»Honors Achievements Archive

+-2012-2013

Chapman University Awards

Jasper Anderson
Cecil Awards: Nominee for Best Production Design

Almog Avidan Antonir
Cecil Awards: Nominee for Best Editor

Connor Bogenreif
Edgar Sholund Scholarship Award

Courtney Bramstedt
Outstanding Junior Award

Kayla Camacho
Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music Award for University Women's Choir

Samantha Cressey
Outstanding Sophomore Award

Daniel Fister
Outstanding Junior Award

Phoebe Gildea
3rd Place Undergraduate Research Prize
Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music Award in Music History 
Burghardt Award
Departmental Honors in Music

Nicole Goehring
Outstanding Sophomore Award

Rebeca Herrera
Outstanding Junior Award

Molly Iker
Departmental Honors in History
Departmental Honors in Music

Elizabeth Iverson
Cecil Awards: Nominee for Best Picture
Cecil Awards: Nominee for Best Director

Adam Kalawi
Outstanding Junior Award

Eli Kaynor
Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music Award in String Ensemble

Nicky Kaynor

Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music Award in Orchestra

Phil McGuire

Cecil Awards: Nominee for Best Achievement in Visual Effects

Hazel Naylor

Outstanding Japanese Major Award

Megan Parish

Department of Theater Award for Quiet Excellence

Tansu Philip
Outstanding First Year Award

James Pratt
Cecil Awards: Nominee for Excellence in Producing

Michael Rushman
Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music Award in Music History
Conservatory of Music Award
Departmental Honors in Music
William James Award for Outstanding Student In Philosophy

Samuel Scheleier
Paul Delp Award in Peace Studies

Ryan Stathos
Outstanding Performance in a One-Act Award

Priya Shah
Cheverton Award
History Award for Academic Excellence
Departmental Honors in History
2nd Place Undergraduate Research Prize
Outstanding Spanish Major Award

Clay Thomas
Departmental Honors in Sociology
Outstanding French Major Award

Erin Wainright
Outstanding Junior Award

Aileen Yoon
Cecil Awards: Nominee for Best PR Campaign of the Year

Mary Young
Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music Award in Wind Symphony

Seth Yund
Outstanding First Year Award

National Collegiate Honors Council Presentations

Boston, MA
November 2012

Cristiana Wilcoxon & Isabelle Hsu
"Honors Journals: For the Students, By the Students"

Molly Iker
"Hard Times in the Big Easy: The Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1853"

Shannen Mosqueda, Jennifer Kim, Emmabel Orendan, & Tiffany Ho
"'Love' versus 'Facebook Official'"

Michael Rushman
"19th Century Fusion Music: Brahms's Fourth Symphony"

Rick Wysocki
"Pop-Mortality: Examining Modern Depictions of Death"

Western Regional Honors Council Presentations

Flagstaff, AZ
April, 2013 

Elizabeth Berrigan
"Schwinger’s Finite Quantum Kinematics and Aharonov’s Dynamical Non-locality Concept"

Kayla Camacho
"Living Life in the In-Between: The Literature of Post-Colonial Nigeria"

Nicole Connoly
"Dumb, Expensive Kids: The Failures of the U.S. Public Education System and What It Can Learn From Finland"

Phoebe Gildea
 "
Death, Resurrection, and the Power of Music"

Rebeca Herrera & Diego Romero
"Conceiving Political Participation Among Indigenous People: The Achí and Ixil of Guatemala"

Hazel Naylor & Clay Thomas
"Interdisciplinarity Beyond the Classroom"

Cristiana Wilcoxon
"Hometown Tourism: A Photographical How-To on Studying Abroad in Your State"
and
"Harry Potter as a Global Business Phenomenon"

Rick Wysocki
"Direct Action: Taking Responsibility for your Education"

University Honors Awards 

Award for Academic Excellence 

 Almog Avidan-Antonir
Elizabeth Berrigan
Kristen Blacklock
Phoebe Gildea
Megan Grenata
Elizabeth Iverson
Hazel Naylor
Diego Romero
Michael Rushman
Sam Schleier
Priya Shah
Clay Thomas
Kathryn Virk

University Honors Program Student of the Year

Molly Iker
Diego Romero
Clay Thomas

University Honors Conference

Chapman University 
May 4, 2013

Almog Avidan-Antonir
"When Life Gives you Music, Make Story-ade: The Psychology of Music in the Short Film "Proverbia""

Elizabeth Berrigan
"Schwinger's Finite Quantum Kinematics and Aharonov's Dynamical Nonlocality Concept"

Kristin Blacklock
"Saving Lives With Mathematics: A look Into the Mathematical Models Behind Atheroschlerosis"

Emma Castor
"Globalized Marketing and its Implications"

Felicia Chanco
"Pop-up! An Unconventional Approach to an Unconventional Business for Unconventional People"

Emily Denker
"Cutting to the Chase: The Invisible Craft of Film Editing"

Phoebe Gildea
"Death, Resurrection and the Power of Music"

Megan Granata
"When Disability Goes Viral: Digital Storytelling and the Online Disabled Community"

Jacqueline Hudspeth
"The Time I Told My Parents I was Joining the Circus...and other masochistic tales of assistant directing"

Molly Iker
"There's No Place Like Home: Philosophies of Historic Preservation in Orange, CA"

Elizabeth Iverson
"The Art of Building Worlds"

Anthony Jacobsmeyer
"Strengths n' Stuff: Psychological Testing and Its Implication on Leadership Training, Team Cohesion, and Productivity"

Britt Keller
"Acting as Empathy: An Argument for the Requirement of Theatre in Early Education"

Ben Kepner
"The Collective Psychology of Horror"

Philip McGuire
"Hollywood Rethought: Methods for a Film School"

Hazel Naylor
"Objectification and Cultural Fantasies in Murakami Haruki's Kafka on the Shore"

Brandon Padveen
"Career, Self and Society: On the business of Hollywood, the road to the top, and the responsibilities of being there"

James Pratt
"The Construction of Process"

Diego Romero
"A Todo Vapor: The Politics of Inflation in Argentina"

Michael Rushman
"Where Music Meets Philosophy: Aesthetics, Teleology and the Music of Charles Ives"

Sam Schleier
"Constructing and Maintaining the Ghetto: A Collision of Colonial Domination and Capitalistic Exploitation"

Priya Shah
"Language, Discipline and Power: The Extirpation of Idolatry and Indigenous Resistance in Colonial Peru"

Clayton Thomas
"Disc Golfing: Identify and the Social Process of Sport Legitimation"

Rick Wysocki
""Savage by Command:" The Discourse of Violence in the Literature of the Spanish Civil War"

Robin Yokel
"Giving Us a Voice"

Mary Young
"How Use of Self Affects One's Performance: A Study on Alexander Technique"
 

+-2011-2012

Chapman University Awards

Hannah Carsen
Art Department: Honors Award

Megan Demshki
Peace Studies Program: Departmental Honors for Academic Achievement
Political Science Department: Departmental Honors for Academic Achievement
Political Science Citizen-Scholar Award
All Campus Leadership: Peterson Award

Elizabeth Fiacco
IEEE GameSig Intercollegiate Game Competition - First Place

Katelyn Friesen
Language Department: Outstanding Achievement in French

Ania Hodges
 Political Science Department: Departmental Honors for Academic Achievement

Whitney Kofford
Department of Dance: Quiet Excellence Award
Department of Dance: Departmental Honors
Department of Dance: Outstanding Choreographer in Concert Intime 

Katherine Landberg
Peace Studies Program: Departmental Honors for Academic Achievement

Eileen Regullano
Conservatory of Music: Edgar Sholund Scholarship Award
Conservatory of Music: Departmental Honors

Kelly Self
Conservatory of Music: Music Education, Choral Area Award
Conservatory of Music: Departmental Honors 

Matthew Shaffer
Math Department: Program Honors in Computer Science
Math Department: Outstanding Senior Award for Computer Science

Alexander Winkle
Political Science Department: Departmental Honors for Academic Achievement

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University Honors Awards

Award for Academic Excellence (2012)

Katelyn Friesen
Keith Funkhouser
Ania Hodges
Sam Price-Waldman
Matthew Shaffer 
University Honors Program Student of the Year (2011-2012)

Elizabeth Fiacco
Sam Price-Waldman 
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National Collegiate Honors Council Presentations

Phoenix, Arizona
October 2011

Michael Rushman
"What is Wisdom? A Two-Part Definition of Humanity's Worthiest Desire"

Elizabeth Fiacco
"Publication in the Internet Age"

Keith Funkhouser
"An Eye on Film"

Ania Hodges
"Gender Socialization: Not an Issue to Toy With"

Winnie Khaw
"Chinese Supernatural Tales: Poetry Master Class"

Michael Rushman, Emma Castor, Collin Pointon
"When Students Teach: The Honors Preceptorial"

Sam Price-Waldman
"The Modern Documentary Film"

Eileen Regullano
"Spatial Analysis of Japanese American Population Trends" 

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Western Regional Honors Council Presentations

Albuquerque, New Mexico
April 2012 

Molly Balzano
"An Argument Against Emotionalism"

Elizabeth Berrigan
"Ware: An Abomination by Man, or an Illness: An Existential Analysis of Les Chemins de la Liberte"

 Kristin Blacklock
"Morera's Theorem and Hyperfunctions in a Hyperbolic Setting"

Nicole Connolly
"Zombies, Bad Robots and Leprosy: How the Uncanny Valley Shapes Thought"

Keith Funkhouser
"Stuck in the Alamo"

Phoebe Gildea
"Aphrodite, Hera and Athena: Goddesses as Women in Art"

Ania Hodges
"Occupy Wall Street or Tea Party Rally: Where Would Jesus Be in Contemporary American Politics"

Jackie Hudspeth
"It Started with a Mouse but Ended with a Sequel: How Disney 'Fights Back' in a Plummeting Economy"

Molly Iker
"Hard Times in the Big Easy: The Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1853"

Cristiana Wilcoxon
"Visual Manipulation: An Examination of How Photography and Graphic Design Distort Our Perceptions"

Rick Wysocki
"The Culture of Death in the Westen World" 

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University Honors Conference

Chapman University
May 5, 2012

Megan Demshki
"Rushin' to Make Friends: An Interdisciplinary Examination of U.S.-Russian Relations"

Alexia Fedail
"Eldritch: From Inspiration to Script"

Elizabeth Fiacco
"The Game of Life"

Megan Fobar
"Nutrition in the News: Are you eating Pink Slime?"

Katelyn Friesen
"The Penguin Paradigm: Transatlantic Paperback Design, 1939-1948"

Keith Funkhouser
"Creating Electric Euphoria: The Function of Film Editing"

Jocelyn Havel
"Biochemical Pathways Affected by Cholera Toxin"

Ania Hodges
"Occupy Wall Street or Tea Party Rally: Where Would Jesus be in Contemporary American Politics?"

Hannah Karsen
"The Spatial Potential of Line in the Art Practice of Alexander Rodchenko"

John Elias Kaynor
"The Psychology of Music: an Experience in Musical Humanism" 

Winnie Khaw
"A Summit of Tumultuous Worlds"

Emmeline Kim
"Attaining Unity of Impression"

Melody Kleiman
"Entering Adulthood with Autism, iPad in Hand"

Whitney Kofford
"Math and Dance: Infinity Intertwining"

Katherine Landberg
"Transitional Justice: Lessons to be Learned by North Ireland from South Africa"

Edward Leer
"Racing to the Finish: A Screenwriter's Bloody and Savage Chronicle of Self-Annihilation"

Annamarie Orsi
"A Reflection of Societal and Cultural Constructs of Chapman University: University Workers"

Kjellrun Owens
"Journalism's New Age: Print-Internet-Tablet" 

Jane Pittluck
"Tiffany at the Met: The Role of Museum as an Intermediary between Viewer and Object"

Jennifer Preda
"Special Education Inside and Out"

Sam Price-Waldman
"Tailings" - A Short Documentary

Eileen Regullano
"The Role of Music in Filipino Identity"

Kelly Self
"Music in the Classroom: Interdisciplinary Implications of the Theory of Multiple Intelligences"

Matthew Shaffer
"Story Telling within the Rules - The Effects of Gameplay Rules on Story Telling in Video Games"

Alexander Winkle
"They Have the Right to Remain Relevant" 

+-2010-2011

Chapman University Awards

Matthew Baker
Psychology Department: Outstanding Research Project
Psychology Department: Departmental Honors
Summa Cum Laude

Sarah Booher
Summa Cum Laude

Daniel Bulone
Mel Watson Award for Scholarly and Creative Excellence
Magna Cum Laude

Kelly Dona
Peace Studies Department: Departmental Honors

Konish Dutta
Magna Cum Laude

Jessica Green
Psychology Department: Departmental Honors
Mortar Board 
Campus Leadership Award
Magna Cum Laude

Laura Hantke
Magna Cum Laude

Kaitlin Hopkins
Summa Cum Laude

Amanda Jacobsen
Psychology Department: Departmental Honors
Psychobiology Department: Departmental Honors
Biology Department: Outstanding Leadership (Global Medical Brigades)
Mortar Board
Campus Leadership Award
Summa Cum Laude

Paul Jones
Magna Cum Laude

Chelsea Judy
History Department: Departmental Honors (Henley Award)
Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference: Best Undergraduate Paper (Third Prize)
Phi Alpha Theta: Nominated for the Nels Andrew Clevens Prize (National history undergraduate paper award)
Magna Cum Laude

Angela Kane
Summa Cum Laude

Samuel Knee
Mortar Board
Magna Cum Laude

Elizabeth Parker
History Department: Departmental Honors (Henley Award)
Mortar Board
Magna Cum Laude

Dana Quadri
Magna Cum Laude

Grant Reed
Cecil  Award: Best Director - Undergraduate (Incest! The Musical)
Cecil Award: Best Picture - Undergraduate (Incest! The Musical)
Summa Cum Laude

Michelle Roll
Chapman Ambassador
Summa Cum Laude

Devonie Royal-Gordon
Cecil Award: Best TV Show: Narrative - Creator/Executive Producer (Higher Education)

Laura Smith
Music Department: Choir Award
Music Department: Departmental Honors
Music Department: Burghardt Trophy
Language Department: Outstanding German Studies Award
Summa Cum Laude

Rachel Smith
Magna Cum Laude

Nathan Zencey
Political Science Department: Departmental Honors (Henley Award)
Magna Cum Laude

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University Honors Awards

Award for Academic Excellence (2011)
Matthew Baker
Sarah Booher
Kaitlin Hopkins
Amanda Jacobsen
Angela Kane
Grant Reed
Michelle Roll
Laura Smith

University Honors Program Student of the Year (2010-2011)
Class of 2011

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National Collegiate Honors Council Presentations

Kansas City, Missouri
October 2010 

Keith Funkhouser, Sam Price-Waldman
"Why We Like the Bad Guy: A Look into the American gangster Film"

 Paul Jones
"The Cooperative Colonial farm Experiment: Exploring Factors in Successful Commons Management"

Elizabeth Fiacco
"Cash and Cartoons: The Business of Animation"

Elizabeth Parker
"The Making of Modern Ireland"

Daniel Bulone, Brandon Padveen
"Writing Honors Culture: The Honors Novel and Community Building"

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Western Regional Honors Council Presentations

Park City, Utah
March 2011

Elizabeth Parker, Chelsea Judy
"Khrushchev and the Congo: An Investigation of Soviet Foreign Policy under Nikita Khrushchev"

Hazel Naylor, Clay Thomas
"Retweet, Reblog and Regurgitate: A Study of Mimicry in Internet Culture"

Paul Jones
"Rebuild, Reboot, Retrain - Exploring Job Fluidity Potential in American Employment"

Kelly Dona
"Globalization and its Effects on the Transnational Movements to End Human Trafficking"

Daniel Bulone
"Lincoln's Laser: An Examination of Alternate History"

Elliot Cooley
"Touching and Kissing: Tangent Lines and Osculating Circles before Calculus"

Kristin Blacklock
"A Contemporary Look at 'Ars Magna'"

Brandon Padveen
"The Sinful Messiah: On Writing the American Monster"

Winnie Khaw
"Chinese Supernatural Romantic Tales"

Keith Funkhouser
"An Eye on Film"

Liz Fiacco
"Publication in the Internet Age"

Molly Iker
"The Zimmerman Note: The Influence of the Media Upon a Nation"

Sam Price-Waldman
"The Modern Documentary Film"

Elizabeth Berrigan
"Nietzschean Influence in Women in Love: A Novel Tracing the Path of Nihilism"

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University Honors Conference

Chapman University
May 7, 2011

Matthew Baker
"The Effect of Magical Ideation on Creative Processes"

Molly Balzano
"College Education: What's the Point?" 

Sarah Booher
"Mission Intercultural: A Global Public Relations Education"

 Daniel Bulone
"Lincoln's Laser: An Examination of Alternative History"

Kelly Dona
"Human trafficking: Could You be the Next Victim?"

Konish Dutta & Sarah Lawson
"I Am Love Itself"

Jessica Green
"Trauma Type and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder"

Laura Hantke
"Branded"

Kaitlyn Hopkins
"I Can't Do It: Stereotype Threat & Its Relevance"

Rebecca Hughes
"Flimsy Fairytales to Modern Media: A Timeline of Feminine Ideals"

Amanda Jacobsen
"Genetics: The Next Frontier of Medical Research"

Paul Jones
"Rebuild, Rebbot, Retrain: Exploring Job Fluidity Potential in American Employment"

Chelsea Judy
"'Unbroken Towards the Sea:' The National Trust and the Rise of Coastal Preservation in Late 19th and 20th Century Britain"

Ariel Lawrence
"Globalization: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"

Elizabeth Parker
"'Ourselves Alone:' Irish History, Nationalism and the Nation, 1842-50"

Dana Quadri
"Designing Your Mind: The Social and Psychological Role of Graphic Design and Advertising"

Kailee Quinn
"Sustainable Design"

Grant Reed
"'Incest! The Musical' - Building a Musical Sequence"

Michelle Roll
"The Art of Memoir"

Devonie Royal-Gordon
"Gender Inequality in Hollywood"

Laura Smith
"More Than Just Music: The Art of the Song Recital"

Rachel Smith
"The Ties That Bind: Brain Chemistry's Role in Determining How We Mate and Marry"

Nathan Zencey
"Applying Market Principles to United States Federal Campaign Finance Systems" 

+-2009-2010

Chapman University Awards

Sasha Anderson
Henley Award: Political Science and Sociology
Language Department: Outstanding French Major Award
Campus Leadership Award

Tim Deisler
Communication Studies Department: Departmental Honors

Jesse Dietch
Psychology Department: Departmental Honors
Psychology Department: Outstanding Senior
Dodge College of Film and Media Arts: Cecil Award nomination for
Achievement in Cinematography

Sarah Ganderup
Language Department: Outstanding German minor
History Department: Academic Achievement
History Department: Award for Academic Excellence

Elizabeth Klehfoth
Wilkinson College: Outstanding Creative Writing Student Award
Mel Watson's Award - Scholarly and Creative Excellence

AJ Lepore
Music Department: 2010 Music Education Award
Music Department: Departmental Honors

Merideth Robinson
Psychology Department: Departmental Honors

Tim Sauer
Conservatory of Music: Music History Award
Conservatory of Music: Jazz Award
Recognition for graduating with a GPA higher than 3.7 (3.93)

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University Honors Award

Thomas Carpenter
University Honors Program Student of the Year, 2009 - 2010

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National Collegiate Honors Council Presentations

Washington, D.C.
October 2009

Elizabeth Kosearas, Daniel Bulone, Matt Baker, Liz Klehfoth, Melody Kleiman
"pWn'd! A Newbs Guide to the Interwebz"

Liz Fiacco, Sam Price-Waldman
"It's Alive! The Re-re-re-re-re-reanimation of Frankenstein"

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Western Regional Honors Council Presentations

Jackson Hole, Wyoming
March 2010

Daniel Bulone, Brandon Padveen
"Writing Honors Culture: The Honors Novel and Community-Building"

Joy Buchanan
"Copyrights and Social Norms"

Jessee Dietch
"To Sleep, Perchance to Dream: Treatments of 21st-Century Insomnia"

Liz Fiacco
"Extremes and In-Between"

Keith Funkhouser
"Why We Like the Bad Guy: A Look into the American Gangster Film"

Jessica Green, Matt Baker, Sam Price-Waldman
"Mental Music: A Brief Introduction to Music Therapy"

Paul Jones
"The Cooperative Colonial Farm Experiment: Exploring Factors in Successful Commons Management"

Elizabeth Kosearas
"Lyrical Breakdown"

Devonie Royal-Gordon, Elizabeth Klehfoth
"The Plot Thickens: Examining the Story Behind Stories"

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University Honors Conference

Chapman University
May 1, 2010

Sasha Anderson
"The Sociolinguistics of Power"

Jeff Black
"Going, Going, Gone. The Past, Present and Future of Sports Broadcasting and Reporting"

Thomas Carpenter
"Pun Intentional"

Grant Cushman
"Religion vs. Morality: An Analysis of Western Religion's Effect and Stance on Morality"

Dawn Datte
"The Effect of Comprehensive Sex Education on Students' Safe Sex Practices"

Tim Deisler
"More Than Just a Game"

Jesse Dietch
"To Sleep, Perchance to Dream: Treatments of 21st Century Insomnia"

Sarah Ganderup
"How White was the Wash?: Bloody Sunday, 1972, and Memory Creation in the Widgery Report"

Chandler Garbell
"It's All Greek To Me: An Exploration of Greek Mythology and Its Significance in Western Culture Throughout History"

Morgan Helme
"How to Save the News"

Megan Holmstedt
"The Blood Suckers: Capitalism and the Changing Future of the Vampire"

Kat Jacobs
"Graphic Novels in the Classroom"

Chelsea Judy
"Secrets in Stone: A Look at Hidden Symbols in European Architecture"

Elizabeth Klehfoth
"The Plot Thickens: A Revealing Look at the Meaning Behind Stories"

Sam Knee
"Like It, Love It, Greenlight It - How a Movie is Made Before the Camera Starts Rolling"

Andrew Lepore
"The Future of Music"

Jasmine Li
"Analysis of American Apparel: Internal and External Perspectives"

Courtney Long
"Media Credibility in Mass Communications"

Kat Parks
"Positivity"

Andrew Ritter
"Getting Your Foot in the Door" 

Merideth Robinson
"Emotional Intelligence and Its Relationship to Academic Success"

Tim Sauer
"American Indian Powwows in California"

Rachelle Yeung
"Shirts, Sex, a Social Phenomenon: The Story Behind American Apparel

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