Lindenwood’s Journal of Student Scholarship is an online, interdisciplinary student journal. The mission of The Confluence is to promote high quality research and scholarship among undergraduate and graduate students by showcasing exemplary work and by fostering mentor/mentee relationships between faculty and students. In keeping with the strong tradition of real experience, real success, The Confluence also provides a forum for students to become actively involved in the writing and publication process.
See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.
Current Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2 (2023)
Welcome to the Confluence
Lindenwood University is proud to publish our Spring 2022-2023 issue of the Confluence. In the wake of COVID-19, several of our students conducted the first of what will surely be extensive research on the pandemic and its effects. These articles highlight how COVID-19 affected the lives of our students and spurred them to look closely at a problem, devise a solution, and contribute to their ideas and work to the benefit of our wider community. This issue also features articles that engage with other areas that deeply affect the lives of our students: race, gender, and environmental well-being. These articles represent a cross-section of disciplines at Lindenwood and the excellent work our students produce. They embody Lindenwood’s vision of developing innovative, relevant, and forward-thinking students
Six Feet Apart: A Deeper Look at the Psychological Effects of COVID-19
Ellen M. Komp and Stephanie Afful
Integrating Art and Design with Environmental Science
Laura D. Hinson
Beyond Blackface: Minstrel Shows in Modern Day America
Dr. Nichole Torbitzky, Lindenwood University
Editorial Review Board
Professor Andrew Millians, College of Arts and Humanities
Dr. Sara Bagley, College of Science Technology and Health
Dr. Gaurango Banerjee, Plaster College of Business and Entrepreneurship
Dr. Melissa Elmes, College of Arts and Humanities
Dr. Tonya Thompson, College of Education and Human Services
Dr. Kate Tessmer, College of Science, Technology and Health
Dr. Nicholas Wintz, College of Science Technology and Health
Dr. Megan Woltz, College of Science Technology and Health
Dr. Susan Edele, College of Arts and Humanities
Katherine Townsend, College of Arts and Humanities
Fire at Day
About the Author/h5>
Mary Weinhold is currently a freshman at Lindenwood University. Her major is web design with a psychology minor. In her time here at LU she has made two websites and in the Adobe Photoshop certification class, along with a mockup for another website. Over her lifetime, she has done many different forms of art including traditional and digital. Most recently, she has been focusing on computer based art for her classes but still loves to do traditional art when she can. She soon hopes to be certified in both Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
About the Art
This was an assignment that was for my Adobe Certification in Photoshop class. We had to take a picture and use filter layers to turn it into something different. My brain at this time was only thinking I wanted to do something with a sunset because of it being a more peaceful thing to look at. The twist I added for the assignment was to make it look like the sky was burning and the tress were on fire, taking it from tranquil to chaotic. I feel like this can really describe many people especially artist to a degree because of our chaotic yet organized natures.