Anterior Cruciate Ligaments
By Alexis Jenkins
Alexis Jenkins definitely is very active from the start. Sports have always been her passion; growing up, you could always catch her outside at the softball field playing with her high school, tournament team, or family. This all was until she had an almost career-ending injury occur not just once but twice. Luckily, she could continue to play two years of college softball, but she always wondered why tearing your ACL, also known as your Anterior Cruciate Ligament, was such a big deal. Now years later, she is a Senior here at Millersville studying Sports Journalism. After graduation, she plans to work her way into the ESPN world to eventually become an ESPN Broadcast Journalist.
about the journal
who are we?
At Millersville, undergraduate and graduate research is highlighted at the Made in Millersville annual student conference. The Conference provides a venue for Millersville students to showcase their research and creativity to the campus and surrounding communities. Students can present a paper, perform a spoken word poem, present an art sculpture, discuss a poster, play a musical performance, or the like.
To capture the research and creativity demonstrated at the annual Made in Millersville Conference, Tatiana Pashkova-Balkenhol and Kerrie Farkas co-founded and co-created the Made in Millersville Journal, a conference proceedings journal that aims to do the following:
Contribute to undergraduate research at Millersville by showcasing research and creativity across campus in a digital form and preserving it so that the cycle of scholarly conversation of student work can continue year-round.
Offer student conference presenters a learning experience on how to publish a written summary of their research and creativity for a general audience.
Provide an opportunity for students to serve as interns and editors to gain hands-on practice on how to work in a multidisciplinary team environment and to build pathways to college and their future careers.
The Made in Millersville Journal captures diverse and vibrant student projects presented at the annual Made in Millersville conference. It provides students with a unique learning opportunity as they share their research and creativity with a public audience through the publication process in a digital collection.
The Journal enables the creation of multidisciplinary connections by publishing various disciplinary projects in one place to continue scholarly discussion after the Made in Millersville event.