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Undergraduate Scholars Symposium

Presentations | Performances | Posters

The Baker Undergraduate Scholars Symposium showcases the academic and artistic achievements of Baker students. Students offer their papers, presentations, works of art and performances for their families, the faculty, staff, the Board of Trustees and fellow students.

Awards | Honors | Scholarships

During the symposium students are recognized with awards and scholarships. Student honors include the following:

  • Brenda Day Award for Best Undergraduate Research Paper Relating to the History of Methodism in Kansas
  • Elliot S. Berkeley Prize in International Studies
  • Milan-Harris Award for Promoting Diversity
  • Nominees or winners of the Marshall, Rhodes, or Fulbright scholarships
  • Rotary International Scholarship
  • Outstanding Seniors

In addition, each academic department presents awards and scholarships to its outstanding scholars. 

The Baker community also recognizes the following: 

  • Student Senate Leadership Awards
  • Achievement Beyond Campus
  • Presentations at Conferences and Participation in Competitions and Performances
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges
  • Initiates in Honorary Organizations
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Academic All-Americans

Symposium Schedule

Saturday, April 26 | 2014

1:30-5 p.m. |  Mabee Memorial Hall

1-1:30 p.m. | Presenters photo | Quad in front of Mabee Hall (for presenters and their advisors)

1:30 p.m. | Opening Remarks
Mabee Gym

Dr. Brian Posler, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Performance by the Baker University Jazz Ensemble

1:50-2:35  p.m. | Session I
Mabee Hall

Presentation of student work

2:40-3 p.m. | Posters & Refreshments
Mabee Hall, Fourth Floor Corridor Outside Mabee 400

Poster presentation and conversation with students

3:05-3:40 p.m. | Keynote Speaker
Mabee 400

Kelsey Rockey

3:45-4:30 p.m. | Session II
Mabee Hall

Presentation of student work

4:30-5:25 p.m. | Awards
Mabee Gym

Presentation of departmental awards and awards for the 2014 Symposium

5:25 p.m. | Closing Remarks
Mabee Gym

Dr. Patricia Long, Baker University President