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2000
Friday, April 14th
6:30 PM

List of Student Participants

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Complete 2000 Program

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

7:00 PM

Student Compositions

Evelyn Chapel, Illinois Wesleyan University

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

8:00 PM

Student Art Show and Reception

Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Illinois Wesleyan University

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Saturday, April 15th
9:00 AM

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Mara Prentiss, Department of Physics, Harvard University: "Manipulating Matter with Fields"

Anderson Auditorium, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM

Positive and Negative Peace Concepts in Young American Adults

Diana Alame, Illinois Wesleyan University
Peter Verbeek, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Loneliness and Self-Esteem at Different Levels of the Self

Kiley L. Bednar, Illinois Wesleyan University
John Ernst, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Synthesis of Vicinal Amino Alcohols through a Bicyclic Aziridine Intermediate

Nathan Bobofchak, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jeff Frick, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Temporal Differences in Theta Reset

Nicholas J. Brazis, Illinois Wesleyan University
Joseph Williams, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Studies toward the Synthesis of an Organophosphorus Analog of Acetylcholine

Christopher R. Butler, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jeff Frick, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Behavioral Contrast: A New Solution to an Old Problem?

Sara J. Estle, Illinois Wesleyan University
Karin A. Beaumont, Illinois Wesleyan University
James D. Dougan, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Role of the bchE Gene Product in Bacteriochlorophyll a Synthesis

Parie Garg, Illinois Wesleyan University
David W. Bollivar, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Colony Movement in the Freshwater Bryozoan Lophopodella carteri

Robert Grabowski, Illinois Wesleyan University
Susie Balser, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Mozart Effect: Can Rats Discriminate between Classical and Modern Music?

Elizabeth Huber, Illinois Wesleyan University
James D. Dougan, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Diagonal Argument Revisited

Sunil Jagwani, Illinois Wesleyan University
David Janashvili, Illinois Wesleyan University
Melvyn Jeter, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

An Empirical Study of Recent IPOs in the U.S. Markets

Kevin Kalus, Illinois Wesleyan University
Zhenhu Jin, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Informational Asymmetries and the Demand for IPOs: An Explanation of Underpricing

Peter Karlis, Illinois Wesleyan University
Carolyn Stumph, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Preference for Natural Things in Preschoolers

Beth Keller, Illinois Wesleyan University
Peter Verbeek, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Identification of LRF1 and LRF2 Mutants in Arabidopsis

Neva Laurie, Illinois Wesleyan University
Loni Walker, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Microsoft versus Netscape: A Case Study of Games Businesses Play

Esteban Lizano, Illinois Wesleyan University
Margaret Chapman, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Carolyn Stumph, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

A Test of the Environmental Kuznets Curve for Local and Global Pollutants

Robin Meers, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robert Leekley, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Experimental Considerations in Measuring the Thermal Conductivity of SrTiO3

Tadvana G. Narayanan, Illinois Wesleyan University
Ileana G. Rau, Illinois Wesleyan University
Gabriel C. Spalding, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Are there Differences in Nutrient Assimilation among Cell-Lineages of Sea Urchin Embryos?

Ketaki K. Patel, Illinois Wesleyan University
William Jaeckle, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

An Assay for the Estimation of Organic Content in Unknown Samples

William Schneider, Illinois Wesleyan University
William Jaeckle, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Gypsy Persecution during the Golden Age of Spain

Leila Setork, Illinois Wesleyan University
Carolyn Nadeau, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Explaining Environmentalism among the Rural Indigenous Poor in the Developing World: Is Post-Materialism Involved?

Amelia Taylor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Abigail Jahiel, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Kathleen Montgomery, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Psychosocial Effects of a Parent-Child Communication Activity on Siblings of Children with Autism

Caryn Terril, Illinois Wesleyan University
Linda J. Kunce, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Determining the pKa of Benzoylecognine

David Wong, Illinois Wesleyan University
David N. Bailey, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM

Vse Luchshe Detiam: All the Best for the Children - Soviet Ideology through Soviet Children's Cartoons

Matthew Boyd, Illinois Wesleyan University
Marina Balina, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Anderson Auditorium, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Log by Log: Building Abraham Lincoln in American Youth Consciousness

Liz Dierbeck, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robert Bray, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Anderson Auditorium, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

LaSalle's Invariance Principle on Measure Chains

Anders Floor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Zahia Drici, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E103, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Effect of Natural Barriers in a Marine Reserve on Queen Conch Strombus Gigas, "Spillover" to Surrounding Fished Areas, East Harbour Lobster and Conch Reserve, Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies

Robert C. Grabowski, Illinois Wesleyan University
Alex Tewfik, Faculty Advisor, School for Field Studies, Caicos Islands, British West Indies

Room E103, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Foreign Language Textbooks in the Classroom: Bridging the Gap between Second Language Acquistion Theory and Pedagogy

Kristina Harlan, Illinois Wesleyan University
Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Anderson Auditorium, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Brown-Headed Cowbird Brood Parasitism in Bison-Grazed and Ungrazed Tall Grass Prairie in Northeastern Kansas

Alexandra S. Latham, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jack F. Cully, Faculty Advisor, Kansas State University
Sheryl Swartz Soukup, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E103, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Factors that Determine Foreign Direct Investment in Lesser Developed Countries

Jason Lewis, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Seeborg, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

The Power of Perception and Origin Myth: Re-Reconsidering the Origins of the Arthurian Legend

Rae Marie Marotta, '00, Illinois Wesleyan University
Dan Terkla, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Anderson Auditorium, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

The Performance Practice of Negro Spirituals on the Concert Stage

Joy-Denise Moore, Illinois Wesleyan University
Carren Moham, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Privatization in Lithuania: General Environment and Case Studies

Ginte Sabaliauskaite, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Seeborg, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Early History of the Violin in Spain

Anita Saha, Illinois Wesleyan University
Carolyn Nadeau, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Anderson Auditorium, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Chemical Techniques for the Isolation of Elemental Carbon from Sediments

Susanna Widicus, Illinois Wesleyan University
Wendy S. Wolbach, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Roesner, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Benjamin Nelson, Faculty Advisor, DePaul University

Room E103, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

A Survey of Organochlorine Pesticide Contamination in a Costa Rican Conservation Area

Mark Wieland, Illinois Wesleyan University
R. Given Harper, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jeffrey A. Frick, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E103, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Does Public Housing Cause Poverty and Isolation: An Examination of the Effects of Public Housing on Causing Poverty and Flight of the Middle Class

Alva Winfrey, Illinois Wesleyan University
James Sikora, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

3:00 PM

Relational Aggression in U.S. and Indonesian Children and Adolescents: Gender, Developmental, and Cultural Comparisons

Elizabeth A. Jansen, Illinois Wesleyan University
Doran French, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

A Proximity of Words: Influence and Interplay in the Works of Raymond Carver and Tess Gallagher

Christine Pacyk, Illinois Wesleyan University
James Plath, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Anderson Auditorium, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Chaucer's Constructive Ecclesiastical Criticism

Kyle Painter, Illinois Wesleyan University
Dan Terkla, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Anderson Auditorium, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Economic Influences on the Stock Market

Nathan Taulbee, Illinois Wesleyan University
Carolyn Stumph, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Benefits by Gender: Determinants of Welfare Accessibility for Migrant Women in Western Europe

Kathryn Vojack, Illinois Wesleyan University
Kathleen Montgomery, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Bach as a Modernist?

Bethany VonBehren, Illinois Wesleyan University
Joy H. Calico, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Anderson Auditorium, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The Chivalric Equilibrium: The Gawain Character in Yvain; or, the Knight with the Lion and Sir Gawain and the Green

Kathryn L. Weber, Illinois Wesleyan University
Dan Terkla, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Anderson Auditorium, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

A Replication Study of the Effects of Test Language and Mathematical Skills Assessed on the Scores of Bilingual Hispanic Students

Alison Whittington, Illinois Wesleyan University
Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM