Eight senior students discussed and read excerpts from their academic and creative capstone projects at Historic Senior Hall on Nov. 11.
Dr. Kate Berneking Kogut, associate professor of English and creative writing, addressed the students before they began. “This is a celebration not just of your senior projects and essays, but of all your time at Stephens — a celebration of your creativity and intellect,” she said.
The group of soon-to-be graduates were proud of each other’s accomplishments, as evidenced by the thoughtful introductions they gave to one another’s work. Projects ranged from historical fiction and speculative poetry to literary analysis and multi-genre collections.
Following the readings, a large crowd gathered in the Historic Senior Hall Board Room to view the students’ poster presentations and ask questions.
The students represented their ideas through a variety of creative media, including hand-painted illustrations, video projection, timelines and collage.
Berneking Kogut said the poster presentations, which were new this year, were inspired by academic conferences, and allowed the students to present their work in greater detail during a one-night event.« Back to Stephens News