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Showcase 2019 Schedule

Events throughout the week

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


Monday, March 25

Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA)

3:30–5:00 p.m., poster presentations and demonstrations
M.G. Carey Senior Ballroom, Compton Union Building

5:00–5:45 p.m., awards ceremony
Auditorium (room 117), Compton Union Building

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.


Tuesday, March 26

Crimson Reads: A Celebration of WSU Authors

1:00 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.

State of the University Address

3:10 p.m.
Bryan Hall Auditorium
President Schulz highlights the University’s accomplishments of the past 12 months. Q & A and a reception will follow the address.


Wednesday, March 27

Three-Minute Thesis

1:00 p.m.
SPARK Academic Innovation Hub
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.

Distinguished Faculty Address

3:45 P.M.
Goertzen 21
The annual Distinguished Faculty Address honors a faculty member who has risen to the front ranks of his or her discipline through achievements in research, scholarship, and teaching.
Everyone welcome. Reservations are appreciated. A reception will immediately follow the address.


Thursday, March 28

Academic Showcase

9:00 a.m.–noon
M.G. Carey Senior Ballroom, Compton Union Building
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. Work will be on display for the campus community to view.

GPSA Research Exposition

9:00 a.m.–noon
M.G. Carey Senior Ballroom, Compton Union Building
WSU Pullman graduate and professional students present their original research, scholarship, and/or creative work while competing for $9,600 in awards.


Friday, March 29

Celebrating Excellence Banquet

5:30 p.m., social hour begins
6:30 p.m., banquet with presentation of honors

M.G. Carey Senior Ballroom, Compton Union Building
Join us in honoring the outstanding achievements of WSU faculty and staff. An awards program recognizes distinguished members of the University community.

Reservations required. Space is limited.
Business attire suggested.