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Spring 2019 BA in Liberal Studies Senior Symposium
May 30 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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 the Spring 2019 Senior Symposium. The presentations are listed below:
11:00 a.m. – Kevin Noonan, Death Kitsch: A Field Guide
Join Kevin as he explores the dark side of Kitsch. Arm yourself with the tools to identify the clandestine evil lurking just below the surface of our contemporary aesthetic landscape. Dive deep into the history of Death Kitsch. Familiarize yourself with what Canadian historian Modris Eksteins called “The Beautiful Lie” so you will know it when you see it.
12:00 p.m. – DJ Hanson Epstein, “When You Know Better, You Do Better” – Maya Angelou
Join DJ as he shares how his newly developed lenses have opened new avenues to helping people heal. After years of working in the addictions field, Antioch has inspired him to work with other humans suffering with grief. He will explain how education is not only taking in new information, rather it is to reveal what is already there.
1:00 p.m. – Kimber Sara, Embracing Resilience
Join Kimber to hear about her discoveries and practice of “Mindful Resilience” as a means for deeper listening and embracing change. She has learned through experience how being present and in tune with her emotions and instincts support adaptability and a deeper understanding of the world around her.
2:00 p.m. – Courtney Corbit, Creative Support for Expectant Mothers
Courtney will describe how art therapy may be beneficial for expectant mothers. Often expectant mothers experience mood changes, anxiety, and depression, which can create challenges for development. Through the demonstration of three creative art projects, she will show how art therapy can help expectant mothers express and interpret their emotions.
3:00 p.m. – Marni Swart, Cultivating Community in the Urban Garden
Imagine an urban community where neighbors grow and share fresh food and cooperate with the natural systems that sustain life. Marni will explore the potential of urban gardens and gardening education to aid in restoring our relationship to the soil and building connected communities.
4:00 p.m. – Ross Kling, Defining the Adult Lifespan Through the Domain of Needs
All humans are motivated to satisfy needs that may be distinct and identifiable. Our success or failure to satisfy our needs influences our degree of fulfillment in life. Ross will present a structural framework to describe how needs that fluctuate throughout a lifetime can become defining markers for the study of human development.
5:00 p.m. – Amy Brownell, Checkmate: Enhancing Executive Learning
Join Amy as she takes us on a journey of becoming aware of the diverse needs of children learning. She will demonstrate how she supports executive learning in early childhood development and increases emotional skills through the game of chess, especially for children of African descent.
6:00 p.m. – Jessamy Whitsitt, Grassroots Family Outreach: Creating Opportunities for Teens
Harnessing the power of parent to parent social media, Jess has taken a grassroots approach to bring families into the recruiting process for Crisis Connections Teen Link volunteers & callers. Join Jess as she takes you on a brief look inside the Teen Link experience from a volunteer perspective.
7:00 p.m. – Keleigh Powers, Poetry as Pedagogy
Keleigh Powers explores and illuminates the relationship between creative intermediaries and deeply understanding academic subjects. Keleigh will demonstrate how poetic expression supported her academic journey and her deepened understanding of educational and feminist theory.