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A Celebration of the Liberal and Professional Arts

WELCOME

Welcome from President Brian Stogner

Welcome to Rochester College’s 15th semiannual Academic Symposium, where we join together to celebrate our vibrant academic community. We are especially honored to present the academic achievements and capstone projects of more than 150 Rochester College students.

This year’s program boasts a diversity of subject matter and a display of critical thinking as reflected in our students’ scholarly papers, executive simulations, public relations campaigns for real world clients, theatrical performances of "Into the Woods" and musical recitals. These performances and all of our students’ presentations are exciting indicators of our mission to “prepare students for a life of study and service” by developing in them increasing abilities to perform scholarly research, to communicate with excellence, and to think critically and creatively.

In addition to our student talks, we are holding our third semiannual poster session. Student posters will be displayed throughout the halls of the Ennis and Nancy Ham Library and Richardson Academic Center. During the session, students, employees and guests are encouraged to meet one-on-one with the presenters to learn more about their work in this “meeting of the minds.”

We welcome your participation in this wonderful event, and we congratulate our student scholars for their achievements.

Sincerely,

Brian Stogner, Ph.D.

President

PROGRAM OF EVENTS

Monday, April 16

Academic Awards Ceremony

Rochester College Theatre, 6:30 p.m.Rochester College Theatre, 6:30 p.m.

The Academic Awards Ceremony features academic departments honoring their outstanding students, and the college presents the Distinguished Faculty Award. A dessert reception hosted by Student Government follows.

Tuesday, April 17

Student Presentations, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Poster Sessions, 1:40 – 2:50 p.m.

For a complete schedule, please continue to move scroll down this page.

Thursday - Saturday April 19-22

Into the Woods

by Stephen Soundheim & James Lapine

Directed by Robert Arbaugh

Rochester College Theatre | Thurs.-Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching. The story follows a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

Tuesday, April 17

Concurrent Session A:

9 – 10:15 a.m.

Business 1Auditorium East

  • Apple: Evan Fisher, Johann Hermiz, Kyle Richards, Erich Rodrigues-Leite

Nursing 1Auditorium West

  • Deanna Cochran, Melinda Constand, Ashley Hindo, Renee Spicuzza, Aaron Thompson, & Kimberly Whiteside: Nursing Test Taking Strategies Workshop
  • Trevor Deachin, Kacie Humiecki, Heather Keillor, Emily Renta-Villanueva: The Impact of Pre-briefing on Nursing Students’ Simulation Experience, Competency Performance, and Confidence

Mass Communication 1Ham Library 112

  • Holly Lingenfelter: Remarketing Real Beauty
  • Jacob Clifford: Unethical Photo Manipulation and Reporting During Hurricane Harvey
  • Rachel Murdock: Ethics in Reporting About Children
  • Devon McVettie: Unhate – The Use of Altered Photos

Ministry 1Ham Library 113

  • Ashleigh Anderson: Baptism: New Life, New Identity
  • John Hogan: The Table and Congregational Identity: A Synthesis of Eucharistic Theology and Organizational Change Theory
  • Grant Groomes: Life Through New Identity

Psychology 1Ham 115

  • Alex Luchenbach-McClellan: How is Self-Efficacy Affected by Birth Order?
  • Hayley Caddell: Five Love Languages and Ethnic Identity

Interdisciplinary Studies 1—Richardson Center 117

  • Chad Cook: A Historical and Legal View on Euthanasia
  • Leo Kelly: The History and Development of Affirmative Action

Natural Sciences 1—Richardson Center 202

  • Mark Shawnah: Obesity in a Modern World
  • Julia Tucker: Reevaluation of the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cholesterol Related Issues

Concurrent Session B:

10:25 – 11:40 a.m.

Business 2Auditorium East

Marriott: Harold Cadwell III, Travis Harmon, Chad Skarjune, Savannah Somerville, & Devan Watkins

Nursing 2—Auditorium West

  • Erin Dunsmore, Anthony Galietti, Katherine Steiner, & Summer Sumner: Stress Reduction in First Year Nursing Students: The Effects of a Peer Mentoring Program
  • Geanina Buzas, Joseph Hartung, Elizabeth Martin, Anna Palmer, & Michael Yousef: Avoiding Forced Retraction During Catheterization of an Uncircumcised Pediatric Male

Mass Communication 2—Ham Library 112

  • Edward Bryant: Mistaken Identity in the Dallas Police Shooting
  • Caitlin Fredericks: The Credibility of Disabilities in Motion Pictures: An Inaccurate Portrayal of Cerebral Palsy in “The Wolf of Wall Street”
  • Juwon Ogunfeyim: How Social Media can Hurt College Students
  • Zachariah Joseph: Drunken Toast in Connection with Criminal Charges

Ministry 2—Ham Library 113

  • Rory McAllister: The Local Church and Its Neighbors
  • Gabriel Marquez: Church and Empire

Psychology 2—Ham Library 115

  • Lauren Boos: Perception of One’s Sense of Humor and its Effect on Self-Esteem
  • Rachel Morgenstern: Music Key Preferences Based on Introversion and Emotional Empathy

Natural Sciences 2—Richardson Center 117

  • Jessica Diehl: The Impact of Wildlife Education on Community Attitudes Towards Wildlife
  • Alexis Swan: Poultry Nutrition

Concurrent Session C:

12:15– 1:30 p.m.

Business 3—Auditorium East

Go Pro: Jake Pacholski, Caleb Pyscher, Ty Robinson, Billy Wilcox, & Will Williams

Nursing 3—Auditorium West

  • Mariam Bassalious, Lauren Calvin, Nedra Curry, Suzey Kitanowski, Kaitlynn Moore, & Shannon Murdock: Improving Oral Hygiene in School-Aged Children by Increasing Parental Knowledge

Mass Communication 3—Ham Library 112

  • Kaila Rechenbach: Social Media and the Effect it Has on College Students
  • Gabrielle Rothenberg: Jaime Lannister: Portrayal of Disability in “Game of Thrones”
  • Wayne Stewart: Implementing Twitter into the College Educational Curriculum: Is it Ethical?
  • Anthony Heinzman: Video Games and Children

Ministry 3—Ham Library 113

  • Dustin McMillan: Bridging Gaps and Healing Communities: The Church and the LGBTQ Community
  • Logan Mong: Unity in the Corinthian Church and Managing Polarities in Congregations
  • Laura Webb: Breaking Down Barriers: How the Language We Use Affects Our Interpersonal Relationships

Psychology 3—Ham Library 115

  • Heather Lietzau: A Study of Video Game Usage and Fine Motor Spatial Skills
  • Leah Zambron: The Effects of Introversion and Extraversion on Facebook Posts

Theatre 1Richardson Center 117

  • Daniel DeRey: Crafting “The Master Craftsman”

Poster Session I:

1:40– 2:15 p.m.

First authors A-M • Hallways of the Ham Library & Richardson Center

Poster Session II:

2:15– 2:50 p.m.

First authors N-Z • Hallways of the Ham Library & Richardson Center

Concurrent Session D:

2:50 – 4:05 p.m.

Business 4Auditorium East

Dunkin’ Brands: Gage Bolton, Brian Fonseca, Ryan Jaros, Christy Routheaux, & Jacob Zarzycki

Psychology 4—Auditorium West

  • Heather Siedhoff: Emotional Intelligence and Parent-Child Relationships
  • Holly Monte: Personality Trends in Actors
  • Heidi Martin: Music and How it Affects Emotion

Mass Communication 4Ham Library 112

  • Skye Donaldson: Ethics of Journalistic Implication: The Aziz Ansari Case
  • Deidra Hill: Is Normalizing a Neo Nazi Ethical?
  • Jasmin Barmore: Beyonce's BumpGate and the Infamous Pregnancy Photo

English 1 — Ham Library 113

  • Michal Smelser: Fairy Tales Across Time and Culture: Creating and Reflecting Change
  • Malina Lyons: Running Water

Psychology 5Ham Library 115

  • Ashley Bennefield: Heterosexual Millennial Males' Perception on Modern Feminism and Women's Roles in Society
  • Nicole Burrick: Facebook Usage and Its Effect on Maternal Confidence
  • John Doanato: Societies Integration, Inclusion and Interaction of Individuals with Intellectual Development Disability

Concurrent Session E:

4:15 – 5:30 p.m.

Business 5—Auditorium East

GoPro: Victoria Lasley, Stephanie Oliver, Chris Russell, Krista Teschler

Psychology 6—Auditorium West

  • Blake German: Commuter Stress and Visual Attention
  • Angel Bonilla: Video Game Self-Efficacy
  • Katie Talbot: Relationships Can Be Stressful, Are you Happy?

Psychology 7—Ham Library 115

  • Yuliya Kosarev: The Relationship Between Birth Order and Anxiety in Adults
  • Suzana Kostic: Introvert and Extravert Personality and Academic Performance
  • Joelle Walczak: ADHD Treatment Recommendations Given by Teachers and Parents’ Likelihood of Accepting These Suggestions

Posters

Interdisciplinary

  • Damen Robinson: The Psychological Effects of Media Violence on Children

Psychology

  • Ashley Bennefield: Heterosexual Millennial Males Perception on Modern Feminism and Women's Roles in Society
  • Angel Bonilla: Video Game Self-Efficacy
  • Lauren Boos: Perception of One’s Sense of Humor and its Effect on Self-Esteem
  • Nicole Burrick: Facebook Usage and Its Effect on Maternal Confidence
  • Hayley Caddell: Five Love Languages and Ethnic Identity
  • John Doanato: Society's Integration, Inclusion and Interaction of Individuals with Intellectual Development Disability
  • Taylor Eastman: Sex Differences in Self-Esteem among Individuals with Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Blake German: Commuter Stress and Visual Attention
  • Hannah Kaganac, Lainie Stull, Leah Zambron, Jerilyn Montgomery: Physiological Responses to Mortality Salience
  • Yuliya Kosarev: The Relationship Between Birth Order and Anxiety in Adults
  • Suzana Kostic: Introvert and Extravert Personalities and Academic Performance
  • Heather Lietzau: A Study of Video Game Usage and Fine Motor Spatial Skills
  • Alexandria Luchenbach-McClellan: How is Self-Efficacy Affected by Birth Order?
  • Amber McAbee: Digital vs. Paper Reading and Does Personality affect Reading Choices
  • Heidi Martin: Music and How it Affects Emotion
  • Amber McAbee: Reading Choices: Digital vs. Paper and is this impacted by personality?
  • Jerilyn Montgomery, Hannah Kaganac , Lainie Stull, & Leah Zambron: Eyeblink Response in the Presence of Mortality Salience
  • Rachel Morgenstern: Music Key Preferences Based on Introversion and Emotional Empathy
  • Pamela Moughler: The Effects of Mobile Phone Snubbing on Friendship Quality
  • Heather Siedhoff: Emotional Intelligence in Relation to Parent-Child Relationships
  • Lainie Stull, Leah Zambron, Jerilyn Montgomery, & Hannah Kaganac: The Correlates of Violent Media Exposure and Mortality Salience
  • Katie Talbot: Relationships can be Stressful: Are You Happy?
  • Jamie Walter: The Correlation of Social Appearance Anxiety with Cyber Relationship Motives
  • Joelle Walczak: ADHD Treatment Recommendations Given by Teachers and Parents’ Likelihood of Accepting These Suggestions
  • Broc Wilkison: Trust and Trustworthiness in Adults and the Effects of Living with a Minor
  • Gregory Vanucci: Social Activism in a Religious Environment
  • Leah Zambron: The Effects of Introversion and Extraversion on Facebook Posts
  • Leah Zambron, Jerilyn Montgomery, Hannah Kaganac, & Lainie Stull: Empathy: A Result of or Influence on Mortality Salience?

Nursing

  • Mariam Bassalious, Lauren Calvin, Nedra Curry, Suzey Kitanowski, Kaitlynn Moore, & Shannon Murdock: Improving Oral Hygiene in School-Aged Children by Increasing Parental Knowledge
  • Geanina Buzas, Joseph Hartung, Elizabeth Martin, Anna Palmer, & Michael Yousef: Avoiding Forced Retraction During Catheterization of an Uncircumcised Pediatric Male
  • Deanna Cochran, Melinda Constand, Ashley Hindo, Renee Spicuzza, Aaron Thompson, & Kimberly Whiteside: Nursing Test Taking Strategies Workshop
  • Trevor Deachin, Kacie Humiecki, Heather Keillor, Emily Renta-Villanueva: The Impact of Pre-briefing on Nursing Students’ Simulation Experience, Competency Performance, and Confidence
  • Erin Dunsmore, Anthony Galietti, Katherine Steiner, & Summer Sumner: Stress Reduction in First Year Nursing Students: The Effects of a Peer Mentoring Program

Theatre

  • Malina Lyons: Running Water

Electronic Posters

Early Childhood Program

  • Rueshawn Andrews: 1,2,3, Let’s Move!
  • Jamie Baker: Schoolyard Farms
  • Kalyn Collins: Childcare Aware - A Grant for Great Teachers
  • Kimberly DeClaire: Enhancing Special Needs Grant Proposal
  • Britlyn Drinkard: A Grant Proposal for Creating Great Teachers
  • Amy Empey: Project Needs for Grant Proposal
  • Tasha King: Project Pedal
  • Brittany Kunzelman: Homework Center Grant
  • Kelsey Lievens: A Furry Friend for the Little Friends
  • Angelica Massenberg: Special Education in Early Childhood
  • Julie Munro: Tech for Tykes
  • Lori Muntz: Project L.E.A.R.N. Grant
  • Theresa Nichols: Project T.U.T.O.R.
  • Linnie Thompson: Leading through Literacy!
  • Sara Root: Let’s Play, Naturally!
  • Samantha Safronoff: Critters in the Classroom Grant
  • Abeer Salman: Reading is Not Rocket Science!
  • Amanda Schmidt: Technology to Succeed
  • Theresa Slagel: Natural Revamp!

Education

  • Breanna Bianchi: Impact on Student Learning
  • Emily Hall: Impact on Student Learning
  • Adrienne Jackson: Impact on Student Learning: Writer’s Workshop
  • Ryan Porter: Impact on Student Learning: An Analysis on Summative Data Used To Determine Teaching Effectiveness
  • Jamie Rester: Secondary Grammar: A Focus on Educating with Verbals
  • Kylee Wright-Alexander: Impact on Student Learning: 1st Grade Animals

Mass Communication

  • Gryphon Dickerson-Houilles: PR plan for Moneyball Sportswear
  • Brook Weaver: Brian Williams Fails the TARES Test

Strategic Leadership

  • Heather Banaszak: Elon Musk: A Pinnacle Leader Creating a Better Future Through Change
  • Omar Barakat: Mahatma Gandhi: An Exemplary Leader to Follow
  • Breanna Bianchi: Impact on Student Learning
  • Emily Hall: Impact on Student Learning
  • Atyia Hendon: Leadership of Maya Angelou
  • Brian Kornacki: Washington: America's Pinnacle Leader
  • Karen Messineo: Leadership of William Franklin Graham Jr.
  • Karen Morgan: Benjamin Franklin: Leadership Practices for Today's Businesses
  • Nicholas Passalacqua: Mike Krzyzewski: Coach K
  • Michelle Robertson: Marian Wright Edelman: A Model for Visionary Leadership
  • Tina Sharnas-Holmes: Alan Mulally: A True Transformational Leader
  • Devoria Thomas: Oprah Winfrey: A Phenomenal Leader and Humanitarian
  • Kristie Waters: Billy Graham: America’s Pastor
  • Jennifer Wentworth: The Authentic Leadership of Sheryl Sandberg

Capstone Abstracts

Acknowledgments

Symposium chair: Dr. Jessica Matchynski

Symposium Committee: Caitlin Bechard, Julayne Hughes, Dr. Mark Manry, Dr. Cathie Parker, and Susan Wizinsky

Photography and web: Elliot Jones

Print design and editing: Liz Fulton

Undergraduate interns: Damon Alexander, Emily Bemis, Alexandria Luchenbah-McClellan,Veronica Moore, Shelby Kurschat, Heather Siedhoff, Lainie Stull, & Leah Zambron

Event operations: Rachel Arbaugh

Special thanks: Katelyn Hargrave, Donna Love and the volunteers from Student Government

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