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FHU to Host Fifth Annual University Scholars’ Day

Henderson, Tennessee - Oct 19, 2019

Freed-Hardeman University will conduct its Fifth Annual University Scholars’ Day Oct. 25. The event is a school-wide recognition of student and faculty research achievements. Students will attend the sessions most relevant to their interests to learn more about their classmates’ and teachers’ endeavors

A total of 36 presentations and a variety of poster displays are planned for the day. University Scholars’ Day starts at 8:30a.m. and lasts until noon. Regular classes are cancelled for the day, and the student body is required to attend Scholars’ Day sessions. All presentations will be in Loyd Auditorium.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Shawn Mathis, founder of OnSomble, Inc., and UBI Healthcare, LLC, both healthcare technology companies. He has published and lectured internationally on healthcare and nursing as well as on professional leadership and humanitarian efforts. Dr. Mathis, an FHU alumnus, has served as an instructor for the Doctor of Behavioral Health program at FHU. He is an elder at the Nashville Church of Christ. He will address the group at 8:50a.m.  

After Mathis’s address, the remainder of the day will consist of six sessions with six presentation options in each session. Presentations will include, among others, “A Student Perspective on Seoul: The South Korea Study Abroad Experience” by Sydney Smith and Naomi Racine-Rodriguez; “Spiritual Struggles, Fortitude, and Mental Health” by Dr. James H. Dalton and Jared Higginbotham; “Comic Books, Artistic Choices, and Narrative Meaning” by Hannah Brothers; and “When They Come for Our Jobs: The Implications of an AI-Dominated Future” by Joshua Steward and Dr. Kenan Casey. Additional information including a full schedule of presentations is available at