Conference Schedule

Updated November 3rd

 

Thursday November 1st, 2018

6:30-8:00 PM – Welcome Reception, the Conservatory at Fowler House (click here for Google Maps)

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

  8:00 – 9:00 AM – Registration and Breakfast, Verizon Ballroom, Arkansas Union – (click here for Google Maps)

9:00 – 10:00 AM – Welcome, Introductions, Overview, Roll Call, Verizon Ballroom, Arkansas Union

            10:00 – 10:50 AM – Concurrent Sessions, Block #1, Arkansas Union

  • #gradsdo – Arkansas Union, ARKU 507
    • “The Largest Impediment to the #metoo Movement: University Greek Life”
    • James “JD” DiLoreto-Hill & Dr. Jacquelyn D. Wiersma-Mosley – University of Arkansas
  • #gradsdo – Arkansas Union, ARKU 508
    • “Student Wellness for Academic and Professional Success”
    • Amber Webb, Eastern Illinois University
  • Graduate Lives and Advocacy – Arkansas Union, ARKU 510
    • “Nuts & Bolts of Providing Free Legal Consultations to Students
    • Sarah Pesi, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Graduate Lives and Advocacy – Arkansas Union 509
    • The Grad Wellness survey: Using Data to inform your Leadership, and Improve Relations with University Administrators
    • Kristofferson Culmer, Benton Berrigan, Jesse, University of Missouri

            11:00 – 11:50 AM – Concurrent Sessions, Block #2, Arkansas Union

  • #gradsdo – Arkansas Union, ARKU 507
    • “Curriculum and Instruction: Second Language Acquisition”
    • Hawraa Alzouwain, University of Arkansas
  • #gradsdo – Arkansas Union, ARKU 508
    • “Sexual Refusals: Understanding How Young Adults Define and Refuse Sexual Behaviors in Different Contexts”
    • Tiffany Marcantonio, Toby L.W. Klein, Alejandra M. Kaplan, University of Arkansas
  • Graduate Lives and Advocacy – Arkansas Union 509
    • “Countering the Graduate School Mess: A Paradigm for Practice”
    • Rachel Renbarger, Baylor University
  • Graduate Lives and Advocacy – Arkansas Union 510
    • “Communicating with Different Communities: Exploring Wars We Communicate with Graduate Students, Faculty, and Administration”
    • Jared Pence, Ted Alexander, Mai Tran, Jenna Whalen, Tufts University

            12:00 – 1:30 PM – Lunch, Arkansas Union Food Court

            1:30 – 2:20 PM – Concurrent Sessions, Block #3, Arkansas Union

  • Graduate Lives and Advocacy – Arkansas Union ARKU 507
    • “Quality of Life Survey for Graduate Engineering Students at University of Virginia”
    • LeighAnn Larkin, Matthew Diasio, Basak Ozaslan, Samantha Perez, Kassandra Grimes, University of Virginia
  • Graduate Lives and Advocacy – Arkansas Union, ARKU 508
    • “Cross-University Collaborations to Increase Diversity in Graduate Science and Engineering Programs”
    • Victoria Osinski, University of Virginia
  • Graduate Lives and Advocacy – Arkansas Union, ARKU 509
    • “Discovering Innovative Partnerships: the Graduate School and Student Government
    • Arley Ward, University of Arkansas
    • Graduate Lives and Advocacy – Arkansas Union 510
      • Working Overtime: Navigating the Challenges and Abuses of Graduate Assistants’ Allocated Work Time
      • Lakelyn Taylor, University of Central Florida

            2:30 – 3:50 PM – Business Meeting, Verizon Ballroom, Arkansas Union

            4:00 – 4:20 PM – Break

            4:30-6:00 PM – Business Meeting, Verizon Ballroom, Arkansas Union

            6:00 PM – Adjourn for Day

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018  

Bell Engineering Center, 800 W Dickson St. Fayetteville, AR 72701

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            8:00 – 9:00 AM — Registration and Breakfast, Bell Engineering Atrium

            9:00 – 9:50 AM — Concurrent Sessions, Block # 4

  • Graduate Lives and Advocacy – Bell Engineering 2267
    • “Local Advocacy: How-To’s and What-To-Know’s”
    • Kaylynne Glover, University of Kentucky
  • Graduate Lives and Advocacy—Bell Engineering 2269
    • “International Students and the Challenge of Advocacy”
    • Shima Bahramvash Shams, Washington State University
  • Graduate Lives and Advocacy—Bell Engineering 2273
    • “Collegiate Food Insecurity & How-To Food Pantry”
    • Sarah Pesi, Carnegie Mellon University

            10:00 – 10:50 AM – Legislative Affairs Update and Discussion, Bell Engineering 2267

            10:00 – 10:50 AM – Concurrent Sessions, Block #5

  • #gradsdo—Bell Engineering 2267
    • “’Antisocial Extrovert’: Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN and the Reconstruction of Cultural Identities”
    • Anthony Sargenti, University of Arkansas
  • #gradsdo—Bell Engineering 2269
    • “Getting STEM-my With It: Unscripted Research, Historical Curiosity, and Service Learning in the Survey Classroom”
    • Arley Ward, University of Arkansas
  • #gradsdo – Bell Engineering 2273
    • “Examining the Sexual Consent Communication Cue Modeled in Mainstream Pornography”
    • Malachi Willis, University of Arkansas

10:50-11:00 AM – Break, Bell Engineering Atrium

11:00 – 11:50 AM 

  • Graduate Lives and Advocacy – Bell Engineering, 2267
    • Advocacy Updates on International Student Concerns
    • Rajesh Kumar, Syracuse University

11:00-11:50 AM – Concurrent Sessions, Block #6

  • #gradsdo—Bell Engineering 2269
    • “Deportation and Diplomacy at the end of Détente: Iran and INS”
      • Will Teague, University of Arkansas
    • #gradsdo—Bell Engineering 2273
      • “Learning Theory in the Science Classroom: A Study of Pre-Service Teachers’ Use of Learning Theory in the Science Classroom”
      • Jennifer Oramous, University of Arkansas
    • Poster Session—Bell Engineering Atrium
      • “Using Long Short-Term Memory Neural Networks to Generate Ligands Likely to Interact with Sphingosine-1-Phosphate Receptors
      • Joshua Burbridge, University of Arkansas
    • Poster Session—Bell Engineering Atrium
      • “Comparing Smart Glass-Based and Strictly Video-Based Food Safety Training: An Embodied Learning Approach”
      • Jeffery Clark, University of Arkansas

12:00-1:20 PM – Lunch with your Region/Regional Business Meeting and Elections

  • Northeast Region, Bell Engineering 2282
  • Southeast Region, Bell Engineering 2269
  • South Central Region, Bell Engineering 2286
  • Midwest Region, Bell Engineering 2291
  • Western Region, Bell Engineering 2267

1:30-2:30 MEET THE CANDIDATES – Bell Engineering 2282

1:30 – 2:20 PM – Concurrent Sessions

  • Graduate Lives and Advocacy—Bell Engineering 2267
    • “Trend Analysis of Financial Support for Full Time Graduate Students in Science and Engineering”
    • Nana Amma Berko Asamoah, University of Arkansas
  • Graduate Lives and Advocacy—Bell Engineering 2269
    • “Colorado Federation of Graduate Students, A Model for State-Level Advocacy”
    • Juan Garcia Overvides, University of Colorado Boulder

2:30 – 3:00 PM – Meeting between Regional and National Counterparts, Bell Engineering 2282

3:00 – 3:30 PM Break, Bell Engineering Atrium

3:30 – 6:30 PM Business Meeting, Bell Engineering 2282

7:30 – 10:00 PM Closing Dinner, Keynote Speaker, Awards, Arkansas Union, Verizon Ballroom

 

Sunday, November 4th, 2018,

Bell Engineering 3162, Upchurch Conference Room

8:00 – 10:00 AM – National Board Meeting