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Graduates with Communication Skills Have What Employers Want and NeedPresentation Year: 2019
- Armeda C. ReitzelCommunicationFaculty
- Celeste BuntenCommunicationUndergraduate Student
This presentation visually highlights the critical communication skills that employers are looking for in college graduates and describes how these skills may be demonstrated by students in the Communication 490 course taught by Dr. Reitzel. Two viewpoints are highlighted: the Communication student's perspective completing the Capstone Experience course activities and the Communication faculty member's perspective in terms of addressing and achieving the National Communication Association's Learning Outcomes in Communication.
Havasupai Relation to Water: Indian Reserved Water Rights and Water PolicyPresentation Year: 2019
- Vicente DiazNative American StudiesUndergraduate Student
The average person’s relationship with water has changed because of the effects of settler colonialism. Some Indigenous people in the Americas have maintained their cultural understanding of the environment. The Havasupai tribe (the people of the blue/green water) have a strong relationship to water that is based in language, culture, and stories. I will analyze the Havasupai relationship and claim to water in regard to Indian reserved water rights and water policy. This includes the Winters Doctrine, on-going mining litigation, and contemporary water policies like the Clean Water Act.
Healthy Youth, Healthy CommunitiesPresentation Year: 2019
- Felicia J StansburySocial WorkGraduate Student
Our goal is to demonstrate the importance of connection between the natural environment, community, individuals, and wellness. We are creating a curriculum to provide a non-traditional prevention/intervention program of outdoor, wilderness activities for youth in the Southern Humboldt region. It is important to note, Ecological Systems Theory is the foundational framework for this project. The ecosystemic perspective is a way of thinking and organizing knowledge that emphasizes the interrelatedness and interdependency between individuals and social systems (Waller 2001). The purpose of our work; promoting healthy activities for youth in order to foster a healthier community.
Hell Bent on ConsentPresentation Year: 2019
- Al NewmanPsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Heather ReynoldsPsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Edith GomezPsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Indiana MurilloPsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Cameron CarpenterPsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Akacia MarksPsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Benjamin GrahamPsychologyFaculty
On college campuses, the topic of sexual consent has received much attention over the past 15 years. Consent is a multifaceted term, and can incorporate an internal state of willingness, an act of explicitly agreeing to something, and behavior that someone else interprets as consent (Muehlenhard et al., 2016). Despite the attention to sexual consent within higher education, it is unknown whether or not this trend is reflected in human sexuality textbooks. The current study involved a content analysis of how the construct of sexual consent is represented in five major human sexuality textbooks in terms of location, definition, scope, and context.
Helping the Community Save EnergyPresentation Year: 2019
- Nancy CharcoEnvironmental Resources EngineeringUndergraduate Student
- Aneika PerezEnvironment and CommunityGraduate Student
- Anh BuiEnergy Technology & PolicyGraduate Student
Our project is focused on developing educational materials on energy efficiency targeted to renters and student residence hall occupants. We are developing a checklist of possible actions that will include building energy efficiency, appliances, transportation, and energy purchasing options that are available to typical renters, who do not have the ability to make major improvements to their home. The main outcome will be a set of appropriate outreach materials to help deliver these messages. We will develop draft materials, workshop these with current renters, and improve the messages based on their feedback. The goal is to empower renters to make positive clean energy choices.
Hormonal Factors Impacting Women's Relationship JealousyPresentation Year: 2019
- Hannah FergusonPsychologyGraduate Student
- Jennifer MasadPsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Steven BowmanPsychologyGraduate Student
- Danielle SiegelPsychologyGraduate Student
- Amanda HahnPsychologyFaculty
Previous research has suggested that the use of hormonal contraception affects women’s feelings of relationship jealousy. Combined oral contraceptive use, in partnered women, has been linked to an increase in reported feelings of relationship jealousy, especially among women using a high-estrogen dose pill formulation. While the pill is one of the most widely used forms of hormonal contraception, many health care professionals now encourage young women to use progesterone-only contraceptives. This study compares reported relationship jealousy in women using the pill and women using long lasting, progesterone-only contraceptives using Buunk’s (1997) relationship jealousy scale.
How Different Tribes Harvest Their DeerPresentation Year: 2019
- Jedidiah ParkerWildlifeUndergraduate Student
I will be providing information on how different tribes utilize parts of the deer and add insight on how it varies throughout area and season. I will include tribes from Wisconsin, California, and Oregon.
How do I Look? Gender Conformity, Self-Critical Comments, and FriendshipPresentation Year: 2019
- Elliott MeyerPsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Sarai Escalante-CastroPsychologyGraduate Student
- Stephanie SouterPsychologyGraduate Student
This study will investigate the differences in how men and women respond to same-sex friends and acquaintances engaging in self-criticism of their physical appearance. Past studies have found that physical appearance and body image are more relevant to women than to men. We expect that due to the different friendship norms that men and women follow, women will be more likely to respond to self-critical comments from friends with flattering comments, while men will be more likely to respond with honest opinions even if those responses are negative. It is also expected that following these norms will result in more positive interactions between same sex peers and acquaintances.
How Does the Klamath Dam Effect Salmonid Species and Surrounding Indigenous Tribes?Presentation Year: 2019
- Charles RicciFisheries BiologyUndergraduate Student
- Nolan Santalafisheries biologyUndergraduate Student
Since the removal of the Klamath dams is such a current topic in today's society, we thought that it would be a great topic to research. The Klamath dams have since been an eyesore and a serious problem for organisms in the Pacific Northwest. Salmonid species cannot make their runs, water temperature increases, and Nitrogen blooms can occur with dams in place . These physical barriers, the Klamath dams, are not only a problem concerning the health of the salmon and other organisms, but the Indigenous tribes who live on these Pacific Northwest rivers as well. Their culture and way of life has become disrupted due to the lack of available salmon.
How Traditional Ecological Knowledge Informs Scientific ResearchPresentation Year: 2019
- Lauren PalmerZoologyUndergraduate Student
- Shea DalyWildlifeUndergraduate Student
Traditional ecological knowledge has great potential with regard to its ability to inform and direct scientific research. We will be exploring various aspects of traditional ecological knowledge for the purpose of pinpointing and observing important changes in -- and uses for -- native plant and animal species over time, in order to find areas that would benefit from greater scientific attention or conservation efforts.