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A Celebration of Marist's Academics

Thursday, September 22

Campus Tours
Murray Student Center, Rotunda
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

Campus tours highlighted the picturesque riverfront campus. 

Open House
Steel Plant Studios
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

The Steel Plant Studios featured installations of the creative works of faculty, students, and recent alumni from the Art Department and Fashion Program. The Art Gallery showcased artisan works from students and faculty, and the Fashion Gallery featured the senior capstone garments of recent alumni. The Winter Garden included an exhibition of recent Capstone research posters. MPorium, the student-led retail boutique, was open for guests to visit.



Friday, September 23

Celebration of Alumni and Student Research and Creative Activities
Murray Student Center
9:00 - 11:45 a.m. 

The Student Center featured the diverse and dynamic research and creative activities of current students and recent alumni. Presentations and displays included student and alumni research posters in the River Rooms and the Marist Circle “For the Record” project, with inspiring stories about members of the Marist community. The Marist Office of International Programs highlighted their programs, students, and stories from abroad, and the Cannavino Library displayed historical images of Marist from the archives.   

Marist Faculty Snap Talks
Nelly Goletti Theatre, Marist Student Center

10:00 - 10:45 a.m. 

This event featured the timely and impactful research of Marist faculty with TED-style short presentations. 

  • “LGBTQ+ Students' Experiences in the Classroom and the Mental Health Impact”
  • Emma Fredrick, Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • “The Olympic Games: Showcasing Identity through Sport”
  • Zachary Arth, Assistant Professor of Sports Communication
  • “A Matter of Life and Death: Healthcare Inequities in the U.S.”
  • Kevin Henry, Senior Professional Lecturer of Athletic Training
  • “Ethics Under Pressure”
  • Pam Harper, Associate Professor of Marketing
  • “Telling Stories about Climate Change: The Power of the Narrative”
  • Jessica Boscarino, Associate Professor of Political Science
  • “Journey to Nia (purpose): Researching and Redefining Identity in Education”
  • Christina Wright Fields, Assistant Professor of Education
  • “Insights from the Octoverse”
  • Ron Coleman, Professor of Computer Science

Academic Symposium
Nelly Goletti Theatre
11:00 - 11:45 a.m.

Academic disciplines have always been revised and reshaped by new ways of thinking. They have also experienced more dramatic transformations when paradigm shifts replace older perspectives. Recently, many fields have started to critically examine the breadth of assumptions underlying their conceptual frameworks and what they teach their students.  In the current academic year, first-year Marist students are all reading Clint Smith’s How the Word is Passed, an incisive look into how the presentation of America’s history in public forums has been distorted by racism and an exclusive approach to celebrating America’s past.  This symposium featured Marist professors, drawn from disparate disciplines, who spoke to how their own fields are addressing new ways of approaching the diversity of attitudes, equitable methodologies, and inclusive frameworks.

Symposium Participants:
John Bartlett, Fashion Program Director
Addrain Conyers, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Steven Garabedian, Associate Professor of History
Lisa Stephens, Senior Lecturer of Chemistry
Moderator: Nicholas Marshall, Associate Professor of History



Installation Ceremony
Campus Green
1:00 p.m.

Community Celebration - Murray Student Center GreenImmediately following the ceremony, all members of the Marist community were invited to celebrate the inauguration with a community picnic featuring Hudson Valley food favorites and other refreshments, games and activities, giveaways, and music.