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Warrensburg, MO 64093
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Scholars Symposium Planned for April 2-4

Scholars Symposium Planned for April 2-4

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG -03/30//2007 - UCM undergraduate students will showcase their academic skills and creativity during the Central Scholars Symposium April 2-4 on the UCM campus.

Explore the Discovery of the Steamboat Arabia

Kicking off the annual symposium will be a keynote address at 4 p.m. Monday, April 2, by Greg Hawley, an excavator of the Steamboat Arabia, which sank in the Missouri River near Kansas City in 1856. Discovered and excavated in the late 1980s, the Steamboat Arabia yielded archaeological treasures that gave an amazing picture of life in mid-19th century America.

Hawley will present "Digging for Knowledge: The Fall and Rise of the Steamboat Arabia&" in Elliott Union 237B.

More than 60 Student Present Posters

Student poster presentations will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, in the Elliott Union ballroom and continue through 1:30 p.m. Art and photography exhibits also will be on display in the same location.


Performance presentations planned for Tuesday include a performance by the improvisational troupe "Shenanigans," at 5 p.m., produced by Ryan Fortney, and "Marital Bliss," a dark comedy written and directed by Paul Rundle, presented at 6 p.m. Both performances will be presented in the Elliott Union ballroom.

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, in Elliott Union 231, 233 and 235. Presentations will begin on the half hour through 3:30 p.m.

Music and Theatre

"The Gentlemen of Note,&" a men's vocal quartet made up of UCM music students, will perform a variety of musical selections at 2:15 p.m. in the ballroom, and "Slipping Him the Tongue," a 40-minute one act play produced by Paige Aberasturi, will be presented at 7 p.m., also in the ballroom.

For More Information

The Central Scholars Symposium is open to the public, and there is no charge to attend any of the events. For more information, contact Pat Decker, director of undergraduate research, at 660-543-4696