News Release


Siouxland Social Science Research Conference Held at MMC

Published Date5\10\2012
The Siouxland Social Science Research Conference was held at Mount Marty College on April 26, 2012.

The conference held every five years on the Mount Marty College campus in Yankton, is an opportunity for students and faculty to present their findings of specific research topics in the social sciences. This year's conference included topics such as hazing, physical activity and exercise, adolescence and behavior issues, religion, and factors influencing education decisions.

The conference brought nearly 90 participants and represented research from both faculty and students. In addition to 20 Mount Marty social science students presenting their research, institutions represented were: Briar Cliff University, Dordt College, and Northwestern College. South Dakota Lieutenant Governor, Matt Michels, gave the keynote address entitled, "Becoming an Ethical Professional".

Conference organizer and Associate Professor of Psychology at Mount Marty College, Lori Lincoln, was pleased with the conference. "We saw a great variety in the presentations that were given as well as some new and interesting topics. The students and faculty put a lot of hard work into these research projects and this conference provides an excellent opportunity to share their research and develop their presentation skills. Plus, to be able to have Lieutenant Governor Michels here speaking to our group was extremely special."

The next Siouxland Social Science Research Conference will be held at Dordt College in April of 2013.