The 12th Annual Elmhurst College Research and Performance Showcase, where students from all disciplines share their scholarly activity and creative work with the College and the community, will be held on Thursday, May 1.
New to the Showcase this year is a category dedicated to Sustainability and Stewardship, one of Elmhurst College’s core values. The Elmhurst College Sustainability Committee will award a $250 prize to the most outstanding project related to the theme.
The Research and Performance Showcase gives students experience in presenting their academic work through oral or poster presentations, exhibits or performances, and enables them to engage with students outside their disciplines, as well as faculty members and staff, and the general public.
This year’s Showcase will feature presentations on a variety of subjects, including hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in Illinois; significant precursors to unemployment; the development of flamenco music in Spain in the 20th and 21st centuries; exploitation in education; French cinema on the Holocaust; and labor rights among marginalized communities.
The presentations and performances will take place in several campus venues, and will conclude with an award ceremony.
The Research and Performance Showcase will begin with an opening ceremony at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, in the Buik Recital Hall of Irion Hall. After the opening ceremony, presentations will be given and exhibits will be open in Circle Hall, Daniels Hall and the Founders Lounge of the Frick Center. A reception will be held in the Founders Lounge beginning at 6:00 p.m.
A map of the campus is available here. This event is free and the public is invited. For more information, call (630) 617-3390.