Event Title

Enhancement Projects

Presenter Information

Longwood University

Start Date

19-4-2016 12:00 AM

End Date

19-4-2016 12:00 AM

Description

Organizing a Choral Music Program
By Joshua Ellis with support from Dr. Pamela McDermott (MUSC 442)

For my enhancement project, I have researched how choir directors put together high school choral programs, and I have studied what information needs to be passed to students and parents regarding these programs. To do this, I have ob­ served numerous high school choir handbooks, taking note of the categories of in­ formation that are most often shared between them and the intended structure and goals of their respective programs. Using this information, I have also written my own choir handbook for a hypothetical choral program, compiling the common trends of the handbooks I observed as well as my own unique ideas.

Wellness Comparisons Between University Students and Employees
By Molly Kabis with support from Dr. Saunders (KINS 480)

149 university students and employees participated in a study that compared wellness factors between the two groups. It was found that, although there was an average age difference of about 20 years between students and employees, most of the other factors analyzed were the same, including height, weight, body mass index (BMI), aerobic test duration, and self-reported physical wellness. The only significant differences between the two groups were observed among self-reported intellectual wellness and aerobic test rate of perceived exertion (RPE) .

Learning to Blog about Neuroscience
By Marissa Duryee with support from Dr. Catherine Franssen (NEUR 151)

To enhance Introduction to Biopsychology (NEUR 151), the goal was to write two blog posts for Dr. Franssen's Huffington Post blog site. What emerged, however, was the foundation for more than 4 posts and a potential significant research project. In this poster, I'll review the process of blog writing and lessons learned from Biopsychology research.

Parental CPR Training
By Christina Mertz with support from Dr. Linda Minor (NURS 350)

In an ideal world, every bystander would be able and willing to perform CPR if needed. In reality, however, many people lack the knowledge and skills to provide such life-saving support. Parents of newborns are relatively likely to need to use CPR, so a program to teach them basic CPR before discharge could prove to be a life-saving intervention. This poster presentation addresses current research on bystander CPR and proposes a plan to implement a basic parental CPR training program at Centra Southside Community Hospital in Farmville.

Mental Heath in the Peruvian Amazon
By Keaton Unroe (Winterimin the Amazon)

Through the National Collegiate Honors Council's Winterim in Peru program, I visited the Peruvian Amazon to research a health topic that has very little coverage in that area of the world: mental health. The purpose of this investigation was to determine the prevalence of mental health disorders in the Peruvian Amazon. In addition, we hope to better understand what treatments to mental health problems exist, as well as identifying and comparing modern treatments (e.g., antidepressants and other medications) and traditional treatments (e.g., going to a shaman, healer, or using herbs) that are available. Lastly, this investigation was used to determ ine the prevalence of mental health disorders and types of treatments that are available in Iquitos, Peru (an urban area) compared to rural communities on the Amazon River. Individuals were interviewed and self- reported their experiences and knowledge of mental health problems in Peru.

Handshake: Forming Successful University-Museum Alliances
By Mary Zell Galen with support from Dr. Larissa Fergeson

In recent years, mutually beneficial university-museum partnerships have increased throughout the United States. Studying university-museum partnerships' financial, Educational, and community engagement success will provide a contrast between solely university-controlled collections and smaller public and private museums. Additionally, negative aspects of the partnership for one or both parties, such as mismatched values and primary concerns, will also be reviewed. An exploratory case study for this research, the Robert Russa Moton Museum and Longwood University partnership, will highlight necessary planning and community support needed for a successful alliance and discuss areas for improvement. With the assistance of this study, prospective partnership members will potentially gain insight in methods to build or improve upon their own university-museum partnership.

Kennedy, Eisenhower, and Khrushchev: The Bay of Pigs Invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis
By Emily Williams with support from Dr. David Coles (HIST 308)

Khrushchev, Kennedy, and Eisenhower were arguably three of the most powerful leaders in a strenuous time in world history. The Cuban Missile Crisis and the Bay of Pigs Invasion were where these three leaders came toe-to-toe and were on the edge of a nuclear war. This paper examines the leaders and those two events to better understand the Cold War.

Discovering Conflict Styles
By Marcia Logsdon with support from Dr.Kris Paal (COMM 366)

Conflict styles are the behaviors that we use when we are dealing with a conflict. There are 5 different conflict styles that derive from a scale of assertiveness and cooperation. These styles include competition, avoidance, accommodation ,compromise, and collaboration. In order to resolve conflicts in our lives, we use certain communication skills related to these styles. By using clips from the show Friends, examples and explanations of the different conflict styles were provided in order to simplify and relate the conflict styles for students to easier understand.

Share

COinS
 
Apr 19th, 12:00 AM Apr 19th, 12:00 AM

Enhancement Projects

Organizing a Choral Music Program
By Joshua Ellis with support from Dr. Pamela McDermott (MUSC 442)

For my enhancement project, I have researched how choir directors put together high school choral programs, and I have studied what information needs to be passed to students and parents regarding these programs. To do this, I have ob­ served numerous high school choir handbooks, taking note of the categories of in­ formation that are most often shared between them and the intended structure and goals of their respective programs. Using this information, I have also written my own choir handbook for a hypothetical choral program, compiling the common trends of the handbooks I observed as well as my own unique ideas.

Wellness Comparisons Between University Students and Employees
By Molly Kabis with support from Dr. Saunders (KINS 480)

149 university students and employees participated in a study that compared wellness factors between the two groups. It was found that, although there was an average age difference of about 20 years between students and employees, most of the other factors analyzed were the same, including height, weight, body mass index (BMI), aerobic test duration, and self-reported physical wellness. The only significant differences between the two groups were observed among self-reported intellectual wellness and aerobic test rate of perceived exertion (RPE) .

Learning to Blog about Neuroscience
By Marissa Duryee with support from Dr. Catherine Franssen (NEUR 151)

To enhance Introduction to Biopsychology (NEUR 151), the goal was to write two blog posts for Dr. Franssen's Huffington Post blog site. What emerged, however, was the foundation for more than 4 posts and a potential significant research project. In this poster, I'll review the process of blog writing and lessons learned from Biopsychology research.

Parental CPR Training
By Christina Mertz with support from Dr. Linda Minor (NURS 350)

In an ideal world, every bystander would be able and willing to perform CPR if needed. In reality, however, many people lack the knowledge and skills to provide such life-saving support. Parents of newborns are relatively likely to need to use CPR, so a program to teach them basic CPR before discharge could prove to be a life-saving intervention. This poster presentation addresses current research on bystander CPR and proposes a plan to implement a basic parental CPR training program at Centra Southside Community Hospital in Farmville.

Mental Heath in the Peruvian Amazon
By Keaton Unroe (Winterimin the Amazon)

Through the National Collegiate Honors Council's Winterim in Peru program, I visited the Peruvian Amazon to research a health topic that has very little coverage in that area of the world: mental health. The purpose of this investigation was to determine the prevalence of mental health disorders in the Peruvian Amazon. In addition, we hope to better understand what treatments to mental health problems exist, as well as identifying and comparing modern treatments (e.g., antidepressants and other medications) and traditional treatments (e.g., going to a shaman, healer, or using herbs) that are available. Lastly, this investigation was used to determ ine the prevalence of mental health disorders and types of treatments that are available in Iquitos, Peru (an urban area) compared to rural communities on the Amazon River. Individuals were interviewed and self- reported their experiences and knowledge of mental health problems in Peru.

Handshake: Forming Successful University-Museum Alliances
By Mary Zell Galen with support from Dr. Larissa Fergeson

In recent years, mutually beneficial university-museum partnerships have increased throughout the United States. Studying university-museum partnerships' financial, Educational, and community engagement success will provide a contrast between solely university-controlled collections and smaller public and private museums. Additionally, negative aspects of the partnership for one or both parties, such as mismatched values and primary concerns, will also be reviewed. An exploratory case study for this research, the Robert Russa Moton Museum and Longwood University partnership, will highlight necessary planning and community support needed for a successful alliance and discuss areas for improvement. With the assistance of this study, prospective partnership members will potentially gain insight in methods to build or improve upon their own university-museum partnership.

Kennedy, Eisenhower, and Khrushchev: The Bay of Pigs Invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis
By Emily Williams with support from Dr. David Coles (HIST 308)

Khrushchev, Kennedy, and Eisenhower were arguably three of the most powerful leaders in a strenuous time in world history. The Cuban Missile Crisis and the Bay of Pigs Invasion were where these three leaders came toe-to-toe and were on the edge of a nuclear war. This paper examines the leaders and those two events to better understand the Cold War.

Discovering Conflict Styles
By Marcia Logsdon with support from Dr.Kris Paal (COMM 366)

Conflict styles are the behaviors that we use when we are dealing with a conflict. There are 5 different conflict styles that derive from a scale of assertiveness and cooperation. These styles include competition, avoidance, accommodation ,compromise, and collaboration. In order to resolve conflicts in our lives, we use certain communication skills related to these styles. By using clips from the show Friends, examples and explanations of the different conflict styles were provided in order to simplify and relate the conflict styles for students to easier understand.