‘Interdisciplinary Innovations’ research conference set for April 7

Western Carolina University’s Department of English, the student-run journal The Nomad and the Society of Professional Communicators will be hosting their inaugural conference for undergraduate research, “Interdisciplinary Innovations: Approaches to Global Concerns,” from 9:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Friday, April 7, in Conference Room A of Blue Ridge Hall.

With a theme focusing on global concerns and presentation topics ranging from equality and ethics to the environment, the conference will provide an opportunity for undergraduate students to present their research and projects that address some of the world’s top issues, organizers said.

Jennifer Schiff, WCU associate professor of political science and director of the International Studies Program, will kick off the event with a keynote address. Students from a variety of academic disciplines will make presentations.

The conference will be divided into two panels and include a question-and-answer session. Student presenters will be Haylee Wilkie, Rachel Utnage, Seth Rollins, Dean Martin, Rachel Fields, Elizabeth Montgomery and Fiona Buchanan. After the panels conclude, student groups will provide details about their organizations and extend membership invitations.

For more information, visit the conference web page.