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Susquehanna University Seniors to Present Scholarly Work

Published on April 9, 2010

SELINSGROVE–Susquehanna University seniors will continue a decades-long tradition when they present their research and creative projects at Senior Scholars Day on the university campus. The April 20 event in the Charles B. Degenstein Campus Center, Weber Chapel Auditorium, Lore Degenstein Gallery and the Cunningham Center for Music and Art will begin at 11:45 a.m. with opening remarks 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 musical performances. Oral presentations are scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Degenstein Campus Center meeting rooms, with poster sessions taking place from noon to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the building’s Mellon Lounge. Sixteen students will offer musical performances from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Weber Chapel Auditorium, and graphic design majors will display their work throughout the day in the first floor art wing of the Cunningham Center.

“The work presented at Senior Scholars Day is usually the culminating work a student has done in his or her primary area of study,” said L. Terry Winegar, dean of the School of Natural and Social Sciences. “As such, it reflects not only four years of study in a discipline, but often a year or longer of work on a particular project. As one faculty member put it, ‘They enter as students; they leave as collaborators.’”

Event organizers anticipate more than 50 posters and more than 20 oral presentations. A sampling of scheduled presentations includes “The Feasibility of Alternative Energy Sources for Snyder County, Pennsylvania,” “The Faith Journey and Mentorship of Young Adults,” “Generational Change Through the Railroad in Sayre, Pennsylvania 1900-1940,” and “Are Pitbulls the New Black Men?”

For more information on Senior Scholars Day, please visit www.susqu.edu/academics/1013.asp.

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.


Karen M. Jones

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