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Susquehanna University Seniors Present Scholarly Work

April 13, 2009

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Susquehanna University seniors will continue a nearly 32-year tradition when they present their research and creative projects at Senior Scholars Day on the university campus. The April 21 event in the Charles B. Degenstein Campus Center and the Cunningham Center for Music and Art will begin at 11:45 a.m. with an opening session and end with a reception at 5:45 p.m. to honor all participants and faculty members.

Attendees will be treated to a mix of presentations, including poster displays, public speaking, artistic exhibits and performances. Oral presentations will be scheduled every 20 minutes in the afternoon in the Degenstein Campus Center meeting rooms. Musical performances will be offered in the Cunningham Center for Music and Art, with graphic design majors displaying their artwork in the building’s first floor art wing.

“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.”

Event organizers anticipate more than 50 posters and more than 20 oral presentations. A sampling of scheduled presentations includes “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 Depression 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.
Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college that prepares students for achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, interconnected world. Academic excellence, study and service learning abroad, student-faculty collaboration, and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. Susquehanna students come from 30 states and 12 countries, and more than 90 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation. The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers. For more information, visit www.susqu.edu

Contact: Karen Jones

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