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Global Scholars Present Their Research at Symposium

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

LAWRENCE: The third Global Scholars cohort will present their research at the Global Scholars Symposium on March 28. The day-long symposium, coordinated by the Office of International Programs, will showcase the seniors’ research on topics ranging from asexuality to Scottish nationalism. The public is invited to the event from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Big 12 Room, Kansas Union.

Eleven students will serve on panels including a final roundtable panel with the entire group discussing their Global Scholars experiences. 

“It is always exciting to see our Global Scholars pursue their international interests in the form of travel and research. The symposium is a wonderful culmination of academic and personal growth that occurs over the course of their undergraduate degree,” said Dena Register, director of faculty programs.

 Global Scholars recognizes and encourages undergraduate students who have an interest in global studies and a strong academic record.  The students come from a wide range of disciplines across the university. They were selected for their demonstrated interest in global and international studies, plans for studying abroad and potential for continued high academic achievement and leadership. Each student participated in a three-hour seminar and was paired with a faculty mentor with similar research interests during their undergraduate studies. Three cohorts are currently participating in the program.

The Global Scholar presenters are:

Jennifer Corcoran, Evergreen Park, Ill., senior, Spanish

Michael Garrett, Lenexa, Kan., senior, journalism and Spanish

Erin Ice, Lawrence, Kan., senior, sociology

Heathyr Johnson, Olathe, Kan., senior, secondary English education

Susie McClanahan, Prairie Village, Kan., senior, global and international studies and East Asian languages and cultures

Nicole Richardson, Berryton, Kan., senior, political science and global and international studies

Aimee Sommerville, Edina, Minn., senior, political science and French

Kellen Smutz, Salina, Kans., senior, human biology

Betsy Tampke, Leawood, Kan., senior, creative writing and psychology

Anna Wenner, Topeka, Kan., senior, English and history

Kat Youtsey, Abilene, Kan.,senior,  history and German



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