The Library Advisory Board of Booth Library at Eastern Illinois University honored 12 students as winners of the 2017 Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity. The students were honored at a reception on April 12.
Award winners were:
— Michael Bradley, a graduate student in history, for his paper, “Incarcerated, Transported and Bound: Deference, Resistance and Assimilation, Construction Community among Transported Convicts from Britain to the Chesapeake 1739-1776”;
— Hamid Lahouij, a graduate student in business, for “The Effects of Income Inequality on Economic Growth: Evidence from MENA Countries”;
— David Ehlers, Samantha Kledzik, Kelsey Oglesby, Jaclyn Pickowitz, Danielle Pincente and Tiffany Somerville, all graduate students in counseling, for their paper, “The Effect of School-Based Creative Expression Group Therapy on the Self-Concept of Female Adolescents”;
— Kehinde Abiodun, a graduate student in economics, for “Contribution of International Trade to Economic Growth in Nigeria”;
— Christina Farley, a senior majoring in music education, for “Body Consciousness: The Effects of Posture on Musicians’ Performance Anxiety”;
Honorable mention awards were presented to:
— Fabian Rempfer, a graduate student in English, for “Shadowy Objects in Test Tubes”: Ishiguro’s “Never Let Me Go” as an Example of Freud’s “Uncanny” and Agamben’s “Bare Life”;
— Haley Ingram, a freshman majoring in special education, who was honored for Freshman Writing Achievement.
The Booth Library Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity program promotes and recognizes excellence in student research. The program encourages students to enhance their studies by utilizing the wealth of information available at Booth Library and other research venues.
All entries were original works completed by Eastern students within the last 12 months. The award recipients were selected on the basis of excellence, creativity and the use of research resources. A digital copy of award entries will become part of the Library’s institutional repository, The Keep, found at www.library.eiu.edu.