The First Goucher College Student Symposium is a new, expanded opportunity to celebrate the multi-faceted talents of the Goucher student body. This event will encapsulate the Digital Arts Showcase and Contest and the Julia Rogers Research Prizes, along with a new effort to recognize both research-based and creative works that stem from independent student-faculty partnerships.
The Symposium will be held on Monday, April 6, 2009 from 2:30-5:00pm in the Julia Rogers Library.
The Digital Arts Showcase is a collection of student assignments nominated by professors or students, that were completed using digital arts technologies. These pieces show exceptional initiative and talent on the part of the students. Showcase projects come from a variety of disciplines - from Frontiers to Music to French and have been completed by students of varying technical skill levels.
Students and professors will be on hand to talk about the parameters of the assignments, how they were completed, and how the use of technology contributed to the student's understanding of concepts and content.
At the same time we will be highlighting the winners of our Digital Arts Contest, which provides an opportunity for students to submit projects created outside of the classroom. The submissions have been judged by a panel of local artists to deterine our first place $500 winner! AIGA Baltimore President Chris Jones will be announcing our Showcase honorees and the Digital Arts Contest winner at 3:30pm.
The Julia Rogers Library and The Friends of the Goucher College Library sponsor an annual research prize competition for outstanding research by Goucher students using library resources. The $250 prizes were first offered in 2004, in honor of Julia Rogers’ 150th birthday. The Julia Rogers Research Prizes will be awarded at 4pm.