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Graduate Extravaganza to feature 12 graduate students

Twelve Austin Peay State University students will display their research at the second annual Graduate Student Research and Creative Activity Extravaganza, with one of those students to be chosen to represent APSU next month in Nashville.

The public is invited to attend the Graduate Extravaganza, scheduled from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, March 2 in the Morgan University Center, rooms 303 and 305.

Graduate Extravaganza promotes and showcases the scholarship and creativity seen in the next level of postsecondary education.

Twelve Austin Peay State University students will display their research at the second annual Graduate Student Research and Creative Activity Extravaganza, with one of those students to be chosen to represent APSU next month in Nashville.

The public is invited to attend the Graduate Extravaganza, scheduled from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, March 2 in the Morgan University Center, rooms 303 and 305.

Graduate Extravaganza promotes and showcases the scholarship and creativity seen in the next level of postsecondary education.

APSU graduate students were invited to apply to enter their work in one of three divisions:

Creative Arts and Literature Expression (e.g., musical compositions, musical performances, literary works, audio and video presentations, website designs).

Completed Data-based Research (not necessarily yet defended, a completed research project with an abstract, introduction, method, results, discussion and references).

Non-empirical Research (no collection of data).

First place will be awarded to one entry in each division. All participants will receive a certificate of recognition, and a monetary award will be presented to each of the three winners.

In addition, in observance of the fifth annual Graduate Education Week in Tennessee, April 4-8, the winner of the Completed Data-based Research division will showcase his or her work April 6 at the Legislative Plaza in Nashville. That event is sponsored by the Tennessee Conference of Graduate Schools. 

The winner of that category also will present his or her work during APSU’s Provost Lecture Series.

Graduate students scheduled to present their work are the following:

Creative Arts and Literature Expression: Marlie Atkinson, “Outline of a Beast Using Carter’s ‘The Tiger’s Bride’”; Laura McClister, “Life Under the Orange Bedspread”; and Simone Parker with two entries, “Five Pieces for Piano by George Crumb: Expanding the Colors of Sound” and “Trio in B Flat Major op. 11 for Clarinet, Violoncello, and Piano by Ludwig van Beethoven: A Performer’s Perspective”

Completed Data-based Research: Jennifer Dressler, “Conditioned Taste Aversion and Nicotine Dependence in Long-Evans Rats”; Laura Farmer, Sampling Macroinvertebrates in Pond Communities: A Comparison of Two Techniques”; Angela Fowler, “Effects of the Invasive Submersed Macrophyte, Hydrilla Vericillata, on Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Communities Inhabiting a High-Gradient Riverine System”; Morgan Kurz, “An Investigation of Sex Ratios of Perimyotis Subflavus and Observations of Breeding and Maternity Behaviors at Dunbar Cave State Area in Montgomery County, Tennessee”; Elisa Lund, “CspZ, a potential vaccine candidate for dog Lyne disease”; Jeremy Lynch, “Age Bias and Resume Evaluation as a Determinate of Hiring Manager and Applicant Age”; and Andrew Riggs, “Reassessment of the Fishes of the Little River System, Western Kentucky.”

Non-Empirical Research: Lydia Fleming, “Internalization of the Scarlett Letter: A Lacanian Analysis of Hawthorne’s Pearl,” and Lois Jones with two entries, “Gendered Language in Children’s Literature” and “Gendered Language in Technical Communication.”

The event is sponsored by the APSU Office of Academic Affairs and the College of Graduate Studies.   

For more information about either the Graduate Extravaganza at APSU, call the College of Graduate Studies, (931) 221-7414 or e-mail GradStudies@apsu.edu. To learn more about graduate education at APSU, visit http://apsu.edu/cogs. -- Melony Shemberger