2011 Projects Completed by Civitas Graduates

The Civitas 395 individual project represents the culmination of a student’s work in the Civitas program and at Augustana. It indicates the direction a student wants to follow, professionally and personally, upon departure from the College, just as it indicates the responsibility they assume in answering their calling to life.

Following is a list of 2011 projects completed by graduates of the Civitas 395 program.

2011 Graduates Project Title Advisor
Trent Anderson Modeling the Spread of Disease on the Augustana Campus Martha Gregg (mathematics) 
Jon Ask The Nature of Service: A Community of Good Trees Laurie Jungling (religion)
MacKenzie Beukelman Comparing Health Care Systems: A World Power (the U.S.) and a Struggling Nation (Sierra Leone) Paul Egland (biology)
Robyn Clemensen Medical Missions Abroad with Operation Smile: A Practice in Global Responsibility Paul Egland (biology)
Dani Doran Deconstructing Djuna: Gender, Sexuality and Identity in the Life and Literature of Djuna Barnes Darcie Rives-East (English)
Jeremy Erickson Synthesis and Characterization of Extended Pi-Conjugated, Luminescent 2,3,4,5 Tetraary lsiloles Barrett Eichler (chemistry)
Kelsey (Hourscht) Kroger The Effects of Genetic Polymorphisms on the Severity and Duration of Concussion Symptoms Brian Gerry (athletic training)
Anna Isaacson Disproportionate Minority Contact in the Juvenile Justice System of South Dakota Steve van Bockern (education)
Rebecca Jones The Words That Moved a Nation: How Patriots and Tories Used Words During the Revolutionary War Michael Mullin (history)
Nicole (Lauck) Finnestad The Blogosphere: Connecting Rural Youth Julie Ashworth (education)
Hannah (Lincoln) Thompson "Te-e-ach my Antonia!": Strength Through Ethnicity in Willa Cather's My Antonia Darcie Rives-East (English)
Jenny Lockhart Rural Media: Defining Community in Modern Society Jeffrey Miller  (journalism)
Maren Peterson Transportation and Development in Chiang Mai, Thailand Reynold Nesiba (economics)
Kim Ruyter Comparing Water Quality, Periphyon, and Zoobenthos in Developed and Natural Shorelines Craig Spencer (biology)
Heidi Senst Identification of putative regulators for genes encoding enzymes of the starch biosynthesis pathway in wheat Mike Wanous (biology)
Kyle Tamminga Muscular Dystrophy and Skeletal Muscle Regeneration Mike Wanous (biology)
Kate Tobin Inspiration through Internship: Ameriprise Financial Jaciel Keltgen (business)
Melanie Twait Apathy to Empathy: Intercultural Immersion Experience for Nursing Students Mary Isaacson (nursing)
Katie Walth Tossed in Two Worlds: A Critical Exploration of the Sioux Falls School District's English Language Learner Program Bill Swart (sociology)
Allison Weflen Edward Jones Internship Marcia Entwistle (business)
Liz Yares An Exploration of Bilingual Children's Language Karen Mahan (education)