Summer Hours for Special Collections

Special Collections Reading Room Summer Schedule

Starting May 14th the Special Collections Reading Room will be open by appointment only for the summer months. Researchers should contact 812-237-2610 to make an appointment.

The Special Collections Department of the Cunningham Memorial Library holds the University’s unique physical and digital collections. Special Collections consists of four units: Rare Books & Manuscripts, University Archives, Digital Initiatives, and the Permanent Art Collection. These four units hold, preserve, and make accessible art, University’s history, local history collections, the world-famous Cordell Dictionary Collection, Rare Book collections on a variety of subjects, and provide digitization and data management support for the University’s Institutional Repository, Sycamore Scholars, and the community digital memory project, Wabash Valley Visions and Voices.

Friday May 4: Honors College Poster Sessions, day 3 of 3

Session 7, May 4, 9:00 – 11:00 AM

  • Rachel Calkins, Art: The importance of LGBTA+ representation in visual media
  • Hannah Carty, Athletic Training: Effectiveness of joint mobilizations to increase dorsiflexion in individuals with chronic ankle instability
  • Darian Crum, English: Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures
  • Aleksey Green, Speech-Language Pathology: Children’s books: The role of literacy in development
  • Courtney Greig, Criminology and Criminal Justice : Social Disorganization Theory and its effect on homicide
  • Nicole Hoover, Recreation and Sport Management: Medical Voluntourism: Ensuring we’re helping, not hurting
  • Morgan Lesich, Elementary Education: Related arts in schools: An analysis of their developmental benefits
  • Latesha Merkel, Fine Art: The impact of representation and diversity both present and lacking in western animated media
  • Jordan Meadows, Criminology and Criminal Justice: True purposes of the correctional system in America
  • Justin Ottino, Criminology & Criminal Justice: Columbine, causes and a new era of school safety
  • Autumn Piccione, Political Science – Legal Studies: Take Back the Night
  • Olivia Strother, Speech-Language Pathology: Effect of deaf parents on hearing children’s language development
  • Kate Sullivan, Finance: How language affects women: Women talking, talking to them, and talking about them

 Session 8, May 4, 12:30 – 2:30 PM

  • Shan Antony, Health Sciences: The disparities of rural health care: The history, diagnosis, and prognosis of a forgotten population
  • Jacob Barton, Marketing: Time is money: Student involvement and its effect on job candidacy attractiveness
  • Zachary Blankenship, Aviation Management: An analysis of common factors in recent school shootings
  • Kaitlynn Goekler, Science Education: Science education instructional models: Which model best promotes inquiry
  • Tanzania Jackson, Marketing: Media’s influence on social movements
  • Samantha Jones, Psychology: Breastfeeding attitudes: United States regional differences and attitudes toward breastfeeding
  • Megan Osmon, Biology with Specialization in Medical Lab Science: Chemotherapeutic resistant breast cancer cell lines
  • Madeline Riley, Human & Environmental Systems: Mayflower descendants: Mother’s mortality in a founding population
  • Adam Rogutich, Professional Aviation Flight Technology: Pilotless aviation: Is it becoming a reality?
  • Dylan Stolz, Biology: A novel method for determining lung fungal burden in experimental invasive aspergillosis
  • Peyton Webb, Elementary Education: Educational games: Reaching higher levels of fun
  • Brianna Wells, Science Education: Uncovering misconceptions in the classroom

Session 9, May 4, 2:30 – 4:30 PM

  • Joshua Chinsky, History: A deeper look at the gun culture in America
  • Amber Compton, English: Sexual education and the consequences
  • Kelsey Golden, Political Science: Public policy that promotes comprehensive sexual education in schools benefits students’ sexual health and wellness
  • Brianne Huxford, Dietetics: Type one diabetes: The real trigger
  • Wendell Kirkman, Chemistry: Comparing public opinion of climate change in Costa Rica and the Midwestern United States
  • Ashley Koontz, Athletic Training: Depression: Analysis of causes, susceptible populations, mental health impact and treatment options
  • Samantha Maxwell, Elementary Education: Animals in the classroom and their effects on student learning and behavior
  • Alexis Mele, Speech-Language Pathology: Is that true? Parental beliefs about bilingual education
  • Katherine Neese, Biology with Specialization in Medical Lab Science: Women’s healthcare: How has it changed?
  • Anna Neihart, Business Administration: How the national housing market differs from Vigo County, Indiana, and a comparison of housing market sources
  • Erial Pena, Human Development and Family Studies: Grandparenthood: The effects of grandparents raising grandchildren
  • Brandy Protz, Athletic Training: Treating chronic disease with unconventional medicine: A comparative analysis
  • Rileigh Roberson, Communication: Marketability of multilingual candidates compared to monolingual candidates during the career search
  • Alysa Woodall, Baccalaureate Nursing: Anxiety: What is it and how is it managed?

Thursday May 3: Honors College Poster Sessions, day 2 of 3

Session 4, May 3, 9:00 – 11:00 AM

  • Emily Brady, Physical Education Exercise Science : The benefits of cross-training
  • Alison Cook, Management: Blockbuster: How did it fall
  • Olivia Harpenau, Baccalaureate Nursing : The impact of Kangaroo Care on premature neonate
  • Juan Morales, Biology: Bruxism: what is it? What are its effects and consequences?
  • Mariangel Morales, Biology: Oral health and diabetes
  • Lauren Novick, Biology: The origins and justification of anti-Semitism throughout history
  • Kelly Polacek, Biology: Marine animal strandings and associated rescue efforts
  • Logan Pollard, Construction Management: Societal imprint on the development of the gender binary
  • Whitney Reyher, Psychology: Examining the utilization of sexual violence as a weapon of war
  • Rebecca Rudisell, History: Georgia’s economy and the Confederate war effort
  • Eileen Stinnett, Human Development and Family Studies: Academic success: A parent’s influence on his or her child’s success
  • Courtney Swanson, Psychology: The portrayal of psychopathy in the media: Its effects on public opinion of psychopaths

Session 5, May 3, 12:30 – 2:30 PM

  • Austin Angel, Financial Services: Analysis of the sharing economy: The benefits and challenges
  • Carson Brown, Athletic Training: The role of E-health within patient care
  • Dylan Clem, Information Technology: Impact of social media on today’s youth
  • Cassidy Clothier, Biology: Effects of video game play on behavior
  • Audra Critcheloe, Health Sciences: Standardized testing and its effects on students, teachers and school districts
  • Holly Dusek, Social Studies Education: Enhancing global awareness through international education
  • Hannah Harpenau, Athletic Training: Treating chronic pain with therapeutic modalities and exercise vs. masking chronic pain with opioids
  • Alexis Heck, Business Administration: Which fundamental business aspects make dental practices so successful and how?
  • Sara Leyes, Health Sciences: Workplace wellness programs: Are they a positive or negative contribution from the Affordable Care Act?
  • Colleen Madden, Dietetics: An investigation of body image among NCAA female athletes
  • Sarah Paloma, Athletic Training: Mirror Box Therapy
  • Catherine Smith, Elementary Education: Fasting traditions in the major Abrahamic religions: Spiritual purpose and impact on health
  • Brogan Thomas, Chemistry: Activation of Disilanes with copper complexes and progress towards catalytic incorporation and utilization of intermediate functional groups

Session 6, May 3, 2:30 – 4:30 PM

  • Ben Cvengros, Biology: The effects of urbanization on bird species richness and abundance
  • Shelby Doades, Athletic Training: The Sphenopalatine Ganglion and its role in treating migraine headaches, an epidemic
  • Emma Eckrote, Psychology: The importance of evaluation in global health aid: A review of literature and analysis of Timmy Global Health
  • De’Ja Echols, Criminology and Criminal Justice: The theory of social disorganization: Assault on society
  • Aleta Hart, Chemistry: Climate change: How we can solve the crisis
  • Katelyn Hufford, Baccalaureate Nursing: Twelve-hour shifts in nursing: An analysis of the implications
  • Kara Kraus, Athletic Training: Preceptor facilitated debriefing: Does it improve student clinical performance and work efficacy?
  • Dana Mattioli, Baccalaureate Nursing: Focusing on the caretakers: Understanding prevention and management methods of nursing compassion fatigue in the hospital setting
  • Courtney Natt, Biology: HPV vaccine: Lack of knowledge, skewed perceptions, insufficient Uptake, and methods to increase vaccination and disease knowledge
  • Kaitlin Schwent, Interior Architecture Design: The effect of light and color on interior spaces
  • Jonathan Underwood, Management: Credit score awareness: Presenting the issue and proposing a solution
  • Matthew Unrue, Physical Education Exercise Science: Foster the people: An exploration of socio-emotional health, mental health, and physical health for children in foster Care
  • Andrew VanDenburgh, Marketing: The cultural phenomenon of van life