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Senior Update 5-09

Virtual Senior Job Meetup - Monday, May 11 via Brazen
There is still time to register! This event is open to SENIORS OF ALL MAJORS! Register for the Virtual Senior Job Meetup taking place on Monday, May 11th from 12-2 pm on Brazen. Network with employers who are excited to meet you and discuss their open job opportunities! For a list of participating employers, please visit the Handshake event. You are welcome to drop-in at any point during the event.

Step 1: Register via Brazen BEFORE the event in order to participate:
Step 2: RSVP on Handshake
We hope to see you there!

Senior Toast and Last Lecture
Wednesday, May 13th, 4pm*





We are excited to announce that this year's Last Lecture speaker will be Professor Camille Burge from the Department of Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Date: Wednesday, May 13th
Time: Broadcasting at 4pm (will also be available for viewing immediately after broadcast)
Location: Link to be emailed to you prior to lecture

Professor Burge's Bio:
Professor Burge is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Villanova University and she also serves as the Assistant Director for The Center for Peace and Justice Education. She is a scholar of American politics with an emphasis on racial and ethnic politics and political psychology.

Her research revolves around three key themes: (1) Black-White relations; (2) the role of emotions in Black public opinion and political decision-making; and (3) intersectionality. Her research has been published in The Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Research & Politics, and Politics, Groups, and Identities.

In 2018, Camille received The Junior Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching from Villanova University. She was a finalist for the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2019 and 2020.

Camille serves on the Executive Council of the American Political Science Association’s (APSA) organized section of Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior (2018-2020) and as Treasurer of APSA’s organized section of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics (2019-2021). Camille was recently appointed to the 2020 Pre-Election Task Force for the American Association of Public Opinion Research. In this position, she is one of several academics working alongside survey leaders/administrators at Gallup, Pew, NBC News, CBS News, ABC News, CNN, Huffington Post, and many other reputable polling organizations, to analyze local, state, and national elections data.

Other recognized faculty:
The following faculty members received the nomination for their college/area

  • Professor Phil Stephens (Sciences)
  • Professor Theresa Capriotti (Nursing)
  • Professor Ward Utter (Business)
  • Professor Ed Char (Engineering)

Thank you to all those who voted and to all the professors who were nominated. Good luck on finals!


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*Previous email originally stated the Last Lecture will be broadcasting at 5pm - please note it will be broadcasting at 4pm.



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