Student Showcase 2011 winners announced at Saturday banquet

April 11, 2011

The UAA Student Showcase 2011 winners were announced at an awards luncheon on Saturday, April 9. UAA students, faculty, family, friends, alums, and community members gathered in the Lucy Cuddy Hall to acknowledge the conference presenters in the 2011 Student Showcase. Forty-eight students presented their work in this year’s conference and over 30 community professionals and UAA alums served as session commentators and judges.

2011 Student Showcase winners announced

The following students were acknowledged for their outstanding work:


  • Haley Dampier
    English 214 / Ms. Jessie Nixon, instructor
    “Contemporary Crusade, Where We Stand Post 9/11”
    Community commentator: Belinda Davis, Acting Executive Director, Anchorage Equal Rights Commission
  • Matt Caprioli
    Political Geography 327/Dr. Mark Carper
    “Coming Out: Whether to Count Queers in the U.S. Census”
    Community commentator: Alyssa Shanks, Economist, Alaska Department of Labor
  • Stacie Meisner
    English 343/Modern and Contemporary Literature/Dr. Patty Linton
    “The Truth of Social Class in ‘Atonement’ and ‘The God of Small Things”
    Community commentator: Dr. Katherine Spangler, Education professor, UAS


  • Andrew DeLoose
    Journalism & Public Communication 403: Communication & Media Research/Dr. Joy Mapaye
    “The YouTube Agenda: a Content Analysis of YouTube Videos on NBC Nightly News”
    Community commentator: Scott Levin, web editor, Anchorage Daily News
  • Kyra Sherwood
    English 640, The Victorian Animal/Dr. Genie Babb
    “Maiden No More: Rape Culture in Tess of the D’Urbervilles”
    Community commentator: Gina Miller, APU English Faculty/UAA Alum
  • Katie Behnke
    Art 424: Advanced Photography/Professor Deb Tharp
    “Double Profile”
    Community commentator: Anne Raup, photo editor, Anchorage Daily News
  • Drew Cason
    Philosophy 423: Advanced Ethical Theory/Dr. Stephanie Bauer
    “Precedence of Passions: a Defense of Humean Ethics”
    Community commentator: Scott Jonsson, UAA Eagle River Philosophy faculty
  • Zebadiah “Zeb” Kraft
    English 320: Renaissance Literature/Dr. Robert Crossman
    “Suicide and Its Rationality: a Personal Essay”
    Community commentator:.Barbara Franks, program associate, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
  • Chris Barry
    Art 424: Advanced Photography/Professor Deb Tharp
    “The River Bend”
    Community commentator: Anne Raup, photo editor, Anchorage Daily News
  • Sarah Warda
  • History 477: Senior Seminar/Dr. Bill Meyersaa
    “The Use, Abuse and Creation of Folklore and Fairy Tales by the Nazi Regine during the Third Reich”
    Community commentator: Dr. Tim Rawson, APU
  • Stephan Young
    Music 261: Private Lessons/Dr. Christopher Sweeney
    “Partita” by J.S. Bach
    Community Ccmmentator: Staff Sergeant George Father, USAF Band of the Pacific
  • Liu Liu
    Art 415: Advanced Printmaking/Professor Garry Kaulitz
    “The Eternal Terracotta”
    Community commentator: Julie Decker, Anchorage Museum of History & Art

For more information about the Student Showcase, contact UAA Student Life & Leadership at (907) 786-1221 or visit the Student Showcase website.

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