Wednesday, April 29, 2009

SXU students receive 2009 Outstanding Honors Senior Project Awards

Lisa James of Blue Island and Jacqueline McGill of Oak Lawn honored for their work

Chicago (April 29, 2009) Two Saint Xavier University students received 2009 Outstanding Honors Senior Project Awards at Saint Xavier’s Seventh Annual Honors Senior Project Conference.

Lisa James won the Outstanding Honors Senior Research Project Award for her in-depth analysis of two competing theories of language acquisition in “The Logical and the Dialogical, Resolving the Cognitive/Collaborative Feud in Second Language Acquisition.”

James, a Spanish major/communication minor from Blue Island, has been accepted into the graduate program in Hispanic Studies at the University of Illinois-Chicago, and is the recipient of a competitive Graduate Teaching Assistantship in that program.

Jacqueline McGill won the Outstanding Honors Senior Creative Project Award for “Identity Exploration Through Archetypal Imagery: A Visual Journey.”

McGill, an art/secondary education major from Oak Lawn, was inspired by a course she took in Art Therapy at the Art Institute of Chicago, and by her interest in the concept of universal archetypes formulated by Carl Jung. She explored the artifacts of her own past selves, gathered and integrated materials, images, and designs that expressed them, and produced a collection of beautiful cards and an actual card catalog in which to house them.


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