Formerly the Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship, SOURCE is an opportunity for students to share creative and/or scholarly work that they have undertaken during the past year in a poster or oral format.

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Submissions from 2012

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The Grace-Filled Form: The Repentant Transformation of Character, Reader, and Text in Dante’s Inferno, Jeremy Reed

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Modeling of Early SIV/HIV Infection, Krista Schaefer, Cecilia Noecker, Kelly Zaccheo, Vitaly Gunasov, Judy Day, and Yiding Yang

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The Effect of Religious Affiliation on Social Preferences, Jeffrey R. Schatz

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Misconceptions in Newtonian Physics: Testing Teaching Techniques, Samantha Schwartz

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Searching for Binary Stars in Planetary Nebulae Using the ISIS Image Subtraction Software, Samantha Schwartz

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The Study of Variability in Four Oxygen-Rich Proto-Planetary Nebulae, Kristie Shaw

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Beyond the Volcanoes: A Community Partnership for Health in Rural Nicaragua, Paige Snyder, Cathy Wingstrom, and Chelsea Zeman

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Developing Sonde Instrumentation to Improve the Accuracy of Upper-Atmospheric Data Aggregation, Mark Spychala, Raymond Finzel, Nathaniel Behrens, Samuel Cain, and Nathan Chamot

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Improving the Fun Factor at Valpo: A Student Retention Strategy, Annie Stanchak, Matthew Butcher, and Randez Collett

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The Reaction of Methane with Platinum Oxide Nanoclusters: A Computational Study, Dane Stewart

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Performance Studies of the Forward GEM Tracker, Malorie Stowe

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Evaluating the Role of Cellular Swelling in Glutamine’s Induction of Heat Shock Proteins, Diana Stutzman

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Art Museum Curators and Management, Tiffany Tyler

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Computer-Monitored Problem-Solving Dialogues, Christine Warner, Melissa Butts, and Dan Leighty

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Beating Down the Lowly: The Criminalization of the Homeless and Alternative Solutions, Amber Will

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Complexity Theory: An Approach to Understanding the Weak Relationships between Valparaiso’s International and Non-International Student Populations, Cameron Witt, Kayla Moon, and Michelle Brewer

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The Universal Human Right to Healthcare: Finite Resources and Conflicts of Human Rights Must Limit the Human Right to Healthcare in Order for It to be Sensible in the Real World, Trisha Wladecki

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Evidence for the Impact of Reactive Oxygen Species on Branch Density Homeostasis in Neurospora crassa, Jacob Yablonowski, Taylor Grashel, Alex Zapata, Hamzah Abduljabar, and Michael Watters

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Circadian Rhythm in Yeast, Jake Yablonowski and Michael Borchert

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Analysis of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Circadian Rhythms in Continuous Culture, Lauren Zager, Melissa Kohner, and Carlton Lyons

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The Use of Filamentous Fungi to Convert Solid Waste into Consumable Products, Alex Zapata, Elizabeth Phillippi, Blair Mitchell, Jacob Yablonowski, Jonathan Schoer, and Michael Watters

Submissions from 2011

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The Effect of Training on Smile Detection, Christine Albain, Stephanie Kuipers, Charla Trubey, and Shannon Riley

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Impacts of the Species Elaeagnus umbellate on the Soil and Water Quality of the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute Ecosystem, Yacoub Aljobeh and Kristin Engerer

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Can You Spot the Fake?, Paul Allison, Alyssa Abbate, Ryan Abraham, and Nate Keiser

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The Social Interpretation of Interpersonal Communication through a Global Perspective: A Valpo Sports Team Case Study, Stefan Antonijevic

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The Use of Independent Reading in the Middle School Classroom, Elise Appold and Del Gillispie

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Baseline Data Analysis of the Throgren Basin Retrofit, Erin Argyilan, Jennifer Birchfield, Tom Goyne, Nicole Grabos, Caitlin Soley, and Jennifer Wunsch

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Lazy Golfing, Didar Ashkerbekov and Max Hougas

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An Improved Method for Quantifying the Stiffness of Running Shoes, Jorie Ballun and Kyle Zobeck

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Circle the Cat: Developing Intelligent Strategies for a Simple Two-Player Game, Kirk Baly, Micheal Lay, and Owen Prough

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Calibrating the STAR Endcap ElectroMagnetic Calorimeter using π-0's, Benjamin Barber

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Measurement of Neutron Reflectivity from a Silicon Crystal: Preparation for an nMDM Measurement, Benjamin Barber

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An Investigation of Concrete Properties in Support of International Testing Standards, Justine Barnes

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Mapping Statewide Flash Flood Potential Index (FFPI) in Indiana, Evan Bentley

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Water Quality Monitoring of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Great Marsh Complex, Evan Beyers, Jacob Yablonowski, and Jonathan Schoer

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Porter County Residents’ Attitudes toward the Regional Development Authority, Kyle Bonick, Rob Johnson, Christine Lucente, and Mike Dobler

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Theological Conviviality in “The Religious Banquet”: The Case for Reconciliation between Erasmus and Luther, Kathleen Borchers

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Homoconjugation in the Synthesis of Bicyclic Enamines, Michael Borchert

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Community Perceptions of Valparaiso University, Marie Branum

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Modern Public Relations Strategies: Revisiting Wheatley & Timmons’ 1994 First Alert Campaign, Victoria Brewton, Ricky Hoffman, Megan Hohenstein, Ryan Myers, and Martha Ramette

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Best Practice for Insomnia Patients at a Sleep Center, Jennifer Bronnenberg, Rachshun Hampton, Kelli Martin, Rachael McKay, and Jessica Sneed

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Choosing Valpo: Study on the Impact of Digital Relationships, Kevin Brown, Marie Branum, Torie Brewton, Amanda Cortese, Alexandria Moulchin, Tyler Poland, Martha Ramette, Rochelle Nicole Reinhart, Peter Volmut, and Natalie Zibolski

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Student Assumptions on Self about Classroom Participation Compared to Actual Participation, Kristin Buch and Del Gillispie

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Highly Functionalized Pd(0)-Catalyzed Trimethylenemethane (TMM) Cycloadditions, Samantha Cassell

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the New Driver for an Ethical Public Relations Function, Lilia Cecconi

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The Reduction and Reporting of Data on Proto-Planetary Nebulae From Two Observatories, Wesley Cheek

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Difference in Muscle Activation between the Flat Barbell Bench and the Smith Machine, Alex Cikanek

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Making Reading Fun: Using Reader’s Theater to Increase Interest, Fluency, and Comprehension in Reluctant Readers, Raimie Conrad, Tiffanie McIver, Ashley Miller, and Gabriella Tino

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Estimating Economic Loss from Flash Flooding: A Study of Porter County, IN, Samantha Cornwell

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An Evaluation of Non-contact Temperature Measurements for Oxyacetylene Torch Testing of Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics, Justin Cotter

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Deer Browse Monitoring of the Lupine Population at John Merle Coulter Prairie and the Trillium Population at Hildebrand Lake, Jana C. Cram and Heather Dulaney

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Non-Contiguous Pattern Avoidance in Binary Trees, Michael Dairyko, Samantha Tyner, and Casey Wynn

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Whose Turf? Public Relations and Marketing in Social Media, Katie Davis

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Computer Monitored Problem Solving Dialogues, Lisa Dion, Jeremy Jank, and Nicole Rutt

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Cross-Cultural Educational Fallbacks: A Study of Homeschooling in the Hispanic Community and the Reasons for Its Utilization, Luke Easterday

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Oxidation Performance of Ultra-high Temperature Ceramics in Air and a Simulated Combustion Environment, Tim Englert

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Oxidation Performance of Ultra-high Temperature Ceramics in Air and a Simulated Combustion Environment, Kevin Fedde

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Novels in the Internet Age: “House of Leaves” and New Media’s Influence in Contemporary Fictional Literature, Tyler Gegg

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Exploring the Influence of Personal Identity and Nostalgia on Memory Reconstruction in Thomas Brussig’s Sonnenallee (Sun Avenue), Emily German

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National Park Service nonnative plant control in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Jacob Halpin, Laurie Eberhardt, and Laura Thompson

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Improving Ecological Monitoring of Restoration Sites in Northwest Indiana through a GLISTEN-NIRMI Partnership., Danyi Harper and Don Meola

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Solar Furnace: Heliostat and Concentrator Design, Tyler Heagney, Andrew Schiller, and Matthew Gaide

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Attitudinal and Dispositional Predictors of Environmentally-Responsible Behavior, Anna Isaacson, Ken Knuppel, and Ashley Lawrence

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Opinions about Anti-Tobacco Marketing Strategies from the Undergraduate Student Perspective, Kara Jachcinski, Meranda Block, Caitlin Berry, Lauren Paczkowski, Emily Bernhard, and Nathan Matejczyk

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Exploring Honor Code Perceptions, Moral Reasoning, and Attitudes toward Learning: Establishing Concurrent Validity for the Honor Code Perceptions Scale, Ariel Johnson and Stephanie Kuipers

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Discrimination vs. Acceptance of Homosexuality at Valparaiso University, Jennifer Johnson, Jennifer Pokorny, and Brittany Smiejek

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Facial Recognition: Training Participants to Detect Genuine Smiles, Nate Keiser

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Siltation Related to Beaver Dam Decomposition in the Little Kankakee River, McKenzie Kelly, Chris Bitcheno, Alyssa Thacker, Jon Gardow, and Arissa Wallis

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Effects of Chocolate Milk Prior to Exercise, Brian Laipple

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Short-Range Sonar Development, Matthew LaRue and Alex McGuffey

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Violent and Wintertime Tornadoes in the Central Midwest: A Study of History, Trends, and Climatology, Anthony Lyza

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Examining Eschatologies of Glory and the Eschatology of the Cross in A Theology of Hope and A Fire in My Belly, Wendy Mallette

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From Fury to Erasure: Shifting Representations of HIV/AIDS in Queer Art and Politics, Wendy Mallette and Nick Derda

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Water Quality of Restored Wetlands: A Study of the Great Marsh Complex in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Wendy Marth, Diandra Obermeyer, Kandace Spera, Pitchaya Patana-Anake, and Adam Conner

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Decoupled Solar Thermal Chemical Electrolysis of Water to Produce Hydrogen, Melissa Meyer and Megan Wilken

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Observational Studies of Proto-Planetary Nebulae at the Valparaiso University Observatory, Christopher Miko and Rachael Jensema

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Verification of Monte-Carlo Simulation for STAR Endcap ElectroMagnetic Calorimeter, Kevin Miller

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Facebook: Friend or Foe?, Lizz Mook and Cate Valentine

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Assessing Nationally Affiliated Student PRSSA Agencies: An Approach to Developing Team Leadership, Alexandria Moulchin

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A MIP-based Energy Calibration of the STAR Endcap Electromagnetic Calorimeter, Zachary Nault

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A MIP-Based Energy Calibration of the STAR Endcap Electromagnetic Calorimeter for 2009, Zachary Nault

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Measuring Radon Gas Flow in a Home, Zachary Nault

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Correlation of Cosmic Ray Muon Intensity with Atmospheric Conditions, Timothy Olson

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Relationship between Health Literacy and Educational Materials, Jacqueline O'Reiley, Jennifer Bronnenberg, Brittany O'Reiley, Jennifer Sechrist, Katherine Jankauski, Carole Pepa, and Constance Lemley

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Crossing the Border: Improving Therapeutic Relationships between First Generation Mexican Americans and Western Health Providers, Meg Petron

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Staggered Truss Frames, Jordan Piaskowsky and Owen Prough

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What Should Christians Take from the Native American Church Peyote Ceremony?, Brian Rajcok

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Predicting Violent Crime, Janelle Ramsel, Ashley Varner, and Crystal Sandoval

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Religious Affiliation and Its Influence on Attitudes toward Intimate Partner Violence, Christiana Redman and Angela Robertson

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Crisis Management in the Workplace: A Public Relations Perspective, Rochelle Reinholt

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Don’t Let Silence Take another Life: A PR Campaign to Raise Carbon Monoxide Awareness, Kristyn Rein, Jessie Strauch, Ali Aljaziri, and Jennifer Serketich

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Tornadic Behavior Related to Land-Falling Tropical Cyclones in the United States, Jaclyn M. Ritzman, D S. Arndt, and M C. Kruk

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Study Buddy Tutoring Program: Partnership Leads to Students’ Academic Success, Clara Robins

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Radon Concentration in Basements, Joel Rogers

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An Observational Study of Variable Stars, Joel Rogers and Wesley Cheek

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Modeling Infectious Diseases : Two Strain Diseases in Metapopulations, Daniel Rossi, Sydney Philipps, and Rachel VonArb

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A Marxian Analysis of Inter-Industry Linkages and the Time Structure of Production, Jeff Schatz

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The Effect of Strong Electrostatic and Magnetostatic Fields on the Activity of Radioactive Nuclides, Sam Schaub

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Modeling Electric Fields in Support of a Measurement of the Neutron Electric Dipole Moment, Samuel Schaub

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Searching for Binary Stars in Planetary Nebulae Using the ISIS Image Subtraction Software, Samantha Schwartz