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RISE Above research conference, April 19

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (April 13, 2018) — With over 20 research projects, Milligan College students will present their findings at the college’s third annual RISE Above Research Conference on Thursday, April 19, in Derthick Hall from 2-8 p.m.

The RISE Above Research Conference is a culminating event for undergraduate and graduate students who have been engaged in faculty-mentored research.

Presentations will showcase scholarly and creative research from many disciplines and majors.

“Research skills are critical for students preparing for master’s and doctorate-level work, and the RISE Above conference is a showcase of what our students have learned through their mentored research projects,” said Joy Drinnon, professor of psychology and director of undergraduate research at Milligan. “My favorite part of the conference is seeing how the research and final project turns out after students take several months or even a few semesters to finish.”

This year’s topics include examinations of U.S. and China consumer food sustainability, Tennessee residential water consumption and techniques of astrophotography. Milligan senior Haley Greenwell, of Gray, Tennessee, is examining the positive impact of student-teacher relationships.

“Those relationships are influential on student performance, in part, due to the amount of time students spend in a school setting,” said Greenwell in her research abstract. “In order to find the long-term impact of these relationships, I conducted an online survey on social media examining the impact of educators on students and had over 100 respondents.”

Dr. Gary Selby, Milligan’s professor of ministerial formation, will speak on the challenges of racism at 6 p.m. in Derthick Lecture Hall. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in public communication from the University of Maryland and a Master of Theology from Harding University Graduate School of Religion.

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