Senior showcase will be presented Tuesday

Ripon College’s Senior Showcase, a campus-wide celebration of excellence, will be held Tuesday, April 23, starting at 6:30 p.m. Graduating seniors will demonstrate their dedication and passion in their major areas of study by offering research and poster presentations as a culmination of their scholarly and artistic work at Ripon College.

The showcase will take place in C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts. An awards ceremony will take place at 8 p.m., where all presenting students will receive a certificate and the winners of each room will be announced.

All papers submitted by presenters will be available in an online digital collection at rcseniorshowcase.omeka.net through Ripon College’s Lane Library.

The schedule is:

Room 140 (Digital Lab), Ellen Lee, assistant professor of psychology, moderator

  • 6:30 p.m.: Justin Filter of Janesville, Wisconsin, communication and history majors; “The Messages of Content and Form Present in John F. Kennedy’s Address to the Nation on the Cuban Missile Crisis”
  • 6:45 p.m. Rebecca Rate of Campbellsport, Wisconsin, economics and business management majors; “Disparities in Food Access in Milwaukee County”
  • 7 p.m. Taryn Bosquez of Omro, Wisconsin, biology major, psychology minor; “Protein Interactions Between Rho and NusA”
  • 7:15 p.m. Rebecca Leuenberger of Racine, Wisconsin, psychobiology major; “Selective Attention and Feedback Performance: Does Feedback Actually Help?”
  • 7:30 p.m. Sara Olk of Brown Deer, Wisconsin, history and anthropology majors; “Palestinian Women’s Perspectives During the British Mandate, 1922-1948”>/li>

Room 145, Christina Othon, associate professor of physics, moderator

  • 6:30 p.m. Jared Zeman of Van Dyne, Wisconsin, physics and mathematics majors; “Electron Gun Design for Ultrafast Electron Microscopy”
  • 6:45 p.m. Ethan Freiermuth of Prairie Farm, Wisconsin, politics and government, economics and German majors, national security studies minor; “A Comparison of WWII American and German National Socialist Propaganda”
  • 7 p.m. Ellen Hughes of Reedsville, Wisconsin, politics & government and communication majors, history minor; “Baking as Art and Parables in Persuasion: The Narrative Power of Christian News Reporting in the Case of Masterpiece Cakeshop vs. The Colorado Civil Rights Commission”
  • 7:15 p.m. Tyler Sturzl of Crandon, Wisconsin, economics and business management majors, law and society minor; “Shared Economic Thought Between Adam Smith and Alexander Hamilton”
  • 7:30 p.m. Kimberly Frisque of Menominee, Michigan, history and religion majors, English minor; “Was the Korean War Just? An Application of Just War Principles”

Room 147, Karlyn Schumacher, assistant librarian-Access Services, moderator

  • 6:30 p.m. Morgan Makar of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, businesses management and philosophy majors, criminal justice minor; “Feminist Epistemology: Knowing Through Stories”
  • 6:45 p.m. Mark Krause of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, history and self-designed classics majors, religion minor; “Prudentius: The Last Classical Poet”
  • 7 p.m. Eric Fels of Hubertus, Wisconsin, history and sports management majors, economics minor; “Romanticizing Piracy During its Golden Age, 1650-1730”
  • 7:15 p.m. Nathan Faucett of Marinette, Wisconsin, politics and government major, national security studies minor; “ISIS in Transition: Analyzing the Viability of a “Cyber Jihad” Led by the Islamic State”
  • 7:30 p.m. Shelbi Buettner of Dane, Wisconsin, communication and business management majors; “Redefining Gender Roles: The Defense of All Things Feminine”

Room 155 (Theory Room), Fan Zhang, assistant professor of business management, moderator

  • 6:30 p.m. Wyatt McGillen of Kalispell, Montana, politics & government, history and philosophy majors; “To Arm or Not To Arm, That is the Question: Global Zero’s Challenge to the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review”
  • 6:45 p.m. Diana Meredith of Ripon, Wisconsin, psychology major, and Savannah White, psychology and theatre majors; “The Effects of Social Media Framing on Self-Esteem”
  • 7 p.m. Ryan Anthony-Ceres of Lafayette, Colordo, physics major, “Numerical Simulation of Low Energy Free Electron Interaction with Femtosecond Optical Standing Waves for Use in Ultrafast Electron Microscopy”
  • 7:15 p.m. Juan Baez of Carrollton, Texas, English and theatre majors, French minor; “Black Heroes Matter”
  • 7:30 p.m. Jacob Diny of Greenleaf, Wisconsin, economics and business management majors; “Comparison of Usury/Interest and Asymmetric Information”

Room 156 (Choir Room), Tom Hamami, assistant professor of business management, moderator

  • 6:30 p.m. Ethan Freiermuth of Prairie Farm, Wisconsin, politics & government, economics and German majors, national security studies minor; “Taxing the Wealth of Nations: Adam Smith’s Views on Taxation”
  • 6:45 p.m. Rylie Morris of Dousman, Wisconsin, chemistry major, biology minor; “A Simple and Versatile Protocol for Preparing Self-Healing Poly(vinyl alcohol) Hydrogels”
  • 7 p.m. Alyssa Kollman of Kenosha, Wisconsin, politics and government major, philosophy and German minors; “The Influence of Role Playing Video Games on the Increase in Left-Leaning Political Views in Generation X and Millennials”
  • 7:15 p.m. Wyatt McGillen of Kalispell, Montana, politics & government, history and philosophy majors; “On a Need to Know Basis: Epistemologies of Ignorance and Economic Class”
  • 7:30 p.m. Lauren Good of Wautoma, Wisconsin, music performance major, business management minor, “Senior Recital”

Poster Presentations will be from 7:15 to 8 p.m. in the Rodman Center lobby, with Julia Manor as moderator. Participants are:

  • Melissa Micale of Neenah, Wisconsin, psychobiology major, sociology minor, and Ryan Hanrahan of West Bend, Wisconsin, psychology major and business management minor; “Typicality as Reality: The Role of Availability in the Context of Supernatural and Paranormal Beliefs”
  • McKenna Meza of Waupaca, Wisconsin, biology major; “Overwintering of eastern bluebirds (sialia sialis) in Ripon, Wisconsin”
  • Katie King of Farmington, Minnesota, biology major, chemistry and psychology minors; “Energy density of two forage species in the northwestern Atlantic: Silver Hake (Merluccius bilinearis) and Alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus)”
  • Robert Rosner of Phelps, Wisconsin, biology major, mathematics and English minors; “The Effect of Well Depth and Septic Tank Distance on Coliform Contamination in Wells”

Judges are:
Luke Alan Dretske ’21 of Berlin, Wisconsin; Erin Engstrom ’20 of Brookfield, Wisconsin; Kayla Furlano ’20 of West Bend, Wisconsin; Claire Greenlee ’20 of Marshfield, Wisconsin; Courtney Hall ’20 of West Allis, Wisconsin; Kitara Harsh ’20 of Montello, Wisconsin; Aubry Herbon ’21 of Antioch, Illinois; Mitra Kermani ’20 of Louisville, Colorado; Alexandra Molinski ’20 of Oshkosh, Wisconsin; Mya Yupar Oo of ’20 of Rangoon, Myanmar; Katelyn Grace Peroutka ’20 of Waunakee, Wisconsin; Race Rohde ’20 of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Megan Rupnik ’20 of Delavan, Wisconsin; Molly Waggoner ’21 of Pulaski, Wisconsin.

Faculty moderators are: Tom Hamami, assistant professor of business management; Ellen Lee, assistant professor of psychology; Julia Manor, assistant professor of psychology; Christina Othon, associate professor of physics; Karlyn Schumacher, assistant librarian-Access Services; Fan Zhang, assistant professor of business management.

Showcase committee members are: Nicholas Eastman, assistant professor of educational studies, co-chair; Amy Rachuba, assistant librarian-Resource Services, co-chair; Tom Hamami, assistant professor of business management; Ellen Lee, assistant professor of psychology; Julia Manor, assistant professor of psychology; Christina Othon, associate professor of physics; Karlyn Schumacher, assistant librarian-Access Services; Fan Zhang, assistant professor of business management.


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