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Celebration of Quality (Photo by University Photography)
Celebration of Quality (Photo by University Photography)
Celebration of Quality (Photo by University Photography)
Celebration of Quality (Photo by University Photography)
Celebration of Quality (Photo by University Photography)
Celebration of Quality (Photo by University Photography)
Celebration of Quality (Photo by University Photography)
Celebration of Quality (Photo by University Photography)
Celebration of Quality (Photo by University Photography)

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What You Need To Know

Celebration 2014
An Interdisciplinary Academic Symposium

3-9:30 p.m., Friday, March 14
3rd Floor, Student Union


Open to all undergraduate and graduate students at Northwest Missouri State University

If you've completed a successful project, paper, performance, or creative work while at Northwest, you are eligible to showcase that work at Northwest's Celebration of Quality. The Celebration is an on-campus symposium allowing students to share beyond the classroom the great work they've done.

The event allows you to present your work in the way you think is best: read, perform, or display it. Poster displays are welcome. Art work is welcome. Academic papers are welcome. Creative writing is welcome. Plays are welcome. Experiments and demonstrations are welcome.

If you choose to participate, you'll receive a program in advance of the event with your specific presentation time and location. Class on Friday? We'll arrange with your instructor to have your absence excused for a university event.

Registration is closed.

Here's why you should participate:

  1. You will get an opportunity to hear people ooh, aah, clap, smile, and generally respond positively to your work.
  2. You can list your participation on your resume. This type of involvement looks great to potential employers.
  3. You will impress your family and friends.
  4. You will be even prouder of your work than you are now, truly believing all your hard work did pay off.
  5. And, you will get a free dinner!

Here’s what you need to do to participate:

  1. After you find a faculty member to be your sponsor, fill out the application form. (Faculty are quite happy to do this, and it doesn’t have to be the teacher for whom you completed your work.)
  2. If you are presenting with other students who worked on the same project, please put all of your names on a single form. If you and a friend want to present different projects but at the same session, please submit separate forms and indicate your preference to present at the same time.
  3. Submit the form.

We look forward to seeing you and your work!

Schedule of Events

Celebration 2014
An Interdisciplinary Academic Symposium

3-9:30 p.m., Friday, March 14
3rd Floor, Student Union


The Celebration of Quality symposium, sponsored by the Honors Program and the Society of President's Scholars, showcases the academic achievements of students across campus. The sessions and displays are free and open to the public and door prizes will be awarded.

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Friday, March 14

2:30-3:15 p.m.

Registration

3rd Floor,
Student Union

3:15-8:30 p.m.

Poster and Display Exhibits

Boardroom

3:15-4:15 p.m.

Session 1


Women’s History 

Taylor Cayce, "Catherine the Reformer," (Sponsor: Dr. Curt Richardson)

Joyce Lockhead, "Women Abolitionists: A Training Ground for the Women’s Rights Movement," (Sponsor: Dr. Joel Benson)

Jared Ritenour, "The Wahhabi Ulama as a Force in Saudi Arabia," (Sponsor: Dr. Curt Richardson)

Meeting Room A

Media, Public Relations, and Business  

Chance Dallas Parsons, "My Boy Rob," (Sponsor: Mr. Will Murphy)

Satish Kumar Baswapuram, "Hit to Win," (Sponsor: Dr. Michael Rogers)

Anissa DeMarr, "Storytelling: A Real World Client Pitch," (Sponsor: Dr. David Shadinger)

Elizabeth Sweeten, "Community Relations on the Web," (Sponsor: Dr. David Shadinger)

Meeting Room D

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Session 2

Missouri History

Brent Trout, "Rails of Destiny: Railroad Development in Kansas City," (Sponsor: Dr. Rob Voss)

B.J. McMahon, "’Benevolent Plans Meritoriously Applied’: How Missouri Almost Became an Indian Nation, 1803-1811," (Sponsor: Dr. Elyssa Ford)

Brent Trout, "Images of America: Maryville" (Sponsor: Dr. Elyssa Ford)

Meeting Room A

Science 

Samantha Barton and R. Alex Bolick, "Effects of Nutrient Concentration on Root Hairs in Equisetum Hymale," (Sponsor: Dr. Karen Shaffer)

Byeonguk Yoo, "Hydrothermal Synthesis of Highly Fluorescent Self-Passivated Carbon Dots," (Sponsor: Dr. Mohammed Meziani)

Team AWC, "Northwest Aviation Weather Center iPad App," (Sponsor: Dr. Michael Rogers)

Meeting Room D

5:45-7:15 p.m.

Celebration Banquet

Keynote Address: Dr. Mike Steiner, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

Viewing of Poster and Display Exhibits

Boardroom

7:30-8:30 p.m.

Session 3


Art History and Creative Writing 

Kaitlyn Madsen, "Lekythos: A Greek Red Figure Vessel," (Sponsor: Dr. Martha Breckenridge)

Emily Powers, "Poetry…and Pictures," (Sponsor: Ms. Brenda Lewis)

Meeting Room A

Women as Leaders

Michael Evans, "'Thinking of God: A Place for Reason in Catherine of Siena’s Theology," (Sponsor: Dr. Jenny Rytting)

Hannah Brey, "Colorado: The Bolder State," (Sponsor: Dr. Elyssa Ford)

Meeting Room B

Agricultural Sciences

Kurt Nagel, "Northwest Biochar Research," (Sponsor: Dr. Nigel Hoilett)

Azeez Akindele, "The Effect of Biochar on Soil in Microbial Community," (Sponsor: Dr. Nigel Hoilett)

Meeting Room D

8:45 p.m.

Final Door Prize Drawing

Boardroom

Poster and Display Exhibits

Presenter(s) Title Sponsor
Emily Bradford, Megan Whitman, and Bailey Arrandale "Sticks and Stones & Snapchats: Counseling This Generation’s Bullies and the Bullied" Ms. Elizabeth Dimmitt
Drake Alan Berry "Detection of Perchlorate via Silver Nanoparticles and Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy" Dr. Mohammed Meziani and Dr. Michael Bellamy
Emily Bradford "A Hairy Situation" Ms. Susanne Nuttall
Jessica Marie Lundquist "A Magic Elusive" Mr. Richard Sonnenmoser
Kristian Shupe "Massively Multiplayer Online Games on Mobile Platforms" Dr. David Monismith
Dalton Decker, Crissy Ferguson, Naga Sai Ram Narne, Ryan Taylor, and Doug Wettlaufer "Critik" Dr. David Monismith
Zach Montgomery, David Turner, Michael Marlow, and Jonathan Gay "AudioManager Software"
Dr. David Monismith

The Celebration of Quality is sponsored by the Honors Program (director, Dr. Aaron Johnson) and the Society of President’s Scholars (faculty sponsors, Dr. Jenny Rytting and Dr. Elyssa Ford; student president, Kara Huen)

 

Special Thanks to:

President John Jasinski
Provost Doug Dunham
Vice-Provost Greg Haddock
Dean Joyce Piveral
Dean Mike Steiner
Melinda Kelsey