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Carson-Newman suspends classes to showcase the liberal arts

Randall Nored presents “Opportunity for Unity” during the University’s 2014 RCP Day.

Click for a full schedule of the day’s events.

(April 1, 2016)– Carson-Newman University will hold its sixth annual Research, Creativity and Performance Day, Wednesday, April 6. The University will suspend all regular classes to focus on the student presentations. The event is free and open to the public.

RCP Day allows us to celebrate the liberal arts by putting our students front and center,” said Dr. Paul Percy, Carson-Newman provost. “Year in and year out they do an amazing job of showcasing their disciplines. The opportunity to present and perform also serves as an invaluable experience for each student whether a freshman or graduate student.”

The day, which begins at 9 a.m., features the work of Carson-Newman students, and the effectiveness of a liberal arts education. The public is invited to view oral presentations, poster sessions, art displays, and music and literary performances.

One of the highlights of the day will be a student panel and discussion entitled “Heading Back to Where We Started? A Dialogue on Voting Rights in America 50 Years After the 1965 Voting Rights Act.” The discussion stems from the University’s yearlong observance of the 50th anniversary of the historical event.

Presentations showcased will include “The Elephant in the Room: Racial Issues, the Media, and the Christian Liberal Arts Student,” “Brain Architecture and Toxic Stress in Early Childhood,” and “It’s Electric! A Shocking Analysis of Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Experiment.”

Founded in 1851, Carson-Newman is located in Jefferson City, Tennessee, among the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The University has over 2,500 students and offers 50 undergraduate majors, as well as associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees.

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