Academics

Honors Day Schedule

The 25th Annual Kapp Honors Day

Thursday, April 15, 2021 — Schedule
(classes cancelled)


Session I: 9 to 9:30 a.m. 

Session I A
Moderators: Owen Atienza, Jasmyne Bush, Brenna Kilb

Presenters

Title of Presentation

Faculty Sponsor

Jessica Araway

Elizabeth Flatoff

Richard Scroggins

Alex Stephenson

Alec Strick

Freedom at the Cost of Your Health?: How Regime Type Impacts the Efficacy of COVID-19 Responses Around the World

Dr. Cartrite

Lauren Dempz

Atulya Dora-Laskey

Brenden Forster

Brendan Murdie

Grace Smith

Kaitlyn Stymiest

Abbey Swanson

FUELING DEMOCRACY: Correlation Between Democratic Performance and the Rights of Women, Labor, and Indigenous People

Dr. Cartrite

Sarah L. Gaines

Anna J. Lauer

Kailen M. Roop

Maria A. Ruedisueli

A Conscientious Response

Dr. Cartrite

 

 

 

Session I B
Moderators: GhofraneGhodhobani, Angela Mish, Jessica Skinner

Presenters

Title of Presentation

Faculty Sponsor

Cassidy A. Beach

The Role of Federal Legislation in Perpetuating Structures of Oppression Against Indigenous Peoples

Dr. Landau

Jacob E. Smith

The Corporate Anthropology of Organizational Culture

Dr. Landau

Kaissidy R. Homolka

Identity and Film: Third-Wave Feminism’s Ongoing Impact on the Movie Industry

Dr. Landau

 

 

 

Session I C
Moderators: Lily Brown, Isabelle Conn, Mariem Hamdi

Presenters

Title of Presentation

Faculty Sponsor

Maighdlin R. Patterson

Phosphorylation of Myocardial Proteins in Hibernating 13-lined Ground Squirrels

Dr. Ball

Haven L. Westra

Investigating the Impact of Dynamic and Static Stretching on Swimming Performance

Dr. Montoye

Joseph D. Vondrasek

Monroe J. Molesky

Analysis of Consumer Cooking Spray Usage in a Simulated Free-living Environment

Dr. Montoye

 

 

 

Session II: 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. 

Session II A

Moderators: Matt Arrigoni, Darcy Daenzer, Alivia Giles

Presenters

Title of Presentation

Faculty Sponsor

Kayla A. Schmitz

Draw Me Like One of Your French Girls: An   Écriture Féminine Approach to Critique Male Corporeality in Alexandra Rubinstein’s Art

Dr. Dora-Laskey

Rebecca F. Gray

Beyond Straight Talk: The Effect of Minority Stressors on Intimate Partner Violence in the Queer Community

Dr. Dora-Laskey

Madeline Wagner

“That Is What a Man Does”: Disconnecting Systemic Practices Harmful to Women from African Cultures in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart (1958)

Dr. Dora Laskey

 

 

 

Session II B
Moderators: Farah Azouz, Paul Fisher, Heather Kaatz

Presenters

Title of Presentation

Faculty Sponsor

Atulya A. Dora-Laskey

Sometimes Crazy, Sometimes Captain, and Sometimes Old: Initial Reactions to John Brown from Michigan Newspapers

Dr. Olbertson

Abbey C. Swanson

Catherine of Siena: Spiritual Reform as Remedy for the Diseased Condition of Christendom

Dr. Wasserman

Brittany M. Pierce

The Trial of Tempel Anneke: A case analysis on the implementation of witchcraft prosecution guides

Dr. Wasserman

 

 

 

Session II C
Moderators: Peyton Erndteman, Mackenzie Harwood, Amelia Price

Presenters

Title of Presentation

Faculty Sponsor

Gabrielle A. Blecke

Zantac’s Effect on L6 Proliferation

Dr. Harfmann

Grace M. Erickson

DDT Effects on Skeletal Muscle Glucose Handling

Dr. Harfmann

Katherine E. Schoen

The Effects of Static Stretching on Hand Function Across Different Sports

Dr. Harfmann

Naomi A. Oravitz

Effectiveness of Vitamin D Treatments

Dr. Harfmann

 

 

 

Art Senior Show: 11 a.m. to noon 

Senior Art Show

Presenters

Title of Presentation

Faculty Sponsor

Anna K. Sump

Kaira L. Tillotson

Marleigh E. Matthews

Michelle D. Malkowski

Natalie K. McKibben

Natalie R. Truxall

Olivia R. Harkins

Sarah A. St. Arnold

Sarah A. Ward

Sierra R. Douglass

Senior Art Show

Ms. Dickson

 

 

 

 

Session III: 11:30 a.m. to noon 

Session III A
Moderators: Elizabeth Card, Faron Grossman, Kennedy Mullen

Presenters

Title of Presentation

Faculty Sponsor

Amelia G. Earl

Modern Feminism in Rewrites of the Orpheus and Eurydice Myth

Dr. Selmon

Wade V. Fullerton

Book & Sword: A Tale of Two New Englanders

Dr. vonWallmenich

 

 

 

Session III B
Moderators: Kelli Harbin, Marissa Luzac, Hannah Sigelko

Presenters

Title of Presentation

Faculty Sponsor

Julia N. Neuvirth

Assessing and Developing Pathways to Evidence Informed Civic Engagement and Political Awareness

Dr. Store

Lauren B. Sandtveit

The Impact Trauma Leaves on our School-Age Children: Part I: How Trauma Effects Different Domains of Development in Early Childhood, Part II: Prevention, Intervention, and Trauma-Informed Practices to Implement in Early Childhood

Dr. Thelen

 

 

 

Session III C
Moderators: McKenna Lindsay, Taylor Neeb

Presenters

Title of Presentation

Faculty Sponsor

Camera B. Stevens

Factors Affecting Road Salt Toxicity to Hyalellaazteca

Dr. Harwood

Mia E. Arkles

Collin Ordiway

Evaluating the Toxicity of Activated Carbon to E. fetida

Dr. Harwood

Nicole K. Yost

Radium, the Women’s Element: A Historical Analysis of Radium and its Disproportional Effect on Women During the Radium Craze

Dr. Strait

 

 

 

Pine River Anthology
Presenters Title of Presentation Faculty Sponsor

Alaina J. Ettema

Asia Patterson

Abe Short

Rebecca Gray

Haden Gross

Emily McDonald

Isabel Oakley

Pine River Anthology 2020-2021

(Video only no live link)

Dr. vonWallmenich

 

 

 

 

Session IV: 1:30 to 2 p.m. 

Session IV A
Moderators: Lexy Dekorte, Maria Kolb, Aditya Shankar

Presenters

Title of Presentation

Faculty Sponsor

Mia K. Abate

RethinKING Royalty: A Study of the Relationship Between Mythology, Gender, and Female Kings

Dr. Landau

Moranda M. Johnson

“You Listen to K-Pop? Me Too” How K-Pop Fans Westernized the Genre

Dr. Landau

Pauline J. Gault

Knitting for Identity: How the Alienation of Clothing Production Unraveled Our Understanding of the Clothing We Wear

Dr. Landau

 

 

 

Session IV B
Moderators: Rachel Bakker, Bernardo Flores

Presenters

Title of Presentation

Faculty Sponsor

Elizabeth M. Flatoff

Deterring the Impossible: An Analysis of Successful Cumulative Deterrence Within Cyber Space Between the United States and Russia

Dr. Hulme

Richard A. Scroggins

Populism Variance: Left or Right?

Dr. Cartrite

Atulya A. Dora-Laskey

Spectacle for You: The Continuing Relevance and Replication of Situationist Theory

Dr. Gorton

Maria A. Ruedisueli

Newgenics: The Story of Eugenics and its Transition From Old to New

Dr.Gorton

 

 

 

Session IV C
Moderators: Amelia Arnold, Cameron Goldie, Allison, Gronau

Presenters

Title of Presentation

Faculty Sponsor

Max C. Carey

The Impact of COVID-19 Safety Measures on Mental Health Help-Seeking Behaviors in College Students.

Dr. Kim

Pedro J. Granja Berrios

The underlying link between Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimers disease, and major depressive disorder.

Dr. Mills

Brooke M. Fornetti

Contraceptive and COVID-19 Mask Use

Dr. Setterlund

Shelby M. Wiley

The Effects of Isolation on Crime: COVID-19 Stay-At-Home Orders

Dr. Swalve

 

 

 

Session V: 2:45 to 3:15 p.m. 

Session V A
Moderators: Syrine Ben Driss, Claire Hipps

Presenters

Title of Presentation

Faculty Sponsor

Kaleb N. Ramon

Parker R. Fitzgerald

Biological Activity and Phytochemical Analysis of Podophyllum peltatum (mayapple) Fruit

Dr. Doyle

Grace J. Hearth

Alex L. Karakuc

Morphology, Speed, and Gigantism: A study of urban versus rural populations of lava lizards from the Galápagos Islands

Dr. Rowe

Abigail A. Davenport

Structure Formation in the Universe: A Study of Interacting High Density Regions

Dr. Jensen

 

 

 

Session V B
Moderators: Pedro Granja Berrios, Katelyn Steih

Presenters

Title of Presentation

Faculty Sponsor

Caden J. Wilson

In God We Trust: McCarthyism, the Lavender Scare, and Christian Evangelicalism in the 1950s

Dr. Bu

Molly M. McFadden

A Study in Destabilization: US Intervention and the Congo Crisis 1960-1961

Dr. Bu

Emma C. Gibb

Martin Luther vs. Desiderius Erasmus: The War Against the Turk

Dr. Furlong

 

 

 

Session V C
Moderators: Matthew Garland, Heather Kaatz, Ethan Vollstedt, Elizabeth Vredevelt

Presenters

Title of Presentation

Faculty Sponsor

Jackson T. Nordbeck

How Christian Worship Services Evolved Due to Covid-19

Rev. Dr. Pomerville

Luke C. Losie

The Philosophy of Humility

Dr. Dixon

Sean P. Pauley

Viral Quackery: Examining the Rhetoric of Fake Coronavirus Cures

Dr. Woolbright

Samuel P. Markus

Enhancing the Volume Threshold of a Concert Snare Drum

Prof. Zerbe

 

 

 

Poster Sessions: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. 

Poster Session 1

Presenters

Title of Presentation

Faculty Sponsor

Payton Orlikowski

The Economic Effects of Ecotourism

Dr. Cartrite

Laura E. Beckman

A Historical Comparison of Outbreak in Alma between 1905 and 2019

Dr. Peterson

Jeffrey J. Smith

The Ball Room Decade in Alma

Dr. Peterson

 

 

 

Poster Session 2

Presenters

Title of Presentation

Faculty Sponsor

Claire A. Wittlieff

Alma: Then Impacting Now

Dr. Peterson

Rachel E. Moran

Death Rates in Relation to Diseases Present in Alma, MI in 1905

Dr. Peterson

Claire M. Peterson

Global Pandemics: Time’s Effect on the Perceptions of People

Dr. Peterson

 

 

 

Poster Session 3

Presenters

Title of Presentation

Faculty Sponsor

Laura A. Morrison

Odd Medicines of 1900

Dr. Peterson

Madelaine S. Crum

Religion and its impact on the Alma Community in 1905

Dr. Peterson

Hunter J. Collins

Sports in 1910

Dr. Peterson

Allyson R. Ehlert

The Impact of Life on Art

Dr. Peterson

 

 

 

Poster Session 4

Presenters

Title of Presentation

Faculty Sponsor

Callie J. Hale

A Correlational Analysis of Mindset and Dimensional Perfectionism

Dr. Setterlund

Julia R. Ettema

The Association Between Gratitude, Intolerance of Uncertainty, Prosocial Behaviors, and Coping During a Pandemic

Dr. Setterlund

Julia R. Ettema

Anxiety as a Mediating Variable Between Urban Versus Nature Walks and Executive Functioning Digital Poster

Dr. Mills

Blake E. Jonassen

COVID-19 specific stressors and their effects on undergraduate academic performance

Dr. Mills

Abigail M. Killian

The influence COVID related anxiety and neuroticism predisposition has on academic performance

Dr. Mills

 

 

 

Poster Session 5

Presenters

Title of Presentation

Faculty Sponsor

Emily K. Long

Kelsey A. Althoff

Kendra D. Babbitt

Ashley A. Dooley

Erika M. Gamble

Austin A. Popp

Sarah L. Sherk

The Effect of Sleep Quality on GPA

Dr. Chaplen

Delin M. Kanitz

Samantha M. Comstock

Thorian J. Soffredine

Isabella R. Binkley

William R. Huiet

Brooke N. Longman

Rabiatu M. Abdullahi

The Correlation Between Social Media Addiction and Substance Use in Alma College Students

Dr. Chaplen

Tanvi A. Sharma

How Parental Education Levels Affect Health Outcomes in Children 

Dr. Harfmann

Makenzie J. Rajewski

Using Virtual Exercise Training to Improve Health and Fitness: The Community Adult Fitness Program

Dr. Montoye

Drew A. Marshall

Quinton D. Bortel

Ammonia and Anaerobic Power

Dr. Montoye

Audrey M. Padilla

 

Intermittent Fasting on Metabolism and Body Fat Composition in College-Aged Individuals

Dr. Montoye

 

 

 

Poster Session 6

Presenters

Title of Presentation

Faculty Sponsor

Haley B. Willman

Comparison of Compression Strength of Ordinary and Carbonaceous Chondrite Simulants

Dr. Strait

Alexis R. Rolling

Correlation of Particle Volume and Velocity of Fragments of Different Types of Meteorites During Disruption Events

Dr. Strait

Emily L. Scheidegger

Rhythm of Nature

Mr. Borrello