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Manchester University hosts 20th annual Student Research Symposium

The 20th annual Manchester University Student Research Symposium is a unique opportunity for members of the public and MU community to see original research by top students at the University and discuss their work.

It is 3:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, April 27 at the North Manchester campus. The symposium is free and open to the public.

Brochures with the precise schedule will be available in the Academic Center at 3 p.m., and the oral sessions begin at 3:35 p.m. in that building. The poster sessions start at 4:45 p.m. in the upper level of the Jo Young Switzer Center. Both buildings are on East Street.

The keynote presentation begins with introductions at 5:30 p.m. in the Switzer Center, followed by awards at 6 p.m.

The keynote speaker is Emily Lynn of North Manchester, who is majoring in French and music. Her speech is on the noteworthy collaborations of Claude Debussy's settings of poems by symbolists Paul Verlaine and Pierre Louýs.

Her faculty mentor on this project is Dr. Janina Traxler, professor of French, who is retiring in May after nearly 40 years at Manchester.

Students at both Manchester campuses, representing all four academic colleges, will give presentations.

The Research Symposium is a showcase for scholarly research across disciplines. The symposium was started in 1998 by then Dean Jo Young Switzer to give students and faculty an opportunity to collaborate on research. The first female president and 14th chief executive of Manchester University, she retired in 2014.

About Manchester University
Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 60 areas of academic study to nearly 1,600 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Athletic Training, a Master of Pharmacogenomics and a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy. Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at www.manchester.edu.

April 2018