The University of Findlay’s 2017 Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, a daylong celebration of stellar and fascinating academic endeavors, will take place on Friday, April 7 at locations throughout campus.
Held annually, the event will include awards ceremonies and alumni speakers in the morning, and oral and poster presentations in the afternoon. Recent and ongoing class projects and research in numerous areas of study, conducted by UF’s inspired undergraduate and graduate students under the direction of expert faculty, will be showcased.
The day’s program will begin with a University Awards Ceremony at 8:30 a.m. at Winebrenner Theological Seminary. Subsequent awards ceremonies for UF’s six colleges will also take place at different venues from 9:30-11:20 a.m.
A total of 45 oral presentations, lasting 20 minutes each, will be given in different Davis Street Building rooms and lecture halls from 1-3:20 p.m. Croy Gymnasium will accommodate 114 poster presentations from 3:30-5:15 p.m. The event will conclude at 5 p.m. with a reception that will include food, a raffle and prizes.
A sampling of specific Symposium activities is as follows:
- The University of Findlay’s annual Founder’s Son and Daughter Awards and athletic Mancuso Award will be handed out at the 8:30 a.m. ceremony.
- Heidi Mercer ’06 will speak at the College of Health Professions awards ceremony at 9:30 a.m. She served in five states for two years in the AmeriCorps Program, and for the past seven years served as a children’s services social worker in England.
- Skylar Cooper will give an oral presentation on melanoma, cervical and colon cancer cell research he has conducted using various types of fungal extracts, at least one of which has shown toxicity. He will speak in Davis Street Building’s Room 1121 at 1 p.m.
- Jacob King will offer a queer and feminist analysis on the “American Horror Story: Hotel” television series and its main character, the Countess, in Davis Room 179 at 3 p.m.
- “Blood Spatter: A Bloody Compass” is the title of a poster presentation by Ashley Stine and Latisha Pipes, who analyzed various blood spatter patterns for crime scene investigation.
- Brittany Schindler’s poster presentation will show the results of her study on attachment theory as it relates to foster care.