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Morrisville State College to Host Free Cyberculture Symposium April 16, Open to the Public

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.– Morrisville State College will host a free cyberculture symposium on April 16.

The science, technology and society symposium, Cyberculture: The Network Society of the 21st Century, will be held from 3-6 p.m. in the Little Theater of the John W. Stewart Center for Student Activities (STUAC). It will cover questions on what it means to live in the network society of the twenty-first century.

During the event, faculty panelists will discuss their perspectives on cybercultural change in their respectful fields.
Keynote speaker, Dr. Brent Jesiek, assistant professor at Perdue University, online organizer of the April 16 Archive: Collecting and Preserving the Stories of the Virginia Tech Tragedy, from the Center for Digital Discourse and Culture, Virginia Polytechnic University, will be presenting via the Internet.

The symposium is hosted through Morrisville State College’s Science, Technology and Society program.

Morrisville State College’s science, technology and society bachelor of science program offers a science degree that reflects not only the importance of substantive technical and scientific knowledge, but also seeks to understand it in the larger perspective of society.

Two concentrations are offered: environmental conservation and information technology. Each track provides students a base of technical knowledge within their concentration and connects it to historical, sociological, and philosophical perspectives on science and technology.

Morrisville State College offers more than 75 bachelor and associate degrees and option, including a new bachelor of business administration degree in business administration, a new bachelor of technology degree in criminal justice and a new associate’s degree in renewable energy technology.

Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine.

The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.