The following is the capstone project list and presentation schedule of our 2015 seniors:

Senior Show receptions:
Friendship Hall

April 24, 2015 from 7-8:30pm

  • Phoebe Barton
  • Kala Tiemann

May 15, 2015 from 7-8:30pm

  • Kevin Aka
  • Xavier Bartee
  • Cierra Bowers
  • Kala Stevenson
  • Nick Unruh

Presentations: April 24, 2015 from 11am-1pm
Templeton – Rm 5B

Senior Research Symposium: April 29, 2015 from noon to 4pm
Mingenback Theatre

12:00 pm – 1st Panel:

  • Katelynn Reed  Knowledge About the Effects of Alcohol on Pregnancy
  • Jawaun Stuart  Homosexuality and Society
  • Trea Lott  The Effects of Sports Participation on Academic Performance
  • Carmen Carranza  Bullying and Its Effect on Self Esteem

1:00 pm – 2nd Panel:

  • Hailey Beckett  Parental Divorce Has a Negative Effect on the Lives of Young Adults
  • Lane Barton  Social Influences on Adolescent Delinquency
  • Emma Sheehan  Sports Involvement and Moral Reasoning
  • Oscar Cortez  Fear on Campus

2:00 pm – 3rd Panel:

  • Mason Turner  Toward Drug Education
  • Magenta Jackson  The Bystander Project: College Edition
  • Morgan Anderson  Alcohol and Its Effect on Athletics
  • Julian Nagata  Internet Patterns and Social Anxiety

3:00 pm – 4th Panel:

  • Sharica Pleasant  Stress Among College Students: The Impact of Athletic Competition on Perceived Stress Level
  • Haley Anderson, Socialization of Children: Developing Political Identities
  • Jazmine Alexander  The Effect of Motivational Potential on Self-Actualization
  • Kenny Braden  Parenting Styles and Delinquency

Marketing Research Presentations: May 4 & 6, 2015  5:00 pm.
Melhorn 112

  • Victorjose Betancourt Institutional factors that affect student-athletes decision when committing to an athletic program.
  • Derek Bevan Assessing McPherson College students’ attendance rate at sports events
  • Cierra Bowers Assessing College students’ personal branding and how it leads to Self-Marketing
  • Rebecca Hornung-Heeke Marketing to Generation Z in the McPherson Area
  • Brian Johnson Determining Customers Satisfaction with 365 Sport Complex
  • Benjamin Kimbrough Assessing Minority Satisfaction Level with McPherson College’s Service Marketing Strategy
  • Ashlee Maier Institutional, situational and dispositional factors that affect students retention rate at McPherson College
  • Kavoderic McIntyre Assessing Customer Preference and Involvement with the Downtown Underground Entertainment in McPherson
  • Alexander Ronneburg Using the Gutenberg-Model to assess Nike’s pricing strategy for the Roshe Run and its impact on profits’
  • Kayla Stevenson Measuring Students Satisfaction with Fresh Ideas Cafeteria
  • Nicholas Unruh Reviewing Craft Coffee customer traffic and designing an effective marketing strategy
  • Ste’fon Walker Evaluating Students Satisfaction with McPherson College Bookstore

Senior Presentations: April 20, 2015 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm.
Friendship Hall
Presenting the legacy stories of Paul and Joanna Hoffman, Dale and Beverly Minnich, and Ed and June Switzer.
Watch online on our Livestream channel.

  • Traci Anderson
  • Claire Crossman
  • Megan Hamlett
  • Laurina Hannan
  • Thomas Potter
  • Joel Stocksdale

Presentations: April 22, 2015 at 7pm
Mohler Hall – Rm 212
Watch online on our Livestream channel.

  • Christopher Newell: “Nuclear Weapon Testing in the Pacific and its Effects on Marshall Islands’ Citizens”
  • Scott Hughes: “’Fair’ly Troublesome for the Templars”
  • Andrew Piña: “The History behind Mexican Railroad Labor Immigration”
  • Christopher Le: “British Museums: Display and Identities of the 19th century to present.”

Senior Presentation: Wednesday, May 6 at 3:00 pm
Melhorn 124

  • Lara Neher “The Cubic Equation”

The 32nd Annual Science Research Forum: April 17, 2015 at 2pm
Melhorn 112

  • 1:05 – 1:55 Keynote Address: Stefan Bossman, Ph.D. Kansas State University:  Nanotechnology
  • 2:00 – 2:15 Shannon Coldren: Effectiveness of Antibacterial Soaps According to the Manufacturer
  • 2:15 – 2:30 Allen Darmawan: The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Alpha Waves
  • 2:30 – 2:45 McKenna Deckard: Lipase Related Growth in E.coli K-12
  • 2:45 – 3:00 Jessica Dominguez: Monkey Species Forest Preference in the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica
  • 3:15 – 3:30 Sydney Lipton: Is Clostridium perfringens Present in Soil Samples From Central Kansas?
  • 3:30 – 3:45 Nathaniel D. Schowengerdt: What is the Diversity of Sub-Canopy Web Building Spiders in Three Separate Regions of Puerto Rico?
  • 3:45 – 4:00 Jordan Stewart: How Does Caspase-3 Affect Apoptosis and Cell Death in Cancer Cell line SW480?
  • 4:00 – 4:15 Octavio J. Villa: The Effects of Spathiphyllum Cochlearispathum Plants on Indoor Airborne Spores

Senior Presentations: May 5, 2015 at 7pm
Mohler 212

  • Makenzie Frank “El Mundial y Los Juegos Olímpicos No Ayudarán Mucho A La Economía Brasileña” (The World Cup and The Olympics Will Not Help The Brazilian Economy)
  • Colby Patton “Comparing Two Spanish Classrooms: Textbook-Based Classrooms versus Comprehensible Input Classrooms”
  • Gabriela Navarro “La politica de Venezuela” (The Politics of Venezuela)
  • Crystal Allmon is student teaching in the 3rd grade @ Inman Elementary.
  • Scott Crist is student teaching in the 4th grade @ Lincoln Elementary.
  • Scott Hughes is at Canton-Galva Jr/Sr High School student teaching Social Studies.
  • Lara Neher is @ McPherson High student teaching math.
  • Colby Patton is @ Hutchinson High School student teaching Spanish.
  • Andrew Pina is @ Newton High School student teaching Social Studies.
  • Sunny Smart is student teaching in the 3rd grade @ Roosevelt Elementary.
  • Corrina Spence is student teaching in the 2nd grade @ Lincoln Elementary.