Student Scholarship Symposium

The annual Christ College Student Scholarship Symposium features analytical, critical, creative, and research projects by current Christ College students. Papers in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and the arts are selected by a committee of Christ College students from anonymous abstracts. Authors present their papers and respond to questions from the audience. Recent presentations include:

Looking Beyond the Allegory: The True Depiction of Race in X-Men - Junior Danielle Mueller, spring 2013

Tchaikovsky's 4th Sumphony: The Story that Lies Beneath - Sophomore Chelsea Kiehl, spring 2013

Kant's Moral Theory as a Secular Foundation for Human Rights - Senior Patrick Slattery, fall 2012

Stonewall Jackson and Religion: A Different Look - Sophomore Nathan Kelly, fall 2012

Novels in the Internet Age: Contemporary Fictional Literature’s Adaption to the Characteristics of the Internet Medium -  Senior Tyler Gegg, spring 2012

Guns, Guerrillas, and Raiders: The Myth of Tactical Stagnation and the American Civil War Soldier - Sophomore Will Scupham, spring 2012

Honor in Death: A Historical Analysis of Japan’s Contemporary Issue of Suicide  - Senior Amber Will, fall 2011

Re-interpreting Don Giovanni: Modern Audiences and Mozart’s Masterpiece – Senior Christopher Burrus, fall 2011

Debunking the Myths of Masculinity: George Eliot's Critique of Victorian Masculinities via Edward Casaubon of Middlemarch by Sophomore Jazmine Reyes, spring 2011

Kolleena Ensan: Samira Said's Music as an Interpretation of Moroccan Women's Cultural Identity by Sophomore Halina Hopkins, spring 2011

Redeeming the Underground Man: Writing as a Vehicle of Redemption in Dostoevsky's Notes from the Underground by Senior Ciara Reyes, Biology Major, fall 2010

The Changing of Chinese Medicine: Interlacing TCM with Western Politics by Junior Krista Schaefer, Mathematics Major, fall 2010

"The Song of Lincoln: Walt Whitman's Memory of Abraham Lincoln as Soldier Martyr" by Sophomore Laura Ehlen, College of Arts and Sciences, spring 2010

"Wearable Justice?: Selling Social Justice in the 21st Century" by Sophomore Nick Derda, College of Arts and Sciences, spring 2010

"Donor Assisted Fertilization: Consumerism and Parent-Child Relationships" by Senior Molly Reynolds, Spanish and international service major, fall 2009

"Reawakening to an Everyday Sublime at Walden Pond and Lake Michigan" by John Linstrom, English and humanities major, fall 2009



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