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+ - National Collegiate Honors Council Presentations

 National Collegiate Honors Council 2018

Boston, MA
November 2018

Alex Ballard

“The 1884 Berlin Conference:
Eurocentric Borders and the Future of the African Continent”

 

Sofya Bochkareva & Ashley Cosgrove
(Daniel Villanueva & Ken Mulligan)
 
“Regional Leadership and Mentorship:
The WRHC Conference Intern Program”
 
 
Brittney Bringuez
 
“A 53-Year War: Foreign Influence and Prioritization of Life
and Peace in Colombia, South America”
 
 
Talia Cain
 
“White Feminism, Magical Realism, and Post-Racial Fantasies:
Representations of Non-Western Women in Game of Thrones”
 
 
Taylor Killefer
 
“The Digital War: Are We Losing?”
 
 
Kate Minzner
 
“The Alcatraz Effect: Prison Tourism and Its Effect on the
American Penal System”
 
 
Carol Sun

“Children’s Attitudes Toward Micromanagement”

  

Kina Wong

“Historiography, Ethics, and War: An Analysis

of Civilian Targeting Through War Memory in Anime”

 

+ - Western Regional Honors Council Presentations

 Western Regional Honors Council Presentations 2018

Montana State University

Bozeman, MT
March 2019

 

Alex Ballard & Kina Wong (co-presenting)

“Kennedy versus Krushchev:

The Battle for Cold War Supremacy in Africa”

 

Zoe Barley

“The Importance of Outdoor Education in Creating Happy

Children and a Successful Society”

 

Brittney Bringuez

“A 53-Year War: Foreign Influence and Prioritization of Life and

Peace in Colombia, South America”

 

Natalie Brown & Hayley Nelson (co-presenting)

“οἶκος and the Economy”

 

Melissa Coyle

“Simultaneous Targeting of mTOR and mLST8

in Human Breast Cancer Cells”

 

Carolyn Davio

“The Positive Influence of Mindfulness”

 

Sierra DeWalt

“The Portrayal of Death in the Tao Te Ching”

 

Kylie Miller

"Globalism and Right-Wing Populism: A Study of Reactions

to Globalization, and the Conflicting Definitions of Sovereignty

on which Each Reaction Relies”

 

Kate Minzner

“The Alcatraz Effect: Prison Tourism

and Its Effect on the American Penal System”

 

Priya Mistry

“Modulation of ocular epithelial cell mucins expression

by proinflammatory cytokines”

 

Pippa Russell

“Sansa Stark: A Feminine Hero”

 

Jacqueline Van Bronkhorst

“Harry Potter in the Age of Trump”

+ - Chapman University Awards

Fulbright Scholarship

Carol Sun ‘18

Caitlyn Nguyen ‘17

Esme Aston ’16

 

Finalists for the Cheverton Award

Brittney Bringuez

Talia Cain

Catherine Domingo

 

Phi Beta Kappa – Inaugural Year Student Inductees

Cala Gin

Jenny Gritton

Morgan Kindel

Vanessa Stahel

 

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Brittney Bringuez

Cheverton Award finalist

University Honors Program Outstanding Student Award

Graduating with departmental honors in Integrated Educational Studies

 

Talia Cain

Cheverton Award finalist

University Honors Program Outstanding Student Award

Graduating with departmental honors in Integrated Educational Studies

Nominated for an IES senior award

 

Dory Ann Carter

Communications Departmental Award

 

Rebekah Dennis

University Honors Program Outstanding Student Award

Music Departmental Award

 

Catherine Domingo

Cheverton finalist

Biology Honors

 

Rachel Gallagher

Most Involved in C.A.S.T Award

Outstanding Performance Award

 

Cailin Grantham

Presidential Scholars Award

Henley Social Sciences Award for Political Science

Departmental honors

 

Jenny Gritton

Inaugural Inductee for Phi Beta Kappa

Outstanding Senior Award

Schmid College departmental honors

 

Maddie Gwinn

Dodge College's nominee for Kodak's Undergraduate

Excellence in the Craft of Filmmaking Award

Leo Freedman Award

1st place for the Kevin and Tam Ross

Undergraduate Research Prize for capstone essay

 

Aidan Jones

Music Department Award

Sociology Departmental Honors

Nominated for Huntington Award, Diversity Leadership Award,

Outstanding Senior Award

 

Cal Keeter

Henley Award

Political Science departmental honors

 

Morgan Kindel

Inaugural inductee for Phi Beta Kappa

Departmental Honors for Psychology

 

Natalie Kowell

Henley Social Science Award

Peace Studies departmental honors for

outstanding academic achievement in the major

 

Dana Luo

Sociology departmental honors

 

Kevin Pope

National Society of Collegiate Scholars Award

 

Anika Prednis

Dr. Lynn Doti Award for Excellence in Economics

 

Kaitlyn Raymundo

Nominated Outstanding Senior Awards

 

Julia Ross

Order of Omega Honors

School of Communications Award

 

Reagan Shrum

Received numerous awards within the conservatory of music

for excellence in academics and performance

 

David Siegel

Syracuse Stage Playwrights Festival – Finalist

 

Vanessa Stahel

Inaugural inductee to Phi Beta Kappa

Departmental Honors in Philosophy and IES

Presidential Scholar

 

Mitchell Sturhann

University Honors Program Outstanding Student Award

+ - University Honors Awards

Award for Academic Excellence

(2018-2019)
 

Brittney Bringuez

Talia Cain

Dory Ann Carter

Danny Cassee

Rebekah Dennis

Catherine Domingo

Rachel Gallagher

Ashley Gates

Cailin Grantham

Jenny Gritton

Madison Gwinn

Aidan Jones

Cal Keeter

Taylor Killefer

Morgan Kindel

Dana Luo

Rebecca Maehara

Anika Prednis

Kaitlyn Raymundo

Regan Shrum

Vanessa Stahel

Mitchell Sturhann

Jacqueline Van Bronkhorst

 

University Honors Program Students of the Year

(2018-2019)
 

Brittney Bringuez

Talia Cain

Rebecca Dennis

Mitchell Sturhann

+ - University Honors Conference

Chapman University
May 4, 2019

 

Kailee Billerbeck

Everyone is Connected but Nobody is Connecting

 

Brittney Bringuez

Higher Education is a Baloney Sandwich that Costs $5 and I’ve Only Got $3:

A Critique of Social and Institutional Oppression

 

Talia Cain

Game of Tourism: Postcolonial Subjectivity and Attraction to Social Deviance

 

Dory Ann Carter

“Hell on Heels:” Power, Revenge, and Resistance of Female Country Music Artists

 

Daniel Cassee

Extending the “Magic If”: An Examination of Self-Centrism and

Actor /Audience Relationship in American Acting Pedagogy

 

Hannah Ceriani

Music, Culture, and Expression

 

Rebekah Dennis

Why Does Music Move Us: An Exploration Into

How and Why Music Affects Human Emotion and Physiology

 

Catherine Domingo

From Skin to Brain Cells: Understanding the Research Behind Treating

Alzheimer’s Disease with Patient-Derived Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

 

Rachel Gallagher

We Should Eat Bugs! A Study of Why that Idea Grosses You Out

 

Ashley Gates

On the Danger of Adopting Virtual Realities:

An Exploration of the Normalization of Escapism

 

Cailin Grantham

Holy Mary Mother of God, Radical Chicana Feminist:

Breaking the Binary of Chicana Virgins or Whores through Art

 

Jenny Gritton

Masculinity and The Environment: How Precarious Manhood is Killing Our Planet

 

Madison Gwinn

Countering the Current:

The Function of Cinematic Waves in Communist vs. Capitalist Societies

 

Aidan Jones

From Cavemen to Soyboys: Women’s Attraction to Carnivores and Herbivores

 

Cal Keeter

Everyone Loves a Man in Uniform:

Understanding Western Military Style and Nazi Chic in Queer Subculture Fashion

  

Taylor Killefer

An Incarceration Miscalculation: Guilty Until Proven Innocent

 

Morgan Kindel

Food in Memory: How Our Memory Influences How We Eat

 

Natalie Kowell

The Struggle for Nutrition in a Globalizing World

 

ZZ Lundberg

Marketing The Environment: The Product of Making Change

 

Dana Luo

Chancla vs. Feather Duster: A Cross Cultural Comparison of Expressions of Discipline/Affection and the Effects on the Parent/Child Relationship

 

Rebecca Maehara

“No Constitutional Right to Be Ladies”:

On the Equal Rights Amendment and the U.S. Body Politic

 

Nicole McClendon

Sharing Shakespeare: How Film has Made the Bard More Accessible Than Ever

 

Bayley McKenzie

Cosmic Consciousness: Using Quantum Theory to Understand Our Personal Reality

 

Safieh Moshir-Fatemi

“What’s Better Than the Arts?”:

Community Music Therapy as a Tool of Transformative Justice

 

Safi Nazzal

The Socializing of the Carnivalesque in Children's Programming

 

Anika Prednis

The Psychology of Self-Segregation: Can Empathy Break the Pattern?

 

Kaitlyn Raymundo

Rehabilitation of the Aging: Gait and Parkinson’s

 

Reagan Shrum

American Opera in the New Millennium

 

David Siegel

“HA! That’s Depressing -- The Psychology of Dark Humor”

 

Julia Sirkin

Our Wartime First Ladies: How Edith Wilson and Eleanor Roosevelt’s

Decisions Affected the Nation and the Role of First Lady in the 20th Century

 

Kiana Smith

When Conservation Means Killing:

An Ethical Perspective on New Zealand’s “War” Against “Invasive” Species

 

Vanessa Stahel

The Only Thing Flat Earthers Fear is Sphere Itself:

Why we can trust science, and why some people don’t

 

Hannah Sturhann

Sociopathy in Children and How to Address it in the Classroom

 

Mitchell Sturhann

Understanding the Scare: The Cultural Psychology of Cinematic Horror

 

Jacqueline Van Bronkhorst

Harry Potter in the Age of Trump

 

Alena Voss

Religious Accommodation, Legal

Exemption, and the Corruption of Equal Toleration

 

Gigi Vujovich

Huddled Masses: Persecuting the Persecuted - Asylum detention in the U.S.

+ - National Awards

Fulbright Program

Carol Sun ‘18

Caitlyn Nguyen ‘17

Esme Aston ’16

  

Phi Beta Kappa

2019 Inaugural Inductees

Cala Gin

Jenny Gritton

Morgan Kindel

Vanessa Stahel