The following are the capstone projects and presentation schedules of our 2016 seniors. Some events were available for viewing on our Livestream channel.

Senior Show Reception: May 13, 2016 from 7:00 – 8:30pm
Exhibition runs May 2 – 15, 2016
Friendship Hall

Bailley McKinley – Studio
Michael Ramos – Art Education
Jasmine Regehr – Graphic Design & Studio
Melicia Foster-Evans – Graphic Design & Studio
Nathan Holthus – Graphic Design
Ste’fon Walker – Graphic Design

Senior Presentations: April 22, 27 & May 2, 2016
Templeton Hall Room 5B

Friday, April 22

11:00am Jake O’Gorman & Travis Gleich – 1940 Cadillac/LaSalle V8
11:30am Zach Oller – 1929 Stutz Blackhawk
12:00pm Eric Youvan – 1929 Model A Sedan Delivery Body

Wednesday, April 27

11:00am Robert Kliewer – 1926 Dodge Engine
11:30am Collin Howard – 1925 Rolls-Royce
12:00pm Bob Hespen – Vehicle Driving Log Books

Monday, May 2

12:00pm Michael Cosby – 1954 Ferrari Monza 750
12:30pm Andy Lindstrom – 1929 Model A Sedan Delivery Engine

Senior Research Symposium: May 5, 2016 from 12:00 – 3:15pm
Mingenback Theatre

Nadine L Baquiran – Green-Eyed Monster
Kenneth Berry – “You Are So Immature”
Miranda Clark Ulrich – Age at Marriage:  Effects on Marital Satisfaction
Amanda Darrow – Eye of the Tiger: Differences between Genders, Athletes and Non-Athletes as Eyewitnesses
Simone Donaldson – Happy People: The Halo Effect and Emotion Perception
Cora Gouldner – Sexual Assault and Personal Safety Perception
Shannon L Popp – The Effects of Mental Illness on the Likelihood of Self-Medication
Rea Samuels – Color Blind
MaKenzie S Smith – College Students and Overall Psychological Well-Being Based on Sexual Orientation
Kayla R Snead – Academic Behaviors and Stress Among College Students
Elizabeth Anne Stein – America Divided
Amy M Stockton – Who Needs a Mentor?
Corey Taylor – How Much Can Change in a Year?
Sierra Lynn Ulrich – “I Hate My Life”
Aaron Vaughan – Consumer Behavior: “Why we want, what we want”
Jennifer Zavala – I Know What You Did Last Summer: The Deviant Among Us

Watch online on our Livestream channel.

Marketing Research Presentations: May 4, 2016 at 5:30pm
Melhorn 112

5:30pm Samantha Harrity – Assessing McPherson College students  pricing preferences for the purchase of alcohol to develop pricing strategies for local retailers

5:50pm Georgia Smart – Determining the suitable target market for the Bookshelf, the Hidden Closet: High school and college students or other?

6:10pm Jmoi Penn – Evaluating the factors that influence retention and acquisition of new customers at a local gym

6:30pm Louis K Ndongo – Analyzing the viability of a formal men clothing store in McPherson, Kansas.

6:50pm Laura Puente – Evaluating the ideal target market and effective promotional tools for the Marigold restaurant

7:10pm Brant Rhoades – Assessing the likelihood that local farmers will utilize drone technology in their operations

7:30pm Darrian Moss – Analyzing the feasibility of satellite coffee shops at McPherson College: Students Desirability and Fresh Ideas Capability

7:50pm Nikki Taylor Vorhees – A Case Study exploring the problem with members retention and satisfaction at Canyon Crest Country Club

8:10pm Jacob Weigel – Analyzing customers desirability and the potential impact on market share for the new product line at Network Computing Solutions

Watch online on our Livestream channel.

Senior Oral History Project: May 6, 2016 from 4:00-6:00pm
Cedars Conference Center in McPherson

Seniors in the communication major at McPherson College have spent the semester collecting the life stories of people in our community. They spent five weeks interviewing their subjects and then wrote stories learned during the interview process. These nine students will present parts of the legacy stories that they have written as a celebration of the work done for this project:

Adrian Carson
T.J. Grant
Aly Hennager
Alaina Johnson
Lora Kirmer
Rissa McNichols
Marissa Patton
Austin Schad
Seth Sterling

Watch online on our Livestream channel.

Thesis Presentations: April 21, 2016 at 7pm
Mohler 212

Christian Johnston – End of Byzantium: A Look at the Primary Causes of the Fall of Constantinople in 1453
Curtis Mullins – The Marias Massacre of Piegan Indians in 1870
Michael Kokmeyer – The Story of the Checker Cab
James Covel – Coup Development: The Upsides of Thailand’s Constant Coups

Watch online on our Livestream channel.

Senior Presentations: April 28, 2016 at 1pm
Melhorn 124

Dixon Cooney:  Monte Carlo Methods for Estimating Option Prices
Michael Barrett:  Trinomial Expansions and Pascal’s Tetrahedron

Senior Presentations: May 5, 2016 from 6:30 to 7:30pm
Mohler 212

Cecilia Cross
Lisa Goering
Rebekah James

The 33rd Annual Science Research Forum: April 15, 2016
Melhorn 112

1:00 Welcome and Introductions
1:05 Kylan Bennett: Crotalus atrox Venom Tolerance through Parental Envenomation in Mus musculus
1:20 Andrea Falk: Cathepsin K Knockout Mice do not Exhibit Mechanical Hypersensitivity after Injection of an Inflammatory Insult
1:35 Levi Fleming: The Effects of Elevated Levels of Calcium and Turbidity on Freshwater Mussel Growth
1:50 Tiffany Fraser: Osmotic Stress Survival and Thermal Tolerance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
2:05 Alia Khalidi: The effect of light environment on the development of eye pigments in Drosophila melanogaster
2:20 Break
2:35 Ashley Long: The Effect of Protective Agents on the Demineralization of Human Tooth Enamel
3:00 Geoff Pugh: Analysis of the Fungicidal Nature of ZnS on Sordaria fimicola
3:15 Sophie Simon: Effects of Female Mating Status on the Expression and Success of Male Mating Tactic in the Wolf Spider Rabidosa punctulata
3:30 Collin Wright: Isolation and Characterization of Antimicrobial Microorganisms in McPherson County Soil
3:45 Whitney Zimmerman: Cell Toxicity Studies to Understand Neurodegenerative Parkinson’s Disease
Dec. 2015 Kaley Kinnamon: Phenolic content and antioxidant activity in Kansas-grown Vitis vinifera and associated wines
Dec. 2015 Sabrina Washington: The Amount of Total Dissolved Solids in Coffee Made by 6 Different Brewing Methods

Student Teaching placements:

Rachael Anderson, 4th/ELED Eisenhower ES, USD 418
Kayla Burke, ESOL Colvin ES, USD 259; 2nd/ELED Allen ES, USD 259
Cecilia Cross, Spanish Buhler HS, USD 313
Emily Davis,  4th/ELED  Roosevelt ES, USD 418
Cami Engelbert,  4th/SPED  Beloit ES, USD 273
Rebekah Gallegos-Romero,  3rd/ELED  Lincoln ES, USD 418
Maci Grimes,  K/ELED/SPED  Andale ES, USD 267
Addie Johnson, Speech/Theatre Salina South HS, USD 305
Leslie Kagle, 4th/ELED Lincoln ES, USD 418
Gail Malaby,  3rd/ELED  Soderstrom ES, USD 400
Christopher Newell,  SS Chicago
Michael Ramos, Art Smoky Valley HS, USD 400; Art Lincoln ES, USD 418
Kelcie Scott, 2nd/ELED Lincoln ES, USD 418
Sunny Smart, SPED
Brooke Vorhees,  1st/ELED/SPED  Washington ES, USD 418
Mariah Wedel,  K/ELED  McCandless ES, USD 308
Douglas Williamson,  PE  Inman ES & JR/SR HS, USD 448

Addie Johnson – Taming of the Shrew, senior project in performance, Sep 2015
Josh Hall – You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, senior project in musical theatre, Oct 2015
Crystal Osner – The Great Cross Country Race, senior project in costume design, Nov 2015
Whitney Jefferson – Hotel Paradiso, senior project in performance, Apr 2016