This year more than 365 students are involved in approximately 415 poster sessions, oral and video presentations, readings, panel discussions, displays, art exhibits, and music performances. The public is invited to attend all presentations, which begin at 8:30 a.m. at sites across campus.
In addition to a Wicked Problems Challenge, students also will present on everything from the effects of music on modern Buddhist meditation to the relationship between socioeconomic status and white privilege attitudes. Students in one of the college’s newest major, public health, will present on the rise of Juul — an electronic cigarette product — and nicotine misconceptions, and the epidemiology of pathogens associated with ticks in the upper Midwest, among other topics.
Participating departments include: Business Administration, Accounting & Economics; Education; English & Modern Languages; Music; Social Work; Art; History; Religion & Philosophy; Journalism & Communication; Social Sciences; Biology; Biochemistry, Chemistry & Engineering Science; and Mathematics, Computer Science & Physics. There also will be presentations by students who participated in the college’s Urban Studies Program.
Students representing peace and justice studies, the Scholars Program and the Institute for Leadership Education also will present. Student-created artwork will be on display in the Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery and Room 114, both in Bachman Fine Arts Center.
The Castle Singers and Wartburg Choir will hold open rehearsals in Wartburg Chapel at 3:45 p.m. and 4:50 p.m., respectively. The Wind Ensemble will rehearse at 4:50 p.m. in Bachman Fine Arts Center Room 100. The baseball, golf, lacrosse, softball, tennis and track and field teams will hold open practices between 4 and 6 p.m.
A full program, listing projects and sites, is available at www.wartburg.edu/rice/.