Undergraduate/Faculty Interdisciplinary Research Conference
February 6-7, 1998
Friday, February 6, Undergraduate Conference
12:00-1:30 p.m. Registration Hammons School of Architecture, Multipurpose Room
NOTE: all presentations will take place in the Multipurpose Room [Hammons is #12 on the campus map. Participants should park on lots a, 1, and 2a.]
1:15 p.m. Welcome, Opening Remarks, Dean Stephen H. Good, Drury University
1:30 p.m. "Self-determination, Capitalism, and Care of the Mentally Ill", Jaime Haehn, MacMurray College
2:00 p.m. "Attitudes among College Students towards Mental Illness Alex Ronacher", Diana Cuomo, Quinnipiac College
2:30 p.m. "Psychology and the Quest for Ontological Understanding", David Thompson, MacMurray College
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. break
3:15 p.m. "Socrates' Condemnation: Some Profound Philosophy from the Laws of Athens", James McCurley, Truman State University
3:45 p.m. "Mimetic Desire and Rivalry in Tayeb Silih's Season of Migration to the North: Applying the Theories of Rene Girard in Literary and Intercultural Studies", Lance Rhoades, University of Washington
4:15 p.m. "What Caused the Holocaust?", Joshua D. Franklin, Ouchita Baptist University
5:00 - 6:00 p.m Reception, Presidents' House
6:30 p.m. Conference Banquet, Ballroom, Findlay Student Center
evening "Explore Springfield"; local coffee shops, bookstores, etc.(maps to be provided)
Saturday, February 7 Undergraduate Conference, continued
8:30 a.m. Coffee/donuts/fruit (Multipurpose Room)
9:00 a.m. "Negotiating Authority", Tim Dawes, University of Washington
9:30 a.m. "The Ethical Dimensions of Economic Value Assessments", Dale Dorsey, Drake University
10:00 a.m. "Educational Ethics: the Adventure of a Lifetime", Damon Martin, Ouchita Baptist University
10:30 -10:45 a.m. break
10:45 -11:15 a.m. "The Search for Order: World Myth and History. An Interdisciplinary Course in History and Literature", Bryan D. Dietrich, Joyce Suellentrop, Kansas Newman College
11:15 - 11:45 a.m. "Sequential and Simultaneous Understanding: An Example from an Architecture and Philosophy Design Studio", Christi Lewis, Hammons School of Architecture, Drury University
11:45-12:15 "Using Study-Abroad as Laboratory for Teaching Undergraduates Interdisciplinary Research", John W. Williams, Principia College, (Elsah, IL)
12:15 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. "Feminist Musings on Pragmatic Liberal Education: Transforming Practice and Structure in Higher Education", Francine Navarkas,North Central College, Linda McMillin, Laurie Crumpacker, Susquehanna University
2:00 p.m. "Senior Capstone: Integrating the Liberal Arts Experience", E. Claire Jerry, Richard McGuire, MacMurray College (Jacksonville, IL)
2:30 p.m. The Dance of Interdisciplinarity: a Drury Roundtable, Hue-Ping Chin, moderator
3:00 p.m. Summary Discussion: Where do we go from here? All conference participants
Additional Conference information
The Best Western at 2535 N. Glenstone Ave has set aside a block of 20 rooms at a conference rate of $39.00/night. For more information, including reservation requirements, click here.
Following a reception Friday evening (Feb. 6) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 (ca. $10.00 / person) will be requested at registration on campus, to help offset some of the costs of printing, food, snacks, etc.
Additional Questions, Comments, etc.
should be addressed to email@example.com
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