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Communitas is the day we celebrate the thing we try to do every day at Grace College, which is to connect faith and scholarship. We believe that true worship engages minds as well as hearts. To this end, Communitas showcases the most exceptional student scholarly achievements from all areas of Grace College. Held annually in conjunction with Grace’s Spring Day of Worship, Communitas is open to the community. Communitas is sponsored by the Office of Faith, Learning & Scholarship.

All sessions will meet in the Dr. Dane A. Miller Science Complex. Stay tuned for further updates.

2019 Session Schedule


Lunch & Performance by Worship Arts Students 12:30 – 1:15 (MOCC)

Session 1 from 1:30-2:30

School/Department Room Presenter Name Title
STEM Presentations

SC 252

Abigail HammondEosinophilic Esophagitis: That's Hard to Swallow
Gavin RowarskiIs Fantasy Football Profitable?
Victoria PfuegerAny Given Sunday
Artists' Talks

SC 214

Emily StichterDiscussion of the Design Process
Adelaide Sutter
Landaca Czieniewski
History and Political ScienceSC 210Kathryn BradleyProgressive Era: The Change of Women's Traditional Roles in the 1920's
Kyle KaufmanDemocratization or Desolation?: Saddam's Rule, Bush's Response, and the Media's Reporting
Kassidy BowmanThe Resurgence of Confucianism in Modern China
LanguagesSC 211Grace Barge Learning to Speak, Again!
Nicole KindigStudy Abroad Round Table
Macie Blackburn
Alexa Hill
Livviya Haarer
School of Ministry 1

SC 216
Sarah ClemansThe Messianic Psalms
Malachi KochThe Problem of Innocent Suffering in the Book of Job
Jacob AbrahamsonThe Suffering Servant in Isaiah 53


Break A from 2:30 – 2:45 (Snacks in Science Center Atrium)


Session 2 from 2:45-3:45

School/Department Room Presenter Name Title
Effective Writing Competition

SC 252Makaela LochmuellerHow to Properly Evangelize: Why You Need to Fix Your Mindset Before Travelling Overseas
Jadon KnappGMO's: Friend or Foe? A Discussion of the Harms and Benefits of Genetically Modified Organisms
Madelene MartinezNo Homes, Just Drugs: The Effects of the Opioid Epidemic on the National Foster Care System
Exercise ScienceSC 211Brett CarsonIntentional Parent Led Physical Activity on Children Later in Life
Adam Patrick
Coyle Kreft
Allison VroonPush-Pull Ratio Correlation With Ball Velocity of a Spike in Female Volleyball Athletes
Ashlyn VanDyck
Kristen Bellinger
Caylie Teel
Languages - French

SC 218Toni GreenRound Table: "Conversations on Culture: From Brexit to Holidays in Contemporary France"
Emily Wright
Chrissy Karako
CommunicationSC 210Olivia RomeoWe Tell You Who You Are: A Fantasy Analysis of Religiously-Based Cultural Construction
Megan HarrisEcological Rhetoric in Environmental Nonprofits
Meghan StevensMLK and BLM: Narrative Lessons and Application
Kathryn Bradley
Behavioral ScienceSC 214Camryn KlineProduction Effect
Camryn StuartPsychological Intervention in Diabetes Treatment


Break B from 3:45 – 4:00 (Snacks in Science Center Atrium)


Session 3 from 4:00-5:00

School/Department Room Presenter NameTitle
Education Senior ProjectsSC 252Pam MillerSenior Project : Math - Time Unit
Lexi MillerSenior Project: Rock Types & Rock Cycle Unit
Bridgette FooteSenior Project: Word Problems & Regrouping Unit
School of Ministry 2SC 210AshleyKate BrumettThe Reliability of the Gospels
Andrew CorneliusThe Theology of Meaninglessness in Ecclesiastes
Addie KempThe History of Interpretation of the Song of Songs
Forensics ShowcaseSC 214Andi PhelpsForensics Showcase
Chloe Woods
Amaris Longenecker
Jonas Clayton
Sarah Turek
Kenzie Moeller
English & Journalism
SC 211Bekah Landfair Empowering Every Story: Cultivating Community Through Narrative Writing in Middle School ELA Classrooms
Lindsay SchusterThe Implications of "Disneyfication": A Study of Polynesian Mythology in Moana
Ethan HorstLabor, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Home Owning: Housing Reflects Economic Health


6:00-6:45 Inkspot Release Party at Jazzman’s – FREE Coffee and Magazine!

7:00-9:30 Film Screening & Discussion at Little Theater – FREE Popcorn!

8:00-9:00 Business Plan Competition in MOCC 106

Team 1: Julia Kapocius and Kasey Fox

Team 2: Trevor Bowerbank

Team 3: Emily Anderson

Team 4: Brookelyn Smith