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April 30, 2012

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The first annual Cardinal Colloquium, Otterbein University’s celebration of research and creative work, was held on April 30, 2012. 

This event features student work in a range of disciplines and departments, including public health, biology, music, literature, psychology, nutrition, chemistry, nursing, gender studies, business, and creative writing. Events began with our keynote speaker, Fulbright Visiting Scholar Dr. Darja Maslić Seršic from the Department of Psychology at the University of Zagreb. Throughout the afternoon students presented their work in a variety of formats: performances, poster sessions, exhibits, and panel presentations. We concluded the day with a reception to celebrate and honor all students and faculty advisors.


Plenary, Riley Auditorium

12:15 p.m.
Kari Sims, "Generally Spoken it is Nothing but Rhythm" (by Nebojša Jovan Živković)

Nebojša Jovan Živković is an active and professional percussionist in Europe. His composition, Generally Spoken it is Nothing but Rhythm for solo percussion, involves quick juxtaposed rhythmic patterns among a variety of instruments, using the vibraphone to provide an atmospheric and harmonious contrast to the other percussive timbres heard. (Advisor: Professor Jack Jenny) Learn more

12:25 p.m.
Welcome and Introductions
Dr. Vicki McGillin, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

12:30-1:25 p.m.
Keynote Address
Darja Maslić Seršic, Ph.D.
Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Colorado State University
Associate Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Zagreb, Croatia

"Current Changes in Work Environment and Individual Well-Being: How to Thrive in Times of Uncertainty"

What is the psychological meaning of job insecurity, job loss and unemployment? Specifically, this talk will explore the subjective, perceived meanings of these phenomena. The impact of job insecurity, job loss and unemployment on individual well-being and work behavior will be described. Finally, more and less successful coping strategies will be explained, as well as the factors that moderate them.

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Posters and Exhibits (PDF), Science Building Atrium

3:05-4:15 p.m.
Panel Sessions (PDF)

4:15 p.m.
Reception, Science Building Atrium 

Departmental Showcases

There are many more opportunities to see the talents of our students. Departmental showcase events (PDF).

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