Colon Cancer Causes and Prevention
Presenter: Ms. Sasha Petrova and Dr. Laura Bechard
Ms. Petrova will be informing the audience on the third most common cancer, its causes, and methods of its prevention.
Presenters: Ms. Alyssa Brim, Mr. Thomas Chase, Mr. Tanner Woodall, and Dr. Christi Griffin
This presentation will be assessing a case study from the textbook for Health Care Leadership and Management taught by Dr. Christi Griffin. We will be explaining the importance of sharing the workload when working in teams in the workplace.
To Be or Not to Be #MeToo?
Presenters: Ms. Madison Dinwiddie, Ms. Haley Stevens, Mr. Carlos Hernandez, and Dr. Christi Griffin
The presenters will be discussing how to resolve a problem using conflict management. They will also discuss how sexual harassment is found in the healthcare workforce, and ways that it can occur.
Quid Pro Quo
Presenters: Mr. Steven Watson, Ms. Brittany Herman, Ms. Katie Overton, and Dr. Christi Griffin
This presentation is on leadership in the workplace when flirting is happening. What should be done, how can this be handled? It will focus on what should be done in the workplace about quid pro quo situations.
Presenters: Mr. Dustin Smith, Ms. Sarah Davis, Ms. Lexy Chaffin, and Dr. Christi Griffin
The presenters will describe the effects of opioids and the crisis that is being presented with these drugs in America.
An Oral History of COVID at Cumberland
Presenters: Ms. Kayla Eatherly, Ms. Kaylee Wheeler, Ms. Gracie Revelle, Ms. Hope Titchborne, and Dr. Tara Mitchell Mielnik
Students in History 204, Introduction to Public History, are conducting an oral history project in which the presenters are interviewing people in the Cumberland community, including faculty, students, and administration. The presenters will present their findings and methods used in the project.
Escaping Norm: Short Stories on the Run
Presenters: Ms. Delaney Brandon, Ms. Alycia Byrd, Mr. Andrew Hackett, and Ms. Kerry Ann Moore
Students from the Fall 2020 Advanced Fiction workshop will read from their collections in progress. Although all the stories are quite different, they all investigate what it is like to escape the norm or what is expected of you.
Using Math to Solve NFL Problems
Presenters: Mr. Damion Billingsley and Dr. Will Tune
Senior student Damion Billingsley will give a brief overview of his senior project in mathematics over NFL Rankings and Combinatorics.
Mathematics of Cryptography
Presenters: Mr. Cody Byers and Dr. Laurie Dishman
Senior student Cody Byers will give a brief overview of his senior project in mathematics over Cryptography.
Waring's Problem: A Topic in Number Theory
Presenters: Mr. Parker Kuchek and Dr. Chris Fuller
Senior student Parker Kuchek will give a brief overview of his senior project in mathematics over Waring’s Problem.
Secondary Traumatic Stress in Healthcare Professionals
Presenter: Ms. Jessica Barré
The stress that is growing in healthcare professionals is a public safety concern as it affects the well-being of patients. In this presentation, we will examine what secondary traumatic stress is, what causes it, and how it affects burnout of the healthcare professional, specifically the nurse.
Phoenix Rising: A Few Stories of Cumberland Graduates.
Presenter: Mr. Rick Bell
This will be a discussion about a few of the many Cumberland graduates who went on to great success.
Intelligence and IQ
Presenter: Dr. Rachael C. Bible
This presentation will explore the dark history surrounding IQ testing.
Mass Murder in the East: The Holocaust Outside the Camps
Presenter: Dr. Sean B. Bortz
We often think of the Holocaust as having taken place largely in concentration and death camps, but almost one-third of the victims of the Holocaust were murdered in mass-shootings and not camps at all.
The Art of Life Mindful Resiliency Program
Presenters: Ms. Leighanne Buchanan and Ms. Kerry Ann Moore
Learn about a new program at Cumberland University helping students and faculty in Wilson County be resilient during everyday stress and traumatic events.
Conspiracy Theories in the Age of Trump
Presenter: Dr. Mark Cheathem
Conspiracy theories have always been a part of the American experience, but in the past four years, they have reemerged in significant ways. This presentation explains conspiracy theories and how they are affecting the U.S. today.
The Promises & Perils of Honeybees & Other Bugs
Presenter: Dr. Eric Cummings
This presentation will discuss bees, beekeeping, and the importance of pollinators.
Cancer: How Does It Begin?
Presenter: Dr. Laura Bechard
Stress Reduction During the Covid Pandemic
Presenter: Ms. Claudia Davis
This presentation will identify simple stress reduction strategies that can be used by student during the current Covid Pandemic.
Leading in Times of Adversity
Presenter: Mr. Matt Espenshade
This presentation will discuss how good leaders accomplish great things during tough times.
Becoming More Emotionally Agile
Presenter: Dr. Ron Ford
This is not right. I want this pandemic to be over so I can have a normal college experience!” In this presentation, Dr. Ford will discuss one of the (few) blessings of this pandemic and its value: the opportunity for us to try and demonstrate emotional agility.
Contemporary Poetry: What's it All About?
Presenter: Ms. Sandee Gertz
This presentation will take a look at the prosody of poetry of our times and seeing how it “sings” without traditional rhyming structures. Contemporary poetry can be written about anything and is much more grounded in “real life” and everyday concerns than you might imagine– while still elevating to a high level of art. Includes fun prompts for writing some poetry yourself!
CU History as a Hobby
Presenter: Dr. Sheridan W. S. Henson
Warning: the presenter is not a history professor! Cumberland history is a hobby for him, and he enjoys sharing what he has learned over the years.
Alone Together - How Technology is Changing Our Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Before and During a Pandemic.
Presenter: Ms. Molly Hong
We will explore how technology is bringing us together yet creating distance between us by diminishing our interpersonal communication.
Let's Make a Deal: The Monty Hall Problem
Presenter: Mr. Wyatt Keener
This presentation will break down the brain teaser popularly known as the Monty Hall Problem. We’ll discuss the mathematical explanation to the puzzle and put that explanation to the test by simulating the problem.
Mind Control: The Illusion of Free Will
Presenter: Dr. Jenny Mason
Using examples from the fields of Cognitive and Neuropsychology, it can be found that free will and conscious decision making may very well be a myth.
The Forgotten Legends of Soccer
Presenter: Dr. Max Melnikov
The greatest players of all time are household names, even to those who don’t follow the beautiful game. The truth is, some of the greatest players that the world has ever seen have been reduced to mere footnotes in the grand history of soccer.
Publishing: A Crash Course
Presenter: Ms. Kerry Ann Moore
An introduction to CU’s literary journal, Novus Literary Magazine, and quick advice on submitting to small presses like Novus and many, many others for publication.
Little White Lies: The Hidden Societal Costs of Unconscious Bias
Presenter: Dr. Janet Parker
The session will be a self-exploration of what your hidden biases may be and a discussion on the effects of such stereotypes within our society. Suggested ways to hold difficult conversations regarding biases of race, gender, sexual orientation, and ethnicities will be highlighted.
Developing Business Leaders for a Better Tomorrow: A Power and Leadership Perspective
Presenter: Dr. Paul Matthew Percy
According to Gallup, the “best life imaginable” for young people doesn’t happen unless they have a great job … and a manager or leader who encourages their development.” The old definition of management of getting things done through other people is no longer acceptable in the 21st century. Leaders as managers need to work with and through others to accomplish the goals of both the organization and its members. As leadership is an influence process and a leader’s potential to influence follower’s is strongly linked to power, this study examines relationships between leaders’ power and motives for followers’ conformity by invoking transformational leadership as a mediating variable.
The History and Chemistry of Pigments and Dyes
Presenter: Dr. Sarah Pierce
In this presentation, we will explore the history and chemistry of several pigments and dyes including Prussian Blue, Mauveine, and Indigo.
Gems of Wisdom from My Teachers
Presenter: Dr. Mike Ripski
The presenter will introduce four of his teachers and what they taught him that has made him who he is. Their “gems of wisdom” include 1) how mutual vulnerability heals; 2) permission to challenge authorities; 3) faith development is not abnormal; and 4) our human habit of “bad faith”—our attributing to God what is really our creation.
Math and Music: What They Have in Common and Why That's Important
Presenter: Mr. Lain Tomlinson
Mathematics and music are connected on many different levels, from basic algebra all the way up to advanced topics. Using this relationship can make math more understandable and even more accessible to those with disabilities.
One of Andrew Jackson's Heads is Missing: Statue Smashing and Political Protest in the Early Republic
Presenter: Dr. Andrew Wiley
In 1834 a masthead depicting Andrew Jackson was decapitated in Boston. The increasing politicization of the United States meant the decapitation was interpreted as an overt political act.
Emergency Department: Is it Worth the Wait?
Presenters: Mrs. Christina Bankston, Ms. Sarah Roller, Ms. Beth Hullett; and Ms. Chelsea Smith
CPR: Is it Beneficial to the Elderly with CHF?
Presenters: Ms. Sarah Weaver, Mr. Justin Brown, and Ms. Kayle Caudill
Deadly Medication Errors: Can More Be Done to Prevent Them?
Presenters: Mr. Elisha Morrison, Ms. Callie Shockley, and Ms. Kaitlyn Amalfitano
Childhood Obesity: Battling a National Epidemic in a Modernized World
Presenters: Ms. Alyssa Buckland, Mr. Dakota Grauherr, and Mrs. Gwen Lemley
Don’t Stress, Get a Pet!
Presenters: Ms. Stephanie Olin, Ms. Mckenzie Bryant, and Ms. Carly Craig
Pregnancy and Flu Vaccines: It’s Time to Bump Up Education!
Presenters: Ms. Tatum Shaw, Ms. Brittney Summar, and Ms. Hafsa Ismail
Benefits of Bedside Shift Report
Presenters: Mr. Blake Holmes, Ms. Natalie Hunt, and Ms. Taylor Walker
The Effects of Early Dietary Modification on Type 2 Diabetes
Presenters: Ms. Ashley Hagewood, Ms. Typhanee King, and Mr. Zachary Wood
Impact of Nurse:Patient Ratios on Quality of Care
Presenters: Ms. Alyssa Keen, Ms. Jordan Wales, and Ms. Destiny Park
Diabetes: To Be or Not To Be?
Presenters: Ms. Amber White, Mr. Blake Bouza, and Ms. Makana Swaw