On Tuesday, April 23, faculty became learners and students became teachers as the Trinity community gathered to enjoy OPUS, a campus-wide academic celebration sponsored by Trinity’s Academic Initiative. During this year’s OPUS, over 70 students presented on a variety of topics to audiences of students, faculty, and staff. Throughout the afternoon, attendees also enjoyed performances by the winners of the writing, music, and oral performance competitions.
While many students enjoy OPUS by listening and learning from their peers, some students value the chance to display papers, presentations, long-term research projects, and Interim discussions.
Ethan Holmes ’15, a transfer sophomore student, experienced OPUS for the first time this year.
"During the end of the semester rush, it was nice to relax and enjoy presentations from other students. I especially enjoyed hearing presentations from other departments and seeing professors’ reactions and hearing their questions about the work we had all done."
Holmes performed an original oratory during the closing ceremony, which had earned him first place in the oral interpretation competition. "I valued the opportunity to share my work with my peers and teachers. It's an amazing experience to present something very personal and God-centered to a group of people who share many of my beliefs and support my work."
Click here for the complete list of winners.