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
This 4 person panel of students will present model engagement with the intellectual environment at Virginia Wesleyan University. Their presentations will address high-impact academic endeavors. These individuals were nominated by their faculty mentors and selected as “Premier Speakers” for their outstanding work. Prizes will be awarded to the Premier Speakers at the Academic Fair and Paster Session (4pm).
|10:30 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.||
Deliberative Dialog - (10:30am - 12:00pm)
Topic: A House Divided: What Would We Have to Give Up to Get the Political System We
Student Facilitators: Samantha Silva, Connor Merk, Brooke Morris, Abigail Peterson, Christian Palmisano, Rowan Stuart, Kainaat Trehan
Study Away and Internship Spotlight Presentations
Senior English Presentations
|12:00 - 1:00 p.m.||
Applied Music Recitals
Vocalists: Brooke Underwood, Robert Nolin, Daequian Everett, Jacob Underwood, Erin Andrews,
Jacob M Barnett, Aidan Foley, Aviana Medina, Landon Rockwell, Taylor Jones, Charles
|1:00 - 2:15 p.m.||
Communications Internship Presentations -
Innovative Solutions to Sustainable Global Development
|2:30 - 3:45 p.m.||
Theatre: Collaborative Research in Action - Hofheimer Theatre
Communication Department Senior Seminars
Brock School Presentations
Anatomage Cadaver Table Demonstration
|4:00 - 5:30 p.m.||Academic Fair & Poster Session
Location: C-Mac in the Jane P. Batten Student Center
45 students from various disciplines across campus present posters on research, internships, and global engagement experiences. Refreshments will be served and there will be an awards ceremony.
Students Presenting Posters:
Academic Symposium 2021