A Celebration of Academic Excellence on April 22

(LEBANON, Ill., April 19, 2021) — McKendree University students will present their outstanding scholarly and creative work during the eighth annual Academic Excellence Celebration (AEC) on Thursday, April 22. The 2021 event includes 15-minute Zoom sessions by honors program students and other pre-recorded presentations which may be viewed online. 

“The Academic Excellence Celebration is one of our signature academic events. It truly is a culminating experience and an opportunity for students to showcase their academic accomplishments,” said Dr. Tami Eggleston, provost. 

“The Academic Excellence Celebration is the perfect opportunity for students to both use and synthesize knowledge they’ve gained in their individual majors,” said Dr. Alan Alewine, associate provost and AEC committee chair. “This is the first time many of the student presenters have shared their work publicly, and that makes for an exciting day!” 

The event will feature the work of more than 100 McKendree students representing most academic disciplines. It will include research studies, art exhibitions, a debate, readings of original writing, and performances by choirs, bands and wind ensembles. From computer science to exercise science, from accounting to cybersecurity to biopsychology, the students’ presentation topics span a broad range of interests. 

Browse among the links posted on the university website’s AEC page beginning at 8 a.m. Central Daylight Time on April 22. Viewers may click and watch at their convenience. 

Visit mckendree.edu/AEC for more information about the event or to watch a one-minute video of a previous on-campus Academic Excellence Celebration. Follow this year’s AEC on Facebook and on Twitter at #McKAEC2021 to share feedback, questions and comments.