honor--students chosen to present
research at CSU Conference
Sacramento State students will showcase their research at the California State
University Honors Consortium Conference on March 3 at Fresno State.
Nicole Kontos, Keith Leggett
and Jesus Lopez will be among the 31 CSU students presenting. This is the first
time that Sacramento State's Honors Program, established in fall 2006, will
The Honors Consortium Conference
highlights the work of honors students from nine CSU campuses. Students have
15 minutes in which to present papers and/or artwork on topics such as political
issues, the media, science, culture and higher education. There is even a category
titled "Waiting for Godot." At the conclusion of each presentation,
students discuss the social relevance of these topics and participate in a dialogue
about their research.
"This is an
excellent opportunity to meet with other honors students, directors and faculty
in the CSU system," says Roberto Pomo, director of the Honors Program at
Sacramento State. "And, our students will gain valuable first-hand experience
in delivering a paper at a major conference."
Jesus Lopez will deliver
a paper titled, "Discrepancies in Student Aid Should Prompt Reform."
In it he discusses the intended goals of financial aid for higher education
and why it may be necessary to restructure the system to achieve equity for
those who need it most.
The title of Nicole Kontos'
presentation is "That Summer." This work is a personal narrative about
a life changing experience, an epiphany that has shaped who she is today.
In lieu of a paper,
Keith Leggett's work, titled "A Day That Will Live in Infamy," is
a video presentation on Pearl Harbor. The purpose of the piece is to provoke
interest and emotion on the subject of Pearl Harbor by utilizing a combination
of graphic images and expressive music. Using video and sound editing technology,
he has created a montage of clips from the motion picture, Pearl Harbor, and
supplemented a soundtrack in the background.
about the Sacramento State Honors Program can be found at www.csus.edu/honorsprogram
or by contacting the office at 278-2804.
California State University, Sacramento Public
6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 (916) 278-6156