April 21, 2017 at 10:15am
Dane Lisser

Students to showcase academic achievements at Celebrations of Scholarship

The outstanding academic work of Millikin University students will be showcased at Millikin's 2017 Celebrations of Scholarship (COS) on Friday, April 28. A full day of student presentations will be held from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. throughout Millikin's campus.

During this celebratory event, students from across the University will present the results of their research, scholarship and creative efforts to the Millikin community. Multiple concurrent sessions modeled on a scholarly conference format and organized independently by each department will run across campus.

Celebrations of Scholarship

Millikin's Celebrations of Scholarship shows 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.

"Celebrations of Scholarship is a time when the fruits of countless hours of student work, study, practice, attention, energy and striving are made public to recognize, instruct, enrich, and of course, celebrate," said Millikin Provost Dr. Jeffery P. Aper. "Millikin University is an extraordinary, vibrant community of thinkers and doers, all of which is reflected in the range and depth of the student work given a public forum during the annual Celebrations of Scholarship."

Celebrations of Scholarship

The event will represent scholarship across a wide range of disciplines including behavioral sciences, fine arts, modern languages, exercise science and sport, entrepreneurship and nursing. Scheduled events include everything from an Idea-to-Incubator business competition, featuring student business ideas, to theatre students presenting their scene work. Celebrations of Scholarship will also showcase Freshman Focus Panels and the work of Long-Vanderburg Scholars.

In addition, the 24th Annual COS Research Poster Symposium, dedicated to Judy and the late G. Richard Locke, M.D., will be held from 1 – 3 p.m. in Shilling Hall. The Poster Symposium highlights the scholarly work completed by students in regularly scheduled courses, seminars, independent studies, directed studies, internships, summer undergraduate research fellowships, Leighty Scholar, Long-Vanderburg Scholar and James Millikin Scholar projects.

Celebrations of Scholarship

Prior to Celebrations of Scholarship on Friday, April 28, Millikin University will honor students and faculty during the 2017 Distinguished Faculty Lecture and Honors Convocation on Thursday, April 27, at 7 p.m. in Kirkland Fine Arts Center.

For more information and a full list of Celebrations of Scholarship presentations, visit millikin.edu/cos.