Call for Presentations for the 2009 Whalen Academic Symposium


Contributed by Janet Wigglesworth

The 13th annual James J. Whalen Academic Symposium will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2009. This year’s Symposium will be the opening of a two day event for the inauguration of President Tom Rochon.

Please visit the following website to download the form for presentation submission(s):

After filling in the information requested, you can either email the document to Hillary Barrett ( or print out a copy and send it to Hillary Barrett, Administrative Assistant in the Office of the Provost. All submissions must be submitted no later than Monday, March 2nd to facilitate the planning process. To ensure accuracy and clarity, only faculty sponsors should submit this information.

Presentations will be organized by discipline as much as possible or by topic. Both formal and informal presentations such as poster talks are invited. Formal talks should be 15-20 minutes.

We look forward to a gratifying day of student presentations about work done in collaboration with faculty. In the past, projects from honors thesis, independent studies, term papers, and original creative work in the arts including photography and cinema have been presented. It is an exciting day, presenting publicly the essence of the College’s mission—student learning. I look forward to receiving your submissions and another successful Symposium.