Student Research Featured at Honors Showcase

Six senior students who presented their honors project research at the 2016 Spring Honors Showcase on April 8 will join the four Fall Showcase presenters as Honors Medal and Certificate Recipients at the May 2016 Commencement.

The students gave presentations and then conducted a question and answer session with the audience.

The presenters were:

Justin Anderson (senior, industrial engineering technology),  “Manufacturing Process Optimization”; Faculty Mentor: Ramesh Narang, associate professor of manufacturing and construction engineering technology

Sarah Bercot (senior, French/English): “The Algerian Revolution: Zhor Zerari’s Prison Poetry in Translation”; Faculty Mentor: Nancy Virtue, professor of French

Sean Godfroy (senior, English): “The Art of World-building: How to Construct Your Own Reality”; Faculty Mentor: Mary Ann Cain, professor of English

Luisa Pires Luciano (senior, political science): “Case Studies in the Conflict Transformation Process: An Analysis of Rwanda and South Africa”; Faculty Mentor:   Quinton Dixie, associate professor of religious studies

Grayson Ostermeyer (senior, biology),  “Effects of Nutraceuticals on Proliferation of Spleen Cells of Tilapia In-Vitro”; Faculty Mentor: Ahmed Mustafa, professor of biology

Crysta Terry (senior, psychology): “Search Strategy of Tilted Mice on a Barnes Maze”; Faculty Mentor: Ryan Yoder, associate professor of psychology


Nancy Virtue receives grant to create a French film festival

French Embassy in the United StatesNancy Virtue, professor of French, received a $2200 grant from the French American Cultural Exchange (FACE) Foundation, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. The grant will support the creation of a French Film Festival on campus during spring 2016.

She anticipates making the festival a multidisciplinary project, involving departments from all over campus.