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Honors Day Is Culmination of Student Research

Students present the results of their research and projects in art and performance at the 20th annual Kapp Honors Day, a celebration of the liberal arts.

Over 140 Alma College students participated in Alma College’s 20th annual Kapp Honors Day program on Thursday, April 7, 2016. This day provides a forum when traditional classes are canceled and students share their original research, creativity and talents with an audience of their peers.

In sessions spanning nearly eight hours, students perform in music and dance productions, give oral presentations of scholarly research, and lead poster discussions. With a multitude of the student body participating, other students are encouraged to attend as many presentations as possible both to support their fellow students and to learn from them.

Students are listed alphabetically by their hometown, along with the titles of their presentations.

  • Elizabeth Webb, New River, AZ

“George Catlin: Depictions of the Noble Savage”

  • Emalee Ousley, Sloughhouse, CA

“Screening of Mid-Michigan Plants for Antioxidant Activity in the DPPH Assay”

  • Christopher A. Johnson, Sunnyvale, CA

“The Effects of Offenders Social Class on Probation Officer’s Attitudes”

  • Karen Flesh, Aurora, IL

“Mammoth Caves Trail Maintenance”

  • Cori DiSantis, Naperville, IL

“Agricultural Inputs of Pine River Correlations with Flint River?”

  • Samuel Korbel, Schaumburg, IL

“The Physiological and Psychological Effects of Various Stretching Regimens on Functional Performance Testing of Collegiate Division III Athletes”

  • Katia Hamamouche, Carmel, IN

“The Last Goodbye”

“International Rescue Committee Alternative Break”

  • Hannah Estes, Elkhart, IN

“Shoulder Flexibility and Strength in Division III Collegiate Swimmers Before and After Swim Season”

  • Mallory Simon, Ada, MI

“Multimedia Discharge Education: How Nurses Can Decrease Postoperative Readmission”

  • William Mulligan, Allenton, MI

“Environmental Stewardship in Michigan”

“Thermal Ecology of the Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)”

  • Gabrielle Fazio, Alma, MI

“Prepartum Teaching on New Mothers on Postpartum Depression”

  • Ashlee Fish, Alma, MI

“Multimedia Discharge Education: How Nurses Can Decrease Postoperative Readmission”

  • Trisha House, Alma, MI

“Implementation of Kangaroo Care During Cesarean Delivery at MidMichigan Gratiot Hospital”;

  • Quinn Huver, Alma, MI

“Multimedia Discharge Education: How Nurses Can Decrease Postoperative Readmission”

  • Christopher M. Johnson, Alma, MI

“Implementation of Kangaroo Care During Cesarean Delivery at MidMichigan Gratiot Hospital”

  • Kayla Linstruth, Alma, MI

“Mammoth Caves Trail Maintenance”

  • Laura Lowe, Alma, MI

“The Last Goodbye”

  • Mason Molesky, Alma, MI

“Modeling Carbonaceous Chondrites Through Artificial Reconstruction”

  • Margaret Selmon, Alma, MI

“Agricultural Inputs of Pine River Correlations with Flint River?”

  • Lizette Shirely, Alma, MI

“Agricultural Inputs of Pine River Correlations with Flint River?”

  • Samantha Smith, Alma, MI

“Senior Art and Design Majors’ Show”

  • Steven Smith, Bad Axe, MI

“Bede and the Formation of English Identity”

  • Madeleine Wingeier, Bay City, MI

“The Last Goodbye”

  • Shannon Melcher, Belleville, MI

“Alternative Fall Break: Kids Food Basket”

  • Calliandra Perry, Berkley, MI

“Senior Art and Design Majors’ Show”

  • Rebekah Irani, Blanchard, MI

Pine River Anthology

  • Lillian Slavin, Bloomfield Hills, MI

“Birth Order and Romantic Relations”

“Mammoth Caves Trail Maintenance”

  • Cassidy Shankleton, Boyne City, MI

Pine River Anthology

“Senior Art and Design Majors’ Show”

  • Ashleigh Maier, Brethren, MI

“Representations of Women in the Media During Political Campaigns”

  • Emily Jack, Caledonia, MI

“Alternative Break: Animal Welfare”

  • Sarah Jack, Caledonia, MI

“Simulating Asteroid Disruption with Pumice and NWA 869”

  • Ali Ahmed, Canton, MI

“Political Economy: Can the State do Better?”

  • Maxxton Jolls, Carson City, MI

“Senior Art and Design Majors’ Show”

  • Sara Schneider, Carson City, MI

“Health Promotion in Schools”

  • Cameron Spitzfaden, Charlotte, MI

“Myoelectric Prosthetic Hand Control by Surface Electromyography”

  • Jonathan Clark, Cheboygan, MI

“Surviving a Survival Film”

  • Emily Hinsman, Cheboygan, MI

“Environmental Effects on the Progression of Parkinson’s Disease: An Animal Model”

  • Amy Socolovitch, Cheboygan, MI

“Blood Lipids in Children”

  • Sara Lovse, Clinton Twp, MI

“Functional Movement Screen (FMS): The Effect of Implementing a Corrective Exercise Protocol Utilizing FMS Scores to a Division III Male Basketball Team and the Effects on Injury Risk/Prevalence”

  • Luke Condon, Colon, MI

“Immigration Advocacy at the Border: El Paso, TX”

  • Jordan Skully, Commerce, MI

“Environmental Effects on the Progression of Parkinson’s Disease: An Animal Model”

  • Joseph Kennedy, Davison, MI

“Immigration Advocacy at the Border: El Paso, TX”

  • Ana Saucedo, Dearborn, MI

“Prepartum Teaching on New Mothers on Postpartum Depression”

  • Chelsea Martin, Delton, MI

“Thermal and Spacial Ecology of Microlophus bivittatus and Microlophus indefatigabilis

  • Jennifer Stirling, Dexter, MI

“Implications of Technology in the Elementary Classroom”

  • Katherine Bruck, Essexville, MI

“The Last Goodbye”

  • Thomas Koehler, Fair Haven, MI

“Senior Art and Design Majors’ Show”

  • Holly Zuiderveen, Falmouth, MI

“HopeWell Ranch Alternative Break”

  • Elizabeth Putti, Farmington, MI

“Alternative Break: Animal Welfare”

  • Shanyn Rapson, Farmington Hills, MI

“Effects of Three-Week Intensive Lifestyle Program on Markers of Aerobic Fitness”

  • Sarah Collier, Fenton, MI

“Coaches’ Influence on Athletes’ Alcohol Drinking Habits”

  • Jacob Judd, Fowlerville, MI

“The Devil and His Brood: Henry II and His Relationship with His Sons”

“Immigration Advocacy at the Border: El Paso, TX”

  • Brian May, Frankenmuth, MI

“Speed of Sound in Meteorites”

  • Amanda McKeith, Freeland, MI

“Alternative Break: Animal Welfare”

  • Trevor McCready, Fremont, MI

“Relationship Between Maximum Oxygen Consumption and Muscle Oxygenation During a Cross Country Season”

  • Elizabeth Taylor, Fruitport, MI

“Alternative Break: Urban Farming”

  • Franchesca Beningo, Gaylord, MI

“Alternative Break: Animal Welfare”

  • Chelsea Bertagnoli, Gaylord, MI

“Senior Art and Design Majors’ Show”

  • Marissa Nivison, Gladwin, MI

“Tripping, Toppling, and Tumbling Toddlers: The Effects of Attachment Security”

  • Scott Scripter, Gowen, MI

“Alternative Break: Animal Welfare”

  • Alex Horan, Grand Haven, MI

“HopeWell Ranch Alternative Break”

  • Devan McNabb, Grand Rapids, MI

“Mammoth Caves Trail Maintenance”

  • Emily Price, Grand Rapids, MI

Pine River Anthology

  • Amy Wood, Grand Rapids, MI

“HopeWell Ranch Alternative Break”

  • Alexander Hall, Greenville, MI

Pine River E. coli Enumeration”

  • Naria Ford-Thompson, Gwinn, MI

“Environmental Stewardship in Michigan”

  • Victoria Bishop, Haslett, MI

“Disordered Eating and Parenting”

“HopeWell Ranch Alternative Break”

  • Taylor Tripp, Hastings, MI

“Implementation of Kangaroo Care During Cesarean Delivery at MidMichigan Gratiot Hospital”

  • Thomas Bannon, Hickory Corners, MI

“Is There Lead in the Water? An Investigation of the Drinking Water in St. Louis and Alma, MI”

  • Marissa Cook, Highland, MI

Pine River Anthology

“Senior Art and Design Majors’ Show”

  • Katherine Vaillancourt, Hillsdale, MI

“Alternative Fall Break: Kids Food Basket”

“HopeWell Ranch Alternative Break”

“Ramon Llull’s New Religious Conversion Method as a Model for Peace”

“Combating Voluntourism in Alma’s Culture of Service: Northern Malawi PGLOBAL”

  • Allison Brady, Hope, MI

Pine River Anthology

“Senior Art and Design Majors’ Show”

  • Danielle Boss, Howell, MI

“Alternative Break: Animal Welfare”

“Muscle Activation Patterns and Joint Kinematics in Dancers and Volleyball Players During Basic Dance Movements”

  • Megan Isom, Howell, MI

“Immigration Advocacy at the Border: El Paso, TX”

“Alternative Break: Urban Farming”

  • Mika Obrecht, Howell, MI

“Alternative Break: Animal Welfare”

  • Nicholas Wilson, Hubbard Lake, MI

“Functional Movement Screening (FMS) and the Difference Between Men and Women Lacrosse Players in NCAA Division III Athletics”

  • Krista Botting, Ionia, MI

“Characterizing Differences in Winter Foraging Areas of the American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) in Relation to Individual’s Size and Sex”

  • Kara Giles, Ithaca, MI

“The Teacher as a Secure Base in the Classroom”

  • Kaitlyn Arnold, Jackson, MI

“Relationship Between Maximum Oxygen Consumption and Paavo Training Techniques in New and Experienced Collegiate Runners”

  • Chelse Van Spronsen, Jenison, MI

“Identifying Polyphenolic Compounds in Crude Strawberry Cultivar Samples”

  • Amber Tuttle, Kalamazoo, MI

“HopeWell Ranch Alternative Break”

“The Winter Foraging Area of the American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) as Observed Within its Northernmost Range”

  • Hannah Schroeder, Lansing, MI

“How Green is Your Country? A Comparative Analysis of Environmental Policies Related to Climate Change in Five Countries”

“Effects of Temperature on the Toxicity of pH Using Daphnia magna

  • Megan Koepfle, Leslie, MI

“Alternative Break: Animal Welfare”

  • Cody Henderson, Lexington, MI

“Is There Lead in the Water? An Investigation of the Drinking Water in St. Louis and Alma, MI”

  • Christine Calleja, Livonia, MI

“Alternative Break: Urban Farming”

  • Akiela Carlton, Livonia, MI

“Alternative Break: Urban Farming”

“Alternative Break: Animal Welfare”

  • Lauren Kucharczyk, Livonia, MI

“Mammoth Caves Trail Maintenance”

  • Kelly LaPorte, Livonia, MI

“Alternative Break: Center for the Homeless”

  • Sara Stemen, Livonia, MI

“How Green is Your Country? A Comparative Analysis of Environmental Policies Related to Climate Change in Five Countries”

  • Marianna Smith, Ludington, MI

“An Analysis of Sport’s Role in the Construction of Gender Representation in Chilean Film”

“Immigration Advocacy at the Border: El Paso, TX”

“Addressing Urban Poverty”

  • Ashley Derrer, Mancelona, MI

Pine River Anthology

“Senior Art and Design Majors’ Show”

  • Laura Slavsky, Marquette, MI

“Alternative Break: Animal Welfare”

  • Hope Ayers, Marysville, MI

“Myoelectric Prosthetic Hand Control by Surface Electromyography”

  • Jacob Fox, Marysville, MI

“The Political Professor: How Non-Governmental Intellectuals Influenced Franklin Roosevelt’s ‘Court Packing’ Plan”

“Immigration Advocacy at the Border: El Paso, TX”

  • Libbey Jones, Mason, MI

“Mammoth Caves Trail Maintenance”

“Environmental Stewardship in Michigan”

  • Cody Rozeveld, McBain, MI

“CRISPR Mediated Knockout of Cancer-Associated FAM190a”

  • Annamarie Williams, Midland, MI

“Eve and the Fall of Man”

  • Sarah Neeley, Montrose, MI

“Effects of High Intensity Interval Exercise on Peripheral Blood Flow and Muscle Tissue Oxygenation”

  • Alexa Ball, Mt. Pleasant, MI

“The Effects of Attentional Focus on the Acquisition of a Novel Handwriting Task”

  • Kevin Judge, Mt. Pleasant, MI

“Data Analytics and Auditing Practices”

  • Sarah Stinson, Mt. Pleasant, MI

“Prepartum Teaching on New Mothers on Postpartum Depression”

  • Cassie Wanless, Mt. Pleasant, MI

“Implementation of Kangaroo Care During Cesarean Delivery at MidMichigan Gratiot Hospital”

  • Joelle Fisher, Muskegon, MI

“Alternative Break: Animal Welfare”

  • Jaclyn Shetterly, Muskegon, MI

“The Impact of Conflict Resolutions on Relational Happiness: An Analysis of Conflict Resolution Style in Monogamous, Heterosexual, College Dyads”

  • James Jakes, Novi, MI

“Changes in Body Composition and Strength Measures in Division III Wrestlers Over the Course of a Season”

  • Shane Cooper, Parma, MI

“Immigration Advocacy at the Border: El Paso, TX”

  • Jessica Bigelow, Perry, MI

“There is No Ideal-I in Animal, But There is Lack in Lunacy”

  • Dorothy Buening, Pinckney, MI

“Alternative Break: Animal Welfare”

  • Ashley Dentler, Portage, MI

“Educational Models of Instruction and Assessment of English Language Learners”

  • Nicole Green, Portland, MI

“Agricultural Inputs of Pine River Correlations with Flint River?”

  • Anniegrace Heise, Redford, MI

“Senior Art and Design Majors’ Show”

  • Ryan Weaver, Reese, MI

“Alternative Break: Center for the Homeless”

“The Winter Foraging Area of the American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) as Observed Within its Northernmost Range”

“WWOOFing and Biodynamics on Organic Farms”

  • Mary Frances Eshleman, Rockford, MI

Pine River Anthology

“Senior Art and Design Majors’ Show”

  • Maxim Short, Rockford, MI

“HopeWell Ranch Alternative Break”

“International Rescue Committee Alternative Break”

  • Rebecca Blasius, Roscommon, MI

“Reading Comprehension Enrichment”

  • Hailey Albert, Saginaw, MI

“24-Hour Light Exposure and Recovery on Developing Rats’ Brains”

  • Tyler Goerge, Schoolcraft, MI

“Environmental Stewardship in Michigan”

“Thermal Ecology of the Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)”

  • Aaron Daggett, Sidney, MI

“Alternative Break: Animal Welfare”

  • Travis Dunn, Six Lakes, MI

“Synthesis of Novel Metalloenzyme Ligand Platforms”

  • Tylor Cole, Spring Lake, MI

“Environmental Stewardship in Michigan”

  • Morgan Markowicz, St. Clair Shores, MI

“The Last Goodbye”

  • Jerry Cupples, St. Johns, MI

“Senior Art and Design Majors’ Show”

  • Madison Webster, St. Johns, MI

“Alternative Break: Animal Welfare”

  • Christine Wiersma, St. Johns, MI

“Screening Botanical Extracts for Protein Binding with a Quartz Crystal Microbalance Biosensor”

  • Charles Oswald, St. Louis, MI

“Moral Vegetarianism and the Philosophy of Mind”

  • Daniel Brandt, Sterling Heights, MI

“Alternative Breaks and Urban Farming in Detroit”

“Alternative Breaks and Public Health at Mammoth Caves National Park”

  • Elizabeth Wickens, Tustin, MI

“Soft Lithography for Microfabrication of Opto-Electronic Elements”

  • Emily Piontek, Warren, MI

“Governmental Employees, Fraud, and a Possible Solution”

  • Jacquellin Mow, Washington, MI

“Senior Art and Design Majors’ Show”

  • Miranda Stutzman, Wheeler, MI

“The Last Goodbye”

  • Hannah Hilditch, White Lake, MI

“Madame X at the Cross Roads in the Career of Sargent”

  • Michelle Scribner, Wyandotte, MI

“Pine River E. coli Enumeration”

“Investigating the Role of CDC42 in the Migration of Melanoblasts”

  • Jade Edwards, Ypsilanti, MI

“Addressing Urban Poverty”

  • Vivienne Walton, Greensboro, NC

“The Last Goodbye”

  • Isabelle Limondin, Milford, NH

“Irrevocable: The Inability to Alter Past or Present Reality Explored Through Dance”

“Multimedia Discharge Education: How Nurses Can Decrease Postoperative Readmission”

  • Marshall Argenta, Stafford, NY

“Senior Art and Design Majors’ Show”

  • John Urdiales, Cuyahoga Falls, OH

“Humble Pleas: Poems of the Spirit”

  • Matilda Ennis, Glenside, PA

“HopeWell Ranch Alternative Break”

  • Sophia Richter, West Kingston, RI

“Alternative Break: Urban Farming”

  • Annika Gurrola, Spring, TX

“Mammoth Caves Trail Maintenance”

“Environmental Stewardship in Michigan”

  • Elizabeth Ochs, Issaquah, WA

“Sarbanes Oxley: Has it Lived up to its Name?”

  • Yuanyuan Zou, Kuitun, China

“Environmental Stewardship in Michigan”

 

Story published on April 05, 2016