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Come and hear Professor Sean Eversley Bradwell, Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, will speak about research and the Ithaca experience with a presentation titled:  "Show and Prove:  Moving From What Students Know to Student Constructions of Knowledge” on Thursday, April 10 at 8:45 am in Emerson A, Campus Center.

Show your support for your classmates, fellow students, and colleagues who represent the Martin Luther King and Park Scholars programs, as well as over 150+ sessions of presentations, including 9 musical and theatre performances, and over 50+ student poster presentations by attending from 9:25 AM – 3:30 PM in the Campus Center.  The noon-hour session will feature finalist presentations for the Whalen Symposium Awards.  There will also be a closing session, featuring the awards ceremony which will begin at 3:30 pm.

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To view the complete schedule, go to the Whalen Symposium website.


 The Symposium will feature over 200 presentations of research, creative writing, and more, representing all disciplines, including the following selections (click the links to view the abstracts):

Translingualism: Gustavo Perez Firmat's Self-Expression of Hybridity by Thomas Conners;

Angels, Demons and the Rest of Us – A Musical Performance by Jacob Minter and Benjamin Viagas;

Re-Imagining Medea – A Theatre Performance by Marisa Andrews;

A Way Out or a Different Way In?: A Look at the Role of Soccer in Ecuador and Ghana by Martin Luther King Scholar -  Candace Burton;

Alcohol Consumption: Athletes vs Non-athletes by Kristin Enty;

Effect of an 8-week Neuromuscular Training Program on Landing Mechanics in High School Cheerleaders by Caroline Coleman, Tyler Edwards, Joseph Weber, David Wolcott

American Dream for Whom? Exploring the Long-term Impacts of Stop and Frisk Encounters on Young Men in New York City by Matt Orama;

The Influence of Social Media on Hiring Practices by Sarah Grant, Katelyn Madison, Deborah Moran, Christina Nance, Abi Piechnik; and

The History and Current State of the Effect of Homosexuality on Child Custody Cases in Mississippi by Chelsea Ireland

                                          Whalen Symposium

  • 8:45 – 9:15 am - Opening Ceremony/Keynote Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell
  • 9:25 – 10:40 am - Sessions 1 & 2
  • 10:50 – 12:05 pm - Sessions 3 & 4
  • 12:10 – 1:00 pm Session 5 – Finalists for Awards
  • 1:10 – 2:25 pm - Sessions 6 & 7
  • 2:35 – 3:10 pm - Session 8
  • 3:30 – 4:00 pm  Closing Reception & Award Ceremony


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