Undergraduate/Faculty Interdisciplinary Research Conference
February 5-6, 1999
(Please see conference Call for Papers for guiding questions, conference goals, conference sponsors, etc.)
Friday, February 5
1:00-5:00 p.m. Registration. Olin Room (Basement), Olin Library. Olin Library is at the center of campus
1:15 p.m. Welcome, Opening Remarks by Dean Stephen H. Good, Drury University
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. "The Grand Narrative of Postmodernism", Jason Brooks, Drury University
2:15 - 3:00 p.m. "The Fame and Folly of Philosophic Theory: What Has Philosophy forgotten About Lived Experience?" Karissa Kary, Drury University
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. break
3:15 - 4:00 p.m. Interdisciplinary Research and Experience Abroad - A Poster Session Principia College Students (Prof. John Williams)
4:00 - 4:45 Panel Presentation: 1) A Dialogue between Adam and Enkidu; 2) A Web tour of Diverse Hells. Newman University Students (Prof. Bryan Dietrich)
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Reception, Presidents' House
6:30 p.m. Conference Banquet, Ballroom, Findlay Student Center
7:30 p.m. KEYNOTE ADDRESS "Philosophy, Computers, and Mind", Dr. John A. Barker, author of AI program "Protothinker" (Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville)
local coffee shops, bookstores, etc.
(maps to be provided)
Saturday, February 7
Undergraduate Conference continued
8:30 a.m. Coffee/donuts/fruit
9:00 a.m. "Victorian Age Literature, Marxism, and the Labor Movement", Kris Moore
9:30 a.m. "Racial Gerrymandering: Enfranchisement or Political Apartheid", Maraleen Shields, Kenyon College
10:00-10:15 a.m. break
10:15 -10:45 a.m. "Ulysses, Fire and the Rose: Hubris, "Death," and the Use of Symbol in Dante and T.S. Eliot", Roger Whitson, Drury University
10:45 -11:15 a.m. "Shakespeare and Morality: the Demystification of the Moral Man", Elizabeth Griffin, Drury University
11:15 - 12:15 "Interdisciplinary Research: Predicting Academic Success in the Nursing Program", J. Mari Beth Barr, Pittsburg State University
12:45 - 1:30 p.m. Web-based Resources for Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Human Genome Project, Kenneth F. T. Cust, Central Missouri State University
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. "What Are Schools For? Service-learning and Interdisciplinary Teaching", Margaret Brabant, Arthur Hochman, Butler University
2:15 - 3:00 p.m. Summary Discussion: Lessons Gleaned, All conference participants
Additional Conference information
The Best Western/Rail Haven Inn at 203 S. Glenstone Ave has set aside a block of 20 rooms at a conference rate of $40.00/night. For more information, including reservation requirements, click here.
Following a reception Friday evening (Feb. 5) at the President's house (on campus) from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., the conference banquet will be held in the Ballroom of the Findlay Student Center. Participants will also be given a list of informal meeting places - local coffee houses, Barnes and Noble, etc., - for post-banquet relaxation and discussion. A "Conference Cafe," will offer soft drinks, coffee and tea, and light snacks during the Conference breaks.
Those planning to attend the conference are encouraged to register early: please send e-mail to email@example.com, indicating the number of persons planning to attend, institutional affiliation, and contact information (e-mail & postal addresses, phone & fax numbers, etc.)
A modest conference fee ($10.00 for students/ $20.00 for faculty) will be requested at registration on campus, to help offset some of the costs of printing, food, snacks, - and, of course, the ever-fashionable conference t-shirt!
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