Below is a list of presentations that are scheduled for this year's HRE Senior Symposium.

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Misunderstood by American Society: Is Bipolar Disorder a Social Stigma?
Location: Phillips Hall, Room 113
Time: 7:00 PM
H. Nagle
Presentation: This presentation will discuss issues related to individuals with bipolar disorder. How these individuals are received by society, some of the feelings they have about themselves, how they view their own condition, and some of the obstacles they encounter living with this condition will be presented.
Evaluator: Ms. Jeanine Martin
Convicted Felons: Their Transition ino the Work-Force
Location: Phillips Hall, Room 114
Time: 7:00 PM
U. Harrison
Presentation: This presentation will discuss societal and employer views on the reentry of convicted felons into the American culture. How released convicted felons can gain meaningful employment and education, plus how felons can request pardons, record expunges, and have their legal records sealed will be presented and discussed.
Evaluator: Mr. Derek Caudle
Where It's Cool to Drool and Sit Happens - Motivations of Young Adult Female Volunteerism in Animal Rescue
Location: Phillips Hall, Room 116
Time: 7:00 PM
K. Evans
Presentation: This presentation will cover the role of companion animals in todays society, the motivations of young female volunteers in the animal rescue sector, as well as future trends and perspectives with female volunteerism.
Evaluator: Ms. Jodi Crotty
Drawing Attention to the Impact of Social Media on the Employee Recruitment Process: An Organizational Strategy for Human Resource Management
Location: Phillips Hall, Room 117
Time: 7:00 PM
R. Pecoraro
Presentation: This presentation will help participants better understand the impact of social media in the employee recruitment process. What is social media? How has the evolution of social media affected the employee recruitment process? What are the implications and ethical consideration with the use of social media in a professional environment? Participants will become aware of the significance of social media, how businesses are utilizing social media to streamline the employee recruitment process, and important things businesses need to be aware of when using social media as a recruitment tool.
Evaluator: Ms. Leigh Ayers
Teen Suicide: A Permanent Solution to a Temporary Problem
Location: Phillips Hall, Room 215
Time: 7:00 PM
P. Warren
Presentation: Teenage suicide is a serious epidemic; however, it is not a new problem! This presentation will demonstrate that teen suicide is in fact growing at alarming rates. Behavioral, psychological, and social reasons supporting this issue will be presented.
Evaluator: Ms. Amelia Burnette
The Necessity of Synergy In The Workplace
Location: Phillips Hall, Room 216
Time: 7:00 PM
J. Walker
Presentation: Workplace synergy will be presented via a personal model that addresses the advantages and disadvantages of a team oriented approach to efficiency. Attitude, collaboration, effective communication, and social competency will be discussed.
Evaluator: Ms. Kristy Dudley
The Framework of Sponsorship
Location: Phillips Hall, Room 217
Time: 7:00 PM
T. Eggleston
Presentation: To determine if sponsorship in this new age of marketing has an effect on how individuals perceive events and brand image, a framework has been researched and developed to show the different aspects that do impact consumer thoughts and actions. Research looks deep into image transfer and other congruence effects to study the causes and implications of sponsorship and its role in society. Cases are examined which show both the positive and negative effects that sponsorship attribution can have on different brands. Cognitive objectives are hypothesized, tested, and studied to illustrate why individuals form relationships with different factors in relation to sponsorship.
Evaluator: Dr. Allen Goedeke
Disordered or Disruptive in the Workplace? The Five-Factor Model's Prediction of Personality Disorders and Maladaptive Traits
Location: Phillips Hall, Room 218
Time: 7:00 PM
B. Butterworth
Presentation: The assessment of maladaptive behaviors and abnormal personality traits associated with Personality Disorders and how it affects the individual’s social and occupational functioning along with workplace effectiveness. The Five-Factor Model of Personality is further reviewed to rate its potential in properly predicting these personality traits found in the ever popular Cluster B disorders: Borderline, Antisocial, Narcissistic, and Histrionic. Currently, there is much criticism concerning the validity of this assessment tool to accurately pinpoint these excessive traits using its domain and facet level means.
Evaluator: Ms. Brooke Beeson
Celebrity Endorsers
Location: Phillips Hall, Room 220
Time: 7:00 PM
C. Michno
Presentation: This paper explores the negative and positive effects of celebrity endorsers as a marketing strategy. It also examines the cultural effect that celebrity endorsements have on society. Companies may be at significant risk when signing a celebrity endorser, but is it worth the reward? With today’s social media outlets, the connection between celebrity and consumer is stronger than ever. The use of celebrity endorsers as a marketing strategy is one of the top ways to earn brand recognition.
Evaluator: Ms. Rhonda Glenn
Succession Planning: How to replace Steve Jobs in the Apple Corporation
Location: Phillips Hall, Room 221
Time: 7:00 PM
A. Realon
Presentation: Succession planning is critical for continued existence of an organization amidst leadership transitions. With the investment of strong succession planning, an organization does not necessarily falter in transition, and can even thrive. Since the nature of transitions is turbulent; the stability of an organization whilst changing from one leader to the next can be threatening. This presentation will examine succession planning strategies, and look at the Apple Corporation as a case example of how succession planning could work in a business setting.
Evaluator: Ms. Janice Buxton
Sexual Addiction: Disease or Excuse for Hypersexual Behavior?
Location: Phillips Hall, Room 222
Time: 7:00 PM
Q. Little
Presentation: The physiological and psychological factors that contribute to sex addiction will be presented. Treatment opportunities and behavioral modification methods clarify and address this issue. The need to break the stigma associated with sex addiction will be discussed.
Evaluator: Ms. Amy Galbraith
The Positive Attribution of Job Satisfaction within the Workplace
Location: Phillips Hall, Room 223
Time: 7:00 PM
M. Avalos
Presentation: Employee motivation has become more critical in today’s economic climate and the best leaders know their employees, develop their skills, and use meaningful incentives to deal effectively with their performers. In this presentation, participants will explore how job satisfaction affects morale and productivity in the workplace, from training strategies, hiring through social media, to cutting benefits in a struggling economy. An emphasis on positive reinforcement as a necessity to tying in soaring ranks of employee satisfaction will be discussed.
Evaluator: Mr. Ryan Nance
Elder Abuse: Protecting American Senior Citizens
Location: Phillips Hall, Room 113
Time: 7:30 PM
C. Barren
Presentation: American senior citizens today are being abused and mistreated. Elder abuse is not often reported, so it is important to inform American society that elder abuse is not a myth but a reality. Elder abuse occurs frequently, even by family care givers, and often cases that have occurred in nursing homes are not reported. Reporting suspected cases of elder abuse to the proper authorities will help protect American elders from living in isolation and fear; therefore, strengthening public awareness of elder abuse in our society will be presented.
Evaluator: Ms. Leigh Ayers
Fundraising: The Difference Between Funds and Failure
Location: Phillips Hall, Room 114
Time: 7:30 PM
A. Pettiford
Presentation: This presentation will highlight the necessity and value of establishing multiple financial resources in order to sustain a nonprofit organization. Research will reveal who givers are and how to expand a nonprofit donor base. Because fundraising is essential to most nonprofit organizations; a knowledgeable fundraiser is essential to bring donors and funding to the organization.
Evaluator: Ms. Janice Buxton
Women Empowered for Success through Microenterprise Initiatives: Economic Development in Third World Countries
Location: Phillips Hall, Room 116
Time: 7:30 PM
J. Meriwether
Presentation: This presentation introduces participants to the methods and ideas of microenterprise initiatives, and how these initiatives work to bring women in third world countries out of poverty. The Grameen Bank in Bangladesh is described as an example and illustration for potential economic development. Participants come to understand the argument that economic development is not the same as empowerment for women, and that microenterprise programs do not address the cultural and societal issues that keep women in poverty. Participants will also discover that although immediate change and empowerment are not effected, microenterprises institute a generational change that promises long-term transformation.
Evaluator: Ms. Krista Hultgren
The Effect of the Rap Music Culture on Generation Y
Location: Phillips Hall, Room 117
Time: 7:30 PM
J. Rorie
Presentation: This presentation will compare and contrast the effects of the rap music culture on fashions, disciplines, and decision of American people born since the 1970s. The effect of rap music on possible cognitive restructuring will be discussed.
Evaluator: Ms. Kristy Dudley