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Student Symposium

The 22nd Annual Student Symposium—a day of scholarly and creative presentations, exhibits, debates, performances, and posters—will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Presentations start at 9 a.m. in the Lillard Science Center. 

The Symposium

The Student Symposium shows off our students’ diverse achievements inside and outside the classroom. Regular classes are canceled on the day of Symposium so that faculty, staff, and students can participate in the events. Members of the North Shore and Lake County communities are welcomed to campus to join us in this celebration of student scholarship and intellectual engagement. 

Student presentations are done in coordination with faculty members who nominate students to participate and help them through the process. Do you have some work you would like to present? Talk to your professors to get the process started! They will work with you to refine your presentation and prepare you to engage your audience at Symposium.

Students are encouraged to present in any field that they are interested in. Art exhibits, senior thesis projects, musical compositions, research posters, philosophical inquiries, and more are all welcome!

Closing Ceremony

The closing ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. in the Durand Art Institute with the Student Art Exhibit. 

Faculty may submit a proposal here

Students who are interested in presenting at the Symposium should contact a faculty member for nomination.


Questions or inquiries can be directed to the Symposium Committee Chair, Scott Schappe.