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Celebration of Student Scholarship Deadline

When: Friday, March 14, 2014 (all day)


Abstract Submission Form

Celebration of Student Scholarship

Morehead State University

Instructions for proposal submission:   DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014. Abstract Submission Form must be submitted by student’s faculty mentor. By submission of abstract form, mentor acknowledges that he/she has read and approved the abstract as worthy for inclusion in the 2014 Celebration of Student Scholarship.

1.  The text font should be in Times New Roman.

2.  Limit your title to 15 words or less in bold and use lower case format for all words following the initial word of the title. 

3.  Presenters(s) - List names, in bold, italicized, and in size 11 font as you would want them to appear in the program. For multiple presenters, indicate by an asterisk (*) the actual presenter(s).  If this is a class project, indicate the class name, instructor, and all students involved.  

4.  Indicate the faculty mentor(s) supervising this project, also in italicized and bold font. 

5.  In bold font, indicate the Department and College. 

6.  Enter abstract in 10 font, justify the alignment, and limit the abstract to 200 words or less. The last sentence should acknowledge any support for the project (e.g., RCPC or external grant, UG Fellowship, etc.) 

7.  Send the completed proposal with abstract to the following email address:

Enter your abstract in the box below.





















Student(s) email address                                                                                 

Faculty Mentor email address                                                                     

Type of presentation requested: (   ) Oral Presentation        (   ) Poster Presentation         

Note: Oral presentations will be 15 minutes including questions.

Additional Equipment Requested________________________________________________


Below are some examples of the format to be used when preparing your proposal for submission. 


The paralegal turned witness: case law trends and ethical consideration

*Jared B. Arnett, Dr. Dianna D. Murphy, Mentor, Department of Geography,        Government and History, Caudill College of Humanities


About sixteen hundred (1600) cases were identified for review from a database search of all state court cases reported during a five year period. Each case was reviewed to further identify only those cases in which a paralegal had testified for or against an attorney, a current client, or former client.  These cases were analyzed to see if the paralegal’s testimony had an impact on the outcome of a client’s case as well as if it had an impact on cases that involved attorney or paralegal misconduct.




Dissociation between scopolamine-induced and dopamine-induced hyperactivity 

*Clell D. Watts, Jonathan Brown, Alena Hromish, Dr.          Ilsun White, Mentor, Department of Psychology, College of Science and Technology

Previously, we have reported that scopolamine, a cholinergic antagonist, impairs spatial learning.  The present study compared the effects of scopolamine and amphetamine on spontaneous activity and also examined a possible interaction between cholinergic and dopaminergic systems. Following direct intra-accumbal infusions or systemic administration of these drugs, we examined locomotor activity in the open-field. Systemic injections of scopolamine and amphetamine produced comparable hyperlocomotion.  Moreover, a combination of these drugs produced a synergistic effect on locomotor activity. Direct infusion of amphetamine in the nucleus accumbens produced hyperlocomotion. This is consistent with previous reports, and also support the notion that amphetamine-induced hyperactivity is mediated by the nucleus accumbens. On the other hand, intra-accumbal infusion of scopolamine failed to affect behavior. Our data suggest that hyperactivity following systemic scopolamine is mediated via different brain regions that are non-dopaminergic in nature. This research was supported by MSU Undergraduate Research Fellowship and NIH grant (R15MH067606).




The effect of breed type on real-time ultrasound carcass traits, performance        and pelvic measurement of heifers enrolled in the Eastern Kentucky Heifer Development Program


*Sarah N. Wheeler, Drs. Troy J. Wistuba, Judith G. Willard, and Philip E. Prater, Mentors, Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences, College of Science          and Technology


Young heifers were weighed, pelvic-measured, and ultrasonically scanned to study breed differences for performance, pelvic area, 12th rib fat depth, logissimus muscle area, intramuscular fat, and rump fat.  Differences were detected in total gain and ADG in that the gelbvieh cross heifers had increased total gain and ADG when compared to the other breed types (P<0.05).  In addition, Angus and Angus-cross heifers had the greatest (P<0.05) 12th rib fat depth, intramuscular fat, and rump fat of the heifers.  These results support the knowledge that earlier developing breeds of cattle have increased intramuscular fat and subcutaneous fat depots.


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