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Why It's the Thought That Counts: A Rhetorical Study of Greeting CardsPresentation Year: 2019
- Asha GalindoEnglishUndergraduate Student
Is it true that “It’s the thought that counts”? When we give and receive greeting cards in a variety of situations, we are not only documenting our thoughts towards a person or event but also enacting an internalized sense of human connection and care. This project explores the exigence for greeting cards, especially the pushback against digital versions of cards as impersonal and not as meaningful as handwritten notes, as well as, the different ways that greeting cards embody thoughts and intentions.
Why What Happens in Vegas Stays in VegasPresentation Year: 2019
- Janna TrowbridgeEnglishUndergraduate Student
"What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas" is much more than a catchy saying. An economic tool, this slogan has shaped the city. Through the use of billboards, casinos and shows Vegas offers anything one could need to fulfill their wildest fantasies. Drugs, sex and entertain are readily available. Vegas is much more than a destination it is a state of mind, one that is often detrimental. Exploiting the worst of human desire, Vegas earns the name "Sin City".
Wildlife Management and Native American LifePresentation Year: 2019
- Logan CharlesWildlife ManagementUndergraduate Student
On my poster I would like to Show the intersection of the study of Native American peoples and the idea of wildlife management and resource conservation.
Wolves and Native AmericansPresentation Year: 2019
- Sarah YatskoWildlife BiologyUndergraduate Student
My research will be about wolves and their relationship with Native Americans. Lots of Native American tribes that lived in the Great Plains admired wolves because they taught the Native Americans how to hunt. These include Cheyenne, Lakota, Blackfoot, Assiniboine, Arikara, Arapaho, Osage, Shoshone, and Pawnee. It will also be about what the wolf was regarded as in terms of spiritual ties with the Native Americans and wolves.
Worldviews and Ideologies of Humboldt CountyPresentation Year: 2019
- Michael HowellReligious StudiesUndergraduate Student
Mapping the worldviews and ideologies of Humboldt County
Youth Outdoor Resilience-Building Experiences Pilot: Planning, Implementation and Program Evaluation with Big Lagoon SchoolPresentation Year: 2019
- Molly HilgenbergSocial WorkGraduate Student
During the academic year 2018-2019, Big Lagoon School was awarded a grant from the Alexander T. Salvos & Timothy A. Salvos Fund for Youth of Humboldt Area Foundation, which provided the opportunity to formalize the Outdoor Resilience-Building Experiences pilot program, an intervention for creatively addressing the need for more behavioral and social-emotional supports with youth in rural schools. This was an IRB-approved study measuring student resilience outcomes with self-regulation skills, mindfulness, and empowering access to the county's natural surroundings for participants grades 4-7. Findings will help the program test effectiveness and sustainability.
“I See Gay People”: Gaydar Abilities in a Real-World DistributionPresentation Year: 2019
- Benjamin SkillmanPsychologyGraduate Student
- Amanda HahnPsychologyFaculty
- Logan AshworthPsychologyGraduate Student
- Lola PescePsychologyGraduate Student
- Andrew DiazPsychologyGraduate Student
- Hannah FergusonPsychologyGraduate Student
Previous research suggests that people can accurately identify a person’s sexual orientation from facial cues alone. Many of these studies have relied on images collected from various online sources that may contain other contextual cues to sexual orientation. Additionally, heterosexual and homosexual individuals are typically presented using a 50/50 distribution, which does not accurately reflect the real-world distribution of faces we encounter. This study aims to investigate whether people are more accurate at identifying sexual orientation from facial cues when the distribution of images presented more accurately reflects the real world distribution of straight and gay faces.
“The Vote Was...Strike!” Humboldt State University Anti-war Activism During The Vietnam WarPresentation Year: 2019
- Amanda AlsterAnthropologyUndergraduate Student
Humboldt State University Library houses a collection of posters and documents preserving anti-war ephemera and primary sources from the HSU Strike for Peace protest, which took place May 11-15, 1970. This student-organized protest was one of the largest demonstration in Humboldt County’s history to date; it drew support from almost 3,000 students, faculty, and Humboldt community members. The protest stemmed from President Richard Nixon's support of expanding the war into Cambodia, after he had promised the general public to begin the withdrawal of troops from Vietnam.