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CU hosts Colloquium

9/18/2014

The Cumberland Colloquium:  A Celebration of Academic Excellence

Cumberland University hosted a campus-wide Research Colloquium on Friday, September 19. Faculty and students presented on topics giving attendees perspectives on various types of research being performed at the university.

The colloquium was designed to bring together members of the campus community for the purpose of enriching their understanding of a variety of topics both research and interest-based through student and faculty presentations. The event offered an opportunity of intense examination of issues and research.

 

The program covered various topics from Ebola to Ancient Egypt to the Adult Bully and much more.

 

Dr. Marjorie Anderson, Assistant Professor of Education, and Dr. James Barnett, Assistant Professor of Nursing, were coordinators of the event.

 

“This was a tremendous opportunity to foster collaboration among students and faculty through the diverse disciplines across our campus.” said Dr. Anderson. “We are very fortunate to be able to celebrate achievement among our colleagues.”

 

Faculty presenters included: Dr. Josh Hayden, Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies, discussed Jesus’ Leadership in Jewish Cultural and Graeco-Roman Context; Danny Bryan, Assistant Professor of Biology and national grant recipient, presented on Snake Fungal Disease in Timber Rattlesnakes, an emerging disease of wild snakes in the eastern and Midwestern US and has been confirmed in fifteen states; and Dr. Jenny Mason, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Program Director, presented on bullying in adulthood - the consequences and effects.

 

Among the student presenters were: Reed Gurchiek, a Health and Human Performance major from Castalian Springs, TN, presented about the Kepler Conjecture that was asserted by Johannes Kepler in 1611 and its concerns about sphere packings; Andrea Davis, a Theatre major from Hermitage, TN, presented on her recent educational experience in New Mexico; and Quincy Hogan, a Child Growth and Learning major from Carrollton, KY, presented data and conclusions gathered from a research project about children's ability to acquire language.

 

The University hopes to make this an annual event and make it open to the public.

 

For more information about the Colloquium please contact Dr. Marjorie Anderson, Assistant Professor of Education at manderson@cumberland.edu.

 

Dr. Josh Hayden, Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies Danny Bryan, Assistant Professor of Biology and national grant recipient Dr. Jenny Mason, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Program Director
Andrea Davis, a Theatre major from Hermitage, TN Reed Gurchiek, a Health and Human Performance major from Castalian Springs Quincy Hogan, a Child Growth and Learning major from Carrollton, KY