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Showcase 2017 Schedule

Monday, March 27

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
Junior Ballroom, Compton Union Building

Look, listen, and learn from WSU undergraduate students engaged in mentored research, scholarship, and creative activities. At the SURCA competition, freshmen through seniors in all disciplines share results that make an original intellectual or creative contribution to their field. The public is invited to attend.


Tuesday, March 28

Three-Minute Thesis

Noon 
CUB Jr. Ballroom
Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by the University of Queensland in Australia. Doctoral students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance. 3MT is not an exercise in trivializing or “dumbing-down” research, but challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience.

Crimson Reads: A Celebration of WSU Authors

3:00 p.m.
Terrell Library Atrium
The Annual Celebration of WSU Authors is a university-wide event that publicly acknowledges and honors our faculty, students, staff, alumni and retired university community members who have authored/co-authored or edited a book (including ebooks) within the past year.  The event is an opportunity to create a greater awareness of the diverse publishing activity and achievements of WSU authors.


Thursday, March 30

Distinguished Faculty Address

3:30 p.m.
ADBF 1002
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.


Friday, March 31

GPSA Research Exposition

Download the 2017 Academic Showcase and GPSA Abstract booklet.
8:30 a.m.–noon
M.G. Carey Senior Ballroom, Compton Union Building
The GPSA Research Exposition offers WSU graduate and professional students from across the state a forum for presenting their original research, scholarship, and/or creative work.

Academic Showcase

Download the 2017 Academic Showcase and GPSA Abstract booklet.
9:00 a.m.–noon
M.G. Carey Senior Ballroom, Compton Union Building
Celebrate the achievements of faculty, staff, and students engaged in WSU’s central mission: the advancement of scholarship, research, and the arts. Open to all faculty, staff, graduate students, and professional students. Work will be on display for the campus community to view.

Celebrating Excellence Recognition Banquet

5:30 p.m.
Beasley Coliseum
The Celebrating Excellence Banquet honors the outstanding achievements of WSU faculty and staff. The highlight of the event is an awards program recognizing distinguished members of the University community.

  • Social begins at 5:30 p.m., banquet with presentation of honors at 6:30 p.m.
  • Reservations are required, and space is limited.
  • Business attire suggested.