Student Research Conference Set for April 12

Truman will host its 24th annual Student Research Conference (SRC) April 12, and will feature a broad spectrum of presentations by students from all academic disciplines. Scheduled classes will not meet during the day of the Conference, thereby providing the opportunity for all students and faculty members to attend and fully participate. Evening classes will still meet.

The day will be a University-wide celebration of undergraduate and graduate research, scholarship and creative achievement. This year’s Conference will feature more than 280 presentations delivered by 370 student authors who are mentored by 125 faculty. Students will present their scholarly work in a range of presentation types, including oral papers, posters, performing arts and studio arts.

This event will also include a Conference-wide plenary address by Dr. John Lyden, visiting professor of philosophy and religion from Grand View University. Lyden’s presentation is titled “From the Bible to Star Wars: Religion and Popular Culture.” The plenary session begins at 11 a.m. in Violette Hall 1000.

There will be no registration table or name tags at this year’s SRC. A program book, including the full schedule of presentations, maps and other information, will be available for everyone at the refreshment tables in Magruder Hall, Violette Hall and Ophelia Parrish. Oral papers will be presented in classrooms in Violette Hall and Magruder Hall, and music and theater performances, art exhibits and oral presentations will be in Ophelia Parrish. The poster session, as well as the closing reception, will be in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms. Several refreshment breaks will be scheduled throughout the day.

The Conference website,, includes the full Conference program and all presentation abstracts, which can be electronically browsed and extensively searched. Anyone visiting the website can create a custom schedule of presentations and events that he or she would like to attend. In addition, the website includes other useful information for students and faculty, as well as historical details about past Conferences.  

The Student Research Conference is planned and coordinated by the Office of Student Research.

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