The Academic Symposium is a signature Virginia Wesleyan event that celebrates the academic achievement of students completing a variety of academic experiences, including research, internships, performance, and global engagement.
The Academic Symposium is a conference-style event held on the Virginia Wesleyan campus. Students share their work with a professional oral, poster, or panel presentation. As part of the discussions following these presentations, students are encouraged to reflect upon their experiences and offer advice to other students who are preparing to undertake their own experiences.
Student presenters should refer to The Lighthouse’s Student Resources page for deadline information, presentation suggestions, and poster design tips.
Academic Symposium Schedule
|9:00 - 10:15 a.m.||Premier Speaker Session
Student Presentations of Notable Merit
Location: Blocker Hall Auditorium
|10:30 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.||
Community Dialogue Session
Hosted by the Robert Nusbaum Center
|12:00 - 1:00 p.m.||
Senior Art Majors Theses Exhibition Reception
Music Majors Recital Concert
|1:00 - 2:15 p.m.||
Body Biographies: Examining the Body Through and Intersectional Lens
Looking to the Future: Women in Music Education
General Ecology: Group and Independent Research Presentations
|2:30 - 3:45 p.m.||
Scenes from Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties
Communication Internship Presentations
Brock School Research and Study Away Presentations
|4:00 - 6:00 p.m.||Academic Fair & Poster Session
Location: C-Mac in the Jane P. Batten Student Center
Academic Symposium 2021