Schedule of Events

August 26
9:00 a.m. Academic Convocation (for incoming students) Norton Auditorium
10:30 a.m. Reception following Convocation
(Classes dismissed 8:30-11:00; Classes resume at 11:00)
GUC Banquet Halls
August 27
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Academic Colloquium – Presentations and Poster Sessions focused on research by UNA students
  • 1:00 p.m., The Loft
    • Welcome - Dr. Jeffrey Bibbee

  • “Deities in Deep Space: Religiosity and Secularism in Star Wars and Star Trek”
  • Sarah Schiavone  -  Faculty Mentors, Dr. Richard Hudiburg and Dr. Larry Bates

  • “Metric Distances Between Cayley Tables”
  • Daniel Branscomb  -  Faculty Mentor, Dr. Jesse Prince-Lubawy

  • “Virginia Learns to Read”
  • Melissa Thornton  -  Faculty Mentors, Dr. Lesley Peterson and Dr. Jeffrey Bibbee

  • “Theatrical Puppet Design”
  • Tim Spearing  -  Faculty Mentor, Dr. David Ruebhausen

  • “Every Step Counts: Promoting Faculty/Staff Physical Activity During the School Day Through Technology – A Pilot Study”
  • Sarah Quillen  -  Faculty Mentor, Dr. Lee G. Renfroe

  • “Lower Temperature Limit for Feeding in Spotted Dusky Salamanders”
  • Jacob Dawson  -  Mentor, Dr. Glenn Marvin

  • “The Political Economy of Immigration Enforcement”
  • Chellie Hogan  -  Faculty Mentor, Dr. Keith Malone

  • “The Effects of Food Intake on a Child’s Academic Performance”
  • Rebecca Thomas Stackhouse  -  Faculty Mentor, Dr. Andrea Hunt

  • “Effects of Prompts, Feedback, and Incentives on ‘Green Behaviors’ in College Dorms”
  • Alyson Bergner (et al.)  -  Faculty Mentor, Dr. Ryan Zayac

  • "Hydration Assessment Technique Responses over 24-h with Low, Moderate and High Fluid Replacement”
  • Alexander Heatherly  -  Faculty Mentor, Dr. Eric O’Neal

  • “21 Days of Chronic Hypergravity Training Improves Tactical Athlete Specific Anaerobic Tasks”
  • Hunter Waldman  -  Faculty Mentor, Dr. Eric O’Neal

  • “Heat-Shock Protein Expression During Temperature and Salinity Stress in the Antarctic Nemertean Worm (Parborlasia corrugatus)”
  • Jordan Givens  -  Faculty Mentor, Dr. Isaac Sleadd

  • Facebook Creeping and DM Sliding: An Examination of Social Media and Relationship Jealousy”
  • Erin M. Cooper  -  Faculty Mentor, Dr. Amber Paulk

  • “Impact of Interteaching on Student Academic Performance”
  • Michele Derouen  -  Faculty Mentors, Dr. Matt Fulmer and Dr. Ryan Zayac

  • “Technology-Enhanced Project-Based Learning (PBL) and Number Sense in the Kindergarten Classroom”
  • Paige Page  -  Faculty Mentors, Ms. Marisa Frederick and Dr. Katie Kinney

  • “SQORD: The Effectiveness and Impact on Students’ Activity Level when using an Activity Tracker / Fitness Band with a Social Media Component”
  • Lauri McCoy  -  Faculty Mentor, Dr. Jean Ann Helm

  • “Understanding Family Relationships and Past Events Through Tense Usage”
  • Melanie Kennedy and Amy Davidson  -  Faculty Mentors, Dr. Jeffrey Bibbee and Ms. Rita Liles

  • “The Lavender Scare: Fear in the Context of the Cold War and Joseph McCarthy's Hunt for Deviance”
  • Layla Talley  -  Faculty Mentor, Dr. Ansley Quiros

  • “Cryptography”
  • Vincent Chiriaco  -  Faculty Mentor, Dr. Xiaowen Zhang

  • "I Am You”
  • Leslee Tank, Elizabeth Long, Phoebe Jones, Ben Coker  -  Faculty Mentor, Mr. Charlton James

  • “Cognitive Benefits of Childhood Bilingualism”
  • Danae Thackerson   -  Faculty Mentor, Dr. Alejandra Alvarado-Brizuela

GUC Loft
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. UNA@185 Anniversary Celebration
Music by the Fountain, self-guided walking tours of campus, bus tours conducted
by Tennessee Valley Historical Society, ghost stories in the Amphitheatre, mascots
(Leo and UNA), face painting, refreshments, and more.
Harrison Plaza on Campus
August 28
4:00 p.m. Investiture Ceremony
(Prelude music begins at 3:40 p.m.)
Norton Auditorium

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