While Millersville University students are learning remotely for the remainder of the year, they still have the unique opportunity to present and publish their work through the University’s Made in Millersville (MiM) conference and journal. This year, the conference will be virtual. It will take place online beginning on April 27, 2020 and the presentations will be available to view for at least a year.
Made in Millersville is a conference and also has an associated journal, which accepts works from traditional fields and laboratory research as well as projects from the visual and performing arts.
The Made in Millersville conference is open to all students at MU. In the past the conference has showcased works from students who engaged in independent creative or scholarly projects as well as projects completed in class at MU. This year’s digital conference is no different.
Students can showcase their work through digital means by creating a video presentation. They will be able to submit their projects through Millersville Video and the projects will be featured on the Made in Millersville conference website.
Dr. René Muñoz helps plan the conference each year and acknowledges that COVID-19 has changed things a bit. “We are glad to be able to host something and give students a chance to present their work and help contribute to their professional development, but I think all of us will miss the excitement of the live event,” he explains.
Students who present at the conference also have the option to publish their work in the online “Made in Millersville” journal. Originally started in 2015, the “Made in Millersville” journal was co-founded by Tatiana Pashkova-Balkenhol and Dr. Kerrie Farkas.
The goal of the journal is to provide students with publishing experience. It aims to showcase research and creativity across campus in a digital form while preserving the student’s work. Behind the journal is an editorial team of student interns gaining hands-on experience by working in a team environment and helping other students publish their work. For the past two years Farkas’ ENGL466 students have served as contributing editors to the Journal.
Rachel Hicks serves as the Web Design Specialist intern for the journal. “I think the journal provides students with a unique opportunity to submit their writing to a group of editors and experience the editing and publishing process in a low-stress environment,” says Hicks.
More information about the journal and past publications can be found at https://www.mimjournal.com/.
All are encouraged to check out the online presentations. The online conference can be found at https://www.madeinmu.education/.