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Capstone Festival – May 10, 2012 Schedule of Presentations

OPENING CEREMONY

Hunt West 12:30 – 12:50 p.m. 
Welcome: Dr. Pamela Fox
Keynote Speaker: Franchelle Dorn, Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Doenges Scholar-in-Residence

SESSION 1: DELIVERED PAPERS

Miller Chapel 1-2 p.m.

  • Sarah BaileyChoice or Chosen: The Early Controversy Over Free Will and Predestination in the Theologies of Pelagius, Augustine, and John Cassian. Project Advisor: James Gilman. Academic Advisor: James Gilman, Mary Hill Cole.
  • Sharmeka Williams“Sufficient to Have Stood, Though Free to Fall”: Eve As a Role-Model. Project Advisor: Katherine Turner and Sarah Kennedy. Academic Advisor: Sarah Kennedy.
  • Anaya JonesExploring the Relationship between Humbert Humbert, Popular Media and the Reader in Nabokov’s “Lolita”. Project Advisor: B. Richard Plant, Sarah Kennedy. Academic Advisor: Katherine Turner.
  • Aubrey SparksThe Existence of an External World: Solutions to Solipsism and the Philosophy of William James. Project Advisor: James Gilman. Academic Advisor: James Gilman, Laura van Assendelft..

SESSION 2: DELIVERED PAPERS

Miller Chapel 2:15-3:15 p.m.

  • Allison GordonLiteracy and Language in Oral Tradition Cultures. Project and Academic Advisor: Abigail Wightman.
  • Jonathan A. MillerThe Origin of Anabaptist Hymn Tunes As Sung by the Old Order Amish and Hutterites. Project and Academic Advisor: Robert Allen.
  • Sarah Anne BarrowMore French Than Feminist: An Analysis of Ni Putes Ni Soumises’ and Les Blédardes’ Response to L’affaire du Foulard. Project and Academic Advisor: Martha Walker.
  • Leighann KimblePeruvian Elections in 2011: Reemergence of Populism and the Influence of the Indigenous Majority. Project Advisor: Gordon Bowen. Academic Advisor: Abigail Wightman.

SESSION 3: DELIVERED PAPERS

Miller Chapel 3:30-4:45 p.m.

  • Autumn HarperOut for Blood: Murder and Mystery During the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre. Project and Academic Advisor: Mary Hill Cole and Amy Tillerson.
  • Katerini CarpenterStarvation, Death, Disease and Survival: Women During the Siege of Leningrad 1941-1945. Project and Academic Advisor: Mary Hill Cole and Amy Tillerson.
  • Sara HodgesDestruction and Expulsion: The Marquês de Pombal, the Jesuit Order, and the Lisbon Earthquake of 1755. Project and Academic Advisor: Mary Hill Cole and Amy Tillerson.
  • Amber Phillips. Towards an Iron Cage of Modern Society. Project Advisor: John Wells. Academic Advisor: Carey Usher.
  • Leighann KimbleThe Dirty War in Argentina: Trafficking of “Disappeared” Children in a Quest for National Identity. Project and Academic Advisor: Abigail Wightman.

SESSION 1: MULTI-MEDIA PRESENTATIONS

Nuthouse 1-2 p.m.

  • Olivia SicignanoPontormo, Florence and the Capponi Chapel: A Fresh Look at the Chapel in Context of the Florentine World. Project Advisor: Sara James and Marlena Hobson. Academic Advisor: Sara James.
  • Alexandra SanneJourney To Radicalization: How Three American-Born Citizens Became Extremist Muslim Terrorists. Project Advisor: Gordon Bowen.
  • Leighann KimbleChina’s “Oil Diplomacy” in Iran: A Threat to U.S. Security? Project Advisor: Daniel Metraux.
  • Jacklyn Stutts. Japanese Host Boys: Seeking Individuality, Gaining Social Isolation. Project and Academic Advisor: Daniel Metraux.

SESSION 2: MULTI-MEDIA PRESENTATIONS

Nuthouse 2:15-3:15 p.m.

  • Sarah McFarland. How will you be Marked?: Gravestone Symbols of Staunton, Virginia. Project and Academic Advisor: Abigail Wightman.
  • Thomas OakleyHurricane Camille in Nelson County, Virginia: The Event, Its Effects, and How They Dictated and Influenced Relief Efforts. Project Advisor: Mary Hill Cole and Amy Tillerson. Academic Advisor: Abby Arnold.
  • Michelle PinskyBodyTalk: A Non-Profit Approach to Body-focused Repetitive Behavior Self-help in Adolescents and Young Adults. Project and Academic Advisor: Claire Kent and Theresa Rollison.
  • Jillian StubbsThe Power of Electric Vehicles: Electricity as an Alternative Fuel. Project Advisor: Joseph Sprangel. Academic Advisor: Janet Ewing..

SESSION 3: MULTI-MEDIA PRESENTATIONS

Nuthouse 3:30-4:30 p.m.

  • Michelle L. FilliaterCamp Metamorphosis: A Business Plan. Project Advisor: Joseph Sprangel. Academic Advisor: Janet Ewing.
  • Cearra Mechem. American Efficiency Services, LLC “Guaranteed Leak Detection” Strategic Business Plan. Project Advisor: Joseph Sprangel. Academic Advisor: Janet Ewing.
  • Jessica Lee HartzogTyson Foods, Inc.: A Sustainable Evaluation. Project Advisor: Joseph Sprangel. Academic Advisor: Claire Kent.
  • Kari ObaughImpact of Non-insurance Revenue on a Twelve-Month Operational Budget. Project and Academic Advisor: Steven Mosher.

VISUAL/AUDIO-VISUAL SESSION

Hunt Gallery 3:30-4:15 p.m.

  • Amanda Colleen MillerConstructed Perspective. Project and Academic Advisor: Paul Ryan
  • Leanne Patton. Watching Time Go By. Project and Academic Advisor: Paul Ryan
  • Renee Shuey. Blue Pepper Album Design. Project Advisor: Theresa Rollison. Academic Advisor: Paul Ryan.

POSTER SESSION

Hunt West 3:30-5:15 p.m.

  • Anastasia BlakeEffect of Runoff and Seasonal Change on Concentrations of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds (EDCs) in Rural and Urban Areas. Project and Academic Advisor: Peter Ruiz-Haas.
  • Sarah CokerTransmission of Plasmodium and Haemoproteus within Hooded Warbler Nests. Project and Academic Advisor: Paul Callo.
  • CarolAnn DodsonInvestigation of the Thermodynamics of DNA Interactions with the LL-37 Peptide. Project Advisor: Maria Craig. Academic Advisor: Karl Zachary.
  • Angela Gupta. Effects of CpG/LL-37 Complexes on Prostate Cancer Cell Migration. Project and Academic Advisor: Paul Deeble.
  • Alexandria KellyPhotodynamic Therapy and its Effects on Neuroendocrine Differentiated LNCaP and PC3 Prostate Cancer Cell Lines. Project and Academic Advisor: Paul Deeble.
  • Krittika KrishnanEffect of Cyclooxygenase-2 Inhibition in the Asian Musk Shrew. Project and Academic Advisor: Louise Freeman.
  • Rachael LamAn Examination of Complexes Formed between Cucurbituril and Select Metallocenes. Project and Academic Advisor: Karl Zachary.
  • Rachel LauxFamily Structure and the Work Force: How Family Structure Affects Women’s Work Decisions. Project Advisor: Amy Diduch. Academic Advisor: Judy Klein.
  • Stephanie MoreheadCompulsive Hoarding as a Distinct Clinical Diagnosis in the DSM-V. Project and Academic Advisor: Heather Macalister.
  • Priyanka NadarEvaluating Estrogenic Activity of the Suspected Endocrine Disrupting Compound Triclosan and its Effects on Breast Cancer Proliferation. Project Advisor: Anne Allison. Academic Advisor: Eric Jones.
  • Elena NguyenSexual Differentiation in the Asian Musk Shrew: The Role of DNA Methylation and Dendritic Spines. Project and Academic Advisor: Louise Freeman.
  • Victoria RosboroughElectrical Characterization of Flexible Titanium Dioxide Memristors. Project and Academic Advisor: Nadine Gergel-Hackett.
  • Abbey Senn. Undergraduate Women’s Educational Experiences and Choice of Major. Project and Academic Advisor: Chandra Mason.
  • Asma ShethwalaPolycystic Ovary Syndrome: The Pathological, Physiological, and Sociocultural Effects on Women. Project Advisor: Abigail Wightman and Paula Davis-Olwell. Academic Advisor: Paul Deeble.

CELEBERATION RECEPTION

5:00 – 5:45 p.m. 
Hunt West 
Participants, family and friends, and the MBC community are invited to celebrate at an informal wine-and-cheese reception.

RECOGNITION CEREMONY

5:45 – 6:00 p.m.
Hunt West
Participants will be recognized and several special awards given.