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Catawba Student among Alpha Chi Convention Presentation Prize Winners

April 26, 2010

Category: Academics, Students


Twenty-two student members of Alpha Chi, the national college honor scholarship society, won $100 cash prizes for having the highest- rated conference presentations from their regions at the super-regional convention of Alpha Chi March 25-27 in Little Rock. Although faculty judges rated presentations in their fields of expertise, prizes were awarded regardless of field to the top 10 percent of presenters by geographic region.

Following are the recipients, their schools, and titles of their presentations:

Region I:
Luis Alberto Rubio, University of Texas at El Paso, Texas Alpha Beta, "On-demand Generation of Artificial Osseous Tissue by 3-D Biological Printing" (biology)

Region II:
Codi Ribitzki, Lyon College, Arkansas Iota, "Digital Upgrade: Technology in the ‘Tradigital' Classroom" (education)

Nancy Love, Lyon College, Arkansas Iota, "Ceol Mor: The Classical Music Art Form of the Great Highlands Bagpipe" (performing arts)

Philip D. Williamson, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkansas Beta, "Civilizational Identity and International Conflict" (political science)

Joshua Looney, Lyon College, Arkansas Iota, "Benjy, Caddy, and Freud: Identity in Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury" (American literature)

Region III:
Elizabeth Cashwell, Gardner-Webb University, North Carolina Zeta, "A New Vitality of Faith: Women and Spirituality in The Gates Ajar" (American literature)

Audrey McMullen, Faulkner University, Alabama Delta, "As We Tarry There" (creative writing)

Amy Hamm, Chowan University, North Carolina Phi, "Fighting Rebels and Racism: Black Soldiers in the Civil War"

Anna Johnson, Gardner-Webb University, North Carolina Zeta, "Hands in Motion" (music)

Student ColloqiumKYLE GANOW, Catawba College, North Carolina Omicron, "Bat Activity and Topography: Potential for Conflict Between Bats and Wind Energy Development in the Texas Panhandle" (biology)

Amanda Vosloh, Greensboro College, North Carolina Xi, "Evaluating the Effectiveness of Learner-centered Instruction in the Teaching of Writing to Ninth Graders" (education)

Catherine Lozano, Southern Polytechnic State University, Georgia Nu, "An Urban Residence for Senior Citizens" (interior design)

Region IV:
Meriah Forbes, Kansas Wesleyan University, Kansas Delta, "What a Thought! A Prose Interpretation of Insanity" (performing arts)

Region V:
Samuel Roth, Grace College, Indiana Gamma, "Infinite Series" (mathematics)

Claire Bates, Huntington University, Indiana Beta, "Many Religions, One Ultimate Real? Evaluating Hick's Explanation of Religious Similarities and Differences" (religion)

Jeremy Evans, Saginaw Valley State University, Michigan Delta, "A Neglected Skill: Studying Textual editing in the Undergraduate Classroom" (literature)

Region VI:
Michael-John Beltejar, College of Brockport-SUNY, New York Omicron, "Construction and Evaluation of Novel Oncolytic Adenoviruses Containing Mutant DNA" (biology)

Rachael Smith, Colby-Sawyer College, New Hampshire Alpha, "Anthracycline Induced Cardiotoxicity: What Every Nurse Should Know" (health sciences)

Region VII:
Jason Mills, Azusa Pacific University, California Gamma, "Dopes Foreign Aid Help Reduce Poverty?" (political science)

Margarita Ramirez and Alisha Gilbert, Azusa Pacific University, California Gamma, "Rethinking Academic Integrity: What Really Matters" (education)

Graduates/Alumni:
Mohammed Habeeb Ur Rahman, New Mexico State University, New Mexico Alpha, "Electromagnetic Pulse Propagation in Loamy Soil" (engineering)


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