USI Graduate Student Colloquium

Spring 2020 Colloquium

In an effort to make this third annual Graduate Student Colloquium more accessible to our increasingly large number of students, both online as well as those on-campus, we have selected as its theme Accessibility. This theme also reflects the University of Southern Indiana’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan, which included “access by design” as one of its three strategic goals. As the university transitions to its third strategic plan, we take this opportunity to celebrate Accessibility in all of its manifestations.

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Important Information

In light of the University's recent announcement, all colloquium presentations will be pre-recorded and posted on this site on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

More details and links to presentations to follow.

Spring 2020 Presentations

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Check back soon for presentation videos!


Service-Learning: Perspectives of Assistive Technology for Participation in Unified Games

Emma Williams, Tara Arvin, and Kelsey Koester, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy students

Everyone Deserves to Play! Adapting Toys for Switch Access

Kaysie Collins, Bailee Daugherty, Lauren Day and Lara Healy, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy students

Students with Invisible Disabilities in Higher Education

Hannah Johnson, Master of Social Work student

Accessibility, Inclusivity and the Bottom Line

Jennifer Head, Master of Business Administration


Let's Talk About Sex: Examining the Teens' Sexuality in Netflix's TV-series Sex Education

Salome Apkhazishvili, Master of Arts in Communication student

Collaborative Media Literacy: Co-using of Mobile Smartphones among Teens and Adults

Salome Apkhazishvili, Master of Arts in Communication student

Canada's Reputation and Emigration in Early American Slave Narratives

Rachel Sellers, Master of Arts in English student

The Effects of the WUSTL-ALLEX Japanese Teacher Training on Participants' Teaching

Shoko Amioka, Master of Arts in Second Language Acquisition, Policy, and Culture student

Action Reduction Strategies for Higher Employability

Virginia Morgan, Master of Arts in Second Language Acquisition, Policy, and Culture student

Advanced Care Planning: An Option for Quality End-of-Life Care

Taynara Oliveira de Almeida, Master of Health Administration student

Nonprofit's Online Accountability: Does Subsector Affect Online Accountability

Fatin Yaro, Master of Public Administration student

Accessibility: ADA Compliance Through the Professional Practice of Interior Design to Accommodate Americans with Hidden Disabilities

Alyce Anderson, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies student

View Previous Colloquium Programs  2019  2018

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

What is the theme?

The 2020 USI Graduate Student Colloquium theme is Accessibility.

Watch the theme video

Can online USI graduate students participate?

Yes! We are excited to use Zoom to facilitate online presentations.

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

Yes! We encourage faculty members to invite students to attend a presentation via Zoom links that will be provided soon!

Where can I view the presentations?

All pre-recorded colloquium presentations can be viewed here.

When is the colloquium?

The colloquium will be held on March 24th, 2020 on the third floor of the College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) building.

We are excited to host the third annual Graduate Student Colloquium in CNHP, as the third floor was recently remodeled and has the newest technology to assist with online presentations!

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

Great! 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
Who should I contact for abstract guidelines?

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

I am presenting at the 2020 colloquium. How do I confirm my participation?

Congratulations! Please confirm your participation through this link.

You also received an email from Graduate Studies on March 12, 2020 with the confirmation link.

Special Thanks

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

Original Logo Design: Aden Parsons
Program Design: Lindsey Gibson

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


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