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Monday: The Impacts of COVID-19

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Celebrating the Research, Creative, and Service Accomplishments of MU Students

Monday April 19, 2021

The global pandemic has impacted the world as we know it in a multitude of ways. These projects and presentations discuss COVID-19 and how it has impacted different industries, human psychology, and society as a whole. Specific projects are in a variety of disciplines including social-emotional learning in students, the film and television industry, local effects in Freehold NJ, virtual speech-language therapies, virtual behavioral animal research, leadership, music, theatre, and violence against women.

Live HawkTalk Presentation

The Impact of COVID-19 from Leadership to Television/Film to Violence against Women in Latin America
2 – 3 p.m.
Moderated by: Dr. Richard Veit, Interim Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Gender Violence in Latin America

  • Katelyn Fabian, Junior, Spanish/Elementary Education
  • Denisse Quintanilla, Junior, Spanish
  • Paola Sosa-Siguenza, Senior, Spanish
  • Natalia Zepeda, Sophomore, Spanish/Secondary Education

From Student to Leader

  • Elissa Scano, Graduate Student, Social Work:

Creating a Marketable Cost Structure for New York Television and Film Production

  • Roman Smith, Senior, Management and Marketing

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MU Players Presents: The Wedding Singer

8 p.m.

MU Players present their annual student produced musical, featuring a celebration of student performers, producers, directors, choreographers and designers; this time on a virtual platform. Students will take four weeks to go through the entire production process, from casting, designing, directing, performing, recording, and editing to make this virtual production happen. Every aspect of the production will be run and produced by students. The final product will showcase how we are able to keep theatre and performance alive in a COVID-19 world. The production will be available to stream from Friday. April 16 to Monday, April 19.

The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, The Wedding Singer’s sparkling new score does for the ’80s what Hairspray did for the ’60s. Just say yes to the most romantic musical in twenty years.

It’s 1985, and rock star wannabe, Robbie Hart, is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party until his own fiancé leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and, unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.”  (source:

Asynchronous Video Presentations


Analysis of Technological Mobile Application Use in the Speech Teletherapy Environment

  • Grace Breslin, Senior, Speech-Language Pathology
  • Shelby Davis, Senior, Public Health
  • Cassie James, Junior, History/Secondary Education

Dancing: The Application of Music Industry Practices

  • Dillon Schindler, Sophomore, Music

Asynchronous Poster Presentations

Unleashing Humane Training & Enrichment Education through Virtual Companion Animal Behavior Clinic

  • Ashley Farrell, Senior, Psychology
  • Cristina Naha, Senior, Psychology
  • Nicholas Quinn, Senior, Psychology

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Strengthening Healthy Child Development (During/Post COVID-19): Research-Informed Approaches to Implementing Social-Emotional Learning in the Classroom

Madison Kutschman, Senior, History/Elementary Education

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Student Contributions on Positive Mental Health & Wellness in their Local Community

Marc Rosamilia, Graduate Student, Education

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