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.

Social Change Model: How it Applies to Honors Programs
Kaylee Brown, Sara Dudzik, Brent Duddles, Hajer Abuzir & Nate Pyle
Eastern Michigan University

Peer Advising: Making the Most of a Student's Advising Appointment
Emily Lundh & Dustin Commet
Eastern Michigan University

Continuous Improvement: Updating Processes for Honors Contracts
Noel Dockett
Eastern Michigan University

Sill 207B

The Feminist Project
Hannah McDonald
Indiana University East

Type Dirty to Me: An Analysis of Sexting as a Form of Communication within Long-term Romantic Relationships
Caitlin Cole
Eastern Michigan University

Interest, Influence, and Intersectionality: Freedom of Choice or Cultural Expectaion?
Thomas Wines
University of Mount Union

Reproductive Choice in Politically-Extreme Societies
Micaela Stevenson
Eastern Michigan University

Sill 138

Sill 141

Violence and Hardship: Contemporary War in Children's Literature
Katelyn Groff
Indiana University East

Peppino and Gender in the Count of Monte Cristo
Tia West
Indiana University East

Not So Straight Laced: Sex and Sexuality in Victorian Society and Age of Arousal
Marisa Vanzant
Indiana University East

Nick and Gatsby: Beaus or Buddies?
Matthew Wuerthele
Indiana University Southeast

Sill 207

Honors Recruiting and Retention
Hannah Van Winkle, Scotty Schlueter, Adrienne Cruz, Jessie Richardson & Jesse Smith
Eastern Michigan University

Predictors of Graduating from the Honors College at EMU
Caitlin Baumer & Mitchelle Hardy
Eastern Michigan University

Streamlining the Exit Interview Process
John Davis, Christina Spalding & Jamie Peterson
Eastern Michigan University

Connecting Communications and Leadership to the Success of EMU'S Student Fellow Program
Lauren Renou
Eastern Michigan University

Sill 204C


Honors Students as Advocates
Dr. Rebecca Sipe, Roxanne Reinhardt and Kelsey Hawkins-Johnson & Lorant Peeler
Eastern Michigan University