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Student Scholar Day
Thursday, April 4

Whitfield Center
8:15am - 3:30pm

Student Scholar Oral Presentations
Whitfield Center, 8:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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Student Scholar Posters/Exhibits/Portfolios
Whitfield Center, WHI 509, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
> View List of Posters / Portfolios

Social Justice Panel
Whitfield Center, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Summar Fahda, Nursing
Katie LaRose, Communication
Claire Sexton, Special Education
Matt St. John, Kinesiology

All campus community members are invited
to attend any or all of the above Scholar Day events.

For information:
Jordan Wagge, 816.501.2964 or Jordan.Wagge@avila.edu

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Oral Presentations

8:15 – 8:30 | Maggie Carthen
Faculty Mentor: Kelly Watson
“The Desire of the Enemy: The Trials and Triumphs of being the Slave Mistress of a White Master"
  9:30-9:45 | Katie LaRose
Faculty Mentor: Dr. J. Anthony Snorgrass
“Free the Girls – Save a Life”
  10:45 – 11:00 | Meika Nwaomah
Faculty Mentor: Jenny Memmott
“The Use of Music Therapy in Hospice, Nursing Home, and School Settings”
8:30 – 8:45 | Jennipher Cromley
Faculty Mentor: David Wissman
“Dr. Kevorkian: Savior or Murderer”
  9:45-10:00 | Summar Fahda
Faculty Mentor: Amy Weber
“Music to the Ears”
  11:00 – 11:15 | Aimee Adams and Jaclyn Wacha
Faculty Mentor: Linda Strelluf
“The Glitter Run”
8:45 – 9:00 | Brooke Schofield
Faculty mentor: Dr. Kelly Watson
“Slaves and Their Religious Experiences in the Antebellum South”
  10:00-10:15 | Katelyn Frakes
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Larson
“Recruitment and motives for enrollment of student-athletes at Avila University”
  11:15 – 11:30 | Olivia Morgan
Faculty Mentor: Susan H. Fetsch, PhD, RN
“Support for Breast Cancer Patients”
9:00 - 9:15 | Stephanie Gonzalez
Faculty Mentor: Dr. McCalley
“Integrated Strategies for Improving Spelling”:
  10:15-10:30 | Austin Stockard, Kelby Phelps, Jordan Byrd, Jessica Ferrel, Cleveland Neal, and Trey Swager
Faculty Mentor: Nicole Esquibel
“Fight Club: Bully Advocacy Group”
  11:30 – 11:45 | Matt St. John
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Larson
“Case Study: Effects of exercise on the quality of life experienced by an individual with cerebral palsy”
9:15 - 9:30 | Micah Hair
Faculty Mentor: Georgia Mueller, MA
“Great Stories Have Flawed People”
  10:30 – 10:45 | Amanda Schwartz
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Milakovic
“An Unwanted Presence: Censorship in Education”
  11:45 – 12:00 | Stephen Johnson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Larson
“Leaving a Mark”


Posters / Exhibits / Portfolios

Nadia Amirshahpari
Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Wissman
"The Measure of Academic Success"
  Chris Mavis
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Larson
"Student-Athlete Preferred vs. Actual Coaching Feedback"
  Robert Reiff
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Larson
"Developing a new cooling suit system for race car drivers using space-age technology"
Jennifer Caughey
Faculty Mentor: Martha Blackman
" Social support and its relationship to cancer treatment"
  Cortni Mayo
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jordan Wagge
"Decreasing the Number of Working Hours per Shift Will Decrease the Incidence of Medical Errors in the Nursing Field"
  Zak Reneau, Dara Matheis, Sammie York, and Trent Nichols
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Larson
"Exercise Protocol for Individuals with Muscular Dystrophy"
Shelby Creek and Shawn Miles
Faculty Mentor: Marcia Pasqualini
"Public Speaking Anxiety and Speech Rate"
  Ali Moline
Faculty Mentor: Marci Aylward
Art as Expressive Means
  Matt Ricketts
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Larson
"A comparison of baseball swing biomechanics between expert and novice hitters during practice and game situations"
Sara Ghavami
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Larson
" Biomechanics of Triple Axel Jump"
  Mike Mollett
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Larson
" Functional Movement Screening results for undergraduate student-athletes at Avila University"
  Chelsea Scoggins
Faculty Mentor: Lonna Boen
"Professional Appearance"
Sara Ghavami, Tiffany Stone, Robert Reiff, and Josh Vessey
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Larson
" Lifestyle and exercise therapy strategies for the daily management and treatment of Multiple Sclerosis"
  Trent Nichol
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Larson
" The Biomechanics of a Tennis Serve"
  Emily Volker, Katelyn Frakes, Chris Kemp,
Evan O’Connell

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Larson
"Cerebral Palsy and Exercise"
Cailey Kroesen
Faculty Mentor: Susan Lawlor
Graphic Design Portfolio
  Stephanie Nold, Shana Stites, and Melissa Cantwell
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Pasqualini
" Public speaking anxiety (PSA) and its relationship to academic and general procrastination"
  Emily Volker
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Larson
"The Biomechanics of the Long Jump"
Ashley Manning
Faculty Mentor: Rhonda Brown
" Hospital Acquired Infection Rate: Private vs. Shared Patient Rooms"
  Evan O’Connell
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Larson
"The Biomechanics of the Power Clean"
  Madison Wiedeman
Faculty Mentor: Lynn Gallagher
"The Benefit of Outdoor Therapy in Nursing Homes"
        Dianne Winter
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Stephen Daggett
"A Study of the Effects of Alcohol on Zebrafish Embryo Tubulin Production"