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Celebrating Student Researchers

| Gretchen Hutterli

College of Business students have worked with faculty the past year on a wide variety of presentations and research projects. They will present the the results of their hard work at the 2018 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity (CERCA), April 30-May 4. We invite you to stop by Davies Center to listen to students discuss their research.

The names of the business students and faculty members who are participating in this year's CERCA are bolded in the list below.

A special thanks to the faculty and staff in the College of Business, Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Departments of Economics, Communications & Journalism, and Languages, and the Watershed Institute for mentoring our students.


CERCA 2018
Student Presentations

May 1, Davies Center Centennial Room

12:30-1:30 pm
India: Globalization
Jennifer Porter
Faculty Mentors/Collaborators: Kranti Dugar, Ganga Vadhavkar

2:30-3:30 pm
China Globalization
Ryan Bleau, Riley Fisher, Pa Dra Lee
Faculty Mentors/Collaborators: Maria DaCosta, Brenda Thalacker


May 3, Davies Center Menomonie Room

9:30-10:45 am
Hmong Thai Assimilation
Gaonang Lee, Carter Kha, Justin Vue
Faculty Mentors/Collaborators: Charles Vue, Ari Anand

11:00-11:50 am
Text or Facetime? The Combined Effects of Media Richness and Diversity on Conflicts and Resultant Performance in Global Virtual Teams
Xuejing Wu
Faculty Mentor/Collaborator: Longzhu Dong


CERCA Poster Presentations
May 3-4, Davies Center, Third Floor

College of Business

User Experience Research & Design
Jacob Techmeier, Mary Samples
Faculty Mentor/Collaborator: Jean Pratt
Poster #129

Economics

Community Banks and Small-Business Lending: Evidence from Chippewa County
Brian Lettner, David Sabatka
Faculty Mentor/Collaborator: Wayne Carroll
Poster #95

The Economic Progress of Hmong Americans: Determinants of Labor Force Participation and Wages
Lingling Chen, Samuel Ederer, Si Zhou, Andrew Moran
Faculty Mentor/Collaborator: Wayne Carroll
Poster #85

The Impact of Post-Industrial Riverfront Infrastructure Redevelopment on Residential Housing Values: A Hedonic Study Using Housing Sales Data from Wisconsin
Megan Roehl, Thao Tran, Anthony Dupont, Si Zhou, Lingling Chen, Ryan Bares, Lei Han, Calli Czech
Faculty Mentor/Collaborator: Thomas Kemp
Poster #146

Improving Food Choices for Low Income Women with Children: A Case Study of Including Fruits and Vegetables the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program Food Package in One Wisconsin Metropolitan Area
Ashley Ramaker, Allison Schneider, Shinhoo Park
Faculty Mentor/Collaborator: Eric Jamelske
Poster #115

Increasing Healthy Food Access for Low Income Families: A Case Study of Doubling Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits at the Farmers Market in One Wisconsin Metropolitan Area
Olivia Jonasen, Jake Arneson, Levi Soborowicz
Faculty Mentor/Collaborator: Eric Jamelske
Poster #125

Investigating the Willingness-to-Pay for Climate Change Policy Action to Reduce Greenhouse Gases Among Chinese and American Citizens: Comparing Results from Surveys Conducted in 2015 and 2017
Cora Cornett, Adara Coker, Andrew Moran
Faculty Mentor/Collaborator: Eric Jamelske
Poster #117

A Land of Opportunity: The Economic Success of Refugees in the U.S.
Lingling Chen, Samuel Ederer, Si Zhou, Andrew Moran
Faculty Mentor/Collaborator: Wayne Carroll
Poster #86

What are the Sources of Chinese Happiness? Evidence from World Value Survey
Zhao Yang
Faculty Mentor/Collaborator: Yan Li
Poster #145

Economics, Watershed Institute, and Communication & Journalism

Investigating Chinese and American Views on Climate Change Including a Calculated Knowledge/Acceptance/Concern Score: Comparing Results from Surveys Conducted in 2015 and 2017
Ashley Pike, Zhixin Fang, Connor Adams
Faculty Mentors/Collaborators: Eric Jamelske, James Boulter, Won Jang
Poster #126

Health Care Administration

The 2017 National Emerging Leadership Summit: Developing Solutions to Enrich Lives
Chandler Hulke
Faculty Mentor/Collaborator: Kevin Hansen
Poster #97

Analyses of Stringency in Nursing Home Administrator Statutes and Rules
Jacob Rathke
Faculty Mentor/Collaborator: Kevin Hansen
Poster #84

Analyzing the Effects of Perceived Quality of Life on Nursing Home Ratings
Nathaniel Berg
Faculty Mentors/Collaborators: Kevin Hansen, Jennifer Johs-Artisensi, Douglas Olson
Poster #83

Defining Quality of Life and Purpose in Long-Term Care Settings
Kelsea Parker
Faculty Mentors/Collaborators: Kevin Hansen, Jennifer Johs-Artisensi, Douglas Olson
Poster #98

Expanding and Enhancing Senior Care Administration University-Based Programs Across the Nation
Katelyn Mrozek
Faculty Mentor/Collaborator: Douglas Olson
Poster #128

Exploring Efforts to Enhance Diversity Among a Health Care Administration Student Population
Erin Rafferty
Faculty Mentors/Collaborators: Jennifer Johs-Artisensi, Kevin Hansen
Poster #112

Languages

Investigating Chinese International Students Perspectives on American Culture and Sociocultural Perspectives on Slang
Amanda Bower, Katelyn Kannel
Faculty Mentor/Collaborator: Kaishan Kong
Poster #92

How Chinese Sociocultural Perspectives on Education Inform Students’ Educational Decisions
Caitlin Hedberg, Katelyn Kannel, Youa Xiong
Faculty Mentor/Collaborator: Kaishan Kong
Poster #89

Management

The Power of And: Which “Ands” Matter Most?
Adriana Oakland
Faculty Mentor/Collaborator: Rebecca Wyland
Poster #99

Women's Equality in Manufacturing: A Local Perspective
Michelle Henning
Faculty Mentor/Collaborator: Brent Opall
Poster #127

Marketing

Beauty Today: Understanding Female Cosmetic Related Behaviors and Consumption Drivers
Sydney Livingston, Stephanie Symons
Faculty Mentor/Collaborator: Scott Swanson
Poster #114

Differences and Commonalities of Undergraduates’ Perceptions of Marketing: An Analysis of Business and Non-Business Majors
Amanda LaLuzerne, Ellen Eisch
Faculty Mentor/Collaborator: Scott Swanson
Poster #113


8th Annual Provost Symposium
May 4, 1:00 - 5:30 pm, Davies Center Third Floor

Session 1: 1:00-2:00 pm, Menominee Room
Investigating Chinese and American Views on Climate Change Including a Calculated Knowledge/Acceptance/Concern Score: Comparing Results from Surveys Conducted in 2015 and 2017

Session III: 3:20-4:20 pm, Ho-Chunk Room

Increasing Healthy Food Access for Low Income Families: A Case Study of Doubling Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits at the Farmers Market in One Wisconsin Metropolitan Area

Improving Food Choices for Low Income Women with Children: A Case Study of Including Fruits and Vegetables the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program Food Package in One Wisconsin Metropolitan Area