Celebrating the Life of the Mind: David Nelson Duke Colloquium
Friday, April 21, 2017

Full schedule, including poster presentations
Full schedule, with abstracts (searchable)

The Duke Colloquium is a long-time campus tradition involves students from all academic disciplines presenting their scholarly and creative works to faculty, staff and the community. The Colloquium concept increases involvement of students in research, which William Jewell College believes to be a hallmark of an excellent liberal arts college.

Colloquium Day 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.

Summary of Oral Presentations:

Room Time Title First Last Faculty Sponsor
Gano Assembly Room 8:30 AM Child Soldier Reintegration: Why are families essential? Kyle Ainge Dr. Alan Holiman
WSC 107 8:30 AM The Censoring of La Familia de Pascual Duarte Grace Miller Dr. David Lisenby
PLC 112 8:30 AM Sustainable Health: Kit-Building for Disaster Relief Savannah Carter Mr. Kevin Shaffstall
PLC 112 8:30 AM Sustainable Health: Kit-Building for Disaster Relief Kyle Klarin Mr. Kevin Shaffstall
PLC 112 8:30 AM Sustainable Health: Kit-Building for Disaster Relief Brian Kongs Mr. Kevin Shaffstall
Yates 210 8:30 AM The Analects of Confucius: Issues of Gender and Translation Ashlyn Bashore Dr. Jennifer Cotter
Yates 221 8:30 AM The Effects of Happiness in Consumer Choice Theory Alex Holden Dr. Micheal Cook
Yates 222 8:30 AM Diverging Democratic Outcomes in Predominantly Islamic Countries Mikayla Roller Dr. Fletcher Cox
Gano Assembly Room 8:50 AM The Pronoun Game: Imagining the Divine through gender and race Morgan Allen Dr. Brad Chance
WSC 107 8:50 AM Just War in Libya: Failures of the 2011 Intervention Cameron Hillman Dr. Gary Armstrong
PLC 112 8:50 AM Variation in stomatal density between invasive Lonicera maackii (bush honeysuckle) and native Symphoricarpus orbiculatus (buckbrush) Haley Call Professor Anne Nickel
PLC 112 8:50 AM Variation in stomatal density between invasive Lonicera maackii (bush honeysuckle) and native Symphoricarpus orbiculatus (buckbrush) Elizabeth Ruark Professor Anne Nickel
PLC 112 8:50 AM Variation in stomatal density between invasive Lonicera maackii (bush honeysuckle) and native Symphoricarpus orbiculatus (buckbrush) Alexander Stewart Professor Anne Nickel
Yates 210 8:50 AM The Importance of Trust: Why Non-governmental Organizations in Uganda are Better at Reintegrating Child Soldiers than the Government? Ezra Begemann Dr. Alan Holiman
Yates 221 8:50 AM The Swedish Model: Sex Trafficking and Prostitution Freja Ingelstam Dr. Christopher Wilkins
Yates 222 8:50 AM Rawls, Gender, and Justice Thais Quiroga Dr. Elizabeth Sperry
Gano Assembly Room 9:10 AM Violence and Political Participation in the Story of God Curtis Chapin Dr. Brendon Benz
WSC 107 9:10 AM Confronting Atrocity: An Evaluation of Truth Commissions in Non-Democratic Societies Gavin Kiger Dr. Alan Holiman
PLC 112 9:10 AM Implications of the Flint water crisis on fetal development: Investigating the influence of lead on determination and differentiation of stem cells Emily Dema Dr. Bhupinder Vohra
PLC 112 9:10 AM Implications of the Flint water crisis on fetal development: Investigating the influence of lead on determination and differentiation of stem cells Haley Hart Dr. Bhupinder Vohra
PLC 112 9:10 AM Implications of the Flint water crisis on fetal development: Investigating the influence of lead on determination and differentiation of stem cells Alexis Mann Dr. Bhupinder Vohra
Yates 210 9:10 AM Social Implications of Medieval Values of Loyality in La Chanson de Roland Alexandria Acord Dr. Susan Myers
Yates 221 9:10 AM Best Revenge is Not Your Paper: A Materialist Critique of Identity Politics Beyonce’s Lemonade Caitlin Troutman Dr. Jennifer Cotter
Yates 222 9:10 AM Analytical Evaluation of Garcinia cambogia and it’s Trace Ingredients Madison Willenborg Dr. E. Shane Price
Gano Assembly Room 10:00 AM Creating Change: How student organizations can enact structural change on campus Morgan Allen Dr. Rose Reynolds and Ms. Shelly King
WSC 107 10:00 AM Child Passenger Safety Amy Walsh Professor Lindsey Carlson
PLC 112 10:00 AM Design and implementation of an aquaponics laboratory and curriculum at Primitivo Garcia Elementary School Emily Dema Dr. Jenny Schafer and Dr. Blane Baker
PLC 112 10:00 AM Design and implementation of an aquaponics laboratory and curriculum at Primitivo Garcia Elementary School Haley Hart Dr. Jenny Schafer and Dr. Blane Baker
PLC 112 10:00 AM Design and implementation of an aquaponics laboratory and curriculum at Primitivo Garcia Elementary School Christian Wyatt Dr. Jenny Schafer and Dr. Blane Baker
Yates 210 10:00 AM Narrating Uncertainty: History and Fantasy in El cuarto de atrás Jacqueline Leonard Dr. David Lisenby
Yates 221 10:00 AM Feminism and Peace: Colombia Freja Ingelstam Dr. Gary Armstrong
Yates 222 10:00 AM Conflict in Myanmar: A Case Study Challenging Western Politics Ben Shinogle Dr. Fletcher Cox
Gano Assembly Room 10:20 AM Sink or Swing: The Experience of Women Jazz Performers in Kansas City Madeline Douglas Dr. Joshua Hoops and Dr. Ron Witzke
WSC 107 10:20 AM Inside the Panopticon: The Male Gaze and the NFL Draft Haley Uttley Mr. Kyle Dennis
PLC 112 10:20 AM Abolishing Marriage: Why Marriage Needs to Go Samantha Fulte Dr. Elizabeth Sperry
Yates 210 10:20 AM Female Genital Mutilation Margo Evilsizor Dr. Thomas Howell
Yates 221 10:20 AM Thermal optima and preferences of two distant Mediterranean house gecko (Hemidactylus turcicus) populations Luke Lockhart Dr. Paul Klawinski
Yates 222 10:20 AM Empirical Banzhaf power of states in the 2016 presidential election Junta Shirai Dr. David McCune
Gano Assembly Room 10:40 AM Care of the Dying Morgan Hayter Dr. Brad Chance
WSC 107 10:40 AM “Strange” Anna Warner Dr. Mark Walters
PLC 112 10:40 AM Turn to Salt: The Expressive Power of Ambient Soundscape and Spoken Word in Electronic Music Jonathan Daniel Dr. Ian Coleman
Yates 210 10:40 AM Pursuing the Ontology of Race in Consideration of Ethics Sam Buhlig Dr. Beth Sperry
Yates 221 10:40 AM Non-Invasive Studies of Biocompatible Oscillating Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications Daniela Marin Dr. Patrick Bunton
Yates 222 10:40 AM Understanding the Mechanism of Neurodegeneration in Charcott Marie Tooth Disease Isaac Mattis Dr. Vohra Bhupinder
Yates 222 10:40 AM Understanding the Mechanism of Neurodegeneration in Charcott Marie Tooth Disease Staton Rebeck Dr. Vohra Bhupinder
Yates 222 10:40 AM Understanding the Mechanism of Neurodegeneration in Charcott Marie Tooth Disease Erick Standlee Dr. Vohra Bhupinder
Gano Assembly Room 1:10 PM Queering Imperialism in E.M. Forster’s “A Passage to India” Brett Stone Dr. Sara Morrison
WSC 107 1:10 PM The Disneyfication of the Passive Female Rachel Snider Dr. Chris McCoy
PLC 112 1:10 PM Photographs from an Artist Abroad Brett Jackson Mr. Rob Quinn
Yates 210 1:10 PM Geometric Construction Through Chord Progressions on the Riemannian Tonnetz Nate Conway Dr. Erin Martin
Yates 221 1:10 PM Inside Out: archaeal ectosymbionts suggest a second model of reduced-genome evolution Trevor Nicks Dr. Lilah Rahn-Lee
Yates 222 1:10 PM Triadic Relationships as the Foundation for Successful Student-Teaching Zachary Stelzer Dr. Anthony Maglione
Gano Assembly Room 1:30 PM The Justification to Lie in San Manuel Bueno, mártir.
Struggle to Cope with a Godless Reality
Alexander Hupman Dr. Robert Wells
WSC 107 1:30 PM French Holocaust Reconciliation Matthew Oliver Dr. Alan Holiman
PLC 112 1:30 PM Intrepid Creative – Storytelling Hustlers Brett Jackson Dr. Gregg Whittaker and Professor Shelly  McVay
PLC 112 1:30 PM Intrepid Creative – Storytelling Hustlers Aaron Lawrence Dr. Gregg Whittaker and Professor Shelly  McVay
Yates 210 1:30 PM The Effects of Flavonoids on Chronic Wound Healing Ashleigh Milne Dr. Jason Morrill
Yates 221 1:30 PM Allelopathic effects of Casuarina equisetifolia (Australian pine) on germination success of crop species Andrew Pfeiffer Dr. Jennifer Schafer
Yates 222 1:30 PM How Proteins Govern the First Division of Life: The Regulatory Effects of the Cortical Actin Network on PAR-3 Cluster Movement, Growth, and Polarity Daniel Virga Dr. Ed Munro
Gano Assembly Room 1:50 PM Determining Electrical Properties of Tellurium Vanadate Using EPR Megan Anderson Dr. Blane Baker
PLC 112 1:50 PM Debunking the Classical Music Myth Lisa Erhart Dr. Tony Brandolino
PLC 112 1:50 PM Debunking the Classical Music Myth Riley Martin Dr. Tony Brandolino
Yates 210 1:50 PM Synthesis of Substituted N-(benzylamino) Isatins for Potential Breast Cancer Treatment Larissa Dougherty Dr. Jason Morrill
Yates 221 1:50 PM From Startup to Silicon Valley: Understanding the Evolution of the Startup and Identifying Methods for Entrepreneurial Success Carter Quirk Professor Shelly McVay
Yates 222 1:50 PM Determining the Mechanisms of Enteric Neuron Degeneration in Parkinson’s Disease Jess Capps Dr. Bhupinder Vohra
Yates 222 1:50 PM Determining the Mechanisms of Enteric Neuron Degeneration in Parkinson’s Disease Daniel Virga Dr. Bhupinder Vohra
Gano Assembly Room 2:10 PM Fighting Evil With Evil: The Controversial Russian Alliance of WWII Cassidy Hensen Dr. Thomas Howell
PLC 112 2:10 PM How Cellular Feeding Can Help Us Understand Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology? Shaneann Fross Dr. Bhupinder Vohra
PLC 112 2:10 PM How Cellular Feeding Can Help Us Understand Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology? Hannah Fuhlhage Dr. Bhupinder Vohra
PLC 112 2:10 PM How Cellular Feeding Can Help Us Understand Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology? Clayton Mansel Dr. Bhupinder Vohra
PLC 112 2:10 PM How Cellular Feeding Can Help Us Understand Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology? Jesse Rose Dr. Bhupinder Vohra
Yates 210 2:10 PM Latin American Philosophy of Liberation: The Quest for Identity Abram Fernandez Dr. Elizabeth Sperry
Yates 221 2:10 PM The Combined Airlift Task Force: Analyzing the Cooperative Aims and Strategies of the United States and Britain During the Berlin Crisis of 1948-49 Carter Quirk Dr. Christopher Wilkins
Yates 222 2:10 PM Straightening Identities in the Universal Enveloping Algebra of the Onsager Algebra Matthew Samsel Dr. Azadeh Rafizadeh
Gano Assembly Room 2:30 PM Liberation Theology: The Kingdom Now & Later Stephen Herrera Dr. Brendon Benz
Yates 210 2:30 PM A Game Within a Game: An Application of Game Theory to Baseball Strategy Coleson Douglas Dr. David McCune
Yates 221 2:30 PM Lies and Deception: The Role of Robert McNamara in the Gulf of Tonkin Incident Drew Novak Dr. Gary Armstrong
Yates 222 2:30 PM And With Thy Spirit: Early Christian Worship Spaces as a Reflection of the Sociopolitical Environment Meara von Malottke Dr. Jane Woodruff
PLC 302 3:00 PM Europe through the eyes of a Journey Grant Recipient Luke Heaton Ms. Sara Round
PLC Third Floor 3:00 PM A Scene Design Study for Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” Beau Bellem Professor Nathan Wyman
PLC Third Floor 3:00 PM A Scene Design Study for Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” Marissa Herbst Professor Nathan Wyman
PLC Third Floor 3:00 PM Fly Swatters and Soccer Balls – Building Educational Bridges in Honduras Alison Henderson Dr. Jeff Buscher
PLC Third Floor 3:00 PM Stethoscopes: Vectors for Nosocomial Infections Kelsey Booth Professor Marguerite R. Huster
PLC Third Floor 3:00 PM Stethoscopes: Vectors for Nosocomial Infections Modestine Powers Professor Marguerite R. Huster
PLC Third Floor 3:00 PM Stethoscopes: Vectors for Nosocomial Infections Jennifer Rippe Professor Marguerite R. Huster
PLC Third Floor 3:00 PM Understanding the Mechanism of Golgi Fragmentation, the Endolysosomal pathway, and Protein Phosphatase 2A on Axonal Degeneration Alexis Mann Dr. Bhupinder Vohra
PLC Third Floor 3:00 PM Understanding the Mechanism of Golgi Fragmentation, the Endolysosomal pathway, and Protein Phosphatase 2A on Axonal Degeneration Tana Pottorf Dr. Bhupinder Vohra
PLC Third Floor 3:00 PM Understanding the Mechanism of Golgi Fragmentation, the Endolysosomal pathway, and Protein Phosphatase 2A on Axonal Degeneration Colin Robertson Dr. Bhupinder Vohra
PLC Third Floor 3:00 PM Chaparral: The Martyr Biome Hayley Knapp Ms. Anne M. Nickel
PLC Third Floor 3:00 PM Chaparral: The Martyr Biome Kelly Hendershot Ms. Anne M. Nickel
PLC Third Floor 3:00 PM Chaparral: The Martyr Biome Jordan Day Ms. Anne M. Nickel
PLC Third Floor 3:00 PM Chaparral: The Martyr Biome Jenna Rau Ms. Anne M. Nickel
PLC Third Floor 3:00 PM Grow, Forest, Grow Micah Williams Ms. Anne M. Nickel
PLC Third Floor 3:00 PM Grow, Forest, Grow Alex Stewart Ms. Anne M. Nickel
PLC Third Floor 3:00 PM Grow, Forest, Grow Brittney Wilkerson Ms. Anne M. Nickel
PLC Third Floor 3:00 PM A Hike Through the Temperate Rainforest Chris Davison Ms. Anne M. Nickel
PLC Third Floor 3:00 PM A Hike Through the Temperate Rainforest Brytany Stewart Ms. Anne M. Nickel
PLC Third Floor 3:00 PM A Hike Through the Temperate Rainforest Rey Camareno Ms. Anne M. Nickel
PLC Third Floor 3:00 PM The Boreal Forest: One Cool Biome Alexis Nelson Ms. Anne M. Nickel
PLC Third Floor 3:00 PM The Boreal Forest: One Cool Biome Kennedy Ruckh Ms. Anne M. Nickel
PLC Third Floor 3:00 PM The Boreal Forest: One Cool Biome Kylie Jorgensen Ms. Anne M. Nickel
PLC Third Floor 3:00 PM Desert Life: Diversity in Danger Jack Gordon Ms. Anne M. Nickel
PLC Third Floor 3:00 PM Desert Life: Diversity in Danger Mickayla Meredith Ms. Anne M. Nickel
PLC Third Floor 3:00 PM Desert Life: Diversity in Danger Haylee Beckley Ms. Anne M. Nickel
PLC Third Floor 3:00 PM Prairie: The Ghost Biome Karra McGraw Ms. Anne M. Nickel
PLC Third Floor 3:00 PM Prairie: The Ghost Biome Alexis Mijares Ms. Anne M. Nickel
PLC Third Floor 3:00 PM Prairie: The Ghost Biome Logan McKinney Ms. Anne M. Nickel
PLC Third Floor 3:00 PM Tundra: The Forgotten North Sydney Georges Ms. Anne M. Nickel
PLC Third Floor 3:00 PM Tundra: The Forgotten North Josh Rohrer Ms. Anne M. Nickel
PLC Third Floor 3:00 PM Tundra: The Forgotten North Elizabeth Ruark Ms. Anne M. Nickel