(Posted April 9, 2012)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. - Juniata College is honoring its commitment to research by scheduling its Liberal Arts Symposium as a day off from classes where more than 180 students present their research projects, on April 18.

The Juniata Liberal Arts Symposium, first staged in 2006, brings together students from almost all academic disciplines to present their research projects to panels of judges. Oral and poster presentations will run from 9 a.m. through 5 p.m., Thursday, April 18 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 in the science center and in Beeghly Library.

There will be several performance events, including:

--At noon, the Juniata College Jazz Ensemble will perform at Detwiler Plaza (in front of the quad entrance for the Kennedy Sports and Recreation Center). In addition, the college's Saxophone Quartet and Clarinet Choir also will perform.

--At 2 p.m., on the lawn in front of the Halbritter Center, international students from Panama, Mexico, China, Burma, Ukraine, Russia, Pakistan and many other countries will share stories through dance, narration or song during the Multicultural Storyfest.

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

Exhibitions by students in the visual arts and performing arts are planning programs as well.

There will be a selective exhibition of fine art projects on display in the lobby of the William von Liebig Center for Science. Art students also will demonstrate techniques in the lobby throughout the day.

Students from the Department of Theatre will present senior capstone projects and display a tech exhibit in the lobby of the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.