Graduate Academic Symposium


The symposium is an opportunity for graduate students to share their research and creative projects in a public forum.

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Poster Presentations: 3- 6 p.m., Ballroom C, Harre Union

Oral Presentations: 4 -5:15 p.m., Alumni Room (269) and Heritage Room (262), Harre Union


Poster Presentations
Ballroom C, Harre Union
3 -6 p.m.
Presenter(s)  Title

  Ashraf Ali 

  Enterprise Network Design and Implementation for Airports

  Govand Ali   Identifying Terrorist Affiliations Through Social Network Analysis Using Data    
  Mining Technologies
  Rhiannon Cizon 

 Let the Dead Speak: The History of Lake County Through its Cemeteries

  Mishaela Johnson,    
  Elizabeth Keleher, and 
  Caryn Schmidt 

 Using School Counseling Program Data to Improve Achievement

  Sarika Sree Kona and    
  Srinivas Ponnam 

 Healthcare Marketing Strategies in Promotional Tour
  Robert E. Lee, Jr.   The Invisible Project – Making Visual Stories of Homelessness
  Lauren Parker  The Effect of Reduced Carbohydrate Diet Education on Hemoglobin A1c in  Patients  with Type 2 Diabetes
  Lynette Rayman   Impact of Emergency Department Sepsis Policy
  Alana Urness 

 The Effect of Standardized Patient Encounters of Undergraduate Nursing 
 Student Empathy and Self-Efficacy in Therapeutic Communication

  Taylor Williams  Grammatical Gender Determination Strategies for the Native and Advanced L2    Spanish Speaker



Oral Presentations
Alumni Room 269, Harre Union
4 -5:15 p.m.
 Presenter Title  Time
  Kirsten Mikesell  Stigmas and Stereotypes Surrounding the Post-Grad  Millennial 4-4:15 p.m.
  Nabaz Noori Kareem  Code-Switching in Language 4:15-4:30 p.m.
  Lisa M. Davison  NIETF Marketing Project: Valparaiso Theatrical Company –  “The  Theatre that Cares” Proposal Presentation 4:30-4:45 p.m.
  Becky Klein  Admission Fees as Barrier To Entry: Joslyn Art Museum 4:45-5 p.m.
  James Marconi  Ritual Eating, Ritual Devotion: Body and Embodiment in  Hinduism 5-5:15 p.m.


Oral Presentations
Heritage Room 262, Harre Union
4 -5:15 p.m.
 Presenter(s) Title  Time
  Keisha-Marie Butler   Economics, the Youths, and Social Media  4-4:15 p.m.
  Shelby Irons   Factory Farming: The Hidden Truths  4:15-4:30 p.m.
  Rose Luehrs and Kaylee Will   An Empirical Review of Child-Related Factors and Considerations in  Child 
 Custody Evaluation
 4:30-4:45 p.m.
  Natalie E. Krivas   Applying the Lens of Humane Education: An Essential Tool for Today’s Educators   4:45-5 p.m.
  Salim Al Kindi   Back-End Challenges of Electronic Government  5-5:15 p.m.