Quincy University will host its second annual Academic Symposium on Friday, April 12, from 1:00 – 5:30 p.m. at the Connie Niemann Center for Music, located on QU’s North Campus (17th and Seminary Road). This event is free and open to the public.

The Academic Symposium aims to prepare academically talented students for professional schools, reward academic achievement, provide an opportunity for academic competition among students and offer a platform for interaction among major programs.

“The Academic Symposium is a showcase for student achievement across our liberal arts curriculum. On this day, student presenters will engage in professional performance and discourse with experts in their field of study, as well as the greater community, to disseminate their work,” said Michelle Combs Ph.D., assistant professor of biology. “Participation in the Symposium honors the pursuit of wisdom through education and rewards scholarly leadership.”

Forty-four undergraduate students and one graduate student, with the support of eleven mentors, will be sharing their original research, within their academic programs.  The following divisions will be represented: Division of Science & Technology, Division of Fine Arts & Communication, Division of Humanities, School of Education and the Division of Behavioral & Social Science.

For more information, contact Michelle Combs, at combsmi@quincy.edu.

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University (www.quincy.edu) is a Catholic, co-educational, residential university offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. Quincy University’s intercollegiate sports are members of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference for men and women. For more information, please contact the Quincy University Office of Community Relations by calling (217) 228-5275.