Springfield College Hosts 2015 Scholars in Action Day

 
 

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Over 200 Springfield College juniors and seniors presented their scholarly work to the College community on Tuesday, April 14 as part of the 11th Annual Scholars in Action Day.  Scholars in Action Day is designed to showcase undergraduate scholarship at Springfield College. The event is an opportunity for juniors and seniors to share their research, scholarship, and creative activities with the College community. 

11th Annual Scholars in Action Award Winners

Analytical – Social Science

st Place: Lindsey Stevenson, Joseph Capossela, Nephtalie Dorceus

Human Experimentation from the 1930s through the 1950s

nd Place: Michael Mastroianni, Brandon Alves

Traffic Stop Encounters: The Race and Behavior of Both Parties Involved

Analytical – Science

Two Co-Winners:

Quinn Duclos

Mechanisms Behind the Effects of a Ketogenic Diet on Seizures and Seizure-like Disorders

Olivia Cabral, Hayley Thomas, Kelly Vollkommer

The Growth from Ancient and Modern Pedagogy of Basic Arithmetic

Experimental – Science

st Place: Brook Hattinger

A Polymerization Model Study: Synthesis of an Epoxyenone

nd Place: Allison Heschle

Inducing Human Cervical Cancer Cells into Muscles

Descriptive:

Two Co-Winners:

Nicholas Lovett, Mark Pinto, Roman Fabiszewski

Designing a New Website for a Local Non-Profit: Meadowedge Art

Lindsey Shanley, Jon DiPace, Kevin Richard

18 Year-Old Male Football Player with Idiopathic Primary Lymphedema Praecox

Multimedia Presentation

Elissa Graf

World War II and Springfield College’s Campus Facelift

Conference Papers

Two Co-winners

Kyle Pallazi

“The Role of the Mother and Modernism and Toni Morrison’s

A Mercy and William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying ”

Jasmine Jiles

“The Art of Defying Confinement”

Conference Presentation

Meghan Zimbler

You Don’t Have To Try – Beauty Revealed

2015 Scholars in Action Day Program:
Scholars in Action Day 
Conference Papers Schedule 
Campus Union – Dodge A&B
  
 
Toni Morrison and Modernism I

Tyler Leahy – “Absurdism and Surrealism in William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying ”

Elizabeth Costanzo – “Intensions of Modernist Writers”

Amanda Upchurch– “Isolation Through Modernism”

 
Toni Morrison and Modernism II
 

Marissa Puchalski – “The Effects of Expressionism, Impression, and Stream of Consciousness on Voice in William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying ”

Kyle Palazzi – “The Role of the Mother and Modernism and Toni Morrison’s  A Mercy and William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying ”

Sabrina Chandler– “A Mother’s Love…Or Lack Thereof”

 

Jasmine Jiles – “The Art of Defying Confinement” 

 
The Pride Sports Journal
 

Greg Fitzpatrick, Alanna Grady, Andrew Gutman, Marshall Hastings,

Patrick Kenney, Tyler Leahy, Gabby Maulucci, Billy Peterson

 Scholars in Action Day
Conference Papers/Presentations Schedule
Campus Union –
Dodge C&D
 
 
Alcohol Consumption Among College Students 

Jaclyn Imondi

  You Don’t Have To Try – Beauty Revealed

Meghan Zimbler

Pete Carroll’s Decision

Brian Piquette

Afternoon Session Schedule I . Welcome - Dr. Mary Ann Coughlin, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs II. Dance Offerings

 The Springfield College Dance Company

Introductory Remarks: Professor Cynthia Nazzaro, Director  

"....and there a stillness fell upon them…."   

Choreographer: James Morrow

Music: Donny Hathaway and Roberta Flack Dancers: Alayna Anderson, Kirstyn Hopkins, Maria Jose Jaramillo, Sarah Perry, Angelica Polk, Meagan Robichaud, Kimberly Saltzman, Megan Shemeth

This piece premiered at Pioneer Valley Performing Arts in Hadley, MA in 2014. It was brought into the Springfield company last fall and performed in the WS FIne Arts Series in December. This past March, the company performed it at New England Region American College Dance Association Conference at Rhode Island College; the piece was very favorably rated by the adjudicators.

Through the Decades  Choreographer: Shakia Johnson Music: Rufus and Chaka Khan, B.T. Express, Black Eyed Peas, edited by Shakia Johnson Dancers: Alayna Anderson, MacKenzie Gilbride, Kirstyn Hopkins, Maria Jose Jaramillo, Cora Paul, Angelica Polk, Meagan Robichaud, Kimberly Saltzman, Megan Shemeth This dance is a work-in-progress, and we are performing only 3 sections of the piece. The dance styles included in this piece represent many decades of evolution in hip-hop dance, and pay tribute to the earliest creators of the form. Last Train to Philly  (excerpts)                           

Choreographer: Doug Elkins Reconstructor: Fritha Pengelly

Music: Delfonics and O’Jays Dancers: Alayna Anderson, MacKenzie Gilbride, Kirstyn Hopkins, Maria Jose Jaramillo, Cora Paul, Angelica Polk, Meagan Robichaud, Kimberly Saltzman, Megan Shemeth Last Train to Philly was the inaugural commission of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival with funds from the Pew Charitable Trusts Dance Advance program. The piece, with the Doug Elkins Company, premiered at the Painted Bride in Philadelphia on Sept. 23, 1999. III. Musical Offerings "Josephine's Waltz", by Roger Talroth Jennifer Rollinson, Kristyn Mowry; OboesChristopher Haynes, Piano IV. Theatre Offerings An Excerpt from "Almost, Maine"By: John Cariani, directed by Keith LangsdaleActors: Katherine Nulle, Ryan DearingV. Creative Writing Offerings 
The Alden Street Review  

Presenters:

Elizabeth Tomaino, Editor-in-chief

Elizabeth Footit

Alanna Grady

Alexandra Moreno

Kyle Palazzi

VI. Kung Fu Demonstration  Students from East China University of Science & Technology 

  1.  Awards Ceremony, Raffle Drawing & Reception - Joanna M. Boody, Coordinator of Undergraduate and Graduate Research