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Showcase 2020 Schedule


Events throughout the week
Dates, times, and locations may change, so please check this page frequently.

Tues., March 24, 2020

State of the University Address

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

Wed., March 25, 2020

Distinguished Faculty Address

Time: TBD
Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center
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. Register for the event by Wednesday, March 4.

Food and drink available during the presentation. Reception will immediately follow the address.

Three-Minute Thesis

Time: TBD
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.

Thur., March 26, 2020

Academic Showcase

9 a.m. to 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 a.m. to 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.

Emeritus Society Legacy of Excellence Lecture

Time: TBD
Location: TBD
A lecture will be delivered by the 2020 recipient of the Emeritus Society Legacy of Excellence Award.

Fri., March 27, 2020

Crimson Reads: A Celebration of WSU Authors

Time: TBD
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.

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. Reserve seats by Friday, March 13.
Business attire suggested.

Mon., March 30, 2020

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.