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AmericanDreamasatragicthemethroughouttheirstoriestostressthat equalityandprosperityisnotavailableforall.(Author:MeganJalbert;FaculͲ tySponsor:BrentGibson)  Title:Universal Indiīerence toward Central Characters in NaturisƟc Stories Abstract:LiteraryworksfromthenaturalisƟcperspecƟve,bydefault,maintaina“manversusnature”theme.Theuniverse,arepresentaƟveofnature, frequentlyposesathreattothecentralcharactersofmanyofthestories wriƩeninanaturalisƟcseƫng;however,someauthorsdesignatetheuniversetoholdanindiīerentaƫtudetowardthekeycharactersofastory. This,inturn,allowsthesewriterstoreachevendeeperintotheirimaginaƟve mindsanddelveintothevariousnaturalisƟctoolsattheirdisposal.SuchcreaƟvityexistsinStephenCrane’s“TheOpenBoat”(1897),AmbroseBierce’s “AnOccurrenceatOwlCreekBridge”(1890),andalsoinKateChopin’s“The Awakening”(1899).(Author:DavidBailey;FacultySponsor:BrentGibson)  Title:ConstricƟng Society Abstract:ThispaperaddressesthefactthatCharloƩePerkinsGilmanusesthe seƫng,thewallpaper,andthenarrator’spersonalrelaƟonships,speciĮcally withthenarrator’shusbandJohn,inTheYellowWallpaperinordertoreveal therestricƟonsandexpectaƟonsthatsocietyanditsfollowersplaceupon women.(Author:AmandaPate;FacultySponsor:BrentGibson) 

Session4:3:15Ͳ4:15PM(PAC203) FromElementarytoHigherEducaƟon  Title:An InvesƟgaƟon of Elementary School Teachers’ PercepƟon of Bullying and Perceived Training Abstract:Research-basedprevenƟonacƟviƟesperformedonaregularbasis canpreventbullying.SixhundredcentralTexaselementaryteacherswere surveyedtodeterminetheirpercepƟonsofbullying,thetrainingteachers receivedinordertoidenƟfyandmodifybehaviorleadingtobullying,and teachers’perceivedtrainingneedsregardingpracƟcesusedtopreventbullying.(Author:RonaldKnight;FacultySponsor:MarleneZipperlan)  Title:The InsƟtuƟonalizaƟon of Service-Learning in the Independent Colleges and UniversiƟes of Texas Abstract:Despiteevidenceofservice-learningbeneĮtsandtheneedforthe insƟtuƟonalizaƟon,manyquesƟonhighereducaƟon’scommitmenttothe cause(Saltmarsh,Hartley&Clayton,2009;BuƟn,2010).ThisquanƟtaƟve studywillexaminethelevelofinsƟtuƟonalizaƟonattheIndependentCollegesandUniversityofTexasandpossiblecharacterisƟccorrelaƟons.(Author: MorganLewing;FacultySponsor:AusƟnVasek) 12

Scholars Day 2012 Program  

Scholars Day highlights undergraduate and graduate research projects, papers, and artwork. Nearly 90 students contributed to this year’s pre...

Scholars Day 2012 Program  

Scholars Day highlights undergraduate and graduate research projects, papers, and artwork. Nearly 90 students contributed to this year’s pre...