Symposium on Diversity

Take Part in the Annual Symposium on Diversity on
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024

Part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and Learning, presented by the Beyond the Dream Committee"

Now accepting proposals! Undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines as well as faculty and administrative and classified staff may submit proposals to give a poster presentation on any topic related to diversity, including but not limited to culture, ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, age, disability and socio-economic status. Both group and individual presentations will be accepted. For student presenters, submissions as part of classroom work as well as individually faculty-mentored student projects are welcome. The deadline for proposal submission is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023.

Submit your Proposal Today

This symposium offers undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty and administrative and classified staff the opportunity to present findings on critical issues related to diversity in the broadest sense within their respective fields. We particularly welcome posters (as well as other types of displays) based on research, scholarly or creative projects covering any topic related to diversity. For student presentations, we are looking for submissions based on projects conducted by individual students with a faculty mentor as well as for course-based projects. Both group and individual presentations will be accepted.

View past students' presentations related to topics in diversity.

The top presenters will receive an original glasswork designed by BGSU faculty member and glass blowing artist, Dr. Joel O'Dorisio, at a later award ceremony. All presentations are encouraged to be also presented at BGSU's annual Undergraduate Symposium for Research and Scholarship.

Eighth Symposium on Diversity


Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024
9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Lenhart Grand Ballroom
Bowen-Thompson Student Union


9:30-9:35 a.m. - Welcoming Remarks

Dr. Cordula Mora, director of the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship

9:35-9:45 a.m. – Opening Remarks

Dr. Rodney Rogers, president of BGSU

9:45-10:30 a.m. – Keynote Speaker

Amanda Paniagua, BGSU graduate student in Higher Education Administration and graduate assistant for the McNair Scholars Program

”Seeing Ourselves in Others: The Power of Collective Stories”

10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. – Poster viewing and creative presentations

Updated: 11/06/2023 02:03PM