Students present at the ninth annual Cabrini Academic Symposium

By Abigail Keefe
April 29, 2015

Se’Quia Bailey presenting at the symposium

Once a year, the campus comes together to exhibit their scholarly achievements and findings.

Topics from Kony to Overfishing were covered at Cabrini’s ninth annual Academic Symposium, which was held in both the Dixon center and the classrooms of Founders Hall.

Of the many presentations showcased at the event, the 2012 incidents with Kony, which are still in effect today, was covered.

Students participate in the Cabrini Symposium

Regarding this issue, a sophomore business major shared his views on social media’s engagement on large issues and how they tend to be short-term trends.

“How social media engages people like this does and then how people forget about it after the trend dies is one issue in today’s society,” said Mohammed Koneh regarding his presentation on Kony 2012.

The Cabrini Symposium was held on Tuesday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event portrayed a poster, oral and graduate student segment throughout the day, which covered all majors and a wide variety of important issues.

Associate professor in the communication department, Dr. John Cordes, along side associate professor of graduate education, Dr. Michelle Szpara, co-chaired the symposium.

The symposium consisted of over 150 posters, as well as 175 students, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for the first part of the day in Dixon. The afternoon portion of the day consisted of oral presentations from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. within three sessions in Founders Hall. Students of all grade levels presented the first two sections of the symposium. The last section, presented by graduate students, was held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Grace Hall with both posters and oral presentations.

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Dr. Eric Malm and a student at the poster session

“I’m kind of excited [for the event] because it shows research at a scholarly level in all years,” Cordes said.

In the second session of the oral presentations, Cabrini bridges Common Latino Mentoring Program, showcased both Spanish and English speakers. Presented by 12 of Dr. Raquel Green’s students.

Assistant professor of sociology, Dr. Andrew Owen, and assistant professor of criminology and sociology, Dr. Vivian Smith, also foresaw their students’ presentations on the Prison Experience.

The Cabrini Symposium is an annual way for all students alike to share their many interests with the Cabrini community, while presenting their scholarly achievements.

Abigail Keefe

Abigail Keefe is a Cabrini College student studying communications, enjoying her time in Radnor, Pennsylvania. Abbie loves working for the school newspaper, the Loquitur, and is also passionate about everything that the communication field has to offer.

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