Celebrating the Life of the Mind: David Nelson Duke Colloquium
The Duke Colloquium involves students from all academic disciplines presenting their scholarly and creative works to faculty, staff and the community at large. The Colloquium concept increases involvement of students in research, which William Jewell College believes to be a hallmark of an excellent liberal arts college.

The Colloquium is named for Dr. David Nelson Duke (1950-2000), who joined William Jewell’s religion faculty in 1980. Over his 20-year career at Jewell, Dr. Duke proved himself as theologian, scholar, teacher and social advocate. His articles and books, community activism, collegiality and overall passion for life made naming the Colloquium in his memory a natural choice.

The 2016 Colloquium Day was held April 22.

2016 Abstracts Student Advisor
Exposing Pre-Service Teachers to the Urban Classroom: A Study in Educating Future Teachers about Diversity in Today’s Schools Bradley Gardner
The Effect of Urbanization and Season on the Consumption of Supplemental Food by Birds Essien, Hays, Hollins, Mann Nickel
Reform in Japan: Political Structure and Youth Sentiment Rash Armstrong
Language, Image, and the Body: Women’s Self-Representation in Poetry and Painting Ousnamer Morrison
Normally Disturbing: An Analysis of the Expression of Femininity in Hans Bellmer’s Die Puppe and Modern Advertising Cox-Guerra Chasteen
How Not to Pay Taxes: Methods of Corporate Tax Avoidance Smith Armstrong
Lysosomes, Actin, Tubulin, Ca2+and ATP Play a Role in Phagocytosis in Tetrahymena, and Their Inhibition by Varying Concentrations of Drugs Can Lower the Rate of Phagocytosis and Membrane Turnover in Cells Dema, Fulte, Hart, Mann Vohra
Hasta el más allá del todo-‘Mar Adentro’, Ramón Sampedro, and the Inspiration Behind the Original Composition ‘Sin ti’ Maple, Sheeley Wells
Origins of the U.S. Response to the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan Smith Wilkins
Fermentation of Cellulosic Materials into Ethanol and Their Potential to Replace Commercial Gasoline Anderson, Coppin, King, Yeutter Wetmore
Defining “American” Music Freeman Witzke
Journey Grant Adventure: Honduras Edition Spohn Buscher
Cahokian Civilization Begemann Wilkins
Do Differences in How Someone is Dressed Affect College Students’ Motivation to Help? Spohn, Sloan Braitman
Calculating the Expected Number of Monochromatic Regions in Graphs Canuteson McCune
Investigation of Lithium’s Neuroprotective Role in Alzheimer’s Disease Using PC12 Pheochromocytoma Cells Daniel Wetmore
Spitting Seeds Bland Williams
The Effect of Simulated Herbivory on Photosynthetic Rates of L. maackii at the Edge and Interior of a Fragmented Forest Grubb, Simmons, Womack Schafer
A Call to Memory: Amos’ Appeal for Israelite Social Order Dressman Benz
Effective Synthesis of Meso-Substituted Porphyrins Hynes Morrill
Catalyzing Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Jewell Dice, Holden, Nicks, Shinogle, Tush Young
The Blurred Efficacy of Legalizing Sex Work Xouris Armstrong
Lowering Coefficient of Restitution and Impact Force Kitchell Baker
The Anti-Imperialist Jeremiad: William Jennings Bryan’s “Flag of an Empire” Perko Lane
Housing Development in South Africa Pinnell Armstrong
The Battle within France: An Essay Concerning French Resistance Fernandez Howell
Wassalou: Exploring Sacred and Social influence on Music in West Africa Allen Chance
Camus, Sartre, and the Absurd Cain Sperry
Yo soy Chicano: Contemporary Chicano Poetry Fernandez McCoy
“Essentially Political”: Family and Border in U.S.-Latino Literature Tucker Lisenby
Discovering Chad: From the Outbreak of Civil War to Post-Conflict Peacebuilding Kiger Cox
Fiddling Around: Exploring non-Classical Violin Techniques Roundey Brandolino
Food and Café Culture in Paris: An Artist’s Book Ousnamer Morrison
Protective Effects of Melatonin and the MT2 Pathway to Reduce Oxidative Stress and Prevent Macular Degeneration of the Eye Alexander Wetmore
Brief Inquiry into the “Self” and Free Will Schaefer Chance
Who were Philistines and Where Did They Go? Smith Horne
Investigation of Novel Chalcones for Mitigating Antibiotic Resistance in Escherichia Coli and Staphylococcus Aureus Ahart Morrill
Sartre, Non-Thetic Consciousness, and Freedom Schaefer Sperry
Investigating Disclosure of Lesbian and Bisexual Collegiate Athletes Gutierrez Lane
U.S. Grand Strategy in Ukraine: Offshore Balancing Burr Armstrong
The Goddesses Magna Mater and Vesta: Analyzing Comparative Advantages of a Cultus and a Religio in Roman Religion Crosley Woodruff
Reacting to Russian Invasion, Ukraine: A Primate’s Perspective Shinogle Armstrong
The Reality of Truth in La muerte y la doncella Leonard Wells
Pryor Legacy Class 2016: Urban Christian Academy Conklin, Esry, Lunn Shaffstall
Dear Dessert: Connecting Cultures through Literature Bradley, Nelson McVicker
The Effect of Brain Breaks on Off-Task Behavior in Second Grade Students Brady Haistings
Tributyltin Impairs Neuronal Differentiation of Pluripotent Stem Cells Baumgartner, Buford, Gallahue, Halilovic, Myers, Racy, Simmons Vohra
A Musician’s Brain Siuda Brandolino
“My Rambling Destiny”: Material Representation in Lady Mary Wortley Montagu’s Turkish Embassy Letters Brune Morrison
Markov Chains and Their Applications Ghekas McCune
The Influence of an Energy Tradeoff in Growth and Reproduction on Pollination Rates for Symphyotrichum Novae-Angliae Dema, Driskel Nickel
Encouraging Group Interaction among Shy Children Smallback Owens
Liberation, Economics, and the Kingdom of God: An Argument for Liberation Theology in the American Church Wells Chance
Music Performance Student Advisor
From the Ground Up: The Process of Forming a Student-led Group by Applying Ensemble Management Techniques Learned through the Ensemble Program Freeman, Pfeifer, Smith, Sullinger; Crimson Harmony Maglione
“Motherless Child”: Exploring the Roots and Traditions of Spirituals in the U.S. Allen; Choral Scholars Maglione