Mount Union Prepares to Host Tenth Annual SCHOLAR Day

April 17, 2017

ALLIANCE, Ohio – The University of Mount Union will host its tenth annual Student Celebration Honoring Our Latest Academic Research (SCHOLAR) Day on Tuesday, April 25 on Mount Union’s campus.

SCHOLAR Day is a campus-wide event filled with presentations showcasing academic excellence and scholarly research conducted by Mount Union students.

Three formal presentation sessions and two poster sessions will be included this year, highlighting 39 formal presentations and 22 posters. Presentations will represent 33 departments and programs, including Mount Union’s Master of Arts in Educational Leadership (MAEL) and Physician Assistant Studies graduate programs.

This event gives students a chance to share their latest academic research with faculty, staff, students, family, friends and the surrounding communities.

SCHOLAR Day Schedule
9 – 9:45 a.m.
Poster Session I and Continental Breakfast
Giese Center for the Performing Arts

10 – 11 a.m.
Presentation Session I
Chapman Hall, Engineering and Business Building, Kolenbrander-Harter Information Center and Tolerton and Hood Hall

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Senior Recognition and Honors’ Convocation
Timken Gymnasium, McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Participant Lunch
Tented area in the Academic Mall (rain or shine)

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Presentation Session II
Chapman Hall, Engineering and Business Building, Kolenbrander-Harter Information Center and Tolerton and Hood Hall

2:30 – 3:15 p.m.
Break and Refreshments
Bracy Hall

2:30 – 3:15 p.m.
Poster Session II
Bracy Hall

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Presentation Session III
Chapman Hall, Engineering and Business Building, Kolenbrander-Harter Information Center and Tolerton and Hood Hall

During the day, more than 300 high school students, advisors and families from across East Central Ohio on Mount Union's campus for the Junior Achievement (JA) NextGen Entrepreneur’s Challenge. The Challenge will feature three competitions throughout the day and bring a number of area businesspeople to campus.

About SCHOLAR Day
SCHOLAR Day, which began in 2008, highlights the research projects of Mount Union’s undergraduate students. The continued success of this academic tradition is made possible through the generous support of George ’58 and Sally (Shrake ’59) Stradley of Hartville, Ohio and the Donald and Alice Noble Foundation of Wooster, Ohio.

SCHOLAR Day is free and open to the public. A detailed schedule of all presentations and research abstracts as well as a campus map can be found online at www.mountunion.edu/scholarday. Programs will be available the day of the event, and guides will be stationed at all presentation facilities.

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