Public invited to two-day symposium showcasing San Jacinto College programs

02.20.2015 | By Jeannie Peng-Armao

PASADENA, Texas – San Jacinto College will host two days of academic presentations and demonstrations during its annual symposium on March 4 and 5 at the Central Campus.

This event is free and open to the public. It serves to connect the community to the many areas of study offered at San Jacinto College. Activities will include music concerts, presentation of academic research, an art exhibition, a roundtable discussion, reading, and technology demonstrations.

"The San Jacinto College Symposium is an important tradition that connects our College to the community at large," said Angelina M. Cavallo, government professor at San Jacinto College. "We welcome every field at San Jacinto College to showcase whatever they wish to share and spark people's interested in higher education.”

The following is a list of presentations for the 2015 San Jacinto College Symposium.

Academic track

Old English Imagery: Kennings, Compound Nouns, Deep Case Roles, Aristotelian Metaphor, and Classical Metonymy and Synecdoche
Prof. John Thornburg, English
When: March 4 at 1:45 p.m.
Location: C-1.155

Toxic Remediation: Environmental Justice at Brio and the Longhorn Tin Smelter
Dr. Joseph Stromberg, History
When: March 4 at 9:15 a.m.
Location: C-1.155

Diet and Physical Activity: What’s the Cancer Connection?
Sandi Morgan, Physical Education
When: March 5 at 1:15 p.m.
Location: C11.1081

Latinos and Latinas Student Success in Pursuit of Higher Education
Stephen Lopez, History—Social Sciences
When: March 4 at 10:15 a.m.
Location: C-1.102

I am supposed to buy you a beer: The Role of Beer in Tanzanian History
Dr. Pamela A. Maack, Anthropology
When: March 4 at 11:30 a.m.
Location: C-1.102

Making Bad Decisions Better: A 21st Century Solution to the Age-Old Problem of Acting Impulsively
Christopher Wild, Chemistry
When: March 4 at 11:30 a.m.
Location: C-1.155

Mothers to Many: Minnie Flanagan and Juanita Craft Leading Negro Youth into Direct Action Protest in Dallas, Texas
Yvonne Frear, History
When: March 4 at 10:45 a.m.
Location: C-1.102

Generation 1.5 Students and their Relevance to San Jacinto College Student Success
Sue Kostohryz, College Preparatory
When: March 5 at 12 p.m.
Location: C-1.102

The WW2 Adventures of a Tin Can Sailor
Paul McRee
March 4 at 12:30 p.m.
Location: C-1.155

Exploring the World of Geology and Beyond: Adventure Pics
Malcolm Sadler, Geology
When: March 5 at 9 a.m.
Location: C-1.102

The Advent of Modern American Spiritualism in New Orleans during the 1850s--Northern Celebrity Mediums and French Creole Séance Circles
M. Melissa Daggett, History
When: March 5 at 1:15 p.m.
Location: C-1.102

Neurological Imaging of the Criminal Mind
Cindra Daniels, Medical Radiography
When: March 4 at 3:15 p.m.
Location: C11.1081

Preparing Students to Leave a Sustainable Human Footprint for Future Generations
Dr. Judy Maima, Education/Child
Location: March 4 at 1:45 p.m.
Location: C-1.102

Demonstrations and Talent

Biennial Faculty Art Exhibition Gallery Talk
When: March 4 from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. and March 5 from 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: C-4.119

Presentation on creative writing, led by faculty writers
When: March 4 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: C-21.101

Discovering Your Inner Photographic Artist: The San Jacinto College Photography Club
When: March 4 at 1 p.m.
Location: C-21.101

In Concert with Bach and Handel
Lynne Brandt, Fran Koiner, and Dr. Martha Braswell
When: March 4 at 1:30 p.m.
Location: C-5.151

Misconceptions in Early Detection of Breast Cancer: Mammography vs. Sonography
Kristi Chachere and Liza Velasquez
When: March 4 at 1:30 p.m.
Location: C-11.1081

New Evolutions in Ophthalmology
Debra Clarke and Laura Cole
When: March 5 at 3:15 p.m.
Location: C-11.1081

Peer-reviewed works of academic writing in various topics with faculty writers
When: March 5 at 1:15 p.m.
Location: C21.101

Talking with TED: Leveraging the Power of TED Talks in Academic Instruction
Shera Carter Sackey, Michelle Selk, and Julie Williams
When: March 4 at 3:15 p.m.
Location: C-1.155

Debates and Roundtables

Health Psychology and the Brain, Nutrition, Positive Psychology, the Epigenetic Theory, as well as Stress/Stress Management
When: March 5 at 10:15 a.m.
Location: C-11.1081

The San Jacinto College Central Campus is located at 8060 Spencer Highway in Pasadena.

About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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