Posted on Thursday, December 9, 2021
Students in Westminster College’s history and political science departments will present their capstone research from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, in the Witherspoon Rooms of the McKelvey Campus Center.
The capstone poster session will highlight research projects conducted over the past year by seniors.
History students and their topics are:
Patrick Holton, “A Queer History of Renaissance Artists: Muscled Men, Erotic Paintings, and the Work of Il Sodoma, Caravaggio, and Giorgio Vasari.” Holton is a history major from Livonia, Mich.
Gabrielle Lucas, “Carefully and Justly?: Ethnicity, Gender, and the Distribution of the American Red Cross’s Emergency Relief to Titanic Survivors.” Lucas is a history and political science double major from Transfer, Pa.
Peyton Mackinlay, “Helpless in the Face of Hatred: The British Empire and Cultural Clash in the Indian Mutiny of 1857 and the Morant Bay Rebellion.” Mackinlay is a history and political science double major from Rimersburg, Pa.
Logan Minch, “A Royalist Interpretation of the Boston Massacre Orations.” Minch is a history and political science double major from Grove City, Pa.
Dylan Rodriguez, “Homestead, Pullman, Unions, and the Media: A Comparative Analysis.” Rodriguez is a history major from Apollo, Pa.
Makenzie Snarey, “The Pueblo Revolt of 1680, Social Identity, and Pueblo Culture.” Snarey is a history major from Carnegie, Pa.
Bryce Thomas, “The Media Made Us: How 4 Black Athletes in the 20th Century Used the Media.” Thomas is a history major from St. Marys, Ga.
Ivy Withers, “‘Try Jesus, Not Drugs’: Young Adults and the Billy Graham Crusades During the Long 1960s.” Withers is a history major from Petersburg, Ohio.
Political science students and their topics are:
Samantha Kelly, “The Driving Force of Democratic Satisfaction Across the European Union." Kelly is a political science major from Irwin, Pa.
Hannah Wilson, “Cultural Repatriation in the United Kingdom and New Zealand.” Wilson is an international studies major and honors student from Bowie, Md.
Gabrielle Lucas, “A Comparative Analysis of British and Dutch Arguments on Anti-Apartheid Action in the UN General Assembly.” Lucas is a political science and history double major from Transfer, Pa.
Mitchel Henderson, “How Executive Design in Eastern Europe Affects Political and Economic Stability.” Henderson is a political science major from Greenville, Pa.
Alexis Jones, “The Effect of Appointing President on Judicial Voting Patterns: A Case Study of Judicial Decision Making and Opinion Language.” Jones is a political science major from Northern Cambria, Pa.
Logan Minch, “An Analysis of the Impact of Colonialism on Education in Africa.” Minch is a political science and history double major from Grove City, Pa.
Jaclyn Buda, “Partisanship and Covid Vaccination Rates Across Counties in Texas.” Buda is a political science major and honors student from San Antonio, Texas.
At Westminster, the final component of liberal studies is a senior study, or capstone, course. The capstone is at least a four semester hour course within the major designed to provide an opportunity for students to evaluate and assess the strengths and limitations of their major field.
The capstone experience permits opportunity for structured reflection on the value of education in and beyond the major and provides an opportunity to strengthen communication and problem-solving skills.