Presenting at Celebration of Student Scholarship

Posted on Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 by Kallie Eberling

Today I presented at COSS or Celebration of Student Scholarship. The event is a day long event where there is no classes. COSS is an event that honors “student research, scholarship, and creative experiences.” Throughout the day there are various poster sessions, concurrent sessions, spotlight sessions, and departmental sessions.

I applied to present at COSS a couple of months ago, and I was excited to have been accepted. Students are able to apply with any research or experience that they have had while at Concordia. I presented on a paper and research that I had done while in a couple of different Communication classes. My research revolved around the Walt Disney company and their animated films. The title of my work was: Disney’s Effects on Identity.

In my presentation I talked about the films Aladdin and Mulan. Specifically the research I looked at examined the cultural stands Disney took on the songs within these animated movies. There were interesting findings that showed that cultural Disney films affect a child’s formation of identity.

I created a powerpoint presentation, and I presented in a session along with two other students on topics within the media. Each presenter had 15 minutes to present and then 5 more minutes to answer questions. Overall, it was a great experience, and I recommend everyone to apply to showcase their own research in the future!

The opening slide of my presentation!

The opening slide of my presentation!

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Hi! My name is Kallie Eberling. I’m excited to be continuing my education this year at Concordia! I have finally decided, after changing my mind multiple times, on an English Education major. I hope to obtain a minor in Political Science, and I am thinking about law school upon graduation.

I’m from the small town of Plentywood, Montana. It’s located about 10 minutes from Canada and 15 minutes from North Dakota. We only have one stoplight, but we are the biggest town in our county!

At Concordia, I am involved in the forensics team and various clubs. I participate in policy debate in forensics, and really enjoy it!

I’m happy to share my experience here at Concordia, and I hope you can find some useful tips from my blog!