Open Classroom: The Millennial Monster
Club Dining Room
Several sections of EN102 this semester center around horror films as a subject for rhetorical analysis.
Students are exploring how horror films may be analyzed as cultural artifacts that reveal, reflect, and
allegorize specific fears and anxieties of their respective eras. The students’ final project will be
to write an addendum to our course text that exposes the “Millennial Monster” of their generation. In
addition to the written piece, students are required to present their work multimodally; this poster
presentation represents the visual requirement of that project.
School of Science Sixteenth Annual Student Research Conference
New Science Building, Multipurpose Room (201) and Lobby
The School of Science Student Research Conference highlights the results of research projects being conducted
by undergraduate students in the departments of Biology, Chemistry & Physics, Computer Science &
Software Engineering, and Mathematics.
The conference provides students with the opportunity to present their work via poster presentations to their
peers as well as interested faculty members, invited guests, family and friends. The event culminates
with a reception and Deans’ Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. This year’s conference will
also feature a keynote address from Bruce Kratz, Vice President for Research and Development, Sparta
Systems, Inc., Hamilton, NJ.
This is What Democracy Sounds Like
The Shadow Lawn in front of Wilson Hall
Student Center Cafeteria (rain location)
Performances and presentations made by students on important moments throughout history to empower all students
and to learn how to express ourselves peacefully.
Blue Hawk Records Album Release Show
Blue Hawk Records, Monmouth University’s student-run record label will be releasing its 10th studio record
featuring students from Monmouth University.
Creative Writing After Undergrad: Graduate Study and the World Beyond
Club Lounge, Magill Commons
A panel of creative writers that includes MU undergrads, grads, and alumni who are working in literary fields.
Following a short reading period wherein the students all share excerpts of their work, a current graduate
student will lead a panel discussion about creative writing during and after their years at MU, and to
balance artistic practice with more pragmatic concerns. The panel will address the questions of current
students related to craft issues, process, employment in the field, further study options, and collaboration.
Open Classroom: Business and Professional Communication
This session offers ten, 5-7 minute persuasive presentations in a TEDTalk format. The theme is TEDxMU: Persuasion.
Students are to present a persuasive argument in support of or against a specific topic or issue using
a combination of sources that support said argument and personal perspectives or viewpoints. They are
to deliver a cohesive presentation in a team presentation format.
Open Classroom: Communication Senior Seminar poster session
Plangere Downstairs Lobby
Communication Senior Seminar poster session exploring semester theme.
Open Classroom: “Another English: Anglophone poets and poetries”
Science Building 114
A graduate symposium organized by the instructor and the graduate students of EN530 (Contemporary World
Literature). Students will deliver brief presentations on their scholarship. This symposium will give
them the opportunity to share their work, provide participants with constructive feedback, and hone important
academic skills, especially as related to crafting and delivering a mini conference presentation.
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Session
Young AUD, Bey Hall
This will be an interdisciplinary session featuring talks from the Social Sciences. We will have undergraduate
speakers from Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Criminal Justice, and Political Science. Light
refreshments will be served.
- Zakariya Frank, Psychology, You’re Hired, or Are You?: An Exploration of Hiring Discrimination
- Nicole Fresella, Criminal Justice, Awareness and Usage of Sex Offender Registries
- Helena Kurt, Sociology, Type of Education System and Expectations about Social Mobility: A Comparative Analysis of the U.S. and Sweden
- Chris Wolcott, Political Science, Religiosity and Political Participation: Using Social Capital Theory to Explain Voter Turnout
Open Classroom: Responsive Media
The AR/CO404 Responsive Media class as a whole is working with a real-world client as one large team to
design solutions to a real-world challenge for the Monmouth University Library. Tasks, deadlines, and
workflow are decided amongst the team with input and guidance from client and instructor. Using the framework
of design thinking, students learn about the culture and values of their client and stakeholders, they
discover the design issues they will address, they research the issues, they organize insights and materials,
they document, they prototype with old and new technologies, they ideate and iterate designs, they critique,
and they offer prototypes as solutions to the design issues. There are five sub-teams which handle the
various workflows on the prototypes: 1)Strategy, Research, and Writing; 2)Content Creation; 3) Web Front
End; 4)Development/UX; and 5)PR and Social Media.
Exploration and Discovery Dance Performance
An evening of dance that celebrates the choreographic process. The concert will feature choreography developed
by DA 301 (Choreography) throughout the Spring 2017 semester. The concert will also include performances
by the Jazz 1 Dance course (DA 209) and by students learning professional company repertoire by the professor.