Oral Sessions

Conference sessions have three or four persons scheduled per 50-minutes. Each presenter should expect to have ten minutes to present, and questions and answers will occur in the final ten minutes after all presentations have been delivered.


Roundtables are topics of interest in which participants can engage in discussions about topics for the honors community. These are full 50-minutes sessions.

Sill 207B

Why did the French Army Succeed?
Rachel Kalusniak
Grand Valley State University

Laïcité: French Secularism
Heather Badger
University of Mount Union

The Impact of "Shock Therapy" and US Foreign Policy in Russia during the 1990s
Ryan Byrd
Indiana University East

Moving Towards Tolerance? Buddhism and U.S. Civil Rights
Sophie Ramsey and Kerstin Vaughn
University of Mount Union

Sill 138

IMPACT on Student Learning Results & Tracking Teacher Effectiveness
Brittany Goode
Indiana University Southeast

Standard English Usage Variation in EMU Student Body and its Implications
Amelia Stecker
Eastern Michigan University

The Honors Colloquium: The Evaluation of a One-Credit Experiential Course
Emileigh Stoll and Ashley Howell
Central Michigan University

Computer Science and the Honors College: A Win-Win Partnership
Dr. Krish Narayanan
Eastern Michigan University

Sill 141

My Choice to Save the Planet
Paige Gray
Indiana University East

Yasmeen Seddinghin
Indiana University East

Making Changes through Recycling and Wise Use of Resources
Jimmy Gregory
Indiana University East

The Devastating Convenience of Bottled Water and its Effects on Michigan
Leah VanLandingham
Eastern Michigan University

Sill 207

Building Bridges
Kozait Elkhatib
Owens Community College

Erasing Cultures: The Relationship Between Christian Missionaries and Native Americans Throughout History
Cassie Mead
University of Mount Union

A Snapshot of Cuba
Ben Mullaly and Will Clay
University of Mount Union

Sill 204C


Engaging Students Beyond the Classroom: An Open Forum
Maren Orchard and Alyssa Larsen
Ball State University