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Scholarship Week 2024 – Monday Events

HawkTalks-Reception-Poster Expo

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Anacon Hall

Hawk Talks showcase student work through poster presentations and five-minute TED-talk style presentations. A reception and poster expo opening will follow.

2024 Hawk Talks

  1. Kathryn Marshall – Evaluating Diamond-backed terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) nesting and reproductive vulnerabilities at Sandy Hook National Recreation Area
  2. Meghan Reilly – Innocence Lost, and Found: Forced and Unforced Maturation in Judith Ortiz Cofer’s Silent Dancing
  3. Christopher Meehan – Eastern Box Turtle Habitat Preferences Amidst Urban Encroachment
  4. Maria Aguiluz – Brain Train – A Mobile App for Assessing Performance Anxiety within Collegiate Athletes
  5. Jessica Gershenow & Elizabeth Hsu – Wellness Wednesdays: A Collaboration Between Occupational Therapy and Counseling and Prevention Services
  6. Sean Fritz – Creating Software to Secure and Protect Data and Online Information
  7. Emily Verzicco – Let’s have a kiki: Discussing Creating a Safe Space in Medicine for LGBTQ+ Patients
  8. Taiphane Orange – Too Young to say YES

Multidisciplinary Poster Expo – All Schools, Departments and Programs

All Day | Anacon Hall | Virtual Poster Expo

Members of the 2023 Student Scholarship Committee representing each of Monmouth University’s Schools selected approximately 10 posters per school to represent the diversity, range and quality of research and scholarship done by our students. These posters will remain on display throughout the week.

School of Education – Spring 2024 Virtual Scholarship Exhibition

All Day | Visit the Exhibition

Highlighting student research, providing an opportunity for students across the university to think about research and how it improves our respective fields, and to recognize and appreciate the work of student peers. Viewers will have an opportunity to vote for the best presentation in several categories.

School of Humanities and Social Sciences – Art & Design – Climate Crisis Installation

All Day | Sculpture Garden & 600 Courtyard

AR-218, Sculpture II, created an installation as part of their collaboration with the Climate Teach In.

School of Humanities and Social Sciences – Art & Design – Senior Show

All Day | DiMattio & Ice House Galleries

Presenting a representative sample of each graduating senior’s best work, including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, silk-screening, book arts, graphic design, motion graphics, and animation.

School of Humanities and Social Sciences – English – MFA Graduate Reading

4:30- 6:00 p.m. | Great Hall Auditorium

The MFA Graduate Reading is the capstone event for all MFA graduate student writers at work on their MFA thesis manuscript in their final year of study. The writers will read excerpts from their manuscripts in fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry. Readings will be from a selection of novels, short stories, memoirs, personal essays, and poems. The event is a special experience to share in what Monmouth authors have been writing throughout their graduate study, and a tribute to the power of the imagination.

Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music – Student Scholarship at the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music

2:00 p.m. | Via Zoom | REGISTER HERE for this event

In this Zoom panel, student employees of the Bruce Springsteen Archives & Center for American Music students will discuss the projects that are preparing them for life after Monmouth and furthering the mission of the BSACAM. This includes, but is not limited to, processing oral histories, digitizing archival materials, conducting research, contributing to nationally recognized exhibits, and so much more. The students will then answer questions from the audience. All are welcome.

School of Humanities and Social Sciences – Music & Theatre – MU Players present “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

7:00 p.m. | Woods Theatre

MU Players open Scholarship Week with a fully student-produced musical. “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” features students in all leadership roles, including production, direction, musical direction, choreography, and design; as well as a full cast of student performers. $10 general admission; $5 MU Students. Student Director/ Contact: Annie Sacks,