Whalen Symposium Celebrates Outstanding Student Research at Ithaca College

ITHACA, NY — Original research and creative works done by Ithaca College students in collaboration with faculty sponsors will be celebrated at the 16th annual James J. Whalen Academic Symposium. Presentations will take place from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, throughout the Campus Center. The symposium is free and open to the public.

Named for the college’s sixth president, the annual event provides students with the opportunity to give oral and poster presentations on their senior and honors thesis projects and independent research, and to show their original creative work in the arts, including writing, music, theater and film.

The symposium will feature more than 240 presentations representing all disciplines, including the following:
• “Politeness Theory in Health Care Decision-Making”
• “MegsRadio: Using Maps to Promote Local Musicians”
• “Soil Organic Carbon in the Ithaca College Natural Lands”
• “The Haves Versus the Have Nots: An International Perspective on Health Care”
• “The Coach, Parent, Athlete Triad: The Motivational Climate and Participation in Youth Sports”
• “Achieving Equilibrium: An Analysis of Maslanska’s ‘A Child’s Garden of Dreams’”

A keynote address, “Looking Beyond the Streetlight: Discovering the Powers of Research,” will be given by William Ressler, assistant professor of strategic communication.

More information and the symposium schedule can be found at www.ithaca.edu/provost/whalensymposium.

Symposium named for James J. Whalen celebrates student research