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CELEBRATE! Week 2013

Monday, April 22

Eat, Think, and Be Merry: Students read from their work

Noon-1:30 p.m. Carlton 209
Students will read poems and excerpts from their short stories and personal essays.

College Writing Showcase

5:30-7 p.m. Belk Library 113
Students will display and narrate electronic posters that depict exemplary writing projects completed in ENG 110 Writing: Argument and Inquiry in Fall 2012 and Spring 2013. The Showcase is a drop-in event.

Elon Chapter of The National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi's Annual Induction Ceremony

6 p.m.-7:15 p.m. McKinnon Hall, Lakeside Meeting Room
The annual induction ceremony of Phi Kappa Phi recognizes juniors and seniors from all disciplines who are at the top of their class and graduate students, alumni and faculty, staff, and administrators who have achieved recognition in their fields and/or by their peers.  The speaker this year will be Mark Davis, Southeastern Regional Vice-President of Phi Kappa Phi.  A reception will follow.

Hunter Lovins, “The Business Case for Implementing Sustainability”

7:30 p.m. McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center
Hunter Lovins is respected for her expertise in sustainable development, globalization, energy and resource policy, economic development and climate change among other areas. She has co-authored 10 books and hundreds of papers. She will discuss how companies and communities are implementing genuine sustainability to create a more prosperous future.

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Tuesday, April 23

Celebrate! Faculty and Student Scholarship
Poster Session I

8:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.; Authors Present 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. McKinnon Hall

  • Alan Scott (Assistant Professor of Psychology)
    THE EFFECTIVENESS OF AUDIBLE AND TACTILE HEADING CUES FOR PEDESTRIANS WHO ARE BLIND AT COMPLEX INTERSECTIONS
  • Amy Overman (Associate Professor of Psychology)
    FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE ASSOCIATIVE MEMORY IMPAIRMENT IN OLDER ADULTS
  • Aunchalee Palmquist (Assistant Professor of Anthropology)
    GOT DONOR MILK? BREAST MILK SHARING ON THE INTERNET
  • Alexis Franzese (Assistant Professor of Sociology)
    AUTHENTICITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AND MENTAL HEALTH: DEVELOPMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS
  • Linda Niedziela (Associate Professor of Biology)
    ONE FISH, SMALL FISH, STRIPED FISH, BLUE FISH. ZEBRAFISH: A VERSATILE ANIMAL MODEL FOR TOXICOLOGY RESEARCH
  • Crystal Anderson (Associate Professor of English)
    K-POP CARTOGRAPHY: NAVIGATING SUBCULTURAL CAPITAL IN K-POP FANDOM
  • Scott Windham (Associate Professor of German)
    FILM AND THE TURKISH ‘PROBLEM’ IN GERMANY
  • Sarah Glasco, Scott Windham, Ketevan Kupatadze, Samuele Pardini, Kristina Meinking, and Olivia Choplin (faculty from the Department of World Languages & Cultures)
    FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND ADVANCED CRITICAL THINKING: THE LINK TO GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP
  • Mina García (Associate Professor of Spanish)
    MAGIC, SORCERY AND WITCHCRAFT IN SPAIN
  • Maureen Ihrie (Associate Professor of Spanish)
    SPANISH: CULTURAL LENS TO THE HISPANIC WORLD
  • Eric Hall, Wally Bixby, Caroline Ketcham, & Paul Miller (faculty from the Department of Exercise Science) 
    ELON BRAINCARE: CONCUSSION ASSESSMENT, RESEARCH AND EDUCATION IN STUDENT- ATHLETES
  • Karen Yokley (Assistant Professor of Math & Statistics)
    MATHEMATICAL MODELING INVESTIGATIONS OF EPILEPTIC SEIZURES
  • Laura Taylor & Kirsten Doehler (faculty from the Department of Math & Statistics)
    AN INVENTORY TO MEASURE FACULTY PERCEPTIONS OF STATISTICS
  • Amanda Sturgill and Phillip Motley (faculty from the School of Communications)
    PREPARATION FOR INTERNATIONAL SERVICE-LEARNING: EVALUATING PRE-TRIP CULTURAL TRAINING
  • Youssef Osman (Assistant Professor of Communications)
    NO COMMENT (Short fiction film 35mm)
  • Terry Tomasek (Associate Professor of Education) with students Kelly Coble & Angie Edwards
    USING ANIMALS THAT SLITHER, SLIDE, RUN AND HIDE FOR EDUCATION
  • Karl Green (Assistant Professor of Performing Arts)
    COSTUME DESIGNS
  • Sara Triffo (Assistant Professor of Chemistry)
    INVESTIGATIONS OF LIPID-ANCHORED FLUORESCENT PROTEINS IN LIVE CELL MEMBRANES
  • LM Wood (Associate Professor of Art
    DIGITAL FABRICATIONS
  • Jessica Katschke& Lauren Packard  (Dr. Amy A. Overman)
    AN INVESTIGATION OF AUDIOVIOSUAL INTEGRATION IN SPEECH PERCEPTION
  • Benjamin P. Schwartz & Garrett B. Tante  (Dr. Amy A. Overman)
    THE INFLUENCE OF MULTIPLE REPETITIONS AND PERCEPTION OF CONTROL OVER MEMORY ON MEMORY PERFORMANCE
  • Kate Sidwell& Victoria Lipinski  (Dr. Catherine A. King)
    PSYCHOSOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND WELL-BEING OF COLLEGE STUDENTS
  • Christine Pacewicz& Sarah Basiliere  (Dr. Barry B. Beedle)
    CHARACTERISTICS OF METABOLIC SYNDROME IN MALE COLLEGIATE ATHLETES
  • Kyle M. Herbert  (Dr. Suzanne E. Fenton)
    THE EFFECTS OF PERFLUOROOCTANOIC ACID (PFOA) ON BRANCHING MORPHOGENESIS
  • Kristen M. Grater  (Dr. Joyce A. Davis)
    EXERCISE AND COGNITION: EFFECT OF LOW VOLUME EXERCISE ON EXECUTIVE FUNCTION IN OLDER ADULTS
  • Annie R. Chan  (Prof. Elizabeth K. Bailey)
    THE EFFECT OF A FACEBOOK BASED NUTRITION EDUCATION PROGRAM ON KNOWLEDGE, BEHAVIORS, AND WEIGHT OF FIRST YEAR COLLEGE
  • Meredith Stephenson Gwaltney  (Prof. Elizabeth K. Bailey)
    CHANGES IN PERCEIVED BODY IMAGE, SELF ESTEEM AND COMPETENCE IN YOUNG GIRLS FOLLOWING PARTICIPATION IN A HEALTH EDUCATION
  • Hannah McHugh  (Prof. Elizabeth K. Bailey)
    INFLUENCES ON QUALITY OF LIFE IN OLDER COMMUNITY DWELLERS
  • Grant Fisher  (Prof.  Amanda S. Tapler)
    HEALTHY MOUTHS PROMOTE HEALTHY BODIES
  • Miles W.Grunvald& Alexandra Pedicone  (Dr. Antonio D. Izzo)
    RESISTANCE AND SUCCESSION OF FUNGAL SPORES AFTER SIMULATED HEAT SHOCK
  • Elaina M. Kalyvas  (Dr. Antonio D. Izzo)
    DIVERSE ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OBSERVED IN ACTINOBACTERIA ISOLATED FROM A PIEDMONT FOREST IN NORTH CAROLINA
  • Chelsea Jacobs  (Dr. David B. Vandermast)
    CONTROL OF KUDZU (PUERARIA MONTANTA) OF THE ELON UNIVERSITY FOREST WITH SEASONAL SHADING TECHNIQUES
  • Jillian Kelly  (Dr. David B. Vandermast)
    THE EFFECT OF BEAVER HERBIVORY ON FOREST COMPOSITION ON THE HAW RIVER, CENTRAL   NORTH CAROLINA

Paper Session I
10:40 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

LaRose Digital Theatre (Moderator: Dr. Buffie Longmire-Avital)

  • Elise Noyes (Dr. Alexa N. Darby)
    STUDENTS' EMOTIONS IN ACADEMIC SERVICE-LEARNING EXPERIENCES
  • Ursula Grace Saelzler (Dr. Amy A. Overman)
    THE INFLUENCE OF CONGRUENT INFORMATION ON ASSOCIATIVE MEMORY IN YOUNG AND OLDER ADULTS
  • Michelle Pebole & Benjamin Unger (Dr. Buffie Longmire-Avital)
    WHEN THE GYM STRESSES YOU OUT: THE MEDIATING ROLE OF FITNESS STRESS ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DEPRESSION AND EMOTION-BASED EATING
  • Nichole E. Schulz (Dr. Buffie Longmire-Avital)
    CHECKING EVERY BOX: THE STRESS ADOLESCENTS FACE IN PURSUIT OF BEING A FIRST GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENT

KOBC 200 (Moderator: Dr. Svetlana Nepocatych)

  • Kelsey Michelle Evans (Dr. Caroline J. Ketcham)
    RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INFORMATION PROCESSING AND POSTURAL STABILITY IN COLLEGIATE AND HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES
  • Andrea G. Gross (Dr. Paul C. Miller)
    DOES GATORADE G3 FACILITATE RECOVERY IN MALE COLLEGIATE ATHLETES?
  • Cristina DiCostanzo, Mollie Hughes, & Katherine Szabo (Dr. Svetlana Nepocatych)
    DIETARY INTAKE, BODY COMPOSITION AND FITNESS AMONG COLLEGE FEMALE ATHLETES DURING IN- AND OFF-SEASON
  • Marissa Mastrocola (Dr. Walter R. Bixby)
    EFFECTS OF ACUTE EXERCISE ON RETENTION AND LEARNING

KOBC 208 (Moderator: Dr. Rissa M. Trachman)

  • Maggie Frates (Dr. Rissa M. Trachman)
    MATERIAL CULTURE AND SOCIAL ORGANIZATION: INDICATiONS OF SOCIAL STATUS AT THE ANCIENT MAYA SITE OF DOS HOMBRES, BELIZE
  • Rosemary Towchik (Dr. Thomas S. Henricks)
    FOOTBALL AND IDENTITY: FANTASY FOOTBALL IN THE UNITED STATES
  • Erin Mellett (Dr. Tom C. Mould)
    TOURISM AS A FORCE FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH AND CULTURAL REVITALIZATION:  A CASE STUDY OF THE OCCANEECHI BAND OF THE SAPONI NATION
  • Caroline Miller (Dr. Tom C. Mould)
    PLAYING POOR: IMAGES OF IRISH TRAVELLERS IN SETTLED PEOPLE'S NARRATIVES

KOBC 211 (Moderator: Dr. Jennifer K. Uno)

  • Michael Berg (Dr. Benjamin A. Evans)
    BIOMIMETIC CILIA AS A MODEL EPENDYMAL CILIA SYSTEM
  • Stephanie Lindeman (Dr. Brant W. Touchette)
    ANALYZING THE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN THE MOTHER AND DAUGHTER RAMET OF JUSTICIA AMERICANA IN VARIED DROUGHT CONDITIONS
  • Lea S. Abel (Dr. David B. Vandermast)
    ASSESSMENT OF INVASIVE PLANT SPECIES THREAT ON ELON UNIVERSITY FOREST
  • Emily Neidhardt (Dr. David B. Vandermast)
    GEOGRAPHIC VARIATION IN THE ALLELOPATHIC POTENTIAL OF AMERICAN BEECH (FAGUS GRANDIFOLIA)
  • Jillian A. Somero (Dr. Jennifer K. Uno)
    THE EFFECTS OF AN ALL LIQUID DIET ON THE GUT MICROBIOTIA

KOBC 242 (Moderator: Dr. Cassandra L. Kircher)

  • Chris Sonzogni (Dr. Cassandra L. Kircher)
    THE QUEST FOR WALDEN POND: THE ARTHURIAN MOTIF IN THOREAU’S WALDEN
  • Sarah Lentz (Dr. Janet C. Myers)
    "HALF AGONY, HALF HOPE:" LETTERS OF COURTSHIP IN PERSUASION
  • Jane Louise Siegel (Dr. Jean D. Schwind)
    SHERMAN ALEXIE AND MODERN NATIVE AMERICAN NOSTALGIA
  • Jacqueline Alnes (Dr. Jean D. Schwind)
    CLEANLINESS IS NEXT TO IMPOSSIBLE: A STUDY OF HEALTH  AND CLEANLINESS IN MY ANTONIA

KOBC 244 (Moderator: Dr. Victoria Del Gaizo Moore)

  • Andrew Fischer (Dr. Kathryn M. Matera)
    α-SYNUCLEIN FIBRIL DISAGGREGATION BY DOPAMINE DERIVATIVE DL-NOREPINEPHRINE
  • Mary Bedard (Dr. Victoria Del Gaizo Moore)
    ANALYSIS OF HUMIC ACID INTERFERENCE ON ESTROGENIC ACTIVITY USING AN ESTROGEN-SENSITIVE YEAST ASSAY
  • Jo Anne Crum (Dr. Victoria Del Gaizo Moore)
    EXAMINATING CHANGES IN BCL-2 FAMILY PROTEINS USING AN IN VITRO MODEL OF SEPSIS
  • Kelsey M. Van Dalfsen (Dr. Victoria Del Gaizo Moore)
    BCL-2 PROTEIN REGULATION OF HYPERGLYCEMIA INDUCED CARDIOMYOCYTE APOPTOSIS
  • Rachel E. Wilson (Dr. Victoria Del Gaizo Moore)
    INVESTIGATION OF BCL-2 PROTEIN-PROTEIN INTERACTIONS IN PROSTATE CANCER CELLS

KOBC 310 (Moderator: Dr. Sarah Glasco)

  • Ashton L. Coats (Dr. Sarah L. Glasco)
    WHO AM I? A STUDY OF IDENTITY OF SECOND GENERATION FRENCH IMMIGRANTS
  • Michael Pappano (Dr. Sophie R. Adamson)
    GLOBALIZATION AND CULTURAL SHIFTS: RECENT TRENDS IN WINE PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION IN FRANCE
  • Amy R. Kenney (Dr. Sophie R. Adamson)
    VIEWS ON IMMIGRATION IN FRANCE AND THE UNITED STATES: WHAT THE PRESIDENTIAL SPEECHES, DEBATES AND OPINION SURVEYS REVEAL ABOUT CULTURAL IDENTITY

KOBC 346 (Moderator: Dr. Amy L. Allocco)

  • Brett Evans (Dr. Amy L. Allocco)
    ENGAGED JAIN TRADITIONS AND SOCIAL NONVIOLENCE: ETHNOGRAPHIC CASE STUDIES OF LAY ANIMAL ACTIVISTS AND SERVICE-ORIENTED NUNS
  • Alanna J Vagianos (Dr. Amy L. Allocco)
    THE CRADLE OF THE WORLD: A FEMINIST APPRAISAL OF INDIAN SURROGACY
  • Erin E. Palmer (Dr. Lynn R. Huber)
    IMAGINING SPACES: THE FUNCTION OF IMAGINED SACRED SPACE IN EZEKIEL AND REVELATION
  • Elizabeth Capel (Dr. Kirstin Ringelberg)
    MONEY ALONE WAS NOT ENOUGH”: ART COLLECTING NARRATIVES AND THE PERPETUATION OF DIFFERENCE
  • Rachel L. Zimmermann (Dr. Kirstin Ringelberg)
    (RE)PRESENTING THE BODY: HOW JAPANESE CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS ENCOURAGE THE INTERSUBJECTIVITY OF NATURE AND CULTURE THROUGH THE EMBODIMENT OF THOUGHT

Poster Session II
12:30 p.m-2:30 p.m.; Authors Present 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. McKinnon Hall

  • Hannah Peel (Dr. Eugene B. Grimley)
    MASS SPECTRA FRAGMENTATION PATTERNS OS MONO-SUBSITUTED TRIPHENYL PHOSPHINES, ARSINES AND AMINES
  • Alexander W. Bruch (Dr. Joel M. Karty)
    DETERMINING THE MECHANISM LEADING TO PERIODIC PRECIPITATION (LIESEGANG) REACTIONS
  • Russell Davidson (Dr. Karl D. Sienerth)
    SYNTHESIS OF A SERIES OF BIS-BPCA METAL COMPLEXES AS POTENTIAL CO2 REDUCTION CATALYSTS
  • Cecilia Smith (Dr. Karl D. Sienerth)
    ELECTROCHEMILUMINESCENCE QUENCHING FOR DETERMINATION OF NITRATE EXPLOSIVES
  • Colette Dong (Prof. Lauren W. Kearns)
    COMPARING THE ACTIVATION OF FOUR DIFFERENT MUSCLES DURING A PASSE RELEVE AT AND AWAY FROM THE BARRE
  • Greg Nantz (Dr. Stephen DeLoach)
    SAVINGS, DEPENDENCY, AND CREDIT CONSTRAINTS
  • Kyle P Meredith (Prof. Stephen R. Moore)
    COMPARING THE PRODUCTIVITY, NUTRITIONAL VALUE, AND PROFITABILITY OF A MONOCROPPED SYSTEM TO AN INTERCROPPED SYSTEM USING INTENSIVE PRACTICES
  • William Wollman (Dr. David B. Vandermast)
    EFFECT OF CASTOR CANADENSIS HERBIVORY ON INVASIVE PLANT SPECIES RICHNESS AND GROUND COVER
  • Anna Wilkes (Dr. Benjamin A. Evans)
    MAGNETIC SEPARATION OF TARGETED CELL POPULATIONS IN A MICROFLUIDIC CHANNEL
  • Nina Boston (Dr. Aunchalee E. L. Palmquist)
    EXPLORING THE CULTURAL CONSEQUENCES OF OIL DRILLING ON SACRED NATIVE AMERICAN SITES
  • Jennifer Proto (Dr. Aunchalee E. L. Palmquist)
    BREASTFEEDING NARRATIVES AMONG WIC PARTICIPANTS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
  • Joshua Michael Kaufmann (Dr. Alexis T. Franzese)
    AUTHENTICITY AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION
  • Lauren Oldham (Dr. Anthony G. Weaver)
    THE EXPLORATION OF DIVERSITY AMONG DIVISION I SOFTBALL COACHING STAFFS

Paper Session II
12:40 p.m.-2:20 p.m.

LaRose Digital Theatre (Moderator: Dr. Alan C. Scott)

  • Sarah E. Kowalkowski (Dr. Christopher R. Leupold)
    IDENTIFICATION OF COMPETENCIES FOR LAWYER LEADERS
  • Erica Young & Alexandra Romano (Dr. Mathew H. Gendle)
    EFFECTS OF ORAL 5-HTP ADMINISTRATION ON TOWER OF LONDON TASK PERFORMANCE
  • Lindsay J. Swenson & Sean M. Walmer (Dr. Alan C. Scott)
    THE EFFECT OF COUNTDOWN-ONLY PEDESTRIAN CHANGE INTERVAL DISPLAYS ON SIGNAL RECOGNITION BY PEDESTRIANS WITH REDUCED VISUAL ACUITY
  • Lauren Clapp (Dr. Beth E. Warner)
    FOOD JUSTICE: PERCEPTIONS OF ACCESS, ADEQUACY, AVAILABILITY, AND ACTION IN ALAMANCE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
  • Jamie Nicole Albright (Dr. Cynthia D. Fair)
    PATIENT-PROVIDER COMMUNICATION ABOUT SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH: PERSPECTIVES OF ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS WITH PHIV AND HIV HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

KOBC 208 (Moderator: Dr. Tonya Laakko Train)

  • Kathryn Allen (Dr. Matthew W Clark)
    CHANGES IN FROG LIVER METABOLISM FOLLOWING PBDE CONSUMPTION
  • Allison Nogi (Dr. Matthew W. Clark)
    THE EFFECTS OF ACRYLAMIDE (AA) INGESTION ON LIVER AND SCIATIC NERVE FUNCTION
  • Kirsten L. McCormick (Dr. Tonya Laakko Train)
    CAYAPONIA TAYUYA IS A POTENT INDUCER OF CELL DEATH IN IMMUNE CELLS
  • Erica L Schenhals (Dr. Tonya Laakko Train)
    OXYTOCIN REGULATES SIGNALING IN HS578T BREAST CANCER CELLS
  • Morgan Gregg (Dr. Yuko J. Miyamoto)
    EXAMINING THE ROLE OF MTOR IN T CELL PROLIFERATION AND MIGRATION UNDER IMMUNOSUPPRESSION BY RAPAMYCIN

KOBC 211 (Moderator: Prof. Nicole E. Triche)

  • Caitlin O'Donnell (Dr. David A. Copeland)
    THE MEDIA OF WHITE AMERICA: COMPARING PRESS TREATMENT OF 'THE OTHER'
  • Rachel Southmayd & KassondraCloos (Dr. Glenn Scott)
    THE PULITZER CENTER ON CRISIS REPORTING: REPORTING ON ORGANOPONICO VIVERO ALAMAR DURING WINTER TERM 2013
  • Mary Rouse (Dr. Harlen E. Makemson)
    THE USE OF FRAMES IN POLITICAL CARTOONS DEPICTING SUMMIT MEETINGS DURING THE COLD WAR
  • David Tregde (Prof. Nicole E. Triche)
    FILM AUTHORSHIP: EXPLORING THE THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL SIDES TO AUTHORSHIP IN FILM PRODUCTION

KOBC 242 (Moderator: Dr. Laura J. Roselle)

  • Catherine Anne Bell (Dr. Dion Farganis)
    THE IMPACT OF PARTISAN AND NONPARTISAN ELECTION SYSTEMS ON THE NC SUPREME COURT
  • Joshua M McGee (Dr. Laura J. Roselle)
    INTERNATIONAL STABILITY IN CYBERSPACE: ADDRESSING CYBER ISSUES OF NATIONAL SECURITY ON THE INTERNATIONAL STAGE
  • Thomas Scott Mills (Dr. Sean P. Giovanello)
    SOCIAL MEDIA USE AMONG GEORGIA STATE LEGISLATORS
  • Jeffrey Flitter (Prof. Janna Q. Anderson)
    INVENTING THE HUMAN(E) NETWORK: THE UNDERLYING POLITICAL VALUES OF THE INTERNET AS EXPRESSED BY MEMBERS OF THE INAUGURAL INTERNET HALL OF FAME

KOBC 244 (Moderator: Dr. Chad A. Awtrey)

  • Alison E. Deatsch (Dr. Benjamin A. Evans)
    INFLUENCE OF COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOR IN HYPERTHERMIA THERAPEUTICS USING MAGNETIC NANOPARTICLES
  • Julie Corbett Ronecker (Dr. Benjamin A. Evans)
    PREFERENTIAL BINDING OF FUNCTIONALIZED MAGNETIC MICROSPHERES TO MALIGNANT CELLS
  • Julie Corbett Ronecker (Dr. Benjamin A. Evans)
    PREFERENTIAL BINDING OF FUNCTIONALIZED MAGNETIC MICROSPHERES TO MALIGNANT CELLS
  • Christopher R. Shill (Dr. Chad A. Awtrey)
    GALOIS 2-ADIC FIELDS OF DEGREE 12
  • Andrew Fischer (Dr. Karen A. Yokley)
    INVESTIGATION OF THE POTASSIUM LEAK PARAMETER IN A MATHEMATICAL MODEL OF EPILEPTIC SEIZURES
  • Ethan Glassman (Dr. Scott D. Wolter)   
    A NOVEL INSTRUMENT FOR RAPID ANALYSIS OF ELECTROCHEMICAL REDOX EVENTS

KOBC 310 (Moderator: Dr. Vitaliy P. Strohush)

  • Kate Easom (Dr. Jennifer M. Platania)
    GENDER EQUALITY AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
  • Justin Wanner (Dr. Vitaliy P. Strohush)
    WAGE PREMIUMS AND COSTS OF EDUCATION
  • Paige Burke (Dr. Yilun Shi)
    EXAMINING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, REPUTATION, AND PROFITABILITY
  • Alexandra L. Harden (Dr. Anthony G. Weaver)
    THE HONEYMOON EFFECT IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: A CASE STUDY OF THE COLORADO ROCKIES

KOBC 346 (Moderator: Dr. Mayte de Lama)

  • Genevieve O. D'Cruz (Dr. Mayte de Lama)
    "THE 'IDEAL' WOMAN IN THE CONTEXT OF SPANISH POST-CIVIL WAR SOCIETY IN ENTRE VISILLOS BY CARMEN MARTIN GAITE"
  • Taylor M. Binnix (Dr. Mayte de Lama)
    THE PRESSURE OF SOCIETY IN SPANISH WOMEN’S NARRATIVE
  • Margaret Blehar (Dr. Scott A. Windham)
    THE GOOD AND BAD OF THE "GOOD GERMAN" IN ALBRECHT GOES'S "DAS BRANDOPFER"

KOBC 353 (Moderator: Dr. Hallie C. Hogan)

  • Natalie E. Dupuis (Dr. Hallie C. Hogan)
    BRUNDIBAR AT THERESIENSTADT: SINGING FOR SURVIVAL
  • Alicia M. Varcoe (Prof. Jon Metzger)
    BEGINNING A JAZZ MUSICIAN'S CAREER: A STUDY IN SELF-PROMOTION
  • Wesley I. Rose (Dr. Victoria F. Faw)
    FRANZ LISZT AND THE DEVIL: MUSICAL SYMBOLISM IN THE FAUST AND DANTE SYMPHONIES
  • Lyndsay Burch (Prof. Fred J. Rubeck)
    ELON WOMEN'S THEATRE PROJECT
  • Dorothy Noel (Prof. Michael Q. Smith)
    MORE ABOUT ART, LESS ABOUT STRUCTURE: DEVELOPING NEW BUSINESS MODELS FOR NON-PROFIT THEATRE

Paper Session III 2:40 p.m-4:20 p.m.

LaRose Digital Theatre (Moderator: Dr. Katy E. Rouse)

  • Celia Rose Eddy (Dr. Katy E. Rouse)A STUDY OF THE SHORT-RUN AND LONG-RUN EFFECTS OF YEAR-ROUND SCHOOLING ON STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT IN WAKE COUNTY, NC
  • Kathryn Hjalmarson (Dr. Stephen DeLoach)
    DOES AN UNDERVALUED YUAN ACTUALLY GIVE CHINA A TRADE ADVANTAGE?: A LOOK INTO CHINA'S EXCHANGE RATE AND BILATERAL TRADE
  • Alex Spitz (Dr. Thomas K. Tiemann)
    URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND INVESTMENT IN GERMANY
  • Bethany Neeb (Dr. Thomas T. Tiemann)
    WHAT MAKE'S WORLD'S FAIRS SUCCESSFUL IN U.S. CITIES?

KOBC 208 (Moderator: Prof. Elizabeth K. Bailey)

  • Kelsey Haines (Dr. Stephen E. Byrd)
    TEACHING SINGLE DIGIT ADDITION TO STUDENTS WITH AUTISM:  A KINESTHETIC INTERVENTION
  • Sandra Weiss (Prof. Jan P. Mays)
    A CASE STUDY ON THE EXPERIENCES OF HIGH ACHIEVING MATHEMATICS STUDENTS IN THE ELON ACADEMY: HOW HAS ACADEMIC SUPPORT CONTRIBUTED TO THEIR SUCCESS?
  • Dan Eagle, RieseNarcisse, & Thomas Price (Dr. Shannon L. Duvall)
    CLASHROOM: HOW VIDEO GAMES CAN ENHANCE CLASSROOM EDUCATION
  • Kylee Regan Bushway (Prof. Elizabeth K. Bailey)
    EFFECTS OF A ONE ON ONE MENTORING PROGRAM FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS ON PERCEPTIONS OF SELF ESTEEM, SELF-EFFICACY, AND SOCIOCULTURAL ATTITUDES TOWARDS APPEARANCE

KOBC 211 (Moderator: Dr. Joel M. Karty)

  • Megan A. Martin (Dr. Eugene B. Grimley)
    THE FLAVONOID COMPOSITION OF SOURWOOD (OXYDENDRUM ARBORETUM) HONEY
  • SilvianoMastromarino (Dr. Eugene B. Grimley)
    IDENTIFICATION OF FLAVONOID MARKERS IN POPLAR HONEY
  • Anthony Thomas Pratt (Dr. Eugene B. Grimley)
    GUGGENHEIM METHOD OF KINETIC ANALYSIS: A LABORATORY EXPERIMENT
  • Kevin Lynch (Dr. Joel M. Karty)
    WHY IS SULFURIC ACID SO ACIDIC?
  • Michael Norris (Dr. Joel M. Karty)
    DETERMINING THE CONTRIBUTIONS BY RESONANCE AND INDUCTIVE EFFECTS TOWARD THE STRENGTHS OF HYDROGEN BONDS

KOBC 242 (Moderator: Dr. Rebecca J. Pope-Ruark)

  • Rob Shapiro (Dr. Kevin B. Boyle)
    INNER LIVES ON THE PAGE: STUDYING CRAFT IN READING AND WRITING POETRY
  • Elizabeth Melissa Floyd (Dr. Megan Isaac)
    STAGING HISTORY THROUGH SHAKESPEARE'S HENRIAD
  • Kelsey O'Connell (Dr. Rebecca J. Pope-Ruark)
    RHETORICAL STRATEGIES FOR COMMUNITY BUILDING IN THE FORWARDS OF THE DSM
  • Lucas Randall Walters (Dr. Ann J. Cahill)
    GET WELL SOON: THE CONTEXTUALIZATION AND RELATIONALITY OF HEALTH

KOBC 244 (Moderator: Dr. Lucinda L. Austin)

  • Keeley Franklin (Dr. Byung R. Lee)
    THE EFFECTS OF HUMOR IN ADVERTISING
  • Maria Georgiadis (Dr. Glenn Scott)
    MOTIVATING BEHAVIOR CHANGE: A CONTENT ANALYSIS OF PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE LET'S MOVE! CAMPAIGN
  • Baron Smith (Dr. Lucinda L. Austin)
    ORGANIZATIONAL VALUES IN CRISIS COMMUNICATION: EXPLORING THE USE OF CORPORATE CODES OF VALUES IN PUBLIC RESPONSES TO CRISES
  • Anna Lee Crenshaw (Dr. Michael R. Frontani)
    STAR IMAGES OF LORETTA LYNN AND TAYLOR SWIFT: A COMPARISON OF MEDIA IMAGES IN COUNTRY MUSIC

KOBC 310 (Moderator: Dr. Rod C. Clare)

  • Claire L. Mayo (Dr. David M. Crowe)
    THE GREAT WAR AND THE ROOTS OF POSTWAR FRENCH PACIFISM
  • Christine Swanson (Dr. David M. Crowe)
    OUT OF OPTIONS: THE JEWISH EXPERIENCE IN SHANGHAI, CHINA DURING WORLD WAR II
  • Cameron Shirley (Dr. James S. Bissett)
    SCHOLARS VS. SITES: ANALYZING INTERPRETATIONS OF REVOLUTIONARY AMERICA AT HISTORIC SITES IN BOSTON AND PHILADELPHIA
  • HollynKaeGeibel (Dr. Rod C. Clare)
    “ . . . ONE OF THE REAL TRAGEDIES OF RECONSTRUCTION”: AFRICAN AMERICAN AGENCY AND THE WHITE RESPONSE IN NORTH CAROLINA, 1865-1877

KOBC 346 (Moderator: Dr. Michael A. Matthews)

  • Sarah George (Dr. Thomas E. Arcaro)
    PERSPECTIVES FROM STUDENTS STUDYING ABROAD: FIRSTHAND ACCOUNTS OF EXPERIENTIAL TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING
  • David Carroll (Dr. Thomas S. Henricks)
    THE SIGNIFICANCE OF JIU-JITSU IN BRAZILIAN SOCIETY: AN EXAMINATION OF THE SOCIALIZING EFFECTS OF BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU PRACTICE
  • Emily Kane (Dr. Bud D. Warner)
    PERSONAL AND COMMUNITY IMPACTS OF THE GHANAIAN COCOA TRADE
  • Anna McCracken (Dr. Heidi Frontani)
    CHINESE DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES IN GHANA FROM 1961-2011
  • Danielle E. Dannenberg (Dr. Michael A. Matthews)
    DRUG AND SEX TRAFFICKING ACROSS THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS AND U.S. POLICY INSIGHTS

KOBC 353 (Moderator: Dr. Ryan W. Kirk)

  • Willem J. Prins (Dr. Benjamin A. Evans)
    RAPID REMOVAL AND RECOVERY OF ORGANIC WASTE IN WATERWAYS USING NOVEL MAGNETIC MICROSPHERES
  • Claire C. Tipton (Dr. Janet S. MacFall)
    ENZYME ACTIVITY IN THE HYPORHEIC SOILS OF PIEDMONT STREAMS
  • Lindsay Spiers (Dr. Michael B. Kingston)
    ELEVATED TEMPERATURE EFFECTS ON THE GROWTH AND TOXICITY OF LYNGBYA CONFERVOIDES AND LYNGBYA SP
  • Kristen M. Conroy (Dr. Ryan W. Kirk)
    NUTRIENT RETENTION MONITORING AND MODELING OF A SUBURBAN STORMWATER DETENTION BASIN

Yeager Auditorium (Moderator: Prof. Lynne Formato)

  • Jennifer McAllister (Prof. Jennifer G. Metcalf)
    PARANOIA IS A SKILL: A CHOREOGRAPHIC STUDY ON MENTAL ILLNESS
  • JessiRexroad (Prof. Lynne Formato)
    DANCING DE MILLE: CLASSIC MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE PRESERVED FOR THE EDIFICATION OF A NEW GENERATION

Poster Session III
3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.; Authors Present 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. McKinnon Hall

  • Shannon B. Diehl (Dr. Caroline J. Ketcham)
    PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, NUTRITION, AND SELF-CONCEPT INTERVENTION AT A WEEK-LONG GIRL SCOUT CAMP
  • Jessica Simermeyer (Dr. Caroline J. Ketcham)
    MOTOR PLANNING AND END STATE COMFORT IN CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
  • Kaylie E. Chrismon (Dr. Paul C. Miller)
    THE EFFECTS OF CHOCOLATE SOYMILK ON RECOVERY IN RECREATIONALLY ACTIVE WOMEN
  • Elizabeth Anne Perdue (Dr. Eric E. Hall)
    EVALUATING MOTIVATIONAL CLIMATE IN YOUTH SPORT ATMOSPHERES: ARE AGGRESSIVE TENDENCIES IN YOUTH SOCCER INTRINSICALLY OR EXTRINSICALLY MOTIVATED?
  • Rachel Shulder (Dr. Eric E. Hall)
    THE INFLUENCE OF EXERCISE AND CAFFEINE ON COGNITIVE FUNCTION IN COLLEGE STUDENTS
  • Suzanne Stranzl (Dr. Eric E. Hall)
    DOES PERSONALITY INFLUENCE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND NUTRITION BEHAVIORS IN COLLEGE STUDENTS?
  • John Hollander, Hayley D'Antuono, Caitlin Tarantiles, & Tara Corbett (Dr. L. Kimberly Epting)
    LINGUISTIC RELATIVITY: WRITING AND EDITING OF BILINGUAL STUDENTS
  • Cara McClain (Dr. Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler)
    THE ROLE OF TEACHERS AND PARENTS IN SUPPORTING PRESCHOOLERS’ NATURE EXPERIENCES
  • Caroline Pittard (Dr. Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler)
    PARENTAL GUIDANCE OF CHILDREN'S NUMERACY ACROSS CONTEXTS
  • Lauren A. Culy (Dr. Cynthia D. Fair)
    SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH INFORMATION OFFERED TO ADOLESCENTS WITH PERINATALLY ACQUIRED HIV:  A QUALITATIVE STUDY OF PROVIDER PERSPECTIVES
  • Becca L. Goldstein (Dr. Cynthia D. Fair)
    CONGRUENCE OF TRANSITION PREPAREDNESS BETWEEN ADOLESCENTS WITH PHIV AND THEIR GUARDIANS
  • Kelly C. Allen (Dr. Gregory J. Haenel)
    TURNING UP THE HEAT ON MITOCHONDRIAL DNA EVOLUTION: COMPARISON OF MUTATION RATES IN TWO LIZARD SPECIES
  • Ian Rosen (Dr. Gregory J. Haenel)
    LIFE HISTORY AND THE AGE TO SIZE RELATIONSHIP IN TURTLES AT ELON HOMES POND
  • Alexander Roland Zito-Wolf (Dr. Jennifer K. Uno)
    THE MICROFLORA AND NEUROENDOCRINE REGULATION IN ZEBRAFISH
  • Anthony Fata (Dr. SrikripaChandrasekaran)
    EFFECT OF ENVIRONMENTAL STRESSORS ON MOLECULAR PATHWAYS THAT CONTROL ION HOMEOSTASIS IN SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE
  • Janelle McNeil (Dr. Yuko J. Miyamoto)
    EVALUATION OF THREE TRANSFECTION AGENTS TO INCORPORATE GREEN FLUORESCENT PROTEIN (GFP) INTO T CELLS
  • Natalie Clark (Dr. Kathryn M. Matera)
    BINDING AFFINITY OF ESTROGENIC HORMONES AND LACTOPEROXIDASE
  • Mark Dalgetty (Dr. Kathryn M. Matera)
    ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE: ANALYSIS OF AMYLOID-BETA AGGREGATION
  • Jessica W. Harris (Dr. Sara B. Triffo)
    LIPID ANCHOR INFLUENCE ON THE ORGANIZATION OF THE CELL MEMBRANE
  • TadasRimkus (Dr. Sara B. Triffo)
    STUDY OF LIPID-ANCHORED PROTEIN ORGANIZATION IN YEAST CELL MEMBRANES BY FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPY

SURF Reception
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. McKinnon Hall

The Elon Gap Program: Insights from Year One

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. McEwen 101
The Elon Gap Semester Program debuted in Fall 2012 with great success.  During this session, the inaugural cohort of 15 first-year students will share their experience with the Elon community as they reflect on their personal and intellectual growth through outdoor leadership, service learning, and study abroad in Costa Rica.

Unveiling of Colonnades: The Literary and Art Journal of Elon University

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Trollinger House
The Colonnades staff will be unveiling the 64th edition of Colonnades: The Literary and Art Journal of Elon University. Copies of the journal contain original student poetry, short stories, creative essays, and artwork, and some artists featured will read / display artwork from journal. All copies are free.

Outsourcing Surrogacy to India: A screening of the documentary film Made in India

7 p.m.-9:15 p.m. LaRose Digital Theatre KOBC 101
In an effort to avoid more stringent legal codes and higher costs elsewhere, individuals and couples from so-called First World countries who face obstacles in their paths to parenthood are increasingly seeking out Indian surrogates.  As India’s commercial surrogacy business burgeons, ethical concerns are being raised about this three-hundred-million-dollar annual industry. This film follows the parallel journeys of an American couple whose embryo is implanted in the womb of an Indian surrogate and that of the surrogate herself. AlannaVagianos ’13, an Independent Major in Women’s & Gender Studies whose capstone project focuses on how conceptions of “womanhood” and “motherhood” intersect with the Indian surrogacy industry, will facilitate a discussion after the film screening.

Musical Performance:  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. The Black Box Theatre in the Center for the Performing Arts
This is the final dress rehearsal of this year's MT BOX musical presented in the Black Box Theatre.  This hilarious tale of overachievers’ angst chronicles the experience of six young people in the throes of puberty vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime.  The show’s Tony Award-winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes; a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. First come, first serve.

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Wednesday, April 24

Elondocs Production Program Student Projects

6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. McEwen 101
Come enjoy a presentation of short documentaries produced by student members of the elondocs production program.  A question and answer session with the filmmakers will follow the screening.

Celebrating Jane Austen: Happy 200th Birthday to Pride and Prejudice

6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Yeager Recital Hall
Celebrate (and satirize) all things Austen in this variety show of readings, games, film clips and other engaging presentations that demonstrate why, even two hundred years later, Jane Austen still matters.

Musical Performance:  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. The Black Box Theatre in the Center for the Performing Arts
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Book by Rachel Sheinkin; additional material by Jay Reiss, originally conceived by Rebecca Feldman, Music and Lyrics by William Finn; Directed by Linda Sabo; Choreography by Linda Sabo and Guy Mannick; Musical direction by Richard Church.  This hilarious tale of overachievers’ angst chronicles the experience of six young people in the throes of puberty vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime.  The show’s Tony Award-winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes; a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. Admission: $12 or Elon ID. Reservations highly recommended and will be taken beginning April 17 by calling (336) 278-5650. There will be additional performances on Saturday April 27 at 2 and 7:30.

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Thursday, April 25

Celebrate! Academic Service-Learning

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. in the Oaks 212

Poster Sessions

11:30 a.m.–Noon    

  • Civic Engagement Scholars
    Sophie Biggar, Kit Connor, Anne Fuller, Leslie Gilman, Frances Hamilton, Arron Jones-Williams, Alex Lewis, Deirdre Loftus, Elizabeth Nerich, Caroline Taylor 

    Mentor, Dr. Alexa Darby, Department of Psychology
  • Engineering is Elementary 
    Sawyer Lynn, Jonathan Howar

    Mentor, Dr. Sirena Hargrove-Leak, Department of Engineering

Presentations

Noon–12:35 p.m.

  • Faces of Welfare: A Collaborative Ethnography
    Laura Lee Sturm, Greg Honan, Gloria So
    Mentor, Dr. Tom Mould, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

12:45 p.m.–1 p.m.

  • Applying the Bio-psycho-social Model through Service-learning in Pikeville Kentucky
    Brooke Winters, Rachel Miller
    Mentor, Prof. Phil Miller, Department of Human Service Studies

1:10 p.m.–1:25 p.m.

  • Writing for the Community:  A Look at Writing Strategic Communications Materials with a Community Partner, The Presbyterian Furniture Ministry
    Heather Harder, Joe Racanelli
    Mentor, Dr. Lucinda Austin, Department of Communications

Sponsored by the Service-Learning Faculty Advisory Committee, Dr. Vanessa Bravo (Communications), Dr. Alexa Darby (Psychology), Dr. Peter Felten (Center for Teaching and Learning), Dr. Sharon Hodge (Marketing), Dr. Angela Lewellyn Jones (Sociology/Anthropology), Dr. Janet MacFall (Environmental Studies), Dr. Susan Manring (Business), Mary Morrison (Kernodle Center), Dr. Jessie Moore (English), Dr. Mary Knight-McKenna (Education), Dr. Bud Warner (Human Service Studies).

Outdoor Dance Concert: Dance Improvisations!

1 p.m.-2 p.m. Center for the Arts, Studio C, Room 111
Come and enjoy an entertaining hour of Improvisational Dances created by students in Jane Wellford’s Dance Improvisation Class.  Witty, beautiful, whimsical and heart-warming performances of solos, duets and group dances await your viewing pleasure in this beautiful outdoor setting.

Professional Writing & Rhetoric Senior Showcase

2:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Alamance 318 (CUPID2)
Professional Writing & Rhetoric students display their work, demonstrating connections between the liberal arts and the post-graduate world through a range of presentations. Stop by the poster session as your schedule allows.

ODK Annual Awards Ceremony

4:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Whitley Auditorium
Omicron Delta Kappa is honored to sponsor the Annual Awards Day Ceremony. Elon's Circle of ODK recognizes students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills while maintaining high academic standards. A reception will be held at 3:50pm on Whitley Lawn (West Parlor, rain location) prior to the recognition of Rising Phoenix and presentation of awards to students and faculty/staff.

Carret Essay Competition Banquet

5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Isabella Cannon Room
Contestants in the annual Carret Essay Competition will join American Studies faculty and members of senior staff to honor the competition winners.  Essayists this year addressed the relationship between Thomas Jefferson, the West, and American Individualism.

Kappa Delta Pi Induction Ceremony

6 p.m.-8 p.m. McCoy Commons Building 212
Kappa Delta Pi is an honor society for graduating seniors majoring in Teacher Education and graduates of the Masters of Education Program who have maintained a GPA of 3.60 and above.

'Voice of Blood' a short student film

7 p.m.-8 p.m. McEwen 101
Two brothers are working for the mob until one brother's greed threatens both their lives.

Musical Performance:  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. The Black Box Theatre in the Center for the Performing Arts
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Book by Rachel Sheinkin; additional material by Jay Reiss, originally conceived by Rebecca Feldman, Music and Lyrics by William Finn; Directed by Linda Sabo; Choreography by Linda Sabo and Guy Mannick; Musical direction by Richard Church.  This hilarious tale of overachievers’ angst chronicles the experience of six young people in the throes of puberty vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime.  The show’s Tony Award-winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes; a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. Admission: $12 or Elon ID. Reservations highly recommended and will be taken beginning April 17 by calling (336) 278-5650. There will be Additional performances on Saturday April 27 at 2 and 7:30.

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Friday, April 26

Musical Performance:  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

7:30 p.m.- 10 p.m. The Black Box Theatre in the Center for the Performing Arts
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Book by Rachel Sheinkin; additional material by Jay Reiss, originally conceived by Rebecca Feldman, Music and Lyrics by William Finn; Directed by Linda Sabo; Choreography by Linda Sabo and Guy Mannick; Musical direction by Richard Church.  This hilarious tale of overachievers’ angst chronicles the experience of six young people in the throes of puberty vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime.  The show’s Tony Award-winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes; a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. Admission: $12 or Elon ID. Reservations highly recommended and will be taken beginning April 17 by calling (336) 278-5650. There will be Additional performances on Saturday April 27 at 2 and 7:30.

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Saturday, April 27

President's Gala: An Evening to Benefit the Department of Music at Elon University

7:30 p.m.- 10 p.m. McCrary Theatre
The President’s Gala is an evening to benefit the Department of Music celebrating the talents of our students, faculty and alumni. Tickets are available at the box office: $20 for students, $25 for general admission and $35 for reserved seating.

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