Immaculata University Students and Faculty Participate in 7th Annual SEPCHE Honors Conference
"Two Views of Vedanta," "The Yin-Yang," "Felix Mendelssohn: An Icon of the Romantic Era," "Power: Earned, Learned, or Born With?" "Female Images in Victorian Poetry" and "The Creative Personality: Its Psychology and Genius," are just some of the topics being addressed by Immaculata University students participating in the 7th Annual SEPCHE Honors Conference hosted by Chestnut Hill College on Saturday, March 29, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at various locations on campus.
The honors conference, which is a day-long event, will showcase 108 academic papers, 28 works of art, and seven musical performances by students from the eight institutions that comprise SEPCHE, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education. Member schools include Arcadia University, Cabrini College, Chestnut Hill College, Gwynedd-Mercy College, Holy Family University, Immaculata University, Neumann College, and Rosemont College. Celebrating its 15th anniversary, SEPCHE is a nonprofit consortium of eight independent higher education institutions in the Greater Philadelphia region who engage in a collaborative approach to the challenges of higher education and work together to promote quality and efficiency of academic programming, student access, faculty development, institutional operations and community outreach, through sharing a range of activities, services, technology and information.
The papers will be divided into sessions by areas of interest that include religion, ecology, spirituality, literature, psychology, education, women´s studies, history, sports, biology, law, science, global issues, popular culture, and politics. Artwork created by students from the SEPCHE schools will be on display in the Dowley Art Gallery on 5th Floor of St. Joseph Hall, and performances from a saxophone quartet, a women´s acappella group, and individual musicians will be featured.
Immaculata University, a Catholic coeducational institution is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.