Celebrating the Life of the Mind: David Nelson Duke Colloquium
Friday, April 22, 2016
Families and the community are welcome!
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.

Oral Presentations

Session I: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Yates-Gill College Union, Room 210
Yates-Gill College Union, Room 221
Yates-Gill College Union, Room 222
Pryor Learning Commons, Room 112
Gano Assembly Room

Break Time Refreshments: 9:30 – 10 a.m., Union Atrium

Session II: 10 – 11 a.m.
Yates-Gill College Union, Room 210
Yates-Gill College Union, Room 221
Yates-Gill College Union, Room 222
Pryor Learning Commons, Room 112
Gano Asssembly Room

Musical Performance: 12:30 – 1:10 p.m.
John Gano Memorial Chapel

Oral Presentations
Session III: 1:10 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Yates-Gill College Union, Room 210
Yates-Gill College Union, Room 221
Yates-Gill College Union, Room 222
Pryor Learning Commons, Room 112
Gano Assembly Room

Break Time Refreshments: 2:50 – 3:30 p.m., PLC Quad Commons

Poster Presentations: 3 – 4 p.m.
Pryor Learning Commons
Posters will be on display from 8:30 a.m. 4 p.m.
Poster presenters will be available to answer questions from 3 – 4 p.m.

Theatre Production: 4 – 4:30 p.m.
Peters Theater (Brown Hall)


Time Location ORAL Presentation / link to Abstract Student Advisor
8:30 Yates 221 Exposing Pre-Service Teachers to the Urban Classroom: A Study in Educating Future Teachers about Diversity in Today’s Schools Bradley Gardner
8:50 Yates 221 The Effect of Urbanization and Season on the Consumption of Supplemental Food by Birds Essien, Hays, Hollins, Mann Nickel
9:10 Yates 221 Reform in Japan: Political Structure and Youth Sentiment Rash Armstrong
10:00 Yates 221 Language, Image, and the Body: Women’s Self-Representation in Poetry and Painting Ousnamer Morrison
10:20 Yates 221 Normally Disturbing: An Analysis of the Expression of Femininity in Hans Bellmer’s Die Puppe and Modern Advertising Cox-Guerra Chasteen
10:40 Yates 221 How Not to Pay Taxes: Methods of Corporate Tax Avoidance Smith Armstrong
1:10 Yates 221 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
1:30 Yates 221 Hasta el más allá del todo-‘Mar Adentro’, Ramón Sampedro, and the Inspiration Behind the Original Composition ‘Sin ti’ Maple, Sheeley Wells
1:50 Yates 221 Origins of the U.S. Response to the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan Smith Wilkins
2:10 Yates 221 Fermentation of Cellulosic Materials into Ethanol and Their Potential to Replace Commercial Gasoline Anderson, Coppin, King, Yeutter Wetmore
8:30 Yates 222 Defining “American” Music Freeman Witzke
8:50 Yates 222 Journey Grant Adventure: Honduras Edition Spohn Buscher
9:10 Yates 222 Cahokian Civilization Begemann Wilkins
10:00 Yates 222 Do Differences in How Someone is Dressed Affect College Students’ Motivation to Help? Spohn, Sloan Braitman
10:20 Yates 222 Calculating the Expected Number of Monochromatic Regions in Graphs Canuteson McCune
10:40 Yates 222 Investigation of Lithium’s Neuroprotective Role in Alzheimer’s Disease Using PC12 Pheochromocytoma Cells Daniel Wetmore
1:10 Yates 222 Spitting Seeds Bland Williams
1:30 Yates 222 The Effect of Simulated Herbivory on Photosynthetic Rates of L. maackii at the Edge and Interior of a Fragmented Forest Grubb, Simmons, Womack Schafer
1:50 Yates 222 A Call to Memory: Amos’ Appeal for Israelite Social Order Dressman Benz
2:10 Yates 222 Effective Synthesis of Meso-Substituted Porphyrins Hynes Morrill
2:30 Yates 222 Catalyzing Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Jewell Dice, Holden, Nicks, Shinogle, Tush Young
8:30 Yates 210 The Blurred Efficacy of Legalizing Sex Work Xouris Armstrong
8:50 Yates 210 Lowering Coefficient of Restitution and Impact Force Kitchell Baker
9:10 Yates 210 The Anti-Imperialist Jeremiad: William Jennings Bryan’s “Flag of an Empire” Perko Lane
10:00 Yates 210 Housing Development in South Africa Pinnell Armstrong
10:20 Yates 210 The Battle within France: An Essay Concerning French Resistance Fernandez Howell
10:40 Yates 210 Wassalou: Exploring Sacred and Social influence on Music in West Africa Allen Chance
1:10 Yates 210 Camus, Sartre, and the Absurd Cain Sperry
1:30 Yates 210 Yo soy Chicano: Contemporary Chicano Poetry Fernandez McCoy
1:50 Yates 210 “Essentially Political”: Family and Border in U.S.-Latino Literature Tucker Lisenby
2:10 Yates 210 Discovering Chad: From the Outbreak of Civil War to Post-Conflict Peacebuilding Kiger Cox
2:30 Yates 210 Fiddling Around: Exploring non-Classical Violin Techniques Roundey Brandolino
8:30 PLC 112 Food and Café Culture in Paris: An Artist’s Book Ousnamer Morrison
8:50 PLC 112 Protective Effects of Melatonin and the MT2 Pathway to Reduce Oxidative Stress and Prevent Macular Degeneration of the Eye Alexander Wetmore
9:10 PLC 112 Brief Inquiry into the “Self” and Free Will Schaefer Chance
10:00 PLC 112 Who were Philistines and Where Did They Go? Smith Horne
10:20 PLC 112 Investigation of Novel Chalcones for Mitigating Antibiotic Resistance in Escherichia Coli and Staphylococcus Aureus Ahart Morrill
10:40 PLC 112 Sartre, Non-Thetic Consciousness, and Freedom Schaefer Sperry
1:10 PLC 112 Investigating Disclosure of Lesbian and Bisexual Collegiate Athletes Gutierrez Lane
1:30 PLC 112 U.S. Grand Strategy in Ukraine: Offshore Balancing Burr Armstrong
1:50 PLC 112 The Goddesses Magna Mater and Vesta: Analyzing Comparative Advantages of a Cultus and a Religio in Roman Religion Crosley Woodruff
2:10 PLC 112 Reacting to Russian Invasion, Ukraine: A Primate’s Perspective Shinogle Armstrong
8:30 Gano Assembly The Reality of Truth in La muerte y la doncella Leonard Wells
8:50 Gano Assembly Pryor Legacy Class 2016: Urban Christian Academy Conklin, Esry, Lunn Shaffstall
9:10 Gano Assembly Dear Dessert: Connecting Cultures through Literature Bradley, Nelson McVicker
10:00 Gano Assembly The Effect of Brain Breaks on Off-Task Behavior in Second Grade Students Brady Haistings
10:20 Gano Assembly Tributyltin Impairs Neuronal Differentiation of Pluripotent Stem Cells Baumgartner, Buford, Gallahue, Halilovic, Myers, Racy, Simmons Vohra
10:40 Gano Assembly A Musician’s Brain Siuda Brandolino
1:10 Gano Assembly “My Rambling Destiny”: Material Representation in Lady Mary Wortley Montagu’s Turkish Embassy Letters Brune Morrison
1:30 Gano Assembly Markov Chains and Their Applications Ghekas McCune
1:50 Gano Assembly The Influence of an Energy Tradeoff in Growth and Reproduction on Pollination Rates for Symphyotrichum Novae-Angliae Dema, Driskel Nickel
2:10 Gano Assembly Encouraging Group Interaction among Shy Children Smallback Owens
2:30 Gano Assembly Liberation, Economics, and the Kingdom of God: An Argument for Liberation Theology in the American Church Wells Chance
Time Location Music Performance Student Advisor
12:30 Gano Chapel 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
12:50 Gano Chapel “Motherless Child”: Exploring the Roots and Traditions of Spirituals in the U.S. Allen; Choral Scholars Maglione