Red Deer College Undergraduate Symposium

Writers’ Ink member, James Folk, attends Red Deer College and sends this public service announcement along for anyone interested. James will be presenting a paper on “The Rise and Fall of the Avro Arrow.” (More info was noted on the Weekly Meetings page. Even more detail can be seen by clicking here – Red Deer College Undergraduate Symposium.)

This is a quick before-I-go-to-work post. Formatting was lost in the transfer below. Fine-tuning will be done later today.

Draft Program
Friday, March 18
5:30-7:30 p.m.— Reception for Presenters and Moderators (friends and families welcome)
SunNova Learning Centre, 2nd Floor (2901); refreshments will be served
Music: The Love You Longtones
Brock Wilcox-Guitar Zaqk Howell-Bass Colton Shell-Drums Dillon Smiley-Sax

Keynote Address: Dr. Torben Andersen, Dean of Arts, Red Deer College
Saturday, March 19
Registration Begins at 8:45 a.m.
Session 1: 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Margaret Parsons Theatre: Psychology I: Mind and Body (Moderator: Dr. Anomi Bearden)
Shelly Nelson: A Proactive Approach to Enhance Body Image, Self-Esteem, and Social Environments in our Schools and Communities
Rayna Newton: Yoga-Thrive: An Evaluation of the Physical and Psychological Benefits of a Yoga-Based Program for Cancer Survivors
Jill Pattison: Concussions Among Young Athletes
Room 1303: History and Society I: Histories (Moderator: Doris MacKinnon)
James Folk: The Rise and Fall of the Avro Arrow
Melanie Harvey: Political Power? Male Dominated? I Beg to Differ
Julie Thomas: Euesebius, Constantine, and the Founding of the Eastern Orthodox Church
Room 1322: Psychology II: Mental and Physical Health (Moderator: Randy Johnson)
Tyler Duffy: Youth and Teenage Mental Health
Robert Kidd: The Effect of Addictive Substances on Brain Functioning
Tristan A. Laramee: Needs Assessment of Three Hills, Alberta
Coffee Break 10:00-10:15 a.m.
Session 2: 10:15-11:15 a.m.
Margaret Parsons Theatre: Literature I: Romantic Literature (Moderator: Dr. Heather Marcovitch)
Meagan Roberts: The Unconventional Byronic Hero of Lord Byron’s Sardanapalus
Diana Samu-Visser: On Behalf of the “Spirit of the Woods”: Ecocriticism and Wordsworth’s Romantic Philosophy
Daniel White: Shelley and His Futurity
Room 1303: Psychology III: Mental Health Services (Moderator: Dr. Trudi Chalmers)
Dan Bustamante and Drew DeClerck: The Role of Assistive Technology in Enhancing Independent Living in the Elderly with Cognitive/Physical Impairments and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
Amanda Krejci: Supporting Knowledge Exchange to Mobilize Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) to Rural Mental Health Services
Room 1322: History and Society II: Political and Social Issues (Moderator: Dr. Jeffrey Wigelsworth)
Beth McInerney: The Question of Fetal Insentience and Its Importance to the Abortion Debate
Houston Meding: How to Develop Your Nation
Breanne Skochylas: The Problem of Human Trafficking
Session 3: 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Margaret Parsons Theatre: Literature II: Madness, Fantasy, Literature (Moderator: Dr. Heather Marcovitch)
Michelle Larsen: Are We All Mad or Just Dreaming of Another Universe: Dreams, Madness and Sleep in The Lathe of Heaven and Woman on the Edge of Time
Stephanie Lilly: The Crazies Will Prevail: Mad Geniuses and A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Sunni Mittelstadt: The Architecture of Madness in Titus Groan and The Dark Tower
Room 1303: Popular Culture I: Contemporary Television and Society (Moderator: Dr. Carlen Lavigne)
Janet Spafford: Ultimate Fighting Challenge: An Analysis
Leah Strand: Faking It: Reality Television as a Cultural Phenomenon
Michelle Wilson: Boys Will Be Boys
Room 1322: Philosophy I: Philosophical Arguments (Moderator: Dr. James Gough)
Natasha Clark: The Problem of Evil
Jordan Craven: The Essence of Survival
Daniel Illsley: Is It All Relative?
12:15-1:15 p.m. LUNCH
Session 4: 1:15-2:15 p.m.
Margaret Parsons Theatre: Literature III: Twentieth-Century Literature (Moderator: Peter Slade)
Carmen Cookson-Hills: Crossing Borders: Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot
Maggie Kogut: Breaking Free from Oppression: An Analysis of the Symbolic Components in Paul Laurence Dunbar’s “Sympathy” and Langston Hughes’s “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”
Pam Thompson: “Harrison Bergeron”: A Sociological Perspective
Room 1303: Psychology IV: Experience and Emotion (Moderator: Dr. Jane MacNeil)
Joel Holloway: The Effect of Listening to Music on the Processing of Emotion in Faces
Paul McMaster: A Sense of Things to Come: An Attempt to Explain Precognition
Aaron Telnes: The Theory of First Experiences
Room 1322: Literature IV: Modern American and Canadian Literature (Moderator: Dr. Larry Steinbrenner)
Ryan Hayes-Anderson: A Canadian Künstlerroman: National Literatures and Margaret Laurence’s The Diviners
Leslie-Ann Kroeker: The Search to Become “Completely Canadian”: Mockery in Rohinton Mistry’s “Squatter”
Dean Moller: John Updike’s “A&P” and Late 1950s Conservative Culture
2:15-2:30 p.m. Coffee Break
Session 5 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Margaret Parsons Theatre: Creative Writing I: Works in Prose (Moderator: Rod Schumacher)
Jamie Barnes: The Choice That We Make
Jay Gervais: A Step Over the Edge
Tyler Hum: Viewfinder
Room 1303: Philosophy II: Special Panel in Philosophy: The Ontological Argument (Moderator: Dr. Guillermo Barron)
Houston Meding
Josh Peachment
Jennifer Smid
Room 1322: Popular Culture II: Words, Music, Metal, and Culture (Moderator: Dr. Carlen Lavigne)
Lauren Dawson: Masculinity, Femininity, and Metal Subculture
Jade Swain: Viral Marketing and the Alternate Universe of Nine Inch Nails’ Year Zero
Kayla Ueland: Objectification Theory
Session 6 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Margaret Parsons Theatre: Psychology V: Cognition and Behaviour (Moderator: Dr. Trudi Chalmers)
Ricki-Lee Gillespie: An Investigation into Cognitive Decline Through a Comparison of Genders
Ty Montour-McKinney: The Advantages and Direct Benefits of Emotional Control
Cherise Verbonac: The Requirement of Interneuron Right Pedal Dorsal 1 in Learning, Memory and the Central Pattern Generation in Lymnaea Stagnalis
Room 1303: Creative Writing II: Works in Poetry (Moderator: Rod Schumacher)
Breanna Nielsen: A Love I Long to Cease
Berkley Roth: Untitled Work
Megan Works: Blood Dry; Black Dollar; The Art of Being Perfect
Red Deer College Poetry Society:
Emily Campbell
Natasha Clark
Eaan DeClerck
Maureen Grainger
Brittany K. Newman
Room 1322: Literature V: Literature, Theory, Morality (Moderator: Dr. Robert Mills)
Karen Johnson: The Id Becomes Socially Acceptable: Freudian Defense Mechanisms in Literature
Delaney Moore: A World Without Faith: An Analysis of Matthew Arnold’s “Dover Beach”
Erin Wood: Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard and the Inevitability of Vicissitude
Agora: 7th Annual RDC Undergraduate Symposium
Organizing Committee
Tamara Armstrong Stephanie Lilly
Jamie Barnes Doris MacKinnon
Dr. Anomi Bearden Dr. Jane MacNeil
Dr. Trudi Chalmers Dr. Heather Marcovitch
Eaan DeClerck Erika Navarra
James Folk Dr. Larry Steinbrenner
Amanda Gagne Carolyn Wells
Ryan Hayes-Anderson
The Committee would like to that the CAT Fund for its support of the conference.

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