Academics - Wed, Apr. 6, 2016
The Wiley College Center for Excellence in the Humanities and the Division of Social Sciences and Humanities will host the Third Annual Undergraduate Student Research Symposium Thursday, April 7, 2016, from 9 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. in the Freeman P. and Carrie E. Hodge Center.  This year's student research theme is "Community."  Students will present their papers during two morning sessions and one afternoon session in the Hodge Center.   Awards will be presented during a ceremony that will begin at 3:45 p.m. in the Hodge Center auditorium.
The Keynote speaker for the symposium will be Dr. Cynthia A. Bond Hopson, Assistant General Secretary for the Black College Fund, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, of The United Methodist Church. Dr. Hopson will speak at 3:15 p.m. in the Hodge Center auditorium on the topic, "Research That Matters: Finding Gold in Your Own Backyard." 
The Wiley College Center for Excellence in the Humanities and the Division of Social Sciences and Humanities  will also host Media Day on Friday, April 8, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Thirkield Hall.  On Media Day, students pursuing  degrees in Mass Communications or who have interest in pursuing careers  in the field of  communications may attend workshops hosted by professionals working in the East Texas Market.