Res College Symposium 2018 has ended
The symposium is an  inter-college event where students openly discuss the topics explored  within each college’s respective theme.

Every  RC  student will give either a Presentation or a  Poster -  either as a  group  or as an individual project.  Every RC student will also be an audience  member.  

At Registration, you will receive a name tag with your schedule on it.

The Symposium is organized into two, concurrent, sessions: Session I: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. & Session II: 3:10 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.

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Humanities [clear filter]
Saturday, December 1

2:05pm EST

Henry: a Fictional Case Study of a Existential Hero
Deserted Islands.  Crazy Monkeys. The Mafia. A whole lot o' bad Luck. Existential Heroes often  encounter all sorts of "Absurd things". For this presentation, I'll  be discussing my own short story, "Henry", and the themes it uses  to create my own version of an existential hero.


Magarelli, John

Humanities College


Abby Flynt

Senior Fellow, Society & Technology College

Faith Trejo

Junior Fellow, Arts College

Saturday December 1, 2018 2:05pm - 2:20pm EST
120 Coleman
  Humanities, Formal Presentation
  • Special Requirements: Table

2:25pm EST

God, Law, and the Antigone
In The Antigone,  Sophocles presents us with one of man's oldest dilemas. Who is superior, man  or God? How we answer this question and similar religious questions has  serious social, cultural, and political ramifications. In fact, these  questions are the most important questions that one can ask. Why? Listen to  my presentation to find out


Herndon, Oliver

Humanities College


Kayla McCellon

Junior Fellow, Social Justice College

Prof. Brantley Gasaway

Senior Fellow, Social Justice College

Saturday December 1, 2018 2:25pm - 2:40pm EST
219 Coleman

2:45pm EST

The Influence of Typology on Confederate Monuments
Our providential  interpretation of American history continues to be a guiding factor in our  understanding of events like the civil war. DW Griffith's 1915 film  "Birth of a Nation"illustrates how he relied on concepts of  typology in order to glorify the southern confederacy. Typology is a theory  that urges us to see the parallel running of the Bible and present time. As  we look more closely it is easier to see this influence in monuments like  Antonin Mercie's Robert E. Lee memorial in Richmond, Virginia and even the  Lincoln memorial which we often do not recognize as a Confederate monument.


Hobart IV, William

Humanities College


Bhagawat Acharya

Junior Fellow, Discovery College

Ron Smith

Senior Fellow, Global College

Saturday December 1, 2018 2:45pm - 3:00pm EST
055 Coleman

3:35pm EST

Dr. William Barber and the Transformation of the Poor People's Campaign.
An analysis of the  transformation of the modern day Poor People's Campaign from it's origins of  the Civil Rights movement. Specifically the changes in leadership style  between Dr. William Barber and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and how each leader  approached creating change in their respective time period. Lastly the  different methods and degree of civil disobedience that each group utilized  in their given time period.


Denn, Corey

Social Justice College


Catherine MacKay

Junior Fellow, Arts College
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Keith Buffinton

Senior Fellow, Society & Technology College

Saturday December 1, 2018 3:35pm - 3:50pm EST
023 Coleman

4:05pm EST

Are humans happy to make choices?
If all of your  decisions were determined ahead, do you think you will be happy? Probably  not. However, if you are the one who could make choices, do you think you are  going to be happy? Most humans believe that they have attained freedom at a  certain moment in history. However, are they flourishing with the thousands  of choices they can make? This presentation is going to present how making  choices shows what humans are.


Kim, Seoyeon

Humanities College

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Anna Kell

Senior Fellow, Arts College
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Ty Smith

Junior Fellow, Humanities College

Saturday December 1, 2018 4:05pm - 4:20pm EST
118 Coleman