2014 Symposium Schedule

Honoring Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creativity

Morning Schedule:

8:00-9:00 A.M.
Campus-Wide Breakfast and Registration. Kent Campus Center Atrium (main level)
All are invited. Presenters must check in to get programs and lanyards, to put up posters if necessary, and to confirm final schedules.

9:00-9:50 A.M.
Keynote Roundtable. Hubbell Hall, Kent Campus Center (second floor)
Today’s roundtable is composed of four Simpson College alumni, who will discuss their experiences with undergraduate research and their paths after graduation. The alumni are: Anne Alesch, Patrick Carlson, Kayla Schmidt Osborn, and Tim McMillin.

10:00-10:50 A.M. Concurrent Sessions I

All That is Solid Melts Into Air, Cowles Center, Room 171; Moderator:
• Emily Koss, Feminism, Sexuality, and the Changing Nature of Fairy Tales Through Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber
• Allie Esch, The Serendipitous Rise of Impressionism
• Jessalyn Holdcraft, Nothing is Sacred

Citizen Watch. Blank Performing Arts Center, Room 201; Moderator:
• Estefanía Anaya, The Witch-Hunts of Early Modern Europe: Were They Misogynistic?
• Nathan Connealy, Evaluation of Strategic Hot Spot Policing
• Kat Vampola, Second-Class Citizens: Felon Voting Laws & Criminal Disenfranchisement in the United States

Creative Destruction. McNeill Hall, Pioneer Conference (Room 111); Moderator:
• Michael Henry, Death Of A Star
• Amy West, The Science of the Soul: Exploring the Definition of Life through Creative Writing

Lover’s Quarrels. McNeill Hall, Room 107; Moderator:
• Kristina Kelehan, Sex, Crime and Changing Morals: Sodomy in Nineteenth Century England
• Sydni Loney, Why So Jealous? An Analysis of Attachment, Induction Tactics, and Motivations to Induce Jealousy in a Romantic Partner

Reimagining Space. Carver Science Building, Room 231; Moderator:
• Kandi Erwin, (In)authenticity in Paradise
• Emily Pautsch, Historical Realities and Cultural Debate: Spanish Imperial Expansion and the Realities of the Latin American Natives

Disorderly Bodies. Dunn Library, Craven Room (Second Floor); Moderator
• Dillon Thiner, Senate Dysfunction
• Maureen Snook, Horror, Sado-Masochism and Sensibility in Anne Radcliffe’s Mysteries of Udolpho and Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca
• Douglas Cole, Social Selves as a Necessity of Physical Being

Changing Iowa. Amy Robertson Music Building, Madsen Hall (main level)
• Joshua Zieman, Origins of the Iowa Caucuses: 20th Century Flirtation with Reform
• Annie Olson, The Exodus of African-Americans from Indianola: A Study of the Reliability of Memory-Based History

Interactive Panel Discussion. Wallace Hall, Room 201
• Brian Steffen, Caitlin Dicus, Erin Gerken, Kate Hayden, Emma Heitritter, and Rachel Rice, Shackling the Press? USA/UK Media After the Phone-Hacking Scandals

Joe K. Moody Research Symposium. Carver Science Building, Jordan Lecture Hall (Room 215); Moderator:
• Lauren Mulder, Emily Magers, and Pat Singer, Exploring the Effect of Simvastatin-treated Mouse Myeloid Cells on the Gene Expression of NF-kappaB and NF-kappaB Target Genes
• Daniel Henry, Maia Kelly, and Pat Singer, Mechanism of statin-mediated cell death
• Taylor King, Methods of Multiflora Rose Control

11:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M.
Senior Art Reception. Farnham Gallery, Mary Berry Hall.
Students majoring in visual arts at Simpson College specialize in drawing, painting, pottery, photography, art education and graphic design. The major is capped by a personalized senior project and art show prior to graduation. Each year, the Senior Exhibit opens in April and remains on display through graduation day in Simpson’s Farnham Galleries. The 2013 exhibit is the culmination of the students’ undergraduate art study, featuring works created during the fall semester of their senior year. The exhibit features a variety of media and art techniques, chosen by the student.

Afternoon Schedule:

11:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M.
Honors Lunch (invitation only). Kent Campus Center, Hubbell Hall

12:30-2:00 P.M.
Honors Convocation. Smith Chapel

2:15-3:05 P.M. Concurrent Sessions II

Sexuality and Social Regulation. McNeill Hall, Pioneer Conference Room (Room 111); Moderator:
• Sarina Rhinehart, Why was Wiggins Saved?: A Study of the 2010 and 2012 Iowa Supreme Court Retention Elections
• Lindsey Stubbs, “She knew she was nobody/s meat”: Female Sexuality in Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber and Other Short Stories
• Rachel Villarreal, Social regulation, self-regulation and the First Amendment

Performances. Amy Robertson Music Building, Madsen Hall, (main level);
• Caitlin Dicus, Spoken Word in Thirds
• Josh Zieman with Erin Webb, Irene Ryan Acting Presentation

Building Social Structures. McNeil Hall, Room 107; Moderator
• Kendra Hunt, Parenting Practices and Family Structure as Predictors of Youth Alcohol Use
• Miranda Dean, Attachment and Perceived Social Support
• Annie Fullas, Redefining the “New Atheist”: Building New Bridges Within Interfaith Context

Forms of Empowerment. Blank Performing Arts Center, Room 201; Moderator:
• Kristina Kelehan, Chaucer’s Women: Empowered or Irrelevant?
• Alisha Chico, The Impact Educating Women can have on the Economy: Evidence from Bangladesh and Nepal
• Krystal Daggett, Elizabeth I: The Fluidity of Gender

Regulating Selves and Others. Cowles Center, Room 171; Moderator:
• Kaitlyn Mathiesen, Sex Offender Recidivism: Do Violent Offenders Differ from Nonviolent Offenders
• Kate Hayden, U.K.-Style Regulations in U.S. Student Press
• Lauren Sebek, Do Therapy Dogs Reduce Stress?

Challenges. Mary Berry, Room 120; Moderator:
• Andrew Zepeda, The Shimabara Rebellion
• Jacob, McLain, The Christian Science Challenge to the Status Quo

Simpson College Urban Institute (SUSI) Panel. Wallace Hall, Room 201;
• Jessica Prowant, Shawn Schossow, Carly Rice, Jose Perez, Mikela Holstad, and Joella Hanes, Iowa Minority Impact Legislation

Joe K. Moody Research Symposium. Carver Science Building, Jordan Lecture Hall (Room 215); Moderator:
• Melissa Greene, Lepidoptera Richiness as an Indicator of Restored Prairie Health
• Hannah Longstreet, Tony Saucedo, Lauren Tirado, and Demetre Van Arsdale, A Model of Prairie Restoration
• Hannah Longstreet, Tony Saucedo, Lauren Tirado, Demetre Van Arsdale, and Grace Williams, Effects of Tallgrass Prairie Plant Diversity on Invertebrate Community

3:15-4:30 P.M.
Poster Session and Hors d’oeuvre Reception. Kent Campus Center, Black Box Theater

4:30-4:45 P.M.
Awards and Remarks. Kent Campus Center, Black Box Theater