Immaculata Hosts SEPCHE Conference

SEPCHE Conference at IUImmaculata University is proud to be hosting the 17th Annual SEPCHE (Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education) Honors Conference on Saturday, March 28, from 9:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Events are held in Alumnae Hall, Loyola Hall, and Good Counsel Hall. The Honors Conference is an academic symposium enabling students to present their research scholarship, performance and culminating work to peers across all eight member institutions which include Immaculata University, Arcadia University, Cabrini College, Chestnut Hill College, Gwynedd-Mercy University, Holy Family University, Neumann University, and Rosemont College.

After Opening Remarks by Immaculata University President Sister R. Patricia Fadden, IHM, Ed.D., several Immaculata students will perform musical selections as part of their SEPCHE presentations. Art Presentations by all member institutions will be on display in Loyola Hall, third floor. The students’ Academic Presentations begin at 11 a.m. in various classrooms in Loyola and Good Counsel halls. Several faculty members from each college/university will serve as facilitators for the presentations.

Program Schedule for the Day:

9:45 a.m. – Welcome, Introduction and Open Remarks – Alumnae Hall Theater

11:00 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. – Art Presentations available in Loyola Hall (3rd floor)

11:00 – 11:50 a.m. – First Session (A) of Academic Presentations

12:00 – 12:50 p.m. – Second Session (B) of Academic Presentations

1:00 – 2:05 p.m. – Lunch

2:15 to 3:05 p.m. – Third Session (C) of Academic Presentations

3:15 – 3:45 p.m. – Closing Program – Alumnae Hall Theater

Retrospective from William Carr, Ph.D., DMA, Steinway Artist and chairperson of the Immaculata Honors Program

Comments of Appreciation by Sister Joseph Marie Carter, IHM, Ed.D., dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies

Concluding comments by Beth Moy, executive director of SEPCHE

Presentation of Certificates

SEPCHE is a consortium of eight independent higher education institutions in the Greater Philadelphia region that collaborate to improve the quality and efficiency of academic programming, student access, faculty development, institutional operations and community outreach, through a range of shared activities, services, technology and information.

Immaculata University is a Catholic, comprehensive, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.

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Immaculata Students Presenting

Musical Presentations – Alumnae Hall Theater

Dana Bringle ’17 of Wilmington, DE (voice): O Mio Babbino Caro by Giacomo Puccini

William Smith ’17 of Wilkes-Barre (piano): Polonaises: Op. 26, No. 1 by Frederic Chopin

Kathleen Van NewKirk ’15 of Upper Chichester, PA (voice with flute and piano accompaniment): Primary Colors by Jake Heggie and poetry by Helen Prejean, CSJ

Anissa Dominquez ’16 of Annapolis, MD (piano): Moonlight Sonata: Op.27, No 2, III Presto Agitato by Ludwig van Beethoven

Alicia Roselli ’15 of Newtown, PA (flute with piano accompaniment): Suite Antique: VI Rondeau by John Rutter

Art Presentations – Loyola Hall (3rd floor)

Nicole Burley ’16 of Stratford, NJ (medium – clay) Title: “Ceramic Slab Technique”

Bianca Delizzio ’15 of Philadelphia, PA (medium: graphic) Title: “Immaculata Poster”

Chelsea McHugh ‘15 of Milton, DE (medium – ceramics) Title: “Ceramics by Chelsea” McHugh

Michaela Raffaele ’17 of Warrington, PA (medium – fabric) Title: “Bydlo from Pictures at an Exhibition”

Olivia Sallavanti ’15 of Lancaster, PA (medium – clay) Title: “A Play on Texture”

Academic Presentations – Loyola Hall and Good Counsel Hall

Jonathan Buchanan ’15 of Landenberg, PA (subject: Psychology) Topic: “Positive Politics: Striving for Flourishing and Well-being”

Katherine Cartagena Orochi ’15 of West Chester, PA (subject: Psychology) Topic: “The Challenges of the Paradigm Shift on Multicultural Leadership”

Anne Marie DeCarolis ’17 of Nottingham, PA (subject: Theology) Topic: “Blessedness: Living the Feminine Genius in Light of the Marian Model”

Stephen Doherty ’15 of Southampton, PA (subject: English) Title: “Education: Field Experience and Student Teaching”

Dianna Dragonetti ’16 of Broomall, PA (subject: Philosophy) Topic: “Post-Technical Aesthetics: Commoditization and Reclamation”

Mollie Dunbar ’16 of Secane, PA (subject: Philosophy) Topic: “Nature as Art”

Megan Foltz ’15 of Mount Joy, PA (subject: Music Therapy) Topic: “Songwriting for Older Adults in the Inpatient Psychiatric Setting”

Margaret Hess ‘15 of Chester Springs, PA (subject: Philosophy) Topic: “How Aesthetic Humor Amuses”

Joy Lawrence ‘16 of Bel Air, MD (subject: Psychology/Music Therapy) Topic: “Culture and Music Therapy”

Catherine McKee ‘15 of Downingtown, PA (subject: History) Topic: “France’s Hidden Children: A Clandestine Rebellion”

Allison Olock ‘15 of Easton, PA (subject: English) Topic: ““Education: Field Experience and Student Teaching”

Stephanie Olzinski ‘17 of Schwenksville, PA (subject: Philosophy) Topic: “Criteria of Beauty: Different Nutcracker Ballet Renditions and Their Success Based upon the Collaboration of the Choreographer and Dancer”

Alyssa Polselli ‘15 of Morrisville, PA (subject: English) Topic: “Education: Field Experience and Student Teaching”

Alicia Roselli ’15 of Newtown, PA (subject: Music Therapy) Topic: “The Impact of Songwriting within Therapeutic Music Practice for Geriatrics”

Danielle Rulon ‘17 of Downingtown, PA (subject: Psychology) Title: “Social Stigma of Mental Disorders among Cultures”

Rachel Smith ‘15 of Philadelphia, PA (subject: English) Title: ““Education: Field Experience and Student Teaching”

Michael Sturdivant ‘17 of Philadelphia, PA (subject: Psychology) Title: “Positive Effects of Diversity in the Work Place”

Lauren Winchell ’15 of Wilmington, DE (subject: English) Title: “Education: Field Experience and Student Teaching”

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