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Students Preparing for 10th Spring SLAM

Slamlogo HiMars Hill University students will present their research, performance, and creativity at this year's Spring SLAM on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. SLAM stands for Student Liberal Arts Mosaic, and it's a day set aside for celebrating student achievement. Classes are canceled for the day, allowing students to attend sessions focused on formal presentations, as well as performance arts breaks.

Snakey And HalThis year's plenary speaker is Dr. Hal Herzog, professor of psychology at Western Carolina University (who taught at Mars Hill in the social and behavioral science department for a decade and a half in the 1970s and 1980s). Dr. Herzog's book Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It’s So Hard To Think Straight About Animals has been translated into nine languages, and he writes the blog Animals and Us for Psychology Today magazine.

The Spring SLAM provides an opportunity for Mars Hill College students to exhibit their creativity and energy to an audience that includes not only the entire campus community (students, faculty and staff), but also the wider college family (trustees, alumni, and friends of the college). During the sessions, panels, and exhibits of the Spring SLAM, students present the best of their work in a wide variety of subject areas and formats, sharing it in a spirit of intellectual competition and cooperation. SLAM began in the spring semester of 2007.