Academic Excellence Celebration
The 2014 Academic Excellence Celebration will be held on Thursday, April 24 throughout the Lebanon campus in our classrooms, the Hett, Eisenmayer auditorium, Holman Library, MPCC, Bothwell Chapel, and the Art Gallery. The Academic Excellence Celebration will begin at 8am and conclude at 9pm. Regularly scheduled classes on the Lebanon campus will not be held that day, but students will be expected to attend Academic Excellence Celebration events instead. Presenters for the Academic Excellence Celebration will include undergraduate and graduate students, full-time and associate faculty, staff, and alumni.
The goals of the Academic Excellence Celebration are:
1. To coordinate an array of existing academic events and create a venue for new ones.
2. To showcase the scholarly work of students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
3. To provide information about our academic programs to our constituents.
4. To enhance community spirit.
Information for Presenters
The deadline for submitting applications to present a session or poster during the 2014 Academic Excellence Celebration has passed. The program schedule is currently under construction. Presenters will be notified of the room and time that they are assigned to present by the end of March. Information will be sent to presenters via McKendree email.
Presenters are encouraged to invite family, friends, or other community members to attend the presentations.
Presenters will be given special pins as a way of recognizing their participation.
Information for Faculty
Faculty are encouraged to integrate Academic Excellence Celebration activities into their course requirements. Instead of attending classes, students should be required to attend sessions during their regularly scheduled class times and any other times of their choosing that day. Faculty may choose to offer students incentives for participation and/or attendance.
All student presentations will require a faculty sponsor. Faculty sponsors are not required to participate in the session, but must be present in the room. Faculty may also participate as volunteer hosts for the Academic Excellence Celebration. Further information about volunteering will be forthcoming.
Make plans now to attend the Academic Excellence Celebration on Thursday, April 24, 2014!