Student Symposium highlights scholarship
More than 50 Cornell College students will present their research on topics ranging from dating before and after 9/11 to a tectonic history of China to a look at masculine stereotypes in a high school vocal music classroom as part of the college’s 15th annual Student Symposium on April 16.
The presentations will run 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in six different rooms in The Commons. Admission is free and open to the public.
One of the premier events at Cornell, the symposium originated as a way to spark intellectual conversation and growth on campus. The presentations include lectures of about 20 minutes each and poster presentations offering visual displays of projects along with explanatory comments.
The lectures will take place in three sessions (9 a.m., 10:45 a.m., and 1:15 p.m.) in Hedges Conference Room, Harlan Dining Room, Shaw Lounge and the Berlin, Stockholm and Paris rooms. Poster presentations will take place at two sessions (10–11:30 a.m. and 1–2:30 p.m.) on the Orange Carpet. For a complete schedule, visit the Student Symposium page.
Following the symposium, Cornell’s Delta of Iowa chapter of Phi Beta Kappa will hold its annual induction ceremony at 3 p.m. in Harlan Dining Room, followed by a reception. Three juniors and eighteen seniors were selected for membership this year based on distinguished performance in a broad range of liberal arts courses. Phi Beta Kappa considers members of the top 15 percent of the senior class and the top five percent of the junior class.
Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most widely respected academic honorary society in the United States. There are 270 Phi Beta Kappa chapters in the United States, including seven in Iowa. Cornell’s Delta of Iowa chapter was the fourth chartered in Iowa, in 1923.