Liberal Arts research symposium to be held Thursday

Apr 6, 2011 | Liberal Arts

Louisiana Tech’s College of Liberal Arts will host its 24th annual research symposium Thursday, April 7, with faculty from the college presenting research and students from each department honored for their academic prowess.
The morning session, from 8:15-9-40 a.m., will take place in Wyly Tower Auditorium. Session II, from 10-11:50 a.m., will take place in Howard Auditorium Recital Hall, Room 215. Session III, from 1:15-2:55 p.m., and Session IV, from 3:10-4:25 p.m., will both be in Wyly Tower Auditorium.
“This is among my most favorite times of the academic year,” said Bill Willoughby, associate dean of Liberal Arts. “It is the time when faculty in our college have the opportunity to share their research and scholarly output across disciplines. We have four diverse sessions throughout the day wherein faculty read papers, give short lectures on their research or perform music in a scholarly context.  It’s a great opportunity to witness the diversity of ideas that the College of Liberal Arts hosts.”
At noon, the College will honor the outstanding students.
“It is an honor and a privilege to have such accomplished and ambitious students here at Louisiana Tech University,” Willoughby said. “Each year we try to bring in an alumnus of the program to give a short talk at the luncheon. This year we have asked Mr. Byron McCauley, director of public relations for KnowledgeWorks and a graduate of our journalism department to be our honored alumnus speaker.”