The BA Showcase is AULA’s celebration of exceptional undergraduate student work and one of our premiere events of the year. The faculty-nominated student presentations demonstrate AULA’s core values of critical thinking, global citizenship, experiential learning, and community engagement. Showcase nominations typically reflect the multiple credit bearing options available to the BA student—independent study, internships, prior learning, hybrid and classroom courses, and workshops
The projects cover a wide range of disciplines, themes, and intellectual traditions, such as the latest developments in Addiction Studies, Creative Writing, Psychology, Queer Studies, Urban Communities and Environment, and in depth explorations of Liberal Studies.
Formats include lively presentations, academic posters, multimedia performances, and artwork. Q&A sessions will follow each live presentation, offering attendees the opportunity to learn more about each thought-provoking, sometimes controversial, topic.
“This is an extraordinary event where the most complex, cutting-edge, rigorous examples of student work inside and outside the classroom can be seen under one single roof,” says Rosa Garza-Mourino, AULA’s director for External Partnerships, faculty, and one of the event’s organizers. “All of the projects that get selected are those that really embody and ‘walk the talk’ of our program learning objectives and campus mission.”
Coinciding with the event will be an Open House for new and prospective undergraduate students. This is a terrific opportunity for current students to demonstrate their top-notch scholarship and for new and prospective students to experience first-hand the kinds of topics and learning approaches that our Undergraduate Studies have to offer.
“We are excited to announce that this year the Coordinators of all our BA program concentrations will be available for current students and the public alike during breakfast and lunch to engage in scholarly discussion and to share examples of how prospective students may plan their degree completion with a major and/or a minor area of concentration in mind,” added Garza-Mourino.