Seniors present showcase research April 17

Ripon College’s 2018 Senior Showcase will take place Tuesday, April 17, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. with an awards presentation beginning at 8 p.m. in the C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts. The Senior Showcase is a campus-wide celebration of excellence, which recognizes the dedication and passion that senior students bring to their scholarly and artistic work.

Campus constituents and the general public are welcome to join in celebrating the well-earned accomplishments of Ripon College seniors.

Although presented in a diversity of formats, all papers submitted by the presenters will be available for reading in an online digital collection at through Ripon College’s Lane Library.

Room 140 (Digital Lab) // Julia Manor, moderator

6:30 p.m.
Ben Wozniczka
Politics and Government Major
Business Management Minor
The Evolution of the Republican Party from 1854-Present: What Changed and What Stayed the Same

6:45 p.m.
Alexa Beck, Psychology and English Major
Mollie Carlson, English and Psychology Major
Framing in the Media: How Labeling Affects Perception

7:00 p.m.
Mackenzie Skumatz
Elementary Education and English Major
Evolution of the Portrayal of Trauma in Children’s Literature

7:15 p.m.
Hannah Brodner
Biology Major
Chemistry and Psychology Minor
Developmental Relationship of Transcription Factors in the Drosophila Wing

Room 145 // Nicholas Eastman, moderator

6:30 p.m.
Lauren Hince
Communication, Politics and Government Major
The Constituents Will Eat It Up: How Food Affected Political Identity in the 2016 Presidential Election

6:45 p.m.
Holly Erickson
History and Anthropology Major
Women and Gender Studies Minor
Holocaust Memory in America: Changing Portrayals Through Anne Frank Films

7:00 p.m.
Johannes Deegen
German and Music Performance Major
Economics Minor
Musical Looting of the Third Reich

7:15 p.m.
Keely Eames
Studio Art and Global Studies Major
Art History Minor
The Walt Disney Company and their Global Theme Parks: A Globalization Perspective

Room 147 // Fan Zhang, moderator

6:30 p.m.
Rose Hogmire
Politics and Government, Economics Major
How Adam Smith Forgot About Women

6:45 p.m.
Ben Ermatinger
Anthropology Major
Religion Minor
Globalization: International Influence and its Impact

7:00 p.m.
Jessica Draus
Chemistry-Biology Major
Mathematics Minor
Evaluating The Effects Of Putative Gain-of-function Mutations In The Narrow Abdomen Ion Channel In Drosophila Melanogaster

7:15 p.m.
Lauren Hince
Communication, Politics and Government Major
Rose Hogmire
Politics and Government, Economics Major
Banana for Scale: Quantifying Reddit’s Impact on Political Campaigns

7:30 p.m.
Eve Green
English, Philosophy and Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ARMs)
Gendered Madness in Early Modern Drama

Room 155 (Theory Room) // Brett Barwick, moderator

6:30 p.m.
Emma Allen
Chemistry-Biology Major
Identification of Novel Effectors of Outflow Tract Development

6:45 p.m.
Abbey Flower
English Major
Religion Minor
The Dirty Old Man Complex: Finding Charles Bukowski’s Place in the Literary Canon

7:00 p.m.
James Amedeo
Politics and Government Major
National Security Studies/Law and Society Minor
In Defense of: the Iraq War/Absolute Zero: the Democratic Peace Theory

7:15 p.m.
Katelyn Van Swol
English and Communication Major
History Minor
Bro-Country: Creating a New Image of Country Music

Room 156 (Choir Room) // Tom Hamami, moderator

6:30 p.m.
Eve Green
English, Philosophy and Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ARMs)
Time Travel and The Nature of Time

6:45 p.m.
Rebecca Rate
Economics and Business Management Major Environmental Biology Minor
The Cause and Effects of Population Growth

7:00 p.m.
Leah Blazkovec, Psychobiology Major, Business Management Minor Jonalee Elliott, Psychobiology Major
Can You Get the Ball into the Cup?

7:15 p.m.
DeLou Wilson
English and History Major
Music Minor
Democratizing Science: Robert M. LaFollette’s Vision for Education

7:45 p.m.
Owen Reynolds
Music Major
Philosophy Minor
The Process of Musical Development

Poster Presentations

7:15–8 p.m., Lobby

1. Jacob Baus
Biology Major
Chemistry Minor
The Identification of Novel Cell Death Inducers

2. Isaac Masters Chemistry-Biology Major
Predatory Bacteria: Investigating the Role of Lipopolysaccharides and OpmA Mutations on Predation

3. Emma McDonald Biology Major
The Effects of Local Temperature, Maternal Age, and Clutch Size on Nest Mass in Eastern Bluebirds

4. Justine Jacobsen
Religion and Sociology Major
Processing Spiritual Experiences Today: The Validity of Spiritual Gifts

5. Elizabeth Currier Art History Major Studio Art Minor
Art in the Romantic Era: Aesthetic Interpretations of the Dead and Dying

6. Sierra Elsbury Psychology Major
Early Childhood Education Minor
The Effect of Assigned Gender Roles on Evaluations of the Self and Others

7. Abby Hilker Chemistry Major
Education Minor
Laboratory Experiment in the Preparation and Analysis of Poly (Vinyl Alcohol) Self-Healing Hydrogels

Ryan Anthony-Ceres Maitlin Arts
Michael Barnes Rachel Brand
Haylee Conradt
Eric Fels
Ethan Freiermuth
Antony Gradillas
Karma Wagnyal
Lamichane Gurung
Morgan Makar
Teara Morgenroth
Tyler Sturzl
Jacob Thompson
Kyle Turner
Ermias Woldu
Mingxin Wu
Kayla Zarins

Faculty Moderators
Julia Manor
Nicholas Eastman
Fan Zhang
Brett Barwick
Tom Hamami

Showcase Committee
Matt Knoester, co-chair
Amy Rachuba, co-chair
Brett Barwick
Nicholas Eastman
Tom Hamami
Julia Manor
Fan Zhang

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