Second Annual SCHOLAR Day Showcases Student Academic Research
April 27, 2009
Mount Union College hosted its Second Annual Student Celebration Honoring Our Latest Academic Research (SCHOLAR) Day, a campus-wide day filled with presentations showcasing the outstanding scholarship of Mount Union students, on Thursday at the College.
“We believe in the idea of extending beyond passive classroom learning, allowing our students the opportunity to gain practical and applicable experience in their chosen fields of study,” said Dr. Patricia Draves, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College. “As an institution of higher education, it is not only our duty to provide our students with such hands-on knowledge, but it is our privilege to offer them a venue that highlights their outstanding performance. SCHOLAR Day is that venue, allowing us to display the talents of our students while increasing the community’s awareness of their research accomplishments.”
More than 100 students offered formal presentations throughout the day to capacity audiences in Bracy, Tolerton and Hood, Presser Recital and Cope Music halls 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 and the other in Bracy.