25th annual John C. Young Scholars Symposium takes place Saturday

Posted by Centre News in Academics, News, Research 23 Apr 2014

crounseThe annual John C. Young Scholars Symposium will be held April 26 in Vahlkamp Theater of Crounse Hall, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Seven seniors will present the results of their yearlong projects, which range in topic from a book of gothic short stories to an analysis of Eastern Kentucky public school achievement differences.

Now in its 25th year, the John C. Young Scholars Program encourages independent study and research by a select group of outstanding students. It honors Centre’s fourth president, who served 1830-1857 and helped establish the College as a leading institution of higher education.

The 2014 scholars and their paper titles are listed below:

Tony Huffman ’14: “A Tale of Two Districts: A Comparative Analysis of the Highest and Lowest Performing Public School Districts in Eastern Kentucky.”
Danika Isdahl ’14: “The Gothic Tales of Louisville: Writing the Stories of Louisville in the Gothic Genre.”
Warren McKnight ’14: “Phenomenology and the Self-Attribution of Gender.”
Stephen Metcalf ’14: “On the Search for Meaning: An Analysis of Major Themes in Spiritual Memoirs and Autobiographies.”
Bailey Nelson ’14: “Conservation Genetics of Eastern Pterospora.”
Olivia Palmer ’14: “Crafting the Self: A Dramaturgical Analysis of Identity Presentation on Facebook.”
Sarah Welch ’14: “An Era of Distrust: Public Reactions to the Pre-Stonewall Gay Rights Movement.”

Web profiles of the seven 2014 John C. Young Scholars will run over the following weeks.

The seven scholars for 2014-15 were named earlier in April. Their names and paper titles are listed below:

Justin Allard ’15: “Deconstructing Borders: Merging Mexican and Kentuckian Cultural Narratives through Fabulism.”
Camile Baylis ’15: “War Tourism and the Reconstruction of Identity in the Channel Islands.”
Zachary Brown ’15: “Influence of Jaw Muscle Growth on Neuronal Development in Spadefoot Tadpole.”
Nathaniel Deaton ’15: “The Village, Unearthed: New Perspectives of the Roman Economy and the Man from Nazareth.”
Victoria DiMartile ’15: “An Anthropological Analysis of Identity Construction through Performance Poetry.”
Emily Madden ’15: “Design, Synthesis and Screening of Potential Alzheimer’s Disease Therapeutics.”
Claire Phillips ’15: “Blaming the Victim: Rape Culture and the Sexualization of Rape.”

by Diane Johnson

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