The following are the capstone projects and presentation schedules of our 2017 seniors. Some events were available for viewing on our Livestream channel.

Senior Show Reception: May 19, 2017 from 7:00 – 8:30pm
Exhibition runs May 1 – 27, 2017
Friendship Hall

Kelsey Eby: Auto Restoration Design
Kenna Elliott
Graphic Design Marketing
Nick Greenway: Interdisiplinary / Graphic Design
Brandon Lang:
Graphic Design
Corey Long
: Finance & Marketing, Minor Graphic Design
Jessie Neher: Graphic Design Photography
Channing Wall : Graphic Design

Senior Presentations: May 2, 2017 at 6:30pm
Templeton Hall, room 5B

6:30pm Alley Domar – 1947 Indian
7:00pm Ellis Wardall – 1971 Corvette
7:30pm Matt Goist – 1929 Blackhawk by Stutz
8:00pm Zach McClure – 1930 Pierce-Arrow Engine
8:30pm Emerson Vasquez – 1950 Mercury Convertible

Senior Presentations: January 27, 2017
Templeton Hall, room 5B

Mitchell Calvert & Drew Reich: Corvair Engine
Zane Luekenga & Adam Mashiach: 1970 Camaro SS sheet metal restoration
James Virzi: 1947 Indian Motorcycle Engine

Behavioral Sciences Senior Research Symposium: May 3, 2017  6:00 pm
Melhorn Lecture Hall (112)

Brooke Bush: Pet’s Effect on Stress
Loren Farley: Creativity in Left-Handers
Allie Hicks: Sexual Orientation and Social Integration
Michael Janzer: Altruism and Age
Damaje Markham: Examining the Relationship between Citizens and Law Enforcement
Breelyn Petty: The Effects of Communication Technology on Romantic Relationships
Sawyer Pittenger: Help Wanted: The Effect of Age, Gender, and Urban/Rural Setting on the Presence of Helping Behaviors
Brenda Tejero: The Tale of Two Cities: Evolution of Graffiti Art
Jesus Pescador: Quality of Life, Depression and Self Esteem among Student Athletes and Non-athletes
Jared Whitten: The Role of Education in Cannabis Subjectivity: A Q-Methodology Study

Watch online on our Livestream channel.

Investment Class Portfolio Presentation: May 10, 2017

Aaron Parrott
Jocelyn Cochran
Ian Canaveri (junior)
Jared Robbins (junior)
Jeremy Denton

Senior Oral History Project: May 2, 2017 from 2:00-4:00pm
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 eight students will present parts of the legacy stories that they have written compiled as a celebration of the work done for this project:

Caitlyn Blagrave
Ashton Bruner
Marlon Clayton
Chris Crook
Caleb Hecker
Jasmine Helms
Jo Hoffman
Greg Roller

Watch online on our Livestream channel.

Thesis Presentations: April 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Mohler 212

Matthew Edmonds: The ‘Dark Age’ of American Cars?: Reconsidering the Technological and Historical Significance of 1970s American Automobiles
Miguel Luna Sanchez:
Cyber War: Bloodless War
Zach McClure:
Elgin, The Lost Race
Destiny Reid:
The Failed Experiment: Termination Policy of the Klamath and Menominee Tribes 1950-1986.
Tessa Szambecki:
Investigating the Merchants of Death: A Look at American Opinions on the Nye Committee and Isolationism During the 1930’s

Watch online on our Livestream channel.

Senior Presentations: May 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Melhorn 124

Carson Clay: Generalization of the Riemann Integral
Gustavo Pelayo-Manzo: Mersenne Primes and the Lucas-Lehmer Test

Senior Presentations: May 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Mohler 212

Ryan Kresky: Beyond the Asylum Walls is Where My Darkness Lies: Fear and Unreliability in Gunter Grass’ The Tin Drum
Ramón Martínez:  Influencia de la pobreza en el aprendizaje escolar: Influence of Poverty on Scholastic Learning

The 34th Annual Science Research Forum: April 21, 2017
Melhorn Science Hall, Rm 112

1:00pm Dr. Jonathan Frye Welcome and Introductions
1:05 Alyssa Drury: The Prevalence of Antibiotic Resistance in Escherichia coli in relation to wastewater treatment plants
1:20 Sheryl Evans: The Effects of Condition on Leg Regeneration in the Wolf Spider Rabidosa punctulata
1:35 Kayla Faust: Drainage Isolation in Kansas Streams Affects Gene Flow in Fresh Water Fish of Different Regions
1:50  Johnathan Feaster: Transesterification of used shortening soybean oil and physical property analysis
2:05 Nathan Finch: The Effect of pH on Gossypol Inhibition of Rabbit Muscle Lactate Dehydrogenase
2:20-2:30 Break
2:30 Lucas Giesey: Efficacy  of dl-tetrahydropalmatine (component of Corydalis yanhusou extract) as a Sedative on Mice
2:45 Elyse Munganga: The effect of one-time dietary consumption of caffeine on attention and short-term memory-change
3:00 David A. Nobo: Thinopyrum intermedium Primary Root Growth Affected by Simulated Microgravity
3:15 Samuel Nobo: Antimicrobial Efficacy of the Phenolic Compounds: Ellagic Acid and Epigallocatechin Gallate
3:30 Blake A. Ware: Growth and Development in Wolf Spiders

Recital and Presentation April 29, 2017 at 4:00pm
Mingenback Theatre

Chandler Dohe – voice
Tara Gladding – music therapy

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Student teaching placements:

Brittni Cain, 3rd/ELED & ELED Music Eisenhower ES, USD 418; Secondary Music Goessel Jr/Sr HS, USD 411
Justin Fagan, 5th/ELED Cooper ES, USD 260
Avery Goering, 5th/ELED Eisenhower ES, USD 418
Lisa Goering, English McPherson MS, USD 418
Art Hop, ELED PE Washington ES, USD 418; Secondary PE McPherson HS, USD 418
Megan James, K/ELED & ESOL Meadowlark Ridge ES, USD 305
Christian Johnston, Social Studies Nickerson HS, USD 305
Elizabeth Lindsey, Elementary Music Soderstrom ES, USD 400; Secondary Music McPherson MS/HS, USD 418
Makenzie Nelson, K/ELED Lincoln ES, USD 418
Gabe Padilla, Mathematics Wichita North HS, USD 259
Jessica Sanders, 1st/ELED Lincoln ES, USD 418
Nikki Thornburg, Elementary PE Soderstrom ES, USD 400; Secondary PE Smoky Valley HS, USD 400; SPED McPherson MS, USD 418