Senior Scholars Day 2009
Over 100 Susquehanna University students participated in Senior Scholars Day on April 21. Participating students presented their research, scholarly or creative projects in the form of poster displays, oral presentations, music performances or graphic art exhibits. "This event is an opportunity for senior students to display their highest-level work at their own campus," said L. Terry Winegar, dean of the School of Natural and Social Sciences. "Many of the students have been working on projects all year long and may have presented them at professional conferences or other off-campus locations, but this is their 'home town' showing, just weeks before most of them graduate."
Some of the research presented included "A Comparison of Academic and Relationship Cheating", "Food Insecurity in Sub-Saharan Africa: Domestic Agricultural Policies and United States Assistance", "Habitat Preference and Diversity of Small Mammals on Old Farmland in Central Pennsylvania", and "Examining Anxiety and Depresesion Experienced by Athletes as a Result of a Sports-Related Injury". "Senior Scholars Day is one expression of the highly collaborative and often research-rich experiences that students have at SU. Whether their work is in the sciences, social sciences, business, humanities or arts, what they present represents the outcome of intensive mentoring that supports their best work," said Winegar.
The event concluded with a reception honoring all participants and faculty members.