Thursday, April 11, 2013

Another Chance to See "Unconscious Surrealism"

Mauricio Uranga (senior, Fine Art & Commercial Art) will give an encore presentation of his URCA talk, "Unconscious Surrealism," on Wednesday, April 17th at 12:00 p.m. in the Coburn Art Gallery.  Please attend and support this artist's fine work!  Many thanks to Professor Charles Caldemeyer, Cynthia Petry, and everyone at the Coburn Gallery for allowing us another opportunity to hear from Mauricio.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Highlights from the 2013 Symposium

What a fantastic day!  AU students are doing some great things!  Here are just a few of the highlights from the 2013 URCA Symposium:  
Chris Yocum and Ben Bushong discussed the computer game
that they created with Symposium guests:

Mauricio Uranga exhibited five of his paintings:

Jensen Glick displayed some of the costumes he created for
AU's production of The Importance of Being Earnest.

Jacob Ewing presented twice today, including giving this
engaging talk about hipsters: 

Jalessa Brown and Morgan Phillips discussed
Morgan's research on coping styles:

Jared Baisden shared his research on the characterization of
a compound extracted from wilted red maple leaves:

Monday, April 8, 2013

It's URCA Symposium Week!

It's nearly here!  This Wednesday, April 10th, is the 4th Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium at Ashland University.  More than 50 students from 13 academic departments from across the College of Arts and Sciences will present their work on Wednesday in Upper Convo.  Those students have been working for months to produce the work that will be showcased at the Symposium, and many are continuing even now to put the final touches on their presentations. 

I am proud to be part of a College that supports students' research and creative activty and thrilled that I am able to be involved with the Symposium.  Although I shouldn't play favorites, I have to admit that I am particularly excited to see three students in particular shine on Wednesday: Amber Weaver, a senior psychology major who will present data from her Honor's thesis; Jalessa Brown, a senior criminal justice major who will present the results of a study she conducted during her study abroad experience; and Morgan Phillips, a sophomore psychology major who will present data that she collected as a research assistant in the Psychology Department.  I am honored to have had the opportunity to work with these women and cannot wait to see their presentations.

I hope you'll be able to join me at the Symposium on Wednesday!  It will be a fantastic day!