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2014
Thursday, May 29th
9:00 AM

Changing Courtship Practices in the Willamette Valley: The Impact of Online Dating

Joshua Lasky, Western Oregon University

Hamersly Library (HL 107)

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

9:30 AM

Knitting in 21st Century America: The Culture and Ideology of Knitting Groups in Rural Oregon

Robin Roemer, Western Oregon University

Hamersly Library (HL 107)

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM

Child Soldiers: Human Rights Awareness and Advocacy

Josh Sullivan, Western Oregon University
Hillary Lutz, Western Oregon University

Hamersly Library (HL 107)

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

10:15 AM

Human Rights Awareness and Education

Madison Clark, Western Oregon University

Hamersly Library (HL 107)

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM

Methamphetamine in the Willamette Valley: Media & Cultural Influences on Individual Perceptions of "Meth" Addiction

Meghan Day, Western Oregon University

Hamersly Library (HL 107)

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

2015
Thursday, May 28th
9:00 AM

Early Human Occupation in the Pacific Northwest: Digital Archaeology and the Excavation of the Cooper's Ferry Site in Western Idaho

Joshua Henderson, Western Oregon University

Instructional Technology Center (ITC) 211

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

9:30 AM

Taste Buds and Suds: Flavor Preferences and Cultural Influences of Consumers in the Booming Craft Beer Industry of the Willamette Valley, Oregon

Curran Kleen-Brown, Western Oregon University

Instructional Technology Center (ITC) 211

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM

Cultural Competence in Action: Treatment Action Campaign’s Community-Based HIV/AIDS Services and Advocacy in South Africa

Nicole Larsen, Western Oregon University

Instructional Technology Center (ITC) 211

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM

Microaggressions: Invisible Discrimination

Lauren Ault, Western Oregon University
Vanessa Grant Coats, Western Oregon University

Instructional Technology Center (ITC) 211

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM

How Online Dating Has Affected Courtship Rituals in the Willamette Valley of Oregon

Joshua Lasky, Western Oregon University

Instructional Technology Center (ITC) 211

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

2016
Thursday, May 26th
1:00 PM

Impacts of Language Shift among Young Mexican-Americans: Navigating Two Linguistic Worlds in Polk County, Oregon

Jeanne Kate McCaslin, Western Oregon University

WUC Willamette Room

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

1:30 PM

Between Tourism and Habitat Protection: Understanding Ecotourism in Costa Rica

Jessica Mylan, Western Oregon University

WUC Willamette Room

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

Puerto Rico: Increasing Emigration and Language Dynamics in the Educational System

Zairet Solis, Western Oregon University

WUC Willamette Room

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

2:45 PM

The Influence of Hops in Independence and Polk County: A Museum Story

Aiden Fischer, Western Oregon University

WUC Willamette Room

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

3:15 PM

Digital Technology and a New Era for Archaeology: Cooper’s Ferry, Idaho

Joshua L. Henderson, Western Oregon University

WUC Willamette Room

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

2017
Thursday, June 1st
1:00 PM

Resisting Language Shift in Polk County, Oregon: Bilingualism among Young Mexican-Americans

Jeanne Kate McCaslin, Western Oregon University

WUC Willamette Room

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

1:30 PM

Sustainable Tourism in Costa Rica: Aligning Tourists’ Interests with Local Development

Jessica Mylan, Western Oregon University

WUC Willamette Room

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

Knitting in 21st Century America: The Culture and Ideology of Knitting Groups in Rural Oregon

Robin Roemer, Western Oregon University

WUC Willamette Room

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

2:30 PM

Conflict and Tension in Bristol Bay: The Case of Social Indifference Among and Toward Seasonal Cannery Workers in Alaska

Sandra Gonzales, Western Oregon University

WUC Willamette Room

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

3:15 PM

Hungry Amidst Plenty: Understanding Food Insecurity in Rural Oregon

Rebecca Hardgrave, Western Oregon University

WUC Willamette Room

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

3:45 PM

Mainstreaming Halal: A Growing Niche Market in an Oregon University Town

Elliot Paulson, Western Oregon University

WUC Willamette Room

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

4:15 PM

Balancing Family Life in the New Economy: Single Mothers in West Valley Communities, Yamhill County, Oregon

Kaylea Vandewettering, Western Oregon University

WUC Willamette Room

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM