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Honors Conferences

The CBU Honors Program is an Institutional Member of the National Collegiate Honors Council, the Southern Regional Honors Council and the Tennessee Collegiate Honors Council. Below is a list of CBU Honor students' involvement in Honors Conferences in recent years. 

2017 Tennessee Collegiate Honors Council Conference
Tullahoma, TN  Feb. 17 • 2016
  • In Community, We Trust
Presented by: Chelsea Joyner and Tony Requa-Fielding
  • Barcoding the DNA of Cell Phone Bacteria
Presented by:  Bawan Qaladize, Matthew Scott, Sydney Diehl, and Dr. Mary Ogilvie
  • The Fickle Relationship between Emily Dickinson and Religion
​​​​​​​Presented by: Juan Mejia
  • The Christianity of Beowulf
Presented by: Gabriela Morales Medina
  • Lighting a Fire: How to Use Literature without the Book
Presented by: Alexandra Moser
  • Satisfaction Brought It Back: The Benefits of Venturing into the Wider World as an Honors Program
Presented by: Hannah Schultz and Alexandra Moser
  •  Lichen or Not, We’re Here
Presented by: Hannah Schultz, Shane Talley, and Stephanie Allen
  • Equality: A Timeline of Women’s Rights
Presented by: Lauren Jeu
  • SafeTeam: Safety is Just a Touch Away
Presented by: Lauren Jeu and Olivia Evans
  •  How Hatred Grows
Presented by:Theresa Havelka
 

2016 Tennessee Collegiate Honors Council Conference
Clarksville, Tennessee • 2016
  • Rousseau: A commentary on society 
 Presented by: Rachel Black 
  • Do it Anyway! Tales of a Room-Service Girl in a DEET-Covered World                                      
Presented by: Leslie Hogan 
  • Solar Airports                                                                                                                                    
Presented by: Sriya Bahunuthula
 

2016 National Collegiate Honors Council Conference
Seattle, Washington • 2016
  • The View from the 31st Century: Futurama as Lens for Exploring Future Space Commercialization Strategies 
Presented by: Brigid Lockard
  • "Knowing The Geek Within": How the Christian Brothers University Honors Program Helps its Students Learn Who They Are and Who They Want to Become
 Presented by: Erin Aulfinger and RaKesha Grey 

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2015 Tennessee Collegiate Honors Council Conference
Clarksville, Tennessee • 2015
  • Hooah Marketing      
Presented by: William Norman
  • Voices From the Field: Self-Written Women in Short Stories of The Troubles   
Presented by: Madeline S. Faber
  • Solar Roadways: Are they possible? Practical? Needed?   
Presented by: Juan Mejia
  • Limits of Muggle Science and the Parallels to the Laws of Magic 
 Presented by: Tiffany Corkran
  • 81 Days of Kindness and Counting: The CBU Honors Program’s Deliberate Acts of Kindness Project
Presented by: Tiffany Corkran
  • Environmental Justice in Memphis, Tennessee 
Presented by: Sara Swisher
  • Faith, Poverty, and Justice 
 Presented by: Kierra D Turner
  • The End of the World As We Know It: Understanding Apocalyptic Imagination 
Presented by: RaKesha Gray
 

2015 National Collegiate Honors Council Conference      
Chicago, Illinois • 2015
  • Make No Little Honors Programming Plans: The Best of our Last 400 Activities!    
Presented by: RaKesha Gray
  • Make No Little Service: September of Service and Helping Hands October - How honors students at two universities led thirty-day service projects that changed their communities
Presented by: Raymond McGinnis, Abigail Lockard, and Angela Selby
  • Fandom Inferno 
Presented by: Brenda Hurlbut

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2014 Tennessee Collegiate Honors Council Conference
Christian Brothers University • February 21-22, 2014
  • How an Idea Becomes a Comic                                                                                                       
Presented by: Megan Mosier            
  • Brothers’ Keepers: Servant Leadership as a Non-Profit Board of Directors Member           
Presented by: Tiffany Corkran                     
  • Law and Order: SVU and the Effects of Solitude   
Presented by: Carly Geis                             
  • Using Graph Theory to Schedule TCHC 2014       
Presented by: Rebekah Herrman 
  • The Art of Saying Yes                                                                                                                        
Presented by: Kelsey Coolican and Logan Butler                             
  • Little Geek vs. Big Geek: Honors Program in High School vs Honors Program in College 
Presented by: Taylor Flake and RaKesha Gray  
  • Marriage and Sex in 1 Corinthians 7: What Does Paul Really Think?
Presented by: Sarah Longoria              
    

2013 National Collegiate Honors Council Conference
New Orleans, LA • November 6-10, 2013 
  • September of Service: How Our Honors Program Led the Largest and Most Diverse Service Initiative in Our University’s History
    Presented by: John Blount, Julia Kueter, and Rebekah Herrman 
  • Memphis Rocks — A Buccaneer Family Vacation: How Making an Indie Film Drew Us Closer to Our City and Our School
    Presented by: Trey McGinnis, Caitlin Terry, and Rebecca Wauford 
  • Quantum Computing
    Presented by: Rebekah Herrman 


2013 Tennessee Collegiate Honors Council Conference
Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, TN • February 23-24, 2013  
  • CBU 2013 Moonbuggy Race
    Presented by: Michael Sanford 
  • Determination of Axonal Loss and Optic Nerve Head Degeneration in Glaucomatous Eyes
    Presented by: Lauryn Murphy
  • Nerding Out: How the Honors Retreat Brings the Freshmen Class Together
    Presented by: Tyler Stranburg, Caitlin Terry, and Trey McGinnis 
  • Save the World and Have Fun Doing It!
    Presented by: Rebecca Wauford 
  • Brothers’Keepers: Who’s Keeping Who? We Are All Benefitting in Service
    Presented by: Lauren Harrett and Danielle Hobbs
  • September of Service: Thirty Days of Good Deeds
    Presented by: Johnny Blount, John Tubbs, and Kelsey Coolican
  • Radioactive Waste and Environmental Justice
    Presented by: Bentley Smith and John Tubbs 
  • The Best Honors Class Ever
    Presented by: Rebekah Herrman 
  • Come to the Honors Program, We Have Cookies
    Presented by: Rebekah Herrman and Rebecca Wauford 
  • The Tiny School with the Big Honors Program: How We Host Over 30 Honors Event Every Semester
    Presented by: Dr. Tracie Burke, Raegan Cook, and Amanda Willhite

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2012 National Collegiate Honors Council Conference
Boston, MA • November 14-18, 2012  
  • Small But Mighty: How our Tiny Honors Program Builds Community Through Over 30 Honors Events Every Semester
    Presented by: Dr. Tracie Burke and John Blount  

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2012 Tennessee Collegiate Honors Council Conference
Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN • February 17-18, 2012  
  • Testing the detection range of Vemco VR2W acoustic receivers used to study large scale movements of spotted sea trout (Cynoscion nebulosus) in South Texas estuaries
    Presented by: Joe Alfonso 
  • A Critique of Levinas’ Stance on Femininity
    Presented by: Bentley Smith  
  • Radiation
    Presented by: Kelly Jeu 
  • Manifesto of the Little Monster
    Presented by: John Blount 
  • Put the Cheez-Its in the Bowl!: How to Host an Effective Honors Event
    Presented by: Nell Brandon and John Blount 
  • Communerdy Service: How We Incorporate Service into our Honors Program
    Presented by: Raegan Cook and Julia Kueter 
  • The Effect of Feedback on Optimism and Problem Solving in College Students
    Presented by: Amanda Willhite 
  • Changes in the GABA(A) Receptor and Associated Proteins After Fear Condition
    Presented by: Catherine Gluszek 
  • We Have an Honors Kid Down: The Murder at Victory Ranch
    Presented by: Kelsey Coolican and John Tubbs 
  • The Tiny School with the Big Honors Program: How We Host Over 30 Honors Event Every Semester
    Presented by: Dr. Tracie Burke, Raegan Cook, and Amanda Willhite  

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2011 Southern Regional Honors Council Conference
University of Central Arkansas in Little Rock, AR • March 31-April 2, 2011 
  • Metafiction and Metaphysics in Detective Fiction as Demonstrated by Jorge Luis Borges
    Presented by: John Blount 
  • Might of the Unknown: Gareth and Anonymity in Sir Thomas Malory
    Presented by: Francis Minneci 
  • An Interview with Clytaemnestra
    Presented by: Lauryn Murphy 
  • Chivalry and Hard-Boiled Detective Fiction
    Presented by: Angela Toomer 
  • Enriching and Enlivening High School Chemistry in Memphis City Schools
    Presented by: Catherine Gluszek 
  • What Foucault Saw! A Brief Survey of the Ways in which Detective Fiction Manifests Disciplinary Power
    Presented by: Chase de Saint-Felix 
  • Relationship Between Religiosity and Self-Esteem in Adolescents
    Presented by: Amanda Willhite 
  • Dopamine Neuron Activity in the Dorsal Prefrontal Cortex of Rats
    Presented by: Cheryl Clausel 
  • The Honors Big Give
    Presented by Tracie Burke with Jenessa Gebers, Burton Bridges, Chris Peterson 

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2010 TCHC Conference
University of Memphis in Memphis, TN • February 12-13, 2010 
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Two Non-Invasive Research Methods for the Study of Wild Jaguar Populations
    Presented by: Caroline Mitchell
  • Bad Faith and Branding: Sartrean Bad Faith and Consumer Identity
    Presented by: Christopher Peterson
  • Passionate Danger
    Presented by: Johnny Blount  
  • The First Sex and the 'F' Word: A Male Response to Feminism
    Presented by: Chase de Saint-Felix
  • The Honors Big Give
    Presented by: Jenessa Gebers, Dr. Tracie Burke, Burton Bridges, and Chris Peterson
  • Women in the Italian Mafia: A Force to be Reckoned With
    Presented by: Catherine Montesi

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2009 TCHC Conference
Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN • February 13-14, 2009 
  • Complex Organic Molecular Synthesis and Its Relation to Drug Discovery - Learning by Example
    Presented by: John Legge
  • Honors, Ethics and Service
    Presented by: Dylan Perry & Chris Peterson
  • In a Democracy, Dissent is an Act of Faith
    Presented by: Caroline Mitchell
  • “Russell Brandon Got Eaten by a Bear”: CBU Honors Upperclassmen Go Camping
    Presented by: Jenessa Gebers, Kenny Latta, & Dr. Tracie Burke
  • Selection Strategies and Semantic Relatedness BEYOND Simple Free Association
    Presented by: Russell Brandon
  • Seven Ways to Improve Your Honors Program
    Presented by: Burton Bridges, Carolyn Fly, & Dr. Burke

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