2013 Liberal Arts and Sciences Symposium

The LASS showcases the academic rigor at Oglethorpe University. This video from last year’s symposium shows students share what the Core program means to them.

Dr. Lewis opens the day’s events with a keynote address. Dr. Lewis is a professor of history at Kennesaw State University, Director of the Museum of History and Holocaust Education, and Executive Director of Museums, Archives & Rare Books.

“You all have chosen wisely to be here at Oglethorpe.” -Dr. Catherine Lewis, keynote speaker of today’s Liberal Arts and Sciences Symposium.

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In order to make the address more interactive, Dr. Lewis asked students several questions ranging from “What you would like to do if money were no object?” and “If you had thirty days, what would you like to learn?”

Dean of Students Michelle Hall speaks with Chris Wesley, one of the many students chosen to present their academic work at the symposium..

Presenter Antonio Mantica explains his poster to interested students. His work was presented during a poster session showcasing students’ research in mathematics and computer science.

Senior Caitlyn Mitchell gives her presentation about “Science and the Church.” Students presented their research in a wide subject area, from “The Process of Modern Cosmology” to “Horror-Comedy: The Chaotic Spectrum and Cinematic Synthesis”.

As part of the New Media and Society session, Katherine Aquino gives her presentation on “Texting and Driving”.

Art presenter Morgan Coffey shows her mother her works in the day-long art exhibition. Her mother, also an artist, offers helpful critique on her photographs.

Students examine the works from this year’s introduction to painting class. Each student in the course is required to paint a series of self-portraits.


Art presenter Nelson Marsh is interviewed by Weston Manders for the weekly video series “This Week in Oglethorpe Arts”. Nelson is explaining the meaning behind his selected photo series.

Students view a painting series by art major Katherine Law. Created in this year’s Advanced Painting class, the assignment was to create a juxtaposition series involving commonplace and horrifying imagery and integrate them together into three different paintings.

See more scenes from throughout the day in this photo album:

2013 Liberal Arts and Sciences Symposium

The Symposium in the Liberal Arts and Sciences is an annual event that brings together students and faculty in a day-long celebration of exemplary analytic and creative work produced by Oglethorpe students during the academic year. The symposium’s sessions provide a forum for students and faculty to recognize, discuss and learn from these outstanding student endeavors.

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