You are invited to join our BA in Liberal Studies graduating senior students as they present their program research and creative projects for graduation at theSpring 2018 BA in Liberal Studies Senior Symposium.
See below for the schedule of events.
Thursday, August 23, 2018 – Room 202
6:00 p.m. Kayla Seamster: 30 Days Zero Waste
We live in a world made of precious, limited resources where everything is expendable and no one is accountable. The average American produces over four pounds of landfill-bound trash each day. But is it possible to redefine the system? Join Kayla Seamster as she discusses her triumphs and challenges in her attempt to live waste free and send nothing to a landfill for 30 days.
7:00 p.m. – David Mathews: Loss in Life
Losing a significant partner is devastating to the survivor’s emotional and spiritual life, but just as important are the practical tasks one must manage. David Matthews has worked as a hospice volunteer and witnessed the ways survivors suffer after hospice support ends. He details the effects on survivors and demonstrates an assessment checklist he has created for use by anyone anticipating loss or people supporting them.
Thursday, August 30, 2018 – Room 202
3:00 p.m. – Anna Waddell: Resilient Aging
Aging has gotten a bad rap in our society. We are told to fight aging, shamed for wearing our wrinkles, and letting our hair actually show the gray. Anna Waddell walks us through how to let go of societal expectations, and look at stepping into the role of Elderhood, living resiliently, starting at the age we are now.
4:00 p.m. – Yserdia Cornish: Healing Through Symbolic Expression
YSerdia Cornish is interested in the integration of visual arts, symbolic expression and ritual as a process of therapeutic transformation. She believes that attunement with individual creative process fosters deep personal growth, development, and healing. She showcases her visual art produced with an attuned lens, and discusses the value of ritualized art making for communal healing experiences.
5:00 p.m. – Nicole Herron: The Key to Nonprofit Sustainability
Business sustainability is typically examined from a for-profit perspective. Join Nicole Herron as she explores how nonprofit organizations can better achieve true sustainability by more fully engaging their community using Process Authenticity. A seasoned Program Manager, Nicole uses process mapping to illustrate how a Seattle-based non-profit is able to sustain effective, results-oriented impact for over 25 years.
6:00 p.m. – Jill Landback: Poetic Storytelling
Poetry, often called the language of the soul, is a powerful way to tell our stories and give meaning to the complexities of life. Jill Landback shares her original narrative poetry and reflections from her research on the transformational nature of this art form. Along with her poetry, she presents her illustrations to further explore story through images and metaphor in a self-published children’s book.
7:00 p.m. – Hannah Leonardo: Cultivation of Creativity and Flow
Creative block hinders the implementation of creative ideas and the experience of flow. Hannah Leonardo shares her personalized process of experimentation to get past creative block and into flow. The insights gained from her research and creative process are demonstrated through a wide range of media.
8:00 p.m. – Katy Haney: The Secret Life of Emotion
With the amount of symptom overlap among psychological disorders, one thing remains certain: the body and mind are connected and impacted through emotions. Discovering our role as the architect of our emotional experience requires an understanding of the scientific connection between our body, mind, and social reality. Katy Haney shares her healing journey with an eating and anxiety disorder as she has learned to be the architect of her experiences through an emotion constructionist mindset.