Celebrating Student Achievement
The campuswide Celebration of Scholarship highlights and celebrates the diverse talents and skills of Saint Mary's students across a broad spectrum of academic and performance disciplines.
The Celebration of Scholarship is an all-day event centered around our graduating students and the excellent work they have done here at Saint Mary's. Family and friends of participating students are welcomed onto campus for the presentations, exhibits, performances, and displays.
2018 Celebration of Scholarship
April 27, 2018
The event is divided into 4 sessions and a reception, followed by the Honors Convocation.
Registration 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Session I 9 - 10:15 a.m.
Session II 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Lunch/Mass 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Session III 1 - 2:15 p.m.
Poster Session 2:30 - 3:30 .p.m.
Reception 3:45 - 4:15 p.m.
Honors Convocation 4:30 p.m.
Alley, Kate. Senior Thesis Presentation
Atneosen, Elizabeth. T-Cell and Macrophage Activation in the Splenocytes of Mus musculus Chronically Exposed to Atrazine
Bernier, Carter. The Effects of Atrazine on Growth, Gene Expression, and Aromatase Activity in Mus musculus
Bettag, Regina. Native Ant Community Preference and Satiation in Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) and Dutchman’s Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria)
Blakely, Owen. The Oligodynamic Effect of Hexaamminecobalt(III) chloride on Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus
Bzdula, Maximillian. The Effects of Increased Creatine Phosphate Concentration on Mass and Myosin Levels in Mus musculus
Carlyle, Marissa. The Effects of Fluoxetine on Cyprinus carpio Present in the Mississippi River
Cimba, Michael. Comparing the Abilities of Mechanical and Manual Toothbrushes at Eliminating Oral Bacteria
Colton, Haley. Glutathione S-Transferase Expression in Embryonic Livers of Gallus gallus Exposed to Atrazine in ovum
Egbert, Sarah. The Correlation Factors Between Verbal Feedback, Exercise and Cortisol Levels
Friend, Carina. DNA Damage and the Cell Cycle Checkpoint Responses in Schizosaccharomyces pombe
Frye, Kathryn. Inhibition of TBX2 Expression in the T47D Cell Line Reduces Cell Mobility
Grillo, William. Lead Content in the Livers of Southeastern Minnesota Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos)
Hanson, Tabitha. The Effect of TBX2 Expression on Growth and Apoptosis of SKBR3 Cells Treated with a HER2 Neutralizing Antibody
Heinle, Jeremy. Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor-B and Fatty Acid Binding Protein 4 Expression in Mice (Mus musculus) Exposed in utero to Atrazine
Heinle, Jeremy. Hepatic Acetyl-CoA Carboxylase Expression and Neuropilin-1 and VEGF-Alpha in Newborn Mice (Mus musculus) exposed in utero to Atrazine
Hill, Jordan. Spatial Analysis of the Relationship Between Atrazine and Human Diseases in the Midwest
Hiltner, Chelsea. The Impact the Invasive Shrub Japanese Barberry has on the Black-legged Tick Population in Southeastern Minnesota (oral presentation)
Hiltner, Chelsea; Leonard, Mark. The Impact the Invasive Shrub Japanese Barberry has on the Black-legged Tick Population in Southeastern Minnesota (poster presentation)
Holm, Alexander. Inhibition of Mitochondrial NADH Dehydro-genase by the Herbicide Atrazine
Janssen, Samantha. The Effects of Oral Caffeine on Cortisol Levels, Blood Pressure, Heart Rate and Glucose on Caffeine and Non-caffeine Habituated Individuals
Kling, Kaitlin. The Effect of Overexpression of TBX2 on Migration of SKBR3 Cells
Krogman, Brandon. Magnesium Sulfate Inhibits Tumor Necrosis Factor-Alpha in Splenocytes from Mus musculus
Langfeldt, Ramontica. Protein Expression of Neuropilin-1 and VEGF-a in Mus musculus Brain Tissue Exposed in utero to Atrazine
Lodwich, Daniel. The Influence of Atrazine on the Signal Transduction Factor HIF1- and the Inflammatory Cytokine TNF-
Longseth, Tara. Anti-microbial Properties of Clove Oil
Messer, Angela. Comparison of the Anti-Microbial Properties of the Cis and Tran Isomers of Dichlorobis(ethylenediamine)cobalt(III)chloride
Munns, Sarah. Copper Nitrate Inhibits the Growth of Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli
Nicholas, Connor. A Comparative Analysis of 1,3-Dimethylamilamine and Methamphetamines in Mice (Mus musculus) Heart Rate and Pulse Pressure
O’Hare, Austin. Comparison of Bacterial Isolates From Fresh and Composted Rodent Bedding
Rau, Hunter. The Effect of Aloe vera Extract on Tumor Necrosis Factor - alpha Production by Murine Splenocytes
Rodas, Victor. Over Expression of TBX2 in the MCF10A Cell Line Induces Epiregulin Expression
Sabella, John. The Effects of Atrazine on Growth, Development and Gender Determination In Mus musculus
Sieracki, Sarah. Comparison of Seed Traits in Two Myrmecochorous Plants
Strusz, Jack. Intersex of Fish in the Mississippi River
Thompson, Tiarra. The Artificial Sweetener Stevia Does Not Impact the Growth of MDA-468 Human Breast Cancer Cells
Virruso, Christopher. Terrestrial Scavenging by Bald Eagles
Windsperger, Bailey. Classical Conditioning of Homo sapiens to Experience Relaxation Physiologically and Psychologically using Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Woledi, Heven. The Impact of Turmeric on the Production of Interleukin 10 by Murine Splenocytes
Alvarez, Fabian; Marshall, Nicholas. Performance Analysis of Chicago Restaurants
Amelio, Michael. Predicting Future Ice Hockey Statistics
Bettag, Alice; Pina, Alejandra. Social Networking: Is it Good for Society?
Bettag, Alice; Woerly, Sydney. Winning the Trade Game
Boeve, Julia. Is the Financial Crisis the Cause of Your Money Behavior?
Capek, Karel. A Geospatial Analysis of the Watershed Ecological Economy
Deroiun, Drew; Vandegrift, Nathaniel; Boeve, Julia. Unbridled Borrowing: Are Americans in too Much Debt?
Emeott, Hannah; Homeyer, Molly; Gorman, Liam; Propp, Brian. How to Survive the Business Strategy Case Competition
Flynn, Rowan; Klaesges, Carolyn. Periodic Table of Data Science
Gilbert, Shawn. Formula 1 Data Visualization
Gilbert, Shawn; Collins, Bakari. Periodic Table of Data Science
Grunke, Garrett; Butcher, Sean. Want To Go on a Data?
Hill, Bradley; Meitz, Kristjan; Gleason, Kevin. NBA Analysis
Irwin, Dixon. Variation of Use in Boat Models by Alumacraft
Klaesges, Carolyn; Jackson, Brett; Emeott, Hannah. The History and Culture of the Czech Republic
Kleve, Joseph; Petraitis, Jacob; Wilgenbusch, Nicholas. Data Science Application: Minneapolis Police Data
Lais, Emily. Doing Business in Japan
Li, Binglin. Periodic Table of Data Science
Martinez, Victor. Study of Video Game Analytics
Martinez, Jr., Victor. PUBG: Predicting Your Next Win
Nagy, Tara. Will Your Shark Tank Pitch Succeed?
Nagy, Tara. College Students Financial Literacy Capabilities
Nelson, Nicholas. The Economics Behind the Death Star
Vasilj, Matthew; Champa, Maxwell; Updike, Meaghan. Doing Business in Germany
Amiotte, Brenden. A Synthetic, Spectroscopic, and Computational Study of the Polyoxometalate W12
Avila, Paula. Spectroscopic and Computational Investigation of Ammonium Decavanadate, a Polyoxometalate and Potent Enzyme Inhibitor
Azage, Besufekad. Spectroscopic and Computational Analysis of Sodium Paradodecatungstate and its Binding to Intestinal Alkaline Phosphatase (IAP)
Campbell, Meagan. Synthesis of 1,4-Diaminoanthraquinone Derivatives for the Purification of Lactate Dehydrogenase
Domine, Joseph. Computational Study of Decavanadate Spectra and Binding Sites of Reduced Decavanadate to Protein ecto- nucleoside Triphosphate Diphosphohydrolase 1 (NTPDase 1).
Eichers, Madaline; Lodwich, Daniel. Expression of Proteins TNF-, HIF1-, and VEGF in Response to Chronic Atrazine Exposure in Mice (Mus musculus) (poster presentation)
Eichers, Madaline. Expression of Proteins TNF-, HIF1-, and VEGF in Response to Chronic Atrazine Exposure in Mice (Mus musculus) (oral presentation)
Hippman, Ryan. Progress Towards the Synthesis of Crassalactone A and Development of a Hetero Diels-Alder Methodology to Access Styryl Lactones (oral and poster presentations)
Kanyamaw, Rosy. Preparation of Immobilized Cyclam Complexes on Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Heterogeneous Hydrolysis of Phosphate Ester
Palecek, Molly. Synthesis of Metal Nanoparticles and Their Effects on the Growth of the Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reinartz, Gabrielle. Investigation of the Inclusion Complexes of Alpha-cyclodextrin with Anthranilic Acid-derived N,N, O-terdentate Ligands (oral and poster presentations)
Retzlaff, Brandon. Synthesis of Mono-substituted Anthraquinone Derivatives to be used in the Purification of Lactate Dehydrogenase
Schadler, Analiese. Hepatic Protein and RNA Expression of GST Isotypes Mu and Pi are Affected by Atrazine Exposure during Pregnancy
Schadler, Analiese. Gender Differences in Hepatic GST Isotypes Alpha, Mu and Pi in Mice Chronically Exposed to Atrazine
Collins, McKayla. Public Relations Capstone Campaigns
Loof, Emily. Public Relations Capstone Campaigns
Bauer, Sheyenne. The Scholarship of Teaching: Planning, Instruction, Assessment, and Relationships. It’s All About the Kids
Hauschild, Kassidy; Kowalczyk, Ciara. The Scholarship of Teaching: Varying Instruction to Meet Student Learner Needs Through Movement, Music, Games, and Collaboration
Killian, Abigail. The Scholarship of Teaching: Meeting Students Where They Are--Newsela, Anchor Charts, and More
Nuy, Alex. The Scholarship of Teaching: Content Knowledge, Passion, and Relationships with Students, Three Parts of Professionalism
Nuy, Alex; Homan, Kathryn; Schmidt, Stephanie; Bettag, Regina. The Scholarship of Teaching: Bridging the Gap, Building Connections Between Novice and Veteran Teacher Leaders
Schmidt, Stephanie; VanderLugt, Megan. The Scholarship of Teaching: The Power of Collaboration and Teamwork to Analyze Data, Form Flexible Groups, and Tier Assessment for Student Success
Wegrzyn, Michelle. The Scholarship of Teaching: The Power of Differentiating for Students, From Poetry to Science
Wolniakowski, Sister Marie Faustina. The Scholarship of Teaching: Cultivating Virtue, The Necessary Scaffold for Lasallian Education
Zuzek, Alexander. The Scholarship of Teaching: Variety in Instruction—Be Fearless, Be Calm, and Take the Risk
Buchmeier, Ryan. Distance and Authenticity: The Representation of Shame in Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle: Book 1
Loof, Emily. A Doctor, a Monster, a Nose, and Knees: Dichotomies of Identity in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Midnight’s Children
O’Brien-Britton, Michael. Theater and Theatricality in The Master and Margarit
Bickerstaff, Liam. The Patriotic Treason of Erskine Childers: Dying British Imperialism and the Case for Irish Independence
Cyphert, Alexander. No Gods or Kings, Only Man: Ayn Rand’s Experiences in the Soviet Union as Inspiration for Anthem
Haag, Leanna. What a Piece of Work is Man: Mikhail Bulgakov’s Articulation of Human Nature from the NEP to the Stalinist Regime
Johnston, Victoria. The Revival of Israel: Regulation and Discrimination in the Israeli Educational System
Kelcher, Jake. Nice Guys in a Tough World
Mathwig, Nathan. Effecting the Social and Economic Betterment of the Masses: Lazaro Cardenas and the Intersection of Land Reform, and Nation-Building in Post-Revolutionary Mexico
Nuy, Alex. Remembering Resistance: Telling the Story of Resistors Inside the Nazi Hierarchy
Peters, Benjamin. The Ethics of Storytelling: Gyges and the Use of Fact and Fiction in the Ancient’s Practice of History
Slowiak, Zachary. What are the Golden Days of Baseball: The Differing Views of Nostalgia in Baseball
Amiotte, Brenden. A Model for Predicting Upsets in the Early Rounds of the Four Major Tennis Tournaments
Birkhauser, Brittney. The Utilization of Markov Chains in Baseball
Fishbune, Stephen. The Application of Optimal Control to the Business of Video Games
Hanson, Brittney. Generalized Linear Models to Predict Final Standings
Kocher, Alexander. Creating a Model for a Winning FanDuel Lineup
Wolt, Jared. Using a Bayesian Approach to Predict Soccer Games and Leagues
Kuka, Cecelia. Yo, Sí Puedo- Un programa cubano de alfabetización que cambió Latinoamérica.
May, Kalleigh. Un mundo sin importancia: La hemofilia y el concepto de la masculinidad fallida en la última familia imperial de Rusia
Prince, Rachel; Walske, Kierra; Blissenbach, Debra; McCoy, Erin. Music Department Showcase Recital
Flores-Ugalde, Jose. Ancient History Under the Light of Machiavelli: An Inquiry into the Bridge Between Political Philosophy and Modern Political Science
Hammer, Daniel. Martin Buber: Philosophical Anthropology
Kinyon, Robert. Anscombe and Aquinas on Ethics
Landsteiner, Isaac. A Philosophy of Patriotism
Miller, Mark. A Thomistic Account of the Passions
Range, Luke. The Practice of a Life Founded in Love: The Christian Form of Life and Its Concept of Love
Stewart, Paul; Tran, Toan. Information Measure of Critical Neural Network
Berkenes, Alicia. The Influence of Social Exercise Combined with Internal and External Motivation
Cwik, Jessica. Perception of Injury and Trait Aggression as Barriers to Seeking Physical and Mental Help in College Varsity Athletes and Non-Athletes
Galewski, Reese; Janssen, Samantha. The Perception of Belongingness on a College Campus Between First-Generation Versus Continuing-Generation College Students
Gonzalez, Yisset. Attitudes Towards Victims of Sex Trafficking
Henderson, Jamie. Coach-Athlete Relationship, Leadership Behaviors, and Game Outcome on Team-Cohesion Between Coacting and Interacting Teams
Kenyi, Ruba. Racial Microaggressions, Color-Blind Racial Attitudes, Implicit Biases, and Ethnocultural Empathy Among Undergraduate Students
Kranenburg, Gloria. Did You Really Have Fun Drinking Last Night?: Perceptions Regarding Alcohol-Related Consequences
Lardy, Summer; Potter, Hanna; Mockler, Brian; Windsperger, Bailey; Sawchuk, Nicholas; Galewski, Reese; Wallerus, Caitlin. Body Dissatisfaction in College Students in Response to Visual Stimuli
Lloyd, Mia; Boggs, Aimee; Hernandez, Nayeli; Burck, Kayla; Kocher, Alexander; Janssen, Samantha. Alcohol Use and Abuse Among College Athletes and Non-Athletes: An Examination of Contributing Factors
Lofquist, Katherine. Influence of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Depression, Anxiety, and Substance Use
Merchlewitz, Shania. Instantaneous Emotional Change in Response to Theatre Lighting (oral and poster presentation)
Messling, McKenna; Beissel, Kaycie. Perceived Stress and Workload in Intercollegiate Varsity Athletics: The Difference Between Athletes and Non-Athletes
Phelps, Jenna. Exposure Hypothesis and Love Kindness Meditation; an Examination of Their Effects of Discrimination
Potter, Hanna. Perception of Diabetics and Its Role in Body-Image, Depression, and Anxiety
Sailor, Mandy. Health Behaviors on College Campuses
Sailor, Mandy. Biopsychosocial Theory Application on Influenza Epidemic in the United States
Tefera, Biruk. Unity in Diversity
Wallerus, Caitlin; Ciukaj, Elizabeth. Participation in the College Classroom: Apprehension, Desire, and Fear, Oh My!
Westholm, Charles; Messling, McKenna; Giesen, Brett; Ciukaj, Elizabeth; Averbeck, Maria; Alatorre, Ivan. What is Gymtimidation? Factors that Influence Motivation to Exercise
Windsperger, Bailey. Classical Conditioning of Homo Sapiens to Experience Relaxation Physiologically and Psychologically Using Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Windsperger, Bailey; Averbeck, Maria; Eggebrecht, Samuel. Influence of Stress and Anxiety on College Students Resulting in Illness and Coping Methods: Varsity Athletes vs. Non-athletes
Johnson, Alyssa. Rape Myth Acceptance and Attitudes Toward Social Justice
Mrozek, Natalie. Occupation and Support of Capital Punishment: Is There a Link?
Becker, Andrew. Lighting Design for Concerts
Cajipo, Darren; Merchlewitz, Shania; Govan, Courtney; Novak, Taylor. Theory/Theatre Research and Praxis
Cajipo, Darren. An Actor’s Journey and Process with the Classical Style
Govan, Courtney; Madigan, Victoria; Novak, Taylor; Cajipo, Darren. Theatre Performance Showcase
Govan, Courtney; Novak, Taylor; Madigan, Victoria. Glengarry Glen Ross: An Actor’s Process
Merchlewitz, Shania. Designing for Science: How Audience Members Perceive Theatre Lighting
Nygren, Celeste. Once Upon a Theatre Lab
Robertson, Ian. Variability in Sound Design
Kormann, Caleb. Memory In Augustine: An Eschatological Exploration
Lackey, Chris. Consuming Catholicism in a Consumer Culture