Baker University will host its annual celebration of student scholarship, Dialogos, from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, on its Baldwin City campus.
“It is an experience like no other on campus as students gather with great pride to display, present, and discuss work they are so very proud of completing during their time here,” said Chris Todden, director of exercise science and faculty coordinator of Dialogos. “In fact, some of the projects are also presented at regional and national conferences.”
The event begins with participant registration at 7:30 a.m. in Mabee Hall with presentations beginning at 8:30 a.m. A lunch reception and presentation of departmental awards will take place in Collins Gym beginning at 11:30 a.m. followed by a keynote address at 12:50 p.m. and poster presentations at 1:20 p.m., also in Collins Gym.
Inspired by 18th century cleric and theologian John Wesley’s quote “think and let think,” Dialogos offers Baker University students from every discipline the opportunity to present scholarly research in a variety of formats including poster presentations, oral presentations, performances, and visual art displays. Students participating in the symposium are eligible to receive a variety of honors and scholarships from symposium judges and academic departments.
Emilee Kuhn will present this year’s Dialogos keynote address. Kuhn is a 2006 Baker University graduate and earned bachelor of science degrees in mathematics and economics and a concentration in business finance. She received a Fellowship with the Casualty Actuarial Society in 2010 and received the Above and Beyond Achievement Award for her volunteer efforts with the organization in 2015. She is also a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. Kuhn currently leads the Lender Products Division of Arch Insurance Group in Kansas City. The division is focused on underwriting specialty commercial insurance products sold through independent agents to financial institutions and to auto and vehicle dealers.
More information about Dialogos, including a complete schedule, can be found at bakerU.edu/dialogos.