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Just a reminder, that on Wednesday, March 16th, 2005 St. Thomas University is proud to host the Second Annual Student Research and Ideas Fair. More than 50 students will be showcasing their research in 20-minute presentations. The Fair is being held in Sir James Dunn Hall, Rooms G1, G2, G5, G6 and G109. The first presentations will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the following sessions will begin on the half-hour. There will be an one-hour break for lunch. The presentations will begin again at 1:00 p.m. and run until 3:30 p.m. At 3:30 p.m., everyone is invited to a Reception in the Foyer, Ground Floor, Sir James Dunn Hall to congratulate the student presenters and their mentors. Two students from the Fair will be chosen to present their work at a similar Fair being held at our sister university, the University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas.

The topics of the presentations show the breadth of research being done by our students; everything from “Different Worlds? Perceptions of St. Thomas University in the Community and Beyond”, to “Unmasking the “Monster”: Defending the Role of Dissent within Political Community”, to “The Attentional Effects of Nicotine on Brain Waves”, to “Shakespeare’s Use of Ambiguity in Antony and Cleopatra”, to “Stories of Community-Based Restorative Justice Volunteers Making a Difference”. Everyone will find something of interest - a copy of the schedule will be posted on the University webpage.

Faculty mentors are needed to act as moderators for morning and afternoon sessions. If you are interested in acting in this capacity, please contact Janice Moore at jmoore@stu.ca or 460-0345. If anyone has any questions about the Fair, you can contact Janice at the above. Please make plans to attend the Fair and encourage your students to attend to support their colleagues.

Time

Room G1

Room G2

Room G5

Room G6

Room G108

9:00 a.m. -

9:30

a.m.
MARK ADAMS

Modern Platonism - A Critical Engagement with Leo Strauss

KENDRA BURDETT

Unmasking the "Monster": Defending the Role of Dissent within Political Community

AMANDA CLARK & CAROLINE COREY

The Attentional Effects of Nicotine on Brain Waves

MATTHEW DINAN

Reconciling the Image with the Idea: The Relationship Between the Notion of Transcendence in Coleridge's Reflections on Having Left a Place of Retirement and His Poetical Theory in Biographia Literaria

MELANIE ANNE DUNLOP

Stories of Community-Based Restorative Justice Volunteers Making a Difference

9:30 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

MICHAEL ASHFIELD

How Should We Approach Discourse Regarding the Recent Disaster in Asia?

HOLLY BURKE

Selling Our Weapons to the Enemy: Issues in Arms Control

LINDSAY COPP

An Assessment of the Psychometric Properties of the Antecedent Questionnaire-Self-Report (AQ-S)

FAITH McFARLAND

Shakespeare's Use of Ambiguity in Antony and Cleopatra

MICHAEL MacPHERSON

Youth Perceptions of Delinquency: The Canadian Auto Theft Epidemic

10:00 a.m. -

10:30 a.m.

STUART FORESTELL

A True Timepiece: The Role of Time in Kant's Cognitive Machinery

ERIN CRANDALL

The Secession Reference and the Influences of the Supreme Court

ERICA GRANT

Dehumanization and Diffusion of Responsibility: A Closer Look at Bandura's Mechanisms for Moral Disengagement

RYAN O'SHEA

Nature of Martyrdom in Richards' Evening Snow Shall Bring Such Peace

SCHELLEY REID

Elizabeth Fry Societies: The Continued Fight for Federal Female Offenders

10:30 a.m. -

11:00 a.m.

MARTYN GRANT

Lay Down Your Tools, O Builders of Philosophy

KYLE HANNIMAN

Searching for Politically Sustainable Economic Growth: Modern China as a Case Study

MEAGHAN HOWE

The Relationship Between Fathers' Message About Food and Weight and Daughters' Eating Behaviour and Body Image

KYLE PETERS

Symptomatic Freedom and the Inevitability of Secular Transgression in Le Morte Darthur

JENNIFER RILES

Law and Practice in Canada: Importing UK Legislation for Corporate Criminal Justic in Canada

11:00 a.m. -

11:30 a.m.

DEREK NASON

The Digital Paintbrush: Artists Wearing Labcoats

ANDREW PENG

Sino-U.S. Relations in the Twenty-first Century

APRIL McGRATH

The Perceptual, Informational, and Attitudinal Factors Affecting Pesticide Use

DARRELL RHODENIZER

Transcendence Catalyzed: The Sharing of Peak Experience in Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner

LORI BETH SHEFFIELD

Crime Prevention Through Social Development and Community Capacity Building: The Contribution of Voluntary Organizations to Youth Development

11:30 a.m. -

12:00 noon

RYAN PRIDDLE

Revealing the Implicit Tension on Platonic Ontology Through a Heiderggerian Analysis of Plato's Metaphor and Argumentation

ALICE ZHENGFEN

China: Economic Prospects and Strategic Implications

BARBARA NUSSEY

Reading Comprehension as a Function of Mode and Text Difficulty

JOEL RODGERS

A Love-Song: Queering Desire in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

JENNIFER SIMPSON

Evil Monster or Innocent Victim: The Role of Gender in the Media Representation of Women Who Kill

12:00 noon -

1:00 p.m.

LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1:00 p.m. -

1:30 p.m.

IFTEKHAR RAHIM

Nietzache's Vision of the Future

TIM COATES

Newspapers in Canada's Democracy: An Examination of Bias in Medicare Coverage



LISA WELLING

The Facial Feature Hierarchy and Brain Activity

PATTI WHEATLEY

HIV/AIDS and Human Rights: The African Situation in a Global World

MEGAN WATTS

Discourse and Dangerousness: An Exploratory Study of Dangerous Offender Designation

1:30 p.m. -

2:00 p.m.

MICHELLE WILBAND

Augustine and Language

NICHOLAS COATES

God Bless Captain Planet: The Church and the Ecological Crisis

MONICA SHARMA & MEAGHAN DONAHUE

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Face Perception

BRIAN CAMPBELL

Phantom Analysis: The Absence of Representation as a Form of Representation in 1980s "Ghostbusters" Merchandise

JOSHUA MAYNARD

An Agent Oriented Theory of Gift Exchange: The Methodology of Pierre Bourdieu

2:00 p.m. -

2:30 p.m.

DAVID WILCOX

The Certainty of the Self: Kant's Synthesis of Descartes and Hume

SADIE DONOVAN

Putting John in Its Place: Contextualizing the Gospel of John

MICHELLE SNOW

The Relationship Between Reality Cosmetic Surgery Television, Body Image Dissatisfaction, and Desire/Approval of Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

DON RICHARDSON

A Free and Independent Kingdom:

The Historical Roots of Revolutionary Hungary's Declaration of Independence

SEBASTAIN MUELLER

The Media Coverage on "The War on Terrorism"

2:30 p.m. -

3:00 p.m.

JASMINE SAVOIE

An Analysis of Marguerite Duras' The Sea Wall as an Anti-Colonist Text

CHRISTINE NOBISS

The Ramayana of the Public and Private Spheres in North India

KELLEY ROBINSON

Searching for "God" in the Age of Oprah: Unchurched Spirituality and the Five Factor Model of Personality

MICHELLE ROGERS

Secular Involvement in the Templar Trials

SARAH OAKLEY

They Do the Same Things, But in Different Ways

3:00 p.m. -

3:30 p.m.

    CHRISTIN SHERIDAN

The Reliability of Animal Toxicology: Case Study on the Pesiticide Diazinon