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Art History Students from 10 College to Present Research at Juniata

(Posted March 31, 2014)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Juniata College will host the ninth annual Central Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Art History Symposium on Saturday, April 5, starting at 9:15 a.m. as 16 students from 10 colleges make presentations on senior thesis research projects, internships or independent study projects throughout the day in Neff Lecture Hall in the von Liebig Center for Science on the Juniata campus.

"This conference gives students a unique opportunity to present their research, to hone their speaking skills, and to share their ideas with an audience of their peers," says Karen J. Rosell, professor of art history at Juniata and coordinator for the symposium.

"I love digging into the history of artworks and discovering when and where they were made and by whom. This has been an immeasurably positive experience for me."
Jerika Jordan, senior from Lakeway, Texas

In addition to students from Juniata, student art history majors or museum studies majors from Bloomsburg University, Bucknell University, Franklin & Marshall College, Gettysburg College, Lebanon Valley College, Lycoming College, Muhlenberg College, Penn State University and Ursinus College will make presentations.

Each student will give a 15-minute oral presentation, followed by a few minutes for questions. James A. Troha, president at Juniata will open the symposium at 9:15 a.m., welcoming the student presenters and their sponsoring faculty members.

All presentations are free and open to the public.

Jerika Jordan, a Juniata senior from Lakeway, Texas, will be the first presenter, sharing her experiences in researching and documenting the entire 470 pieces in Juniata's Worth B. Stottlemyer Collection, which comprises the bulk of the permanent collection in the Juniata College Museum of Art.

"I was responsible for compiling research and writing professional entries which will appear in the finalized, published catalog, an immense opportunity that is very rare at the undergraduate level," she explains. "I love digging into the history of artworks and discovering when and where they were made and by whom. This has been an immeasurably positive experience for me."

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.