OPUS SHOWCASES STUDENT
transformed its campus into a gallery of arts, entertainment, and scholarship
Tuesday, April 22, for OPUS 2003, the fourth annual exhibition of student
research and achievement.
Throughout the afternoon,
students displayed artwork, discussed philosophical viewpoints, and described
research findings. The range of topics included oral interpretations of
literature, practical advice about employment, and controversial issues
that evoke sensitive responses.
presentations were offered by individuals, but most were given by groups
who collaborated on projects. Business students talked about human resources,
labor practices, and government funding. English students read original
works of poetry and short stories. Science students showed the effects
of various diseases and chemical attacks against the human body. The event
provided a receptive forum for all the students to share their interests.
"It turned out very well,"
said Lionel Ndayishimiye, a freshman from Norway who presented Sweatshops:
Always Wrong? with his group. "We looked at the issue from the perspective
of the children who work in those factories. Many of them have to work
in order for their families to survive, so that income is crucial."
also featured music in the Commons by the College's jazz band, wind ensemble,
soloist Rudi Gesch, and Allyson Roberto with Brazilian Capoeira. Everyone
enjoyed a picnic before the awards ceremony, which recognized winners in
the literary, art, music, and communication arts categories.
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