Undergraduate Research Conference to showcase student work

Heather Jurkovic, AU '13, participates in the Honors Program poster presentations as part of the 2012 Undergraduate Research Conference.

Heather Jurkovic, AU '13, participates in the Honors Program poster presentations as part of the 2012 Undergraduate Research Conference.

The Ninth Annual Aurora University Undergraduate Research Conference will give undergraduate students from across the university the opportunity to present the results of their individual and group research and creative activities to the AU and surrounding community. The two day conference will take place Thursday, April 4 from 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Friday, April 5 from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in the University Banquet Hall.

At the Undergraduate Research Conference, AU students will present their findings through oral presentations and poster displays, providing a space for dialogue around a variety of topics.

For Toby Arquette, Associate Professor of Communication, participating students are not only recognized for the significant contributions they are making, but they are joining a conversation of academic excellence. “This event gives those students the opportunity to receive the recognition that their hard work deserves,” says Arquette.

Andy Patton, junior history and religion major, will be presenting at this year’s conference. His work coincides with his double major at AU and will inform on his honor’s thesis on Southern Baptist responses to the civil rights movement. Patton will share what he has learned thus far and explain how he will be conducting further research.

“I hope to get valuable feedback from interacting with students and faculty at the conference,” says Patton. “This dialogue will help me to have a better finished product.”

This event is open to the public. For more information, contact Toby Arquette at 630-844-5614 or tarqett@aurora.edu.