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Student news

May 06, 2007

Nathaniel Laye, a fifth-grader at Cascade Elementary School, won the grades 4-5 age division in the "Design an Easy Picture Book" contest sponsored by the Washington County Free Library during Natonal Library Week.

Nathaniel's winning book was titled, "In My Yard," and depicted scenes from his yard. As one of the winners, his book has been sent to a publishing company to be professionally bound into a book.

Winners were announced April 16. A reception honoring the winners was held April 19 at the central library in Hagerstown.

Three Eastern Panhandle students were named to the dean's list at the University of Cincinnati (Ohio) for the 2006-07 winter quarter.

They are Chelsea Patthoff of Martinsburg, W.Va.; Marjorie DeHaven of Hedgesville, W.Va.; and Elisa Alexander of Kearneysville, W.Va.

Nineteen Shepherd University students participated in the 27th Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Social Research Conference on April 13 at Hood College, Frederick, Md. More than 70 students represented seven schools giving presentations or posters.

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Harpers Ferry residents taking part were Abigail Kerns, "The Disney Effect;" Lucas Pierce, "A Marxian and Simmelian Analysis of Online Dating;" and Erin Bourgois, "The Forces that Drive Islamic Terror: From the Sociological Problems of Karl Marx and Emile Durkheim."

Martinsburg residents participating were Ezekiel Holt, "A Dilthian Interpretation of Ben Franklin's Autobiography and an American Character;" Jacob Holt, "Familiarity Breeds Contempt: Satisfaction of Shepherd University Students and Academic Standing;" Laurel Grove, "The Effect of Parenting Style on Undergraduate Academics;" Christin S. Lynch, "Gestational Diabetes in Relation to Childhood Obesity;" Carolyn Jefferson, "We the People-and Them: Disenfranchisement Policy and Recidivism;" and Courtney Mittelholzer, "Social Policy and Voter Turnout.

Other West Virginia residents taking part were Samantha Zurbuch, Elkins, W.Va.; "Outsourcing and Its Effects on Americans' Median Income Rate;" Graham Goodwin, Buckhannon, W.Va., "Economic Controls on U.N. Intervention;" Caitlin E. Ray, Huntington, W.Va., "Countries Which Promote Equal Rights of Women are More Likely to Allow Abortion;" Alisa S. Elliott, Princeton, W.Va., "Preschoolers Emotion Regulation: Differences between Boys' and Girls' Pretend Play;" and Prentice Small, Davis, W.Va., "Politics from the Pulpit: Religiosity in Assessing Attitudes toward Same-Sex Marriages."

Other presenters include Laura Monico, Burke, Va., "Alcoholics Anonymous: Promoting Equality Through the Neutralization of Social Class;" Melanie Bounds, Cross Junction, Va., and Nicole Edwards, Point of Rocks, Md., "Medicaid and Behaviors: Obstacles to Making Nursing Homes Placements;" Roy Rogers, Annandale, Va., "Majoritarianism versus Proportional Representation: A Study of the Effect of Electoral Systems on Voter Turnout in Democracies;" and Suzanne Reid, San Diego, Calif., "Sex Education and Its Effects on Age of First Intercourse."

Faculty present at the conference were V.J. Brown, Momodou Darboe, Stephanie Slocum-Shaffer, Geri Crawley-Woods, Margie Kiter-Edwards, Tom Patterson, and Sara Moore. Shepherd will host the 2008 conference.

Three Shepherd University graphic design students were recognized at the Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington's 2007 Real Show in Arlington, Va.

Students were given a choice of three design problems. All problems were real client projects that professional designers were hired to design and actualize.

Christopher Chilcoat, a junior from Augusta, W.Va., was recognized for his logo and identity design for Besso's Coffee; Stephanie Driscoll, a sophomore from Wallace, W.Va., was recognized for her packaging for Living the Gospel; and Joel Selby, a junior from Jacksonville, N.C., was recognized for his logo and identity design for Besso's Coffee.

Student pieces were judged by a panel of designers.

Two Washington County students were named to the dean's list at Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Ga., for the 2007 winter quarter.

Aja Elise Moore-Young of Hagerstown is a sequential art major.

Elizabeth Dottie Coleman of Williamsport is a fashion major.

Bonnie Marie Kaas of Myersville, Md., was named to the dean's list at Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pa., for the fall 2006 semester.

Kaas, a sophomore, is majoring in biochemistry/molecular biology and neuroscience.

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