Wayne State College

Wayne State Students to Present Fall 2022 Honors Projects

Published Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

Honors students will give 30-minute research presentations on Friday, Dec. 2, and Friday, Dec. 9.

Wayne State honors students will present their research to the public Dec. 2 and Dec. 9. The 30-minute presentations are the culmination of the course of study in the Honors Program and are certain to provide interesting facts on a variety of topics. Each presentation will include time for questions from the audience. All presentations are free and open to the public.

The WSC Honors Program is designed to nurture talent by providing opportunities to go further into an academic discipline, to broaden and deepen an education beyond the usual required work, and to nurture and reward genuine intellectual curiosity. Research opportunities help students develop the skills of independent thinking and scholarly inquiry and help position students for success in their future endeavors.

For more about the Honors Program, please visit www.wsc.edu/honors.

Friday, Dec. 2 – Brandenburg Education Building 218

Hannah Urban – 2-2:30 p.m.
“Teaching Transgender Voices: A Practical Guide for K-12 Music Teachers”
Instructor: Dr. Sarah Farr
Hometown: Bellevue, Neb.

Friday, Dec. 9 – Kanter Student Center: Niobrara East

Carter Ossian – 9-9:30 a.m.
“Chaotic Reasoning: Publishing and Promoting a Murder-Mystery Novel”
Instructor: Dr. Stephanie Marcellus
Hometown: David City, Neb.

Audrey Worthing – 10-10:30 a.m.
“The Importance of Public and Media Interactions to Veteran Assimilation”
Instructor: Dr. Randa Garden
Hometown: Ogallala, Neb.

Kassidy McClun – 11-11:30 a.m.
“Women’s Rights Today: Are We Still Headed Towards Equality?”
Instructor: Dr. Lidice Aleman
Hometown: Veteran, Wyo.

Eliana Varrucciu – 12-12:30 p.m.
“The Death Penalty: A Global Qualitative Perspective”
Instructor: Dr. Lisa Wanek
Hometown: Sardina, Italy

Faith Walton – 1-1:30 p.m.
“The Effects of Artificial Intelligence on Accounting Professions”
Instructor: Dr. Sharon Garvin
Hometown: O’Neill, Neb.

Saron Gebre – 2:-2:30 p.m.
“An Exploration of Machine Learning Development”
Instructor: Dr. Timothy Garvin
Hometown: Addis Ababa, Ethiopa

Kathryn Brezina – 3-3:30 p.m.
“Trauma Informed Teaching: The Link Between Self-Efficacy and Trauma-Informed Training”
Instructor: Dr. Johanna Barnes
Hometown: Bellwood, Neb.

Julieann Puls – 4-4:30 p.m.
“Male and Female Serial Killers in the 1900s”
Instructor: Dr. Lisa Wanek
Hometown: Elwood, Neb.

Friday, Dec. 9 – Kanter Student Center: Niobrara West

Jessie Brandl – 9:30-10 a.m.
“Caring Communication: A Healthcare Worker’s Perspective”
Instructor: Dr. Randa Garden
Hometown: Stanton, Neb.

Sydney Auman – 10:30-11 a.m.
“Application of Music Therapy Techniques in the Special Education Classroom”
Instructor: Dr. Sarah Farr
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.

Regan Ott – 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
“Distress Levels of Division II Student-Athletes During the COVID-19 Pandemic”
Instructor: Dr. Tatiana Ballion
Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas

Chloe DuBois – 12:30-1 p.m.
“The Hero with a Hundred Tales: A Collection of Creative Nonfiction Stories Written by the Hero’s Daughter”
Instructor: Dr. Stephanie Marcellus
Hometown: Nebraska City, Neb.

Halle Hiemstra – 1:30-2 p.m.
“Gaining Grateful Grads: Cultivating Donors Through Emerging Marketing Strategies”
Instructor: Dr. Pat Lutt
Hometown: Wahoo, Neb.

Ashley Ternus – 2:30-3 p.m.
“Developing an Agricultural Weather Sensor on a Wireless Ad Hoc Network with Arduino IDE and Microcontrollers”
Instructor: Dr. Lori Nicholson
Hometown: Madison, Neb.

Brooke Rathbun – 3:30-4 p.m.
“How Media Portrayal Affects Perception of Human Trafficking”
Instructor: Dr. Rachel Kunz
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.

Cole Klein – 4:30-5 p.m.
“Serial Killers from a Psychoanalytic Perspective”
Instructor: Dr. Rachel Kunz
Hometown: Papillion, Neb.