At the 17th Annual Elmhurst College Research and Performance Showcase, to be held on Thursday, May 2, students in all disciplines will share their academic accomplishments with the College and the community.
Presenting their work through oral and poster presentations, exhibits and performances, Elmhurst students in the Showcase are able to highlight their scholarly activity and creative work in compelling ways. They also can engage with students outside their disciplines, as well as faculty and staff members and the general public.
This year’s Showcase will feature presentations on a variety of subjects, including evil historical personalities as portrayed in pop culture; composer Manuel Maria Ponce, described as the father of Mexican nationalism in music; whether red harvester ants regularly exposed to caffeine can develop a preference for it; and voter turnout in rural counties across the U.S.
The presentations and performances will take place in several campus venues, beginning with an opening ceremony at 3:15 p.m. in the Buik Recital Hall in Irion Hall. After the opening ceremony, oral presentations will be given from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in Circle Hall, the Frick Center and Daniels Hall; and poster presentations will be given in the Founders Lounge of the Frick Center from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
The Research and Performance Showcase is free and open to the public, and all are welcome to attend.