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Connected Learning Symposium Connects Students with Work in the Field

December 07, 2016

In keeping with a semi-annual Lasell tradition, an all-day showcase celebrating the Fall semester's best individual and collective student work drew crowds to de Witt Hall on Tuesday, December 6.

The Connected Learning Symposium included rotating presentations illustrating a broad range of work done across the curriculum including Senior Capstones from varying majors and classes, Criminal Justice mock trials, a presentation on Internships and Athletic Training clinics. An electronic poster display of research projects-from Understanding Corporate Social Responsibility to Retailing in the Music Industry to Using Calculus in Forensics-engaged the hundreds of students, faculty and staff in attendance.

The daytime agenda concluded with presentations from two classes of Professor Jesse Tauriac, director of the Donahue Institute for Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion, on Promoting Multicultural Activism, with Professor Karin Raye, and Indigenous Community Issues and Identities. An evening concert in the Yamawaki Auditorium featured performances by the cast of Heathers, the Lasell Chorus, Pop/Rock Band and Jazz/Blues Band.

Commenting on Symposium, James Ostrow, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Sociology, called the exhibits and presentations "creative, professional and educational" and commended "everyone who helps make it possible to shine a light on the College's unique, project-focused educational environment."