2015 Writing Excellence Award Winners

CONNECTIONS CORE

Alex Plant

“’Honey, you been dozing off during history?’ ‘Yes, always’: Hairspray (2007) as a Narrative of the Civil Rights Movement”

African American Studies 355: African American Women in American History
Professor Nancy Bristow

FIRST-YEAR SEMINARS 

Cody Chun

“The Death of Romanticism in American Suburbia”

SSI2 136: Suburbia: Dream, or Nightmare?
Professor Alison Tracy Hale

GRADUATE PROGRAMS 

Jenna Williams

“Healthcare Access for Montana’s Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes”

Occupational Therapy 615: Occupations Across the Lifespan
Professor Kirsten Wilbur/Wendell Nakamura

HUMANITIES

Cassandra McMurry

“The Radical Gospel: Ideological Continuity From The Protestant Reformation To The German Peasants’ War, 1517-1526”

History 200: Doing History: An Introduction
Professor Katherine Smith

Andrew Rodgers

“Postmodern Evaluation for an Inclusive Future”

Religion 340: Imagining Religion: Scholars, Theories, and Cases in the Study of Religion
Professor Matthew Ingalls

NATURAL SCIENCES and MATHEMATICS

Gracie Thompson

“The Effect of Aerial Exposure Temperature on Balanus balanoides Feeding Behavior”

Biology 334:  Comparative Animal Physiology
Professor Alexa Tullis

Liz Roepke

“Marine transgressions or microbial precipitation: What was the controlling factor of continental margin iron formation deposition?”

Geology 301: Sedimentary Geology
Professor Barry Goldstein

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Liz Berg

"Comparing Predatory Versus Affective Violence and Examining Early Life Stress as a Risk Factor”

Psychology 401: Perspectives
Professor Catherine Hale

Alex McNeil

“American Political Polarization”

Politics and Government 312: Parties, Elections, and Campaigns
Professor David Sousa

RACE AND PEDAGOGY

Julia Albright

“Writing a New Story: Culturally Competent Care for American Indians and Alaska Natives”

Occupational Therapy 615: Occupations Across the Lifespan
Professor Kirsten Wilbur