Excellence in thought

Annual academic symposium to feature 40 student presentations during review week

Students spend a significant amount of their academic careers conducting research and working on field projects, and Walla Walla University encourages students to showcase their hard work each year at the University Academic Symposium.

The symposium presentations will occur on June 2 from 2-5 p.m. in various areas of the Administration Building, Fine Arts Center, and Peterson Memorial Library. The complete schedule of presentations will be available at 1:30 p.m. in the FAC along with some small finger food.

Dozens of students will present during the three hours. “This year we're making it open to students of all fields, so there will be poster presentations, PowerPoints, readings of creative writing, videos, and even live music compositions,” said Fiona West, UAS planning manager and freshman communications major. “Attendees will be able to get a well-rounded view of the work and research students have done.”

Prefacing Friday’s events, David Bullock, chair of the Department of Communications and Languages, will talk about the forces that drive people to demonstrate scholarship. The plenary speech begins at 7 p.m. on June 1 in the Black Box Theatre at the Canaday Technology Center.

The symposium exemplifies two of the WWU core values—excellence in thought and beauty in expression—by allowing students from every corner of campus to show the results of their time at WWU.

View a list of presenters and presentation times at wallawalla.edu/symposium >

Posted May 23, 2017