Park University Students Showcase Work in Research and Creative Arts Symposium

Park University Students Showcase Work in Research and Creative Arts Symposium

Parkville, Mo.—March 24, 2014 — Park University’s ninth annual Student Research and Creative Arts Symposium will showcase the scholarly work of students from all disciplines and campus locations Monday, April 7, through Thursday, April 10, on the University’s Parkville Campus.

Undergraduate and graduate students submit course work or independent research projects, either single or collaboratively-authored, in the form of posters presenting laboratory or other applied research findings, research papers and oral presentations, creative works, visual art and graphic design installations, musical and drama presentations and virtual presentations.

Student participants in the Symposium will have the opportunity to share their work with a diverse audience of peers and enhance their résumé through participation in a professional conference setting.

Virginia Brackett, Ph.D., director of the Honors Academy, associate professor of English and chair of the Symposium, said the efforts to coordinate this event are well worth the results, as students come together to demonstrate their research and creative projects.

Events planned include: Monday, April 7 Fine art, interior design, photography, poster presentations — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mabee Learning Center/Academic Underground Honors Academy faculty fellow presentation and reception — 1 to 1:45 p.m., McAfee Memorial Library Oral presentations, 2 to 4:30 p.m., Park Distance Learning Conference Center Honors oral presentations, 4 to 5 p.m., Park Distance Learning Classroom Tuesday, April 8 Oral presentations, 2 to 5 p.m., Park Distance Learning Conference Center Wednesday, April 9 Music presentations, 2 to 5 p.m., Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel Thursday, April 10 Drama presentations, 2 to 5 p.m., McCoy Meetin’ House

For more information about the Symposium, which is open to the public, visit, or contact Brackett at or (816) 584-6818.

Please note: Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel and McCoy Meetin’ House have restricted physical access. Park University wants to make available to everyone access to all programs and activities conducted in this building. Requests for physical access accommodations should be addressed in a timely manner to Park University’s Office of Campus Safety at (816) 584-6444. Park University will make all reasonable modifications to ensure that individuals with physical challenges have an equal opportunity to enjoy all programs and activities.


Park’s Promise: Serving those who serve their community and country with personalized, globally-relevant education for life.

Established in 1875, Park University is a national leader in higher education and is distinguished by its innovative adult-degree completion programs. The University has 20,964 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs at 40 campuses located in 21 states and online.

For more information, please contact Rita Weighill, vice president for university marketing and communications, at (816) 584-6211 or

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