RUE Festival Wrap Up

The RUE Festival, taking place the week of April 15, had a total of 93 student projects presented, ranging in medium and discipline. View the 2013 Abstract Booklet for information about each of the projects submitted by Santa Fe students.

Humanities & Social Sciences Posters

The humanities and social sciences poster session was held on the library porch on April 15. Forty-three students presented their posters.

The top posters were:

Student Title Discipline Faculty Mentor
Erick Alix “The Reign of the Hound: Dogs in the Renaissance” Humanities Paloma Rodriguez
Christina Wilson “Conversion Therapy: A Harmful Pseudo-Science” Humanities Eugenio Zaldivar
Skylar Lewis “How Did Pythagoreanism Combine Mathematics with Religion?” Humanities Paloma Rodriguez

Thanks to the following faculty members who served as evaluators: Dionne Banks, Ryan Barbeau, Tom Berson, Linda Cirulli-Burton, Joshua Crosby, Doug Diekow, Heather Hall, Rebecca McKee, Paloma Rodriguez, Marin Smillov.

Mathematics & Sciences Posters

The math and sciences poster session was held on the library porch on April 16. Twenty-eight students presented their posters.

Mathematics & Sciences Event

The top posters were:

Student Title Discipline Faculty Mentor
John Crimmins and Shawna Amini “Trends in the Housing Market” Mathematics Jason Harrington
David Rinehart “A Peek Into Symbolic Dynamics Mathematics Jason Harrington
Andy Sharpe and Thien Truong “The Most Efficient Vehicle” Mathematics Jason Harrington

Thanks to the following faculty members who served as evaluators: Victor Brennan, Patrick Carmichael, Will Clarke, Mike Manlove, Greg Mead, Joyce Merritt, Voara Randrianasolo, Leslie Rios, Robert Sandbach, Fil Smolenski, Bruce Teague.

Focus on Fine Arts

Theater students performed on the Fine Arts Platform on Wednesday, April 17.

Theater Performers

Creative Scholarly Projects

Creative scholarly projects were shown on Wednesday, April 17. Eleven projects were showcased from a variety of disciplines.

The top projects were:

Student Title Discipline Faculty Mentor
Amy Koester “Book of Hours” Humanities Rebecca McKee
Kacie Chasteen “Dominus Illuminatio Mea: A Study of Christian Symbolism Through Stained-glass Style Medium” Humanities Rebecca McKee
Marie Peralta “Little Eli Goes to Pray: A (Pop-Up!) Exploration of Religious Sites and Places of Worship” Humanities Rebecca McKee

Thanks to the following faculty members who served as evaluators: Denise Guerin, Audrey Holt, Bobby Hom, Diana Matthews, Rebecca McKee.

Oral Presentations

Four oral presentations were given on Thursday, April 18.

Oral Presentations

The two top presentations were:

Student Title Discipline Faculty Mentor
Scott Cutshall “The Chrysanthemum and the Yen: The Viability of the Japanese Economy in the Modern World” Humanities Minta Napier
Stanley Pardo “What Caused the 1967 Detroit Riot?” History Bryan Wuthrich

Thanks to the following faculty members who served as evaluators: Richard Dickson, Bobby Hom, Caridad Jimenez.

“In Ten” Play Festival

The “In Ten” ten minute play festival took place from April 18-20 in the Fine Arts Hall.

In Ten Event

The competing plays were:

  • “Unrelated Scenes” by Trace Rucarean (Comic sketches)
  • “The Right Path” by Andre Dennen (A love story)
  • “Time Traveling” by Dylan Tyson (Cleveland time travelers)
  • “The Meaning of Life” by Andre Dennen (An epiphany about life)
  • “Pitching Philosophy” by Sam Richardson (The meaning of the sport for those who play it)

The winning play was Andre Dennen’s “The Right Path.”