Millikin University will celebrate the scholastic and artistic achievements of students throughout the campus community during the 2013 Celebrations of Scholarship (COS)
beginning Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m. with Honors Convocation in Kirkland Fine Arts Center. Millikin's Celebrations of Scholarship will continue on Friday, April 26 with a full day of student presentations from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on the Millikin campus; the event is free and open to the public. Celebrations of Scholarship will also feature the James Millikin Scholars (JMS) Senior Recognition Day on Saturday, April 27 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. in ADM-Scovill Hall on Millikin's campus.
One of the highlights of the academic year, the annual Celebrations of Scholarship recognizes the research, scholarship and creative efforts of students from all four colleges and the University-wide Honors Program, showing that an education focused on engaging students in the theory and practice of their disciplines develops accomplished scholars prepared for graduate and professional study or challenging positions in the workplace.
"The Celebrations of Scholarship is one of my favorite events at Millikin University," remarked Millikin Vice President for Academic Affairs Barry Pearson. "This event, more than any other single event, reminds me that when barriers are removed from our imaginations we have unlimited potential."
Multiple sessions on April 26 will be held across the campus, modeled on a scholarly conference format. The event will represent scholarship across a wide range of disciplines including behavioral sciences, modern languages, exercise science & sport, entrepreneurship, and nursing.
"Theory applied in practice leads to unending discoveries through which our students and faculty travel to new levels of confidence, performance, and achievement," remarked Pearson. "In their work, you see that powerful journey reach completion."
The event on April 26 extends beyond research presentations – scheduled events include everything from a business competition featuring student-created businesses to theatre students presenting their scene work. The event will showcase Honors Freshmen, Long-Vanderburg Scholars, James Millikin Scholars, and the inaugural Millikin Premier Writers Contest. In addition, the 20th Annual Millikin COS Poster Symposium, dedicated to Judy and the late G. Richard Locke, M.D., will showcase poster displays of research from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
For more information and a full list of Celebrations of Scholarship presentations, visit www.millikin.edu/cos