PASADENA, Texas – San Jacinto College will host two days of academic presentations and demonstrations during its annual symposium on March 4 and 5 at the Central Campus.

This event is free and open to the public. It serves to connect the community to the many areas of study offered at San Jacinto College. Activities will include music concerts, presentation of academic research, an art exhibition, a roundtable discussion, reading, and technology demonstrations.

"The San Jacinto College Symposium is an important tradition that connects our College to the community at large," said Angelina M. Cavallo, government professor at San Jacinto College. "We welcome every field at San Jacinto College to showcase whatever they wish to share and spark people's interested in higher education.”

The following is a list of presentations for the 2015 San Jacinto College Symposium.

Academic track

Old English Imagery: Kennings, Compound Nouns, Deep Case Roles, Aristotelian Metaphor, and Classical Metonymy and Synecdoche

Prof. John Thornburg, English

When: March 4 at 1:45 p.m.

Location: C-1.155

Toxic Remediation: Environmental Justice at Brio and the Longhorn Tin Smelter

Dr. Joseph Stromberg, History

When: March 4 at 9:15 a.m.

Location: C-1.155

Diet and Physical Activity: What’s the Cancer Connection?

Sandi Morgan, Physical Education

When: March 5 at 1:15 p.m.

Location: C11.1081

Latinos and Latinas Student Success in Pursuit of Higher Education

Stephen Lopez, History—Social Sciences

When: March 4 at 10:15 a.m.

Location: C-1.102

I am supposed to buy you a beer: The Role of Beer in Tanzanian History

Dr. Pamela A. Maack, Anthropology

When: March 4 at 11:30 a.m.

Location: C-1.102

Making Bad Decisions Better: A 21st Century Solution to the Age-Old Problem of Acting Impulsively

Christopher Wild, Chemistry

When: March 4 at 11:30 a.m.

Location: C-1.155

Mothers to Many: Minnie Flanagan and Juanita Craft Leading Negro Youth into Direct Action Protest in Dallas, Texas

Yvonne Frear, History

When: March 4 at 10:45 a.m.

Location: C-1.102

Generation 1.5 Students and their Relevance to San Jacinto College Student Success

Sue Kostohryz, College Preparatory

When: March 5 at 12 p.m.

Location: C-1.102

The WW2 Adventures of a Tin Can Sailor

Paul McRee

March 4 at 12:30 p.m.

Location: C-1.155

Exploring the World of Geology and Beyond: Adventure Pics

Malcolm Sadler, Geology

When: March 5 at 9 a.m.

Location: C-1.102

The Advent of Modern American Spiritualism in New Orleans during the 1850s--Northern Celebrity Mediums and French Creole Séance Circles

M. Melissa Daggett, History

When: March 5 at 1:15 p.m.

Location: C-1.102

Neurological Imaging of the Criminal Mind

Cindra Daniels, Medical Radiography

When: March 4 at 3:15 p.m.

Location: C11.1081

Preparing Students to Leave a Sustainable Human Footprint for Future Generations

Dr. Judy Maima, Education/Child

Location: March 4 at 1:45 p.m.

Location: C-1.102

Demonstrations and Talent

Biennial Faculty Art Exhibition Gallery Talk

When: March 4 from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. and March 5 from 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: C-4.119

Presentation on creative writing, led by faculty writers

When: March 4 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: C-21.101

Discovering Your Inner Photographic Artist: The San Jacinto College Photography Club

When: March 4 at 1 p.m.

Location: C-21.101

In Concert with Bach and Handel

Lynne Brandt, Fran Koiner, and Dr. Martha Braswell

When: March 4 at 1:30 p.m.

Location: C-5.151

Misconceptions in Early Detection of Breast Cancer: Mammography vs. Sonography

Kristi Chachere and Liza Velasquez

When: March 4 at 1:30 p.m.

Location: C-11.1081

New Evolutions in Ophthalmology

Debra Clarke and Laura Cole

When: March 5 at 3:15 p.m.

Location: C-11.1081

Peer-reviewed works of academic writing in various topics with faculty writers

When: March 5 at 1:15 p.m.

Location: C21.101

Talking with TED: Leveraging the Power of TED Talks in Academic Instruction

Shera Carter Sackey, Michelle Selk, and Julie Williams

When: March 4 at 3:15 p.m.

Location: C-1.155

Debates and Roundtables

Health Psychology and the Brain, Nutrition, Positive Psychology, the Epigenetic Theory, as well as Stress/Stress Management

When: March 5 at 10:15 a.m.

Location: C-11.1081


The San Jacinto College Central Campus is located at 8060 Spencer Highway in Pasadena.

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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