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Student Academic Symposium 2022

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APRIL 21-22, 2022

As students and faculty alike wrap up the academic year, graduating seniors rally every lesson and experience from their academic career in preparation of a final culminating presentation. Each discipline showcases the talents and knowledge soon to be alumni have amassed over the years before sending graduates off on the next life journey.

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All dates, times, and locations are subject to change. The schedule is updated regularly, so check back often for new presentations and times.

Thursday April 21

4-5 p.m. SAS Research Slam (Wupperman & Zoom)

Opening Remarks from President Cottrell followed by student presenters:

  • “Coloring the Brain: An Introduction to fNIRS as a Multidisciplinary Neuroimaging Tool” Linden Williamson, Psychology
  • "Verborgenheit" by Hugo Wolf perofrmed by Bailey Kaysa, mezzo soprano
  • "L'absent" by Charles Gounod performed by Jasmine Browning, soprano
  • "Apres un reve" by Gabriel Faure performed by Gabriella Garza, soprano
  • "I just want to be a star" by Dan Goggin performed by Aliyah Harris, mezzo soprano

5-7:30 p.m. Visual Art Senior Exhibit: Crossroads (Schuech Fine Arts on display until 4/29)

6 p.m. Dramatic Media Presents "Hope Springs Eternal” Opening Reception (Studio Theatre)

7:30 p.m. Dramatic Media Presents “Crossword” by Sean Baker (Studio Theatre)

Friday, April 22

9 a.m. Center for Teaching and Learning: Textbook Alternatives and Open Educational Resources (OER) Free Coffee! (Tschoepe Lobby)

10 a.m. Chapel: Kay Richardson

10:30 a.m.

History (Valero Room - Tschoepe Hall)

Math/Computer Science/Information Systems (Tschoepe Hall 103)

Nursing (Moody Science)

Dramatic Media Capstones (Studio Theatre)

11 a.m. Big Dog Endowment Program (Dunne Conference Center - Tschoepe Hall)

12-1 p.m.

Posters & All-School Picnic (Student Activities Center)

1:30 p.m.

Kinesiology (Dunne Conference Center - Tschoepe Hall)

Biology (Moody Science 101)

Bulldog Investment Co. (Tschoepe Hall 145)

Dramatic Media Capstones (Studio Theatre)

2:30 p.m. Chemistry (Moody Science 303)

3 p.m. Ring Ceremony First Group (Chapel)

4 p.m. Ring Ceremony Second Group (Chapel)

5 p.m. Dramatic Media presents "Crossword" by Sean Beker (Studio Theatre)

7 p.m. TLU Prism Band Concert (Jackson Auditorium)

7:30 p.m. XpressFest22 Short Plays



  • 2007 reaffirmation of accreditation
  • One component of TLU’s Quality Enhancement Plan
  • Goals
    • Provide a venue for presentation of the best research and performance skills of our upper division students
    • Celebrate excellent student research
    • Feature role models for lower division students


  • SAS 2022 begins the evening of Thursday, April 21 and runs all day on Friday, April 22.
  • There are no classes on SAS day, so students can participate – either as presenters or spectators.
  • Sessions are presented concurrently.
  • Students may also present posters displayed during lunchtime on campus.