Oral Presentation

A View into the Vampire Community: Sanguinarians, Spirituality and Psychic Vampirism

Author Name(s) Chloe McCullen Faculty Advisor(s) Jaime Matera Abstract The folkloric vampire has been present in myriad cultures throughout history, with roots in Africa, Asia, North and South America, India, Eastern and Western Europe. This widespread myth has existed throughout the centuries to tackle the life versus death dichotomy and personify the liminal space between. Although extensive work has been done to define who or what a vampire is, scant research… Read More »A View into the Vampire Community: Sanguinarians, Spirituality and Psychic Vampirism

Is the criminal Justice system taking the necessary steps to support inmate mental health?

    Author Name(s) Austin Pancratz Faculty Advisor(s) HyeSun Lee Abstract With the highest number of incarcerated people in the world, prison reform is long overdue in the United States. There has been some pressure on our criminal justice system to implement certain types of prison reform but these issues usually don’t take priority. From overcrowding to violence and racism, the prison system has many issues that still need improvement. One of… Read More »Is the criminal Justice system taking the necessary steps to support inmate mental health?

    E-Learning’s Effect on Students’ Feelings of Career Preparedness​

      Author Name(s) Alicia Carr Faculty Advisor(s) Amira Ibrahim Abstract The coronavirus pandemic has changed the face of education. While online courses have become a popular alternative to in-person learning, due to their flexibility and low cost, students in programs such as nursing, education, and the arts rely on experiences they cannot get through a screen. COVID-19 took these valuable experiences away from students in nursing, education, and the arts, transforming… Read More »E-Learning’s Effect on Students’ Feelings of Career Preparedness​