Published April 21, 2015

Scholars Day

Honors Convocation, student presentations part of April 28 event
Students at Monmouth College have taken a scholarly approach to the celebration of spring, celebrating the end of winter with a festival of the mind.
 
On April 28, Monmouth College will cancel classes in observance of Scholars Day – a day devoted to scholarship, arts presentations and academic discussions. The public is invited.
 
Activities will begin at 11 a.m. with an Honors Convocation in Dahl Chapel. Students will be recognized for departmental awards, induction into honorary scholastic organizations and the receipt of scholarships. The traditional ceremony will also include bagpipe music, a performance by the Monmouth Chorale and the introduction of new student government officers. Among the guests in the audience will be family members and scholarship donors.
 
At noon, the campus community is invited to enjoy a free lunch in the Main Dining Room of Stockdale Center.
 
At 12:30 p.m., the Class of 2015 will sponsor a Cow Pattie Bingo fundraiser in the Quad, with proceeds going toward the senior class gift.
 
The afternoon will be devoted to academic presentations in the Center for Science and Business (CSB), starting at 1 p.m. Nearly 50 poster presentations and demonstrations will be featured, spanning disciplines from the sciences to communication to the arts, including the works of art department award winner Alexandra Leigh Dupont, a junior from Rock Island.
 
In conjunction with Scholars Day, the history department will host a talk by Phil Scarpino on public history at 7 p.m. in the Pattee Auditorium on the lower level of the CSB. A professor of history at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Scarpino also serves as IUPUI’s director of the graduate program in public history and director of oral history at the Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence.
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