Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Second annual Student Arts & Research Symposium on April 11 & 12

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield presents the second annual Student Arts & Research Symposium (StARS). The two-day event showcases student research and creative activities during the academic year.

WHEN: Thursday, April 11 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

WHERE: UIS campus – with various presentations in the Sangamon Auditorium Lobby, Public Affairs Center, and Brookens Auditorium

DETAILS: UIS undergraduate and graduate students will present their research and creative activities through short talks, poster presentations, art exhibitions and music performances. All events are free and open to the public.

The symposium events begin on Thursday, April 11, with musical performances, the launch of the student-run literary journal Alchemist Review, and a performance of the play Awake and Sing in Brookens Auditorium. In addition to student presentations, art exhibitions, and music performances, the symposium will feature two keynote speakers.

The first keynote will be delivered by Dr. Ryan Ewing, who is exploring the surface of Mars with the NASA Curiosity rover team. He is an assistant professor of geological sciences at the University of Alabama. Ewing will speak on Friday, April 12 at 1:30 p.m. in Brookens Auditorium.

The second keynote speaker is Mary Jo Bang, the author of six books of poems, including The Bride of E (2009) and Elegy (2007), which received the National Book Critics Circle Award. Bang will speak on Friday, April 12 at 6 p.m. in Brookens Auditorium.

View the schedule at www.uis.edu/undergraduateresearch/stars/index.html or contact Meagan Cass, assistant professor of English, with questions at 217/206-8358 or mcass3@uis.edu.

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