Fruits of Students’ Studies to Take Spotlight at Susquehanna
Published on April 15, 2011
SELINSGROVE—Susquehanna University seniors will present their research and creative projects at Senior Scholars Day on the university campus on April 26. Poster displays, oral presentations, graphic design work and recitals will be offered in the Charles B. Degenstein Campus Center and the Cunningham Center for Music and Art, starting with opening remarks in the former at 11:45 a.m. A closing reception to honor all participants and faculty members will take place at 5:45 p.m. in the Lore Degenstein Gallery.
Poster sessions are scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. in the Degenstein Campus Center’s Mellon Lounge, with oral presentations taking place from 1 to 3 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. in the building’s meeting rooms. Attendees will find musical performances from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Cunningham Center’s Stretansky Concert Hall, while graphic design majors display their work throughout the day in the building’s first floor art wing.
“Senior Scholars Day is Susquehanna University’s annual, on-campus celebration of the outstanding work of our advanced students,” said Terry Winegar, dean of the School of Natural and Social Sciences. “These presentations represent what can be accomplished with dedicated faculty challenging and supporting hard-working students in close-knit academic communities.”
Event organizers anticipate nearly 100 posters and oral presentations this year. A sampling of scheduled presentations includes “Racial Identity and Experiences of Discrimination,” “Winter Diet of the American Mink in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania,” “A New World Order? An Evaluation of China's Potential to be the Next Hegemon,” and “Feasibility of Micro-wind Turbines for Home Use in Central Pennsylvania.”
“Senior Scholars Day makes clear the value of research and scholarly work to our students,” said Provost Carl Moses. “Our faculty create opportunities for students to engage with their disciplines and experience the infectious thrill of discovery and creation. This day celebrates the achievements of all of our scholars who add substance and vibrancy to our community.”
For more information on Senior Scholars Day, please visit http://www.susqu.edu/academics/1013.asp.
Karen M. Jones