2012 GRASP Symposium Editorial Board

Mara Alagic, Associate Professor, Graduate School Assistant Dean
Ngoyi Bukonda, Associate Professor, Department of Physician Assistant
Anthony Dilollo, Associate Professor, Communication Science and Disorders
Deborah S. Ballard-Reisch, Professor, Kansas Health Foundation Distinguished Chair in Strategic Communication
Kathy Downes , Senior Associate Dean, University Libraries
Walter Horn, Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering
Sylvia H. Carruthers, Assistant Professor, School of Art and Design
Fuchang Liu, Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
Jay Price, Associate Professor, History
Glyn Rimmington, Distinguished Professor of Global Learning
Chu-Ping Vijverberg, Assistant Professor, Economics

Sponsors

Graduate School
Office of Research Administration
University Libraries

Graduate Student Assistant-Editors
Karthik Kukkapalli and Bhargavi Puralasetty, Electrical Engineering

Recent Submissions

  • Art and science intersect -- Restricted access to full text 

    Tripp, Kristen (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    Scientists such as biologist Gunther von Hagens and medical doctor Mark Gilbert, among others, have been turning to art to create scientific sculptures whose main purposes are not only to teach to general public and science ...
  • Effects of skechers shape-ups on muscle activity during walking, sit-to-stand, balance, and step-ups -- Restricted access to full text 

    Funk, Jamee; Kueny, Hannah; Ratzlaff, Chelsea; Schlosser, Emily; Taylor, Jessica (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects Skechers Shape-ups have on muscle activity of the lower extremities in women 50-65 years of age. Although there has been limited research on rocker-soled shoes in relation ...
  • In defense of nudism: rhetorical analysis of the naturist society's website -- -- Restricted access to full text 

    Tan, Chai Fang (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    Nudism aka naturism, is a controversial practice popularized mainly in the Western cultures where individuals get together to go skinny-dipping, sunbathing, or simply enjoying leisure activities in the nude in assigned ...
  • Acute effect of whole-body vibration on knee extensor strength 

    Swart, Brent (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of whole body vibration on knee extensor muscle strength. METHODS: Male college students (n=7) were recruited for the research study. Subjects performed baseline ...
  • Reproducibility of balance measures using motion sensors in smartphone technology to measure balance: preliminary result 

    Staab, Carina A.; Amick, Ryan Zackary; Epps, Elizabeth J.; Thummar, Tarunkumar (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    PURPOSE: This pilot study was to determine the reproducibility of the output generated by Smartphone accelerometers when used for balance assessment. METHODS: 61 healthy individuals (28 male, 33 female; mean age = 23.8+6.2yr) ...
  • Art within ceramic decoration 

    St. Clair, Joyce (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    Decoration in early ceramic work stemmed from the abstraction of culturally significant symbols and motifs now serves as a record of cultural identity. Contemporarily, the role of decoration in our visual culture has been ...
  • Patient-provider communication 

    Mude, Jamie L.; Simon, Kouri (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    A study was conducted addressing the document Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient-and-Family-Centered Care: A Roadmap for Hospitals, which was developed by JCAHO (Joint Commission on ...
  • James Bond's allure: a semiotic analysis of 007 movie posters 

    Tao, Shen (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    The history of Hollywood films in the spy genre has been indelibly marked by the 22 films based on Ian Fleming's 007 novels. The research uses qualitative semiotic analysis to identify how signs of all sorts, which appeared ...
  • Physiological fitness profile of collegiate cheerleaders -- Restricted access to full text 

    Roberts, Devin; Scott, Cody; Hawkins, William C.; Harland, Justin (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    Cheerleading is a highly competitive sport that is physically demanding and requires specificity in training as is necessary for other sports. Although cheerleading has evolved into one of the most popular activities with ...
  • Saloons: eat, drink, and be civil 

    Rhodes, Austin Charles (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    Through Hollywood and dime novels the old west saloons have achieved a mythic status. Saloons are almost always shown as exciting places full of gambling, prostitution and violence. A place where a person was just as likely ...
  • Current knowledge and beliefs of Kansas physicians regarding domestic minor sex trafficking 

    Reinhard, Ashley; Whitacre, Ina (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    Domestic minor sex trafficking (DMST) is increasingly in the news. It is instrumental that healthcare providers are educated about the topic and feel confident in their ability to identify and report a victim. The purpose ...
  • The perception of U.S. physician assistants (PA) regarding PA to physician bridge programs -- Restricted access to full text 

    Phipps, Brandon; Vredenburg, Shawn (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    The purpose of this study was to determine the perceptions of PAs on the creation of a PA to physician bridge program; whether they would support a bridge program, its feasibility, or generally whether or not bridge programs ...
  • Let the games begin: video game usage patterns among current gamers 

    Phan, Mikki H.; Haist, Brandon (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    This study investigates the general preference, habit, and behavior of current video game players. Respondents (N=341) to an online survey were mostly males (n=252), full-time college students (n=251), with an average age ...
  • Development, implementation, and evaluation of a senior mentor program in PA education 

    Jennings, Anna M.; Pauls, Ashlee N. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    As the US population ages, improving geriatric-related medical and interpersonal skills among healthcare providers is increasingly important. Senior mentor programs (SMPs) partner students with older adults for the purpose ...
  • Respiratory support during speech breathing in adolescents in different positions 

    Patton, Sierra; Sticken, Jennifer (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    This research aims to study the effects of position on the respiratory support of speech breathing in adolescent children. It was hypothesized that when children were seated, speech would be supported mainly by rib cage ...
  • New progress in self-healing technology of composite wind turbine blades 

    Patlolla, Vamsidhar Reddy; Jabbarnia, Amir (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    Wind turbine blades are subjected to cyclic loadings, resulting in the development of micro and nanocracks, which in course of time becomes macro cracks, thus leading to fatigue and failure. The concept of self-healing ...
  • Are two computer monitors better than one? 

    Owens, Justin W.; Teves, Jennifer P.; Nguyen, Bobby T.; Smith, Amanda Lynn; Phelps, Mandy C. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    Previous studies have found using more than one monitor increases productivity, but benefits may diminish when monitor count or size increases. The purpose of this study was to determine whether increases in productivity ...
  • Impact of moderate intensity physical activity on the functional fitness of older women-- Restricted access to full text 

    Ofei-Dodoo, Samuel; Morgan, Amy L.; Takeshima, Nobuo (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    As adults reach advanced ages, the purpose of physical activity (PA) may shift from disease prevention to functional fitness (FF) and mobility. PURPOSE: To determine the amount of activity necessary to positively impact ...
  • Communication needs of twins with Angelman syndrome: a qualitative approach 

    Norris, Rachel L. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    Families of children with low incidence, severe disabilities have unique needs, which may not be revealed through traditional assessment. Qualitative studies, using multiple data sources allow professionals a more realistic ...
  • Spatio-temporal integration & optic flow quality: unpacking factors that influence driving performance 

    Nguyen, Bobby T. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    Research has shown that optic flow plays an important role in self-motion, such as walking or driving. Further, research has demonstrated that spatial, temporal, and qualitative aspects of optic flow have an effect on ...

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