March 27, 2017
Franklin Pierce University will celebrate the scholarly and creative work of its very best students during the 2017 Academic Showcase on Tuesday, April 18. The University will not hold classes during the day-long celebration, which will welcome the local community and greater region to attend poster sessions, panels, roundtable discussions, musical and theatrical performances, the “Raven Brain Bowl” and more across the College at Rindge campus.
Students will present on topics including:
Sample faculty and staff presentations include:
Performances and exhibitions will include:
“This will be our eighth annual presentation of the Academic Showcase,” said President Kim Mooney. “I continue to be more impressed by the breadth of topics, depth of research and analysis, and the overall caliber of our students’ work each year. We expect this showcase to be another fun, inspiring day for the community to join us here on campus to celebrate the accomplishments of our students and the brilliance of the future that their work represents.”
The Raven Brain Bowl is a quiz-like event based on old television shows such as “College Bowl” and its successor, the “Quiz Bowl.” The Raven Brain Bowl will pit teams of Franklin Pierce students against each other in a winner-take-all contest, with questions drawn from the range of disciplines represented in the Franklin Pierce curriculum.
Developmental educational psychologist and author Manya Whitaker, Ph.D. will also be on campus to host a series of faculty and student workshops that will culminate in a community keynote address. This presentation will speak to the recent activism on college campuses, highlighting the causes, the process, and the outcomes. After a brief historical overview of past student-led movements, Whitaker will discuss how such activism is an integral part of social justice pedagogy, noting in particular, student and faculty responsibility in ensuring a just society.