The 9th annual Northeast State Honors Conference kicks off tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m. in L226 of Basler Library on the main campus. The conference features Honors students and faculty members presenting their academic research on a thematic study topic.
Since 1968, the National Collegiate Honors Council and the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society have together established an Honors Study topic designed to encourage scholarship among two-year college students.
Since 2002, each study topic is explored for a period of two years to allow investigation. For the 9th Annual Research Conference, students and faculty examined the 2012-2013 Honors Study Topic, The Culture of Competition. The schedule of conference presenters and their subjects is listed below.
8:30 a.m. Coffee & Continental Breakfast
8:45 a.m. Welcome
8: 50 a.m. ETSU Ronald E. McNair Program: Dr. Michelle Hurley, assistant director
9:00-10:20: Session One
John Grubb, NeSCC librarian, and J. Michael Ramey, NeSCC coordinator, Distance Education: Massive Open Online Courses: Reformation or Revolution
Emily Glover and Taylor Simounet, NeSCC Speech Communication students: Let Me Get That For You! : Gender Roles and the Ritual of Door Holding
Leslie Alison Davis, ETSU McNair Scholar: The Impact of Media on the Development of Eating Disorders
10:30-11:50: Session Two
Mahmood Sabri, associate professor, Computer Science: Winning Isn’t Everything. Doing Your Best Is.
Miriam Phillips, instructor, Speech, and Elizabeth Ross, NeSCC Honors student: Forward Thinking and Its Impact on Leadership
Will Carver, NeSCC Honors student: Currency Manipulation: Treating the Symptoms Instead of the Source
12:00-1:20: Session Three
David Toye, professor, History: Christians vs. Pagans: The Propaganda War in the Late Roman Empire
Britny Fox, Rocky Graybeal, Nicole Neilson, Anne Rowell, Jordan Warhurst, Argumentation and Debate students: The Debt Ceiling.
1:30-2:50: Session Four
Jim Kelly, associate professor, History: How to Win Friends and Feed on People: Survival of the Fittest and The Walking Dead
Michael Pagel, instructor, English: William Heuman’s “Brooklyn’s Lose” Dodges Tragedy with the Goodwill of Neighbors
Maria Johnson, ETSU McNair Scholar: The Experience of Homelessness in Kingsport, Tennessee.