Graduate Student Day of Scholarship

Graduate Student Day of Scholarship

Friday, April 29th, 2022

The School of Liberal Arts and the School of Philanthropy will host the first Graduate Day of Scholarship on Friday, April 29th, from 1:00pm-5:00pm in Cavanaugh Hall on IUPUI’s campus. Students will have the opportunity to present their scholarship as a paper or poster, receive feedback on their work, and network with faculty and fellow students. In addition to student presentations, the GDOS will feature a CV workshop staffed by graduate faculty and staff, as well as a graduate program fair with information about graduate degrees and minors.  The day will conclude with a keynote talk by School of Liberal Arts Alum, Ms. Mautrice Merriweather.

*All events will take place in Cavanaugh Hall*

12:30pm-1:00pmRegistration and Welcome
Location: 2nd Floor Central Lobby
1:00pm-1:50pmSession 1 (Choose One)
Location: Cav 215Location: Cav 217Location: Cav 219Location: Cav 223
Paper Panel #1
Narrative Analysis and Perspectives
Paper Panel #2
Exploring Student and Teacher Perspectives
Paper Panel #3
Indiana History and Identity
Paper Panel #4
Data and Decision-Making
Toward a Theory of Philanthropy: What the intersection of Folklore and Philanthropy Can Teach Us About Who Gives What, to Whom, and When
Megan Hiller-Geisler
Summer Camp for English Language Learners
Anna Kane
Engaging the Central Indiana Museum Community with Wikipedia
Katelynn Sinclair
(Museum Studies)
Jere Odell
Medicaid Expansion and Cancer Screening: Correcting the Bias Due to Misclassified Self-Reports
Oindrila Bhattacharyya
Anne Beeson Royalty
Vidhura Tennekoon
"What Are You Doing?": An Ideological Critique of Emerald Fennel's Promising Young Woman
Janice Day
(Comm Studies)
"Seek the Unique": Reminiscences and Memory of the One-Room Country Schools in Huron County, Michigan
Elizabeth Koroleski
A Tale of Two Cities: William Hudnut III and Indianapolis in the Neoliberal Age
Cale Erwin
(American Studies)
Picture Perfect
Kate Konzen
Megan Hillier Geisler
Ronnie Plasters
What is Owed the Animal: Against Discourses of Suffering and Similarity
Brandon Butcher
Co-Production: A literature Review and Implications for Students as Coproducers in Higher Education
Anastesia Okaomee
The Hoosier State- Who Are We Really?
Sandor (Doran) Moreland
(American Studies)
Donor Advised Funds: An exploration into Philanthropic Abstraction
Ronnie Plasters
“Why Not Me?”: Bridging the Illness-Death Experiential Chasm between ‘Ill Subject’ & ‘Researcher/Observer’
Destiny Casson
(Medical Humanities)
The Promotion of Self-Regulated Learning in English courses in Colombian Universities
Jackeline Bravo Zambrano
Effect of Place Based Power Differentials on Community Based Grant Making
Yue Ming
Laurie Paarlberg
2:00pm-2:50pmSession 2 (Choose One)
Location: Cav 225Location: Cav 227Location: Cav 2nd Floor Hallway/Lobby
Paper Panel #5
Harm and Human Rights
Paper Panel #6
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Poster Session
An Exploratory Study on the Role of Spiritual Diversity in Social Work
Pious Malliar Bellian
(Social Work – Sociology Minor)
Racial Equity in Foundations: A Research Study Investigating Foundations’ Internal “Equity Work” and Its Impact on Grantmaking
Catherine Luce
Poster 1:
Changes Over Time in Attachment Styles in American College Students: An Update until 2019
Sunil Iyer
Sara Konrath
Alison Jane Martingano
William Chopik
Poster 5:
Exploring the Effectiveness of Toilet Talks Campaigns as a Source of College Students’ Health Information
Persis Ayeh
(Communication Studies)
Justice for Refugees: Alternatives to Human Rights
Afshan Paarlberg
Decolonizing Benevolence: The History of White Savior Complex in Philanthropy
Anita Adams
Poster 2:
White Supremacy and the Slow Violence of Environmental Racism
Benjamin Clark
(American Studies)
Poster 6:
Fostering ESL Conversation Hour at IUPUI
Heather Thomas
Diego Padilla Gracia-Moreno
Child Maltreatment Detection and Child Care Availability
Zach Sheff
Courtney Kelly
Revise or Retire? An Examination of Best Practices for Diversifying Docent Corps
Rebekah Loudenbeck
(Museum Studies)
Poster 3:
Bringing the History of Anti-Black Violence in Indiana into Public Spaces
Madeline Hellmich
Haley Brinker
Poster 7:
Understanding Racial Bias in Pre-Health Professional Students
Lucas Montgomery
Kenzie Mintus
Experiences of Working with Child Sexual Perpetrators: Social Workers Perspective
Zohra Asad
Implications for Antiracism Education in Professional Development
Nicole Carey
(American Studies)
Poster 4:
Dust, Mold, and Heavy Metals: Health Hazards in Museums
Elise Daugherty
(Museum Studies)
Madeline Griem
Kenny Burnell
Johnathan Klicker-Wiechmann
3:00pm -3:50pmProfessional Development (Choose One or Attend Both!)
Location: Cav 229Location: Cav 201
CV/Resume ClinicIUPUI Graduate Program Fair
Visit with faculty and staff who can advise you on writing a CV and/or resume! Bring a paper or digital copy with you. Learn about ways to format your CV, discuss ideas for “filling in” holes on your CV, and leave with strategies for ensuring your CV/Resume is in tip-top shape!Degrees, minors, and courses, oh my! Come and learn about different graduate programs for continuing your education, minors for PhD students, and even new courses being offered next year. This is a great opportunity to network with faculty, staff, and students in and outside of your department.
4:00pm-4:50pmKeynote Address
Location: Cav 235
4:10pm-4:50pm Keynote Address and Discussion with Ms. Mautrice Meriweather
Learn more about our keynote speaker here:

Register here

We are so looking forward to learning about the phenomenal scholarship being done by our graduate students and to celebrate their hard work!

Special Thanks to the Graduate Day of Scholarship Planning Committee.

Katy Head, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies (

Wendy Morrison, Associate Professor, Department of Economics (

Sara Konrath, Associate Professor, School of Philanthropy (

Jake Watson, PhD Student, Department of Communication Studies (

Morgan Allen, MA Student, Department of Sociology (

Kelly Poston, MA Student, Museum Studies (

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