This past week the Kelly Library was the go-to location for the First Year Student Showcase. Held each year, this event allows students to present the work and research that they have spent all semester working on.
Tuesday, November 16th - Day 1
Students covered a myriad of interesting topics including the portrayal of stereotypes in media, dietary habits and the effects that meal plans have on students, fast food misinformation, waste management efforts on campus including potential solutions, love in literature with a focus on and application of The Four Loves, and an exploration of identity.
Wednesday, November 17th - Day 2
The second day of student showcases presented a new round of classes, topics, and students. Presentations included such topics as drug abuse in Appalachia, the health literacy of Millennials, controversial discussions in sports (i.e. enhancement substances, dangerous sports, etc.), the power of our stories, explorations on what college is and how it is portrayed in the media, and an exploration in Appalachian identity.
We had a very busy two days in the library! A big thank you to all of the students and professors for sharing with us a look at the projects you have been working on this semester. Good luck to everyone as finals have begun!