The rigorous development of critical thinking, writing, and speaking that takes place in SLA courses does not simply remain in the classroom. A key feature of the SLA's culture is students' presenting their work at local, national, and international events. Faculty mentor students through the process of proposal-writing, revision, and practice in delivery that lead to first-rate conference presentations. Students gain a great deal not just from sharing their own ideas, but from interacting with like-minded peers at other institutions. The College's annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity provides a festive on-campus venue for students to explain to members of the community the ideas they have shared in their travels.
Students co-presented "Presidential Politics as Women's Work" in collaboration with Profs. Kristin Bayer (History) and Angela Laflen (English) at the Seneca Falls Dialogues convention in Fall 2016.
The Marist Undergraduate Philosophy Journal is a scholarly annual edited by Philosophy students in collaboration with Prof. James Snyder. The journal also contains the keynote address delivered at the annual Mid-Hudson Valley Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, now in its eighth year at the College.
Students regularly collaborate with faculty from multiple departments at the College. English major Teylor Hamilton '19 worked with Assistant Professor of Psychology Jocelyn Smith-Lee on qualitative research involving black men's experience of PTSD as a result of urban violence.
Student presentations can involve creative work as well as scholarly research. In Spring 2017, 7 students traveled to Louisville, KY, in order to share their poems, fiction, and critical analysis with peers at the Annual Convention of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English Honor Society.