via Zoom (pending the official requirements and the covid situation)
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All day event

You are cordially invited to this Academic Year’s Showcase of the Honors Senior Research Thesis and Senior Research Projects 2020/21. Despite the circumstances, it was a busy and successful year for Honors Society and the Honors Program at Franklin University, and we would like to celebrate the achievements of those graduating students who are participated in the Honors program this year together with you. We would also like to introduce the new Honors Executive Board for 2021/22.

There are ten Honors projects that will be presented very briefly there (about three each), and there will be an opportunity for questions as well. There will also be a brief presentation about this year’s Honors Seminar, taught by Professor Pyka.

Everybody is warmly welcome to join.

The Showcase will take place at the LAC Conference Room, in accordance with the official Covid-19 guidelines. A Zoom link for remote participation is available as well.

Presenters and Projects:

  • Andrea Briscoe (History): ““Using the Amish?: An Examination of the National Committee for Amish Religious Freedom and Its Role in the Christian Right Movement”
  • Simon Bruns (History, and International Economics with an Emphasis in Political Economy): “International Solidarity and the nature of GDR foreign policy: The Interplay of Ideological Rhetoric and Economic Need”
  • Marième Cissé (Communication and Media Studies, and International Relations): “Political Correctness, a Returning American Public Enemy: An Ideographic Analysis of Discourses of During the 2016 American Presidential Campaign”
  • Catherine Cravens (History): "Meanwhile, in Texas: History Education Policy as a Reflection of Civic Identity During the 1990s."
  • James Fahey (Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, and History): “Dark Knights and American Patriots: US National Mythology and Superhero Cinema, 2008-2016.”
  • Allison Kalvaitis (History): “Vanguardism. Sergei Nechaev’s ‘Professional Revolutionary’ and Its Reception Across the Political Spectrum in 20th Century Russia and the United States”
  • Pearl Kasirye (Communication and Media Studies): "The Future of Media Literacy Education in Uganda”
  • Moriah Simonds (Art History, and History): ““Theory of a Holiday State: American Visions of Honolulu in the Jet Age (1950-1970)”
  • Luciana Vazquez Arrua (Social Justice and Sustainability): “Waste Management Proposal for the City of Pilar with the opportunity of a circular economy”
  • Carisa Villela (Literature): “A Comparative Study of Liminal Identities in Select Mexican and Chicano Literary Texts.”