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Student Works Symposium to be Held March 28

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    The Student Works Symposium gives students a chance to present their research in a professional setting.

Event will showcase the work of 130 students from 25 disciplines

Southwestern University students will showcase their talents on Monday, March 28, as the university hosts its 12th annual Student Works Symposium titled “From Every Voice.”

The event begins at 5 p.m. in the Red and Charline McCombs Campus Center. The symposium is an opportunity for students to present research and creative work in a professional atmosphere. The students will show the skills they have acquired in and out of the classroom.

“The symposium serves as a physical display of the breadth and depth of the liberal arts education that students receive at Southwestern,” said Rebecca Eisenberg, senior psychology major and program chair of this year’s symposium.

The symposium will include 114 presentations featuring the work of 130 students from 25 disciplines. Students will show their work through a combination of poser presentations, oral presentations, exhibitions and discussions.

“The diversity of presentations will provide an opportunity for everyone to engage in conversations on thought-provoking topics, to question our own perspectives, and to see the world from a multi-faceted view,” Eisenberg said.

The symposium allows students to gain valuable experience presenting their research and creative works in a professional environment without having to travel to conferences or other such venues. Senior economics and business major Maggie Bishop plans to present her paper, which focuses on how education methods and levels of trade-off that factor into the shrinking income gap between African Americans and Whites.

The symposium will also showcase creative works produced by students and groups on campus. The women of the Kappa Delta Chi sorority − Kristi Lenderman, Alejandra Benitez, Lizette Villarreal, Celia Campos, Francisca Lopez, Audrey Loukoto, Eli Sreniawski, Alyssa Granado and Diana Wakasugi − will have their student-based art exhibited in the Bishops Lounge to create awareness surrounding the femicide in Ciudad Juarez over the past 15 years.

The symposium is free and open to the public. The complete schedule is as follows:

5-6 p.m.           Oral presentations in the Campus Center Ballrooms, Roy B.Shilling, Jr. Room, Margaret Shilling Room, Dan Rather Room and the Merzbach Room

6 p.m.              Introductory Remarks: Rebecca Eisenberg, Program Chair

                        Welcoming Remarks: Jim Hunt, Provost and Dean of the Faculty

                        Performance by Audrey A Olena

                        The Well-Tempered Angklung: The Instrument and Western Scales

                        Performance by Jasmine SayGan

                        A Journey in Music: A Developmental Timeline of a Songwriter

6:15-7 p.m.      Creative Works and Exhibitions in the Sarofim School of Fine Arts Jim and Pat Walzel Lobby

6:45-7:45 p.m. Poster Presentations, Creative Works and Exhibitions in the Bishops Lounge

7:45-9 p.m.      Continuation of Oral Presentations in the Campus Center Ballrooms, Roy B. Shilling, Jr. Room, Margaret Shilling Room, Dan Rather Room and the Merzbach Room

−        Rosalie Bonner

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