CSB/SJU’s Celebrating Scholarship and Creativity Day recognizes and honors the achievements of students who have undertaken significant research, scholarship, or creative works during the course of the past year. Submissions from years previous to 2018 are located in the Experiential Learning & Community Engagement Community.

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Submissions from 2021

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(Presentation) 2021 Celebrating Scholarship & Creativity (CSC) Day & North Central Council of Latin Americanists (NCCLA) Conference Keynote: Afro-descendants, Crises, & Resistance in Latin America, Dr. Gladys Mitchell-Walthour.

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(Poster) Accuracy of Nutrient Intake Values from Four Popular Nutrition Tracking Apps, Betsy Berens

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(Paper) Aggression and Empathy in Athletes, Thomas Hawkins

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(Paper) Appetite-Regulating Hormones as a Tool for Combating Obesity and Feeding 10 Billion, Hunter Weiss and Madison Weiss

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(Paper) Conflict Communication Styles and Trust in Adult Attachment Styles, Elizabeth Ryan

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(Artwork) CSB/SJU Senior Art Thesis Exhibition: Soar, Christian Balko, Justin Biren, Elizabeth Boyd, Maria Hernandez, Zoe Huot-Link, Ka Ying Lee, Molly Meyer, Madelynn Mocol, Cara Mullon, Abby Peddle, and Mackenzie Schurhamer

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(Poster) Dr. Gcobani Qambela and the Study of Gender in South Africa, Erin Long, Will Nelson, and Nolan Prokott

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(Poster) Effect of Spile Height On Maple Sap Sugar Concentration, Jack Grabinski

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(Poster) El Legado de una Dictadura: Las Protesta del Pueblo Mapuche Desde Pinochet Hastsa Nuestros Dias, Elliot Patrick Edeburn

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(Poster) Evaluation of Online Lab Platforms Against Best Practices for an Undergraduate Neurobiology Course, Maria Wallace

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(Paper) Feeding 10 Billion: Cultured Meat as a Sustainable Protein Source for a Growing Population, Elisabeth Dalki and Adelle DeSutter

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(Poster) Fisher (Martes pennanti) Research Proposal, Emily Olson and Jessica Torrison

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(Poster) Highlighting African Anthropologists: Anne-Maria Makhulu, Michael Kennedy, Emily Romero, and Mackenzie Carlson

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(Paper) Implementation of Aromatherapy with Lavender Essential Oils to Reduce Chronic Paint in the Long-Term Care Setting, Anna Bumgardner, Abigail Braun, and Laura Leonard

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(Paper) Increased Nutrient Content through the Use of Transgenic Crops: A Way to Improve Nutrition for All, Kobs Margaret and Schabacker Jordan

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(Paper) Intermittent Fasting: The Solution to Overeating and Food Conservation, Ethan Dekam and James Berg

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(Paper) Los Estudiantes con Difficultades de Aprendizaje y la Educacion Bilingue: Una Investigacion de los Beneficios, Krystiana Connelly

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(Poster) Perceived Stress, Energy, and Mood State During High and Low Stress Academic Weeks in Division III Female Athletes, Allison Schabacker

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(Poster) Perceived Stress level, GI Symptoms, and Dietary Intake Among College Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Katherine Johnson

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(Paper) Repositioning of Long-Term Care Residents and the Effects on Sleep Quality, Aria Kramarczuk

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(Paper) Rub Some Dirt on It: How the Soil Microbiome Can Restore Plants, Holden Baker and Monica Monson

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(Poster) SEAM Virtual Mentor Experience: Exploring Gender Affirming Surgical Procedures, Malia Carriker

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(Poster) Social Anxiety, Alcohol Consumption, and College Students, Rachel Countryman

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(Poster) Sustainable Approaches to Ring-Opening Polymerizations and Post-Polymerization Modification, Anna Zeleny

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(Poster) Synthesis of Dihydrocarvide, Mackenzie Claypool

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(Poster) The Application of Biofortification as an Effective Method of Reducing Global Malnutrition, Bailey Illg and Jacob Scherber

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(Presentation) The Detection and Prevention of Weight Loss Attributed to COVID-19 Social Restrictions Within Long-Term Care Residents, Grace Gohman, Caitlin Williams, and Alexander Lucken

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(Poster) The Relationship Between Physical Activity, Sleep Behaviors, and Gastrointestinal Symptoms During COVID-19, Jena Wachowiak

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(Poster) The Relationship Between Sleep Quality and Quantity with Muscle Readiness, Stress, and Overall Health in College Athletes, Jacob Reding and Joshua Miller

Submissions from 2020

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(Presentation) A Comparison of Plant Height Around the Invasive Australian Pine (Casuarina Equisetifolia) and Endemic Trees on San Salvador Island, Bahamas, Rachel Chandler and Bauer Stetzenbach

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(Paper) Aromatherapy as an Intervention to Manage Chronic Pain in a Long-Term Care Facility: A Quality Improvement Study, Jay Friedrichs, Katie Long, and Abby Jansen

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(Paper) Becoming Theologically Promiscuous: Exploring Religious and Ethical Pluralism, Kathryn Eggersdorfer

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(Poster) Can Theta Wave Induction Lower Inflammation and Alcohol Consumption in Mice?, My Nguyen, Emily Imm, Mackenzie Claypool, and Gabriella Lott

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(Paper) Decreasing Falls in the Elderly Population Living in Long Term Care Facilities, Brianna Griffin, Anna Kessler, Katie Luckraft, Hailey Monroe, Amelia Richardson, Anna Smisek, and Hannah Wohletz

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(Paper) Decreasing Falls Through Music Therapy in a Long-Term Care Facility, Natalie Rannells, Kayla Thorsten, Riley Leblanc, Kalli Kuhlmann, Casey O'Hern, and Jessica Marolt

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(Poster) Efficient Energy: How the Integration of Smart Grids Will Enhance the Current US Energy System, Margeaux Pederson

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(Poster) Evaluating Willingness to Reduce Meat Consumption at CSB/SJU by Gender, Kyaw Htwe

(Musical Composition) “Fact or Fiction” – A Melodic Commentary on Being Quarantined, Maria Schneider

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(Paper) Hmong Women in Leadership: Creating a Multicultural Identity While Preserving Traditions in the Modern Age, Perrin Thompson

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(Presentation) Intercultural Reflection Benefitting HR Management of the Future, Noah Polipnick

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(Paper) Investigating Mindful Eating and Dietary Habits in College Students, Larissa Kleen

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(Paper) Kombucha: Is Consumption Safe for Everyone?, Taylor Fourre and Kyle Salverda

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(Paper) Kombucha’s Effect on the Composition of the Human Gut Microbiota, its Connection to Disease, and its Application to Treating an Enteric Strain of Salmonella., John Hicke and Emily Nelson

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(Poster) La Cosmovisión Maya y la Lucha Contra el Machismo y la Destrucción de la Naturaleza, Brigid Mark

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(Presentation) La Pandémie: un monde divisé, Solano Olivia, Emma Murphy, and Sidney Christopherson

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(Poster) Maple Syrup and Spile Design: Will More Holes in the Spile Yield More Sap?, Brigid Mark

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(Presentation) Marathon Mice, Joshua Juaire and Sydney Sherek

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(Paper) Marriage the Marian Way: Mary as Spouse of the Holy Spirit, Allison Maddock

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(Paper) Mental Disorders and the Unconditional Divine Lover, Sydney Dugas

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(Paper) Minnesota Walleye: How the State’s Current Fishing Culture is Detrimental to Minnesota’s Aquatic Ecosystems and How It Can Change, Jayson Valek

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(Paper) Modulation of Parasympathetic Reactivation Post-Exercise via Slow Breathing, Brent Burg

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(Paper) Promotion of Quiet Hours to Decrease Fatigue Induced Falls in a Long-Term Care Facility, Moira Kelly, Megan Novak, and Aubrey Shephard

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(Paper) Salt Excretion Rates in the Galápagos Marine Iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus): Is there a Relationship between Body Size and Salt Excretion Rate?, Andrew Haldeman and Schuyler Hedican

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(Paper) “Seeing is Believing:” The Influence of Outdoor Experiences on Climate Awareness and Action, Julia Abell

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(Paper) Self-Love and Theology - We Can Do Better, Teresa Trout

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(Paper) The Feeding Patterns of Sally Lightfoot Crabs in Comparison with the Tides in the Galápagos Islands., Emily Olson and Alexandra Radotich

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(Paper) The Impact of Breakfast Habits on Diet Quality and BMI in College Students, Joleen A. Barnett

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(Poster) The Impact of Coral Reef Acidification on the Medical Development of Cancer Treatments, Connor Mullen, Kylie Rosenquist, and Cynthia Stewart

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(Paper) The Salmonidae Solution: An analysis of Catch and Release as a Sustainable Management Practice for Climate Threatened Trout and Related Species in Colorado, Nathan Stone

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(Presentation) Thiourea Catalyst Development, Autumn Fuchs

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(Paper) Usage of Electronic Interactive Feedback Surveys to Increase Quality Maturity Score Among Public Health Agencies, Mackenzie Fritz and Holly Mondloch

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(Poster) Utilizing Heart Rate to predict Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption: A Mathematical Model, Madison Jones

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(Poster) "When Home Won't Let You Stay:" How Climate Change is Driving Migration in Central America, Alejandra Gallardo

Submissions from 2019

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(Poster) Analysis of Cross Complementation of Archaeal Bax1 Protein in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Kelly Holmin

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(Poster) Anaylzing Genetic Diversity of Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus) in the St. John's Abbey Arboretum, Sophia Buysse

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(Paper) Athletes' Funk: A Study of Bacterial Communities at Saint John's University Athletic Facilities, Joe Chitwood and Thomas Meland

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(Poster) Bacillus cereus & Bacillus pumilus Harvested From Copper Roof Inhibit Growth of Other Organisms, Alison Stiller, Elizabeth Hoppe, Madison Frerk, Anthony Lucca, and Thomas Bell

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(Paper) Basking Habits of Painted Turtles (Chrysemys picta), Ellen Munshower

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(Paper) Beyond the Masculine: Liberating Gender through God-Talk, Sarah Dischinger

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(Poster) Characterizing The Crawling Mechanism of Larval Drosophila Melanogaster, Michael Thompson

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(Paper) Co-Created and Co-Creator?, John Miles

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(Paper) Consequences of Hypermasculinity, Faye Williams

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(Poster) Cultural Conversion and Language Preservation: Support and Subversion of Federal Assimilation Policies at a Benedictine Mission in Minnesota, Claire Winters

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(Presentation) Dark Chocolate- Lowering Hypertension and Costs, Marissa Tuccy, Hannah Glynn, Madison Stace, Amanda Graff, Stephanie; Brenk, and Marin Jaszewski

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(Paper) Decreasing Polypharmacy in a Long-Term Care Setting with the Use of the STOPP Tool, Aren Gerads, Nicole Guevremont, Ryan Saltness, Kendra Scepaniak, and Claire Steil

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(Poster) Deer Harvesting Total by Districk Since 1997, Hunter Heitkamp

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(Presentation) Development of Anthranilic Acid Based Thiourea Catalysts for the Nitroaldol Reaction, Augie Witkowski

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(Paper) Effective harnessing of vibrational energy via magentic induction, Jose Miralles

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(Paper) Emotional Contagion Within Social Media, Anna Dols

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(Paper) Emotions, Political Polarization, and Martha Nussbaum's Theory of Emotion, David Stokman

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(Paper) Energizing Education in Minnesota: Proximity of Conventional and Renewable Facilities to Universities, Margeaux Pederson

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(Paper) Factor Biases in the Sawmilling Industry from 1850 to 1870, Nathan Williams

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(Presentation) Hidden Amongst the Crowd: Experiences of Students from Underrepresented Religions and Denominations, Rediet Negede Lewi, D'Havian Scott, and Maria Schrupp

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(Paper) Homelessness and Health in Central Minnesota, Denisha Demeritte, Megan Laraway, Maddy Zinken, Ricardo Vences, and Siyu Samantha Ng

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(Poster) Humanity's Addiction: A Comparison of the Enivornmental Impacts of Cane Sugar and Corn Syrup, Mallory Jarvi

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(Poster) Landfill Distribution Across the United States, Ellen Munshower

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(Poster) Measuring Physiological Changes in Response to a Division III Collegiate Cross-Country Season, Rachel Nelson

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(Paper) Memory Recall with Distractions, Emily Whittaker

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(Artwork) Meraki Senior Art Thesis Exhibition, Skyler Ault

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(Thesis) Modeling Solitary Waves in the Earth's Magnetosphere, Jessica Thwaites

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(Presentation) N-heterocyclic Carbenes in Catalysts for Ring Opening Polymerizations, Kalista Jager

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(Paper) Non-Pharmacological Pain Management Interventions to Decrease Pharmacological Need in a Long-Term Care Facility: A Quality Improvement Study, Hunter Hicks, Kent Edeburn, and McKenna Mages

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(Paper) Pain Evaluation In Patients with Dementia at Saint Benedict's Senior Community, Clare Gannon, Jessica Stanslaski, and Marissa Virnig

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(Poster) Plant Genome Editing Using CRISPR/Cas9: Investigating the Role of TEN1 in the Maintenance and Protection of Telomeres in Arabidopsis thaliana, Michael McGill

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(Presentation) Predictors and Effects of E-Cigarette Usage, Jewell Budde, Tyler Casey, Cayson Ehlinger, Claire Hasselman, Josie Thelen, and Allison Ware

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(Poster) Receiving Notifications Influence on Studying, Ally Harlander

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(Paper) Reducing Heat in an Acoustic Levitation System, Samuel Wetzel

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(Poster) Running Interest in Minnesota Cities, Augie Witkowski

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(Poster) Strategies To Improve Comprehension in College Students: Focus on the Process or the Product?, Olivia Olson and Faith Kanneh

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(Presentation) Synthesis and Modification of Phenol-Containing Catalysts for Ring-Opening Polymerization of Cyclic Esters, Usama Hassan