Graduation is right around the corner, which can only mean one thing – seniors will be scrambling for the convo they need to graduate. Luckily, there are still a few areas that can be completed before these soon-to-be graduates walk across the stage.
If Academic Lecture convo is where you’re lacking, the best opportunity for credit is the Belmont Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 19. BURS is “designed especially for students,” said Katie Mulrain. There will be 32 academic lectures occurring throughout the day, Mulrain said in an email, and the keynote speaker will be Tim Kasser, a professor of psychology at Knox College in Illinois.
“This is a good opportunity to learn more about their own field of study as well as other that are offered at Belmont,” she said.
As far as academic lectures go, this may be one of the easiest and most plentiful opportunities for convo in one day – the various lectures last from 15 to 30 minutes, and you can get up to two hours of credit from attending.
If that doesn’t strike your fancy, there are a few other options for academic lecture, including a History Club presentation about pirates on Monday at 10 a.m. from Massey 100. Those needing Culture and Arts credits have a few options left with the play “Now Then Again” running four more times at the Black Box Theatre this upcoming weekend. Other convos will include a convocation about making your own sushi on April 23 and a final Wind Ensemble and Concert Band performance on Tues., April 24 at 7:30 p.m.
One of the easiest ones to fulfill before graduation this semester is Personal and Professional Growth, since there will be nine more opportunities to get credit before Dead Day. Events called Tourist Turkish and Belmont Till I Dye will happen on Friday, and next Monday will have three different convos during at 10:00 a.m.
Only one more official community service convo opportunity exists on the BIC calendar. It will be bright and early on April 21, as Outdoor Pursuits cleans up Beaman Park.
And in the end, for those who probably need one more Faith and Development credit, there are two more opportunities on Tues., April 24 to see projects on Ethics and World Religions.
Check BIC for full convo list.