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Research and Creative Activities Symposium

 

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ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM


Before 2013, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences participated with the College of Science and Mathematics in a combined Research and Creative Symposium. Since CLASS has grown in recent years, it initiated in 2013 its own symposium. CLASS is very proud to continue ASU’s tradition of encouraging the liberal arts and social science faculty and students in presenting research initiatives and findings.

The RCAS will feature a keynote speaker and over 20 concurrent presentations that include panel discussions, mentoring sessions, service learning, individual research presentations, and students’ poster and research presentations. The 2013 symposium brought over 250 participants to the symposium. This year we aim to accommodate over 500 participants during the two days sessions. We also endeavor to host a broad academic and administrative community, which includes diverse academic departments that includes presenters from diverse backgrounds: education, library science, the humanities, social science, community leaders, policy makers, non-profit-partners, publishers, government agencies, and many other professions.

For the 2014 symposium we engaged with rich mix of discourse, communication, networking opportunities, hands-on workshops, and engagement with professionals from a variety of disciplines. Finally, we anticipate to continue this tradition in 2015 RCAS symposium.

 


Research and Creative Activity Symposium 2017 | Accepting Proposals


The Research and Creative Activity Symposium of the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences at Alabama State University is now ready to accept proposals for the 2017 symposium (October 17th and 18th). The deadline for proposal submissions is April 7th.
Since the deadline is early, we encourage faculty to solicit proposals from students who are currently working on research projects this semester. The rules for proposal submission are on the submission forms; please read the forms before submitting. Some highlights of the rules:

  • faculty members may mentor a maximum of three poster contest entries
  • all student entries must be accompanied by contact information for a faculty mentor who will be the sole point of contact for that entry
  • RCAS accepts proposals for individual papers/readings AND proposals for sessions of 2-3 papers/readings
  • RCAS discussion panels are now capped at a maximum of four panelists
  • there is now a separate proposal form for entries in the undergraduate student poster competition

If you have any questions, please contact Harrison Taylor (wtaylor@alasu.edu) or John Craig (jcraig@alasu.edu). PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT TEST OR DEMONSTRATION PROPOSALS. For the submission of proposals, please visit the RCAS tab which can be found on the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences’ webpage.


Why Participating at the Research and Creative Activity Symposium of CLASS?


Participating in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences’ Annual Research and Creative Arts Symposium is excellent way for undergraduates to:

  1. Build an impressive curriculum vitae (cv) to better compete for good jobs, admission into highly rated graduate school programs
  2. Receive critical and expert feedback on your scholarly work
  3. Receive recognition for your scholarly contributions
  4. Learn about other research in your field
  5. Meet people within and beyond the university with similar interests in order to expand your network of peers 
  6. Get a personal understanding of the systems generally used to further your career goals

The deadline for proposal submissions is April 7th.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Harrison Taylor (wtaylor@alasu.edu) or Dr. John Craig (jcraig@alasu.edu). To submit proposals please visit the RCAS tab which can be found on the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences’ webpage. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT TEST OR DEMONSTRATION PROPOSALS.


CLASS | Research & Creative Activities Symposium | 2015
"Breaking the Line, Marching Forward"


This year marked the third year of the “reboot” of Alabama State University’s Research and Creative Activity Symposium. The symposium got off to a very good start with Dr. Jacqueline Trimble’s presentation on the HBCU’s in providing spaces for black people to lead, to grow, to learn and to find refuge from a world that all to often denies them simple human dignity of personhood. That evening we had to the good fortune to hear Prof. Samuel Freedman, New York Times Columnist and Columbia University journalism professor, who traveled to ASU to present his lecture, Breaking The Line: The Season in Black College Football That Transformed the Game and Changed the Course of Civil Rights. Over the course of the two days, we heard numerous presentations from faculty, students, and guests. Several sessions were particularly well-attended. Among these were the panel on “Global Challenges to Women’s Health,” fiction readings by two of our advanced undergraduates, Jarred Thompson and Jumi Ekunseitan, and a very informative panel discussion by current and former members of the ASU LGBTQ student group Amplified. Former Miss ASU, Foluso Oluade, returned from her graduate studies at the University of North Texas to present her research on media representations of Nicki Minaj. She shared her session with senior honors student Amram Gainer, who discussed race and representation in video game culture. Earlier, Mr. Gainer had appeared on WVAS-TV to promote the RCAS.

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CLASS | Research & Creative Activities Symposium | 2014
"Exploring the Possibilities and Focusing on the Future
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The 2014 2nd Annual CLASS Research & Creative Symposium theme is “Exploring the Possibilities and Focusing on the Future.” The RCS seeks to facilitate discourse on the past, present the future development challenges and opportunities of history, politics, literature and language, sociology, communication, geography, creative activities, and humanities.

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