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Lasell Students, Professors Prepare for Connected Learning Symposium

December 05, 2016

Lasell's fall showcase of projects, internships, performances and events takes place Dec. 6 when presenters will demonstrate how the College's Connected Learning educational philosophy has blended with their learning.

The full-day Connected Learning Symposium begins at 9:30 am with rotating presentations illustrating work throughout the curriculum including Athletic Training clinics, Criminal Justice mock trials, and a presentation on Internships including The Disney Experience. Senior capstones from varying majors and classes will be on display throughout the day, while classes will display their semester of work including a presentation by students in Professor Jenifer Drew's of Sociology of Whiteness class.

"I hope all students, staff, and faculty will attend events celebrating student accomplishment within our unique, project-focused educational environment," said Jim Ostrow, Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Projects on display at the Connected Learning Symposium include:
• A New Product Introduction: Marketing Launch Plan
• Global Boston: Researching Cultural Communities in the Boston/Metro West Area
• Understanding Corporate Social Responsibility
• Acute Effects of Yoga on Vertical Jump in Male Collegiate Volleyball Players
• Can a Coloring Book be a Vehicle for Personal Expression?
• Retailing in the Music Industry- Signed vs. Unsigned Artists
• Using Calculus in Forensics: When was the Murder Committed?
• A Graphic Design Senior Portfolio Show

The Symposium will conclude with a presentation by Director of the Donahue Institute for Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion Professor Jesse Tauriac promoting multicultural activism and issues and identities in indigenous communities from 2-3:50 pm in Rosen Auditorium. The cast of ‘Heathers', the Lasell Chorus, Pop/Rock Band and Jazz/Blues Band will perform a concert at 7:30 pm in the evening at the Yamawaki Auditorium.