Schedule of Events

Schedule at a Glance 

4:30-5:00pm Arrival and Check In 

5:00pm Welcome Remarks by Dean Matthew Smith,  

College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences 

5:10pm Introductory Remarks by Distinguished Guest,  

Dr. Paul Hanstedt, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Washington & Lee University, Author of Creating Wicked Students: Designing Courses for a Complex World

Session I: 5:20-6:10pm: Posters and Videos 

CRJU Critical Perspectives on Criminal Justice (Owen), ENGL 112 Critical Reading and Writing in the Digital Age (Cubbison), MKTG 101: Creativity and Innovation (Machin), PHIL 115 Wicked Problems (Fesmire, Zarella), POSC 130 Changing the World (P. Tan), POSC 180 Leadership (T. Tan), SOWK Intro to Social Justice (Rogerson) 

Session II: 6:20-7:10pm: Posters and Videos 

ENGL 112 Critical Reading and Writing in the Digital Age (Cubbison), MKTG 101: Creativity and Innovation (Machin), PHIL 115 Wicked Problems (Fesmire, Keith), POSC 355 Terrorism (P. Tan), INST 101 International Studies (T. Tan), SOWK Intro to Social Justice (Rogerson) 

7:20pm Announcement of “Wickie” Award Winners 

WITH THANKS: The Wicked Festival could not happen without our many partners and supporters on campus. Thanks to Dean Matthew Smith, College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences, for on-going, multi-layered support.  Deep appreciation to Dr. Joe Wirgau, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (OURS), for printing, logistical, and moral support.  Gratitude to Dr. Jean Mistele, Director of the Citizen Leader program (CL), for providing a faculty partner for staff support.  Grateful recognition of the RU Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL) for helping to give birth to the Wicked Festival through faculty development initiatives as well as hosting our distinguished guest, Dr. Paul Hanstedt.  Appreciation to RU alumni for generous financial and technical support for the festival.  Thanks to the Wicked Festival faculty who do these labor-intensive projects to give their students outstanding learning experiences.  Merci to our faculty/retired faculty judges.  Kudos to our Wicked staff and volunteers (shout out to Madison Barnes and Caroline Sapp, CHBS Ambassadors, and the Honors College).  And, lastly, thanks to our Radford students who dove in head first to try to solve some of the world’s thorniest problems.  We couldn’t do it without ALL of you.  

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Session I: 5:20 - 6:10 p.m.

ENGL 112 Critical Reading and Writing in the Digital Age (Professor Laurie Cubbison)

Video Presentations:
  • 1-V1: Rising Coastal Sea Levels– Grace Cauley, Julian Rivera, Miranda Howard, Zach Dip, Danny Meija 
  • 1-V2: Traffic Stop Quotas– Areyana Anstead, Brice Sallade, Caroline Wall, Faith Brumbaugh

CRJU 495 Critical Perspectives in Criminal Justice (Professor Steve Owen)

Poster Presentations: 

  • 1-1: Is the Fentanyl Epidemic Too Far Gone? by Alex Cook, Wellington Dressler, Prophet Magee, Trey Taylor 
  • 1-9: Recidivism by Jake Adams, Stephanie Buckland, Anderson Deleon Vasquez, Matthew Nasatka 
  • 1-17: Innovation in the Combat of Cybercrime by Tyler Hericks, Makaila Lucas, Katie Oliver, Blake Wolff

MKTG 101-01 Creativity and Innovation (Professor Jane Machin)

Poster Presentations: 

  • 1-2: Hunger by Academic Weapons including Aidan Barnes, Foster White, Tyler Martin, Connor McCarthy, and Dylan Collins 
  • 1-10: Mental Health by Shroomies including William Gardner, Kyle Carey, Jaiden Griffith, Ashlee Owens, Nathan Fultz, and Cameron Fyock 
  • 1-18: Homeless by Layers including Kristen Chang, Madelyn Cheney, Ethan Gear, Ava Graham 
  • 1-24: Unity by All the Pieces including Savannah Tindall, Bridget Ward, Serenity Bunch, Roselin Hernandez, Avery Willie, Alexis Gunnell 
  • 1-30: Hunger by Locked In including Mason Forsyth, Nelson Rodas Guerrero, Brianna Goff, Jonas Miller, Robbie Snider 
  • 1-34: Abuse by Jecks Creative including Kayla Gentle, Cassidy Hall, Sasha Klucefski, Jocelyn Ryan, Emma Murdock 
  • 1-38: Mental Health by Team Different including Kyle Zambrana, Kiana Farley (Drayton), Isaiah Hawkins, Hunter Shelton, Grace Angel 
  • 1-41: Clean Energy by Zipped Dawgs including Jerrod Traynham, Jackson Martin, Jonah Bruce, Matthew Crookshank, Charles Nickens, and Ryan Katz 
  • 1-42: Sustainability by Wishful Thinkers including Nakini Bowen, Eddie Mateo Hernandez, Eric Webster, and Jude Henderson 
  • 1-43: Mental Health by Pathways including Alexandra Mendoza-Campos, Anna Fletcher, Jacob Pomerleau, Tara Sbitany, Hanan Abdulla 
  • 1-20: Mental Health by Fantastic Four including Addison Rogers, Mia Cippolini, Kaylee Ligon, Bailey Church 
  • 1:27: Mental Health by Detangle including Da’montay Lett, Jacob Aponte, Sam White, Eli Ayers, Jason Worthington

PHIL 115 Wicked Problems (Professor Steven Fesmire)

Poster Presentations: 

  • 1-3: Who Cares? Student Awareness of Radford University's Sustainability Initiatives by Kaitlyn Lytton, Skylar Gudmundsson, Hayley Bare, Julianne Hall, Kandace McIvor
  • 1-11: Abysmal Agriculture: Unsustainable Farming in America by Ave Parker, Amelia Johnson, Morgan Cheynet, Nick Williams, Mandi Hopper

PHIL 115 Wicked Problems (Professor Michael Zarella)

Poster Presentations: 

  • 1-4: Money Talks: Wealth Inequality in Politics by Jayson Ashcraft, Jonas Miller, Jocelyn Davis, Miranda Linkous 
  • 1-12: Wealthy inequality: Black and White Americans by Raniya Bright and Michaela Lartey-Mingle 
  • 1-19: Mind the Gap: How the Gender Pay Gap Leads to Wealth Inequality by Stefani Stauffacher, Kendal McMullin, Elizabeth Singleton 
  • 1-25: The Abandoned Region: Solving Economic Injustices and Inequality in Appalachia by Rachel Ferrell and Kayla Morin 
  • 1-31: The Sickness of Wealth Inequality by Bella Smith and Jordan Stuck 
  • 1-35: Disability in the American Economic Hierarchy: Apparently It’s Hard to be a Disabled American by Jude Elgart and Dominika Butler 
  • 1-39: Healthcare Crisis: The Affordability of Healthcare in the United States by Jack Hauser, Tessa Haas, Alayna Thomas

POSC 130 Changing the World (Professor Paige Tan)

Poster Presentations: 

  • 1-7: Preparing in Case of an Active Shooter on Campus by Caroline Sapp, Gaby Jackman, Liam Werner, Analeia Farmer 
  • 1-15: Countering Polarization at Radford (and Beyond!) by Corey Burgess, Evan Anderson, Riley Willis, Maggie Broadhead 
  • 1-22: RU Safe (Domestic Violence) by Samantha Turner, A'Mya Holland, Zora Comer, Emily Fear 
  • 1-28: Preventing Sexual Assault on Campus with Cup Condoms by Madison Waugh, Lauren Shapiro, John Russo, Jonathan Arhin 
  • 1-32: Radford Has STDs: Students Transcending Disease by Grace Herritage, Brianna Holland, Matt Gerber, Sean Mahan 
  • 1-36: FAFSA Accessibility by Jordan Moore, Jamie Williams, Kelsey Ryan, Alexandra Reid

POSC 180-01 The Art and Science of Leadership (Professor Tay Keong Tan)

Poster Presentations: 

  • 1-5: Prejudice by Rachael Bruce, Olivia Cadora, Yoharys Calixto, Jack Campbell
  • 1-13: Stereotypes by Riley Campbell, Julia Churchill, Matthew Collins, Gail Dick
  • 1-26: Xenophobia by Mariana Fernandez, Makeba Hallowell, Maya Hickey, Gabriela Jackman

POSC 180-02 The Art and Science of Leadership (Professor Tay Keong Tan)

Poster Presentations: 

  • 1-6: Xenophobia Demyle Hanna, Megan Hardy, Becca Holcombe,
  • 1-14: Islamophobia by Levi Hylton, Ray Ingegneri, Nicholas Jones, Aiden Meritt
  • 1-21: Homophobia by Megan Moezie, Janelle Muscat, Lisa Nice, Paige Olson-Sanchez

SOWK 220-01 Intro to Social Justice (Professor Christine Rogerson)

Poster Presentations: 

  • 1-8: Mental Health by Amber Grow 
  • 1-16: Children’s Mental Health by Jakob Hancock 
  • 1-23: NA 
  • 1-29: Racial Inequalities in the Judicial System by Jared Lawson 
  • 1-33: Homelessness & Access to Health Care by Lily Johnson 
  • 1-37: Men’s Mental Health Crisis by Kasey Sizemore 
  • 1-40: Sexual Assault by Taylor Trent
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Session II: 6:20-7:10 p.m.

ENGL 112 Critical Reading and Writing in the Digital Age (Professor Laurie Cubbison)

Video Presentations: 

  • 2-V1: Opioid Epidemic by Carter Horton, Sierra Czimadea, Sam McKnight
  • 2-V2: Social Media by Anandhu Shaji, Eli Maxon, Rebecca Narkinsky, Hansy Velasquez

INST 101-01 Understanding the World (Professor Tay Keong Tan)

Poster Presentations: 

  • 2-1: Climate Change and Population Growth in 2100 by Joey Desantis, Katherine Eberhardt, Ricky Farrell, Matthew Gerber
  • 2-11: A World with Serial Pandemics by Travis Giraldi, Rose Guillaume, Cayden Guinther, Grace Herritage
  • 2-22: World War III by Brianna Holland, Addison Howard, Madeline Kemp, Russell Kennedy

MKTG 101-02 Creativity and Innovation (Professor Jane Machin)

Poster Presentations: 

  • 2-2: Education by the Wise Guys including Vidal Bonds, Sterling Jamison, Cody/Kristian Lampkin, Nathan Mathew 
  • 2-3: Trauma by Shatter including Jack May, Brett Meacham, Aimee Gregory, Juliana Hill, Taylor French
  • 2-4: Hunger/Poverty by Power Glide including Marc Dugas, Charlie Olnhausen, Richard Havens, Aro Rakotoarivony, Meraiah Cavazos
  • 2-4: Hunger/Poverty by Power Glide including Marc Dugas, Charlie Olnhausen, Richard Havens, Aro Rakotoarivony, Meraiah Cavazos
  • 2-13: Poverty by the Five Cents including Caleb Martin, Will Dozier, Joshua Labasky, Dustin Lewis, Jake Weiss
  • 2-14: Mental Health including Alexandra Reid, Ezra Blank, Rocio Ramos Arias
  • 2-23: Mental Health by Level Up including Alyssa Sternbeck, Max Fletcher, Makenzie Robinette, Natalie Surma
  • 2-24: Mental Health by Pressure including Jeremiah Underwood, Zachary Collins, Joey Johnson, Tehya Littlejohn, Shawnda Dennis
  • 2-32: Education by Adorable Learning including Ashley Davis, Ainsley Jones, Cody Kellem, Jamal Browne, De’marrión Richerson
  • 2-33: Sustainability by Simple Living including Lauren Beckner, Pernell Cannon, Allyson Hall, Samar Rafi, Alexis Tjader
  • 2-40: Climate Change by Team Typers including James Wood, Benjamin Mitchell, Julie Elover, Zach Harman
  • 2-41: Clean Energy by Stronghold including Antonin Chateau, Oriane Closset, Alec Smith, Jason West

PHIL 115 Wicked Problems (Professor Steven Fesmire)

Poster Presentations: 

  • 2-5: The Capitol Riot: A Bipartisan Storm by Sydney Monachello, Luke Calveric, Madison Godudi, Aaliyah Hall
  • 2-15: Buy, Buy, Buy: The Environmental Disaster of Fast Fashion by Jada Freeman, Katelyn Lafon, Audrey Cowden, Rebecca Welker, Alana Spens

MKTG 101-01 Creativity and Innovation (Professor Jane Machin)

Poster Presentations: 

  • 1-2: Hunger by Academic Weapons including Aidan Barnes, Foster White, Tyler Martin, Connor McCarthy, and Dylan Collins 
  • 1-10: Mental Health by Shroomies including William Gardner, Kyle Carey, Jaiden Griffith, Ashlee Owens, Nathan Fultz, and Cameron Fyock 
  • 1-18: Homeless by Layers including Kristen Chang, Madelyn Cheney, Ethan Gear, Ava Graham 
  • 1-24: Unity by All the Pieces including Savannah Tindall, Bridget Ward, Serenity Bunch, Roselin Hernandez, Avery Willie, Alexis Gunnell 
  • 1-30: Hunger by Locked In including Mason Forsyth, Nelson Rodas Guerrero, Brianna Goff, Jonas Miller, Robbie Snider 
  • 1-34: Abuse by Jecks Creative including Kayla Gentle, Cassidy Hall, Sasha Klucefski, Jocelyn Ryan, Emma Murdock 
  • 1-38: Mental Health by Team Different including Kyle Zambrana, Kiana Farley (Drayton), Isaiah Hawkins, Hunter Shelton, Grace Angel 
  • 1-41: Clean Energy by Zipped Dawgs including Jerrod Traynham, Jackson Martin, Jonah Bruce, Matthew Crookshank, Charles Nickens, and Ryan Katz 
  • 1-42: Sustainability by Wishful Thinkers including Nakini Bowen, Eddie Mateo Hernandez, Eric Webster, and Jude Henderson 
  • 1-43: Mental Health by Pathways including Alexandra Mendoza-Campos, Anna Fletcher, Jacob Pomerleau, Tara Sbitany, Hanan Abdulla 
  • 1-20: Mental Health by Fantastic Four including Addison Rogers, Mia Cippolini, Kaylee Ligon, Bailey Church 
  • 1:27: Mental Health by Detangle including Da’montay Lett, Jacob Aponte, Sam White, Eli Ayers, Jason Worthington

PHIL 115 Wicked Problems (Professor Heather Keith)

Poster Presentations: 

  • 2-6: Building a Better Tomorrow: How Students Can Be More Sustainable by Madison Canterbury, Shay Clements, Kaylee Tieche, Shy Woods
  • 2-16: Eating Waste: Increasing the Sustainability of Radford University Dining by Tucker Agee, Madison Drees, Alyssa Estell, Nick McCumsey 
  • 2-25: Changing Times: Movement Toward Renewable Energy in Radford by Owen Clark, Emily Friar, Brieanna Huffman, Rachael Linkous 
  • 2-34: Radford University Energy by Cole Daniels, Natalie Jones, Athena Smith 
  • 2-42: Foodies for Thought: A Look into the Effects of and Potential Solutions for Food Insecurity in SWVA by McKenzie Cheynet, Sophie Crawford, Abby Harrigan, Anika Thompson
  • 1-10: Mental Health by Shroomies including William Gardner, Kyle Carey, Jaiden Griffith, Ashlee Owens, Nathan Fultz, and Cameron Fyock 

POSC 355 Global Terrorism (Professor Paige Tan)

Poster Presentations: 

  • 2-7: Afghan-based terrorism by Rob Borman, Jake Shelek, Rafael Parra 
  • 2-8: Anti-LGBTQ terrorism by Madison Waugh, Cosmo Richmond 
  • 2-9: IS-Egypt by Hunter Cole, Makayla Fields 
  • 2-17: Far Right Terror in Germany by Brianna Brown, Lexi Parrish, Alexis Tjader 
  • 2-18: JNIM-West Africa by Rashad Vaughn, Ivet Saiz Costa 
  • 2-19: ISIS-Mozambique by Colin McHale, Nick Robinson 
  • 2-26: Somalia’s Al-Shabaab by Jordan Frye, Ceara Richards 
  • 2-27: Turkey’s PKK by Addi Barnard, Cade Campbell 
  • 2-28: IS-Philippines by Charity Wilson, Brooke Blevins 
  • 2-35: Left-wing Terror in the US by Addison Groth, Jackson Frye, Richard Tisinger 
  • 2-36: Patriot Militia Terror in the US by Corey Burgess, Bailey Ramsey, Serena Prillaman 
  • 2-37: White Nationalist Terror in the US by Tatiana Tshibuyi, Anna Craft 
  • 2-43: ISIS Threat to the US by Kameela Owens, Isabelle Mazariego, Kaysee Mennell 
  • 2-44: Yemen’s AQAP by Omar Smith, Spencer Wright

PHIL 115 Wicked Problems (Professor Michael Zarella)

Poster Presentations: 

  • 1-4: Money Talks: Wealth Inequality in Politics by Jayson Ashcraft, Jonas Miller, Jocelyn Davis, Miranda Linkous 
  • 1-12: Wealthy inequality: Black and White Americans by Raniya Bright and Michaela Lartey-Mingle 
  • 1-19: Mind the Gap: How the Gender Pay Gap Leads to Wealth Inequality by Stefani Stauffacher, Kendal McMullin, Elizabeth Singleton 
  • 1-25: The Abandoned Region: Solving Economic Injustices and Inequality in Appalachia by Rachel Ferrell and Kayla Morin 
  • 1-31: The Sickness of Wealth Inequality by Bella Smith and Jordan Stuck 
  • 1-35: Disability in the American Economic Hierarchy: Apparently It’s Hard to be a Disabled American by Jude Elgart and Dominika Butler 
  • 1-39: Healthcare Crisis: The Affordability of Healthcare in the United States by Jack Hauser, Tessa Haas, Alayna Thomas

SOWK 220-02 Intro to Social Justice (Professor Christine Rogerson)

Poster Presentations:
  • 2-10: LGBTQ+ Rights by Brianna Breeding and Eriana Carter 
  • 2-20: Working Together to Reduce Black Maternal Mortality by Claire Biscardo 
  • 2-21: Homophobia by Stephanie Hill 
  • 2-29: Health Care Inequality By Mary Joy 
  • 2-30: Why is Free Health Care Beneficial by Logan Marsolek 
  • 2-31: Men’s Mental Health by Joshua Miller 
  • 2-38: The Impact of Poverty by Juliane Ragin 
  • 2-39: ADHD by Lauren Wilburn 
  • 2-45: Mental Health by Mackenzie Williams 
  • 2-46: Homeless Fathers by Emma Mattick