2013 Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Proceeding Publications

An, Jisun

University/Organization
Kyungil University

Title
Untraditional Ways of Exploring a Traditional Korean Market through Service-Learning Projects in a Graphic Design Studio Class

Synopsis
In my paper session, I plan to present what graphic design students learned by participating in a service-learning project that seeks to revitalize and preserve a traditional Korean market through the design of educational board games and infographics.

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An, Jisun and May Chae

University/Organization
Kyungil University

Title
Designing Children’s Wear for Biodiversity Education

Synopsis
Many Hawaiian bird species are endangered or extinct due to loss of habitat, climate change, and hunting. The purpose of this creative design is to persuade parents and their young children to learn about and conserve Hawaii’s biodiversity.

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Barclay, Irina

University/Organization
Appalachian State University

Title
A One-year Chronicle by Anna Akhmatova

Synopsis
The paper examines the beginning of World War I as described in Anna Akhmatova’s poetry, correspondence, journals, and interview with her brother, Victor Gorenko

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Bodine, Roy L.

University/Organization
Southern Methodist University

Title
No Place for Kindness

Synopsis
Lt. Col. Roy L. Bodine, an Army dentist, recounts his experiences as a POW on the Japanese hellships. He spent almost 3.5 years in Japanese captivity. He endured the Bataan Death March, but largely describes his time on the hellships. His diary later proved useful in postwar tribunals.

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Boumtje, Martine

University/Organization
Southern Arkansas University

Title
Raising One’s Voice: The Quest for Freedom and Identity in María Nsué Angüe’s Ekomo

Synopsis
This article focuses on women and their daily quest for freedom and identity in a hostile Fang society in Equatorial Guinea, where traditions, colonialism, post-colonialism and neocolonialism maintain ambiguous relationships. It is a closer reading of María Nsué Angüe’s novel, Ekomo, which discloses the images of the changing mode of existence in which women’s negotiation of identity conflicts with the social organization.

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Borns, Renee

University/Organization

Utah Valley University

Title

Engagement: Starts the first day and never ends

Synopsis

The importance of the first day of class is to set the tone for the entire semester. It is the opportunity to
create an atmosphere to engage students in the classroom and course content, feel a sense of
belonging, get to know their peers, and form bonds of trust between class members and faculty. The
importance of the last day of class sends students onto their next academic experience feeling good
about their accomplishments and the content of the class so that they will share their feelings about the
course with others and carry that feeling into subsequent courses. This session provides opportunities
for participants to share and generate ideas on how to build opportunities to engage students on the
first and last days of class.

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Bracy, Jennifer

University/Organization
Western Oregon University

Title
What’s in a Name? The Fate of “Graphic Design”

Synopsis
The field of Graphic Design is in the throngs of major change, and intriguing questions have been raised regarding what name could properly describe a profession that has expanded far beyond the limits of the term “graphic design.” Part editorial, part graphic design history lesson, and part info-graphic, this essay and visual diagram explore the nomenclature of the graphic design profession..

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Bradley-Hunter, Antiqua

University/Organization

Drury University

Title

The Effects of Policies, Practices, and Leadership Structures on the Narrowed Racial
Achievement Gap in Selected Military-Serving Schools in the United States

Synopsis

The relationship between race and academic achievement has been studied extensively
for years (Gibson & Ogbu, 1991). However, school districts across the United States continue to
be challenged with the racial achievement gap. In fact, the achievement gaps, along with its
contributing factors and its possible solutions, have become the most publicized topic in
educational literature (Uhlengberg & Brown, 2002).

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Campbell, Melinda

University/Organization
National University

Title
Epistemic Error and Experiential Evidence

Synopsis
In response to recent debates in color ontology, I present an account of color that resolves the issue in a new way by conceiving of colors as properties of appearances. Appearances are both objective and subjective: they are real-world events reducible to psychophysical interactions involving environmental stimuli and experiential states.

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Chae, May

University/Organization

Marymount University

Title

An Innovative Teaching Approach to Product Development: Destination Wedding Dresses for Bridesmaids.

Synopsis

An innovative teaching approach to product development is designed for senior students in the fashion program. As an industry-like approach to product development, students work in groups, and each group develops a line and a prototype of destination wedding dresses for bridesmaids throughout the semester.

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Cochran, Diana

University/Organization
Covenant College

Title[Seeing Inside: Death with Dignity or Simply the Sin of Suicide?] Suicide as seen through the Spanish film Mar Adentro

Synopsis
In the film Mar Adentro (The Sea Inside) the main character ends his life after suffering for 29 years as a quadriplegic. I explain in this presentation how I teach on the difficult topic of suicide through this film, which is based on the true story of Ramón Sampedro.

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Daniels, Hope

University/Organization:

Columbia College Chicago

Title

Community Engagement Practices with High School Radio Stations

Synopsis

A few high school radio stations have become important training grounds for students who go on to successful careers in broadcasting. However, the widely held perception is that most high school radio stations are poorly programmed and of little use to the community, high school curriculum or for future of broadcast professionals. The time to instill curiosity in students in the field of broadcasting is when they are in high school and this project would influence ways to engage these high schools on the benefits and uses for these broadcast signals. This project has provided valuable insight into the high school student learning process regarding the broadcast media, the outreach to their communities and its possible effects on student matriculation while studying the broadcast industry.

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Dawahare, Anthony

University/Organization
California State University, Northridge

Title
The Surrealist Poetic Imagination and the Trujillo Dictatorship in the Dominican Republic, 1943-1947

Synopsis
La Poesía Sorprendida was a literary movement and journal that flourished in the Dominican Republic between 1943 and 1947.

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Dolder, Christopher

University/Organization

Southern Methodist University

Title

The Ecstatic Dance of Burning Man: Permission to Transcend

Synopsis

An examination of the emergence and evolution of dance sub-cultures throughout the history of the Burning Man event. (This paper is supported by projected videography from the dance/culture documentary The Ecstatic Dance of Burning Man set for premiere in the spring of 2013).

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Doyle, Thomas J.

University/Organization
National University School of Education

Title
The Best Teacher You Ever Had – Self Assessment of Dispositions by Early Childhood Teachers

Synopsis
Participants will create a definition of the best teacher they ever had. In a self-assessment, participants will compare their dispositional strengths to those demonstrated by their best teacher.

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Earle, Diane

University/Organization
Kentucky Wesleyan College

Title I
Reading, Writing, and Rachmaninoff

Synopsis
This fun program will emphasize literacy through engagement with music. Learning will come alive through great classical music that tells stories, and teachers will study and discuss how to integrate musical communication with reading and writing creative activities. Listeners will discuss what composers are trying to express in pieces of music, and how spoken and written language are intertwined in communication and music. Pianist Diane Earle will perform from a 300-year span of music, experiencing how important communication is through the ages.

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Title II
Around the World in 80 Minutes

Synopsis
Social studies, geography, and world language will be included in this interactive, entertaining demonstration recital of music from around the world. Pianist Diane Earle will perform music from China, Europe, South America, Africa, and include the impact of North American music in a musical tour of the globe.

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Ehlers, D. Layne

University/Organization
Bacone College

Title I
Whose Line Is It Anyway? Using Improvisation to Foster Creativity in College Students

Synopsis
As part of a series of classes designed to encourage the development of creativity in students with no background in the arts, Creativity: Improvisation uses theatre games and improvisational techniques to develop a new openness to thinking outside the box and making creative life choices.

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Title II
First I Talk, Then You Talk: An Interactive Method of Teaching Playwriting to Novices

Synopsis
This interactive workshop demonstrates a fun way to begin a Playwriting unit for students who have limited knowledge of theatre in general or playwriting in particular. It is suitable and effective both for inexperienced students in an Introduction to Theatre class and for theatre majors in their first Playwriting endeavor.

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Evangelatou, Maria

University/Organization:

University of California Santa Cruz

Title

The Symbolic Language of Ethiopian Crosses: Interweaving Sacred History and Human Hopes in the Context of Ritual

Synopsis

Ethiopian crosses are characterized by unparalleled complexity and intricacy. This paper discusses visual aspects, textual sources, and prominent elements of Ethiopian culture and history in order to illuminate the multilayered symbolism of these crosses and their references to basic theological ideas and devotional needs in the context of ritual.

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Evans-Palmer, Teri

University/Organization:

University of California Santa Cruz

Title

Engaging Disengaged Youth: Successful Strategies for Museum Educators

Synopsis

Student distractions in social learning contexts have escalated and are taxing the effectiveness of museum educators who guide school tours. A seasoned teacher educator offers research-based, humor- filled strategies that build student engagement self-efficacy as a means to enhance teacher museum educator performance.

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Title

Raising Docent Confidence in Engaging Students on School Tours

Synopsis

Is a capability to engage students as fundamental museum education as a working knowledge of the collections? What strategies can raise the level of engagement with works of art?

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Fukushima, Nahoko

University/Organization:

Tokyo University of Agriculture

Title

The Sensuality of Books: Toying with Edo Sharebon Books

Synopsis

This paper discusses unique aspects of the reading experience of sharebon works, a genre of Edo “playful literature”. The materiality of the books creates an ironic aesthetic of textuality due to the way the material layout of the text. “Yûshi hôgen” is used as the main example.

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Gubler, Rea

University/Organization:

Southern Utah University

Title

Bread, A Common Cultural Thread for All Ages

Synopsis

Found on most dinner tables across the globe, bread is often the staff of life. Participants will examine the cultural significance of bread in family traditions and celebrations. Recipes from households around the world will be shared in the context of family customs. Curriculum materials, lesson plans, and recipes included.

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Hazelrigg, Amy

University/Organization:

Eastern New Mexico University

Title

It’s Really Cool Because I Get to Learn Stuff”: Teaching and Learning ON, an Origina Reading Comprehension Strategy, in an Elementary Classroom

Synopsis

An analysis of student responses in a multicultural classroom to instruction in text analysis supporting reading comprehension. This action research study demonstrated the usefulness of sociolinguistic theory to reading comprehension.

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Hepworth, Elise M.

University/Organization:

Wayne State College

Title

The 21st Century Vocal Pedagogue: A Mediator and Translator for the Vocal Studio and Its Interdisciplinary Colleagues

Synopsis

The field of vocal pedagogy continues to search for a definitive method of discovering techniques for longevity, efficiency, aesthetic beauty, and maximum output in the human voice. Literature written recently by physicians specializing in treatment and rehabilitation of the voice are heavily laden with medical terminology often difficult to understand. Consequently, terminology can be misunderstood or misused by the voice instructor which leads to vague phrases and descriptions which may be wrongfully interpreted by students receiving voice instruction. The majority of this presentation will only be an exploratory investigation de-mystifying phrases common in the voice studio and providing valuable resources for the 21st century vocal pedagogue.

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Izbicki, Patricia

University/Organization:

University of West Florida

Title

Robert Schumann’s Illness and Its Effect on His Music

Synopsis

Robert Schumann is one of the most famous Romantic composers of the nineteenth century. However, behind the beauty, artistry, and passion of his music, Schumann was troubled by illness that affected his physical and mental well-being. The research will explore Robert Schumann’s physical and mental afflictions and how they shaped his music and life.

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Jackson, Shirley A.

University/Organization:

Southern Connecticut State University

Title

Signifying and Justifying: Race, Gender, and Nationalism in Editorial Cartoons

Synopsis

This paper explores the discourse of race and gender found in over 1200 political cartoons from several major newspapers in two time periods – 1941-45, during WWII and 1963-65, during the latter half of the Civil Rights Movement. Utilizing a discursive sampling strategy, I separate the years under study based on a particular issue or sequence of historical events. I study the years 1941-45 which encompasses the involvement of the United States in World War II and the years 1963-65 which is encompasses the period six months prior to the signing of the Civil Rights Bill of 1964 through the six month period that followed the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1965. The contested images of racism and sexism are the focus of this study. In other words, which images appear of minorities and women during these two eras and why? The question of Why? is important as one considers the role of racial group identity, gender identity, and nationalist identities as portrayed in political cartoons.

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Kirby, John T.

University/Organization:

University of Miami

Title

Ordinary and Spiritually-Charged Discourse in Ancient Mediterranean Texts

Synopsis

In the past fifty years especially, western linguists and philosophers of language have worked to produce an exhaustive analysis of types of discourse. The work of J. L. Austin and J. R. Searle were especially pioneering in this regard, and their development of ‘speech act theory’ laid the groundwork for an enormous body of research that has massive implications for the psychology of cognition and communication

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Knapp, Bobbi A.

University/Organization:

University of Miami

Title

Coming Into Football: Early Identity Formation on a Women’s Tackle Football Team

Synopsis

Using a feminist interactionist framework, this research examined the experiences of women on a successful Midwestern football team. The research focuses on the factors that drew women to football and their early identity development as football players.

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Kriner, Lisa L.

University/Organization:

Berea College

Title

Using Art to Explore Identity: The Tension between Being Rooted in Community and the Freedom of Personal Movement

Synopsis

My art explores the formation of identity through tensions between being rooted in community and the desire for personal movement and freedom. In this artist presentation, I will discuss my art and talk about the influences, ideas, and materiality of the pieces shown.

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LeBoeuf, Anjeanette

University/Organization:

Claremont Graduate University

Title

Hindu Goddess, Mormon Mother

Synopsis

Does depictions of the Divine Feminine benefit its followers? Whereas the Hindu pantheon of goddesses have allowed for depth, Mormonism is still struggling to legitimize Heavenly Mother. Through a comparative and critical analysis into the Divine Feminine in both traditions, we can better understand how genders encounter the divine.

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Martin, Christopher

University/Organization:
Claremont Graduate University

Title
Without a Pedestal: The Life and Legacy of James Longstreet

Synopsis
An objective re-examination of James Longstreet reveals that although Longstreet had weaknesses, these were far outweighed by his remarkable character and achievements. These findings impact American Civil War History, especially that of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, Robert E. Lee, and Thomas Jackson.

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Ogunmodimu, Morakinyo

University/Organization:
Tulane University

Title
Negation in Àhàn [Tense, Aspect and Neagation in Àhàn]

Synopsis
In this paper, I look at the syntactic patterns of negatives and negative marking in the Àhàn dialect of Yoruba. I will show that the negators in Àhàn are quite different morphologically and syntactically from what we see in the standard Yoruba. From the fact of the data in Àhàn, I will propose a Negative phrase (NegP) that is different from the standard Yoruba.

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Oxford, Todd

University/Organization:
Texas State University

Title
Contemporary Concert Repertoire for Saxophone

Synopsis
Internationally acclaimed soloist and recording artist, Todd Oxford, performs a virtuosic program of contemporary repertoire for saxophone.

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Pan, Yanlin

University/Organization:
University of California, Davis

Title
The Bamboo Clapper of Chang’e: a secularized moon goddess and the cult of “qing” in paintings of Tang Yin

Synopsis
Different from earlier artists, painter Tang Yin (1470-1524) parodied the Chinese moon goddess, Chang’e, as a lower-class courtesan in the mid Ming Dynasty (ca.1425-1590). This paper takes a single Tang Yin painting as a case study with new research, and reveals how Tang manifested the value of qing/sentiment and the period’s new Neo-Confucian philosophy of Wang Yangming (1472-1529) in his art.

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Payton, Lee C.

University/Organization:
Columbia College Chicago

Title 1
The Art of Cinema Sound & Re-Recording Mixing

Synopsis
A Workshop Presentation Focusing on the Sound Design & Sound Mix for CONTENTION – A 14-Minute Short Film – © LEE C. PAYTON, 2012 With an Emphasis on Techniques Used to Salvage Production Dialog

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Title 2
Music as a Spirit of Community

Synopsis
This paper explores a Spirit of Community between live music performance and dynamic pedagogical experiences. The ability to be a strong stage performer and the vigor required of a highly motivated instructor rely on fundamental characteristics that can be learned and practiced in a host of arenas. One such trait is virtuosity in the realm of group dynamics, where the leaders are few and the participants are many. This is likened unto there being one teacher in a classroom with many students; and one or a small number of musicians on stage, and up to several hundred people in the audience.

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Pauckner, Jenny

University/Organization:
University of California, Davis

Title
Ayiti Cherie: Children’s Art after the Earthquake in Haiti

Synopsis
Research and documentation of artwork, culture, and the individual artists is used to provide an analysis of the dynamic yet still under-explored area of Haitian art, specifically the artwork of children and young adults in Jacmel, Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.

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Pizzitelli, Deanna

University/Organization:
University of Arizona

Title
Land, Body ad Imprint: The Photography of Stephen Chalmers

Synopsis
Stephen Chalmers explores the photographic representation of land and body in his work Dumb Sites. A call to remembrance for American murder victims, he documents unmarked sites of violent crime. This paper is a response to Chalmers, an exploration of the body’s ability to imprint its memory onto the land.

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Pope, R. Wayne

University/Organization:
Western Kentucky University

Title
The Fêtes Galantes of Claude Debussy

Synopsis
From 1882 through 1904, Claude Debussy composed three different song cycles entitled Fêtes Galantes. Known for his distinctive style, Debussy’s harmonies, text setting and visual contexts, inspired by Antoine Watteau’s paintings and Paul Verlaine’s poetry of the same title, are examined and reveal Debussy’s compositional journey from novice to master.

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Robeson, Richard

University/Organization:
Wake Forest University

Title
What Something Might Mean: Myriad Genetics, Bioethics and the Sense of Story

Synopsis
This paper examines the ethical imperatives that attend the construction of a bioethics narrative; and details via case example the process by which an apparently straightforward intellectual property litigation reveals itself to be considerably more, depending upon which ethical perspectives are brought to bear upon the interpretation of events.

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Roeschmann, Claudia

University/Organization:
Texas State University-San Marcos

Title
Type-a-Day: Achieving Continuous Engagement with Graduate Students used to 140 Characters

Synopsis
Reading and writing has changed little throughout history, and as such have been the cornerstones of academia for centuries. The recent advent and evolution of mobile computing technology has brought changes to these basic elements of communication that rival the invention of movable type printing. The influence of technology continues to change literacy – effective teaching therefore requires an adaptation to those channels by means of the same technologies.

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Saleem, Samina

University/Organization:
Gandhara Art

Title
Role of Gandhara in Spread of Styles, Influence of Gandhara Art and Influences on Gandhara Art

Synopsis
This is a research Paper written with a new dimension about the South Asian Art which flourished in the area which is now Pakistan, India and Afghanistan. The purpose of this paper is to analyze different influences on Gandhara Art and also the Influences which Gandhara Art had on the art of later 13, 14 and 15 century Eastern and Western art.

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Schopf, James

University/Organization:
Keimyung University

Title
Democratization and the Politics behind Korean E-Government

Synopsis
This study demonstrates the constraining effect of democracy on corruption through objective, comparative statics analysis of industrial policy corruption and through examination of perception polls and experience surveys of corruption before and after the democratic transition.

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Semaan, Gaby

University/Organization:
University of Toledo

Title
The Effect of English on Arabic Phonology in Contact Situation

Synopsis
This case study examined the effect of English (L2) sound system and phonology on Arabic (L1) sound system and phonology of an Arabic native speaker after 57 years of using English as the main language of communication.

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Summers, Wynne

University/Organization:
Southern Utah University

Title
Sustaining Cultural Viability: When Folk Art becomes Fine Art

Synopsis
Folk Art, through chosen material culture artifacts and objects, creates cultural viability that sustains human communities and leads to the survival of cultural continuity. When “folk art” (as defined through folklore traditions and expectations) moves beyond established definitions of the “folk”, new forms of art emerge that extend into categories of “fine art”. The process is enlightening, but leads to questions of category: is it folk art or fine art? How do these new forms of art contribute to sustaining cultural communities?

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Tangarov, Vanguel E.

University/Organization:
Texas State University-San Marcos

Title
Master Pieces for Clarinet and Piano

Synopsis
The choice of a repertoire is an important part of the preparation and the planning for a good recital. The proposed selection of compositions includes some recently composed pieces for clarinet and piano which should be included in the repertoire of every concert clarinet player.

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Todd, Peaco

University/Organization:
Union Inst. & University

Title
Graphic Medicine: Medical Narratives as Graphic Memoir

Synopsis
Graphic storytelling is emerging as a legitimate facet of medical narrative. This presentation will attempt to demonstrate that graphic memoirs about illness and loss, with their integration of verbal and visual elements, their wholeness of approach, can enhance our understanding of our own narratives and the shared reality of others.

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Town, Stephen

University/Organization:
Northwest Missouri State University

Title I
Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Thanksgiving for Victory: An Artifact of the British Empire

Synopsis
This paper presentation will discuss the compositional idiom Vaughan Williams used in this work; its musical components and design; and the texts and subtext of the work.

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Title II
Nebuchadnezzar by George Dyson and the Influence of Parry, Stanford, and Walton

Synopsis
This paper presentation will discuss Dyson’s Nebuchadnezzar vis-à-vis the works of Parry, Stanford, and Walton, identifying the instances of similarity and imitation, continuities and connections among them.

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Whitaker, Tom

University/Organization:
University of California, Santa Barbara

Title I
Body, Mind and Energy: Resources and Techniques for the Performer

Synopsis
Exercises and techniques, compatible with the work of Stanislavski, Vahktangov, Michael Chekhov and Laban. The exercises will deal with the three concurrent levels of: physicality, sensory/personalization work, and subtle energy work—and demonstrate the ability of the performer to multi-layer or track these tasks.

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Title II
Tai Chi Chuan and Nei Gong: Psychophysical Tools for Actor Training

Synopsis
Workshop will approach Tai Chi Chuan and Nei Gong as psychophysical tools for actor training, involving: alignment, centering, movement flow, energy accumulation and partner work.

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Whitehead, Suzanne

University/Organization:
Northern State University

Title
Lessons Learned as a Disaster Mental Health Counselor and Service Provider

Synopsis
Being knowledgeable in utilizing appropriate, research-based theoretical approaches and intervention models are crucial to survivors’ resilience and adaptation during the aftermath of a crisis/disaster. The goal of this paper will be to share the research and personal lessons learned from teaching disaster counseling curriculum and from directly helping during disaster situations.

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