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Item2019 Student Creative Arts and Research Symposium - Program(2019) Symposium information and presentation abstractsThe Symposium Planning Committee is pleased to welcome you to the 2019 Annual Student Creative Arts & Research Symposium. Over the past years we have honored students, both artists and scholars, who have since gone on to fulfill the promise they first demonstrated at these Symposiums. These students have become researchers, teachers, artists, health care providers, and working professionals contributing to society and serving as positive role models as graduates of TWU. We are celebrating our 22nd year of meeting the following goals: Providing opportunities for all students to share their scholarly pursuits and build leadership and other professional skills, and celebrating student‐mentor achievements in a way that promotes a culture of scholarship and community at TWU. We continue to offer various venues for presentations including poster and platform sessions and virtual presentations. Thank you for joining us in this joyous celebration of a culture of scholarship at this, our 22nd Annual Symposium! 2019 Symposium Planning Committee Chair: Don Edwards, Chair and Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science Heidi Collins, Associate Director, Teaching and Learning with Technology Diana Elrod, Director, Center for Student Research Helen Everts, Assistant Professor, Nutrition and Food Sciences Mark Hamner, Vice Provost for Institutional Research and Improvement; Associate Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science DiAnna Hynds, Professor, Biology Tracy Lindsay, Director of Operations, Research and Sponsored Programs Meredith Maddox, Assistant Director, Residence Education Sarah McMahan, Associate Professor, Teacher Education Aimee Myers, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education Elizabeth Restrepo, Associate Clinical Professor, Nursing Shannon Scott, Chair and Professor, Psychology and Philosophy Donna Scott Tilley, Vice Provost for Research; Professor, Nursing Sumod Sebastian, Graduate Student Representative Gary Washmon, Professor, Visual Arts ItemAbilities of Beauty(2021) Werchan, HannahMy process of meticulously handcrafted realism drawings and the context of being a young disabled woman examines the ability to find empowerment in oneself through beauty. Philosopher Denis Dutton describes beauty as a characteristic of Darwinian theory and a tool of survival. Through my self portraiture series, Abilities of Beauty, I’m focusing on the different versions of oneself and using beauty as a coping mechanism and means of survival to find empowerment in life’s circumstances. I explore ideas of using beauty, vanity, and materiality to build self empowerment and how the dichotomy related to me as an artist living with disabilities being able to use a laborious process to create a beautiful product can evoke feelings of empowerment. The goal of this project is to explore the ways we describe, interpret, and execute beauty and additionally drawn to such things. ItemAccessing and Preserving Texas Information in TRAIL(2020-08) Sare, Laura; Rohrig, TomThere is an open resource that all library types in Texas can access. TRAIL – the Technical Report Archive & Image Library - contains over 300 items about Texas. These range from biological surveys to water, to mineral deposits, to of course oil. Technical Reports might not be the first information resource people think about, but many federal agencies have published reports containing information on many different topics. Technical Reports communicate research in science and technology, technical development, and contain valuable information serving specialized audiences of researchers. Scholarly research papers often summarize research findings but technical reports often lay out the detail and data of research. This presentation will introduce attendees to the TRAIL Project and why this is a unique source for a variety of topics such as Texas oyster beds to saline water conversion. Technical reports have always been challenging to discover because of inconsistent and differing dissemination practices, no title level cataloging, and series level records with no holdings making it difficult to get technical reports via ILL. Member libraries of TRAIL are collaborating to digitize federal agency technical reports in print and micro-formats and cataloging them at the item level and depositing them in the HathiTrust and University of North Texas digital repositories where they are viewable to anyone in the world. Attendees will learn about Technical Reports and TRAIL’s mission, as well as how to publicize this free resource to their patrons. ItemThe Accidental Mentor: The Process of Learning How to Effectively Mentor Students as a Librarian/Instructor(2021) Zerangue, Amanda"Are you a librarian mentoring students? Do you feel unprepared or surprised by the development of the mentoring relationship? While there is a rich body of scholarship describing the benefits of a teacher as a mentor for students, and librarian to librarian mentorship (peer mentorship), there is a gap in the literature regarding librarians as mentors for students. This interactive presentation will discuss the development of a librarian mentor, the different mentoring needs of students in terms of support and academic/professional guidance, and strategies for sustaining the relationship with students post-graduation. ItemAcculturation and the Prevalence of Diabetes in U.S. Hispanic Adults, National Health and Nutrition Survey 2011-2018(2021) Lopez-Neyman, Stephanie; Miketinas, Derek C.The project explored the relationship between acculturation and diabetes among US Hispanic – adul ts. Data from adults (≥20y), participating in the NHANES 2011-2018 were used for analysis. Participants classified as having diabetes: (1) with doctor-diagnosed diabetes or (2) doctor-undiagnosed diabetes with a glycohemoglobin (HbA1c) ≥ 6.5%. An acculturation score was calculated based on previously developed scales. Unadjusted prevalence diabetes rates were compared across acculturation status using Rao Scott Chi Square tests. The overall prevalence of diabetes for adults was 12.6%, and for Hispanic adults was 13.8%. The unadjusted prevalence of diabetes for each acculturation level was as follows: lowest (10.6%), low (20.9%), high (15.4%), and highest (11.6%), (p < 0.0001). The results are consistent with other studies demonstrating that the risk of diabetes increases with acculturation among Hispanics. The acculturation process is a potential modifier of the interaction between the food environment and biology for future studies. ItemAchondroplasia as a Genetic Basis for Dwarves in Folklore(2021) Goyco, Maria; Gumienny, Tina L.Dwarves are a prominent part of folklore in many world cultures. They are characterized by short stature, large heads, coarse facial features, and curved spines. This project explores a possible genetic cause for the dwarf throughout our folklore tradition. We propose that a genetic disorder called achondroplasia provides a basis for accounts of dwarves in folk tales. Achondroplasia causes short stature, shortened arms and legs, bowed legs, enlarged head (macrocephaly) and frontal bossing, and spine curvature. It affects <1 in 15,000 newborns annually worldwide, making it a very rare but observable and noteworthy occurrence. Achondroplasia is caused by mutation of the FGFR3 gene, which over-activates a protein that helps regulate cell growth and division, most notably bone growth. This genetic disorder is now known to be the most common cause of dwarfism and is a likely natural cause for the presence of dwarves in our ancient, enduring legends. ItemActivated Caspase 3 Analysis in Traumatic Brain Injury Cerebral Organoids(2022) Romo Mercado, Nohemi; Lybrand, ZaneTBIs stands for traumatic brain injury which causes permanent loss of neural tissue. This experiment focused on pressure caused TBI and its resulting pathology. Cerebral organoids are in-vitro 3- dimensional stem cell cultures that display cerebral cortical regions similar to a developing human brain. Cerebral organoids were used because they potentially offer a more humanistic model of organization. The cerebral organoids were grown using the Pasca protocol and then to model a pressure induced TBI, the organoids are loaded into a tabletop blast chamber. The sections were stained using immunohistochemistry for activated caspase 3, which is an apoptosis marker to determine if the organoids reacted the same as a human brain would. In the cerebral organoids the frequency of the blast and the amount of cell death have a positive correlation. Thus, the dose response to different frequencies gives a threshold of cell death like that of a human blast TBI. (Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Zane Lybrand) ItemActive and Reflective Instruction In Zoom Where It Happens(2021) Johnson, Stacy; Kim, Dianna; Strickland, Susan"Presenters from an R-3 university will explore adapting in-person active and reflective group learning to remote delivery in 2020-2021. Through a game-based session, attendees will learn about using shared drive documents and Zoom as delivery methods, providing students across disciplines and at all levels with engaging remote library instruction and facilitating collaborative learning relationships with faculty at a distance. Presenters will discuss their “Anatomy of a Scholarly Research Article"" instruction activity adaptation and will seek feedback and participation from attendees on how to be flexible in creating an effective group learning environment with meaningful, measurable interactions using Microsoft shared documents and storage, Zoom break-out rooms, and Microsoft Forms. Participants will learn: How to implement active and reflective instruction remotely, applicable to public-facing activities anywhere. Tips for using shared documents and storage to supplement active learning in the remote environment. How to incorporate games and surveys to gain immediate, actionable assessment." ItemActive Learning Classroom Design to Support Innovative Information Literacy Instruction(2019) Burns, David; Filgo, Ellen; James, Amy; Towers, ShaThe Baylor Libraries have converted underutilized office/ storage space into much needed library instructional space. In light of the growing body of evidence that indicates active learning techniques have a positive impact on students, an opportunity was identified to create a premier space that focused on active learning. The design process employed active learning standards from the Learning Spaces Rating System and advanced technology to create a versatile, modern learning space that enables and encourages librarians (and others) to use active learning techniques for instruction. The Active Learning Lab provides a space for librarians to experiment with pedagogical approaches, has generated new partnerships between librarians and faculty, schools, and departments, and has established the libraries as a campus leader in active learning initiatives. ItemActive Learning Prioritization Exercise for Junior Nursing Students(2020) Meddaugh, NatalieIn response to the need to promote higher-level critical thinking and evidence-based practice education, a prioritization exercise was created for a class of Junior-level nursing students. The exercise will reinforce content, concepts, & implications for nursing regarding fluids, electrolytes, and atrial-based gas (ABGs) results in patients. Active learning blended with traditional learning allows the students to learn necessary content while utilizing critical thinking skills to increase the retention of information. During the exercise, students will be challenged to assess the fluid and electrolyte status of patients and prioritize which patients are the sickest. The exercise will also reinforce content involving labs and medications needed to treat alterations in fluids & electrolytes. ItemActivism and Mental Health: A Social Work Perspective(2022) Tipsword, Rachel; Rosa-Dávila, EmarelyWhile the connection between activism and mental health has been thoroughly researched, little consensus has been reached as to whether the end results are positive or negative. This data-analysis aims to combine previous research on the topic of activism and mental health with the core principals of social work. With this insight, social workers can provide more effective assistance to affected populations. To accomplish this task, I selected the research dated from 2011 to the 2021. and conceptual articles specifically on queer activists and activists of color and the related mental health topics of anxiety and depression. Despite social justice being a core value of the social work profession, little research has been done on this topic through the social work lens. This data- analysis aims to combine previous research on the topic of activism and mental health with the core principals of social work. With this insight, social workers can provide more effective assistance to affected populations. (Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Emarely Rosa-Davila) ItemAdapting an Active Learning Library Research Session to Online Zoom Rooms(2021) Burns, ErinDuring the spring of 2021, I was able to adapt an in-class activity to an online format using a flipped classroom technique for an honors course learning about library research. The class was given a slide with database questions and features, and students were sent into various Zoom rooms to collaborate on the database for about 10 minutes. They then came back to the main room to share what they learned, and why they might use a particular database in their researching. I also included space for a brief reflection on what students learned during this process. ItemAdding Some Bam! Pow! Boom! To Your Outreach with Comics(2019) Martin, John Edward; Griffith, Bobby; Condrey, CobyThis roundtable discussion will cover aspects of outreach with comics and graphic novels collections in an academic setting. Comics are lurking throughout libraries—in dedicated comic collections but also in government documents, rare or special collections, music collections, and media collections. Over the past two years, UNT Libraries has engaged its patrons and the wider community through education, outreach, and collection development initiatives using comics and graphic novels as the focus of conversation. Library staff have a comics studies reading group and blog, collaborate with faculty to produce programs, host events and exhibits, maintain social media channels, and routinely recommend and acquire additions to the collection. These efforts have provided a means to keep momentum energetic and discussions active that support teaching, learning and research using materials that may be relatively new to academic audiences.