Students Honored at Undergraduate Research Symposium | Kent State University

Students Honored at Undergraduate Research Symposium

Submissions included projects in dance performance, costume design and acting

Congratulations to BFA Dance Performance major Dakota Lindesmith who was awarded 2nd place at Kent State's 3rd Annual Undergraduate Symposium on Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity for her choreographic work SHE. Her work (pictured above) was performed at the 2016 BFA Senior Dance Concert in March by dance majors Ashley Ostrowski and Briggs Van Sickle and dance minor Noelle Flynn. Professor Barbara Allegra Verlezza served as the faculty mentor for this project.

Dance majors (pictured above) Sarah Ahlswede, Laura Wester, L. Taylor Ashton, Emily Jarosz and Claire Tilley, under the mentorship of Dance Division coordinator Jeffrey Marc Rockland, presented on East Meets West, their dance and cultural exchange experience in Thailand this past winter.

Theatre student Vinnie Tharnish presented a poster on his Flash Grant-winning project Persona Appliqué which examined the collaboration between fashion and performance. His project was mentored by School of Theatre and Dance Interim Director Eric van Baars and Costume Shop Supervisor Robin Ruth.

Theatre student (and double major in Psychology) Anna Galluci presented on How Acting is Achieved Through Concentration and Imagination. Her project was mentored by associate professor Fabio Polanco.