Lucerna Symposium Showcases Student Research

More than 50 UMKC students, faculty, and staff members attended the annual Lucerna Symposium on February 21 at the Student Union. The event featured presentations by five of the ten undergraduate students whose work appears in the latest edition of Lucerna, the interdisciplinary research journal published by the Honors College.

Provost and Interim Chancellor Barbara Bichelmeyer emphasized the importance of undergraduate research in her introductory remarks, and Honors College Dean Jim McKusick recognized the efforts of the many students and faculty members who worked on the latest edition of Lucerna, including Editor-in-Chief Anne Crawford, Managing Editor Anthony Gilyard, and Faculty Advisor Stephen Christ.

“My favorite thing about Lucerna is that it brings students from all academic disciplines together,” said Editor-in-Chief Anne Crawford. “This year’s volume reveals the impressive research and diverse interests of UMKC students. My staff and I are really proud of the latest edition.”

The Lucerna staff already is working on the next volume of the journal, which will be published in January 2019. All UMKC undergraduates are eligible to submit research papers that they produced for classes at UMKC. For more information, go to the Lucerna page on the Honors College website.

If you are interested in joining the Lucerna staff, please contact Anthony Gilyard.

Be sure to stop by the Honors College office in Cherry Hall 424 and get your own copy of Lucerna.

Pictured Left to Right: Eilene M. Toppin Ording, Carolyn Nordengren, Samuel Z. Lim, Christia Stein, and Jordan Allen. Photo by Jennifer Nguyen.