missing Black Women

First Place: Performance, Visual, or Audio-Visual Project
Sarah Benkendorf

Voice Selections: Brahms, Faure, Bernstein

Best Visual Display: Poster Presentation
Johnice Hill

Mount Zion Congregational Church: Finances, Work of Women, and Daily Operations 1879-1890

Hilary Hott performs violin selectionsBest Verbal Presentation: Poster Presentation
Laura Sobers

The Development of the Modern American Interstate Highway System

Best Use of Multimedia Support: Paper Presentation
Cara Magolda

Continuity of Care for Low Birth Weight Infants in Virginia’s Neonatal Intensive Care Units

Best Verbal Presentation: Paper Presentation
Allison Ford

Mathematical Issues Related to Structured Treatment Interruption in HIV Dynamics

Best Verbal Presentation: Performance, Visual, or Audio-Visual Project
Angela Paschal

Woman’s Eye View(original fine art)

Students look at Hilary Hott's poster presentationRunner Up: Poster Presentation
Hilary Hott

Bleomycin-Induced Pulmonary Fibrosis: Egr-1 and Sp3 Induction

Runner Up: Paper Presentation
Allison Ford

Mathematical Issues Related to Structured Treatment Interruption in HIV Dynamics

Runner Up: Performance, Visual, or Audio-Visual Project
Samantha Sprole

The Quest Program: Student Spirituality in Motion(30-minute documentary)

Therese Landin will explain her poster presenting the body composition testing methods of the United States Air Force. Harriet Blackwell will talk about her analysis of media coverage of missing black women. Sarah Benkendorf’s voice will fill Francis Auditorium. Angela Paschal will display her artwork in gesso and ink. The public is invited to watch and listen.

On May 3, these Mary Baldwin College seniors and 24 others will make history — by participating in Mary Baldwin’s first Capstone Festival to highlight selected senior theses. More accurately, they will in a sense be repeating history, as, according to Patricia Menk’s chronicle of MBC,To Live in Time, in the early years of the seminary “All final examinations were held in public and members of the board of trustees and the townspeople attended to view students parse sentences, do intricate math problems, and recite soliloquies.”

The Capstone Festival grew out of the college’s strategic plan, which emphasizes the senior experience. Students were nominated for the festival by their academic advisors as the top projects in each discipline. Three $100 awards and several certificates of recognition will be given to top presenters.

“This is what learning is about,” said Lydia Petersson, director of sponsored programs and research development. “Absorbing knowledge is a big part of it, but being able to convey that knowledge to others is the desired result of education.”

Reinvigorating a sense of communal ownership of knowledge within the Mary Baldwin family and in the surrounding community is another aim of the Festival, which Petersson and others hope will grow in the years to come.

Capstone Festival Schedule

Posters, Hunt West

12:30-1:30pm, History/Current Affairs
Johnice Hill:Mount Zion Congregational Church: Finances, Work of Women, and Daily Operations, 1879-1890
Stephanie Hooper:“Oh Give Me Land:” Exploitation and Abuse of Land Legislation in the West
Terry Landin:Do We Always Support Our Troops? An Analysis of Public Opinion and the Military in America
Rachel Rorer:‘To Kill and Destroy.’ Death by Law: The Wolf in Colonial Virginia
Laura Sobers:The Development of the Modern American Interstate Highway System

1:30-2:30pm, Science/Economics
Nakita Hanson:The Life Cycle Hypothesis of Saving is Dead; Long Live the Life Cycle Hypothesis
Hilary Hott:Bleomycin-Induced Pulmonary Fibrosis: Egr-1 and Sp3 Induction
Megan Huffman:Headspace Analysis of Incense
Terry Landin:A Study of Body Composition Testing Methods of the United States Air Force

Papers, Nuthouse, Hunt Dining Hall

1:30-2:30pm, Diverse Cultures of the American Continent
Sade Araballo:Blacks in Catholicism
Harriet Blackwell:Where Did She Go? An Analysis of Media Coverage of Missing Black Women
Tiffany Jackson:The FBI Sabotage of Marcus Garvey: Following the Philosophy of Booker T. Washington
Ashley Barksdale:Why am I not a Mexican? Mexican Nationalism and Indigenous Identity

2:45-3:45pm, History/Current Affairs
Jill Montgomery:Deere & Company
Heather Tyler:Henry Agard Wallace’s Shift to Practical Politics
Belena Stuart:Why Has the Democracy Movement in Burma Been Unsuccessful?
Tomesha Hart:Aggressive Music and Adolescents: Does Music Negatively Influence Adolescent Behavior?

3:45-4:45pm, Health, Science, and Society
Cara Magolda:Continuity of Care for Low-Birth-Weight Infants in Virginia’s Neonatal Intensive Care Units
Kira Cherrix:The Effects of Nuclear Testing on the People and Environment of Nevada
Sarah Becker:Drug Induction and Neutralization of Schizophrenia and Parkinson’s Disease in Mice
Allison Ford:Mathematical Issues related to Structural Treatment Interruption in HIV Dynamics

Live Performance, Visual, and Audio-Visual Projects

1-3:30pm, Francis Auditorium
Hilary Hott:Violin Selections
Sarah Benkendorf:Voice Selections

1:45-2:30pm, Hunt Gallery and Mezzanine
Jessica Cannon:The Puzzling Mysteries of Life
Ellis Raiford:TIME :: CHANGE
Angela Paschal:Women’s Eye View

2:30-3pm, Nuthouse
Samantha Sprole:The Quest Program: Student Spirituality in Motion
Lanaé Hawkins:The Creation of the Baldwin Program Board Website

Award Presentation and Celebration. 5-6pm, Hunt West.

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