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Celebration of Learning and Symposium Day 2014

The Celebration of Learning will be Augustana's third Symposium Day for 2013-14. It will take place on May 7.

This annual event gives students the opportunity to share their scholarly and creative work and be a part of a campus-wide community of learners. Students are invited to submit proposals for presentations, posters, and performances.

New this year: Student presentations and performances will run concurrently with faculty panels on scholarship and teaching. Featured student, faculty, and alumni speakers will be scheduled throughout the day.

The Celebration of Learning began a student research symposium in 1997, and is the result of hundreds of hours of collaborative work between students and faculty members.

For more information, contact Dr. Margaret Farrar, associate dean, (309) 794-7313.

9-9:50 a.m.

Creative writing readings I, Old Main Forum (second floor)

10-10:50 a.m.

Creative writing readings II, Old Main Forum (second floor)

9:30-10:45 a.m.

Research poster presentations, Gävle Room, Center for Student Life (fourth floor)
(Detailed schedule and descriptions)

10:30 a.m.-noon

Senior art show and presentations, Teaching Museum of Art (Centennial Hall)
(About the exhibit and artists)

11 a.m.

Featured presentation I , Olin Auditorium, Dr. Gregory Tapis, business administration: "The Liberal Arts: Providing a Foundation for Diversity, Integration, and Synthesis in an Ever Changing World"

11 a.m.-noon

Concurrent presentations, session I, Hanson Hall of Science, Old Main, Olin Center
(Detailed schedule and descriptions)

12:15-1:15 p.m.

Senior art history curated exhibition and presentation, Augustana Teaching Museum of Art (Centennial Hall)
(About the exhibit and artists)

12:15 p.m.

Featured presentation II, Olin Auditorium, Joshua Malone '14, film and discussion: "Taking the Initiative"

12:15-1:15 p.m.        

Concurrent presentations, session II, Hanson Hall of Science, Old Main, Olin Center
(Detailed schedule and descriptions)

1:30 p.m

Featured presentation III, Olin Auditorium, Douglas Peters ’13: "On the Shoulders of Giants: A Young Graduate’s Take on What Science Can Gain from the Liberal Arts"

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Concurrent presentations, session III , Hanson Hall of Science, Old Main, Olin Center
(Detailed schedule and descriptions)

2:45 p.m.

Featured presentation IV, Olin Auditorium, Dr. Sharon Varallo, Communication Studies: "Time for Learning, Time for Life:  How Does Cultural Time Orientation Influence Education?"

2:45-3:45 p.m.

Concurrent presentations, session IV, Hanson Hall of Science, Old Main, Olin Center
(Detailed schedule and descriptions)

4 p.m.

Ice cream social, on the Quad outside the Olin Center

5 p.m.

"Finding your Future Career," Andreen Hall (basement). To conclude Symposium Day, faculty mentors will present a panel discussion for all students: "Finding your Future Career." Faculty will answer academic questions such as how to go about picking a major, get an internship, apply to graduate school and more.