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Graduating seniors showcase projects in range of fields

Fifth annual Honors Program Conference to be held April 28

Chicago (April 5, 2007) – Some of Saint Xavier’s top graduating students will showcase their work at this year’s Honors Program Conference from 9 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at Saint Xavier University’s Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St.

The event showcases the research and creative senior projects of honors students who began their work in their junior year. The projects engage issues from a wide spectrum of disciplines, including art, biology and chemistry, communication sciences and disorders, computer science, creative writing, elementary education, English, finance and management, literature and mathematics. The event represents the culmination of the four-year Honors Program for these students.

“The conference represents the work of some of Saint Xavier’s top students, who have committed a year’s effort to their projects under the direction of dedicated faculty members,” said Judith Hiltner, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and director of the Undergraduate Honors Program.

The public is invited to attend the conference and learn about everything from stereotyping stutterers in the popular media to chaos theory and its applications to everyone’s daily life.

 “Administrators and professors in the Honors Program are so impressed by these stimulating projects and the time our students have committed to them. We know our audience will be edified by the challenging presentations,” Hiltner said.

Sessions in Rooms S-101 and S-113 of the Warde Academic Center will run concurrently from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and from 10:45 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. A luncheon and awards ceremony in the Butler Reception Room will immediately follow the sessions.

For more information on the conference and Honors Program offerings, visit www.sxu.edu/honors, or contact Hiltner at (773) 298-3230 or hiltner@sxu.edu. 

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Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy college in the United States and is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. Serving approximately 5,700 students at its campuses in Chicago, Orland Park and its Loop location, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors; more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing; and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.

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