Independent study highlighted at annual John C. Young Scholars Symposium, April 18

Posted by Centre News in Academics, News 16 Apr 2015

Crounse campus stock PSThe annual John C. Young Scholars Symposium will be held Saturday, April 18 in Vahlkamp Theater of Crounse Hall, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Seven seniors will present the results of their yearlong projects, each providing a 20-minute presentation with an opportunity for concluding questions and discussion. Four presentations will take place during the morning session, followed by three in the afternoon.

Now in its 26th 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 1830-1957 and helped establish the College as a leading institution of higher education.

The 2015 scholars and their paper titles are:

Justin Allard ’15: “Deconstructing Borders: Merging Mexican and Kentuckian Cultural Narratives through Fabulism.”

Camille 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.”

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