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Showcase 2020

Weeklong celebration of academic excellence

Showcase honors the scholarly achievements of faculty, staff, and students. It packs 5 days with poster sessions, competitions, and speeches, capped off by an elegant awards banquet.

Please join us in honoring the outstanding work of WSU’s academic community.

Participate to share your achievements.
Attend to honor your colleagues.

Faculty and students present their discoveries and creative work at a previous Academic Showcase session, held in the Compton Union Building ballroom.

Showcase events

Distinguished Faculty Address

Recognizing a faculty member’s exemplary achievement

Mon., March 22

Academic Showcase

Poster session displaying research, scholarship, and creative work from the WSU community

Mon. March 22–Thur., March 25

GPSA Research Exposition

Poster session to recognize graduate and professional students’ research success

Mon. March 22–Thur., March 25


State of the University Address

President Schulz highlights accomplishments of the past 12 months and discusses strategic priorities

Tues., March 23


Three-Minute Thesis

Research communication competition for doctoral students

Wed., March 24


Emeritus Society Legacy of Excellence Lecture

Address from an outstanding emeritus honored for achievements while in retirement

Thur., March 25


Celebrating Excellence Awards Ceremony

Recognizing the dedication and achievements of faculty and staff

Fri., March 26

Online tribute to 2020 awardees


Crimson Reads

Celebration of authors in the WSU community

Fri., March 26


Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities 

Symposium featuring student work that makes an original contribution to a discipline

Mon., March 29

Tribute to 2020 faculty and staff awardees

Hear their voices. Read about their achievements.