|Three Limestone Students Present Research at Honors Conference|
The SRHC is the regional organization for the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC), and is the professional association of undergraduate honors programs and colleges.
Representing Limestone at the conference were:
Fitness in the Workplace
The title for Rydzik's research was "Fitness in the Workplace," and was centered upon the relationship between exercise and improved reaction time and accuracy in the workplace. The results may lead credence to the notion that a body in motion increases productivity. Forty-one participants, all working-age adults, took part in the study. "Various fitness measures were taken, and participants performed two thinking tasks before and after the simulated exercise," Rydzik explained. "The results demonstrated that accuracy and reaction time improved between the tasks. These results may lead to the implementation of fitness interventions in the workplace to decrease employee accident and injury, and increase worker productivity."
A Growing Trend in the Fight on School Crime
Tanner Hamrick leveraged his studies in criminal justice at Limestone to examine the growing use of resource officers in schools. "In today's world, school safety is a growing concern among parents, students, educators, and law enforcement personnel. Faced with the task of dealing with challenges like drug abuse and violence in our schools, many states are looking for new solutions, with most placing full time law enforcement officers in schools," said Hamrick. "The purpose of my research was to examine the this growing use of school resource officers and the roles they play as opposed to those of normal law enforcement officers or school administrators, and the effects such programs have on school crime and community relations."
Two Sonnets Share the Same Closing
Brian Kaylor explored how two sonnets, John Milton's "On the Late Massacre in Piedmont" and William Shakespeare's "Sonnet XII" shared the same outcome finale. "Both of the sonnets share the theme of finding closure or solution to an event or problem that has caused passionate unhappiness or resentment," said Kaylor. "Although these sonnets share a common finality, they vary in concept, form, and the use of symbolism and imagery. Accordingly, these dissimilarities cause the sonnets to reach their respective closure or solution in strikingly different ways."