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Religion's impact at the

 Winter Olympics


Senior Thesis

It's more than just a senior thesis, it's a journey to combine all the skills I've spent four years learning and refining.

What: An article series and video presentation on the ministry efforts at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Why: The project will identify ways faith groups have shaped their ministry tactics in order to adapt to an ever-changing environment and stay relevant at large main stage events. 

When: February 7 - 17, 2018

Why Fund This Project: This project is unique, and requires funding in order to access individuals participating in and being affected by the ministry. I have been given a small grant to begin, but it does not cover all the costs of the project. Remaining expenses will have to come out of pocket. Support of any amount is greatly appreciated!

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The Researcher

A senior Public Relations major at the University of South Carolina, Madeline is excited to be returning to South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympics. She has received a Magellan Grant for Undergraduate Research for her senior thesis, "God at the Games." While at the Games, she will be freelance writing for the Religion News Service and shooting a mini-documentary.

A seasoned traveler, Madeline has traveled to 5 continents, including living in Sevilla, Spain. Her favorite country is Ecuador, because of the diverse biological environments, the food, and the people. She enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing, and backpacking. Madeline is originally from Greenville, South Carolina, and currently resides in Columbia, S.C.

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