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April 4 Symposium Gives Students the Opportunity to Showcase Their Work

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    The annual Student Works Symposium gives students the opportunity to showcase their work through poster presentations, oral presentations, performances and exhibitions. (Photo by Shelley Dormont)

13th annual Student Works Symposium will be held from 5-9 p.m.

Southwestern University students will have the opportunity to showcase their work through poster presentations, oral presentations, performances and exhibitions as the university hosts the 13th annual Student Works Symposium Wednesday, April 4.

The symposium, titled “From Every Voice,” will begin at 5 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballrooms. There also will be a special performance by the Southwestern University Trombone Quartet on the Bishops Lounge Patio at noon and a performance by the String Quartet in the Bishops Lounge at 7:30 p.m.

Chrissy Vasquez, a senior religion major who is program chair of the symposium, said the symposium “is a celebration of students’ ability to utilize classroom knowledge to gain understanding of the world and affect change in Southwestern, the community and the world at large.”

The 110 presentations featured this year are the work of 138 students from 20 disciplines. Their work will cover a diverse number of topics that has drawn the students’ interests.

Some of the works will be centered on research that students have presented at conferences around the country. Will Molider and Andrew Cantu’s presentation is titled “Newspaper Portrayals of Home Invasion Robbery.” The two have just returned from presenting their research at a sociology conference in New Orleans with Reginald Byron, assistant professor of sociology.

This symposium offers a chance for students to showcase their projects to their peers and the Georgetown community members who may not have had the opportunity to hear about their work otherwise.

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

12-12:20 p.m.

Performance by Southwestern University Trombone Quartet on the Bishops Lounge Patio

5-6 p.m.

Oral Presentations in the Campus Center Ballrooms, Roy B. Shilling, Jr. Room, Margaret Shilling Room and the Merzbach Room

6 p.m.

Introductory Remarks: Chrissy Vasquez, Program Chair

Welcoming Remarks: Jake Schrum, President of Southwestern University, in the Bishops Lounge

6:10-6:30 p.m.

Creative Works and Exhibitions in the Sarofim School of Fine Arts, Jim and Pat Walzel Lobby (Refreshments Served)

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Poster Presentations, Creative Works and Exhibitions in the Bishops Lounge (Refreshments Served)

7:30-7:45 p.m.

Performance by String Quartet in the Bishops Lounge

7:45-9 p.m.

Continuation of Oral Presentations in the Campus Center Ballrooms, Roy B. Shilling, Jr. Room, Margret Shilling Room and the Merzbach Room

 

Isaac Bernal