10th Annual Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity to Showcase Research
What can today’s post-apocalyptic contemporary pop culture genre learn from the Hebrew people’s stories of survival in Biblical times? What does it take to assume ownership of a dairy farm?
From dissecting shows like “The Walking Dead” to delving into the business aspects of assuming a dairy farm, the University of Findlay’s 2016 Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, slated for April 1, will run the research gamut.
The daylong free, public event, which includes awards presentations for academic excellence and showcases a variety of research conducted by undergraduate and graduate students, will include 82 poster displays and 52 oral presentations.
The Symposium will commence with an awards ceremony at Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium from 8:30-9:20 a.m. The remainder of the day’s schedule is as follows:
Alumni speakers and college awards:
9:30 – 10:20 a.m.
College of Education, Kevin Wolfe ‘94, Delphos City Schools superintendent, Old Main’s Ritz Auditorium;
College of Health Professions, Miranda Tippie M’09, UF instructor and clinical coordinator for community-based practice in occupational therapy, Davis Street Building, Room 2225;
College of Sciences, Lisa Brown ’10, MPH, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Board on Health Sciences Policy program officer, Winebrenner Theological Seminary.
College of Business, Bradley Spraw, ’07 and M’08, in charge of global management and development of operations for Designetics, Inc., Ritz Auditorium;
College of Liberal Arts, Evansville (Indiana) Courier & Press reporter Abbey Nickel ’15, Winebrenner Theological Seminary;
College of Pharmacy, Jenny Mason, Pharm.D., BCPPS, Pharm.D. ’10, Nationwide Children’s Hospital clinical pharmacy specialist, Davis Street Building, Room 2225.
1-3:20 p.m. – Student oral presentations in various Davis Street Building rooms.
3:30-5 p.m. – Poster presentations in Croy Gymnasium.
5-5:15 p.m. – Reception with food and raffle.
Some of this year’s research projects:
- “Exploring the Impact of Engaging Faith-Based Organizations in the Recovery Process,” poster presenter Natalie Preston.
- “Did You See That! Does Media Engagement Influence the Deployment of Attention in Film?” poster presenter Madison Simmons.
- “The Effect of Positive Thinking Prior to Academic Challenges,” poster presenters Gabryelle Johnson, Kaitlyn Eder, Kaley Holmstrom and Stephanie Vogel.
- “General Perception of Electronic Cigarettes on Health Risks,” poster presenters Andrew Shepherd and Philip Alfano.
- “Sweeping Off Home Plate: Rediscovering Grant Johnson, Findlay Baseball Legend,” oral presenter Jenne Cairns.
- “Post-Apocalypse: What Pop Culture Can Learn from the Hebrew People,” oral presenters Jacob Clagg and Parker Schroeder.
- “The Syrian Refugee Crisis: A Moral Assessment,” oral presenter Jacob Clagg.
- “Mt. Pisgah Farms LLC – Plan for Making a Dream a Reality!” oral presenter Kody Light.
For more information on the event, contact Symposium committee Chair Darin Fields, vice president for academic affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (419) 434-4633.