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Symposium Features Best Senior Projects

Applications needed by Feb. 13

Everyone knows the stellar work done by HWS seniors. Now, the Colleges are giving seniors a chance to present their work to the entire HWS campus at the first-ever Senior Symposium. The event allows the most passionate, accomplished and engaged members of the senior classes to present their academic and co-curricular projects to the HWS community. From scholarly research to service-learning projects, seniors and MAT students will be able to turn their passions into a professional presentation.

To prepare for the symposium, seniors will have the opportunity to work with staff and faculty to complement their projects with expert oral presenting techniques, visual aid creation and innovative public speaking. These skills –used in every professional and academic field — are beneficial to all members of the Classes of 2009. The unique experience will provide seniors with skills and recognition that cannot be gained in the classroom or in any of the numerous HWS co-curricular activities. To be a presenter at the Senior Symposium is one of the highest honors as a student at the Colleges.

So how do you become one of the first students to receive this honor? By Friday, Feb. 13, Submit a 250 – 300 word abstract of the work to be presented, and fill out a brief application on the Senior Symposium Website.  [A faculty sponsor must sign the application (along with the abstract) and an electronic version and hard copy needs to be submitted to CTL.]

For more information contact Ruth Shields at the Center for Teaching and Learning at shields@hws.edu phone at ext. 3959, or stop by her office on the second floor of the library.