McKendree University Celebrates Academic Excellence on April 23

(LEBANON, Ill., April 7, 2015) — McKendree University’s second annual Academic Excellence Celebration (AEC) will showcase the scholarly and creative work of more than 400 undergraduate students on April 23 at the Lebanon, Ill., campus.

Classes will not be held, so that students, faculty, staff members and guests may attend concurrent sessions featuring capstone projects, research poster presentations at Holman Library, an art exhibit at the McKendree Gallery of Art in downtown Lebanon, or music, dance and theater performances.

“The Academic Excellence Celebration allows our students to present, perform and exhibit academic projects that they have developed throughout the year,” said Dr. Christine Bahr, provost and dean. “We will gather to celebrate our students’ learning and achievement across a wide range of academic disciplines.”

The Honors Convocation will recognize graduating students for their academic accomplishments at 1 p.m. at the Hettenhausen Center. Several honor societies will also induct new members as part of the AEC event.

For more information or to see photos and a video of last year’s event, visit