Aspire Conference

The School of the Humanities, Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies Presents:
Aspire Student Conference
Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
Stiemke Hall

Aspire showcases the excellent work done by students in the School of the Humanities, Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies. Learn about some of the complex issues our students are tackling as they aspire to transform the world. 

Schedule of Events: 2019 sessions

11:00 - 11:50 am


Faith, Reason & Identity

Hawo Shidad, Madeline Banach, Mary Hemphill

Picture This (5 poems)

Genita Walker 

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Break for Lunch

1:00 - 1:50 pm


Poster Session Exhibits

Poetry Posters

Paige Bohman, Pang Chang, Lisa George, Serena Gruenwald, Taylor Hienbuecher, Martha Holterman, Alice Holtz, Jacqueline Jimenez, Erin Luke, Megan McGiverin, Margaret Neubauer, Eh Paw, Elizabeth Swiger, Paula Valle, Catrice Vukodinovich

Gendered Influences: Where do they come from?

Ashley Tannert, Kenya Price, Danielle Allen, Kirsten George, Retricia Byrd-Townsell

Supportive Communication

Evita Evers, Ebonie Beal, Daniela Torres, Tiffany Nickerson, Sehiry Tapia

2:00 - 2:50 pm


Speak American: Discriminatión Lingüistica en La Viva Cotidiana

Kim Camacho

The Push & Pull of Church Vs. Culture

Sehiry Tapia

I’m a Writing Tutor, and I’m Just Like You: Peer Tutoring in Perspective

Abigail Klug, Jessica Engelbrecht

3:00 - 3:50 pm


Ain’t Valentine’s Day

Brandi Kehl

Cards of XX: Poetry to Women Philosophers

Zakia Wells           

6:00 pm

Student Lounge

Department of World Languages Presents:

Wonder Woman Documentary Movie

Previous Years

Check out coverage of last year's conference in Arches and the MMU Website:

"Aspire: HSSE Student Conference Spotlight" - Arches, May 2016

"The harder I work, the luckier I get" - MMU News 2016