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Senior Capstone

science student Keisha England

Overview

The senior capstone is a rite of passage at McPherson College. Whether through a thesis or presentation, exhibit or performance, our seniors showcase their knowledge and talents as the culmination of their experiences at MC.

2021 Senior Projects

Presentation dates and Livestream info will be added to this page as soon as they are confirmed.

Art & Design

Exhibition: May 3-16; Senior Reception: Friday, May 14 7-8:30 p.m.

Friendship Hall Gallery
Taylor Cunningham: Graphic Design Photography, Studio
Tevin Oller: Digital Media
Sheresa Layton: Graphic Design Photography
Arya Karmacharya: Graphic Design Marketing
Christina Hall: Digital Media
Summer Buckshaw: Graphic Design
Calvin Cassida: Auto Restoration Design
William Farkash: Auto Restoration Design
Tim Lauring: Auto Restoration Design

Hess Fine Arts Center
Mason Duffy: Auto Restoration

 

Auto Restoration

Project Teams
1970 Camaro Paint – Chandler Gehring, Colin Irvin & Andrew Vekteris
1931 Chevrolet Mechanicals – Austin Brown & Quinn Gordon
Kurtis Kraft Nose – Cole Hinton, Dakota Logan, & Matt Nutting
1963 Avanti – Dante Dellacroce & Shane Fazzino
1953 M-B 300S – Nate McLaughlin
1971 Corvette Seats – Alex Polakow
1961 Ranchero – Samuel McDannald & Tucker Schultz
Driving Logs – Garrett Carroll
1967 Imperial Seats – Luke Borton & Wally Behrens
1932 Packard Engine – Lance Lagasse & Dylan Riley

 

Behavioral Science

Senior Research Symposium
Thursday, April 29 from 1:00-5:00 pm, Melhorn Lecture Hall Watch on Livestream

Anthony Bernal: Who Am I? Who Are You?: Multiple Social Identities
Riley A Bradbury: Social Media and Well-Being
Marcus Brasley: Decisions Decisions
Shyanne Henkis: Cultural Attitudes Towards Mental Illness: Does Your Race Accept It?
Lameshio Hill: Athletes and Concussions
James Hodgson: Aggression and Sibling Relations
Kaylynn E Lyons: It Is Always “I’m Okay” But Is It the Truth?
Isabel Medina: Mental Health and Injured Athletes
Kristopher Perez: When The Numbers Don’t Favor The Dream
Maya A Rawlinson: Two-Parent Families vs. Single-Parent Families and The Effects On Delinquency
Brittany N Roberts: Humans’ Reasoning Behind Tipping
Christie Silber: Decision to Shoot Based on Race
Antonio A Snyder: How Do Parenting Styles Affect Future Happiness?
Susana Velasquez: Have Opinions Changed Over Time?

 

English

Cherie Bruce – The Disappearing Female Authors of Science Fiction: A Case Study Using Joan D. Vinge’s The Snow Queen.
Monday, April 26 at 4:00 pm, Mohler 231.

 

Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

Field Placements:

Destiny Bacon Exploring the Career of a Chiropractor in a Clinic Environment
Brittany Baroni Exploring the Career of a Physical Therapist in a Clinic Environment
Brian Cantu Exploring the Career of an Assistant Athletic Director in a College Environment
Marcos Chacon Exploring the Career of an Assistant Athletic Director in a College Environment
Jake Curtis Exploring the Career of a Physician Assistant in a Hospital Environment
Corey Davis Exploring the Career of an Athletic Trainer in a College Environment
Cullen Grabast Exploring the Career of a Physical Therapist in a Clinic Environment
Britney Jarvis Exploring the Career of a Physical Therapist in a Clinic Environment
Jordan Keanini Exploring the Career of Chiropractor in a Clinic Environment
Gonzalo Morales Vargas Exploring the Career of a Nurse in a Group Home Environment
Tevin Nash Exploring the Career of a Youth Director in a Community Center Environment
Gregory Neiger Exploring the Careers of an Athletic Director and Physical Education Teacher in a High School Environment
Noah Nelson Exploring the Career of an Athletic Director in a College Environment
Jake Pearson Exploring the Careers of a Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant in a Clinic Environment
Brock Richardson Exploring the Career of an Athletic Trainer in a College Environment
Justin Risdall Exploring the Careers of an Athletic Director and Physical Education Teacher in a High School Environment
Nathan Robl Exploring the Career of an Assistant Athletic Director in a College Environment
Jakob Shields Exploring the Career of an Athletic Director in a College Environment
Neola Spotted Tail Exploring the Career of a Business Owner and Personal Trainer in a Fitness Gym Environment
Adam Tabor Exploring the Career of an Assistant Athletic Director in a College Environment
Xavier Taylor Exploring the Careers of an Assistant Athletic Director in a College Environment and Sports Director and Child Care Director in a Community Center Environment
Dylan Williams Exploring the Career of a Senior Director in a Community Center Environment
Kaitlyn Wilson Exploring the Career of a Nurse in a County Health Department
Madyson Woog Exploring the Career of an Athletic Trainer in a College Environment

 

History & Politics

Senior Research Presentations
Thursday, April 29 at 7:00 pm, Mohler 212. Watch on Livestream
Tomi Simmons: A year in AmeriCorps VISTA
Courtney Weesner: The Partition of India

Thursday, May 11 at 5:00 pm, Melhorn 112. Watch on Livestream
Nico Wahl: Wernher von Braun Technocratic Amorality meets Space Passion

 

Math

Tuesday, May 4 at 2:00 pm, Melhorn 112. Watch on Livestream
Gracia Kasereka: Email Spam Filtering
Charles Munns: The Effectiveness of Spin Rate and Velocity
Theron Sanders: Bioengineering in the COVID-19 Vaccine
Logan Worswick: Analysis of Different Era’s Effects on Major League Baseball

 

Music

Senior Recitals
Myriah Webster – Wednesday, April 14 at 7:00 pm, Mingenback Theatre. Watch on Livestream
Amanda Hill – Friday, April 16 at 6:00 pm, Mingenback Theatre. Watch on Livestream

 

Natural Sciences

38th Annual Research Forum
Friday, April 16 2021 from 1:00 to 4:45 pm, Mingenback Theatre. Watch on Livestream

Shelby Bonn:  DNA barcode sequences of the spiders in the genus Schizocosa
Sydney Burton: Prevalent comorbidities in hospitalized coronavirus (COVID 19) cases: evidence from a meta-analysis
Jenna Christensen: Quantitative analysis of Vitamin C content in three apple varieties using Tillman’s method
Maile Deutsch: Antibacterial effects of taro (Colocasia esculenta) leaf extract on E. coli, S. agalactiae, and S. aureus who thrive on wounds
Ashley Esquivel: Use of essential oils as a pest deterrent against the common house cricket (Acheta domestics)
Jessica James: Analysis of nitrite and nitrate concentrations present in locally produced ham labeled cured and uncured
Neville Kabangu: Does Lactobacillus acidophilus inhibit the growth of Pseudomonas aeruginosa?
Thara Kalambayi: What is the effect of the cyanogen in cassava leaves on Drosophila melanogaster larvae?
Choucranie N. Kayembe: Determination of vitamin C content in peaches at different stages of maturity
Aaron Leck: A literature review of genetically altered yeast and its industrial uses
Allison Pamela Penalva Vanegas: A literature review on the effects of the ketogenic diet on the gut microbiota and weight-loss
Kristin Potter: Kawasaki disease: a review exploring the changes in etiology, epidemiology, and link to COVID-19
Claire Singleton: Comparison of the antibacterial activity of tea tree oil and tea seed oil with that of amoxicillin and ampicillin against E. coli
Kylecia Taylor: The effect of the essential oils: tea tree, thyme, and peppermint on Staphylococcus aureusgrowth
Morgan Abbott: Effects of drought conditions on water use efficiency, transpiration and photosynthesis in Silphium integrifolium

 

Philosophy & Religion

Aaron Leck – Christianity and Anarchism: A Reconciliation
Monday, May 3 at 6:00 pm, Mohler 212. Watch on Livestream

 

Spanish

Susana Velasquez – Identidad Bilingüe / Bilingual Identity
Friday, March 19 at 3:00 pm, Mohler 231

 

Theatre

J. Tanner Trigg – “The Christians” by Lucas Hnath, “Daddy Long Legs” music by Paul Gordon and book by John Caird

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Daddy Long Legs

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The Christians