• Teach-out, MAT in Art Education Thesis Exhibit

      Black, Margaret; Delmonico, Tony; Doke, Ashley; Englehardt, Emily; Kirk, Ben; Jackson, Ryan; Mulcahy, Alicia; Teal, Susan (2020-05-04)
      Artist statements and samples of artwork by the 2020 MAT in Art Education Professional Licensure students.
    • Mid-career Faculty and Integrated Scholarship in Public Comprehensive Universities

      DeFelippo, Anne M.; Dee, Jay R. (2020-05-04)
      Despite heavy teaching loads, some mid-career faculty in public comprehensive universities in our study described how they successfully completed scholarly research by employing integrated scholarship- that for many faculty spontaneously evolved at this time in their career. This unexpected study finding suggests that some faculty intentionally worked on their research to also inform their teaching, and their teaching simultaneously informed their research was first described by Carol Colbeck (1998) in her article titled "Merging in a Seamless Blend: How faculty integrate teaching and research." This paper was to be presented at the AERA Annual Conference in a round-table discussion in San Francisco which was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Monitoring Changes In Microbial Composition And Density In Coastal Marine Waters In Essex County, MA: Part I

      Gordon, Ethel; Fregeau, Mark; Maney, Ted; Brown, Jason; Scottgale, Thomas; Schreiner, Sheila M.; Alachi, Peter (2020-05-04)
      This research tests the hypothesis that periodic assessment of the variety and density of coastal microbes will coincide with the safety or danger of these waters for public use. We will use sterile containers to collect samples from surface water near the Salem State University mussel farm and assess microbes by conventional and genetic reactions. A prolonged study of microbial life in this area may have implications for understanding the impact of current environmental changes.
    • Mary G. Walsh Writing Center: The "Literal" Center for Writing at SSU

      DeCiccio, Al; Nguyen, Justin; Pagan-Suarez, Natalia; Delaney, Marc; Johnson, Devin; Hill, Jacquelyn; Swanton, Molly; Barbagallo, Sal; Hughes, Courtney; Mazares-Monga, Michelle C.; et al. (2020-05-04)
      The Writing Center has changed to offer, not just face-to-face tutoring, but group tutoring, tutoring for multilingual students, tutoring in the high school, tutoring online, course-embedded tutoring, tutoring in professional programs, and tutoring in the Graduate School. Tutors and Coordinators are learning that these developments brand the updated community of practice in the Mary G. Walsh Writing Center as the “‘literal center’ for writing” across the university and the community, just as Michael Pemberton describes in “Rethinking the WAC/Writing Center/Graduate Student Connection.”
    • Coronavirus Explainer

      Sprenkle, Amy B. (2020-05-04)
      As a professor or Microbiology, Biotechnology and Immunology here at Salem State, I’ve been following COVID-19 quite closely, and communicating the details to my students. Here is a brief coronavirus explainer during the time of the pandemic.
    • The Pronunciation Effect On Vocabulary Choices Of Multilingual English Speakers In Oral Discourse

      Bustamante Martinez, Esau I.; Gonzalez, Melanie; Gonzalez, Melanie (2020-05-04)
      Pronunciation and vocabulary are two important elements in English language learning. This pilot study uses a qualitative approach to investigate the relationship between pronunciation and vocabulary choices of multilingual English language learners. In the study six different instruments were used to assess the participant’s pronunciation and their reasons for her vocabulary choices. The results showed that there is a variation in the participant’s pronunciation at the segmental and phonotactic level and her responses indicated that pronunciation has an impact in vocabulary choices as well.
    • Managing Cardiovascular Disease In The Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Population

      Fennel, Jaclyn; Bashir, Mercy (2020-05-04)
      Hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients are a very unique population with an equally unique set of risk factors predisposing them to cardiovascular disease.
    • Improving Healthcare For African American Adult Males Through Barbershop-Based Programs

      Grullon, Sasha; Bashir, Mercy (2020-05-04)
      Healthcare access, perceptions of health based on masculinity ideology and psychological factors are all contributing factors affecting health promoting behaviors in African American men.
    • Becoming A Nurse Just In Time

      Bombino, Kathleen; Williams, Cheryl; Williams, Cheryl (2020-05-04)
      This study examined the implications of nursing student attrition, risk factors for course failure, and proposed utilization of a faculty desktop tool to identify students in need of support to remain academically successful. The Student Academic Success Survey (SASS) tool, developed by the researchers, was used at a local regional state university with 103 students. The SAS tool was not linked with student GPA, however, its utility as an early attrition marker needs further development.
    • The Effect Of Physical Activity In The Elderly With Mild Cognitive Impairment

      Kim-Hodgkins, Olga; Bashir, Mercy (2020-05-04)
      Physical activity can be beneficial to the elderly with mild cognitive impairment.
    • Privatized v. Academic Online Tutoring: A Proposal to Determine the Effectiveness of the Mary G. Walsh Writing Center Compared to Pearson-Smarthinking

      Quackenbush, Will; DeCiccio, Al (2020-05-04)
      This proposal for an experiment (which is part of a larger study) will evaluate the effectiveness of the Mary G. Walsh Writing Center’s online tutoring system when compared to that of Pearson Education’s (known as Smarthinking Online Tutoring). This experiment is primarily interested in discerning which online system (PearsonSmarthinking or that of the Mary G. Walsh Writing Center) can provide the most complete virtual “tutor experience.”
    • The Use Of Melatonin For Insomnia In Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

      Bevan, Brooke; Ackerman, Margaret (2020-05-04)
      Review literature and evidenced based use of melatonin to treat insomnia in people with COPD
    • Evaluation and Development of Salem Generation Games

      Parise, Adam; O'Neill, Shane; Beatrice, Carl; Benguche, Khalill; Calabro, Shawn; Carvalho, Marcus; Castillo, Jaden; Cesare, Matthew; Cifra, Madison; Colman, Ron; et al. (2020-05-04)
      The objective of free mass-participation events hosted by Salem State University (SSU), i.e. the 2016 Wellness U Multisport Festival and the 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 Generation Games, was to involve SSU students studying sport and recreation management in the development and implementation of new sporting event solutions targeting these social concerns. The goal for the 2020 Generation Games was again to get many generations together for a day of fun and games. The Salem 2020 edition offered clinics as well as many other activities and sports. This presentation shares SSU’s experience in implementing the projects, while discussing implications for the community and the university as a whole. Surveys of event participants were collected, yielding suggestions for future endeavors to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of attracting and retaining more participants in free mass-participation events.
    • Reflective Journaling in Nursing Education: An Integrative Review

      Pulliam, Diane; Williams, Cheryl (2020-05-04)
      The purpose of this integrative review is to examine the lived experiences of nursing students in undergraduate nursing schools and highlight the challenges faced by male nursing students in the course of their nursing education and offer strategies for their retention in an academic environment.
    • Should I Be CNOR? Peri Op Nurses Perception About Certification

      Venico, Rener; Williams, Cheryl (2020-05-04)
      Nurses are expected to provide the highest form of nursing care to all patients. Patients are the most important stakeholder in the health care environment. They deserve to receive excellent care from qualified highly trained nurses. Numerous nursing organizations believe that to maintain the highest standard of practice more importantly in a specialty, nurses need to be certified. This study surveyed nurses’ perception of certification. There are various viewpoints on achieving certification among per-operative nurses.
    • Role of Vitamin D in Preventing Falls in Nursing Home Patients

      St. Paul, Mahala; Ackerman, Margaret (2020-05-04)
      Literature review and analysis of best practice for use of Vitamin D to prevent falls in elderly.
    • Preventing Osteoporosis In Postmenopausal Women

      Balla, Blerta; Ackerman, Margaret (2020-05-04)
      Review of literature analyzing best practice for treatment of osteoporosis in post menopausal women.
    • Diabetes Education In School Nurses

      Zichella, Carol; Williams, Cheryl (2020-05-04)
      Increasing incidence of diabetes in youth requires the school nurse to be competent in providing evidence-based nursing care for the management of diabetes in the school setting. The purpose of this project was to evaluate and increase the knowledge and confidence level of school nurses in the care of students with type 1 diabetes. The lack of literature or competencies focused on diabetes management in the school setting led to the development of a curriculum and survey to measure the effectiveness of the curriculum. 15 school nurses participated in the educational offering. Paired sample t-tests demonstrated a statistically significant improvement in diabetes knowledge and confidence in diabetes care. (p<0.01).
    • Latinx Representation in Community Art

      Jordan, Kate; Marshall, Jane; Ruiz, Yvonne (2020-05-04)
      North Shore Community Development Coalition's Punto Urban Art Museum, located in a predominantly Latinx neighborhood in Salem, MA, features permanent art installations that celebrate Latinx culture and community. The art, featured on the brick walls of neighborhood apartment buildings, examines themes of immigration, assimilation, and culture. This photovoice project asks the viewer to look closely at the art to reflect on the modern Latinx experience in Salem and beyond.
    • The Growth Mindset in Nursing Education

      Hall, Justine; Williams, Cheryl; Williams, Cheryl; Williams, Cheryl (2020-05-04)
      Introduction: The growth mindset model has been linked with academic success in disciplines outside of nursing. Growth mindset learners are more likely to believe that intelligence is malleable, remain engaged in learning, persist through challenges, remediate, and have greater academic success. This study examined whether growth mindset nursing students were more engaged in their curriculum, were more persistent (gritty), and their perceptions of belonging in nursing school as opposed to fixed mindset peers. Methods: 102 students from a national database responded to a web-based survey. Results suggested that growth mindset learners were grittier and expressed higher levels of belonging than their fixed mindset colleagues. Implications include a need to consider the integration of the growth mindset model into nursing education.