Baylor Celebrates Scholarship During Honors Week April 6-10

April 1, 1999

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Baylor University will highlight the academic achievements of outstanding seniors in the honors program during Honors Week April 6-10.

Nine senior undergraduate students, representing various fields of study, will present their research from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, and Thursday, April 8, in Recital Hall II of Waco Hall.

Tuesday's presenters include Elisabeth Susan Myers, a senior classics major from Orange, on "Mutatis Mutandis: The Function of Change in Ovid's Metamorphoses Books 11-15," mentored by Dr. R. Alden Smith; Andrew Franklin Morgan, a senior health science studies major from Waco, on "Electromyographic Analysis of the Vastus Medialis versus the Vastus Lateralis for the Prevention and Rehabilitation of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome," mentored by Dr. Deborah Johnston; Mariah Kay Baker, a senior religion major from Midland, on "Revolution and the New Reality of the Poor: Church and Political Praxis in Latin American Liberation Theology," mentored by Dr. Barry A. Harvey; and Ursula Blue Moore, a senior psychology major from Edmond, Okla., on "Construct Validity of the General Religious Scale," mentored by

Dr. Kristina M. DeNeve.

Thursday's presenters include Julie Annette Cross, a senior English major from Salem, Ore., on "Private Property: The Journal of Carrie Albee, An Analysis of the Personal Writings of a Pioneer School Teacher in West Texas," mentored by Dr. Rebecca Sharpless; Amanda Leigh Edwards, a senior political science/history major from Fort Worth, on "The Establishment Clause: A Historical Perspective Through the Opinions of Justices William Rehnquist and Hugo Black," mentored by Dr. John C. Blakeman; Andrew Alan Michel, a university scholar from Brandon, Miss., on "Virtues and the Physician: Cultivating Phronesis Toward the Dying

Patient," mentored by Dr. Scott H. Moore; Mina Simhai, a senior economics major from Devils Lake, N.D., on "Internal Struggles After Auschwitz: Primo Levi, Elie Wiesel and Jean Amery,"

mentored by Dr. Jay B. Losey; and Justin Ben Trogdon, a senior economics major from Bolivar, Mo., on "Losing to Win: An Empirical Analysis of Tournament Theory in the National Basketball Association," mentored by Dr. Beck A. Taylor.

The annual honors convocation will be held Wednesday, April 7, at 3 p.m. in Armstrong Browning Library. Dr. Linda Leavell, a Baylor Honors Program graduate and an associate professor in the department of English at Oklahoma State University, will speak on "Surfing Beneath the Ivory Tower." Leavell's nationally acclaimed book, Marianne Moore and the Visual Arts: Prismatic Color, was published by Louisiana State University Press in 1995, and won the South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) book award in 1996.

For more information on Honors Week, contact Steve Sadler, assistant director of the Baylor Honors Program, at 710-6334.

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