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April 14, 2011

Student projects in biology, communications, engineering, human development and family studies, and literature.

Colloquium Winners

  • First Place—"The Missing Pieces," (colloquium project number 3 below) Kristan Miller
    Kristan Miller
  • Second Place—"Who Are You?," (colloquium project number 5 below) Brittany Mihalko, Samantha Molton, and Jacynth Drumhiller
    Brittany Mihalko, Samantha Molton, and Jacynth Drumhiller

Display Project Winners

  • First Place—"Heavy Metal Toxicity in Plants," (display project number 4 below) James Albert and Meagan Slates
    James Albert and Meagan Slates
  • Second Place—"Walk This Way 5K Marketing Plan," (display project number 30 below) Jennifer Cavallo
    Jennifer Cavallo

Description of colloquium presented:

  1. Course: HDFS 249, Adult Development and Aging
    Instructor: Dr. John Rapano
    Project title: St. Patrick's Day Dance
    Students: Heather Basinger, Tamika Hall, Amanda House, Heather Hunchuck, Kitlyn McLaughlin, Donald Morgan, and Karen Saletrik
    Description: The intergenerational St. Patrick's Day dance at LaFayette Manor brought together four generations to celebrate.
  2. Course: HDFS 495 A-B, Advanced Internship Experience and Advanced Internship Project
    Instructor: Gina Jones
    Project title: Breaking the ice to Break the Glass
    Student: Georgia Minor
    Description: An Equal Pay Day event that recognizes the wage gap between men and women.
  3. Course: HDFS 495 A-B, Advanced Internship Experience and Advanced Internship Project
    Instructor: Gina Jones
    Project title: The Missing Pieces
    Student: Kristan Miller
    Description: Developing resources and interventions to enhance outcomes for children with autism and related disorders.
  4. Course: HDFS 495 A-B, Advanced Internship Experience and Advanced Internship Project
    Instructor: Gina Jones
    Project title: Walk This Way 5K/Pressley Ridge
    Student: Jolene Sontheimer
    Description: My project is the Walk This Way 5K, including all logistics of the day and my internship at Pressley Ridge TFC.
  5. Course: STS 297H, Social Justice
    Instructor: Dr. Susan Crampton-Frenchik
    Project title: Who Are You?
    Students: Brittany Mihalko, Samantha Molton, and Jacynth Drumhiller
    Description: The interactive project is an experiment to show how people view themselves.

Description of display projects:

  1. Course: AET 207, Construction Methods II
    Instructor: Milt Shaulis
    Project title: “Dirty Dozen’s Den”
    Students: Brittany Mihalko, Morgan Najewicz, and Alexandra Rossi
    Description: Architectural design and construction drawings for a proposed new maintenance building.
  2. Course: AET 207, Construction Methods II
    Instructor: Milt Shaulis
    Project title: “Dirty Dozen’s Den”
    Students: Michael Belt, Paul Crooks, and Matthew Nichols
    Description: Architectural design and construction drawings for a proposed new maintenance building.
  3. Course: AET 207, Construction Methods II
    Instructor: Milt Shaulis
    Project title: “Dirty Dozen’s Den”
    Students: Wes Bowser, Cody Hemminger, and Jordan Timko
    Description: Architectural design and construction drawings for a proposed new maintenance building.
  4. Course: BIOL 220W, Biology: Populations and Communities
    Instructor: Dr. Joseph Shostell
    Project title: Heavy Metal Toxicity in Plants
    Students: Meagan Slates and James Albert
    Description: This experiment demonstrates the effects of varying concentrations of copper on the growth of Wisconsin Fast Growing Plants.
  5. Course: BIOL 220W, Biology: Populations and Communities
    Instructor: Dr. Joseph Shostell
    Project title: Nutrient Content in Soil and Plant Growth
    Students: Katherine Baluch and Jacob Diamond
    Description: This experiment compares the effect of three types of soil on plant growth.
  6. Course: CAS 250, CAS 100A, CAS 100B, Group Communication, and Effective Speech
    Instructor: Dr. F. Russell Filburn
    Project title: Radio Production Projects
    Students: Stephen Dzambo, Marshall Fife, Rachael Franks, Adam Filburn, Kelly Huston, and Zak Risha
    Description: These students participated in the Jack McMullen Memorial Radio Production Contest for which they produced 8-15 minute radio narrative about life in Fayette County.
  7. Course: CAS 250, Small Group Communication
    Instructor: Dr. F. Russell Filburn
    Project title: Board Game Project
    Students: Brent Lint, Sara Provance, Brooke Mollick, Pierce Wilson, Shawn Nicholson, and Jonathan Eicher
    Description: Students were asked to create a board game and advertisements to promote their product.
  8. Course: CAS 250, Small Group Communication
    Instructor: Dr. F. Russell Filburn
    Project title: Board Game Project
    Students: Travis Harhai, Josh Hay, Marshall Fife, Craig Rife, Jessie Pettitt, Eric Gall, and Mike Sible
    Description: Students were asked to create a board game and advertisements to promote their product.
  9. Course: CAS 250, Small Group Communication
    Instructor: Dr. F. Russell Filburn
    Project title: Board Game Project
    Students: Tara Phillips, Zak Risha, Josh Horvath, Miranda Jordan, Colletta Weimer, Shayne Krause, and Candace Casterline
    Description: Students were asked to create a board game and advertisements to promote their product.
  10. Course: CMLIT 011, The Hero In World Literature
    Instructor: Dr. Lindsey Jones
    Project title: Lineage and the Heroic Character
    Students: John Davis, Brent Gibson, Timothy Morris, Torrie Smith, and Mike Stuvek
    Description: This project demonstrates that male lineage is one of the driving forces in creating a hero from the classical world to the present.
  11. Course: CMLIT 011, The Hero In World Literature
    Instructor: Dr. Lindsey Jones
    Project title: Real World Heroes: the U.S. Military
    Students: Nicole Garrety, Katherine Kubina, Shelby Nudo, Megan Sanders, and Meagan Slates
    Description: Too often when we think “hero” we think of fictional characters. This project challenges those assumptions and identifies the real world characteristics of a hero as demonstrated by the men and women of the U.S. military.
  12. Course: CMLIT 011, The Hero In World Literature
    Instructor: Dr. Lindsey Jones
    Project title: The Hero in Dante’s Inferno
    Students: Adam Conticelli, Jesse Ross, and Gary Smith
    Description: This project looks at the literary hero characteristics of Dante Alighieri and how his journey through hell makes him a true hero.
  13. Course: CMLIT 011, The Hero In World Literature
    Instructor: Dr. Lindsey Jones
    Project title: The Heroic Character of Sherlock Holmes
    Students: Zack Craig, Cody Gibson, Travis Harhai, Victoria Kearns, and Katherine Ogle
    Description: Our presentation is a heroic analysis of the literary and modern film portrayals of the heroic characteristics of Sherlock Holmes.
  14. Course: CMLIT 011, The Hero In World Literature
    Instructor: Dr. Lindsey Jones
    Project title: The Unconventional Heroes of Harry Potter
    Students: Nicole Ardabell, Brooke DeAngelo, Nicole Guappone, Samantha Molton, and Shannon Watson
    Description: Conventional heroes are generally strong, brave, popular men with favorable lineage and backgrounds. We will explore individuals that are heroic but do not possess these qualities.
  15. Course: HDFS 311, Interventions
    Instructor: Dr. John Rapano
    Project title: Activities with the Elderly
    Students: Tiffany Lehman, Megan Miller, and Autume Close
    Description: Poster board presentation on why it's important to bring activities into a personal care home.
  16. Course: HDFS 311, Interventions
    Instructor: Dr. John Rapano
    Project title: Creating Change in Human Services
    Students: Donna Krull and Kristan Miller
    Description: Recognition of current deficiencies in currently operating human service organizations and promoting and creating change to adress these issues.
  17. Course: HDFS 311, Interventions
    Instructor: Dr. John Rapano
    Project title: Fairweather Lodge
    Student: Tara Maharowski
    Description: Fairweather Lodge is a permanent housing for homeless with a mental disorder where they live and work together to gain support from one another.
  18. Course: HDFS 311, Interventions
    Instructor: Dr. John Rapano
    Project title: Hospice Service Learning Project
    Student: Katie Smaniotto
    Description: I will discuss the history of hospice, and what I did during my service learning project.
  19. Course: HDFS 311, Interventions
    Instructor: Dr. John Rapano
    Project title: Seniors Teaching Seniors
    Students: Tiffany Blocker and Chris Larabee
    Description: Supervising and observing a group of Connellsville High School seniors as they collect oral history from senior citizens.
  20. Course: HDFS 311, Interventions
    Instructor: Dr. John Rapano
    Project title: Service Learning Project
    Student: Heidi Connors
    Description: I will explain the tasks that I had to do at The Nurturing Place daycare while shadowing the director.
  21. Course: HDFS 433, Developmental Transition to Adulthood
    Instructor: Dr. Elaine Barry
    Project title: A New Look for Your New Life-Clothes
    Student: Christina Farrell
    Description: Rewriting a chapter from a 1958 book on advice to teenagers; updated with current research.
  22. Course: HDFS 433, Developmental Transition to Adulthood
    Instructor: Dr. Elaine Barry
    Project title: Adolescent Crushes, Dating, and Relationships
    Student: Lauren Klien
    Description: Rewriting a chapter from a 1958 book on advice to teenagers; updated with current research.
  23. Course: HDFS 433, Developmental Transition to Adulthood
    Instructor: Dr. Elaine Barry
    Project title: All About Love
    Student: Kayla Johnson
    Description: Rewriting a chapter from a 1958 book on advice to teenagers; updated with current research.
  24. Course: HDFS 433, Developmental Transition to Adulthood
    Instructor: Dr. Elaine Barry
    Project title: Making Lasting Relationships
    Student: Robert Ruggieri
    Description: Rewriting a chapter from a 1958 book on advice to teenagers; updated with current research.
  25. Course: HDFS 433, Developmental Transition to Adulthood
    Instructor: Dr. Elaine Barry
    Project title: New Roles of Adolescents
    Student: Amanda Redmond
    Description: Rewriting a chapter from a 1958 book on advice to teenagers; updated with current research.
  26. Course: HDFS 433, Developmental Transition to Adulthood
    Instructor: Dr. Elaine Barry
    Project title: Shy Today, Popular Tomorrow
    Student: Jamie Pearl
    Description: Rewriting a chapter from a 1958 book on advice to teenagers; updated with current research.
  27. Course: HDFS 433, Developmental Transition to Adulthood
    Instructor: Dr. Elaine Barry
    Project title: The Significance of Clothing for Adolescent Girls
    Student: Elizabeth Liptak
    Description: Rewriting a chapter from a 1958 book on advice to teenagers; updated with current research.
  28. Course: HDFS 433, Developmental Transition to Adulthood
    Instructor: Dr. Elaine Barry
    Project title: “What’s happening to the boys?”-Sexuality in Early Adolescent Males
    Student: Kristen Jarina
    Description: Rewriting a chapter from a 1958 book on advice to teenagers; updated with current research.
  29. Course: HDFS 433, Developmental Transition to Adulthood
    Instructor: Dr. Elaine Barry
    Project title: You are Becoming a Women
    Student: Kelly Miller
    Description: Rewriting a chapter from a 1958 book on advice to teenagers; updated with current research.
  30. Course: HDFS 495 A-B, Advanced Internship Experience and Advanced Internship Project
    Instructor: Gina Jones
    Project title: Walk This Way 5K Marketing Plan
    Student: Jennifer Cavallo
    Description: The marketing aspects prior to the First Annual 5K race.