6th Annual ASU Student Research and Fine Arts Conference (16 March 2005)
Photos provided by Dr. Jurgen Brauer, College of Business
Dr. (Tall Paul) Harris once more enjoys the privilege of opening the annual Augusta State University Student Research and Fine Arts Conference, held under the auspices of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. The day's activities began with a performance by the ASU Jazz Combo.
Dr. Foster (below) directed the Combo.
I attended but two of the five sessions, hence this limited selection of photographic evidence. Hereunder a room shot of the history panel which was rather more interdisciplinary. One paper was on the importance of horses at the Augusta Arsenal (history and transportation economics, really); another on history and medicine (excessive deaths from swamp and other fevers were the reason why the Arsenal, once on the Savannah River, was relocated to the current location - which became the ASU campus); a third paper discussed Garcia Marques' One Hundred Years of Solitude from historical, literary, and labor economics points of view; and the fourth paper was a short documentary movie entitled "Living Memory" and discussed our memories of recently removed buildings on the ASU campus, wrapping history, film-making, and psychology into one project (by an MBA student, no less!).
No wonder Dr. Fissel (professor of history) is as engaged ...
... as Dr. Garvey (literature) is captivated.
Post-presentation chatting and net-working is important. Hereunder, Brandice Schofe (who gave one of the papers) and Dr. Steve Hobbs (psychology).
Meanwhile, Dr. Hubert van Tuyll (history) prepares for the next panel, "Freedom and its Limits."
One of the presenters was Ms. Nadia Guido-Weber, who spoke on international law and Guantanamo Bay detainees.
In attendance, Dr. Pam Hayward (communications) and Dr. Jim Grayson (management), both of whom served on the organizing committee to bring this event to campus. Well done, once more.
Jennifer Hilliard took the photograph below of the environmental justice panel. The students who are presenting are Ginny Loveless and April Zahner, both students in the MPA program.
[Page by Jurgen Brauer. Photographs, unless otherwise noted, are by J. Brauer as well.]
Dear ASU Professors: Having done six, there is likely to be a 7th Annual ASU Student Research and Fine Arts Conference in March of 2006. Please give your best students a learning-by-doing chance. Research is a wonderful teaching tool. Abstracts for the conference will be due sometime in January 2006. Details will be forthcoming.
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