College of Liberal Arts Symposium

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College of Liberal Arts classes are re-directed between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to Liberal Arts Symposium events. The Symposium is a STLR-tagged event where students can get credit for the Research, Creative & Scholarly Activities tenet by swiping in with their UCO ID card.

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ALL‐DAY EVENTS

NEW PLAINS STUDENT PUBLISHING
Location: Foyer, First floor of the LA Bldg.
 

PHOTOGRAPHY PRINT EXHIBITION
Location: Foyer, First floor of the LA Bldg.
 
SEIGE WARFARE IN THE MIDDLE AGES
Location: North lawn of the LA Bldg.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Location: Foyer, First floor of the LA Bldg.

9:00 AM ‐ 10:00 AM

Discussion Panel: Bringing in the Bystander
Room: LAR 116
 
Panel Presentation: Immigration: What’s next?
Room: LAR 120
 
Discussion Panel: One Sided History: A Discussion on the Erasure of Marginalized Groups in Academia
Room: LAR 124
 
Discussion Panel: What is Creativity?
Room: LAR 130
 
Papers: Ecocriticism: “A Look at Eco-criticism and Imperialism in Treasure Island” / “The Need for Wild Spaces and ‘To Build a Fire’” / “Eco-horror in Zoo”
Room: LAR 132
 
Slide Show: Intercultural Ethnography: Tabula Rasa. “Inter-Immigrant Marriage Communication” / “Principles of Preservation: Skinhead Culture” / “BDSM Culture: Understanding and Removing Stigmas”
Room: LAR 136
 
Video Presentation: Students Present: UCO’s After-School Special – Class 1
Room: LAR 138
 
Papers: Topics in Geography: Tequila and Public Transportation. “¡Tequila!: The Environmental and Economic Effects of Geographic Indication” / “How to Optimize Your Public Transportation System” / Room: LAR 139
 
Papers: Contemporary Philosophy, Knowledge, and Language
Room: LAR 135
 
Papers: Introduction to Philosophy and New Testament of Humanities
 “Decision Making and Happiness” /  “Tribalism in EMS” / “Fake It Until You Make It”
Room: LAR 133
 
Activity: Mock Crime Scene Investigation Room: LAR 225 (enter from north hall of LAR, second floor) 

10:00 AM ‐ 11:00 AM

Discussion Panel: Marijuana in Oklahoma
Room: LAR 139
 
Papers: La Galatea de Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Room: LAR 120
 
Discussion Panel: International Women’s Rights. “UN Women” / “Global Feminism” / “The Status of Women in Modern Iran and Iraq”
Room: LAR 124
 
Slide Show: Multimedia Presentation, Photographic Arts Senior Portfolio
Room: LAR 130
 
Panel: Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies (ASCIA). The Perceived Deficit in Qualified Applicants in State Law Enforcement
Room: LAR 132
 
Discussion Panel: Short Stories by Mary Shelley, the Author of Frankenstein. “Analysis of Love and Life in ‘The Mortal Immortal’” / “Emotional Manipulation in ‘The Mortal Immortal’” / “Shelleian Heartache” / “Transforming Notions around Mary Shelley’s Byronic Hero, Guido”
Room: LAR 136

Papers: Sino-American Educational Exchange. “Confucius Institutes: Educational Benefit or Trojan Horse?” /  “Confucius in the State of Oklahoma” / “Confucius Institutes in the United States”
Room: LAR 140
 
Video Presentation: American Politics Filmathon
Room: LAR 116
 
Papers: Eat, Drink, Rock Climb, & Workout: Communication in Everyday Life. “A Family of Fighters: Mixed Martial Arts Communication” / “The Willow Wood Wine-Os: Communicative Concepts of a Wine Club” / “Talking to a Wall: Communication among Rock Climbers” /  “A Group of Drunks: Alcoholics Talk” / “Feeding Your Curiosity: Communication among Food Truck Owners”
Room: LAR 135
 
Discussion Panel and Paper: Environmental Criminology and Writing and Evaluating Research. “Comparative Environmental Analysis of Two Bars in Oklahoma” / “Bullying/Cyberbullying” / “Misunderstanding Theory: An Examination into the Problematic Interpretations of the Self-Control Theory”
Room: LAR 220
 
Papers and Video Presentation: Ancient Greek Cultures and Medieval Folklore. “Athenian Women vs. Spartan Women” / “Chester Mystery Cycle: Its Cultural Importance within a Religious Context” / “Medieval Storytelling through Video Games”
Room LAR: 222
 
Papers: English Literature. “The Lamentable Tragedy of Saul of Tarsus: Understanding the Apostle Paul’s Conversion as Tragic Hero Narrative” / “Dante’s Selva Oscura Woven Through Moby-Dick; or, Ishmael’s Infernal Salvific Journey” / “Gender and Medieval Literature: An Analysis of Sir Thomas Mallory’s Le Morte D’Arture”
Room LAR: 226
 
Papers: Nonprofit Research Service
Room LAR: 230
 
Activity: Mock Crime Scene Investigation Room: LAR 225 (enter from north hall of LAR, second floor)

11:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM

Discussion Panel: Digital Detox: Having a Healthier Relationship with Social Media
Room: LAR 116
 
Discussion Panel: President Trump, Foreign Policy, and Korea
Room: LAR 120
 
Papers: The benefits of the Iran Nuclear Deal. “Hindering Nuclear Proliferation: How the JCPOA prevents Iran from creating a Nuclear Weapon” / “Mutually Assured Reconciliation: Keeping Iran Nuclear Weapon Free” / “Before the Storm:  The Causes of Detrimental US- Iran Nuclear Relations After 1979” Room: LAR 124
 
Papers: 19th Century England. “19th century prison legislation” / “Pressure to Produce: women and their strains on reproduction” / “Capital punishment abolition in Victorian London”
Room: LAR 130
 
Website Presentation: Survey, UCO Students Feel Safe on Campus, but Know Little about Safety Procedures
Room: LAR 132
 
Papers: Shaping Our Youth: Masculinity, Media, and Childhood.
Room: LAR 136
 
Club Demonstration: Chess Clinic
Room: LAR 140
 
Papers: Representing the Feminine State in Literature. “How Sexual Confusion Creates Vulnerable Young Women” / “Lady Dorigen; Chaucer’s (Feminist)? / “Does the World Still Need Feminism?”
Room: LAR 135


Slide Show: The Lunar New Year in China
Room: LAR 139


Papers: French and German Literature
“Hungering for the Myth: A New Romantic Movement / “Louise Labé and Her Bisexual Agenda”
Room: LAR 220
 
Discussion Panel: Body Image
Room: LAR 222
 
Digital Presentations: Masculinity in the Media. “The Angry Black Woman: A Media Analysis of Gender and Race Stereotypes” / “He is God-Ordained to Change Society, She is God-Ordained to be a Wife: An Analysis of the Christian Men’s Movement” / “The Role of Masculinity in Interpersonal Violence”
Room: LAR 226
 
Paper and Discussion: Media Ethics and Gender. “Pornography and Feminism: A Literature Review” / “Media and the Right to Know” / Room: LAR 230
 
Activity: Mock Crime Scene Investigation Room: LAR 225 (enter from north hall of LAR, second floor)

12:00 PM ‐ 1:00 PM

** DISTINGUISHED GUEST SPEAKERS **

Dr. Areceli Masterson
& Dr. Raquel Rubio

A Reflection on Migrants Deaths in the Arizona Desert.
“La Vida No Vale Nada”
Location: Radke Theater

1:00 – 2:00 PM

 
Video Presentation: Students Present: UCO’s After-School Special – Class 2
Room: LAR 116
 
Discussion Panel: Cybersecurity, the Internet, and Social Media
Room: LAR 120
 
Papers: About “Hombres necios” de Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (some papers in Spanish)
Room: LAR 124
 
Focus Group: Undecided Media
Room: LAR 132
 
Discussion Panel: Oklahoma City Police Department Drone Project
Room: LAR 136
 
Club Demonstration: Basic Bridge Clinic
Room: LAR 140
 
Papers: Ecocriticism. “Brontë the Ecofeminist”/ “Ecopsycology and Identity Crisis in American Gods” / “A Look at Control and Ecophobia in Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games (2008)”
Room: LAR 138
 
Poster and Paper Presentation: Stigma and the Non-Violent Felony Offender (Paper) / Deconstructing Whiteness: Fragility, Tears, Bigotry and Defacto Segregation (Poster)
Room: LAR 139
 
Papers: Latin American Dictatorships through Film. “La dictadura perfecta más allá de la película” / “Después de No” / “La dictadura de Trujillo representada en la película: En el tiempo de las mariposas” (All papers are in Spanish)
Room: LAR 135
 
Paper and Discussion: Sustainability and Executive Leadership. “The Role of Followership in Organizational Performance: The Case of City Administration” / “Local Food Systems Study”
Room: LAR 133
 
Papers: Philosophy of Music and Bronze-Age Humanities. “The Veracity of Music” / “The Importance of Metaphor in Describing Music” / “Malia Round Stone: Calculator, Kernos, or Gameboard”
Room: LAR 220

Papers and PowerPoint Presentation: Introduction to Philosophy. “Tribalism: My Personal Dilemma” / “Imposter Syndrome” / “How We Think”
Room: LAR 222
 
Creative Writing and PowerPoint Presentation: English Creative Writing and Research. “Empathy: The Enhancement of Bereavement” / “Memoir, Flash Fiction, Poetry”
Room: LAR 226
 
Discussion Panel: Italy´s Influence in the World
Room: LAR 230
 
Discussion Panel: Women in Tudor Stuart Britain. “Trials of Mary Tudor: from Youth to her Demise” / “The Virgin Queen Elizabeth I” / “Queen Anne the Last of the Stuarts” / “Mary Queen of Scots: Elizabeth’s Ne’er Do Well Cousin”
Room: LAR 232
 
Activity: Mock Crime Scene Investigation Room: LAR 225 (enter from north hall of LAR, second floor)

2:00 – 3:00 PM

Slide Presentation: Health Policy/Urban Policy/Conflict Resolution
Room: LAR 116
 
Discussion Panel: What the Media Has Missed. “The Mental Health Stigmas in the Media & Entertainment Industry” /  “Religion Ghosts” / “Sports Media: Too Much and Too Little” / “Representation and Colorism in the Media” / “America’s Rape Culture and the Media’s Role in It”
Room: LAR 120
 
Papers: Imagining the “New World”
“The Representation of the Other in Picaresque Literature” / “Ana María Matute y su crítica del régimen de Francisco Franco en su obra Pecado de omisión” / “Filth’s Labyrinth: Poems Posing Carmen Giménez Smith’s View on Pan’s Labyrinth” (one presentation in Spanish)
Room: LAR 124
 
Papers: Media Ethics and Masculinity in the Media. “Latinos of Media” / “Do Sports = Being a Bro?”
Room: LAR 130
 
Papers: English History. “Ja Ja of Opobo and his Fight against the British Empire” / “Conflicted Hearts: Correspondence from Unwed Mothers to the London Foundling Hospital, 1857-1872” / “Women Artists during the Great War”
Room: LAR 132
 
Papers: Historical Research. “Revisiting the History of London’s Dutch Church” / “Phyllis Schlafly’s Decimation of the Equal Rights Amendment” / “Water Systems of Antiquity: The Effect of Water Management on Western Civilization”
Room: LAR 136
 
Papers and Discussion: Ancient to Medieval and Philosophy of Fiction
“The Ukok Ice Princess and Whang-Ud” /  “The Infancy Gospel of Thomas” / “The Shattered Facets of Oppression: A Comparison of The Handmaid’s Tale and The Taliban Takeover”
Room: LAR 138
 
Papers: English Literature . “A Telling Tale: Chaucer’s Knight and the Teseida” / “Shakespeare’s King Henry V: The Perfect Machiavellian” / “The Haunting of the Mind: Exploring the Prevalence of Mental Illness in The Haunting of Hill House through Eleanor Vance and her Experiences within Hill House”
Room: LAR 139

5:00 – 6:00 PM

** DISTINGUISHED GUEST SPEAKER **
Dr. Kate Biberdorf
 
Fun With Chemistry: Exploding the Stigma around Women in STEM
Location: Radke Theater
(Refreshments will be served after the keynote address)