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

Fifth Annual Undergraduate Art History Conference

Saturday, April 26, 2014

9 a.m. | Morning Session | Owens AV Room

  • Brett Knappe | Welcome and introduction of moderators
  • Baker Speech Choir Performance
  • Ashley Wehmiller (Ball State University) "A Bird's Eye View: Examining Haussmann Era Aerial Paintings of Paris"
  • Rachel Winter (University of Iowa) "The Death of Semiology After Conceptual Art"
  • Alexandra Jagodzinski (University of Wisconsin-Madison) "Pornography and Performance Art: Exploiting the Erotic through Vanessa Beecroft, Carolee Schneemann, and Karen Finley"
  • Abigail Jones (Baker University) "Exposing the Myth of Suburbia and Envisioning the New American Landscape"
  • Jillian Martin (Portland State University) "Images of the Virgin Mary Before and After the Age of Iconoclasm"

11:30 a.m. | Lunch Reception

Noon | Afternoon Session | Owens AV Room

  • Baker Poets: Jacqueline Albin, Erin Wilson, Denesha Jones, Sydney Johnston and Caroline Berblinger
  • Kelly O'Neill (University of Utah) "Intentional Conflations: The Filmic Practice of Tseng Kwong Chi"
  • Joseph Liberatore (Temple University) "Windsor Castle: Fortress of Restoration During the English Civil War"
  • Brontë Mansfield (University of Wisconsin at Madison) "Chasing Tail: Mermaids as Emblems of Unfulfilled Desire in the Long Nineteenth Century"
  • Olivia Gauthier (Hunter College) "Ryan Trecartin and the (Re)Construction of Gender"
  • Anna Ensz (Asbury University) "Metaphysical Grief: Michelangelo's Pietá in Renaissance Rome"

Symposium Schedule

Saturday, April 26 | 2014

1:30-5 p.m. |  Mabee Memorial Hall & Ivan L. Boyd Center for Collaborative Science Education

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 & Boyd Center

Presentation of student work

2:40-3 p.m. | Posters & Refreshments
2nd Floor, Boyd Center

Poster presentation and conversation with students

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

Kelsey Rockey

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

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