Dr. Kenya Taylor
Mortar Board adviser, 308.865.8843
The research of eight students is featured in the latest issue of the University of Nebraska at Kearney “Undergraduate Research Journal.”
“The UNK ‘Undergraduate Research Journal’ provides an opportunity for the university to share some of the high quality scholarly papers produced by students in the past year,” said Dr. Kenya Taylor, UNK dean of Graduate Studies and Research. “We are pleased to include contributions from education, fine arts and humanities, and natural and social sciences.” Dr. Taylor is the chair of the Undergraduate Research Council. The journal is published annually by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity.
The students will also present their research and creative activity at the annual on-campus Student Research Day, the National Conferences for Undergraduate Research and at professional conferences throughout the year.
“These outlets give students a chance to disseminate their work in various settings, which is an essential part of the academic experience,” Dr. Taylor said. “We congratulate the students whose writing is included in this volume and thank the many faculty who guide and support their work.”
Students featured in the UNK “Undergraduate Research Journal” are alphabetically below by hometown, research and mentor.
Belgrade – Jami Scott, “The Story Behind the Music: The Implications of Rondo alla Turca,” Dr. David Nabb
Falls City – Hayley Milam, “Psychological Characteristics that Predict Obedience to Authority,” Dr. Richard Miller
Kearney – Charles Sepers, “Efficacy of Two Theory-Based 12 Week E-mail-Mediated Walking Programs,” Dr. R. Todd Bartee
Holdrege – Emily Myers, “Historical Fiction in Education,” Dr. Susan Honeyman
North Platte – Cody Jarvis, “Cuban Waves of Immigration: America’s Unique Response to Cuban Immigration, 1959 – 1994,” Dr. Roger Davis
Odell – Kendall Mauer and Krista Zarybnicky, “Changes in Metabolism Based on Breakfast Consumption,” Dr. Kate Heelan
Omaha – Danielle Larson, “Whiteclay: Historical Underpinnings of Political, Social and Legal Injustice,” Dr. Peter Longo
St. Paul – Leanna Brase, “Effects of Religiosity of Young Adult Sexual Behavior,” Dr. Jody Van Laningham
York – Kendall Mauer and Krista Zarybnicky, “Changes in Metabolism Based on Breakfast Consumption,” Dr. Kate Heelan
The featured research is selected by the members of the Undergraduate Research Council, which includes: Dr. John Bauer assistant professor of geography; Dr. Greg Broekemier, professor and chair of marketing and management information systems; Dr. Greg Brown, associate professor of health, physical education and recreation; Dr. Julie Campbell, assistant professor of criminal justice; Dr. John Falconer, director of undergraduate research; Dr. Jan Harriott, associate professor of music; Celeste Lempke of Wallace, editor and UNK graduate student; Dr. Annette Moser, assistant professor of chemistry; Dr. Letitia Reichart, assistant professor of biology; Dr. David Rozema, professor of philosophy; Dr. A. Ross Taylor, assistant professor of marketing and management information systems; and Dr. Taylor.
During the selection process, the research is also assessed by a review board which includes: Dr. Vijay Agrawal, associate professor of marketing and management information systems; Dr. John Bauer, assistant professor of geography; Dr. Duane Bierman, assistant professor of music and director of bands; Dr. Kurt Borchard, professor of sociology; Dr. Wayne Briner, professor of psychology; Dr. Sharon Campbell, assistant professor of music and performing arts; Dr. Sandy Cook Fong, associate professor of criminal justice and social work; Dr. Gene Fendt, professor of philosophy; Dr. Seth Fletcher, senior lecturer of music and performing arts; Dr. Erin Holt, assistant professor of health, physical education and recreation; Dr. Francis Lynott, assistant professor of health, physical education and recreation; Dr. Tom Martin, professor of philosophy; Dr. Danielle Neal, assistant professor of criminal justice; Dr. Noah Rogoff, assistant professor of music and performing arts; Dr. Steven Shulz assistant professor of marketing and management; Kurt Siedschlaw, professor of criminal justice; Nadine Stuehm, senior lecturer of social work; Dr. A. Ross Taylor, assistant professor of management information systems; Dr. Jody Van Laningham, assistant professor of social work; Dr. Don Welch, emeritus professor of English; Dr. William Wozniak, professor of psychology; and Dr. Maha Younes, professor and co-chairperson of criminal justice and social work.