Mount Union Students and Faculty Present at MEHA Conference

May 12, 2015

ALLIANCE, Ohio – University of Mount Union Honors students and faculty members presented at the Mid-East Honors Association (MEHA) Conference from April 10 to April 12 at Kent State University.

All Mount Union Honors students were invited to submit a proposal to the conference. All students and faculty who attended had their proposals accepted for presentation.

“The presentations represented research and scholarship completed across the Honors program curriculum, including work done in Honors in the Major theses and projects and work done in University Honors courses, including the Honors FYS and the Honors theme course,” said Dr. Nicole L. Johnson, assistant professor of philosophy and religious studies and interdisciplinary and liberal studies and co-director of the Honors program at the University of Mount Union.

Research presentations given by students and faculty members included:

Dr. Nicole Johnson and Dr. Susan Haddox: “Reinventing the Wheel? Evolution of an Honors Program at a Small University”

Dr. David Thiele, Gaston Marion, and Nick Thomas: “Brave New Worlds: Visions of Utopia in Fact and Fiction”

Dr. Jennifer Martin and Jacob Ward: “BaFa BaFa: A Cross-Cultural Simulation”

Emily Quandt: “The Alien Trilogy and the Societal Fear of Rape”

Natalie Ricciutti: “Moral Development and Moral Reasoning in Adolescents”

Courtney Wachal: “No Governing Body…No Enforcement System…Yet Still They Obey?”

Gabriella Pishotti and Kate O’Neil: “Is Healing Possible? An Exploration of Solutions to the Israel-Palestine Conflict”

MEHA is a regional affiliate of the National Collegiate Honors Council, which encourages and supports honors programs in the region. Institutions of higher education from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia are welcome to participate. Approximately 300 students, faculty and administrators were present at the event.

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