(Posted April 21, 2015)

A Juniata student discusses research with chemist Richard Hark.
A Juniata student discusses research with chemist Richard Hark.

HUNTINGDON, Pa. - Juniata College students will spend an entire day talking about their academic interests to faculty and their peers -- when nearly 200 students present their research projects, on Thursday, April 23, in classrooms across campus.

The Juniata Liberal Arts Symposium, first staged in 2006, asks students from most of Juniata's academic disciplines to present their research projects. Oral and poster presentations will run from 9 a.m. through 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 16 in buildings across the campus, including Brumbaugh Academic Center, the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts, Founders Hall and the von Liebig Center for Science.

Regular classes will be cancelled for the day, allowing classrooms to be available for presentations.

There will be oral presentations throughout the day in Founders Hall, Brumbaugh Academic Center and Neff Lecture Hall in the von Liebig Center for Science. Students will display posters in Sill Boardroom, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and in Beeghly Library from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also throughout the day, Juniata's Honors Chamber Groups will perform at Founders Hall Amphitheatre (rain location is Pheasant Lounge in the von Liebig science center).

For the second year, located in the von Liebig coatroom from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., "LAS Confessional," a video station where students can self-record a video message about "what you love about Liberal Arts Symposium."

There will be a variety of events, including:

--At 11 a.m., an Open Discussion on the "The March on Selma" in Room C225 in Brumbaugh Academic Center.

--Lunch, on the campus quad, is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
--At noon, the Juniata College Jazz Ensemble and other instrumental ensembles, will perform at Detwiler Plaza (in front of the quad entrance for the Kennedy Sports and Recreation Center). Rain location: Rosenberger Auditorium.

--At 1 p.m., there will be a demonstration, "Introduction to the Labyrinth," which will explain the traditions and meditative uses of the labyrinth located outside the front door of Beeghly Library.

--Also at 1 p.m., in Neff Lecture Hall, four Juniata women will read excerpts from their own work in "Essayists Exposed: A Refreshingly Honest Nonfiction Reading."

--At 2 p.m., also in Detwiler Plaza, international students from all over the globe and domestic students will share stories by performing dances, telling a story or performing a song during the Multicultural Storyfest. (Rain location: Ellis Hall ballroom.)

Also at 2p.m., inC-225 BAC, four business POE students will give an update on the Eagle Fund, a $100,000-plus student managed investment fund.

--At 4 p.m., in Rosenberger Auditorium, a group of Juniata music students will share solo performances at the Juniata Honors Recital.

At 6 p.m., 10 business students in Neff Lecture Hall in the von Liebig science center will have 90 seconds to pitch a business idea to a panel of judges. The best business ideas will receive cash prizes and an opportunity to work on the idea through JCEL.

At 6:30 p.m., The Juniata Theatre Department will stage "Citizen Cyborg" in the Movement Studio in the lower floor of the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts

Student art will be exhibited in the lobby of the von Liebig center throughout the day. Art students also will demonstrate techniques throughout the day.

Contact Gabe Welsch at welschg@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.