Middle Georgia State Students Present Research

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Thursday, March 12, 2015 2:00 PM
Categories: College of Arts and Sciences | Honors/Awards | Pressroom

Macon, GA

Multiple Middle Georgia State students will present their research and creative work in a variety of subjects at the annual Undergraduate Conference presented by the College of Arts and Sciences. The Undergraduate Conference wraps up the 2015 Arts Festival, which has the theme "Without Margins" and is focused on fine arts, research and writing.

The public is welcome to attend the student presentations on Friday, March 20. All take place in the College of Arts and Sciences (COAS) building on the Macon Campus. Prior to the student presentations, Amanda Golden, a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology and previously holder of a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Poetics at Emory University’s Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, will give the keynote address.

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Registration –COAS Lobby
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. - Keynote Speaker – Arts Theater
Amanda Golden: “Living in the Margins: Sylvia Plath’s College Reading”

Session 1 10 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
From the Margins: A Multi-Genre Approach to the Academic Research Project – COAS 120
Moderator: Nate Gilbert
Elizabeth Jones, “Banned and Challenged Young Adult and Children’s Literature”
Lauren Jones, “Harry Potter and Literacy: A Generation of Bookworms”
Mindy Spengler, “The Humans Who are Homeless”
Matthew Wentz, “Anarchy: A New Idealism”

Documentary Film – COAS 124
Moderator: Jesse Klein
Tyler Horne, “The Macon Grotto Project"
Mark O'Quinn, “Living With Rett Syndrome”
Emily Stahl, “How I Hurt and Why I Lie”
Matthew Spinks, “Skinny”

Strength and Diversity in the Margins – COAS 122
Moderator: Shane Trayers
Mea Andrews, “The Strength of the Female Characters: Taking a Close Look at Sailor Moon, Tracks, and Dracula”
Patricia Harrison, “Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn works in the Margins of Society”
Brian White, “The Deliverance in "Deliverance”

11:15-12:15 – Lunch – Rehearsal Hall
Spoken Word Performance by Y-O

Session 2 12:30-1:45 p.m.
Film and Literature I – COAS 122
Moderator: Patrick Brennan
Victoria Cauley,"Magical Masterpieces: A Formal Analysis of Mary Poppins"
Alexandra Johnson, “Creating a Realistic Dystopia: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"
Chelsea Williford, "Moore and McTeigue: Two Eras for V for Vendetta"

Science I – COAS 120
Moderator: Jeff Mohr
Catherine Chamberlain, “Stygobitic Aphipod Research”
Eryn Phillips and Taylor MacMackin, “Burmese Python”
Caelan Strickland and Elizabeth Cuellar, “Turtle Presentation”

Creative Writing I Poetry and Fiction – COAS 118
Moderator: Kelly Whiddon
Kirby Williamson, Cody Gunderson, Jessica Stone, Louis Ryan, Brandon Gay,and Sean McGraw.

British Literature: From the Modern to the Postmodern – COAS 104
Moderator: Loretta Clayton
Katie Phillips, “Enduring Trauma: the World Wars’ Lasting Effects in Literature”
Debbie Ealer, “Natural Connections in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway”
Marla Horton, “‘Darkness and Beauty’: The Power of Contradictions in E.M. Forster’s The Life to Come”
Amanda Irons, “Disillusion and Dissolution: Shifting Perspectives in Rushdie’s Adaptations”

Session 3 2:00 to 3:15 p.m.
Film and Literature II – COAS 124
Moderator: Patrick Brennan
Jessica Whitley, "Alice in Wonderland: Burton's Response to Carroll"
Courtney Slocumb, “Prozac Nation Pitfalls"
Meredith McCook, “To Kill a Mockingbird: Page to Screen"

Science II – COAS 122
Moderator: Ed Wallace
Seth Wheeler, “Designing Helmholtz Coils to Study Magnetotactic Bacteria”
Elizabeth O. Alabi, Dalton Booker, Jesus I. Garcia, Jai Patel, “Modifying Protein Properties with Osmolites”

History and Interdisciplinary: Peace and War – COAS 120
Moderator: Sheree’ Keith
Timothy Trent Holt, “Savior of the Republic or Southern Sympathizer: William Sherman and the march to the Sea in American Memory”
Colin Penndorf, “Music, Peace, and Fear”

Creative Writing II Creative Non-Fiction– COAS 118
Moderator: Kelly Whiddon
Kirby Williamson, Cody Gunderson, Jessica Stone, Louis Ryan, Brandon Gay and Sean McGraw

The Making of a Literary and Artistic Periodical: Collide/Scope – COAS 104
Moderator: Dr. Loretta Clayton
Class Project, English 4500 – 20th Century British Poetry & Prose
Debbie Ealer, Katie Gray, Marla Horton, Katie Phillips, Danielle Quesenberry, Miranda Shepherd, Matthew Wentz and Ashley Williams

Session 4 3:30 pm.-4:45 p.m.
Alumni Job Roundtable – COAS 122
Moderator: Shane Trayers
Janie Boyd, Maranda McAllister,Janet Cantrell,Ashley Williams,Rebecca Kidd,Heather Watson,Tyler Horne and K.C. Styers

Script Writing and Game Design at MGA – COAS 120
Moderator: Karmen Lenz
Sarah Hollifield,Caleb Talmage,Chris Sears and Jamila Brooks