SCHOLAR Day Showcases Student Academic Research
April 27, 2011
The University of Mount Union hosted its fourth annual Student Celebration Honoring Our Latest Academic Research (SCHOLAR) Day, a campus-wide day filled with presentations showcasing academic excellence and scholarly research conducted by Mount Union students, on Tuesday, April 19 on Mount Union’s campus.
“At Mount Union, we believe in extending our students’ education beyond the classroom by providing them with opportunities to gain practical, applicable and deeper experiences in their chosen fields of study,” said Dr. Patricia Draves, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the University. “It is not only our duty to provide students with meaningful hands-on experiences, but it is our privilege to offer them this venue to showcase their outstanding work. SCHOLAR Day allows us to display the talents of our students while increasing the community’s awareness of their academic research.”
More than 70 students offered formal presentations throughout the day to capacity audiences in Bracy Hall, Engineering and Business Building and Kolenbrander-Harter Information Center. These students gave 15-minute talks about their research findings and answered questions from the audience. In addition, nearly 70 students displayed posters depicting their research, answering questions and discussing their projects during two poster presentations, one in Cope Music Hall and the other in Bracy.
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, OH and the Donald and Alice Noble Foundation of Wooster, OH.