Symposium Features Student Research

Event Details


Date: April 21, 2018

Times: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Location: Kresge Recital Hall and the Humanities Building for presentations and poster sessions

Ticket Info: Free and open to the public


The Arthur Olsen Symposium, a gathering that fosters and celebrates student research, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, in Kresge Recital Hall and the Humanities Center.

Presentations will showcase student work from departments across campus. View the schedule.


Dr. Brent Loken '94The 2018 Symposium will feature a keynote by Dr. Brent Loken '94, "Clouded leopards, orangutans and the quest of feeding 10 billion people a healthy and sustainable diet." The keynote address will be held from 10-11:10 a.m. in Kresge Recital Hall.

Dr. Brent Loken will speak about how his conservation efforts in Borneo led him to the realization that many environmental problems stem from unsustainable and destructive agricultural practices.

Dr. Loken is now the Science Liaison Officer for EAT, an international organization based in Oslo, Norway, working to transform the global food system to feeding 10 billion people a healthy and sustainable diet.

About the Symposium

The Arthur Olsen Student Research Symposium is a gathering that fosters and celebrates student research at the university. The structure of the Symposium follows that of a traditional academic conference, and Augustana students from all disciplines are invited and encouraged to present their original research in this forum. 

In 2015, the family of Dr. Arthur Olsen made an endowed gift to support the Augustana Symposium and student research. In honor of that gift and in tribute to Dr. Olsen's many contributions to the campus community and student research, the Augustana Symposium was renamed the Arthur Olsen Student Research Symposium.

The Arthur Olsen Student Research Symposium is supported by the Office of Academic AffairsCivitasMikkelsen Library and UBG.