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CAS Student Speaker Series Feb. 21, 27

February 13, 2019

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MACOMB, IL – The College of Arts and Sciences at Western Illinois University will offer the Student Speaker Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 and Wednesday, Feb. 27 in Morgan Hall 101B.

The series offers nine undergraduate scholars the chance to share their work spanning CAS disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and mathematics.

The schedule includes:

Thursday, Feb. 21 

• Kaylee Gundling, a junior English major, of Milan, IL: "Beware Crimson Peak: How the Home Empowers Women in Gothic Stories"

• Allison Anderson, a senior history major, of Conroe, TX: "The Salem Witch Trials and the Political Chaos that Caused Them"

• Jordan Hughes, a senior mathematics major, of Schaumburg, IL: "Mathematics, Teaching and Connections with the Rubik's Cube"

• Harley Spero, a senior psychology major, of Macomb: "Cell Phones and Social Intelligence"

Wednesday, Feb. 27

• Shea Fili, a senior foreign languages and cultures major, of London Mills, IL: "Effects of Global Communication: Spanish Anglicisms and the Lingua Franca"

• Kylee Fall, a senior biology major, of Somonauk, IL: "The Comparison of Bone Ossification in the Forelimb and Hindlimb of Alligator Mississippiensis"

• Caitlen Hahn, a senior nursing major, of Rock Island, IL: "Critical Thinking in the Nursing Process"

• Alondra Ceniceros, a senior sociology major, of Colchester, IL: "Women of Color in the Workplace"

• Grant Reed, a senior political science and agriculture double major, of Macomb: "Duty Driven Democracy: Why We Need to Strengthen Student Engagement in the Era of Civic Apathy"

For more information, contact Professor Kyle Mayborn, student council advisor, at

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