PCC’s Groundswell Conference celebrates student creative work

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Conference poster showing a mic mand hand with pen.Portland Community College’s upcoming Groundswell Conference will feature an array of themes that should captivate audiences.

More than 40 students will present their original, creative and academic writings on a range of topics, across the disciplines, presenting their submissions at the annual conference of student work’s opening ceremony at 8:45 a.m., Friday, June 7 Room 122, Terrell Hall, at the Cascade Campus.  

Panel topics are cultural identity, gender expectations and feminism, mental health, music, social justice, domestic violence, social media and technology, education, creative writing, and more. Held since 2017, this event is an opportunity to bring students, faculty, and the greater community together from across the district for one day to celebrate students and engage in conversation. 

Free and open to the public, Groundswell panels are from 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The three main sessions, with several topics each, are held for 45-minutes with a small break between with refreshments. In fact, there is a volcanic multimedia student-made composition from PCC’s All Oregon Academic Team member Yogev Toby, viewable here.

“It’s a truly unique event that honors and showcases our students’ work from any and all disciplines,” said organizer and PCC English instructor Melissa Manolas.

Times of sessions on June 7 are: Session 1 from 9:45-10:30 a.m.; Session 2 from 10:45-11:30 a.m.; and Session 3 from 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

For more information visit https://www.pcc.edu/events/groundswell/.

About Misty Bouse

A Portland Community College public relations specialist, Misty Bouse has been working in college advancement for a decade. A graduate of University of Oregon, Misty has worked as a managing editor for BUILDERNews Magazine and as a contribu... more »