Friday @ the Center
February 20, 2009
SPU at UW Undergraduate Symposium
The following SPU undergraduates have been nominated by their respective departments to represent SPU at the Twelfth Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium to be held on May 15, 2009:
Benjamin Adams Lovelace, Exercise Science and Physical Education, “Effects of Temperature on Respiratory Exchange Ratios Kinetics in Trained Male Athletes Performing a Steady State Cycle at 70% VO2max,” Oral Presentation. Advisors: JoAnn Atwill-Scriver, Robert Weathers.
- Luke D. Davies, Biology "High Density Columbia Black-Tailed Deer Population on Blakely Island," Oral Presentation. Advisor: Eric Long.
- Nate Dupuis, Jon Battershell, Austin Clark, Brad Rogers, and Jordon Wirth, Electrical Engineering, "The Engedi System: A Sleeping and Waking System Designed to Maximize Comfort and Flexibility," Poster Presentation. Advisor: Don Peter
- Paul Knight, Jenette Donovan, and Haley Carroll, Psychology "The Effects of Past Experience on Baseline Responding in Rats," Poster Presentation. Advisor: Baine Craft.
Kelsey Rote, Sociology, "Identity Formation and Social Roles and Relationships in Female Escorts," Poster Presentation. Advisors: David Diekema, Karen Snedker.
- Evi Sztajno, Political Science, " The Fall of Democracy: The Subtle Transition from the Weimar Republic to the Third Reich as Seen through Germany's Print Media," Oral Presentation. Advisor: Ruth Ediger.
- Zachary J. Ward, Sociology, "Developing an Objective Healthcare Assessment for Children in Community Based Rehabilitation in Developing Countries," Oral Presentation. Advisor: Kevin Neuhouser.
Camille E. Wendlandt, Biology, “Immuncolocalization of dopamine in the marine alga Ulbaria obscura differs with use of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies,” Poster Presentation. Advisor: Richard L. Ridgway.
He Said, She Said, Part 3
The last installment of findings from Linda Sax, The Gender Gap in College: Maximizing the Development Potential of Women and Men (2008), concerning longitudinal research from UCLA’s Cooperative Institution Research Program (CIRP): Female and male college students’ experiences differ in several key ways: 1) female students’ average income has fallen further behind their male counterparts, making them more concerned about whether they will have enough money to complete college; 2) despite the fact that women earn better grades and have a stronger academic orientation than men, they suffer from comparatively low academic confidence, a gender gap that has been widening; 3) women enter college with higher levels of self-reported stress and lower ratings of their physical and emotional health. Final conclusions on all the research: both genders face challenges to their adjustment and development. College educators should be concerned about high stress and low self-esteem among women, and they should be concerned about growing academic disengagement among men.
February 24, 2009
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Demaray Hall 150
"The Myth of Orpheus: Love and Music "
Dr. Owen M. Ewald, C. May Marston Professor of Classics.
March 10, 2009
Alfred S. Palmer Lecture
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
"Is Christ Divided? Locating the Possibility of the True Church"
Dr. Ephraim Radner, Professor of Historical Theology at Wycliffe College
March 16, 2009
Winter Faculty Mentor Dinner
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Upper Gwinn Foyer
SPU Faculty mentoring pairs are invited to the Winter Faculty Mentoring Dinner. Rod Stiling will present "Why Participate in Faculty Governance?" Please RSVP to Anna Miller by 5:00pm on Friday, March 6th, 2009.