Schedule of the 15th Annual Academic Symposium

symposiumMarygrove College 15th Annual Dr. Chaepyong (JP) Song Academic Symposium
Friday, March 21, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Madame Cadillac Building
Denk Chapman Hall

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Denk Chapman Foyer

Welcome
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Jacqueline El-Sayed, PhD, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Donald E. Levin, PhD, Dean of Faculty

SESSION 1: “Sustenance and Sustainability”
9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Moderator: Olivia Walls, Undergraduate Student, Computer Information Systems

“Indigenous Wisdom and the Practice of Sustainability”
Jesse Cox, MTh, M Div
Director of Campus Ministry, Adjunct Instructor

“Al Gore on Climate Reality: Why We Need to Act”
Karen Ebeling, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology

“Power Plants: The Beauty and Politics of Guerrilla Gardening”
Jennifer M. Meacham
Reference and Instructional Technology Librarian

SESSION 2: “New Approaches to Research”
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Joi Jennings, Undergraduate Student, Health Sciences

“Cycles; Claws; Those Types of Things”
Charles Brian Crane, PhD
Assistant Professor of Mathematics

“Improving Pedagogy: Student Self-Evaluation Using a Retrospective Pre-Post Evaluative Design”
Debra Hanselman, MSW
Assistant Professor of Social Work

“School Social Workers’ Attitudes Toward Children with HIV/AIDS”
Leona Mickles-Burns, MSW
Assistant Professor of Social Work

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Light Lunch
Denk Chapman Foyer

SESSION 3: “The History of the Book”
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Moderator: Adam Scanlon, Undergraduate Student, English

“The History of the Coffee-Table Book: A Study of Leisure, Gender Roles, and the Eighteenth-Century Coffee-House”
Alana Alford, Graduate Student, English

“The Vanity of Authors: A ‘Press’-ing Issue in the History of the Book”
Denise Ervin, Graduate Student, English

“Letter Writing During Times of War”
Jennifer Mlutkowski, Graduate Student, Education

SESSION 4: “From the Gold Coast to the Third Coast”
2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Moderator: Leo Kopack, Undergraduate Student, Art and History

“The Dawn of the Color Line in Industrial Detroit, 1916-29”
Thomas Klug, PhD
Professor of History

“The Americanization of Mary: Contesting Cultural Narratives in Disney’s Mary Poppins”
Donald E. Levin, PhD
Dean of Faculty and Professor of English

“From Colonization to Freedom: The Development of Universities in Ghana”
Jahzara Mayes Otoo
Teacher Certification Officer, Department of Education

SESSION 5: “BOLD in Our Neighborhood”
3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Moderator: Elena Munoz, Undergraduate Student, Business

“How Green Is Your Map?”
Karen F. Dimanche Davis, PhD
Associate Professor and Director, Humanities Program

“BOLD in Our Neighborhood: Participatory Action Research and the Marygrove Area Survey”
Jann Hoge, PhD
Associate Professor of Social Work
Julie Laforet, BSW
Adjunct Faculty, Social Work
Jennifer Tsui, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biology

Reception
4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Denk Chapman Hall

Symposium Committee:
Co-Chairs: Thomas Klug, PhD, & Loretta G. Woodard, PhD
Brian Crane, PhD
Judith Heinen, PhD
Donald E. Levin, PhD
Lourdes Torres, PhD
Jennifer Tsui, PhD

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