2014 Award Winners

2014 James J. Whalen Academic Symposium Award Winners

Oral Presentations:

Thomas Conners
School of H&S - English, Writing, Modern Languages and Literature
Translingualism: Gustavo Perez Firmat’s Self-Expression of Hybridity

Jackson Eagan
School of Communications-Cinema, Photography, and Media Arts
Working with Community Partners in Intag, Ecuador to Create Educational Outreach Videos about Cloud Forest Biodiversity and Conservation for Primary School Children 

Chelsea Ireland
School of Business – Marketing and Law
The History and Current State of the Effect of Homosexuality on Child Custody Cases in Mississippi, 

Nicola Jennings
School of HSHP-Exercise and Sport Science
Do Sleep, Stress, and Gender Impact Academic Performances in Ithaca College Students? 

Christina Mathew, Martin Luther King Scholar 
Scholar/Honors Program
Global Disabilities in your Backyard: The Ideal vs. the Reality

Matt Orama
School of H&S - Sociology
American Dream for Whom? Exploring the Long-term Impacts of Stop and Frisk Encounters on Young Men in New York City

Jeffrey Porzio
School of H&S - Physics
Hearing the Formation of Planets: Spectral Sonification of Astronomical Sources- Awards Finalists 

Rebecca Saltzman
School of Music – Music Education
The Reality Pedagogy in Music Education

Cedrick-Michael Simmons, Martin Luther King Scholar
Scholar/Honors Program
More than Just a Vacation: Connecting the Principles and Insight from International Travel to Student Leadership at IC

Donette Ritchie
Rebekah Wolinsky
School of HSHP – Health Promotion and Physical Education
Improving Infant and Maternal Health in El Salvador: Think Locally, Act Globally 


Drew Weinstein
School of H&S – Music Performance – Theatre Arts
Macbeth in Performance: an Exploration of Human Error 

Poster Presentations:

Chloe Baron
Kimberly Mobley
Hana Uchida 
School of H&S - Psychology
Analysis of Preschool Activities in the Dominican Republic: A Comparison of Two Schools

Sarah Donovan
School of HSHP – Exercise & Sport Sciences/Speech Language Pathology and Audiology 
Exercise-induces Laryngeal Obstruction in a Collegiate Male Soccer Athlete, Exercise & Sport Sciences/ 

Creative Design:

Alex McKeen
School of Communications – Television/Radio
Creative Design Contest