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September 4, 2022

Dear BSU Students and Advisors

We expect to have excellent participation and representation for the 4th Annual National Black Student Union (NBSU) Conference, November 9-11, 2001, Chicago , Illinois.

The high level of social and cultural exchange students we have had at this conference will remain. Please note that special emphasis is being placed on poster presentations by students. Please summit abstracts for presentations in the following categories:

  • Category I - Undergraduate Research, Creative and Artistic Activities
  • Category II - Community Initiatives and Best Practices of Black Student Unions
Please ensure your campus is well represented in the poster presentations by submitting a proposal by November 1, 2022 and bringing your poster to the conference. The information shared through this academic exchange will enhance conference participants and their Black Student Unions.

Sincerely,

Camille Ross, Student Coordinator National Black Student Union

Sample Abstract:

INSIGHTS INTO THE LITERATURE SECONDARY STUDENTS READ
Lauren A. Johnston, Jusin M. Thomas, Amy A. Grieninger(Dr. Nancy Michelson),
Education Department, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 124 Dempsey Hall, Oshkosh, WI 54901 Research shows that students learn better in English classes when they are interested in what they are reading. As future English teachers, we wanted to learn if there were certain pieces or types of literature that had a greater appeal to middle school and high school students. To conduct our research, we distributed several different surveys, ranging from open-ended to more closed forms, to a random sample of students in secondary English classrooms. Analysis of our surveys demonstrated that students chose particular genres over others, but without following gender stereotypes we predicted. We also found that students were drawn to books with more aesthetically appealing covers. Our findings will be useful to English teachers as they plan their classroom libraries.

Please indicate which of the following categories your project fits into:

  • Category I - Undergraduate Research, Creative and Artistic Activities
  • Category II - Community Initiatives and Best Practices of Black Student Unions


Please submit your abstract to:
Camille Ross, Student Coordinator
NBSU
226 McCuthen Hall
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Whitewater, WI 53190