Nolan Williams and Casey Fitzpatrick each presented research posters (based on their Undergraduate Fellowship work with Dr. Laurie Couch) in Louisville at the Kentucky Psychological Association Annual Academic Conference. They both were entered into the poster competition (among 50 posters that were competing), and Nolan took 2nd place in the state! The award is called the Ernest Meyer Award. Click the link for further information: Kentucky Philological Association Annual Conference . Nolan and Casey also received a Merit Award for the presentation of the same poster at MSU's Celebration of Student Scholarship.
Megan Harper attended and presented at the 4th Annual Appalachian Research Symposium and Arts Showcase at the University of Kentucky on February 23, 2013. Her presentation at the conference stemmed from her research she has done with Dr. Joy Gritton through her Undergraduate Research Fellowship. The title of her research was, "The Haldeman Kentucky After School Program." This program was for children who attend Rodburn Elementary School. Megan's research was based on observations of this program. She observed the obstacles this program faced and how the volunteer staff overcame them..As they worked with these children, the staff grew in their knowledge of how to deal with the obstacles of different ages, special needs, and time and money constraints. They were able to provide fun and rewarding activities for these children. This research proved to be a learning experience for Megan and the many volunteers.
Hannah Webb received a Certificate of Merit for her poster "Best Practices in Student Run Collegiate Public Relations Firms" at the Celebration of Student Scholarship. They did research as to whether or not it might be possible to implement a student-run PR-firm here at Morehead State University through the Public Relations Student Society of America. They surveyed nationally affiliated student-run PRSSA firms and focused on topics such as the types of clients they receive, services they provide, challenges they face, and the amount of money needed for a firm.