FOREST CITY, IOWA, April 16, 2019 – Waldorf University 2019 Spring Inquirere will be held April 23 from 6-8:30 p.m., April 24 from 6-7:30 p.m., April 30 from 6-8:30 p.m., May 1 from 6-7:30 p.m. and May 2 from 6:30-8 p.m.. All presentations will be held in the Luise V. Hanson Library room 201 located at 106 S. Sixth St. Forest City, Iowa. The presentations are free and open to the public.
Spring Inquirere is a time for students to share projects they have been working on throughout their ungraduated careers. The following is a listing of this year’s presenters and the subject matter that will be discussed. 
Tuesday, April 23
6:00: Keynote Address: Dr. Neil Bernstein, Professor Emeritus at Mt. Mercy University (Cedar Rapids) and Adjunct Professor at the University of Iowa. “How an ornithologist started looking at the ground; or, when you come to a fork in the road, take it”
7:00: Tanner B. Schmitz and Grace Engelman (Biology) "A genomics-informed investigation of the effect of TGFb signaling in Emery-Dreyfus muscular dystrophy"
7:30: Sara Vettleson-Trutza (Biology and Honors) "Measuring the effects of Bisphenol-A on the cognitive development of Rattus norvegicus through scent training"
8:00: Rose Heurtelou (Biology) "Engineering a stable variant of KDM6B to investigate its role in Wnt signaling sensitivity to iron chelators"
Wednesday, April 24
6:00: Donnica Keeling (Creative Writing) "Folklore and Fairytale"
6:30: Ellie Peters (Creative Writing) "Cuppa Joe's"
7:00: Keisha LaShaye Hendry (Creative Writing) "Am I Black Enough?"
Tuesday, April 30
6:00: Hannah Ashley and Sydney Beasley (Biology) "Identification of polymorphisms within the MAFB and Keratin 8/18 locithat influence risk for non-syndromic orofacial clefting"
6:30: Nicholas Justyn Ray (Biology) "Studies of malic enzyme: A potential drug target for Emery Dreifuss muscular dystrophy"
7:00: Bailey Matthaidess (Biology) "The effects of sepsis on skeletal muscle mitochondria over time"
7:30: Kyla Kern (Biology) "Histological examination of Bisphenol A (BPA) Effects on adult rat brains"
8:00: Shaylen Motter (Biology) "The prevalence and antibiotic resistance of Staphylococcus aureus at Waldorf University”
Wednesday, May 1
6:00: Jeremy Scott Navarro (Creative Writing) "Journals from the Deep Web"
6:30: Ruth Worrell (English and Honors) "The Hatred of Creative Writing"
7:00: Mandi Wright (Creative Writing) "This is a Long Thesis for Someone with Nothing to Write About"
Thursday, May 2
6:30: Asmita KC (Honors Thesis) "#metoo"
7:00: Waldorf Mission Trip Group (Antoine Cummins, advisor) "San Diego service learning trip experience" 
7:30: Mackinze Thill (Honors Thesis) "Cults"
The public is encouraged to attend to support the efforts put forth and to experience the dynamic minds of the student body at Waldorf University. For more information please contact Suzanne Falck-Yi at falckyis@waldorf.edu.
About Waldorf University
Founded in 1903, Waldorf University is a regionally-accredited liberal arts university located in the heart of Forest City, Iowa. Waldorf delivers engaging learning experiences through innovative residential and online instruction, providing its students associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees and certificates in the areas of business, communication, criminal justice administration, education, music, psychology, theatre and more. Visit Waldorf.edu to learn more.