Senior Showcase at Ripon College

On Wednesday, April 16, 30 Ripon College seniors will present the work they have conducted during their senior seminars.  The students’ scholarly work covers a broad swath of areas of study within the liberal arts, representing 25 different majors and minors. The event will occur simultaneously at four different venues on campus.

Presentations will begin at 6 p.m., a poster session will be held in Great Hall from 7:15-8:15 p.m., and an awards presentation will begin at 8:30 p.m.

The schedule of presentations and venues is listed below.


Pickard Commons, Heritage Room

6:00 PM
Rosette Reynolds
Majors: Economics and Nonprofit Business Management
Wages: Equitable or Culpable

6:15 PM
Jill VanEperen
Major: Mathematics; Minors: Secondary Education and Psychology
How We Learn Mathematics: Concrete to Abstract

6:30 PM
Allycia Linke
Biology
Chiropractic Adjustments Increase Cervical Range of Motion

6:45 PM
Amanda Gesiorski
Majors: History and Anthropology; Minor: Women and Gender Studies
Gone with the Wind: Gender and Racial Ideologies Revealed

7:00 PM
Samantha Goodwin
Major: Communication
God’s Chosen Women: Public Framing of Female Leaders of New Religious Movements

7:15 PM
Nathan Held
Philosophy, Psychology and German
Unlearned Lessons of the Holocaust: How National Self-Interest Caused the Eurocrisis


Pickard Commons, PDR

6:00 PM
Elizabeth Walsh
Majors: Biology and English; Minor: Education
The effect of in-hive miticides on honey bee (Apis Mellifera) queen retinue response

6:15 PM
Jamie Sotiropoulos
Philosophy, German and Law & Society
A Society with No Human Rights Violations

6:30 PM
Hannah Erdman
Major: Politics and Government; Minors: National Security Studies & English
“The Special Relationship: Help or Hindrance in the Middle East”

6:45 PM
Rosette Reynolds
Major: Economics and Nonprofit Business Management
Wings, Sports, Business: an analysis of Buffalo Wild Wings

7:00 PM
Naomi Jahn
Major: History; Minor: French
Imitatio Christi and Penance; Asceticism in Medieval Italian Female Spirituality

7:15 PM
Ryan Riebe
Communication, Politics and Government
Rob Ford Versus the Gravy Train: The Rhetoric of Rob Ford’s Political Survival


Pickard Commons, Mihaly Room

6:00 PM
Amanda Gesiorski
Majors: History and Anthropology; Minor: Women and Gender Studies
Women with Habits: The Life Histories of Two Catholic Sisters

6:15 PM
Amanda Schwarzenbart
Majors: Economics and Chemistry-Biology; Minor: Spanish
The Structure of the Sports Entertainment Industry in Network Television Broadcasting Contract Negotiations

6:30 PM
Benjamin Firgens
Major: Communication; Minor: English
The New Icarus: Metaphor and Memory Surrounding the Wright Brothers

6:45 PM
Michael Enright
Major: Chemistry
Understanding Gold Nanoparticles with Mass Spectrometry

7:00 PM
Casey Gott
Major: English; Minors: Spanish & Sociology
The Use of the Dream Space in Sherman Alexie’s Flight as Means to Understand Trauma

7:15 PM
Michael Rausch
Majors: History, Computer Science and Mathematics
Conspicuous Consumption in Renaissance Florence


Harwood Memorial Union, MLK Lounge

6:00 PM
Michael Rausch
Majors: Computer Science, History and Mathematics
Demonstrating a Simple Device Fingerprinting System

6:15 PM
Adam Myers
Majors: History, Spanish, Classical Languages
A Case of the Blues: al-Azraq’s Revolt against Aragon

6:30 PM
Madeline Sockness
Majors: Studio Art and Early Childhood Education
Street Art: Changing the Domain of the Art World

6:45 PM
Sophia Kaounas
Major:Politics and Government; Minors: National Security, Communication, Law & Society
The World’s Burden: The Current Refugee Crisis

7:00 PM
John E Schmidt
Major: Philosophy
The Extended Self: Explaining the Relationship of the Self in Virtual Spaces

7:15 PM
Emma Jelinek
Major: Business Management; Minor: Religion
“Get Movin’ Em’s” Business Plan


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