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Student Academic Showcase planned for March 7-8

February 21, 2012

SAS LogoLander University's Second Annual Student Academic Showcase will spotlight excellence in research and creativity during presentations and judging on Wednesday, March 7, and an awards ceremony on Thursday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored by Lander's College of Arts and Humanities and Alpha Chi International Honor Society, the showcase will include examples of student scholarship and creativity from the five departments of the College of Arts and Humanities (Art, English and Foreign Languages, History and Philosophy, Mass Communication and Theatre, and Music) as well as from the Social Sciences, the Sciences, Computer Information Systems and Mathematics.

The Student Academic Showcase celebrates scholarship and achievement across academic disciplines and fosters a culture of student excellence, said Dr. Alice Taylor-Colbert, dean of the College of Arts and Humanities and showcase originator. The showcase was launched last year by the College of Arts and Humanities and has grown this year to include a new co-sponsor, Alpha Chi, and departments outside of the College of Arts and Humanities.

Alpha Chi"The showcase is designed to reward gifted students for their scholarship, to help them learn how to professionally present their work, and to help faculty enhance the academic experiences of their majors and minors," Taylor-Colbert said. "We hope that the experience will be such a positive one for those involved that even more university departments will want to join us in this endeavor next year."

During the event, students will present samples of exceptional scholarly work completed during the 2011-2012 academic year. Examples of works include, but are not limited to: written papers; literary reviews; evidence-based projects; poster presentations; musical and oral projects; scriptwriting; and theatrical and audio/visual works.

Exhibitions and judging will take place on Wednesday, March 7, in various rooms on campus. Presentation times will be announced and will be open to the public. Awards for top scholarship will be presented on Thursday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m., in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium. Monetary awards will be given for best presentations in several student categories.

For information on the Showcase or presentations, please contact individual departments or the College of Arts and Humanities, 864-388-8323.

Presentation Schedule

 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM  Mass Communications  Lois Grier Room (GC-358)
 12:30 PM – 1:50 PM  English & Foreign Languages  Lois Grier Room (GC-358)
 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM  History, Philosophy, and Political Science  Lois Grier Room (GC-358)
 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM  Mathematics and Computer Science  Lois Grier Room (GC-358)
 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM  Art  Barksdale Recital Hall (CC-250)
 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM  Science  Science Building (SC-150)