Wednesday, April 11, 2012


BRADFORD, Pa. – More than 70 students from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will present papers and research ranging from environmental studies of campus to excerpts from in-progress novels on Friday as part of the university’s annual Honors Day.
            The event, which is open to the public, will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. April 13 in the Frame-Westerberg Commons and Swarts Hall. Poster displays will be on display throughout the afternoon in Dining Rooms A and B.
            Oral capstone presentations from the environmental studies program will begin at 1 p.m. in Room 237 of Swarts Hall. Students are environmental studies major unless otherwise noted.
            Presentations begin with “Coexist: Native Species at UPB” by Lindsay Shine, a biology major from Bradford, at 1 p.m., followed by “Green University” by Lachlan Ross of Bradford, at 1:10 p.m.; “Local Multi-Energy Optimized Biodiesel Production” by Kevin Stanson, a biology and environmental sciences major from Pittsburgh, at 1:20 p.m.; “Solar Power at UPB” by Brett Jeffries of Galeton at 1:30 p.m.; “Campus Energy Awareness and Conservation” by Katie Vecellio of Bradford at 1:40 p.m.; “Potential for an Anaerobic Digester to Convert Campus Cafeteria Wastes into Energy” by Tianna Johnson of Kane at 1:50 p.m.; “Aquatic Observatory at UPB” by Jack Spring of Bradford at 2 p.m.; and “University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Recycling Consolidation Plan” by Joshua Poorman of Bradford at 2:10 p.m.
            Oral presentations begin in the Mukaiyama University Room at 1 p.m. Students are human relations majors unless otherwise noted.
The first presentation is “White Girls Can’t Bead: An Ethnographic Study of Seneca Beadwork” by Katie Zapel of Bradford at 1 p.m., followed by “Stress and Domestic Violence Advocates” by Deborah Easley of Olean, N.Y., at 1:10 p.m.; “The Study of Alcoholics Anonymous and the Recovery Process” by Matt Daugherty of Oil City at 1:20 p.m.; “Factors Influencing Noncustodial Fathers’ Engagement and Psychological Wellbeing” by Robbie Watson of Centerville at 1:30 p.m.; “Successful Recovery from Addiction” by Trish Klock of Titusville at 1:40 p.m.; “International Students” by Kimberly Lindquist of Bradford at 1:50 p.m.; “Job Stress and Coping of Non-Profit Workers” by Kamie Laih of Warren at 2 p.m.; “Hospice and the People who Volunteer” by Sherrie Sweeney of Kane at 2:10 p.m.;
“The Drive for Volunteerism” by Courtney Shroyer of Berlin at 2:20 p.m.; “Stress and the Work Environment in the Food Service Industry” by Christie Marcho of Clifford at 2:30 p.m.; “Human Relations Capstone” by Beverly Auerbach of Montgomery, N.Y., at 2:40 p.m.; “Gender Inequality Among Sheriff Deputies: A Closing Gap” by Emma Roosa of Randolph, N.Y., at 2:50 p.m.; “Kuna Molas” by Cara Huff, a social sciences major from Bradford, at 3 p.m.; “Islamic Tiles” by Aaron Weise, a computer information systems and technology major from Allegany, N.Y., at 3:10 p.m. and “Contemporary Native American Art” by Sheri Smay, a business management major from Mahaffey, at 3:20 p.m.
            Additional oral presentations will begin in Commons Room 218 at 1 p.m.
            The first presentation is a writing capstone project, “Stepping Stones: A Memoir” by Clarice Rutledge, a public relations and writing major from Monroeville, at 1 p.m., followed by “Becoming Me: A Memoir about Daughters and Mothers” by Mandy Colosimo, a writing major from Bradford, at 1:10 p.m.; “Excerpts from a Novel-in-Progress” by Mackenzie Miller, an English and writing major from Attica, N.Y.,  at 1:20 p.m.; “Disturbed Families: A Series of Short Stories” by Micaiah Meads, a writing major from Philadelphia, at 1:30 p.m.; “Harper’s Child: A Novel” by Laura Kemmerer, a writing major from Dublin, at 1:40 p.m.; “Technology in Teaching” by Emily Angel, a social sciences major from Stewartstown, at 1:50 p.m.; “African Textiles” by Adaora Igbo, a chemistry major from Silver Spring, Md., at 2 p.m.;
“Amish Quilt Making” by John Olearnick, a history-political science major from Mount Carmel, at 2:10 p.m.; “Navajo Sand Paintings” by Melissa Callahan, a human relations major from York Haven, at 2:20 p.m.; “Indian Robes/Trade Blankets” by Lauren Greenawalt, an applied mathematics major from Irwin, at 2:30 p.m.; “The Effects of Acetylcholine on Heart Function in an Invertebrate Bivalve Mollusc” by James Cable, a biology major from Russell, at 2:40 p.m.; “Effects of Dark Rearing on Eye Development in an Aquatic Pulmonate Snail” by Daniel Maldonado, a biology major from Bloomsburg, at 2:50 p.m.; “Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology” by Kelly DeRolf, a biology major from Carlisle, and Yuxi Lin, a biology major from Philadelphia, at 3 p.m.; and “Grip Strength Fatigue: Comparing the Effect of Hand Dominance, Athleticism and Gender” by Michelle Underwood, a biology major from Pittsburgh at 3:10 p.m.
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