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2023 Academic Conference

Welcome to the 2023 Academic Conference!

We welcome you to the 20th annual Saint Vincent College Academic Conference, during which we celebrate the remarkable and innovative work our students produce throughout the year. This conference is a testament to the dedication of Saint Vincent faculty and administrators who encourage and support students in conducting advanced scholarly inquiry and creative work in their disciplines. Saint Vincent faculty dedicate their time to mentoring students in critical scholarship, as well as in classroom projects in the Humanities, Natural Sciences, Computer Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts, and Business. The students who present at this conference have ambitiously seized these opportunities and brought their projects to completion. We are very proud of their work and invite you to take part in this event which recognizes their achievement. This conference is an opportunity for our students to enlighten our academic community by sharing new ideas and creative expression.

The Academic Conference is held in the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion. This venue facilitates engagement and interaction among Saint Vincent College students, faculty, administrators, staff, friends and family. The central atrium and surrounding hallways are the site of art demonstrations and poster presentations from students in diverse disciplines. The classrooms on the first and second floors of the atrium and the east wing of the complex hold panel sessions that include oral presentations of research and critical analysis papers, literary readings and musical performances. The Dupre hallways and atrium, and the Verostko Center for the Arts Gallery (located on the 2nd floor of the Latimer Library) will display visual artwork. The 2023 Academic Conference will also host the final presentations for the 2nd annual Three-Minute Research Pitch Competition, a competition for non-graduating SVC students to present a research pitch for prospective research/creative work for a $500 prize. We encourage all attendees to explore the many high-quality intellectual pursuits that our conference showcases!

Many people have dedicated time and energy to bring this conference to fruition. We thank the various faculty, students, staff and administrators who were directly involved in planning the conference. This conference is truly a community-wide effort.


2023 Academic Conference Committee 

Dr. I. Mitch Taylor, Co-chair
Dr. Annie-Laurie Nichols, Co-chair
Dr. Tim Kelly
Dr. Terrance Smith
Dr. Devin Fava
Dr. Peter Smyntek
Dr. Derek Breid
Dr. Sarah Dumnich


Please click here for the digital version of the 2023 Academic Conference program.