The Confluence

Volume 1, Issue 2 (2022)

The Confluence Welcomes Graduate Contributions

In our first issue of the Confluence we focused on the excellent work that our undergraduate students produce and contribute to the worldwide conversations in their fields. Since then, the Confluence editorial board members concluded that we should also feature the work of students from our outstanding graduate programs.

In the spirit of helping all of our students, both undergraduate and graduate, gain real experience, I am proud to include several examples of work from Lindenwood University's graduate students for the first time. I am excited by the scholarship and energy they bring to the pages of the Confluence.

It has been an honor to serve as the Editor of the Confluence under the leadership of the Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities, Dr. Kathi Vosevich, and the Interim Provost/Vice President, Academic Affairs, Dr. Bethany Alden-Rivers and with the tireless dedication of the Editorial Review Board members.

Articles from our first issue have been downloaded hundreds of times in countries around the world. I expect this issue will enjoy the same success and continue to engage our community with scholars from around the world. Congratulations students and faculty on the amazing work you do! I invite all Lindenwood students to submit their scholarly and creative works from every field for our next issue.

Dr. Nichole Torbitzky
Editor, the Confluence



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

Copy Editors

Dr. Susan Edele, College of Arts and Humanities

Artist: Ta’tiana Alonzo

This project is one in a series of digital mixed media artworks. Her goal in creating this project was to further explore the collaboration of analog and digital art techniques by using acrylic paint and digital imaging. In complement of that, her intention was also to reflect her identity as a woman of color while communicating the connection between natural beauty and ethnic femininity. The project manifests as an intersection where her background in traditional visual arts and her studies at Lindenwood University in Art and Design come together.