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Otterbein University Celebrates Student Research and Creative Work

April 19, 2013

Westerville, OH—Otterbein University will be hosting its second annual Cardinal Colloquium, a celebration of research and creative works by undergraduate and graduate students, from 9:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26. The day will feature student work in a variety of disciplines and a keynote address by Dr. Josh Grimm, a 2003 Otterbein graduate and assistant professor in the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University (LSU). Grimm’s lecture, Studying Race and Exploring Research: My Journey, Your Future, and Our University, will look at his research in a larger context of race and racism in the United States, as well as how he became interested and involved in this important work. All events are free and open to the public.

The day features student work in a range of disciplines and departments, including public health, biology, music, biochemistry, psychology, nutrition, chemistry, nursing, theatre, business and mathematics. Students will present their work in a variety of formats, including performances, poster sessions, exhibits and panel presentation.

The schedule is as follows:

  • 9:15 a.m.: Student musical performance and the keynote address by Dr. Josh Grimm; Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St.
  • 10:30 a.m.: Poster session and reception; Science Center, 155 W. Main St.
  • 1:15 p.m.: Panel session presentations; Science Center, 155 W. Main St.

Keynote speaker Grimm teaches classes in broadcast news, multimedia journalism and visual communication at LSU. He previously taught at Texas Tech University, where he received the Alumni Association’s New Faculty Award and the Mortar Board’s Apple Polishing Award for teaching and served as assistant chair of the Journalism Department. His research focuses on representations of race in journalism, particularly portrayals of immigrants and immigration legislation. He has authored several scholarly conference papers and has been published in several professional journals, including Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly and the Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication. Grimm earned bachelor’s degrees in journalism and history from Otterbein, a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas and a doctorate degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Iowa.

For more information on the Cardinal Colloquium, visit www.otterbein.edu/cardinalcolloquium.

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