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2009
Saturday, April 18th
7:30 AM

Complete 2009 Program

Center for Natural Science

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Committee Thanks and Introduction

Center for Natural Science

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

List of Student Participants

Center for Natural Science

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

9:00 AM

Identity, Culture, and Self: African Students at Illinois Wesleyan University

Catherine Bayles, '11, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Levels of Organochlorine Compounds and Heavy Metals in North American Grey Wolves (Canis lupus)

Susan Blunck, '10, Illinois Wesleyan University
Patrick Chess, '09, Illinois Wesleyan University
Emily Jones, '11, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jason Koval, '09, Illinois Wesleyan University
Given Harper, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jeff Frick, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Homologation of α-Amino Acids to β-Amino Acids via a Modified Arndt-Eistert Synthesis

James Carolan, '10, Illinois Wesleyan University
Brian Brennan, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Synthesis of a Peptoid for Use as a Novel Therapeutic in the Treatment of Sickle-Cell Disease

Michael Chiodo, '11, Illinois Wesleyan University
Brian Brennan, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Queer Identity: Awareness and Advocacy of the LGBTQ Community Through the Efforts of Illinois Wesleyan University's Pride Alliance

Kacie Dieter, '09, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Life on the Wild Side: An Inside Look at the Zookeepers of Miller Park Zoo

Noah Dunham, '11, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

A Simple Apparatus for Potentiometric Titrations

Jennifer Faust, '10, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Roesner, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Determination of Optimal Conditions for BCHF Enzymatic Activity

Casey Hamm, '11, Illinois Wesleyan University
David Bollivar, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Do Student Nurses Use Intuition, and Does Its Use Affect Their Clinical Competency?

Allison Heim, '09, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jean Pretz, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Heterologous Expression of the Xantha-L Subunit of MG-Protoporphyrin IX Monomethyl Ester Cyclase from Barley

Katie Krempely, '10, Illinois Wesleyan University
David Bollivar, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Clearance Rate Variations in the Rotifer, Brachionus plicatilis

Stephen Little, Illinois Wesleyan University
William Jaeckle, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Antibody Correlates of Vaccine Induced Protection Against Ebola Virus Infection in Nonhuman Primates

Sudil Mahendra, Illinois Wesleyan University
Nancy J. Sullivan, Faculty Advisor, The National Institutes of Health

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Democracy in the Former Soviet Union: An Updated Analysis

Laura Maxwell, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Weis, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Search for Local Food

Emily Meade, Illinois Wesleyan University
Carrie Trimble, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Language Attitudes of Bloomington-Normal ESL Students

Rachel Miller, Illinois Wesleyan University
Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Sexy (and Educational!) Pictures: A Visual Ethnography on the Educators at Planned Parenthood of Illinois

Lauren O'Connor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Vault Naked: An Ethnographic Representation of Illinois Wesleyan University's Pole Vault Crew

Amanda Pilgrim, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Tri-Shark Triathlon Club: A Glimpse into the Lives of Ironmen

Kirsten Pufahl, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Response of Anaplastic Thyroid Tumors to VEGF-Trap, an Anti-Angiogenic Agent

Isabella Rossi, Illinois Wesleyan University
Fiemu Nwariaku, Faculty Advisor, University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Leadership in the Workplace

Elizabeth Rupprecht, Illinois Wesleyan University
Natalie Smoak, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Effect of Predominant Light on Coloration in the Chinese Praying Mantid Tenodera aridifolia sinensis

Lukasz Sewera, Illinois Wesleyan University
Elizabeth Balser, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

An Enemy of the People Dramaturgical Research

Catherine B. Smith, Illinois Wesleyan University
Dani Snyder, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Development of a Novel Therapeutic for the Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease

Steven Sturlis, Illinois Wesleyan University
Brian Brennan, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Roll with It: Exploring Pen and Paper Role-Playing Games as Collaborative and Experimental Fiction Through Visual Anthropological Methods

Sara Thome, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Anime; An Illinois Wesleyan Culture Club

Nicole Wagner, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Indian Classical Dance: The Tradition of Heritage

Julia M. Warren, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Multidimensional Imaging of Biological Substrates with Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy

Erica Woodall, Illinois Wesleyan University
Thomas Marlow, '11, Illinois Wesleyan University
Melinda Baur, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM

Language Patterns and Attitudes of Hispanic University Students

Lauren Booth, '09, Illinois Wesleyan University
Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E104, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Language Ideology and Racism: The Case of Middle-Class Latinos in Bloomington, Illinois

Daniel W. Burke, '09, Illinois Wesleyan University
Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E104, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Trust on the Internet: A Virtual Reality?

Adam Clark, '10, Illinois Wesleyan University
Greg Shaw, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E101, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Spanish Language Use Among Hispanic Bilinguals: The Role of the Mother Tongue in the Formation of Cultural Identity

Katie Heaney, '09, Illinois Wesleyan University
Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E104, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Educational Attainment and Spanish Maintenance: A Study of the Hispanic Populations of Chicago and the United States

Thomas Kirn, '09, Illinois Wesleyan University
Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E104, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Buying Votes: Examining Tufte's Political Business Cycle Under an Adaptive Expectations Framework

Anna Konradi,, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Seeborg, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E103, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

A Comparison of Aquatic Nitrate and Phosphate Levels Between Two Golf Courses in the Bloomington-Normal Community

Jason Koval, '09, Illinois Wesleyan University
Given Harper, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E102, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Determining the Future Income of College Students

Paul Oehrlein,, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Seeborg, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E103, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Biochemical Characterization of the Candida Albicans PBGS Enzyme

Bryan Rea, '09, Illinois Wesleyan University
David Bollivar, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E102, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Predicting Major League Talent Through the First-Year Player Draft

Kevin Slattery, '09, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robert Leekley, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E103, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Performing Peace Through Music: A Case Study on Choirs in Post-Conflict Societies

Marie-Claudine Villacorta, '09, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E101, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM

Code-Switching Patterns Among Bilingual Fourth-Grade Students in Bloomington, IL: Potential Implications for Educators

Erin Bradley, '10, Illinois Wesleyan University
Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E104, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

"Wipe Out this Menace of Terror": The Unofficial Hindu Nationalism of an Officially Pro-Peace Hindu Reform Movement

Kari Irwin, '09, Illinois Wesleyan University
Brian Hatcher, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E101, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Observation of a Neutron Unbound State in 26F

Mark Kasperczyk, '10, Illinois Wesleyan University
Nathan Frank, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E102, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Surrogate Freedom: Transmitting Democracy to the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc

Lauren Nelson, '09, Illinois Wesleyan University
Marina Balina, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E103, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Heritage Language Maintenance: A Study of Central Illinois Teacher Attitudes

Hillary Sellers, '09, Illinois Wesleyan University
Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E104, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Observation of a Low-Lying Neutron Unbound State in 25F

Alison Smith, '10, Illinois Wesleyan University
Nathan Frank, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E102, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Construction of Intellectual Women in Victorian Society

Leann Stuber, '09, Illinois Wesleyan University
Barbara Bowman, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E103, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

'Full Stomach Peace' in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Economic Development as a Tool for Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

Marie-Claudine Villacorta, '09, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Weis, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E101, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Retention of Spanish in the Home: A Replication of Hart-Gonzalez and Feingold (1990)

Matthew R. Young, '09, Illinois Wesleyan University
Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E104, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Artless Jew and the Iconophobic Christian: An Artistic Approach to the 'Parting of the Ways'

Kristin Zavislak, '09, Illinois Wesleyan University
Nancy Sultan, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E103, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

2:35 PM

Accountability: Adapting Aid Solutions to Rwanda

Matthew Ballenger, '09, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Weis, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Utilizing Phage Display to Identify Novel Peptides that Bind to Sickle Cell Hemoglobin

Chris Betzle, '10, Illinois Wesleyan University
Brian Brennan, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

The Synthesis and Characterization of a Peptide Hemoglobin Ligand

Chris Brackett, '11, Illinois Wesleyan University
Brian Brennan, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

The Effects of Coaching Feedback on Perfectionism and Disordered Eating in College Athletes

Natalie Chase, '09, Illinois Wesleyan University
Natalie Smoak, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

The Old Men Boys: Music for the Fun of It

Lydia Choi, '09, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Why Can't We Be Friends?: The Effects of Disclosure and Severity on Typical Students' Attitudes Toward Peers with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Jacqueline Dowjotas, '10, Illinois Wesleyan University
Linda Kunce, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Are the Openness Personality Trait and a Specific Level of Experience Necessary for Creativity among College Students?

Melanie Essayans, '09, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jean Pretz, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Predicting Labor Force Participation Behaviors of Female Immigrants to the U.S.

Alison Harford, '09, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Seeborg, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Copper(I) Catalyzed Click Chemistry

Cory Kline, '10, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Roesner, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Language Status of Native Spanish-Speakers in Bloomington, IL: A Replication Study

Margaret Kocher, '09, Illinois Wesleyan University
Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

The Expression and Function of TRPV1 and TRPV3 in the Hippocampus

Kathleen Louis, Illinois Wesleyan University
Given Harper, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Is Competitive Behavior Controlled by Its Consequences? The Effects of Omission Training on Competitive Behavior in Rats

Melinda Mallory, Illinois Wesleyan University
James Dougan, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Cloning and Transformation of the BCHC Gene for Understanding the Activity of Bacteriochlorophyllide Hydatase

Yara Massinga, Illinois Wesleyan University
David Bollivar, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

The Effects of Medial Septal Modification on the Theta Rhythm of the Amygdala

Colleen E. McShane, Illinois Wesleyan University
Joseph Williams, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Campaign for Male Beauty: The Influence of Advertisement on Dimensions of Male Body Image

Michelle Meehan, Illinois Wesleyan University
Natalie Smoak, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

The Effect of Intracapsular Material on Rate of Development and Juvenile Size in Freshwater Snail Physella sp.

Vijeta Pamudurthy, Illinois Wesleyan University
William Jaeckle, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Examining Differences in Carbon Dioxide Emissions Across Countries

Karin Peterson, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robert Leekley, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Behavioral Economics in Rats

Ross Pingolt, Illinois Wesleyan University
James Dougan, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Perceptions of Black Female Sexuality in Reality Television Shows

Elizabeth Riggs, Illinois Wesleyan University
Kira Banks, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Hispanics in Chicago and DuPage County, IL: Effects of Income on the Maintenance of the Spanish Language

Thure Ross, Illinois Wesleyan University
Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Making Others Feel Good: Targeted Social Skills Activities Using Social Stories for Teens/Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Mary Roznovsky, Illinois Wesleyan University
Linda Kunce, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Assembly of Niobium Polyoxometalates and Azamacrocycles

Christopher J. Santee, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Roesner, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Pax9 Gene Expression in Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae

Ashley Shah, Illinois Wesleyan University
Brian Walter, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Length of Contracts and the Effect on the Performance of MLB Players

Katherine Stankiewicz, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Seeborg, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Does Perfecting Your Day Keep the Doctor Away?: Examining the Roles of Affect and Coping in the Association Between Perfectionism and Physical Health

Carly Visk, Illinois Wesleyan University
Natalie Smoak, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Returning Capital and Agency Costs in Bank Ownership and Management Structure

Joel Wicks, Illinois Wesleyan University
Elisabeth Pana, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Novel Therapeutics in the Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease: Expression and Purification of Hemoglobin and Sickle Cell Hemoglobin

Susan Zhong, Illinois Wesleyan University
Brian Brennan, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM