Celebration of Scholarship to Showcase Student, Faculty Research, Creativity

The research and creativity of Midwestern State University students will be in the spotlight April 22-25 during MSU's Celebration of Scholarship at Clark Student Center (CSC). The event gives the campus and community the chance to witness the wide range of projects, both scholarly and artistic, that MSU students and faculty have undertaken.

The Celebration of Scholarship gives undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty an outlet to showcase their research and is a reflection of the research environment that MSU, one of 26 members of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, cultivates in its students. Most of the projects are pursued in collaboration with faculty researchers and creative artists, and build on what students learn in the classroom. The projects may be traditional research that tests a hypothesis, which may be applied to solve a real problem, or they may be creative arts projects.

Events begin Tuesday, April 22, at the Fain Fine Arts Building lawn with the unveiling of a recycling design campaign for recycling bins in Wichita Falls.

Performance art expressions will take place from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in the CSC Atrium.

Thursday will feature faculty and graduate presentations from 2-6:30 p.m. Oral presentations will be given from 2:30-3:30 p.m. and 4-6:30 p.m. in CSC Wichita I and II and Kiowa. Poster presentations will be given from 3:30-4 p.m. in the Atrium. The University Singers will perform from 2-2:30 p.m. in CSC Shawnee Theater.

Friday's forum will focus on research from EURECA (Enhancing Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities) students from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oral presentations will take place in CSC Comanche Suites and posters presentations in the Atrium.

For more information, contact Amanda Cantu at (940) 397-4920.