March 11, 2013
Shawnee State University's annual Celebration of Scholarship, one of the most significant academic events on campus, is celebrating its ninth year this month.
Since its inception nine years ago, USEC has sponsored the event. Executive Director Eric Braun, of the SSU Development Foundation credited USEC as critical to the conference's success.
"USEC had the vision to see how big this conference could be for our region and has consistently provided meaningful support that helped the conference flourish and grow into a truly impressive event," said Braun.
Several awards are presented during the event including the Deans' Awards, Library Research Awards and Poster Awards.
The Celebration of Scholarship is an opportunity for students to present academic work in a formal setting, receive feedback from faculty and scholars in the field, exchange ideas with other undergraduate scholars, and build a resume.
"The Celebration of Scholarship is an incredible two-day conference that gives our community an opportunity to see what amazing work is being done by our students and their faculty mentors," said Rita Rice Morris, SSU president.
The conference provides an excellent public forum to practice skills, to explore strengths and identify areas for improvement. Students should also regard the Celebration of Scholarship as an opportunity to share their work, see the work of others in the same field and other areas of study, and to give and receive valuable feedback.
Intellectually, it is refreshing, rewarding, and motivating. Undergraduate students at prestigious universities across the nation participate in conferences, and Shawnee State's students also have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of such an experience.
This year's celebration is Thursday, March 28 and Friday, March 29. For more information contact Patricia Spradlin at 740-351-3328 or e-mail email@example.com.