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April 16 - 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM


The Third Annual Monmouth Student Scholarship Week: Celebrating Academic Creativity is a weeklong conference that will showcase and celebrate students’ academic work inside and outside of the classroom as well as highlight faculty-student collaboration, across the University. This includes highlighting students’ scholarly contributions in research, writing, service learning, musical and theater productions, art exhibits, etc. Scholarship Week will take place April 16-22, 2018. All events are free (unless noted otherwise) and open to everyone.

View the PDF calendar of the week's events

View the welcome letter from President Dimenna

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Phil S. Baran, Darlene Shiley Chair in Chemistry, Scripps Research Institute

“Translational Chemistry”

Friday, April 20
11:00am - 12:00pm (Light refreshments will be served)
Pozycki Auditorium

 

Featured Events

Hawk Talks
Wednesday, April 18
1:00 - 2:30pm
Wilson Hall 1st Floor

The Hawk Talks event will highlight the rich diversity of events offered during Student Scholarship Week by including student work from all academic disciplines, including graduate and undergraduate students, in one premiere interdisciplinary event. The event format will showcase student work through poster presentations and 5-minute TED-talk style presentations. Refreshments will be served.

 

Interprofessional Exhibition
Thursday, April 19
5:00 - 6:30pm
Anacon A&B, Student Center

The Schools of Social Work, Education, and Nursing and Health Studies highlight our students' research and practice reflections. Posters will discuss: 1) Proposed Research, 2) Completed Research or Research in Progress, 3) Experiential Education and Clinical Practice Reflections, or 4) Other scholarly work. There will also be a panel on interprofessional approaches to suicidality among adolescents. Refreshments will be served.

 

Service Learning Showcase
Tuesday, April 17
2:00 - 4:00pm
Wilson Hall 1st Floor

The Service Learning Showcase is an interdisciplinary event celebrating service learning projects from many disciplines, including English, Communication, Education, Social Work, Health Studies, Professional Counseling, and Art. Students will critically reflectbon their service learning courses and experiences in the local community to educate the campus community about the scope and impact of service learning initiatives in which faculty and students are engaged. Refreshments will be served.

 

Summer Scholars Poster Presentation
Tuesday, April 17
4:15 - 5:45pm
Club Dining, Magill Commons

In its inaugural summer of 2017, the Summer Scholars program offered eight students free housing and a stipend to work on a research project with a faculty mentor. Students come from the departments of political science, criminal justice, psychology, biology, management and decision sciences, and history. These students are presenting their work through a poster session. Refreshments will be served.

 

All Week

Immersive Virtual Worlds
April 16 - 22
All Day
Rechnitz Hall Front Lobby

As an experiment this year, the students taking AR 394 will be taking their 3D virtual worlds into VR by rendering a stereoscopic 360 degree movie and add a few real time rendered elements. The process will be documented on posters, while preliminary results will be displayed on a computer screen. During the last Sunday of scholarship week, which coincides with opening of the all student show, the virtual 3D worlds can be experienced through a head mounted display (a.k.a. VR Goggles) in RH 206.

 

Discovering the Ecological Self Art Exhibit
April 16 - 22
All Day
Rechnitz Hall Front Lobby

Discovering the Ecological Self is a multi-institutional Social Practice art project designed by artist Kimberly Callas to foster environmental stewardship and create environmental leaders and Social Practice* artists. Sculpture 2, AR218 collaborate on the project with science and psychology students and faculty volunteers and Aslan Youth Ministry, a local non-profit that supports at-risk youth. During the project, we are researching and creating art from personally and culturally significant nature-based symbols, patterns, and images, to re-awaken our deep relationship with nature. As we explore this relationship, we discover new understandings of ourselves and our place in the universe. This project was recently awarded a Pollination Project Grant and an Urban Coast Institute Grant. *Social Practice is an art form where artists work with communities around social issues. This project’s societal issue focuses on environmentalism and sustainability.

 

Graphic Design Display
April 16 - 20
All Day
Rechnitz Hall Front Lobby

The students are completing a year-long capstone course in graphic design and during their senior exhibition they will be showing their final researched project. The projects, drawn from their final exhibits, will be displayed on pedestals and easels in the lobby for the duration of Scholarship week. The projects will be about new product lines, racial profiling, original magazines, the debate over football helmets, women in history, culture in upstate New York, an original game board, etc.

 

Street Art and Its Impact
April 16 - 20
All Day
Rechnitz Hall Front Lobby

The students collectively designed and painted a 40 foot long mural the courtyard of the Department of Art and Design.

 

 

Open Classroom: Perspectives on the Trojan War Portion of the Epic Cycle I
8:30 - 9:50am
Pozycki Hall 205

The Ancient Greek Epic Cycle was a saga of about a dozen epics, five of which told the story of the Trojan War. Of these, the Iliad is the best known, but in ancient times, it had a prequel and three sequels, now lost except from fragments and retellings. In this open classroom session, EN 201 students will give extra-credit oral presentations on issues and topics raised by their study of these five Trojan War epics.

 

Open Classroom: Perspectives on the Trojan War Portion of the Epic Cycle II
10:05-11:25am
Pozycki Hall 205

The Ancient Greek Epic Cycle was a saga of about a dozen epics, five of which told the story of the Trojan War. Of these, the Iliad is the best known, but in ancient times, it had a prequel and three sequels, now lost except from fragments and retellings. In this open classroom session, EN 201 students will give extra-credit oral presentations on issues and topics raised by their study of these five Trojan War epics.

 

Open Classroom: Ethical and Legal Case Presentations on End-of-Life Decisions
11:40am - 1:00pm
McAllan Hall 222

Students will present, in a poster presentation format, the legal cases they are researching on end-of-life court cases. These cases helped bring to light the legal and ethical dilemmas that individuals and families have faced when dealing with either their own or a family member’s terminal illness. Examples of questions that may be asked are: What is quality of life? Are end of life decisions determined by the individual, or should the legal system have input? What is the difference between euthanasia and physician assisted suicide?

 

Open Classroom: Literary Theories
1:15 - 2:53pm
Rechnitz Hall 115

​In this introductory course for English majors, students will give oral presentations reflecting their research into a wide variety of theoretical approaches to literary texts.

 

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
8:00 - 10:15pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)
Woods Theatre

MU Players, formerly known as Boom Roasted Productions, is proud to present its fourth student produced musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Over the past six years, MU Players has grown to become the University's premier student theatre club. Our musicals are unique, in that they feature students acting, and also performing major leadership roles, in every area of production. Working in association with a faculty advisor, the students produce, direct, design, choreograph, and conduct the entire performance. As such, they are provided a real world model unique both to Monmouth, and to the greater academic community.General admission tickets are $10, student tickets are $5. To reserve your free tickets, please contact MU Players at muplayersproductions@gmail.com with the discount code "SCHOLARSHIP" in the subject line. 

 

 

Open Classroom: Experiencing Homelessness
10:05 - 11:25am
Wilson Hall 104

First-year composition students have been reading, researching, writing, and critically discussing many aspects of homelessness. In addition, they have designed and carried out a variety of service projects in cooperation with the Women's Hospitality Network of Asbury Park (WHN). Their posters represent the intersection of the classroom and real-world experiences with WHN.

 

Open Classroom: Applications of Social Justice and Human Rights in Social Work
11:40am - 1:00pm
Pozycki Auditorium

​The topic is applications of social justice and human rights. It is the second course of a hybrid two-course sequence in the final year of the social work master’s program. Students spend the first semester learning about the implications of social justice and human rights in social work and design a project that will advance social justice and human rights in their field internship or in the community. In the second semester students implement their project and evaluate it. There are four sections of the course (approximately 100 students), and in this session, the four students who have been selected by their peers will present their final projects.

 

 

Open Classroom: Redevelopment Proposal of Hoffman LaRoche

3:00 - 4:00pm

Pozycki Auditorium

The project was a case study for the development of the former Hoffman LaRoche Campus. The property closed in 2013 and with it approximately 10,000 jobs and $14 million in tax revenue for the local counties. The goal was to put together a development plan the 116-acre property to maximize the sites use. Presentation by students Christopher J. Fitzsimmons, Jacqueline M. O'Dor, and Lindsey M. Florio.

 

 

Open Classroom: Dearest Teddy, My Dearest Sylvia
4:30 - 5:50pm
Bey Hall 222

For Confessional Poets (PR446) Students will perform and recite passages and lines from letters and poems between poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Sylvia committed suicide at the age of 30, during their separation after seven years of marriage. The class will explore and illuminate the emotional depth and conflict shared in this literature, in addition to the love and compassion they shared.

 

Classical Fun: Chamber Orchestra
7:30 - 9:00pm
Wilson Auditorium

A joyous program of music by some of the greatest composers of all time. This spring concert also features music for chamber ensembles from within the orchestra-solos, duos, trios, quintets.

 

Astronomy Observation
8:55-9:55pm
Wilson Hall Roof

​Join this open observation with an astronomy student guide. A student will guide "naked eye" observations and a telescope observation.

 

 

eDNA Science Panel
11:30am - 1:30pm
Edison Science Hall, Multipurpose Room (201)

Monmouth University’s Urban Coast Institute (UCI) is a member of the NY Metropolitan Regional eDNA Work Group that includes Rockefeller University, City University of New York, Wildlife Conservation Society, NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), Fordham University, and the Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory. Monmouth’s Marine Environmental Biology and Policy (MEBP) faculty and UCI staff are initiating two research projects in 2018 funded through UCI’s Marine Science and Policy Initiative. The first project will sample eDNA to determining marine species presence in Monmouth County’s coastal lakes and in the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers. The second is a joint project with NEFSC researchers at Sandy Hook to investigate eDNA decay in the marine environment and the potential use of eDNA for determining species abundance. The eDNA science panel will bring leading marine eDNA researchers from Rockefeller University - Jesse Ausubel and Mark Stoeckle - together with MEBP faculty – Jason Adolf and Keith Dunton - to discuss the use of eDNA for marine species detection and quantification, planned research projects, and opportunities for student involvement in the research. The meeting will begin at 11:30 with an informal pizza lunch and the panel will convene at 12 pm and last approximately 1 hour, followed by a half hour of Q&A with the audience.

 

Open Classroom: Ethical and Legal Case Presentations on End-of-Life Decisions
11:40am - 1:00pm
McAllan Hall 222

Students will present, in a poster presentation format, the legal cases they are researching on end-of-life court cases. These cases helped bring to light the legal and ethical dilemmas that individuals and families have faced when dealing with either their own or a family member’s terminal illness. Examples of questions that may be asked are: What is quality of life? Are end of life decisions determined by the individual, or should the legal system have input? What is the difference between euthanasia and physician assisted suicide?

 

 

Open Classroom: Linguistic Analysis of Native or Heritage Spanish Speakers
1:15 - 2:35pm
Plangere 135

The students in Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics will interview a Spanish speaker in person, via Skype, or Talk Abroad and videotape the interview. The interview should be approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Each student will identify the country/region of origin of the interviewee and focus on linguistic variations, culture, as well as follow the project rubric distributed in class at the beginning of the semester. This semester project will reflect the linguistic and cultural interpretation by the student of the interviewee as presented in class via a PowerPoint with embedded examples of the interview video. The students will describe the differences between the phonological systems of Spanish and their native languages. They will also reflect on their own Spanish pronunciation to systematically plan for language instruction or future career goals.

 

Blue Hawk Records Album Release Show
2:45 - 4:15pm
Residence Quad

Blue Hawk Records, Monmouth University’s student-run record label will be releasing its 11th studio record featuring students from Monmouth University.

 

Open Classroom: Communication Seminar Binder Session
4:30 - 5:50pm
Plangere Lower Lobby

This semester our seniors deepen their understanding of higher order communication concepts through the creation of original teaching content, to be utilized in Monmouth University courses. Students will showcase binders reflecting their teaching module content.

 

Spring 2018 Dance Concert - Artists Rising
7:30pm
Woods Theatre

Artists from the Spring Choreography Class will present their original works that they have spent the semester creating. Performances will also feature the choreographic explorations of the studio dance course and original works by faculty members. Join us to see dance artists rising at Monmouth University.

 

 

Open Classroom: Doing Business in Spanish
8:30 - 9:50am
Pozycki Hall 204

​The FS 313 Commercial Spanish class will be working in groups on a class project. They will be presenting their findings, analysis and opinions on various aspects of business in the Spanish-speaking world, including the U.S. Students will be speaking mostly in Spanish, but they will do a short summary in English for anyone who attends the class who does not speak Spanish.

 

Open Classroom: Writing for the Real World: FYC, Service-Learning, and Garden State Equality
1:15 - 2:35pm
Wilson Hall 311

In this poster session, three teams of students describe creating distinct video projects in the context of EN 102: College Composition II. The teams describe their work in the context of a service-learning project, in which they are partnered with Garden State Equality in Asbury Park. Tasked with creating content the school outreach coordinator can present to middle and high school students to help educate them about LGBTQ+ issues and rights, the students created videos after carefully researching and getting to know their intended audience and the information they wished to convey. In these poster presentations, the students detail their work and reflect on the process of working in tandem with a community partner.

 

Open Classroom: Literary Theories
1:15 - 2:53pm
Rechnitz Hall 115

​In this introductory course for English majors, students will give oral presentations reflecting their research into a wide variety of theoretical approaches to literary texts.

 

Open Classroom: MUTalks: Persuasion
2:50 - 4:10pm
Pollak Theatre

​This session features 10, five-seven minute persuasive presentations in a TEDTalk format in a true theatre setting. The format of the talks will include two speakers and break from the traditional one-speaker TEDTalk format. The goal for the students is to present a persuasive argument in support of or against a specific topic or issue using a combination of sources that support said argument and personal perspectives or viewpoints and deliver a cohesive presentation in a team presentation format.

 

Open Classroom: Magazine Covers Through a Feminist Critical Lens
4:30 - 5:50pm
Plangere Lower Lobby

​This session stems from an in-class (CO 383 Gender, Race, and Media) assignment where students critique magazine covers of primarily men’s' and women’s' interest print publications from a critical feminist perspective. Students will extend this critique and use technology (In Design; Publisher) to create new versions of magazines covers from popular magazines such as Cosmopolitan and Esquire that reflect covers that resist sexual objectification and suggest new ways of seeing gender in our culture.

 

 

Hess Excellence in Scholarship Series
6:00 - 7:30pm
Pozycki Auditorium

The Excellence in Scholarship Series provides the opportunity for students in the Leon Hess Business School to highlight their academic work over the last academic year.

 

Spring Choral Concert
7:30pm
Wilson Hall, 1st Floor

Enjoy an evening of music performances, by Monmouth University Choirs and soloists, in the magisterial space of Wilson Hall, Monmouth University. Come join us for a celebration of the rich tapestry of choral music in all its magnificence.

 

 

The Honors School Research Conference
9:00am - 5:00pm
Library 101 and 102

Thirty-two Honors students will be presenting the research they completed.

 

Open Classroom: Social Media Showcase
10:00 - 11:15am
Plangere 206

Students in the Social Media in PR class will showcase their digital media portfolios. Students will be available to answer questions and share their experiences working with digital media, creating their own blogs, and writing copy for various social networking platforms.

 

 

School of Science 17th Annual Student Research Conference
1:00 - 5:00pm
Edison Science Hall, Multipurpose Room (201) and Lobby

The School of Science Student Research Conference highlights the results of research projects being conducted by undergraduate students in the departments of Biology, Chemistry & Physics, Computer Science & Software Engineering, and Mathematics. The conference provides students with the opportunity to present their work via poster presentations to their peers as well as interested faculty members, invited guests, family and friends.

 

Third Annual Undergraduate Research Conference in Political Science
12:00 - 6:30pm
Bey Hall (129 132 134 223 227 228 229)

​Monmouth University’s Department of Political Science and Sociology invites paper proposals from current undergraduate students for presentation at our annual academic conference. The event introduces students to the conference atmosphere, provides networking opportunities, and offers students from across the region a fun and engaging experience on the shores of New Jersey. The registration fee also includes a dinner at our awards banquet following the panel sessions (all panel sessions take place Friday afternoon). Topics of the papers may include subject matter from all relevant subfields of political science (panels will be formed based on submissions). Faculty members are asked to sponsor student proposals and possibly serve as either panel chairs or discussants. We encourage students conducting research relevant to Political Science to apply. The deadline for proposal submission is Monday, April 2nd.

 

Department of History and Anthropology Senior Seminar
1:00 - 5:00pm
Magill Commons, Club 107-108

The Department of History and Anthropology’s senior seminar is an opportunity for senior students to present on their research on topics relating to history and anthropology.  Students give brief presentations based on their work in our senior seminar courses. 

 

Open Classroom: Linguistic Analysis of Native or Heritage Spanish Speakers
1:15 - 2:35pm
Plangere 135

The students in Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics will interview a Spanish speaker in person, via Skype, or Talk Abroad and videotape the interview. The interview should be approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Each student will identify the country/region of origin of the interviewee and focus on linguistic variations, culture, as well as follow the project rubric distributed in class at the beginning of the semester. This semester project will reflect the linguistic and cultural interpretation by the student of the interviewee as presented in class via a PowerPoint with embedded examples of the interview video. The students will describe the differences between the phonological systems of Spanish and their native languages. They will also reflect on their own Spanish pronunciation to systematically plan for language instruction or future career goals.

 

Open Classroom: Habitat for Humanity Neighborhood Consulting Project
2:50 - 4:10pm
Plangere 115

Throughout the semester the class has been studying a local neighborhood revitalization project in Long Branch. They will present the results of a survey research project they conducted in the neighborhood to representatives of Habit for Humanity of Monmouth County. Observers are welcome.

 

 

Department of Psychology Undergraduate Conference
8:00am - 3:30pm
Wilson Hall

The Department of Psychology undergraduate conference is the longest running conference of its kind in the country. Consistent with our department’s motto, “Pick Your Own Little Piece of the World and Improve It,” the conference highlights students’ intellectual contributions in research and at their internships. Students present empirical research from their Senior Thesis in a paper or poster presentation, while students share their internship experiences, including how their internship influenced their career plans.

 

 

Department of Art and Design Annual Student Show Opening Reception
1:00 - 4:00pm
Rechnitz Hall

The Annual Student Show features selected works by Monmouth University students in Photography, Graphic Design, Animation, and Studio Art.

 

Jazz Concert
7:30pm
Woods Theatre

The Jazz Hawks will present a varied repertoire of Latin, Swing, Bebop and Ballads, showcasing some of the finest literature written for the big band! This student directed group, will surely brighten your day and will also present a few surprise performances as well!!