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.
2019 Celebration of Scholarship
April 26, 2019
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.
Allemann, Andrew - Bat Activity in Different Habitats in the Driftless Region of Minnesota and Wisconsin
Berger, Savhanna - The Compounds Tris(ethylenediamine) Cobalt III Bromide and Tris(ethylenediamine) Cobalt III Chloride Inhibit Bacterial Growth
Blattner, Brandi - Presence of Borrelia burgdorferi and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in Deer Ticks (Ixodes scapularis) Isolated from Regions with or without the Invasive Shrub Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii)
Campbell, Lucas - The Effect of TBX2 on Activation of the EGFR Family of Receptors in the MCF10A Cell Line
Corcoran, Ashley - The Effects on Compression Garments on Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness in Female Hockey Players
Corcoran, Kelsey - Assessment of Motor Unit Recruitment During Resistance Band and Free Weight Training in Athletes
Ethen, Katherine - Daily Feeding Patterns of Corvus brachyrhynchos
Giron, Amariane - Exploration of Seed Traits Among Six Myrmecochrous Plants
Hayes, Oliver - Inflammation Inhibition in Mus musculus Using Turmeric
Herman, Miryea - The Effects of in vivo Atrazine Exposure on the Hematopoietic System in Pimephales promelas
Kemper, David - The Effect of TBX2 on Cell Survival in Response to Ibrance in the SKBR3 Cell Line
Kirsch, Dorothy - The Effectiveness of Per Se Evaluation for Hybrid Selection in Plan and Ear Height in Maize (Zea Mays)
Kitange, Gloria - The Efficacy of Male and Female Antiperspirants at Inhibiting Bacterial Growth
Krahl, Krystal - Effect of TBX2 on SKBR3 Cell Response to Herceptin Treatment
Kuschke, Tessa - The Effects of Celecoxib on the Gastrointestinal Tract of Mus musculus
Leonard, Mark - Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii) and its Influence on Small Mammal Populations in Southeastern Minnesota
Narveson, Daniel - Effectiveness of UV Radiation Canopy at Sterilizing Materials Found in Wheelchairs
O’Hare, Bailey - Mus musculus Intrauterine Embryo Spacing in Response to Atrazine Treatment
Ortiz, Emily - Effects of Different Road-Created Edge Habitats on White-Footed Mice (Peromyscus leucopus)
Pearson, Matthew - A Comparison of the Cardiovascular Effects of 1,3-Dimethylamilamine and Amphetamine
Ragoonanan, Ramchan - The Effects Kalanchoe Pinnata Extract on Inflammatory Cytokine Production
Seifert, Severin - Community Dynamics in a Newly Created Ecosystem, Cascade Meadow Lake
Shelquist, Nicholas - Relationship of Insect and Bat Populations
Soto, Angela - Human Activity and Recreational Land Use in Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge
Thiel, Erika - Aromatase mRNA Expression in Gonads of Mice (Mus musculus) Exposed to Atrazine
Velazquez, Daniel - Manuka Honey is More Effective at Inhibiting the Growth of Bacteria Than Does Clover Honey
Vetch, Margaret – Litter Bugs - A Spatial Model Predicting Litter Patterns on Hiking Trails
Wallraff, Madeline - The Effect of Creatine on Muscle Hypertrophy and Contraction in Rana pipiens
Alvarez, Fabian - An Educated Customer: Using Sentiment Analytics and Artificial Intelligence to Identify the Right Product For You
Arnold, Austin - Show Me The Money: An Analytical Approach to NHL Contracts
Bakke, Samantha; Wallis, Limmaea; Woerly, Sydney - Member Perceptions of the Winona Chamber of Commerce
Barr, Cassandra; Barrera, Virginia; Figel, Lily; O'Gorman, Joseph - Member Perceptions of the Winona Chamber of Commerce
Beck, Stephany; Perreault, James; Waterloo, Julia; Wright, Elizabeth; Figel, Lily - Creation, Innovation, and Collaboration
Bettag, Alice - Concussed and Covered Up
Bettag, Alice - Will You Be A Victim Today?
Bettag, Alice; Seykora, Emily; Bakke, Samantha; Hoffman, Caroline - Hefel Hall
Bettag, Isabel - Is Freedom of Speech Really Free?
Boice, Nathan - Calculating Fastener Weight Using Artificial Intelligence
Callahan, Abbey; Bettag, Isabel; Peterson, Samantha - The Popularity of Social Networking: Is it Good for Society?
Cave, Elias - Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Champa, Maxwell - Predicting Winning Franchises: Player Performance in the English Premier League
Corcoran, Ashley - Sports Specialization
Corcoran, Kelsey - Drug Use in Division III Athletics
Heim, John - The Ultimate Fantasy: Top-Tier NFL Draft Projections
Hill, Bradley - Payday: An Analytical Study of NBA Player Performance and Salary
Irwin, Dixon - Artificial Intelligence in Major League Baseball: Predicting the Next Pitch
Liebl, Solomon - The Effects of Debt and Financial Education on College Student Success
Liu, Menghan - Love It or Leave It: Artificial Intelligence Applied to Movie Selections
LoMastro, Danielle; Sjodin, Kayla - Winter X Games Student Work Program
Maniak, Michael - Is Your Financial Professional the Right One for You?
Marshall, Nicholas - Historical U.S. Minimum Wage Analysis
Medina-Ortiz, Edgar; Knoblauch, Jack; Alcon, Ines - Racial Profiling and Discrimination in Police Investigations - What's the Real Story?
Meitz, Kristjan - Hip or Hype? Black Friday Semantics and Behavioral Economics
Petraitis, Jacob - Michael Jordan Versus LeBron James: Categorizing Their Performance
Rudh, Alec - 2019 Winter X Games: Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
Sandoz, Andrew - Text Mining: Spam vs Ham
Schmidt, Daniel - The Differences in Relationships Between Customer Loyalty Towards Salespersons and Retail Stores
Seykora, Emily - Should I Stay or Should I Go? A Neural Network Approach to Vacation Destinations
Sonday, Laura; Higgins, Danielle; Kolias, Patrick; Wolfe, Ryan - The Relationship Between Eating Habits and Body Dissatisfaction with Perfectionism as a Mediator in Male Athletes
Tiedemann, Robert - Determining How Different Demographics Affected the 2016 Election
Wallis, Linnaea; Malikowski, Jordan; Ohde, Eric - The Confirmation Process for U.S. Supreme Court Justices: Why is it So Political?
Wei, Zixin - Airfare Economics: Predicting Flight Delays
Wintroath, Mary; Drake, Zachary; Rogers, Lauren; Waterloo, Julia - Member Perceptions of the Winona Chamber of Commerce
Zagal, Alexis - Establishing a Campus Food Pantry to "Security" Back in Food
Kemper, David - Computational Spectra of Decavanadate
Kitzhaber, Zechariah - Pesticides in Coffee: a GC-MS Analysis of Raw and Roasted Beans and Brewed Coffee
Kitzhaber, Zechariah – Determination of Pesticides in Raw, Roasted, and Brewed Coffee Using QuEChERS Method with GC-MS
Kostueck, Olivia - A Hetero-Diels-Alder Strategy to Access the Stryl Lactone Core of Crassalactone A for Therapeutic Development
Kubista, Jordan - Synthesis of 1,4-Dianilinoanthraquinone Derivatives for Purification of Lactate Dehydrogenase
Miller, Allison - Binding of Rhenium(I) Tricarbonyl-labeled Cocaine-like Compounds to the Dopamine Transporter Protein
Smedsrud, Kynzie - Synthesis of a Rhenium-Labeled Complex for the Imaging of Dopamine Transport Proteins
Speltz, Andrea - Effect of Metal Salts and Macrocyclic Metal Complexes on the Growth of Bacteria Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus
Wendt, Bailey - The Effect of Atrazine on DNA Methylation in Multiple Generations of Mus musculus
Ziemkowski, Addie - Inhibition of Alkaline Phosphatase by Decatungstate
Jacob, Courteney; Ledermann, Heidi - Contemporary Issues in Mass Communication
Bauer, Jessica - The Scholarship of Teaching: Not the Answer, But a Tool. Effective Use of Technology to Enhance Learning
Dunham, Kiernan; D'Souza, Mariah - The Scholarship of Teaching: One Size Does Not Fit All. Creating a Positive Learning Environment by Getting to Know Students
Heuckendorf, Michaela - The Scholarship of Teaching: Each Student is Special. Considering Special Needs to Design Effective Instruction
Kintzi, Amanda - The Scholarship of Teaching: Find Out What They Know! Documenting Student Learning in Assessment to Guide Instruction.
Kinzer, Marissa - The Scholarship of Teaching: See the Child in Front of You. Differentiating to Meet the Needs of Every Student
Spitzer, Brynn - The Scholarship of Teaching: It’s Not Just a Feeling. Using Student Data to Inform Instruction
Washburn, Anna - The Scholarship of Teaching: Observe, Think, Eecide. Using Reflection to Create a Positive Learning Environment for Students
Weber, Brady - The Scholarship of Teaching: Plan, Try, Reflect, Repeat. The Power of Reflection in Professional Growth and Development
Zabel, Aleaha - The Scholarship of Teaching: “One and Done” Does Not Work. Varying Instructional Strategies to Meet Student Needs
Barron, Jesse- Climate Change in Spain
Berger, Savhanna - Una exploración de la segunda mitad de la carrera de Francisco de Goya: un predecesor de los movimientos del surrealismo y el impresionismo. (An Exploration of the Second Part of Francisco de Goya's career: A Predecessor to Surrealism and Impressionism).
Camacho, Sandy - “La Vida y la Muerte del México Prehispánico” (Life and Death of Pre-Hispanic Mexico)
Centeno, Alberto - La vida bajo los tres palos
Klonowski, Margaret - Reconciling Past and Present: Rememory and Identity in Beloved
Lunda, Karly; Onayiga, Enitan; Collette, Daniel; Haag, Leanna; Schlueter, Mariah - The 2019 Launch of Mosaic
Melz, Bailey - Grin(Go) Home: Fidel Castro and the Cuban Response to the Vietnam War 1965-1975
Sonday, Laura - A Practice in Translation for the Winona and Saint Mary's Communities
Sterling, Lillian - A Look into Double Consciousness in Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man
Gorman, Victoria - Ecological Analysis of Mental Health Stigmas
Hyberger, Samuel - From “Federal Force-Cult” to "Drain the Swamp": Populism and Political Correctness in the Presidential Campaigns of George Wallace and Donald Trump
Melz, Bailey - Gringo Home: Fidel Castro and the Cuban Response to the Vietnam War, 1965-1975
Price, Jacob - African Bag: The Development of a Black Aesthetic in the Art of Miles Davis
Sobczak, Robert - The Not-So-Forgotten War: The American Homefront During the Korean War
Weber, Brady - All Kinds of Vile Crap: The Emerging Homecoming Narrative of the Vietnam Veteran
DeLong, Levi - Ideas to Measure the Coastline Paradox
Kramlinger, Jacob - How a Rule Change Could Affect the Length of Extra Inning Baseball Games
Loken, James - Raspberry Pi Controlled Scoreboard
Nolte, Daniel - CryptoCurrency: How Safe is it Really?
Waterman, Sarah - Continued Fractions as a Method for Factoring Integers
Budin, Erin; Kirk, Julia; Walske, Kierra; McCoy, Erin - Music Department Celebration of Scholarship Performance
Dionesotes, Daniel - Augustine on the Stoics
Drefcinski, David - Employing Aristotle's Concept of Deliberation to Enhance the Boy Scouts' Vesper Trail as a Vehicle for Developing Virtue
Dushek, Andrew - Aquinas' Just War Theory and Bush Doctrine
Kleman, Austin - Aristotelian Critique of Maslownian Self-Actualization
Koestler, Matthew - St. Thomas Aquinas on Scandal
Kren, Alex - Suffering is Essential for Human Flourishing
Quicker, Jessica - The Abyss of Bad Faith In Sexual Labels
Wilebski, John - Aquinas’ Critical Thinking and the Implications for Modern Education
Zweber, John - The Relationship Between Cognition and Volition in Augustine
Miller, Allison - Raspberry Pi Beowulf: Pocket-sized Cluster Computing
Stewart, Paul - Memristor - The Missing Circuit Element
Tran, Toan - Information Processing in Critical Neural Network
Averbeck, Maria - Coaching Behaviors and the Effects on Team Cohesion
Buchwald, Joscelyn - Factors Contributing to Overall Body Dissatisfaction
Chaffee, Samantha; Guerra, Adrianny; Schurrer, Alicia; Van Dale, Clarissa; Dimatteo, Francesca; Remer, Michele; French, Samuel - The Influence of Gender Roles and Social Expectations on Sport Aggression
Dup, Nyakume - Removing Barriers In Thinking Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Effect on Anxiety and Self-Esteem
French, Samuel - Religiosity and Spirituality and Their Relationships with Mental Health Factors
Galewski, Reese - The Influence of Social Support on Adults with Anxiety and Depressive Disorders
Henning, Kayla; Herman, Miryea; Remold, Brandi - The Effects of Bedtime Smartphone Usage on Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms, with Sleep Quality as a Mediator
Kaiser, Dara; Swanson, Kyle; Bello, Kareem; Klassen, Claire; Stencel, Shanna; Dao, Carol; Averbeck, Maria - The Influence of #Fitspiration Instagram Posts on Exercise Habits and Motivation
Lloyd, Mia - An In-Depth Look at Adverse Childhood Experiences and Treatment for Long-Term Effects
Lloyd, Mia; Hardy, Sarah; Nikolich, Tara; Burck, Kayla; Harris, Danielle; Boggs, Aimee; Livingston, Raekwon; Onayiga, Enitan - How Do We Cope? Examining Social Support, Stress, Mental Health, and Alcohol Use
Nungester, Anna - Mirror Neurons and Empathy in Dance
Peterson, Colby; Peterson, Stacy - The Effects of Unsolicited Sexting on Self-Esteem and Body Image
Sawchuk, Nicholas - The Relationship Between Eating Habits and Body Dissatisfaction with Perfectionism as a Mediator in Male Athletes
Schultz, Justine; Remold, Brandi; Peterson, Serena; Dup, Nyakume; Stencel, Shanna; Dao, Carol; Averbeck, Maria - #Fitspiration's Impact on Exercise During a Stationary Biking Session
Schultz, Justine; Peterson, Serena; Scofield, Shantel - Positively Impactful: The Internet's Role in Social Isolation
Wallerus, Caitlin; Sawchuk, Nicholas; Eggebrecht, Samuel; Yakob, Ayan; LeRoux, Ashley; Gilyard, Dawn; Vlaminick, Magen - The Effects of Yoga and Meditation on Body Dissatisfaction
Yakob, Ayan; Eggebrecht, Samuel - Neuropsychology's Perspectives on Memory, Consciousness and Attention
Hahn, William - TA499 You Are Not Alone
Hahn, William; West, Rebecca; Baechle, Leah; Roberson, Peyton; Kahlstorf, Stefan - Senior Showcase
Kaeding, Parker - Stage Management of She Loves Me in the Broadway Style
Kahlstorf, Stefan - Reflecting on TA499 Musical Theatre Showcase
Roberson, Peyton - Sacred Spaces and Holy Places: Student Written, Student Directed
Schlueter, Mariah; West, Rebecca; Kahlstorf, Stefan; Roberson, Peyton; Baechle, Leah; Hahn, William - Theory/Theatre Research and Praxis
West, Rebecca - The Exploration of a Character