Week Of Scholarship at MidAmerica Nazarene University | April 7-10, 2014
 

7x7 Academic Challenge at MidAmerica Nazarene University | Week of Scholarship | April 8, 2014 | Join us!

April 8, 2014 | 7:07 p.m. | Bell Cultural Events Center

7 MNU Professors.   7 Minute Presentations.
7 Masterful Topics.  YOU Decide Who's Tops.

Free and open to the public.

Join us for the first annual 7x7 Challenge at MidAmerica Nazarene University—an exciting exploration of creativity, research and academic achievement—and help award "The Golden Brain" for the top presentation.

Meet Our Presenters

Terry Baldridge | MidAmerica Nazarene University Week of Scholarship 7x7 Challenge | 
Join us April 8, 2014Dr. Terry Baldridge
Busking, Mexican Marimba Style

Dr. Terry Baldridge, professor of music, will explore "busking" [street performances] as it is done on the marimba in Mexico and how this style of musical entertainment can be transferred for use by U.S. performers. This presentation will conclude with a demonstration by three current music students. Watch his presentation on our YouTube channel.

Earl Bland | MidAmerica Nazarene University Week of Scholarship 7x7 Challenge | Join us April 8, 2014Dr. Earl Bland
On Specks & Planks: Why Moral Judgment is Always Impaired

Dr. Earl Bland, dean, School of Behavioral Sciences and Counseling and professor of psychology, will explore the idea of moral judgements. Dr. Bland will tackle the idea that groups of individuals who see themselves as oriented around a virtuous premise such as 'love thy neighbor' or 'equality for all', actually spend so much energy thinking and behaving in ways that guarantee these noble virtues will never be achieved. Watch his presentation on our YouTube channel.

Todd Bowman | MidAmerica Nazarene University Week of Scholarship 7x7 Challenge | Join us April 8, 2014Dr. Todd Bowman
Tech Neglect and the Wilson Effect

Technology continues to evolve, and with it, so do human relationships. In this presentation, Dr. Todd Bowman, associate professor of counseling and coordinator of the Sexual Addiction Treatment Provider Certificate Program, will focus on the ongoing tension between the benefits of technology and the relational implications inherent in our growing dependence on technology—specifically, the developmental consequences for children and social consequences for society as a whole. Watch his presentation on our YouTube channel.

Nancy Damron | MidAmerica Nazarene University Week of Scholarship 7x7 Challenge | Join us April 8, 2014Dr. Nancy Damron
Clipping Excellence

The ability to observe and reflect is crucial to almost all jobs, no matter what industry we work in. Think about it—whether you're analyzing a football play or giving a professional presentation, video can be used to record the performance, analyze effectiveness and identify opportunities of improvement. Video is giving us brand new ways to observe and reflect—two of the most important skills in education. MNU's School of Education will demonstrate how video analysis software is transforming field and clinical experiences at all levels. Watch the presentation on our YouTube channel.

Todd Frye | MidAmerica Nazarene University Week of Scholarship 7x7 Challenge | Join us April 8, 2014Dr. Todd Frye, recipient of The Golden Brain Award for top presentation
Why More is Less

Most of us assume that having more choices in life will result in more happiness.  Dr. Todd Frye, professor & chair, Counselor Education Department, will look at how the opposite is actually true.  With more choices comes less happiness.  You will learn how to find happiness while choosing from 200 salad dressings. Watch his presentation on our YouTube channel.

Jordan Matha | MidAmerica Nazarene University Week of Scholarship 7x7 Challenge | Join us April 8, 2014Dr. Jordan Mantha
The Molecular Social Network

Ever wonder why ice floats, DNA forms a helix, or why some molecules are gases but others are liquids? In this talk, Dr. Jordan Mantha, assistant professor of chemistry, will explore the networks of these interacting molecules and how chemists are using advances in computer technology to understand these interactions. Watch his presentation on our YouTube channel.

Andrew Overholdt | MidAmerica Nazarene University Week of Scholarship 7x7 Challenge | Join us April 8, 2014Dr. Andrew Overholt
A Tale of Two Sigmas

Science, at its heart, is the discovery of the governing laws of the universe. Typically these discoveries are made when patterns are recognized between seemingly unrelated events. Dr. Andrew Overholt, assistant professor of physics, will explore some of the more outlandish coincidences which have been discovered throughout history and discuss the paradigm shifting scientific ideas they have led to. Watch his presentation on our YouTube channel.

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, April 8
Scholar Visit Day
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
MNU Olathe Campus

7x7 Challenge
7:07 p.m.
Bell Cultural Events Center

Wednesday, April 9
Faculty Poster Session
2:00 p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Bell Cultural Events Center

Thursday, April 10
Student Poster Session
2:00 p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Bell Cultural Events Center

Networking Skills Event
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Mabee Library 

Friday, April 11
Presidents Honors Gala
6:30 p.m.
Cook Center