Student presentations slated for final weeks of fall semester

Release Date: 12/6/2011

Clarksville, Ark. --- Student presentations covering a variety of topics will take place during the final two weeks of the fall 2011 semester.

The presentations will begin on Wednesday, December 7, when RTV students Ivan Chavez, Sylvana Duarte, Corey Snyder, and Kourtney Risher will present short radio documentaries on:

  • Dr. Niece
  • The History of the JLC
  • Susan Hurley
  • Halloween Campus and Community Traditions

The presentations will begin at 2:00 p.m. in room 133 of Walker Hall.

Later that evening, Michael Prusator will give a presentation over an inorganic Chemistry project. Prusator's presentation will take place in room 127 of the Smith-Broyles Science center at 7:00 p.m.

On Thursday, December 8, Ben Martin and Denise Wirth will present the results of their inorganic chemistry project. This presentation will take place at 7:00 p.m. in room 127 of the Smith-Broyles Science Center.

Also on Thursday, Paul Morgan will present the results of the project he completed for Dr. Itza's Nuclear Reactions class. The presentation, "Radiation in Cancer Treatment" will take place at 4:00 p.m., and will also be held in room 127 of the Smith-Broyles Science Center.

Thursday's presentations will wrap up with two senior thesis presentations in room 129 of the Smith-Broyles Science Center. Beginning at 4:15 p.m., Kayla Quertermous will do a senior thesis presentation entitled "Multiple Theories Exploring Homosexuality in Animals." She will be followed by Susan Rummel, presenting her senior thesis "Characteristics and Habitats of Hermit Crabs."

On Monday, December 12, Travis Murnan will present "The Physics of Golf Applied to Other Planets" at 3:00 p.m. in room 129 of the Smith-Broyles Science Center.  Later that evening, students the Nuclear Reactions course presentations will continue when Ben Martin presents a session on "Nuclear Pharmaceuticals." The presentation will take place at 7:00 p.m. in room 127 of the Smith-Broyles Science Center.  Joshua Booth with also be making a presentation at 7:00 pm.  His senior thesis presentation, "Peripheral Immune Enhancing Effects of Nutritional Supplementation on Adult Male Sprague-Dawley Rats" will take place in room 129 of the Smith-Broyles Science Center.

"Nuclear Weapons" will be the subject for a presentation by Anthony Santoro. Santoro's presentation, also part of the Nuclear Reactions course, will take place on Tuesday, December 13 at 3:00 p.m. in room 127 of the Smith-Broyles Science Center.

On Wednesday, December 14, Brent Sanders will give his senior thesis presentation, "Assessment and Comparison of the Antimicrobial Properties of Extracts Obtained from the Mycelium and Fruit Body of Pleurtus ostreatus." The presentation will take place in room 129 of the Smith-Broyles Science Center at 1:30 p.m.

The final presentation will take place on Thursday, December 15 at 10:30 a.m. in room 127 of the Smith-Broyles Science Center. Michael Prusator will talk about "Optimal lead thickness in protective vests."

Students may earn convocation credit for attending selected presentations.  All presentations are free and open to the public.