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Roanoke students present research projects at MAD-RUSH conference

  • Roanoke students present research projects at MAD-RUSH conference

  • 06/09/11
  • (from left to right) Dr. Pamela Galluch, assistant professor of business administration & economics at Roanoke College, students Lauren Schwabe and Julia Boudrye and Dr. Denise Adkins, assistant professor of psychology at Roanoke College, at the MAD-RUSH conference.
  • SALEM, VA - Four Roanoke College students unveiled research projects at a spring conference that featured work by colleges and universities throughout Virginia and in several other states.

    Kasey Blackburn'10, Julia Boudrye '13, Lauren Schwabe '12 and Megan Bruening '12 presented their projects at the second annual MAD-RUSH conference, sponsored by the School of Liberal Arts at James Madison University. The conference featured undergraduate research in the humanities and social sciences of 80 students from 19 different colleges and universities in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Georgia and Louisiana.

    At the conference, Blackburn presented her honors in psychology project entitled The Relationship between Sleep and Memory, supervised by Dr. Angela Allen of the Psychology department. Bruening presented her independent study, supervised by Dr. Kenneth McGraw of the English department, Reimagining Authorial Position in Eliza Haywood's Love in Excess. Lastly, Boudrye and Schwabe presented their independent research project, supervised by Dr. Denise Adkins of the Psychology department and Dr. Pamela Galluch of the Business department, Smartphone Usage in College Students: Does It Help or Hurt Coursework?

    Following the presentations, students participated in a question and answer session.

    Blackburn is from Leesburg, Va., while the other students hail from Maryland. Boudrye is from Derwood, Schwabe lives in Baldwin, and Bruening is from Gaithersburg.

    Roanoke College, a classic liberal arts college in Salem, Virginia, combines firsthand learning with valuable personal connections in a beautiful, undergraduate setting. Roanoke is one of just seven percent of colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review lists Roanoke as one of the "Best 376 Colleges" in its 2012 guidebook, which includes the top nine percent of colleges, and U.S. News & World Report ranks Roanoke the number seven "Up-and-coming National Liberal Arts College."

    For additional information, call the Roanoke College Public Relations Office at (540) 375-2282.


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