Academic Symposium

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
Free Speech and the Inclusive Campus:
How do we foster the campus community we want?
A student moderated discussion
Location: Brock Commons

Hosted by the Robert Nusbaum Center

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Break

Senior Art Majors Theses Exhibition Reception
Location: Neil Britton Art Gallery

Music Majors Recital Concert
Location: Hofheimer Theatre
*11:00 a.m. start time

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Body Biographies: Examining the Body Through and Intersectional Lens
Location: Clark Hall 214

Looking to the Future: Women in Music Education
Location: Parsons Ensemble Room

General Ecology: Group and Independent Research Presentations
Location: Greer Environmental Sciences Center, Room 255

2:30 - 3:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Scenes from Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties
Location: Hofheimer Theater

Communication Internship Presentations
Location: Greer Environmental Sciences Center, Room 155

Brock School Research and Study Away Presentations
Location: Greer Environmental Sciences Center, Room 255

4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Academic Fair & Poster Session
Location: C-Mac in the Jane P. Batten Student Center 

Academic Symposium 2021

Fall 2021 Academic Symposium