Rockwell Academic Center 175

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2014
Friday, March 21st
3:30 PM

Xenophobia, Whiteness, and Citizenship in the United States

Carolyn Dapper, Pepperdine University

Rockwell Academic Center 175

3:30 PM

3:45 PM

The Party To Which You Were Not Invited: Truman Capote and The Nature of Twentieth Century American Celebrity

Maia Y. Rodriguez, Pepperdine University

Rockwell Academic Center 175

3:45 PM

4:00 PM

Yes, Safety is in Danger

Chad Marxen, Pepperdine University

Rockwell Academic Center 175

4:00 PM

4:15 PM

Reviewing Epistemic Authority

Paige Massey, Pepperdine University

Rockwell Academic Center 175

4:15 PM

4:30 PM

iPad and Pedagogy: Exploring the Impact of One-to-One iPad Classroom Integration on Perceived Educator Effectiveness

Steven Lesky, Pepperdine University

Rockwell Academic Center 175

4:30 PM

5:00 PM

The Art of Perception: An Analysis of How a Desired Public Image Affects One’s Actions

Alexandria McCollum, Pepperdine University

Rockwell Academic Center 175

5:00 PM

5:15 PM

A New Heroine: Renovation of the Saint Theresa Archetype in George Eliot’s Middlemarch

Aaron Elijah Sims, Pepperdine University

Rockwell Academic Center 175

5:15 PM

5:30 PM

Hemingway’s Flapper Transcending Hollywood Norms: Brett Ashley and The Sun Also Rises

Sam Vaughn, Pepperdine University

Rockwell Academic Center 175

5:30 PM

2015
Friday, April 3rd
3:30 PM

Whitman’s Specter in the Poetry of Pablo Neruda

Katherine N. Chang, Pepperdine University

Rockwell Academic Center 175

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

3:45 PM

Imagination and Reality: Landscape and the Folk Culture of Joseon Dynasty Korea

Matthew Finley, Pepperdine University

Rockwell Academic Center 175

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM

Creation, the Word, and Relationships: “The Void” and Implicit Christian Theology in Calvino’s Later Fiction

Catherine E. Golitzin, Pepperdine University

Rockwell Academic Center 175

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

4:15 PM

Matches

Laura L. Worden, Pepperdine University

Rockwell Academic Center 175

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

4:30 PM

BREAK

Please use this time to visit the Art Exhibition in Payson Library.

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

4:45 PM

Reveling in the Mundane

John E. Hartmann Jr., Pepperdine University

Rockwell Academic Center 175

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

5:00 PM

Sociology and Criminology of Prostitution

Nancy Kannampuzha, Pepperdine University

Rockwell Academic Center 175

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM

5:15 PM

Epidemic Circularity Part 1: Framing the Problem

Paige Massey, Pepperdine University

Rockwell Academic Center 175

5:15 PM - 5:30 PM

5:30 PM

Epidemic Circularity Part 2: From Incapable to Capable Responses

Paige Massey, Pepperdine University

Rockwell Academic Center 175

5:30 PM - 5:45 PM

2016
Friday, April 1st
4:15 PM

An Analysis of Kaiser Permanente’s Crisis Communication Strategy

Ingrid Greene, Pepperdine University

Plaza Classroom 191

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

4:45 PM

Spiritual Formation as a Method of Leadership Training: A Case Study at Pepperdine University

Steven Zhou, Pepperdine University, Seaver College

Plaza Classroom 191

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

5:00 PM

Thank You for Being a Friend: How The Golden Girls Shaped American Feminism

Susan Isaac

Plaza Classroom 191

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM

5:15 PM

Faux Feminism: Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and the Objectification of the Modern Woman

Kristi D. Vazquez, Pepperdine University

Plaza Classroom 191

5:15 PM - 5:30 PM

2018
Friday, March 23rd
3:45 PM

The Sonic Sacrament: An Emerging Sacramental Theology of Music in Contemporary Evangelical Churches

Joshua Altrock

BPC 191

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

This essay contends that in contemporary liturgies, a sonic sacrament of Eucharist is emerging through the medium of contemporary worship music. After laying out a theology of worship, sacrament, and participation, the article examines three major churches in Los Angeles: Hillsong LA, Mosaic LA, and Reality LA, and analyzes their liturgical practice. Based on this analysis, the author contends that American churches are exchanging the traditional sacrament of Eucharist with Contemporary Worship Music. The remainder of the article considers the implications of this shift.

4:00 PM

Christianity in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Emily DeWitt

BPC 191

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

In an attempt to better understand the integral ties of Christianity to Native Pacific Islander identity, I examined the spread of Christianity throughout the Pacific with a focus on the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). The project begins first with the pre-Christian Pacific, narrowing in on the pre-Christian CNMI, and follows the arrival and establishment of Christianity into the 21st century, noting essential influences such as the Spanish, German, and the Japanese occupation of the islands and World War II. Through investigating secondary sources and conducting interviews with current leaders of churches of various denominations in the CNMI, I explore the ways in which Christianity has developed and grown since the time of its introduction to the islands.

4:15 PM

Digital Manuscripts for Arabic Language Acquisition and Art Historical Analyses

Alyssa Boyer, Pepperdine University
Chanel Diaz, Pepperdine University

BPC 191

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

In a joint presentation with Chanel Diaz, I will discuss and read a passage from a seventeenth-century Chinese Qur’an in the collections of the British Library (BL). Pages of this manuscript are viewable via the online website of the BL, and this particular page has also been featured in Colin F. Baker’s book Qur’an Manuscripts: Calligraphy, Illumination, and Design (2007). The page graphically embodies the fusion of Islam and Chinese culture so evident in Qur’anic and other far-eastern Islamic manuscripts of the period. China at this time was ruled by the Manchu Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and saw a period characterized by military conquest, economic growth, and increased social mobility. These final pages include a Chinese lantern surrounding three lines of Arabic text, written in a variant of the muhaqqaq script in a style similar to Chinese calligraphy, with tassels adorning the outer edge of the pages. This is one of the pages that I chose and that Chanel and I examined with Dr. David Simonowitz as part of our project to evaluate the accessibility of on-line digital resources and their viability as tools for learning Arabic and studying Islamic Art. We are publishing some of our findings with Dr. Simonowitz in a forthcoming, co-authored article on pre-modern Qur’anic calligraphy.

In my joint presentation with Alyssa Boyer, I will discuss a single Qur’anic folio from North Africa that dates back to sometime between 1250 and 1350 AD. It is composed of ink, gold, and opaque watercolor on vellum. Currently in the private Khalili Collections, this page is written in a beautiful Maghribi script, a hand that predominated in north-west Africa and al-Andalus (Muslim Spain) from the eleventh century onward, and variants of the script are still popular in North and West Africa to this day. Each manuscript page consists of nine lines, finely transcribed in gold with black outlines, while the vocalization and other reading markings are rendered in red, blue, and orange. It also contains elaborate and marginal Kufic incidentals indicating every fifth and tenth verse. That this folio is from a dispersed manuscript suggests it may have been recognized as a particularly fine North African Qur’an of the 13th and 14th centuries. Thus, it was potentially a royal commission of Marinid Morocco (1217-1465) or even of the Nasrid Sultanate of Granada (1232-1492). This is one of the pages that I identified and that Alyssa and I examined with Dr. David Simonowitz as part of our project to evaluate the accessibility of on-line digital resources and their suitability as tools for learning Arabic and studying Islamic Art. We are publishing some of our findings with Dr. Simonowitz in a forthcoming, co-authored article on pre-modern Qur’anic calligraphy.

4:30 PM

Romola: The Failure of a Husband and Triumph of a Wife

Ryan Harding

BPC 191

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

George Eliot’s fifteenth century romance Romola follows the coming of age and independence of the titular character, an Italian noblewoman during the Renaissance. This essay examines the development of the relationship between Romola and her husband Tito’s common law wife, Tessa, specifically through the impact of Tito’s personal failures on both women. Throughout the novel, Romola struggles with her failed marriage, her need for personal connection, and Tito’s poor treatment of Tessa. Using the knowledge gained from her experiences and Tito’s poor behavior as an example, Romola transforms herself into the proper husband figure for Tessa: a provider, protector, and companion.

4:45 PM

Gender Differences in Weight Bias Attitudes in Preschool Children

Madeline Luedke
Madeline R. Wick, Pepperdine University
Jennifer Harriger, Pepperdine University

BPC 191

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Gender Differences in Weight Bias Attitudes in Preschool Children
Luedke Madeline, HS diploma1, Madeline Wick, BS2, Jennifer Harriger, PhD1
1Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, USA; 2Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA

While research consistently demonstrates that weight bias is present in children as young as 3-years-old, the literature examining gender differences is inconsistent and inconclusive. The purpose of the current study was to further explore gender differences in weight bias attitudes in a sample of children between the ages of three and five. Participants included 222 children (127 males and 95 females; Mage = 3.82) recruited from preschools in Southern California who completed two separate measures of weight bias (an adjective attribution task and the selection of a best friend task). Collectively, participants demonstrated a preference for thin and average-sized targets and an aversion to fat targets. Significant gender differences emerged for the adjective attribution task (F(2, 219) = 3.97, p = .02). Males attributed significantly more positive adjectives towards the overweight target (M = 1.46) compared to females (M = .99), (t(215) = 6.14, p = .014), while females attributed more positive adjectives towards the thin target (M= 2.78) compared to males (M= 2.27), t(215) = 3.17, p = .07. Additionally, females were significantly more likely to select a thin target as their best friend compared to an average sized target (χ2 (1, N= 176) = 3.97, p

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe common weight bias attitudes found in preschool children.
  • Discuss gender differences found in weight bias attitudes in the current study.
  • Explore future directions in the prevention of weight bias in young children.