EUI Fall 2014 Student Conference Program is now available here.
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Congratulations to our Spring 2014 Student Conference award winners, and to all those participating students who made the conference such a great success! The hard work put into students' research projects and presentations was impressive! Awards were given as follows:
Best oral presentation by Christopher Hall, Jesse Nosbaum, Connor Roach and Jessica Villie for “Exploration of Recruitment with the College of ACES.” Their presentation was also nominated as a finalist for Undergraduate Research Week.
An honorable mention for oral presentation went to Parkland students LaRyssa Randall, Karol Drozdzal, Christian Brutlag, and Juileann Scherer for “The Development of Student Relationships at Parkland College.”
This semester’s poster winner is a joint selection between the University Library and EUI: Ka Weng Leong, Tianbo Liu and Meng Chi Ao for “Christian: The Influence and Importance of the Bible.”
All award winners received a $25 gift card to the Illini Union Bookstore (Parkland’s honorable mention students each receive a $10 Amazon gift card); the joint poster award was supported by both EUI and the University Library.
We would like to especially thank Merinda Hensley for her continued support of and work with EUI and the support of the University Library for making the poster sessions possible, the Library/IT Student Fee Committee for their support of our multimedia program, and our CITES Academic Technologies and Digital Media partners for their ongoing technology and training support.
Conference videos will be available soon on our website (as well as archived in IDEALS) for those students who granted intellectual property permission.
EUI is excited to announce a new partnership with Oak Park-River Forest High School (OPRFHS, "Ethnography: New Approaches to the American High School." This partnership, an outgrowth of Co-Directors Nancy Abelmann's and Gina Hunter's participation in the (2013) Chicago Humanities Festival’s 17th annual Summer Institute for Teachers(SIT). Over two days, SIT participants worked in small groups, developing their own research questions and producing an "ethnographic toolkit" of cross-disciplinary research methods easily applied to the high school setting.
In January 2014, Co-Director Gina Hunter and Program Coordinator Karen Rodriguez'G conducted an ethnographic workshop with 13 teachers at OPRFHS; we hope to bring OPRFHS students to campus as part of EUI's spring conference (beginning Spring 2015).