Winners have been announced for Fort Hays State University’s annual John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activities Day, recognizing the scholarly and creative activities of students and faculty.
Departments across campus sponsored special activities, including seminars and research presentations.
The main event was a poster and creative works exhibition in the Memorial Union’s Fort Hays Ballroom and the Black and Gold Room featuring student and faculty work from the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, the W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship, the College of Education, the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences and the Peter Werth College of Science, Technology and Mathematics.
Over 130 posters were exhibited, and more than 600 students, faculty and community members participated as presenters or attendees. An exhibit of 147 creative works was also available for viewing. Fifteen oral presentations were given by faculty and students. Special lectures, receptions and exhibits also took place on campus.
Awards were given for poster presentations to undergraduate, graduate, and faculty and staff for empirical and non-empirical research and scholarly work. A “People’s Choice Award” was also given.
The People’s Choice Award poster was from Alexis Summers, Hays senior majoring in nursing: “Maternal Infant Bonding.” Co-investigators were Brooklyn Bange, Colby senior majoring in nursing, and Kathleen Ward, associate professor of nursing.
The People’s Choice Award winner for art was Tristan Smith, Larned junior majoring in studio art.
“This is the 13th year for this prestigious event,” said Leslie Paige, director of the Office of Scholarship and Sponsored Projects. “It not only showcases the significant work being conducted by faculty and staff, but also exemplifies the opportunities that FHSU students have to conduct research, engage in scholarship and to produce creative works with guidance from their faculty mentors.”
Scholarly and creative activity encourages critical thinking, innovation, collaboration, and leadership. Participation provides the opportunity to clarify academic and professional goals while promoting advancement in a particular field of study. Fort Hays State University supports developing new areas of excellence in all disciplines as part of its mission to advance knowledge and further the economic growth of the state.
Named after the late Dr. John Heinrichs, who championed research at FHSU, Scholarly and Creative Activities Day is sponsored by the university’s Scholarship Environment Committee, with support from the Office of the Provost, the deans, the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science, the Graduate School, the Office of Scholarship and Sponsored Projects, Forsyth Library and other FHSU colleges and departments.
Door prizes were donated by area businesses: Auto World; Doerfler’s Harley Davidson; Gella’s; Kansasland Tire and Service; Nex-Tech Wireless; Orscheln Farm & Home; Peerless Tires; Pools Plus; Quality Quick Lube; Salon 1007/Rock Haven; Smallcakes; and Walmart.
For more information, contact Paige, 785-628-4349, or by email to URE@fhsu.edu.
The winning posters:
Empirical research involves a question that is clearly defined and answerable by using standardized statistical methods on collected data. This may include either quantitatively or qualitatively collected data.
First Place: Nathan Smith, Holton biology major: “Effects of Nitrogen Fertilizer on Drought-Affected Corn.” Co-investigator was Dr. Brian R. Maricle, associate professor of biological sciences.
Second Place: Alexis Crispin, Shawnee senior majoring in accounting: “Is a Country’s Aggregate Income Related to Its Level of Happiness?” Co-investigator was Dr. Sam Schreyer, associate professor of economics, finance and accounting.
Third Place: Fred Schertz, Monument, Triplains High School, Winona, and Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science: “Electronic Properties of a New Photosensitizer-Dye Derived from a Cadmium Selenide Mediated Retinoid/Carotenoid-Based Complexes of Rhenium (I).” Co-investigators were Jamison Bond, Bel Aire, Northeast Magnet High School and Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science; Runfan Yang, Wsuhan, China, and Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science; Amelia Richter, Dodge City, Dodge City High School and Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science; Xinye Bao, Shenzhen, China, Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science; and Dr. Arvin J. Cruz, associate professor of chemistry.
First Place, tie: Jared Ridder, Hutchinson biology major: “RNA Interference of the Unfolded Protein Response in Acyrthosiphonpisum” (co-investigator Dr. James Balthazor, assistant professor of chemistry); and Aline Rodrigues de Queiroz, Guarulhos, Spain, biology major: “Influence of Light Intensity on Germination, Vegetative Development, and Reproduction of Three Species of Asteraceae Native to Kansas” (co-investigator Dr. Brian R. Maricle, associate professor of biology).
Second Place: Katharine Rivers, Hays geology major: “Education at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History: Developing an Adult Program through Exploration of Successful Educational Models.” Co-investigator was Dr. Laura Wilson, curator of paleontology at the Sternberg Museum.
Third Place: Ashley Lockwood, Hoisington psychology major: “Tolerance Among College Students: Attitudes Towards Juveniles with Mental Illness.” Co-investigators were Brooke Mann, Hays psychology major and lecturer in psychology; Dr. April Terry, instructor of criminal justice; and Dr. Whitney Jeter, assistant professor of psychology.
First Place: Dr. Gary Andersen, assistant professor of advanced education programs: “Adjunct and Faculty Survey: Perceptions of Rigor and Quality.” Co-investigator was Nicole M. Frank, faculty development coordinator for Teaching Innovation and Learning Technologies.
Second Place: Dr. Robert Keener, assistant professor of agriculture: “Prebiotic and Probiotic Influence on Beef Calves’ Immunity.” Co-investigators were Dr. Yass Kobayashi, associate professor of biological sciences; Mariah Beikman, St. Francis senior majoring in chemistry; Shaylee Flax, WaKeeney senior majoring in animal science; Brittany Starkey, Dodge City junior majoring in animal science; and Mike Stoppel, Russell junior majoring in agriculture.
Third Place: Dr. April Terry, instructor of criminal justice: “Sweep It Under the Rug: The Stronghold of Surname in Response to Sexual Assault in Frontierland.”
Non-empirical research is the comprehensive and careful consolidation of available information within a domain or a reinterpretation of that information within a new framework or context. It does not use standardized statistical methods on collected data.
First Place: Maegan Karlin, Victoria senior majoring in nursing: “Effectiveness of Bed Alarms on Falls.” Co-investigators were Jenny Schoenecker, Akron, Colo., senior majoring in nursing, and Kathleen Ward, associate professor of nursing. 2nd Place: Emily Schumacher (Nursing) Curbing the Appetite on Emotional Eating, Co – Investigator: Vanessa Hernandez
Second Place, tie: Abbie Maxwell, Andale senior majoring in nursing: “Testing Anxiety in Nursing Students” (co-investigators Marley Palmer, Lucas, an athletic training major, and Kathleen Ward, associate professor of nursing); and Emily Schumacher, Victoria, nursing major: “Curbing the Appetite on Emotional Eating” (co-investigator Vanessa Hernandez, La Crosse senior majoring in nursing).
Third Place: Cody Moon, Clay Center senior majoring in athletic training: “Is the Use of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Effective in Decreasing Pain and Increasing Function in Patients With Plantar Fasciitis.”
First Place: Lyndie Glidewell, Douglass special education major, “Overcoming Barriers to Promote Parent Partnerships.” Co-investigators were Annette Fieger, Silver Lake special education major; Bryon Sturm, Burden special education major; Andrew Weese, Topeka special education major; and Dr. Brooke Moore, assistant professor of advanced education programs.
Second Place, tie: Jordan Petz, Hays, nursing major: “Academic Electronic Health Record Implementation Proposal” (co-investigators Dr. Christine Hober, professor of nursing; Tanya Smith, assistant professor of nursing; and Rebecca Sander, associate professor of nursing); and Trevor Williams, Erie, Colo., geology major, “Designing a Measure of Effectiveness for Exhibits Communicating Evolutionary Theory at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History” (co-investigator Dr. Laura Wilson, curator of paleontology at the Sternberg Museum).
Third Place: Scout Harrison, Brooklyn, Wis., biology major: “Plant-Soil Microbiome Feedback Impacts on Native and Non-native Grasses Throughout Kansas.” Co-investigator was Dr. Mitchell J. Greer, assistant professor of biological sciences.
First Place: Dr. Laura Wilson, curator of paleontology at the Sternberg Museum: “Seabirds as Ecological Indicators in Late Cretaceous Marine Environments.”
Second Place: Michelle Van Der Wege, assistant professor of nursing: “The Gamification of Pharmacology.” Co-investigators were Shauna Keil, assistant professor of nursing; and Patricia Drees, assistant professor of nursing.
Third Place: Dr. Brooke Moore, assistant professor of advanced education programs: “Integrating Evidence-Based Reading into Middle-School Instruction: Exploring Sustainability.” Co-investigators were Alison G. Boardman, University of Colorado-Boulder; Cristin Jensen-Lasser, Regis University; Kimberly M. Schmidt, University of Colorado-Boulder; Clara E. Smith, University of Colorado-Boulder; and Vanessa Santiago-Schwarz, University of Colorado-Boulder.
The winning artworks:
First: Tyler Dallis, Exeter, Mo., junior.
Second: Harley Torres, Ulysses senior.
Third: Ngoc “Nini” Nguyen, Hutchinson junior.
First: J. R. Hahn, Brewster senior.
Second: Craig Cropek, Winfield senior.
Third: Trent Burhenn, Great Bend senior.
First: Kendra Hall, Purdy, Mo., senior.
Second & Third: McKenna O’Hare, Oberlin junior.
First: Noah Wellbrock-Talley, Salina senior.
Second: Brett Novack, Garden City junior.
Third: Billie Spears, Hays junior.
First: Verdell Haws, Hiawatha senior.
Second: Emily Kohls, Hutchinson junior.
Third: Billie Spears, Hays junior.
First, Second and Third: Felix Albl, Kleinmachnow, Germany, graduate student.
First: Erin Pascal, Wichita senior.
Second: Ngoc “Nini” Nguyen, Hutchinson junior.
Third: Ashley Hidebrand, Norton senior.
First: Kurt Breshears, Sedalia, Colo.
Second: Zane Mahanna, Hoxie.
Third: Can Long, Shenzhen, China.
First: Bri Shores, Newton senior.
Second: Juana Estrada-Hernandez, Aurora, Colo., senior.
Linda Ganstrom, professor of art and design.