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ItemBiblical Narrative, Christian Rhetoric, and Issues in Translation(2016-04) Finney, Donna; Cargile, Carolyn; Shay, Regina; Hill, Darcy; Plamer, JohnThe following video contains the session entitled “Biblical Narrative, Christian Rhetoric, and Issues in Translation” from the 2016 Second International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought at Sam Houston State University. The papers presented in this session are “The Significance of Mary Magdalene in the Story of Jesus” by Donna Finney, “Christian Rhetoric and Thought in Orderic Vitails’ Historia Ecclesiastica” by Carolyn Cargile, and “Fortune, Friend, and Foe”: The Case for a New Modern Translation of Summer Sunday” by Reina Shay Broussard. ItemMedieval and Renaissance Philosophy: Human Knowledge, Action and Contemplation(2016-04) Sylvia, Olga; Wells, Thomas; Bruster, Bernadette; Hill, Darcy; Plamer, JohnThe following video contains the session entitled “Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy: Human Knowledge, Action, and Contemplation” from the 2016 Second International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought at Sam Houston State University. The papers presented in this session are “In Quest of the Definition of Knowledge: The Question of Human Rationality Versus Animals’ Ignorance in Montaigne’s Essay Apologie de Raymond Sebonde” by Olga Sylvia, “Thomas Aquinas: Christian Conscience and Human Action” by Thomas Wells, and “Ignatian Meditation in the Sonnets of William Shakespeare” by Bernadette Bruster. ItemKing Arthur and the Bard in Popular Culture and Young Adult Literature(2016-04) Dowdey, Diane; Echols, Katherine; Sherman, Echols; Hill, Darcy; Plamer, JohnThe following video contains the session entitled “King Arthur and the Bard in Popular Culture and Young Adult Literature” from the 2016 Second International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought at Sam Houston State University. The papers presented in this session are “#Shakespeare” by Diane Dowdey, “Superman Meets the Klan, an American Radio Adaptation of Arthurian Legend: The Adventures of Superman and the ‘Knights of the White Carnation”’ by Katherine Echols, and “Resurrecting King Arthur: An Exploration of King Arthur’s Legend in Popular Young Adult Literature” by Brittani Sherman. ItemArt Meets Literature: Illustrated Manuscripts, Psalters, Hymns(2016-04) Hand, Joni; Palmer, John; Hill, Darcy; Plamer, JohnThe following video contains the session entitled “Art Meets Literature: Illustrated Manuscripts, Psalters, Hymns” from the 2016 Second International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought at Sam Houston State University. The papers presented in this session are “Playing by the Rules, Monastic Orders and Religious Identity in the Psalter of Bonne of Luxembourg” by Joni Hand and “Hymn as Poetry: Charles Wesley’s Religious Influence and Rhetorical Excellence” by John Palmer. ItemIssues in Renaissance Theater and Medieval Spanish Poetry(2016-04) Thorpe, Benjamin; Christian, Sara; Andrist, Debra; Hill, Darcy; Plamer, JohnThe following video contains the session entitled “Issues in Renaissance Theater and Medieval Spanish Poetry” from the 2016 Second International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought at Sam Houston State University. The papers presented in this session are "The Ape as Avatar: A Study of Material Transformation in Medieval Manuscripts" by Benjamin Thorpe, “Sixteenth Century Scotland: Blood! Bagpipes! Theatre?” by Sara Christian, and “Insult to Injury: Incest in Medieval Spanish Poetry” by Debra Andrist. ItemEssays on Chaucer, Boccaccio, and Shakespeare(2016-04) Faden, Allie; Grant, Rebecca; Greenwood, Cynthia; Hill, Darcy; Plamer, JohnThe following video contains the session “Essays on Chaucer, Boccaccio, and Shakespeare” from the 2016 Second International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought at Sam Houston State University. The papers presented in this session are “The Audience Sets the Tone: Voice in Parliament of Fowles and The Squire’s Tale” by Allie Faden, “Feminism and The Decameron: Boccaccio’s Exploration of Gender Equality” by Rebecca Grant, and “Exploring the Bawdy Court Ethos in Measure for Measure’s Design: Putting the Church Court’s Newly Stringent Laws Governing Sex and Betrothal on Trial” by Cynthia Greenwood. ItemOld English Literature and Renaissance Drama(2016-04) Smith, Ryan; Probasco, Deseree; Hill, Dracy; Plamer, JohnThe following video contains the session entitled “Old English Literature and Renaissance Drama” from the 2016 Second International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought at Sam Houston State University. The papers presented in this session are "'Heaven swallowed the smoke ‘~The Shaping of Heaven, Hell, and the Hall in Beowulf “ by Deseree Probasco, and “Shifting Philosophies: Prospero from Medieval Servant to Renaissance Master” by Ryan Smith ItemPlenary Address: Dr. Caroline Bruzelius, The Cathedral and the Medieval City(2016-04) Bruzeliu, Caroline; Hill, Darcy; Plamer, JohnThe following video contains Dr. Caroline Bruzelius’ Plenary Address to the 2016 Second International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought at Sam Houston State University. Her presentation, “The Cathedral and the Medieval City,” is prefaced with opening remarks by Sam Houston State University Provost Dr. Jaime Hebert and Conference Director Dr. Darci Hill. ItemExplorations in Military and Ecclesiastical History(2016-04) Early, James; Lungociu, Kim; Sherer, Idan; Hill, Darcy; Plamer, JohnThe following video contains the session entitled “Explorations in Military and Ecclesiastical History” from the 2016 Second International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought at Sam Houston State University. The papers presented in this session are “The Rise and Fall of the New Smyrna Colony” by James Early, “Debating Clerical Celibacy from Augustine to Luther” by Kim Lungociu, and “Joseph ha-Kohen, Humanist Historiography and Military History” by Idan Sherer. ItemAnglo Saxon Literature, the Tower of Babel, and Charlemagne the Great(2016-04) Meritt, Shadow; Wood, Barry; Hill, Darcy; Plamer, JohnThe following video contains the session entitled “Anglo Saxon Literature, the Tower of Babel, and Charlemagne the Great” from the 2016 Second International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought at Sam Houston State University. The papers presented in this session are “From Ruin to Redemption: King Alfred and the Tower of Babel Narrative” by Shadow Meritt, and “Charlemagne the Great and King Arthur: Literary Uses of Trojan Ancestry, Gospel Discipleship, and Christian Relic in Medieval and English Kingship Cycles” by Barry Wood. ItemThe Tropes in Beowulf and Renaissance Iconography(2016-04) Davis, David; Thornburg, John; Hill, Dracy; Plamer, JohnThis video contains the following presentations from the 2016 Second International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought at Sam Houston State University: “Christ Jesus is an Idol: Catholic Rhetoric in the Early Modern Image Debate” by David Davis, and “The Tropes of Beowulf as Revealed by Aristotle, Tolkien, and Deep Case Roles” by John Thornburg. ItemOnline Cooperative Learning Groups (OCLG) in Higher Education: A Faculty Development Opportunity(ProQuest, 2023-07-20) Madelyn R. KilgoreThe purpose of this mixed methods study was to fill a void in the catalog of faculty development offerings and address the pedagogical strategy of online cooperative learning (CL) groups at one university system in Texas. The goal for the CL faculty development module was to support and guide faculty members with experience and increased understanding about the intricacies of online CL group work. The primary intent of the study was to generate new knowledge meant to be shared, published, presented, and intended to have an impact on the field of online education, faculty development, and online student growth. As my professional values as a university staff member naturally played a part in my positionality as a student researcher, I hoped that the volunteer faculty participants felt smart, satisfied, and encouraged and are able to make shrewd decisions moving forward with their pedagogical approaches to CL group work within their online courses. ItemPitcairn Islands Research Station Poster(2023-09) Albert, Donald Patrick; Elkins, Susan; Solomon, Mason; Purifoy, MatthewThe Pitcairn Islands Research Station (PIRS) functions as a portal for our studies involving the mutiny on the HMAV Bounty (April 28, 1789) and its aftermath. Our affiliate investigators include Donald Albert (Department of Environmental & Geosciences), Susan Elkins (Newton Gresham Library), Matthew Purifoy (Geography Major), and Mason Solomon (History Major). The purpose of PIRS is to disseminate our studies (abstracts, posters, magazine and journal articles) online through Scholarly Works @ SHSU to Bounty/Pitcairn enthusiasts worldwide. ItemFamily Involvement in Recovery Support and Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders and Other SUDs(2023-09-26) Henderson, Craig; Foulkrod, Trent; Vargas, Inneké; Miller, RuthThe Family Involvement in Recovery Support and Treatment (FIRST) Research Network is a sustainable research network designed to develop and evaluate innovative family-based recovery support services (RSS) across the youth OUD services cascade. FIRST conducts research on promoting family integration in youth OUD services with the goals of increasing service engagement and engendering supportive family environments for youth recovery. It has two specific foci: (1) Innovations in family RSS interventions and metrics to assist youth OUD providers with integrating families in OUD services, and (2) Innovations in measurement of direct-to-family RSS for families of youth with OUD. The network is committed to enhancing existing remote-access RSS for caregivers of youth with SUDs (helpline, parent coaching, mobile messaging) by developing multidimensional metrics for family service engagement and outcomes. At project end FIRST will maintain a sustainable network of family-based RSS research activities, provider training and measurement resources, as well as mentor early-career research scientists in RSS. ItemViolence Educators Face in the United States(2023-09-26) Ortiz, IsabellaLimited research and analysis has been done regarding the instances of violence educators experience in their occupation. This project will consist of an extensive literature review of past studies that have examined the abuses and subsequent environmental stressors that educators face in schools. The focus will be to examine methods used in these studies and the responses gained. This project will identify the different offenses educators encounter and discuss relevant impacts towards educators. The goal of this project is to provide a better understanding about the physical and verbal violence educators across the country face and how it affects school environments. Item33.6 Kw Pv Based Ev Fast Charging Station at SHSU(2023-09-26) Pecen, Reg; Yildiz, Faruk; Coogler, KeithThe objective of this project is to install a 33.6 kW solar array on Sam Houston State University’s (SHSU) campus and connect it to a nearby campus transformer by a 50 kW capacity, 3-phase grid-tie inverter. A Charge-Point Express 250 DC fast charger will also be installed on the SHSU campus near the PhotoVoltaics (PV) array to charge electric vehicles (EV). The project will also include an outdoor educational display describing how the overall system operates and environmental savings are secured. Fully sponsored by Entergy Energy Services, Inc.’s Environmental Initiatives Funding (EFA), this project provides a multitude of benefits by placing an EV fast charger on campus with it being convenient for the citizens of Huntsville, TX and electric vehicle drivers traveling between Houston and Dallas. The project will also serve as a showcase to the SHSU community for the growing importance of renewable energy resources and display a unique example of how clean power is generated on campus. ItemHow Do Religious and Political Beliefs Predict COVID-19 Vaccination Behavior Among U.S. College Students? A Study Using the Health Belief Model(2023-09-26) Chen, Cindy (Yixin)Purpose: Predicting COVID-19 vaccination behavior among U.S. college students using the Health Belief Model (HBM). Design: Cross-sectional survey. Setting: Online. Sample: A convenience sample of students in a public university in the U.S. (N = 411). Measures: Demographics; COVID-19 vaccination behavior as outcome variable; HBM variables (perceived threat of COVID19, perceived individual benefit of vaccination, perceived community benefit of vaccination, perceived vaccine-safety barrier, perceived vaccination-cost barrier [time and effort], self-efficacy), and fear of COVID-19 as proximal predictors; religious beliefs and political beliefs as distal predictors. Questions/items measuring all variables in the survey data collection were taken from relevant and peer-reviewed publications and were modified to reflect the context of COVID-19. Analysis: Structural equation modeling (SEM). Results: The model fit the data very well (χ2 /df = 2.27/5 = .45, p = .810; RMSEA = .000). Perceived individual benefit (β = .489, p < .001), perceived vaccine-safety barrier (β = .151, p = .001), perceived vaccination-cost barrier (β = .152, p < .001), and political beliefs (β = .094, p = .029) are significant predictors of vaccination behavior. Effects of religious beliefs are completely, and effects of political beliefs are partially mediated by perceived individual benefit and the two barrier variables. Conclusion: Perceived individual benefit, the two barrier variables, and political beliefs are direct predictors, while religious beliefs are an indirect predictor, of COVID-19 vaccination behavior, suggesting that the HBM can effectively inform strategies to promote vaccination. Political beliefs are a much stronger predictor than religious beliefs. Students who are more religious or conservative tend to perceive less individual benefit and greater barriers to vaccination, making them less likely to get vaccinated. A limitation of this study is the disproportionate number of female participants (77.9%). ItemElevating Geography’s Relevance: A Collaboration with Secondary Teachers and Students in Southeast Texas(2023-09-26) Fujimoto-Strait, Ava; Richardson, HaileyIn the 2020-21 academic year, 324,000 Texas high school students enrolled in World Geography and 63,500 students enrolled in AP Human Geography. While AP Human Geography has grown exponentially since 2001, little of this growth has translated to sustained geographic interest in college. Moreover, many Texas high school graduates struggle to understand the breadth of geography when arriving on college campuses. This may be partially attributed to a lack of place-based learning that is key for engaging underrepresented minority students. The goals of this project were to: 1) equip high school teachers in the Houston metropolitan area with content and technological tools to aid in the development of place-based lessons and activities to engage students, while also meeting required Texas Essential Knowledge and Skill (TEKS) standards; and 2) cultivate place-based geographic awareness among primarily low-income and minority high school students to foster a greater understanding of southeast Texas’s distinctive environment and culture in daily life, higher education, and the workforce.