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2005
Saturday, April 16th
8:00 AM

Complete 2005 Program

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Committee Thanks and Introduction

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

List of Student Participants

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

9:00 AM

Bacteriochlorophyll a Biosynthesis: Characterization of BCHC Function in Rhodobacter Capsulatus

David H. Aggen, Illinois Wesleyan University
David Bollivar, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Concepts of Addiction: Assessing the Beliefs of Addiction in University and Treatment Center Populations

Krystle Balhan, Illinois Wesleyan University
James Dougan, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Behavioral Contrast in a Zoo Environment

Sarah Bennett, Illinois Wesleyan University
James Dougan, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Synthesis of 4-Substituted Oxazolidinones Using Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Alcohols

Scott Brombosz, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jeffrey Frick, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Music Integration to Enhance Students' Learning

Jordan Burton, Illinois Wesleyan University
Diana P. Jirschele, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Choreographing Bold Stroke for a Wife: 18th Century Dance

Alicia Carney, Illinois Wesleyan University
Sara Freeman, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Role of Psychophysiology in Usability Testing

Qiana Cryer, Illinois Wesleyan University
Stephanie Reynolds, Illinois Wesleyan University
John Ernst, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Heterologous Expression, Purification, and Characterization of Porphobilinogen Synthase from Rhodobacter Sphaeroides

Jason Dulac, Illinois Wesleyan University
Trefan Archibald, Illinois Wesleyan University
David Bollivar, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Restoration and 18th Century Theatre Architecture and Design

Taylor Entwistle, Illinois Wesleyan University
Sara Freeman, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Effect of a Gibberellin Biosynthesis Inhibitor on Growth

Kelly Feder, Illinois Wesleyan University
Loni Walker, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Men's Objectification of Women

Kathleen Garibaldi, Illinois Wesleyan University
Ellen Perry, Illinois Wesleyan University
John Ernst, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Borrowed Meanings: The Appropriation and Commodification of Native American Culture

Angela Glasker, Illinois Wesleyan University
Charles F. Springwood, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Books Come in All Colors: Multicultural Education in the English Classroom

Bridget Haddad-Null, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Finding the Historical Basis of the Four Guardians in A Bold Stroke for a Wife

Charles Haugland, Illinois Wesleyan University
Sara Freeman, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Role Taking vs. Cultural Identity: Defining Disability in an Able-Bodied Environment

Elizabeth Holman, Illinois Wesleyan University
Njeri Mbugua, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Maximum Revenue vs. Maximum Wins: The Paradox of Major League Baseball

Adam Houser, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robert Leekley, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Multistep Synthesis of Asymmetric Organophosphorus Analogs of Acetylcholine

Jonathan Kaplan, Illinois Wesleyan University
Dan Flaugher, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jeffrey Frick, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Natural Water Sources

Kelly Lingen, Illinois Wesleyan University
Stephen Hoffmann, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Pink and Blue Make Purple: Gender in the Classroom

Jessica Lothman, Illinois Wesleyan University
Venus Evans-Winters, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Managing the Unmanageable Classroom

Becca Marsh, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Role of the Hinge Region in the Activity of the Protein FNR in E. Coli

Katherine McCulloch, Illinois Wesleyan University
Laura Moore, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Women in Restoration and 18th Century Theatre

Briana North, Illinois Wesleyan University
Sara Freeman, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Effects of Nuclear Waste Disposal and Contamination in the United States and the Former Soviet Union

Shannon O'Rourke, Illinois Wesleyan University
Abigail Jahiel, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Determination of Strontium-90 Levels in White-Tailed Deer in Relation to the Clinton Nuclear Power Plant

Keelia Rhoads, Illinois Wesleyan University
R. Given Harper, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Electrophysiological Study of the Anterior Cingulate

Mark N. Rubin, Illinois Wesleyan University
Joseph Williams, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Math, Methods, and Multiple Intelligences

Patricia Setchell, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Quantification of Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics with High Performance Liquid Chromatography Coupled UV/VIS Detection

Nathan Smoter, Illinois Wesleyan University
Stephen Hoffmann, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Effect of Monopsony Power in Major League Baseball on the Salaries of Players with Less Than Six Years in the Majors

Andrew Tarman, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Seeborg, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Heartland Head Start Program Evaluation

Michelle Uhlenkott, Illinois Wesleyan University
James Sikora, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM

Keynote Speaker - Dr. James M. Gentile, President of the Research Corporation: "Carcinogens in the Environment: Separating Fact from Fiction"

Anderson Auditorium, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM

Why They Hate Us: An Empirical Study of Individuals' Anti-American Attitudes

Amy Buenning, Illinois Wesleyan University
Frank Boyd, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Internet and Neopaganism: A Match Made in Avalon

Austin Buscher, Illinois Wesleyan University
Carole Myscofski, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Simple and Accurate Experimental Method for Measuring Faraday Rotation

Chris Butts, Illinois Wesleyan University
Debo Olaosebikan, Illinois Wesleyan University
William D. Brandon, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Parent-Teacher Collaboraton When Students Have Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Role of Teacher Training

Amber S. Hays, Illinois Wesleyan University
Linda Kunce, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

A Learning Process: The Implementation and Effects of Returnee Policies in Post-War Bosnia-Hercegovina

Danielle Kuczera, Illinois Wesleyan University
Kathleen Montgomery, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Breaking Through the Monopoly

John Larson, Illinois Wesleyan University
Tari Renner, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Photometry of Outer-Belt Objects

Gautham Narayan, Illinois Wesleyan University
Linda French, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hume, Blackburn, and Korsgaard on the Sensible Knave

Bill Porter, Illinois Wesleyan University
Charlotte Brown, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Using Binary Space Subdivision to Optimize Primary Ray Generation in Ray-Tracing

Mark Portolese, Illinois Wesleyan University
Weiyu Zhu, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Central Bank Independence in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Analysis, 1960-1989

Megan Presnak, Illinois Wesleyan University
Frank Boyd, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reforming the Stage and Screen: Differences in the Film and Theatre Censorship Movements in Early 1930's New York

Jenna Simpson, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robert Schultz, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

An Investigation of the Influence of Hope on the Relationship Between Racial Discrimination and Depressive Symptoms Among African American College Students

Jennifer L. VanderZee, Illinois Wesleyan University
Kira Hudson Banks, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Are Nutrients Assimilated In Juveniles of the Brittle Star Amphipholis Squamata (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea)?

Elizabeth Whitehill, Illinois Wesleyan University
William Jaeckle, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

1:15 PM

The Effects of β-Mercaptoethanol on the Specific Activity of Porphobilinogen Synthase Mutants of the Rhodobacter Sphaeroides Protein

Trefan Archibald, Illinois Wesleyan University
David Bollivar, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

A Taxonomic Study of the Lichen Genus Rimelia in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Erin Boente, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jonathan Dey, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Ethanol Effects on Reward Value Judgement Following Infusions into the Amygdala: Implications for Emotional Processing

Stephanie M. Brewer, Illinois Wesleyan University
Joseph Williams, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Organic Farming and the Future for Illinois Wesleyan University

Tina Brionez, Illinois Wesleyan University
James Simeone, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Piecing Together the Puzzle of Literacy

Mitchell Brookins, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Polydentate Macrocyclic Complexes as Potential Oxidation Catalysts

Phillip Butler, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Roesner, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

I Am Sherazade: Devising the Arabian Nights

Alison Daigle, Illinois Wesleyan University
Sara Freeman, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Teaching Styles: Which One Will You Choose?

Patrick Fischer, Illinois Wesleyan University
Hannah Meharry, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

What About Me? An LD Student in a Mainstream Classroom

Jennifer Freeman, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Perceived Quality of Asian Brands in the Automobile Industry

Adrien Gatesman, Illinois Wesleyan University
Margaret Chapman, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

The Effect of Gender and Cultural Expectations on Young Women in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Myla Green, Illinois Wesleyan University
William Munro, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

The Nature of Intuition

Matthew J. Hendrickson, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jean Pretz, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

The Conformational Changes in FNR in Response to Anaerobic Conditions

Jena Hudson, Illinois Wesleyan University
Laura Moore, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Stabilizing A [4FE-4S] Cluster to Oxygen: Effects of Amino Acid Substitutions Near the Cysteine Ligands in the FNR Transcription Factor

Robin D. Johnson, Illinois Wesleyan University
Lindsay A. Sicks, Illinois Wesleyan University
Maura K. Bates, Illinois Wesleyan University
Erin N. Fleck, '06, Illinois Wesleyan University
Laura Moore, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

An Interactive Approach to Optical Tweezer Control

Olukayode Karunwi, Illinois Wesleyan University
Miles Padgett, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Take a Seat! Effectiveness of Elementary Classroom Seating Arrangements

Lauren Macey, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Low Level Detection of Atrazine in Bloomington-Normal Surface Water Sources

Michael McAvoy, Illinois Wesleyan University
Stephen Hoffmann, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Affordability in the Rental Market: 1990-2000

Sean Moran, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robert Leekley, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Language Deficiency and the Occupational Attainment of Mexican Immigrants

Elizabeth Planas, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Seeborg, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Classroom Calculator Use: How Does It All Add Up?

Eric Sala, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Optically Induced Magnus Effect on Birefringent Particles

Ryan Smith, Illinois Wesleyan University
Gabriel Spalding, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

A Voice Unheard: Studying the Selectively Mute

Katrina Tammen, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Female Gravitation Toward Physics

Darcy Thompson, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

What are They So Angry About?: A Photo Exhibit of Political Graffiti in Geneva, Switzerland

Lavanga Wijekoon, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

2:35 PM

Predicting Olympic Medal Counts: The Effects of Economic Development on Olympic Performance

Xun Bian, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robert Leekley, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:50 PM

Responses to Ethical Issues of Late Modernity

Jodie Daquilanea, Illinois Wesleyan University
Christopher Prendergast, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:50 PM

Climate of Change: Russian Political and Economic Factors and Their Impacts on the Kyoto Protocol Decision

Elizabeth de Martelly, Illinois Wesleyan University
Abigail Jahiel, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:50 PM

Between Being and Becoming: The Search For Identity In Three Maghrebian Novels

Ariana Giles, Illinois Wesleyan University
Valerie Orlando, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:50 PM

Betwixt-and-Between: The Ironic Failure of J.M. Barrie

Ashley Locke, Illinois Wesleyan University
Dan Terkla, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:50 PM

Sophomore Perspectives: Is IWU Meeting Their Expectations?

Jessica Lothman, Illinois Wesleyan University
Teodora Amoloza, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:50 PM

Beyond the Bun: An Ethnographic Examination of Meanings and Significance of Hair in Samoa

Laura Myford, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E101, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 1:50 PM

Tough Like Mandela: Cuban Hip-Hop's Struggle to Keep It Real

Jennifer Peterson, Illinois Wesleyan University
Cesar Valverde, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:50 PM

School/Recess

Douglas R. Pietrzak, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Theune, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:50 PM

Comparative Study: Factors That Affect Foreign Currency Reserves in China and India

Ana Maria Romero, Illinois Wesleyan University
Diego Mendez-Carbajo, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:50 PM

High Academic-Achieving College-Aged Women and the Risks and Challenges They Face

Jennifer Roney, Illinois Wesleyan University
Vicki Magee, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:50 PM

Quenching China's Thirst: The Politics of Water Shortage

Ryan N. Smith, Illinois Wesleyan University
Abigail Jahiel, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:50 PM

4:00 PM

Senior Art Show and Critique

Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Illinois Wesleyan University

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

5:15 PM

Unsatisfyingly Short Pieces for Piano

Rachel Marx, Illinois Wesleyan University
David Vayo, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Westbrook Auditorium, Illinois Wesleyan University

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

3.2

Heather Straley, Illinois Wesleyan University
David Vayo, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Westbrook Auditorium, Illinois Wesleyan University

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

Music Composition Student Presentations

Daniel Vendt, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rachel Marx, Illinois Wesleyan University
Heather Straley, Illinois Wesleyan University

Westbrook Auditorium, Illinois Wesleyan University

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

Wesleyan Perspectives

Daniel Vendt, Illinois Wesleyan University
David Vayo, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Westbrook Auditorium, Illinois Wesleyan University

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM