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For Immediate Release
Contact: Jackie Tisdell
225.342.6950  |  jtisdell@uls.state.la.us
April 05, 2013
ULM to Host UL System Academic Summit Next Week
www.ulm.edu/summit

MONROE, LA. - Faculty, staff and students from the University of Louisiana System's nine universities will come together Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13, on the University of Louisiana at Monroe campus for the system's second annual Academic Summit.   The two-day event will include an entire day focused on service-learning, a performance art showcase, a visual art exhibition and reception, and a second day focused on undergraduate research.

"This two-day conference showcases academic excellence across our nine universities.  Having just joined the UL System in January, I particularly look forward to listening to our students and employees present their work, learning from our national speakers, and getting to know conference attendees as we celebrate innovative learning," said UL System President Sandra Woodley.  

Friday's focus on service-learning will feature keynote speaker Dr. Lorilee Sandmann from the University of Georgia.  Sandmann will share her national research on recipients of the Carnegie Foundation's Community Engagement Classification. 

Thirty-eight service-learning presenters will showcase community impact projects in diverse areas such as disaster planning, urban planning, gerontology, chemistry, fundraising, marketing, foreign languages, and history.  Those breakout presentations will be followed by concurrent panel discussions on beginning and advanced issues by the UL System Service-Learning Council.

Art will be the focus of Friday evening activities starting with a new performance art showcase.  This exciting hour will feature 18 undergraduate student musicians and thespians with one performance from each university.  Following will be a reception and a visual art exhibition with 42 pieces of student artwork selected by each of the nine campuses.

Saturday's focus on undergraduate research will feature presentations by 119 students, a keynote presentation by ULM faculty member Dr. Ann Findley, and a faculty development session by Dr. Iain Crawford from the University of Delaware.  Crawford chairs the Arts and Humanities Division of the national Council on Undergraduate Research and will talk about how to expand undergraduate research beyond the sciences.

Attendees must register online and pay registration fees at www.ulm.edu/summit.  However, the faculty development session with Crawford on Saturday is free and open to all interested faculty members.

"The University of Louisiana at Monroe is proud to host the 2013 University of Louisiana System Academic Summit. The Academic Summit, which attracts scholars from all nine universities in the UL System, provides an excellent opportunity for intellectual exchange," said ULM President Dr. Nick J. Bruno.

Below is the schedule at-a-glance for the two-day event.  The full Academic Summit program and list of presenters will be available next week at www.ulm.edu/summit

ACADEMIC SUMMIT SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE

Service-Learning Day - Friday, April 12, 2013

10:00-10:15 a.m.

Student Union Building 2nd Floor

Welcome

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Student Union Building 2nd Floor & Library 3rd Floor

Concurrent Sessions

 

11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Student Union Building 2nd Floor

Lunch and Recognitions

12:15-1:00 p.m.

Student Union Building 2nd Floor

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Lorilee Sandmann

1:15-2:15 p.m.

Library 3rd Floor

Concurrent Sessions

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Student Union Building 2nd Floor

Concurrent Panel Discussions

  • Beginning Issues in Service-Learning
  • Advanced Issues in Service-Learning

3:30-3:45 p.m.

Student Union Building 2nd Floor

Service-Learning Wrap Up

4:00-5:00 p.m.

Biedenharn Hall

Performance Art Showcase

5:00-7:00 p.m.

Bry Hall

Reception and Art Exhibition

Undergraduate Research Day - Saturday, April 13, 2013

9:00-9:15 a.m.

Student Union Building 2nd Floor

Welcome

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Library 3rd Floor

Concurrent Sessions

 

10:30-11:00 a.m.

Library 7th Floor

Poster Walkthrough and Cookie Break

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Library 3rd Floor

Concurrent Session

12:15-12:45 p.m.

Student Union Building 2nd Floor

Lunch and Recognitions

12:45-1:15 p.m.

Student Union Building 2nd Floor

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Ann Findley

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Student Union Building 2nd Floor

CUR Faculty Workshop - Dr. Iain Crawford

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Library 3rd Floor

Concurrent Sessions

2:45-3:45 p.m.

Library 7th Floor

Poster Presentations

3:45-4:00 p.m.

Library 7th Floor

Wrap Up

-ULS-

ABOUT THE UL SYSTEM: The University of Louisiana System is the largest higher education system in Louisiana enrolling over 92,000 students at Grambling State University, Louisiana Tech University, McNeese State University, Nicholls State University, Northwestern State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and the University of New Orleans.

 


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