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Celebrate the Library 2015: Research Fair details

Your guide to the events for Musselman Library's "Celebrate the Library Week," February 9-13, 2015.

Bluffton University's first annual Research Fair

Bluffton University's first annual Research Fair will take place from 1:00 - 4:00pm - on the library's main and second floors.  This poster-session-style event will showcase student research in a broad sense, including traditional research presentations, projects, and creative work.  Presenters were nominated by members of the Bluffton University faculty. Arts & Lecture credit is available for those who attend this event.

Research Fair presenters

Marisa Aguilar
"Cost effectiveness of employee wellness programs for diabetes control."
Public Health Nutrition & Policy; nominated by Jeanna Haggard

Kenny Beeker
"The History of the Ukulele."
Becoming a Scholar; nominated by Jeff Gundy

Joshua Boos
"Bluffton and the War: How the College Survived through Hard Times in WWII."
Introduction to the Study of History; nominated by Perry Bush

Bryce Butler
"Failing America: Problems and Possible Solutions in U.S. Education."
Becoming a Scholar; nominated by Julie DeGraw

Anna Cammarn
"Analysis of Music Therapy in Autism and Dementia."
Becoming a Scholar; nominated by Julie DeGraw

Brent Cody Cook
"The Imagery of Der Stürmer."
History Research Seminar; nominated by Martina Cucchiara

Mikaila Cox
"Amount of added sugars in high risk populations and the possible connection to SNAP benefits."
Public Health Nutrition & Policy; nominated by Jeanna Haggard

Sarah Dhondt
"Is it our choice to live or die? (an examination of physician assisted suicide)."
Issues in Modern America; nominated by Matt Friesen

Calista Dowdy
"Connection between different parenting styles and the risk of childhood obesity."
Public Health Nutrition & Policy; nominated by Jeanna Haggard

Stacey Freed
"How Dogs and Cats Think: The secrets behind their actions."
Becoming a Scholar; nominated by Paul Neufeld Weaver
AND . . .
"World War II’s effects on Bluffton College and US Colleges."
Introduction to the Study of History; nominated by Perry Bush

Michael Guidera
"Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle and Political Philosophy."
Becoming a Scholar; nominated by Lamar Nisly

Chad Gundy and Micah Hunsberger
"The Collatz 3X+1 Conjecture."
Discrete Mathematics; nominated by Steve Harnish

Nathaniel Haas
"Approaching the Achievement Gap: A Transformation of Mathematics Teachers."
Social & Philosophical Issues in Education; nominated by Paul Neufeld Weaver

Lauren Hoffman
"Effects of dietary restrictions on ADHD."
Public Health Nutrition & Policy; nominated by Jeanna Haggard

Brittany Huff
"Down Syndrome."
Becoming a Scholar; nominated by Paul Neufeld Weaver

Rebecca Juliana
"The Vagina Monologues."
Independent project; nominated by Melissa Friesen

Brianna Keith
"Music Technology."
Becoming a Scholar; nominated by Jeff Gundy

Sara E. Klenke
"Spiritual Desertion and the Dark Night of the Soul."
Psychology, Faith & Ethics; nominated by Will Slater

Patricia (Tricia) Latimer
"Bioethics: The Moral Status of the Embryo."
Issues in Modern America; nominated by Matt Friesen

Caroline Loudon
"Gut Microbiota and Obesity."
Public Health Nutrition & Policy; nominated by Jeanna Haggard

Aimee Lugibihl
"Lunchtime Politics: US Schools and the National School Lunch Program 2004-2014."
Issues in Modern America; nominated by Matt Friesen

Neil Mast
"Food System vs. Health System: An Ongoing Battle."
Issues in Modern America; nominated by Matt Friesen

Alexa McCourt
"Eating Disorders among College Aged Females."
Becoming a Scholar; nominated by Crystal Sellers Battle

Lauren Miller
"Depression in Male and Female Adolescents."
Becoming a Scholar; nominated by Paul Neufeld Weaver

Sydney Mohler
"Learning Disabilities: How children with learning disabilities can overcome the challenges and
become successful individuals."
Becoming a Scholar; nominated by Paul Neufeld Weaver

Kasey Myers
"Gun-Proof the Child."
Becoming a Scholar; nominated by Rebecca Janzen

Vicki Myers
"Medieval Accounting and Business Practices."
Independent Project; nominated by Jason Swartzlander

Abbey O'Donnell
"Special Need for Intervention Specialists."
Becoming a Scholar; nominated by Shari Ayers

D’Nae Reese
"The Emotional, Physical and Social Effects of Social Media."
Becoming a Scholar; nominated by Paul Neufeld Weaver

Alicia Rodriguez
"Argument for taxation of high sugar and high fat foods as a public health intervention for nutrition related disease states."
Public Health Nutrition & Policy; nominated by Jeanna Haggard

Tyler Rotstein
"The Profitability of Claiming Thoroughbred Racehorses: Utilizing
the Correct Strategy for Success."
Becoming a Scholar; nominated by Shari Ayers

Greg Seymour
"Living in a Database (the impact of corporate data-mining on personal liberty)."
Issues in Modern America; nominated by Matt Friesen

Bailey Short
"Welfare System in the United States."
Becoming a Scholar; nominated by Julie DeGraw

Ruthann Stuckey
"The Advantages of Being Bi-lingual."
Advanced College English/HONORS; nominated by Susan Carpenter

Joe Wilson
"The Promise and Limits of Computation—Parallel processing and Alan Turing’s Halting Problem."
Advanced Geometry; nominated by Steve Harnish