Five students to present at “Questions That Endure” conference

Five students will present as part of the “Questions That Endure” Liberal Arts Conference, February 27, 2021. The virtual conference is sponsored by the Association of Core Texts and Courses organized by Concordia University, Irvine.

  • Ceceli Vega, a freshman pre-health/nursing major: “Corium: The Elephant’s Footprint Within Chernobyl.” 
  • Anastassiya Barakhoyeva, a sophomore kinesiology major: “Stereotyping the Other: Misconceptions of Life in Communism.”
  • Luke Smith, a sophomore computer science and philology major with a business administration minor: “Learning how to live in community from C. S. Lewis.” 
  • Veronica Mendez Garcia, a junior social work and history major with a sociology minor: “The Search for Redemption: Breaking Barriers.”
  • Luke Fredette, a senior English and philosophy major: “The Light of the North: Redeeming Reception of Richard Wagner’s Ring cycle through J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.” 

These students representing all four classes, three schools of the university—the School of Business, the School of Natural Sciences and the School of Humanities, Religion and Social Sciences—and a range of majors. The upperclassmen are also members of the FPU Alpha Chi chapter.



Wayne Steffen
Associate Director of Publications and Media Relations