WILSON, N.C. — March 31, 2023 — The Barton College community is excited to celebrate “Days of Scholarship & Engagement” on campus during the week of April 3-6. The theme, “Reaching Higher: Redefining Scholarship,” will cover myriad topics.
Tuesday through Thursday sessions open to the community include the Plenary Session, the Poster Sessions, the Presentation Sessions, the BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History, and the Spoken Word and Student-Produced Works.
The Honors Lecture “Maps in Rare Books and on Postage Stamps” by Robert Cagna, dean of Willis N. Hackney Library, will be held at 12:30 p.m. in the Library Commons in the Willis N. Hackney Library on Monday. The opening event for the Days of Scholarship and Engagement will be “From Parchment Page to Silver Screen: A Viewing of the Movie Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” at 7 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall on Monday evening.
On Tuesday morning, the Plenary Session for Days of Scholarship and Engagement will open at 9 a.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall with keynote speaker Ms. Kaydene Powell, class of 2020. Her presentation will focus on the week’s theme “Reaching Higher: Redefining Scholarship.” A native of Sanguinetti, Jamaica, Powell is the eldest of seven children. She moved to the United States in 2002, and spent several years in New York before relocating to Clayton in 2014 with her daughters, Arya and Aryn. Motivated by her daughters, Powell has sought education as a means for growth and development. She completed an Associate’s degree from Johnston Community College in 2018 and a Bachelor’s degree from Barton College in 2020. While at Barton, she developed lasting relationships even amid the pressures of COVID-19. She completed her degree in Psychology with a minor in English. While in school, she worked as a patient coordinator at Access Physical Therapy and, upon graduation, she was promoted to lead patient coordinator. In 2021, she became the administrative team leader. This role allows her to support employees in North Carolina and in Pennsylvania as she handles a variety of human resources tasks. It is her passion for learning that has taken her back to Johnston Community College where she is currently working to earn a paralegal certificate and also learning American Sign Language.
Following the Plenary Session, the campus community will focus on a series of Panel Discussions from which to choose, beginning at 10 a.m. Titles of these discussions will include “From Parchment Page to Silver Screen: A Discussion of the Medieval and Modern Lives of ‘Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,’” “From Connection to Practice: A Discussion with Senior Social Work Students,” “What’s In Your Backpack? Learn How Bulldogs Can Study Abroad,” “The Inequity of DEI in Regard to Persons with Disabilities,” and “Who’s Rubber and Who’s Glue? Resilience Post Covid: A Cross-Cultural Study.” Full details for these presentations, the speakers, and the locations are found at https://www.barton.edu/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Day-of-Scholarship-Schedule-2023.pdf
Poster Sessions, beginning at 11 a.m., will include — Barriers to Increasing LGBTQ+ Education in North Carolina ADN Nursing Programs, Tiger Woods: The Outside Factors Affecting the Pressures in His Game, Group Conformity at Barton College, Memory Across Aging, The Representation of Color and Environmentalism in “Sir Gawain and The Green Knight,” Pentagram vs. Crosses: Magic in “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,” Understanding the Pharmacological Effects of the Fibromyalgia Pathway, “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”: Chivalry’s Characteristics and Regional Differences, Factors That Influence Student-Athlete Success, Understanding the Effects of Curcumin Against Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Dogs, Factors That Influence Juvenile Delinquency, Friend vs. Stranger: How Does Prosocial Interaction Affect the Likelihood of Reciprocity?, The Impact of Short-Term Meditation on Mood, The Role of Self-Care Practices in Well-Being, An Investigation of Medieval Violence and “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,” The Relationship Between Coaching Styles and Mental Health in Athletes at Barton College, Women Ruined Them: Femininity and Masculinity, the Roles in Christian Marriage During the Middle Ages, The Effects of Divorce on Individuals’ Mental Health from a College-Age Perspective, Social Media Use and Its Effect on Stress and Anxiety, The Effectiveness of Coping Between Students and Student Athletes, Understanding a Simple Biodegradable Plastic Made Using Sunflower Oil, An Investigation of Resilience in International and U.S. Students, Social Media and Its Impact at the Workplace, Age and Gender Differences in Emotion Recognition, How Do Social Stressors Affect First-Year Students at Barton College?, Hermit Crab Personality: Do Hermit Crabs (Coenobita Clypeatus) Differ in Boldness and Shyness, The Use of Propaganda Throughout Social Media and the Effects of Coercion and Persuasion on Young Adults, The Effect of Attraction Bias on Perceived Characteristics in College-Based Settings, Stress Levels in Students and Student Athletes, Are You Sure You Are Remembering That Right? False Memories, How They’re Made, and Their Prevalence in Society Today, Can You Make a Drug in the Lab with Natural Material, with Medicinal Properties and Lovastatin?, and The Effects of Visual Prompting on Individuals with Autism. Additional details about the presenters and the faculty sponsors are available at https://www.barton.edu/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Day-of-Scholarship-Schedule-2023.pdf
During Tuesday’s lunch on Center Campus, members of the Barton College Choir will perform selections from their repertoire.
Following lunch, three Presentation Sessions will be held from 1:10 p.m. to 2 p.m., from 2:10 p.m. to 3 p.m., and from 3:10 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Titles of presentations in Session One include — The Role of Self-Care Practices in Well-Being, The Effects of Intimacy on an Individual from Non-Romantic Relationships, The Effects of Divorce on Individuals’ Mental Health from a College-Aged Perspective, Memory Across Aging, Age and Gender Differences in Emotion Recognition, The Road Through “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Hermit Crab Personality: Do Hermit Crabs (Coenobita Clypeatus) Differ in Boldness and Shyness?, Pressure in Holistic Medicine, Assessing Beliefs About Psychedelics Across Healthcare Related Disciplines: A Cross-Sectional Study to Validate the Attitudes on Psychedelics Questionnaire’s Latent Variable Model in a U.S. Population.
Titles for Session Two include — The Effects of Relaxation Techniques on Stress and Anxiety, An Investigation of Resilience in International and U.S. Students, The Effectiveness of Coping Between Students and Student Athletes, Factors Thar Influence Student-Athlete Success, How Do Social Stressors Affect First-Year Students at Barton College?, The Relationship Between Coaching Styles and Mental health in Athletes at Barton College, Social Media and Its Impact at the Workplace, Social Media Use and Its Effect on Stress and Anxiety, and Stress Levels in Students and Student Athletes.
Session Three titles include — Impact of Covid-19 on Elementary Students’ Reading Levels, Factors That Influence Juvenile Delinquency, A Southern Season: Rural Stories and the Disappearing South, The Effects of Visual Prompting on Individuals With Autism, Alterations in Microbial Diversity Due to PCB Contamination in a Wake County Stream, Intersections and Divisions of Culture and Identity in Irish Cuisine: Reflections on Recreating a Historic Dinner on Its 200th Anniversary, How the Catholic Response to Oral Contraception Shaped the Public Debate Concerning Birth Control, Beyond Men’s Experiences: Developing a Psychometric Scale to Measure Perceptions of Men’s Fitness for Professional Nursing (FiNS-M©), and Self-Efficacy, Effort, and Perceived Performance Impact Acute Well-Being Responses to Strength Training Sessions in Student-Athletes.
Full details for all of these presentations, the speakers, and the locations are found at https://www.barton.edu/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Day-of-Scholarship-Schedule-2023.pdf
A reception with brief remarks and recognitions will conclude Tuesday’s events.
On Wednesday, there will be a Blood Drive hosted by Amanda Maynard and the Healthcare+Hosa Cohort at Hardy Alumni Hall from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Community Wellness Committee will sponsor a Health & Wellness Fair on Center Campus from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
From 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening, Master Level Research Presentations will be held in the Mary Irwin Belk Hall. Those projects include — The Psychological Well-Being of Post-Stroke Patients, The Effects of Assisted vs. Resisted Sprint Training on Speed, Eccentric and Isometric Training Effects Compared to Traditional Weight Training, Examining the Impact of the Coach-Athlete Relationship on Anxiety and Perceived Performance in Collegiate American Football Athletes, Perceived Stress Levels in College Athletes and College Students, Case Study of Air-Force ROTC Physical Training Utilizing the Operator Fitness Test, The Effects of Shoulder Injury on Strength and Range of Motion in Overhead Throwing Athletes, The Effects of Electronic Dance Music on Runners, and The Effectiveness of Cardiac Rehabilitation on Physiological, Psychological, and Nutritional Variables. Full details for these presentations, the speakers, and the locations are found at https://www.barton.edu/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Day-of-Scholarship-Schedule-2023.pdf
On Thursday evening at 6 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall, Daniel Burge will be the featured speaker for the BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History. His lecture will focus on his new book “A Failed Vision of Empire: The Collapse of Manifest Destiny, 1845-1872. Burge is the associate editor of the “Register of the Kentucky Historical Society” and coordinator of the KHS Research Fellowship Program. As a former research fellow, he is committed to helping researchers at the Kentucky Historical Society connect to the broader historical community. He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Alabama, and his research focuses on manifest destiny, nineteenth-century empire, and humor. He has published articles in the “Western Historical Quarterly,” the “Alabama Review,” and in several edited collections.
To conclude this impressive array of events throughout the Days of Scholarship and Engagement, Thursday evening’s “The Spoken Word and Student Produced Works” will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre. Details about this theatre-sponsored event are available at https://www.barton.edu/spoken-word-and-student-produced-works-on-april-6-in-the-kennedy-family-theatre/