(Posted April 14, 2014)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. - Juniata College students will get a day off from classes -- and display their knowledge to faculty and their peers -- when more than 180 students present their research projects, on Wednesday, April 16, 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.

There is a new event this 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 10 a.m., an Open Discussion on the Philosophies of Love: An Interdisciplinary and Modern Interpretation in Room C225 in Brumbaugh Academic Center. Also at 10 a.m., in Neff Lecture Hall, four business POE students will give an update on the Eagle Fund, a $100,000-plus student managed investment fund.

--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).

--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.

--At 2 p.m., in Neff Lecture Hall, student filmmakers will screen short movies and documentaries. All the student directors will have a question-and-answer session after the films.

--At 2:30 p.m., also in Detwiler Plaza, international students from all over the globe will share stories by performing dances, telling a story or performing a 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. Also at 4 p.m., there will be a Spanish Short Film Festival, featuring work from the Spanish Conversations and Composition" class.

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