Spring Hill College to present Undergraduate Research Symposium

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 3:30pm

MOBILE, Ala. – More than 50 students, across several disciplines, will present 22 projects during the Spring Hill College Undergraduate Research Symposium (SHCURS). Attendees are welcome to stop by the Gautrelet Room from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 13.<--break-> The event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

The SHCURS provides students with the opportunity to present their research, internship and classroom projects to a larger audience. The symposium also provides a space for students, faculty and the community to examine the connection between research and education. Student attendees who are not yet involved in research will discover that attending the symposium is a great way to learn about the broad range of opportunities available at the Spring Hill College.

The Friends of the Spring Hill College Library will sponsor two Honors Convocation research awards for student projects of exceptional quality: 1) Special Collections – $250: Awarded to research that demonstrates substantive utilization of the Marnie and John Burke Memorial Library’s special collections including archives and federal depository materials; and 2) Print & Digital Collections – $250: Awarded to research that demonstrates substantive utilization of the Burke Memorial Library’s print or digital collections.

In addition to the Friends of the Library awards, there will be two Excellence in Presentation awards sponsored by Workshops, Etc!

During the time of the SHCURS, the art students, studio art seniors and graphic design seniors have senior exhibitions up in the Fine Arts Center. Studio exhibits are in the Eichold Gallery, and graphic design exhibits will be in the Bedsole Gallery off the front entrance hall. Upstairs in the Mini Rotunda Gallery, part of the Chapel Exhibition will be on display. The exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of St. Joseph Chapel. Painting, prints, photographs, drawings and sculpture are represented in the exhibit.

Participant abstracts are published online at http://shcurs.blogspot.com/ and http://kudzu.shc.edu/urs. For more information, contact Jamie Franco-Zamudio at jfrancozamudio@shc.edu or Gentry Holbert at gholbert@shc.edu.