Laurel Weir
  • Music, Communication Arts
  • Class of 2013
  • Canton, OH

Laurel Weir Participates In Research Symposium at Malone University (Canton, OH)

2013 Jun 6

Although still primarily a teaching college, Malone University (Canton, OH) supports scholarly research projects being conducted by both undergraduate and graduate students. At the end of spring semester, the University hosted the Fifth Annual Student Research Symposium, showcasing student scholarship across schools and departments. Excellent projects from such programs as Zoo & Wildlife Biology, Fine Arts, Nursing, History, Business, Chemistry, Psychology, Theology, and English were all part of this celebration of student achievement.

Laurel Weir of Canton, Ohio (44705), a 2013 graduate with a major in music participated in the Symposium. Michael Benson, assistant professor of music served as faculty mentor(s) for the project, entitled Wagner's Impact on Opera: The Arrival of Art or the Demise of a Genre?.

The Symposium committee included Diane Chambers, professor of English and director of the Honors Program; David Hahn, chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and professor of mathematics; Susan McDevitt, instructor of nursing; D Nathan Phinney, dean of the College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences and associate professor of biblical studies; Moses Rumano, assistant professor of education; Karen Slovak, associate professor of social work; and John Zietlow, professor of finance.

Malone University (Canton, Ohio), a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio's Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2013.