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The Things We Don’T See: Oppressive Mental Health Language In 1940’S East Texas, Shannon R. Groce Apr 2020

The Things We Don’T See: Oppressive Mental Health Language In 1940’S East Texas, Shannon R. Groce

Undergraduate Research Conference

In the mental health files I examine, the oppressive mental health language, descriptions, and inaccurate twentieth-century perceptions of female patients will be brought to light and reexamined. It is my hope that, by doing so, the patients who suffered will be remembered, and their stories never again repeated.


Vacation Home Design, Megan Hall Apr 2020

Vacation Home Design, Megan Hall

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A family of four requested a contemporary design for a 900 square-foot vacation home. Due to the husband’s limited mobility, the accessibility standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guided the design because the layout must accommodate a future wheelchair. The two sons requested a loft with a private bath for their sleeping quarters.


Caddo Inspired Coil Pots, Jordan Weaver Apr 2019

Caddo Inspired Coil Pots, Jordan Weaver

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When my bosses, John Handley and Alisa Steed, asked me to plan an educational program to go along with the upcoming Contemporary Caddo art show at the Cole Art Center I knew I wanted to find an art lesson to teach children. Creating is a great way to teach children about history because it invites them to take an active role in their education, rather than passively listening. After learning that traditional Caddo potters created coil pots out of clay, I knew I wanted to teach this art form to children in the community. Making coil pots requires children to ...


Sfa Student Involvement In Religion And Spirituality, Jannah Wright Apr 2019

Sfa Student Involvement In Religion And Spirituality, Jannah Wright

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Understanding how others interact with religion and spirituality in both broad and narrow terms can aid in successfully reaching a captive audience. Here, information regarding relationships with religion and spirituality will be reported to understand trends in spiritual involvement among SFA students. The latter of these two is a potentially useful resource for campus spiritual organizations looking to understand and expand their current audience and increase service attendance.


The Artist Residency And Lumen Printing, Austin Cullen Apr 2019

The Artist Residency And Lumen Printing, Austin Cullen

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The artist residency is a critical and informative experience that is privileged to few, and revered by many. Creating work in a completely foreign environment can yield beautiful and new work that the artists could have never conceived of making. Artwork could be made about anything, but choosing a specific subject matter, or theme, can be very challenging. This difficulty arises from lack of knowledge, experience, or most importantly, being bored with one's surroundings. Artist residencies, often being in other countries and always providing a new atmosphere, can be a great way to jumpstart new artwork. Residencies are incredibly ...


Auditioning At The Southeastern Theatre Conference As An Undergraduate Student, Aubrey Moore Apr 2019

Auditioning At The Southeastern Theatre Conference As An Undergraduate Student, Aubrey Moore

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No abstract provided.


Biedermann And The Firebugs: Composing Contemporary Music For Live Theater, Jesse Edwards Apr 2019

Biedermann And The Firebugs: Composing Contemporary Music For Live Theater, Jesse Edwards

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No abstract provided.


Lighting Design And Pre-Visualization Software, Mia Lindemann Apr 2019

Lighting Design And Pre-Visualization Software, Mia Lindemann

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The Advanced Lighting Technology course I took offered me the opportunity to get hands on experience with the new and rapidly advancing technology of pre-visualization. I was able to learn more about these programs and how the connect with one another while designing the lights to a song in a virtual space created in a pre-visualization software while using a computer port of a software traditionally available on a different technological media


5 X 5: Conceptual And Technical Challenge, Madeline Castillo Apr 2019

5 X 5: Conceptual And Technical Challenge, Madeline Castillo

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Goals for the Week to Week Project

As an undergraduate student pursuing a BFA, the apotheosis of my education is to find and develop the content for my art and convey it in the form of my capstone BFA exhibition. My creative research for this project consisted of building a finished work of art each week during a five-week time period. The intent of the project was to expedite concept development and increase my personal technical speed while focusing on craftsmanship and design. Having seven days to respond to a content prompt, I was challenged to focus on creating without ...


“Happiest Delineation:” Literature, Reading Habits, And Characterization In Austen’S "Northanger Abbey", Emily Crider Apr 2019

“Happiest Delineation:” Literature, Reading Habits, And Characterization In Austen’S "Northanger Abbey", Emily Crider

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In response to the strictly gendered society of Regency England, Jane Austen’s 1817 Gothic parody novel Northanger Abbey offers insight to the nuances of gender disparities. As such, the use of a gendered and historical critical approach throughout the project allows for a more comprehensive view of the societal expectations and taboos of 18th-century reading.


Poetic Realism In "Drive" And "Port Of Shadows", Dylan Possoit Apr 2019

Poetic Realism In "Drive" And "Port Of Shadows", Dylan Possoit

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Research Idea: Take a 1930s French Film and a modern American film to examine Poetic Realism


Series Of Identities: Bob Dylan In The 1980s, Sarah Shade Apr 2019

Series Of Identities: Bob Dylan In The 1980s, Sarah Shade

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Research Questions

• How does Bob Dylan compare to other artists?

• How do visuals affect the lyrics of songs?

• How do other artists portray themselves during this period?

• How do people frame their own identities?


“Pretty Is As Pretty Does:” Child Beauty Pageants In Deep East Texas, Taryn Lenert Apr 2019

“Pretty Is As Pretty Does:” Child Beauty Pageants In Deep East Texas, Taryn Lenert

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Introduction

Do child beauty pageants affect contestants’ perception of gender norms, gender performance, and confidence? To answer this question, three observations of pageants, three face-to-face interviews, and survey responses from two East Texas pageant Facebook groups will be analyzed through the lens of West and Zimmerman’s theoretical concept of doing gender (1987). Deep East Texas is unique due to the fact that much of its culture originates in old southern views of beauty, the norm of hyper-femininity, and the importance of traditional gender roles in both public and private life.


Exploration Of Gender Portrayals In Marvel Comics, Chiagozie Nwasuruba Apr 2019

Exploration Of Gender Portrayals In Marvel Comics, Chiagozie Nwasuruba

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Comic books have been a major part of American pop culture since around the 1930s. These comic books depicted ordinary people who, through some sort of accident or happenstance, gained superpowers. People who could lift cars over their heads or leap over buildings in a single bound. Comic books have a long history. The history of comics is divided into six ages: the Golden Age, the Silver Age, the Bronze Age, the Plastic Age, the Revival Age, and the present. There have been many different comic book companies over the years, but at the forefront of comic book culture, there ...


The Symbolic Annihilation Of Latinas In Spanish Language Music Videos And Its Detrimental Effects On Mental And Physical Health, Cassidy Hirsch Apr 2018

The Symbolic Annihilation Of Latinas In Spanish Language Music Videos And Its Detrimental Effects On Mental And Physical Health, Cassidy Hirsch

Undergraduate Research Conference

• How does the Symbolic Annihilation of Latinas in Spanish-Language music videos promote Western beauty standards?

• How can this action impact a Latina woman’s mentality and physical health?


Theoretical Re-Design Of The Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom Employing Led Technology, Travis Wilson Apr 2018

Theoretical Re-Design Of The Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom Employing Led Technology, Travis Wilson

Undergraduate Research Conference

The driving approach to my project was, “How can I design a space that is flexible, efficient, easily sustainable and provides an educational value to the students?” This project began through my Advanced Lighting Technology course where I was provided the opportunity of researching LED technology and determining how to re-structure or re-design a campus facility with that technology.


Benefits Of Incorporating Health Promotion Courses For College Music Majors, Cassandra Debolt, Polina Golubkova, Matthew Maglaya, Myriam Apollon Vixamar Apr 2018

Benefits Of Incorporating Health Promotion Courses For College Music Majors, Cassandra Debolt, Polina Golubkova, Matthew Maglaya, Myriam Apollon Vixamar

Undergraduate Research Conference

Our purpose for this project was to explore correlations between music study and health and wellness. Music study involves auditory, mental, physical, and emotional health. It can also cause performance injury. In an effort to reduce performance injuries and encourage good auditory, physical and emotional health in their students, the Music Teacher National Association advocates for wellness, stating that, “music teachers need to become substantially involved in injury prevention by teaching health-conscious music-related practices to students.”


Palestrina’S Polyphony, Dawson Tillman Dowdy Apr 2018

Palestrina’S Polyphony, Dawson Tillman Dowdy

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The intention behind my composition (Kyrie) was to emulate Palestrina’s style by following a set of specific guidelines derived from the common characteristics of his compositions. Ultimately, my goal was to craft a piece that served as a 21st century interpretation of Palestrinian polyphony. Although I took some liberties in terms of harmonic language, I ensured that the essential elements of textual clarity, imitation, stepwise motion, and fluid melodic structure were strictly executed.


Dramaturgical Research For The 2017 Production Of Tartuffe, Marie Phillips Apr 2018

Dramaturgical Research For The 2017 Production Of Tartuffe, Marie Phillips

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No abstract provided.


“Mad As Hell”: The Corruption Of Personal Humanity In Network Through Satire, Sophie J. Watson Apr 2018

“Mad As Hell”: The Corruption Of Personal Humanity In Network Through Satire, Sophie J. Watson

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A film has the power to connect to its viewers through dark or absurd humor, revealing truths we may not want to face. My paper explores how Network shows the corruption of different types of people through satire.


The Not So Lost Cause: How Historians Endorsed A False History, Abby Echeverria Apr 2018

The Not So Lost Cause: How Historians Endorsed A False History, Abby Echeverria

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No abstract provided.


Global Media And Soft Power Representation: A Comparative Analysis Of Indian Tourism As Experienced Individually And As Represented In The New York Times And Travel Channel, Grace Linebarger Apr 2018

Global Media And Soft Power Representation: A Comparative Analysis Of Indian Tourism As Experienced Individually And As Represented In The New York Times And Travel Channel, Grace Linebarger

Undergraduate Research Conference

RQ: “How does India’s soft power as represented in international media, compare with India’s soft power as a visitor? Critical thematic analysis exploring Indian soft power and its representation in international media, specifically in articles from the Travel Channel and New York Times, combined with personal experiences in India.


A Dramatistic Analysis Of Manhunt Unabomber, Tyler Jones Apr 2018

A Dramatistic Analysis Of Manhunt Unabomber, Tyler Jones

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Research Idea: Analyze Discovery Channel’s show Manhunt Unabomber for evidence of a change in modern opinion regarding Ted Kaczynski’s actions


Applications Of Modular Synthesis In Music & Sound Design For Video Games, Wyatt Gay, Shelby Pease, Logan Starks, Travis Wattigney Apr 2018

Applications Of Modular Synthesis In Music & Sound Design For Video Games, Wyatt Gay, Shelby Pease, Logan Starks, Travis Wattigney

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Project Objective: Score one minute of gameplay footage and produce fifteen sound effects for a video game solely utilizing the virtual modular synthesizer Reaktor Blocks.


Mourning A Menagerie Of Martyrs, Sarah Jentsch Apr 2017

Mourning A Menagerie Of Martyrs, Sarah Jentsch

Undergraduate Research Conference

As we enter 2017, animals only face more challenges from climate change and shrinking habitat. The endangerment of these species often puts their entire ecosystem at risk. I wanted to highlight this issue by creating a series of prints focusing on a few species threatened by the habitat loss and climate change that comes with our modern way of life.


Sound Design And Engineering Of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Devin Bruton, Skyler Moore, Bruce Moran, Katy Morton Apr 2017

Sound Design And Engineering Of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Devin Bruton, Skyler Moore, Bruce Moran, Katy Morton

Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of Edgard Varèse’S "Ionisation” On The Percussion Ensemble, Roger Ramirez Apr 2017

The Impact Of Edgard Varèse’S "Ionisation” On The Percussion Ensemble, Roger Ramirez

Undergraduate Research Conference

When I was selected to participate in a performance of Ionisation with the SFA Percussion Ensemble, the conductor, Dr. Meyer, explained the compositional process Edgard Varèse went through in order to write the piece. Hearing this inspired me to dig deeper into the composition to discover how much Ionisation impacted the world of percussion. After finding out it was the first true percussion ensemble piece ever written, I was inspired to see how it shaped the world of percussion after its debut.


From The Cabildo To The Creole Cottage: Historic Architecture In The French Quarter Of New Orleans, Justin C. Oakley, Perky Beisel Apr 2017

From The Cabildo To The Creole Cottage: Historic Architecture In The French Quarter Of New Orleans, Justin C. Oakley, Perky Beisel

Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Abstract-Glaze Testing: Methods And Results, Hannah Perry Apr 2017

Abstract-Glaze Testing: Methods And Results, Hannah Perry

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Floating blue is a glaze that appears to have a blue layer floating over an earthy undertone, giving it the illusion of depth. The base of the glaze floating blue was taken aside while its original colorants (rutile, red iron oxide, and cobalt carbonate) were added in different increments with other ones to get different hues. The main goal was to produce a green version of floating blue, that is, a glaze that has the same textural and visual effect as floating blue that instead has a green hue. This was tested by replacing cobalt carbonate with copper carbonate, while ...


Bad Curation: Exhibiting "Degenerate Art", Hannah Colletti Apr 2017

Bad Curation: Exhibiting "Degenerate Art", Hannah Colletti

Undergraduate Research Conference

In a time of censorship and social control under the ideology of the Nazi regime, Hitler and his counterparts produced an exhibition to discredit artistic developments deemed inappropriate and counterproductive for society. This project analyzed the ''Degenerate Art'' exhibition within the context of Nazi Germany, giving particular attention to the curatorial methods used to display the works, in order to understand the purpose of this exhibition and evaluate its impact.