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2010 Undergraduate Student Symposium

Students Sharing Creative Ideas, Research and Discoveries

Thursday - Saturday April 22-24, 2010
All Events are Free and Open to the Public

Symposium Keynote Presentation

Thursday, April 22, 7:00 PM

High Country Conference Center, Ballroom

Keynote Address:
Anthony Cortese


Anthony D. Cortese, ScD, is co-founder with U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA) and Teresa Heinz and President of Second Nature, a nonprofit organization with a mission to develop the national capacity to make healthy, just, and sustainable action a foundation of all learning and practice in higher education.

He is also a co-organizer of the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment and co-founder of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. He is co-founder and co-coordinator of the Higher Education Association Sustainability Consortium and a consultant to higher education, industry and non-profit organizations on institutionalization of sustainability principles and programs.

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College Specific Events & Activities

College of Arts and Letters

Humanities Capstone Research Projects, 2010

Monday, April 19 - Saturday, April 24

BRFA Exhibition in the Beasley Gallery

  • Daily 1:00-5:00 PM
    Building 37, Central Campus

Tuesday, April 20

History Student Presentations

  • 4:00-6:00 PM
    Liberal Arts, Building 18, North Campus

Thursday, April 22

School of Music: Honor Recital

  • 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
    Ardrey Auditorium, Building 37A, Central Campus

Life: Supercharged

  • 3:00-5:00 PM
    Ashurst Hall, Building 10, North Campus
  • English will feature interdisciplinary student presentations and host an NAU/Flagstaff community acoustic concert. Service groups from around campus and the city of Flagstaff will also be in attendance, sharing their work in the community.

Friday, April 23

Comparative Cultural Studies Student Presentations

  • 1:00 - 3:00 PM
    Riles 203, Building 15, North Campus

Charles Mee’s BIG LOVE

  • 8:00 PM
    Clifford E. White Theatre, Building 37, Central Campus
  • Students 'talk back' to audience after the show.
  • Tickets are available at the NAU Central Ticket Office, 928-523-5661.

Saturday, April 24

School of Music Award Ceremony

  • 11:00 AM
    Ashurst Hall, Building 10, North Campus

College of Education

Research and Practice in Developing Learning Professionals

Thursday, April 22
Eastburn Education Center, Building 27, North Campus
Main Lobby, Building 27, North Campus

2:00 – 4:00 PM

  • Student Posters

College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Undergraduate Research & Design Symposium

Friday, April 23
du Bois Center, Building 64, South Campus

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Student Posters and Oral Presentation

Noon - 1PM.

  • Lunch for participants and faculty sponsors Keynote Speaker: Eileen Friel, Director, Lowell Observatory du Bois Conference Center Ballroom

W. A. Franke College of Business / School of Hotel and Restaurant Management

Transformational Learning: Students as Generators of Knowledge

Friday, April 23
The W. A. Franke College of Business, Building 81, South Campus

9:15 - 11:00 AM

  • Student Poster Sessions

College of Health & Human Services

Honors Day

Thursday, April 22
duBois Conference Center, Ballroom. Building 64, South Campus

8:30 - 11:45 AM

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Poster Presentations
  • Presentation of Student and Faculty Awards

10:45 AM

  • Featured speaker Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord, author of The Scalpel and the Silver Bear.

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Celebrating Student Achievement

Friday, April 23
High Country Conference Center

  • 1:00 PM  Student Poster Presentations
  • 2:00 PM   College Awards and Activities

Please join us as we acknowledge the achievement of our students and present our college awards and scholarships. Students are encouraged to invite family and friends.

Mini dessert buffet will be served.

University Honors Program

Honors Symposium A Celebration of Ideas

Saturday, April 24
du Bois Center, Building 64, South Campus

11:00 – 12:00 PM

  • Convocation and Awards Ceremony

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

  • Paper and Poster Presentations, Creative Performances Fremont, Meadows, Agassiz, and Southwest Rooms

Refreshments will be served from 12:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Phi Kappa Phi Initiation Ceremony

Tuesday, April 20
University Union, Building 30, North Campus Havasupai Rooms A and B

4:00 – 6:00 PM

  • Initiation of student, faculty, and staff new members.
    Recognition of Phi Kappa Phi undergraduate symposium awards.

Public Parking

Parking is available for Symposium events at the following commuter lots:

North Campus Events: P2, P7A, High Country Conference Center Parking Garage*

Central Campus Events: P13

South Campus Events: P62, P62A, P64

*The High Country Conference Center parking garage will be available for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences event on Friday, April 24.