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Graduating Seniors Showcase Projects In Range Of Fields

Second annual Honors Program Conference to be held April 24

CHICAGO (April 12, 2004) - Graduating seniors will present the culmination of their senior projects at this year's Honors Program Conference, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24 in the fourth floor board room of the Warde Academic Center on the university's Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103 rd St.

The showcase will highlight works conducted in a wide range of disciplines. These works - covering topics in the sciences, history, business, education and music, among other fields - represent the efforts of the second graduating Honors class.

Session I, titled Social Science Inquiries: Psychology, Communications, Sociology, begins at 9 a.m. Students presenting within this field are Jenifer (sic) Huestis, of Chicago (sociology and international studies); Marc Kral, of Lockport (psychology); Catherine Mata, of Tinley Park (communications) and Eric O'Brien, of Oak Lawn (psychology).

Session II is titled Scientific Inquiry. Students presenting within this field are Christine Ekja, of Chicago (biology); Christina Niemic, of Frankfort (biology); Maureen Nelson, of Tinley Park (biology) and Rochelle Sweis, of Oak Lawn (biology and English).

Session III, Studies in Political Science and History, begins at 10:45 a.m. Students presenting in this session are Vasilios Dimitripoulos, of Hickory Hills (political science); Lisa Johnson, of Hometown (political science and mathematics); Andrew Rybarczyk, of Chicago (history); and Daniel Zec, of Naperville (political science and English).
Session IV, From Theory to Practice: Business, Education, Music, Mathematics, rounds out the conference. Students presenting within this area are Stanislaw Komorowski, of Chicago (business adminstration); Michael Landis, of Burbank (business administration); Janet McHugh, of Broadview (mathematics); Eileen Mrumlinski, of Oak Lawn (music); and Jennifer Yarmoska, of Orland Park (English education).

A luncheon and awards will follow the program at 12:45 p.m. Dr. Judith Hiltner is director of Saint Xavier University's undergraduate Honors program. Dr. Kathleen Alaimo is the Honors Senior Project Coordinator. For more information on the conference and Honors program offerings, visit www.sxu.edu/honors , or contact Kathleen Alaimo at (773) 298-3285 or alaimo@sxu.edu.