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Showcase Schedule


Events throughout the week

Dates, times, and locations may change, so please check this page frequently.

Mon., March 21

Crimson Reads: A Celebration of WSU Authors

1 p.m.

Terrell Library Atrium

Join us in honoring the diverse publishing achievements of WSU faculty, students, staff, alumni, and retirees. This event recognizes those who have authored/co-authored or edited a book (including ebooks) within the past year.


Distinguished Faculty Address

4 p.m.

Address is available both in person and livestreamed

Kimbrough Concert Hall

The annual Distinguished Faculty Address honors a faculty member who has risen to the front ranks of their discipline through achievements in research, scholarship, and teaching.

Everyone welcome.

Tues., March 22

State of the University Address

President Schulz will highlight some of the University’s most noteworthy accomplishments of the past year and discuss the future evolution of the WSU system.

Thur., March 24

Academic Showcase

9 a.m.–noon

Compton Union Building, Senior Ballroom

This poster session celebrates the achievements of faculty, staff, and graduate students engaged in WSU’s central mission: the advancement of scholarship, research, and the arts.

Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) Research Exposition

9 a.m.–noon

Compton Union Building, Senior Ballroom

WSU Pullman graduate and professional students present their original research, scholarship, and/or creative work while competing for $9,600 in awards.

Three-Minute Thesis

6 p.m.


In this research communication competition, doctoral students have 3 minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance. Developed by the University of Queensland in Australia, Three-Minute Thesis (3MT®) challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can present them concisely to a non-specialist audience.

Fri., March 25

Celebrating Excellence Banquet

5 p.m.

Join us in honoring the outstanding achievements of WSU faculty and staff. The awards program recognizes distinguished members of the University community.

Mon., March 28

Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA)

3:00–4:45 p.m.

Poster presentations: Compton Union Building, Senior Ballroom

5:00–5:45 p.m.

Awards ceremony: Compton Union Building Auditorium

Look, listen, and learn from WSU undergraduate students engaged in mentored research, scholarship, and creative activities. Freshmen through seniors in all disciplines compete for awards by sharing original contributions to their fields. The public is invited to attend.

Date to be announced

Emeritus Society Legacy of Excellence Lecture

An emeritus who contributes to academia, the University, the community, and mankind while in retirement delivers the annual lecture.