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    CHENEY, Wash. - Nearly 500 students from Eastern Washington University's four colleges will present their research, service learning projects and creative works-including films, artwork, and musical compositions-at the 16th annual Student Research and Creative Works Symposium May 14-15, on the Cheney campus.

    The symposium is the largest, campus-wide academic event at EWU. The event showcases projects completed by undergraduate and graduate students after months of preparation with their faculty mentors. This year, 138 members of the EWU faculty and staff have volunteered their time to help students develop their research. The symposium gives participants the chance to present this research-via oral/poster presentation, interactive exhibit, or artistic display-in a formal, professional setting.

    The event kicks off with an evening of artistic presentations and performances on Tuesday:

    Day 1: Creative Works, May 14
    Time: 4:30-9 p.m.
    Location: Fine Arts Complex
    Details: Check-in begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Art Building entrance; appetizers and dessert will be served in the foyer from 4:30-8 p.m.; presentation sessions will include art, music composition, film, theatre and creative writing.

    Day 2: Research, May 15
    Oral and Interactive Research Presentations:
    Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Location: Senior Hall
    Details: Presentations will take place on all three floors of Senior Hall. Check-in starts at 7:30 a.m. in the Senior Hall foyer. There will be tables in the lobby providing information about Community Engagement and Service Learning, the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), Graduate Studies, the McNair Scholars Program, the Easterner and EWU Libraries. Sessions will feature research and service-learning projects from a wide variety of academic disciplines across campus including psychology, biology, chemistry and biochemistry, sociology, philosophy, women's and gender studies, engineering and design, physical therapy, occupational therapy, English and anthropology.

    Poster Presentations:
    Time: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Location: Hargreaves Hall
    Details: This year, poster presentations will take place on the second floor of Hargreaves Hall in the Reading Room. Check-in will still be held in Senior Hall. Sessions will feature research from a wide variety of academic disciplines across campus including dental hygiene, technical communication, geology, biology, psychology, and physical education, health and recreation.

    Luncheon:
    Time: 12-1:30 p.m.
    Location: Pence Union Building (PUB), MPR
    Keynote Address: "What Happens When Research and Servant Leadership Cross Paths?" by Dr. Scott Finnie, African Education Program

    More information: http://access.ewu.edu/symposium
    Facebook: facebook.com/EWUSymposium
    Contact: Nikki Graham-Brown, EWU Symposium Coordinator, 509.359.6826.

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    Contact Information

    Dave Meany - EWU Media Relations
    300 Showalter Hall
    Cheney, WA 99004

    email: dmeany@ewu.edu
    phone: 509.359.6335
    fax: 509.359.4701

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