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Aftermath Of Hurricane Katrina: Measuring The Impact Of The Recovery School District On Student Outcomes, Mark Perfect Dec 2018

Aftermath Of Hurricane Katrina: Measuring The Impact Of The Recovery School District On Student Outcomes, Mark Perfect

Undergraduate Economic Review

This article builds on a recent body of research relating to the development of charter schools in New Orleans. In particular, this article employs two multivariate Ordinary Least Squares models as well as a Propensity Score Matching design to predict selected student outcomes based on given school characteristics. Although past research has determined that school outcomes in New Orleans have improved since Hurricane Katrina, this study finds that Recovery School District charter schools continue to perform worse than traditional New Orleans schools ten years after the disaster.


Endowments, Price Discrimination, And Amenities: The Economics Of Private Colleges, Jordan D. Moran Oct 2018

Endowments, Price Discrimination, And Amenities: The Economics Of Private Colleges, Jordan D. Moran

Undergraduate Economic Review

Despite the growing endowments of many private colleges, student debt of graduates is still a significant problem. This paper aims to understand how endowments are being used. Larger endowments theoretically enable colleges to increase expenditure and/or lower the tuition prices paid by students. Empirical evidence of 149 private colleges suggests colleges primarily use endowments to increase expenditures per student as opposed to directing resources to lower tuition. Further this paper uses student survey data on the quality of campus amenities including facilities, dorms, and campus food to understand how the quality of campus amenities is related to tuition prices.


Wilberta Naden Pickett, Wilberta Naden Pickett '50 Sep 2018

Wilberta Naden Pickett, Wilberta Naden Pickett '50

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Bachelor of Music, IWU, 1950. According to the 1950 Wesleyana, she was a member of the Indee Women, Egas, Alpha Lambda Delta, Women's Chorus, Colleqiate Choir, University Chorus, Episcopoi, Sunday Evening Fellowship, Vesper Chairman, Vesper Organist, Park Hall President, and was in productions of "Faust" and "Of Thee I Sing."

Mrs. Pickett later attained the following additional accomplishments:

  • Master of Sacred Music, Union Theological Seminary, 1952
  • Choir Master degree, American Guild of Organists, 1956
  • Certified Church Musician, Presbyterian Association of Musicians, 1978


The Correlation Is A Causation: A Look Into Social Justice And Civility At Iwu, Quentin Jackson, Ngan Pham, Shaela Phillips Aug 2018

The Correlation Is A Causation: A Look Into Social Justice And Civility At Iwu, Quentin Jackson, Ngan Pham, Shaela Phillips

Summer Enrichment Program

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Sep Internship Experience, Patrick Capalad, Kaylan Boyd-Harris, Davida Boron Aug 2018

Sep Internship Experience, Patrick Capalad, Kaylan Boyd-Harris, Davida Boron

Summer Enrichment Program

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The International Perspective, Sevyn Liu, Theo Bantas, Veer Gulia, Cathy Peng Aug 2018

The International Perspective, Sevyn Liu, Theo Bantas, Veer Gulia, Cathy Peng

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Becoming Nicole, Ivana Valencia, Veer Gulia, Robin Williams Aug 2018

Becoming Nicole, Ivana Valencia, Veer Gulia, Robin Williams

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2018 Cfw Touchpoints, Illinois Wesleyan University May 2018

2018 Cfw Touchpoints, Illinois Wesleyan University

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April Schultz, 2018 Dougan Award Presentation, Wes Chapman, Iwu Chapter Of The Aaup, Illinois Wesleyan University Apr 2018

April Schultz, 2018 Dougan Award Presentation, Wes Chapman, Iwu Chapter Of The Aaup, Illinois Wesleyan University

Dougan Award Winners

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The Effects Of Gender Norms On Hiv Contraction And Treatment In The Hispanic-American Population, Madeline Gibson Apr 2018

The Effects Of Gender Norms On Hiv Contraction And Treatment In The Hispanic-American Population, Madeline Gibson

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has received significant attention in recent years due to the stigma of having the disease and the potentially fatal prognosis. Though the virus does not discriminate between groups of people in a biological manner, certain ethnic groups in the United States suffer from higher rates of transmission and lower rates of treatment. Among these groups is the Hispanic population, which accounts for 25% of HIV cases despite comprising only 17% of the US population. HIV is transmitted through contact with blood or sexual contact with infected persons. Cultural beliefs of the Hispanic population, such as machismo ...


Error Processing In Speeded Response Tasks: Expertise Differences In Cognitive Control, Nicole Bing Apr 2018

Error Processing In Speeded Response Tasks: Expertise Differences In Cognitive Control, Nicole Bing

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

In speeded response tasks, the time between external stimuli and the time to react is both minimal and relatively fixed. In accordance with speed-accuracy tradeoff (SAT) theories, reaction time (RT) is often slower after error in order to improve accuracy, which produces post-error slowing. However, in speeded response tasks, typical post-error slowing patterns may not occur. We examined two neural indices of self-regulatory cognitive control, the feedback-related negativity (FRN) and the P300, to identify whether time constraints disrupted the normal processing of performance errors and the refinement of behavior during task execution through cognitive control processes in accord with one ...


The Value Of Green Certification On Single-Family Houses In The Chicagoland Area, Raymond Bolton Apr 2018

The Value Of Green Certification On Single-Family Houses In The Chicagoland Area, Raymond Bolton

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

In the United States, residential buildings alone account for 33% of energy consumption. Rising concerns about environmental impacts due to human consumption, as well as health concerns related to pollution have caused there to be a higher demand for environmentally conscious houses. Homebuilders have responded by providing green certifications for houses, attesting to a building’s efficiency in various aspects, such as site design and energy and water consumption. Using Multiple Listing Services real estate data on zero- to five-year-old houses sold between 2010 and 2017 in the Chicagoland area, this study examines whether there is a price premium associated ...


Modifying The Classroom For Diverse Learners, Natalie Moore Apr 2018

Modifying The Classroom For Diverse Learners, Natalie Moore

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

Classrooms are continually becoming more diverse complete with students who have various needs. With more research being done, the structure of education in the classroom are changing. The CDC report as of 2014 was that around 5%-11% of the population shows symptoms of Attention Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). With more recognition of ADHD and other disabilities like it there is a need for more training of teachers to better accommodate students and make modifications to their instructional decisions. The purpose of this literature review is to enhance the knowledge of strategies in the classroom and examine what works and what ...


Student Choice And Motivation In The Secondary English Classroom, Matthew Wegh Apr 2018

Student Choice And Motivation In The Secondary English Classroom, Matthew Wegh

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

Motivated students are far more likely to learn, but it can be difficult when students’ interests and inspirations all differ. One of the most effective ways to improve student motivation and attainment in the classroom is by giving students choice in assignments, following self-determination theory (SDT). Originally proposed by psychologists Edward Deci and Richard Ryan (1971)s, SDT suggests that students are more intrinsically motivated when their needs for autonomy, competence and relatedness are met. In this study, I gave students in a 12th grade African American Literature class choice in assignments, and kept track of the behavior of ...


The Effects Of Student Autonomy In The High School Setting, Elizabeth Ayala Apr 2018

The Effects Of Student Autonomy In The High School Setting, Elizabeth Ayala

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

The high school setting is not always a place where students like to be. Studies have proven that students benefit from being given the ability to have choice and their own voice present in the classroom and overall school setting (Brooks & Young, 2011). This paper will explore how giving students a free period in high school further encourages students to want to be in school, as well as to have a sense of ownership over their education. The collection of data took place where I was student teaching: an urban high school environment that initiated a free-period program that same ...


Student Choice And Alternate Work Spaces, Sydney Seeman Apr 2018

Student Choice And Alternate Work Spaces, Sydney Seeman

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

Alternate work spaces are seating choices that offer other options to a desk and chair. In this study, students were allowed some choice in which work space they used because, student choice increases engagement and decreases the amount of disruptive behaviors (Lane, Royer, Messenger, Common, Ennis, & Swogger, 2015). However, student selection of their own seating has also been shown to increase off-task behaviors such as talking (Bicard, Ervin, Bicard, & Baylot-Casey, 2012). The purpose of this study is to determine how student choice impacts the effectiveness of alternative work spaces in the classroom. Fourth grade students were observed while utilizing different ...


Modified Flexible Seating And Its Impact On Student Autonomy, Emma Lewis Apr 2018

Modified Flexible Seating And Its Impact On Student Autonomy, Emma Lewis

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

What is something you would never expect to hear or see in a first-grade classroom? Silence with every student working. Flexible seating classrooms gives students the autonomy to choose what kinds of learning spaces work best for them based on their personal learning style. With the implementation of flexible seating, students have “the ability to concentrate, focus, and learn effectively” (Harvey & Kenyon, 2013, p. 9). In this qualitative self-study, I explore how the use of flexible seating can provide students with a better understanding of what they personally need in order to learn best and what kind of seat in ...


Engaging Students In Learning Style Based Activities, Sarah O’Rourke Apr 2018

Engaging Students In Learning Style Based Activities, Sarah O’Rourke

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

Our world is changing every day and the educational classroom is not an exception: the way in which students learn has changed. In previous studies, researchers found that incorporating students’ learning styles into the classroom, through the use of a learning styles inventory has improved student engagement as well as assessment scores (Guven & Ozbeck, 2007; Faulk & Faulk, 2013). This study aims to identify how incorporating students’ learning styles can improve student motivation, confidence, and engagement in the classroom. This study was conducted in a rural high school with a class of twenty-five students. The students engaged in activities that were matched with ...


Restorative Justice Circles In The Elementary Classroom, Shannon Green Apr 2018

Restorative Justice Circles In The Elementary Classroom, Shannon Green

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

Social complications are inevitable in an elementary classroom. The way that these complications are handled can have a great effect on the classroom environment. Restorative practices are alternative discipline methods whose main values focus on developing good relationships while restoring a positive classroom environment (Costello, 2009). The purpose of this study is to explore how incorporating restorative practices through weekly restorative justice circles affect the classroom environment. Students were in charge of the topics that were discussed during the circle facilitation. I found that students were willing to discuss disputes even if they were directly involved in the particular conflict ...


Exploring The Contributing Factors To Labor Market Assimilation Outcomes Across Refugee Groups In The United States, Lily Chang Apr 2018

Exploring The Contributing Factors To Labor Market Assimilation Outcomes Across Refugee Groups In The United States, Lily Chang

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

Upon arrival in the United States, refugees suffer from a substantial disadvantage in the US labor market when compared to economic immigrants and natives. However, over time, labor market assimilation occurs for refugees as their employment outcomes improve, but the degrees and rates of assimilation vary greatly among refugee groups. This paper aims to analyze why some refugee groups perform worse than others in the US labor market when human capital differences have been accounted for. This paper has two foci; firstly, it looks at how the quality of source country human capital and its transferability to the host country ...


Tiered Assessment: Supporting And Challenging Students While Utilizing Skills-Based Grading, Emilee Monken Apr 2018

Tiered Assessment: Supporting And Challenging Students While Utilizing Skills-Based Grading, Emilee Monken

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

Creating a classroom that supports each student individually as well as the class as a whole has become increasingly difficult in recent years. Through tiered assessment, educators have the opportunity to alter assessments to further challenge or support students. Another implementation in many schools nationwide is standards-based grading (SBG). In SBG, students are assessed on each learning objective separately, meaning for each skill included on an assessment, students will receive an individual score. When tiered assessment is implemented alongside SBG, students have the unique opportunity to be assessed on each learning objective separately and to assess a skill based on ...


Mathematical Student Choice In The Elementary Classroom, Natalie Fletcher Apr 2018

Mathematical Student Choice In The Elementary Classroom, Natalie Fletcher

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

Incorporating student choice in the classroom provides opportunity for students to take responsibility of their learning (Goodman & Eren, 2013; Williams, Wallace, & Sung, 2016). By presenting students with choice in mathematics, their engagement, motivation, and understanding grow by their willingness to complete the task. Student choice must be meaningful to student’s interests so that they understand the importance of their choice. Throughout this self-study, first grade students were provided choice for small group math activities. All choice included the same content varying the representation. The purpose of this research was to examine the effect that student choice can have on students’ mathematical ...


Determining Soil Science Lab Protocol To Measure Soil Fauna Influence On Nutrient Flow From Leaf Litter To Soil, Kiersten Bergquist Apr 2018

Determining Soil Science Lab Protocol To Measure Soil Fauna Influence On Nutrient Flow From Leaf Litter To Soil, Kiersten Bergquist

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

Soil science is an essential part of ecosystem and agriculture health but is unfortunately not a priority in most non-science students’ education. To counter this, the goal of this study was to determine the best protocol for a general education science lab that would use soil microcosms to explore nutrient cycling from leaf litter decomposition. The experimental procedure was designed to test different combinations of soil organism type, organism density, and leaf density in simple Tupperware microcosms. The best combination was defined as a combination that met the following traits: significant decrease in leaf litter mass and high nutrient flow ...


The Role Of Social Integration And Anti-Immigration Attitudes In Motivating Support For Brexit, Olivia Heffernan Apr 2018

The Role Of Social Integration And Anti-Immigration Attitudes In Motivating Support For Brexit, Olivia Heffernan

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

Right-wing populism has experienced a surge in popularity among advanced democracies around the world. The success of right-wing populism has changed the course of history for the United Kingdom, which will become the first state to ever leave the European Union due to the success of Brexit. Recent research has identified several potential grievances that have motivated support for right-wing populism. The first theory points to the economic grievances that result from the economic displacement that accompanies modernization. The second theory emphasizes cultural grievances, with those that feel their traditional values have been challenged and displaced taking part in a ...


Engaging Students With Style, Amber Stringer Apr 2018

Engaging Students With Style, Amber Stringer

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

Student engagement is a key factor in the middle school classroom; with many students, all of whom have different needs, it can be difficult to maintain. One of the best ways to engage students lies within the teacher’s style of teaching (Everston & Weade, 1989). In this qualitative study, I discuss how various aspects of my teaching style affected student engagement in a sixth-grade mathematics classroom to determine if certain facets of my teaching style consistently fostered student engagement. In this study, student engagement was defined by students’ emotional engagement, or students’ reactions to classwork, school, and people and how ...


Efficacy Of Group Counseling On Students’ Social Skills, Cameron Earley Apr 2018

Efficacy Of Group Counseling On Students’ Social Skills, Cameron Earley

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

Social skills are defined as any competence that facilitates interaction and communication with other individuals where social rules and relations are created, communicated, and changed in verbal and nonverbal ways. Factors such as family, school, or integration into social groups can affect the development of students’ social skills. Through group counseling, students can not only gain a sense of community among peers, but also begin in developing important social skills that can be carried throughout adulthood. The purpose of this literature review is to provide useful insights into the role of group counseling to develop students’ social skills, as well ...


A New Species Of Pristimantis (Amphibia: Anura: Strabomantidae) From Northern Peru, Shenyu Lyu Apr 2018

A New Species Of Pristimantis (Amphibia: Anura: Strabomantidae) From Northern Peru, Shenyu Lyu

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

Frogs of the genus Pristimantis are most diverse in northwestern South America. They are distributed from lowland rainforest to elevations of about 4000 m in the Andes. Of the 516 species currently assigned to the genus Pristimantis, 138 species occur in Peru. Herein, we present a new species of Pristimantis from the Cajamarca Region of northern Peru. The new species is known from four male and five female specimens found in high Andean grasslands hiding in the rosette of Puya fastuosa (Bromeliaceae) at 3600 m above sea level. The new species is phenotypically distinguished from its congeners by having a ...


Conquering Constella: A Journey Of Phage Discovery, Megan Frederick, Lilia Garcia, Rosemary Josenkoski Apr 2018

Conquering Constella: A Journey Of Phage Discovery, Megan Frederick, Lilia Garcia, Rosemary Josenkoski

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

Bacteriophages, viruses that infect bacteria, are among the most abundant biological entities on Earth, with an estimated 10³¹ bacteriophages in existence today. Although numerous, bacteriophages have traditionally been difficult to isolate, study, and categorize. As members of the SEA-PHAGES program, we attempted to find unique phages, extract their DNA, and characterize their genomes. Bacteriophages can be isolated from soil environments, so we began by collecting soil samples from multiple diverse locations in an attempt to find a greater variety of phages. Once a phage was found, we then worked on understanding how unique this particular phage was by comparing it ...


Student Choice Is Lit!, Erich Lieser Apr 2018

Student Choice Is Lit!, Erich Lieser

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

This study investigates assessments that offer student choice in a secondary English classroom. After reading a short story or novel, assessments traditionally ask students to find themes or answer a question with evidence from the text. While this system promotes close reading and writing skills, unique interpretations are not represented. In response to this, I compared the traditional process to a student choice assessment. I administered a single question literary analysis based on The Necklace written by Guy de Maupassant to gauge student understanding and writing skills without student choice present. After the following unit, I created a new assessment ...


Self Awareness In Elementary Students, Alexandra Hurth Apr 2018

Self Awareness In Elementary Students, Alexandra Hurth

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

Being self-aware and making smart decisions are important skills for elementary students. By teaching students to be self-aware, they are able to learn positive habits that will remain with them throughout the rest of their schooling. This study was conducted to provide teachers with practical ways to guide students to be self-aware and promote pro-social behavior within the classroom. Pro-social behavior is when a student displays voluntary actions that are intended to help or benefit another individual or group of individuals. Using slight behavior modifications to promote pro-social behavior, students were given opportunities to play a role in their learning ...