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College Claims 11 of 17 Awards at 2017 Graduate Research Symposium

April, 6, 2017

Congratulations to all of our students who participated in the 2017 Graduate Research Symposium. Our students presented over 45 posters and took home 11 of 17 awards.


The list of awardees from our College follows:


Top Choice in Creative Works

Introducing Persian Culture to the West

Tirazeh Eslami


Top Poster in Adversity & Resilience

Suppression and Acceptance as Predictors for Physical Health among Incarcerated women

Bailey Perschon, Bryn Kennel, Shelby Weber, Duyen Vo, Emily Konecky & Shannon Konecky


Top Poster in Complex Behavioral Systems

Differences in Caregiver Coping Style Effect Efficacy of Mindfulness-Based Interventions

Lucinda Scott


Top Poster in Historical Perspectives

“Everybody Has a Bungalow Hope”: Housing and Occupation in the US West, 1920

Kristine Hunt


Top Poster in Policy & Practice

Justifying Justice: Seeking Foundations for the Rights of Accused Persons

Kurt Fertig


Top Oral Presentation in Building Success Across Diverse Context

Exploring the Publication Network of Graduate Students Across Programs: A Social Network Analysis

Douglas Cruthirds, Jessica N. Stoker & Douglas E. Colman


Top Oral Presentation in Business Strategies & Globalization

Sovereign Abkhazia for Sovereign Abkhazians: Analyzing the Abkhaz Irredentist Movement’s Narrative Independence in Post-Soviet World

Alden Allen


Top Oral Presentation in Complex Social & Behavioral Systems

Pupil Dilation and Blink Rate as Measurements of Cognitive Load During Deception

Reinalyn Echon, Kandi Turley-Ames, Shana Humphreys & Charles Parker


Top Oral Presentation in Culture & Arts

Inherited Ghosts of Racial Conflict in Toni Morrison’s Beloved and Chief Seattle’s Speech on the Land

Emily Treasure


Top Oral Presentation in Health and Innovations

Retinoic-Acid Induced Spina Bifida in Rats: Behavior and Morphology

Hillary Swann, Leah Kollmeyer, Steven Conway, Valerie Mendez-Gallardo, Kira Hunter, Nicholas Burgett & Michele Brumley


Top Oral Presentation in History & Policy

Idaho’s Political Preference for Property over People

Jill Kirkham