Academics | Cumberland University

A Day to Celebrate Academic Excellence

Sixth Annual Research Colloquium November 20, 2019

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We gather as a campus community to explore opportunities to enrich our understanding of a variety of topics both research- and interest-based through student and faculty presentations as well as research from the broader community.   

We invite you to join our celebration of scholarship and efforts to publicly acknowledge the academic excellence of faculty, students and community members.

Schedule of Events

7:45am–8:00 a.m.     Dallas Floyd Memorial Gym / Opening Session

Welcome: Dr. Paul C. Stumb, President

Introductory Remarks:  Dr. Sheridan Henson 

All students and presenters should plan to attend.  

8:00–9:00 a.m. Dallas Floyd Memorial Gym / Poster Presentations

Session I: 9:10am – 10:10am

Session II:  10:25am – 11:25am

Session III: 11:40am – 12:40pm 

Lunch (on your own):  12:45pm – 2:00 pm

Classes resume at 2:00pm.

Poster Presentations 8:00–9:00 a.m.

Dallas Floyd Memorial Gym

*Please refrain from using cell phones and other electronic devices during the presentations.

 

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Edward A. Labry School of Science, Business, and Technology

Business

 

Wedding Planning: Special Events 

Ms. Anna Worley, Ms. Noemi Pena, and Ms. Madison Woodruff

 

Trends in Sports Marketing

Mr. Reece Gaddes, Mr. Izaak Galligan, Mr. Casey Gillespie, and Mrs. Connie Sink

 

Sustainability at Events

Ms. Jordan Campbell, Mr. Peyton Bell, Mr. Avery Harris, and Mr. Tony Bennett

 

Leadership in Wellness Programs

Mr. Luis Cardona, Ms. Loyce Chinyanga, and Ms. Desiree Senna 

 

#ThinkBeforeYouPost

Ms. Kaitlin Butler, Ms. Cassidy Cartwright, and Ms. Ebony Kimble

 

Social Media in Event Marketing

Ms. Elizabeth Scott, Mr. Joseph Rushin, and Mr. Kristopher Parker

 

Atypical Venues

Ms. Hannah Berry, Ms. Rickie Denson, Ms. Stephanie Hunn, and Mrs. Kenzie Wood

 

March Madness: A Marketing Success

Mr. Jared Schmidt, Mr. Christian Straub, Mr. Corey Perkins, and Ms. Victoria Laster

 

Nashville’s Musical Evolution

Ms. Lizbeth Ramirez, Ms. Kayla Sanders, Ms. Kalea Barnett and Mr. Johan Gopar

 

Drive Up, Pick up

Mr. Nicholas Presely, Ms. Kristen Coffey, Ms. Carlie Thompson, and Mr. Jonathan Floyd

Science

 

Cat Nip: We're Not "Kitten" Around About This Oil

Ms. Alix Nanto and Ms. Stephanie Tackett

 

Determining the Synthesis of Aspirin

Ms. Madeline Herndon and Mr. Donovan Dixon

 

Menthol of Peppermint

Ms. Kelci Williams and Ms. Rachel Hale 

 

The Synthesis of Chitin in Mushrooms

Ms. Kalei Hohimer and Ms. Stefanie Navaratnam

 

The Chemical Properties of Vanillin and Its Taste

Ms. Samantha Yates and Ms. Allison Maynard

 

Synthesis of Oxycodone from the Oxidation of Codeine and Thebaine

Ms. Emily Blackwood and Ms. Jensen Taylor

 

Growing up With Sonic (SHH Gene)

Mr. Lukas Kase Hollis

 

Phylogenetically Fascinating Foxes: Understanding the Genes of Domestication

Ms. Elizabeth Henderson 

 

Where the CYP1A2 is My Coffee?

Ms. Samantha Dyer

 

Bad to the Bone: A Brief Review of the LRP5 Gene

Ms. Haven Rogers

 

Socrates' Poison: The Synthesis of Poison Hemlock

Ms. Lauren Henson

 

Can Your Genes Tell Time?

Ms. Riley Kilian 

 

The Effects of p53 on the Elephant Genome

Ms. Chloe Dixon and Ms. Kim Gonzalez

 

Aging Overload: An Examination of the LMNA Gene

Ms. Natalie Hershey

 

The Significance of Vitamin C: Scare of Scurvy

Ms. Andrea Woywitka 

 

Cleidocranial Dysplasia: A Stranger Thing 

Mr. Trent Payne

 

Warrior Gene: the Relation Between MAOA and Aggression

Ms. Lauren Jaykus 

 

Let’s Whip This Bully

Mr. Joshua Croley

 

Blame It On the Ethanol

Ms. Tensaye Taye

 

Is Color in Your Genes? A Story of TYRP 1.

Mr. Anthony Calderon and Mr. Tyler Poston

 

A Determination of Pollutants in the Water at Cumberland University 

Ms. Lillith Johnson 

 

The Hardest Substance in the Human Body 

Mr. Dominic Robles

 

Some Like It Hot

Ms. Adriana Sanchez-Xalate

 

The Secret to Different Wine Tastes

Ms. Bridget Moss

 

Olympic Potential? Can your Genes Endure?

Mr. Carlos Angeles-Solis

The Jeanette Cantrell Rudy School of Nursing & Health Professions

Nursing

Hospice: When is it too Late?

Ms. Blake Sadler, Ms. Lauren Moody, Ms. Deja Peters, and Ms. Glenda Rodriguez

 

Do Transition Care Units Reduce Newborn Length of Stay?

Ms. Kristina Pugh, Ms. Amanda Vanzile, Mr. Garrett Grafton, and Ms. Spencer Rearick

 

Vaccines and Autism: Is There a Link?

Ms. Amanda Van Kalker, Ms. Hunter Wilson, Ms. Danielle Manning, and Ms. Thaia Tep

 

Does Diet Influence Male Fertility?

Ms. Katee Mullins, Ms. Stephanie Himes, Ms. Daphne Dekmar, and Ms. Nadia Cheesman

 

Cannabidiol Treatment in Children with Epilepsy: Medical Miracle or Healthcare Craze?

Ms. Allie Holt, Ms. Paige Derryberry, Mr. Tristan Fullum, and Ms. Crystal Vogan

 

Nursing (Continued)

 

Pressure Injuries: Does Nursing Staff Impact Outcomes?

Mr. Griffin McCollum, Ms. Caroline Cummings, Ms. Sherita Jones, and Ms.Kelsey Rumfelt

 

Pet Therapy: Does it Make a Difference in Pain Management in Pediatrics? 

Ms. Jessica Sanders, Ms. Hollie Kepley, Ms. Hilary Clayton, Ms. Jessica Kuende, and Ms. Denice Kirtland

 

Does Breastfeeding Impact the Development of Ear Infections?

Ms. Brea Craddock, Ms. Calynne Pridemore, Ms. Hannah Zachary, and Ms. Rachel Reed 

 

The Down and Dirty: The Early vs Delayed Neonate Bath

Ms. Coeburn Powell, Ms. Katie Corum, Ms. Magen Bush, and Ms. Brittany Winston

 

Treatment of Adolescent Depression: CBT vs Drugs

Ms. Shannon Cooper, Ms. Ashlyn Faircloth, Ms. Abbi Carter, and Ms. Laura Parker

 

Families at the Bedside During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation  

Ms. Savannah Fornera, Ms. Nathalie Payne, Ms. Kathryn Sherman, and Ms. Caroline Osier

 

Vape Prevention in the Youth Community 

Ms. Anna Leigh Cleveland, Ms. Jessica Sebree, Ms. Devan Hayes, and Ms. Julliane Stewart

 

Is the Flu Vaccine Effective in the Over 65 Population?

Ms. Markondra Bates-Seay, Mr. Jason Hurley, Ms. Michaela Meadows, and Ms. Kristy Rowe

 

Does Continuous Glucose Monitoring Affect Hemoglobin A1C?

Mr. Jesus Nieves, Ms. Tiffany Alexander, and Ms. April Williams

School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts

 

Anthropology

No Bones About It. Hollywood Fact and Fiction

Ms. Tessa Reeder 

 

The Four Horsemen

Ms. Mallory Fieber 

 

Burr, It's Chilly Out Here 

Mr. Brandyn Stewart

 

Corrupt Evidence

Ms. Vanesa Segoviano

 

What Smells? 

Ms. Sabrina Holt

 

Beetle Juice 

Ms. Chloe Randle

 

Male or Female?

Mr. Kolbe Sanders

 

Unearthing Mass Graves

Ms. Kaitlin Cashion

 

Death When, Death Where

Ms. Caitlyn Lawrence

 

Forensic Anthropology in an American Tragedy

Mr. Adam McDonald 

 

Blowflies and their Part in Human Decomposition

Mr. Austin Curray

 

Timing Death

Mr. D'Angelo Steele

 

Old School is Still in Session

Mr. Matthew Howard

 

Analyzing Bones in Mass Graves 

Mr. Christian Smith

 

Education

Using Art to Introduce Chemistry to Elementary School Students

Ms. Mary Brooke Haley and Ms. Destiny Johnson

 

Interdisciplinary Studies

The Effects of Government Assistance on Living Above the Poverty Line

Ms. Lauren Elise Pedigo

 

The Effects of Technology on Students in The Classroom

Ms. Christina Obasohan

 

Psychology

Personality Types Associated With Academic Majors 

Ms. Maribel Quintero

 

Stress of Student Athletes

Ms. Raegan Moeller

 

Predictive Index and Mental Disorders

Ms. Mikayla Wickham 

 

How to Have a Satisfying Relationship

Ms. Hailey Basham 

 

Personality Traits and Creativity: Are You Primed For Creativity?

Ms. Kristinna Payne

 

Present Aggression in College Students Due to Past Media Violence Exposure 

Mr. Cesar Orta-Tavera

 

Is Social Media Causing Increased Anxiety in College Students?

Ms. Whitney Wakefield 

 

Violent Video Games and Affects on Children

Mr. David Emanuel

 

Eating Disorders Affecting Student-Athletes 

Ms. Katie Jordan 

 

Is Race the Issue?

Mr. Temarcus R. Bryant

 

Stress and the Impact on First-generation College Students

Ms. TyNekkia Donnell 

 

Campus Commuters vs. Residents, Who Has the Most Stress?

Ms. Shelby Lahammer 

 

Higher Learning

Ms. Mahkayla DuPree

 

Academic Success Center

ABC's of CU Succeed

Mrs. Abby H. Pitts and the QEP Committee

 

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Session I 9:10 – 10:10 a.m.

Session II 10:25am – 11:25 a.m.

Session III 11:40 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.