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  • When: Thursday evening, April 14, and Friday, April 15, 2016.STARS1
  • Who: All students (graduate and undergraduate) involved in research or creative works.  You can elect to give a short oral presentation, a poster presentation, art exhibition, or performance of your work.


Symposium Keynote Speakers

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Edem S. Agamah, MD, MS, FACP

Dr. Agamah is an Associate Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He is the 2014 award winner in Volunteerism and Community Service for the American College of Physicians, Illinois Chapter. Dr. Agamah founded the International Health and Development Network (IHDN) in 1996. Since 1996, he has led over 280 volunteers, including 30 college and medical students, on 27 mission trips to Ghana, where they learned and provided care for tens of thousands of villagers in Southeastern Ghana.


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Photo credit: Nina Subin

Friday, April 15, 7:00 P.M. Brookens Auditorium

Danielle Evans, MFA

Danielle Evans is the winner of the 2011 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize and a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35″ honoree. A graduate of Columbia University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, her stories have appeared in The Paris ReviewA Public SpaceThe Best American Short Stories 2008, and The Best American Short Stories 2010. Her collection of stories, Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, is her first book. She lives in Washington, D.C.



STARS Committee Members

Meagan Cass
Assistant Professor, English Department
UHB 3062     206-8358     Email

Michele Gribbins
Computer-Assisted Instruction Specialist
BRK 430    206-8251   Email

Michael Miller
Associate Professor, Art, Music, and Theatre Department
VPA 64     206-7469    Email

Layne Morsch
Associate Professor, Chemistry Department
HSB 313     206-8487     Email

Sheryl Reminger
Associate Professor, Psychology Department
UHB 3128     206-8011   Email

Carolee Rigsbee
Assistant Professor, Management Department
UHB 4077     206-8254   Email

Abigail Walsh
Applied Music Specialist, Art, Music, and Theatre Department
VPA 49     206-7549     Email