2021 USI Graduate Student Colloquium

The Urgency of Now:
Empowerment through Education & Social Justice

Wednesday | April 7, 2021 | 1 - 3:30 p.m. CST

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2021 Presentations

Keynote: The Light of Truth: Finding Your Voice
Dr. Brandi Neal | Post-Doctoral Fellow at USI

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Why Attend

The United States has been engaged in a discourse focused sharply upon the issues of race, racism, equity, diversity, inclusivity, and others. This Colloquium aims to provide the University of Southern Indiana’s graduate students (current and former) with an opportunity to participate in this dialogue. Participants will address how their education and scholarly pursuits can be utilized to promote equity, diversity, inclusivity, and social justice.

Featured Keynote:

Dr. Brandi Neal

Dr. Neal is a Post-Doctoral Fellow working with USI's Student Affairs office.



If your question is not addressed below, please contact Graduate Studies.

What is a graduate student colloquium?

The colloquium allows USI graduate students to share and discuss their current research within their discipline. Presentations can be in the form of panel discussions, performances, posters and digital posters.

Some graduate programs require students to present at a conference or seminar. The colloquium would be an excellent opportunity to fulfill that requirement.

Why should I participate?

  • Allow peers to notice your research
  • Professional development opportunity
  • Potential collaboration opportunities across graduate programs
  • Gather insightful comments that can aid in future research efforts
What is the theme?

The 2021 USI Graduate Student Colloquium theme is The Urgency of Now: Empowerment through Education and Social Justice.

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Can online USI graduate students participate?

Yes! In fact, the 2021 Graduate Student Colloquium will be held entirely online.

I am a USI faculty member. Can my students attend the colloquium?

Yes! We encourage faculty members to invite students to attend online presentations.

More information on how to register will be provided soon on this website.

When is the Colloquium

The colloquium will be held virtually on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 starting at 1 p.m. cst.

I would like to present at the collqouium. How can I do this?

Great! If you are a USI graduate student, alumni or graduate faculty member please complete the Abstract Submission form. You'll be asked to provide the following:

  • Contact & Student Information
  • Delivery Method
    • Paper
    • Poster
    • Performance
  • Title
  • Preferred presentation time
  • 350 words or less abstract

New this year:

Abstract submissions can be recorded!

Who should I contact for abstract guidelines?

Speak with your program director or advisor for additional information and best practices for presentations.

Interested in past recordings?

Access presentations from previous years at the link below:

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Special Thanks

Organizing Committee:
Dr. Jessica Garcés Jensen, Dr. Michael Dixon, Dr. Belle Cowden and Lindsey Gibson

Special thanks to
Dr. Rochon, Dr. Khayum, USI Foundation, David L. Rice Library, Graduate Studies, colloquium participants, faculty mentors and participants, program directors and attendees who make this event possible.


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