Present Your Work At The Midwestern Graduate Liberal Studies Conference


Saturday, April 2, 2011
10:00am – 4:00pm
Hosted by Indiana University Kokomo

The Graduate Liberal Studies programs of Indiana University invite you to participate in the first annual Midwestern Graduate Liberal Studies Conference.

The theme of this year’s conference is Communities and Beyond. “Community” can be defined in many ways as we all find ourselves citizens of many different communities throughout our lives. Many of us hope to have an impact on our communities and graduate liberal studies programs often provide a means for achieving that goal.

 The conference is designed to allow both formal and informal interactions among students and faculty from graduate liberal studies program in the Midwest. Conference schedule will include:

10:00 – 10:30

Registration (light breakfast provided)

10:30 – 12:00

Student Presentation Sessions

12:00 – 1:00


1:15 – 2:15

Keynote Speaker

2:15 – 2:30

Break (light snack)

2:30 – 4:00

Student Presentation Sessions

Students from graduate liberal studies programs in the Midwest region are invited to present their work at the MGLSC. All types of work will be considered: empirical research, literature reviews, case studies, works of fiction, multimedia works, etc. Work that reflects the theme of the conference, Communities and Beyond, is especially welcome.

Confluence, the journal of the Association for Graduate Liberal Studies Programs, is underwriting an award for the best student presentation. The award winner will receive $50 and the paper will be published in an edition of Confluence.

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2011
Please follow this link ( to submit a 250 word abstract.
Notification of abstract acceptance will be distributed via e-mail by March 15.

Registration Deadline: March 20, 2011
All presenters and attendees (other MLS/MALS students and faculty) must register for the conference. Registration fee of $25 and registration information can be submitted after March 1 at the link above.


Please contact one of the members of the MGLSC organizing committee if you have any questions:
Local Host: Eva White, IU Kokomo (
Joseph Chaney, IU South Bend (
Deborah Finkel, IU Southeast (
Michael Kauffman, IU/PU Ft. Wayne (