Published April 19, 2017

Scholars Day

Honors Convocation, displays poster presentations, part of April 25 event
Monmouth College students have taken a scholarly approach to marking the arrival of spring, celebrating the end of winter with a festival of the mind.   Full list of events 
The College will cancel April 25 classes in observance of Scholars Day – a day devoted to scholarship, arts presentations and academic discussions. The public is invited.

More than 100 students will be featured during the poster displays, exhibits and oral presentations scheduled for Scholars Day.

At 11 a.m., the College’s annual Honors Convocation will be held in Dahl Chapel and Auditorium. 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 College Chorale and the introduction of new student government officers.

The afternoon will be devoted to academic presentations, starting at 2 p.m. in the Center for Science and Business. In addition to poster presentations from virtually all of the College’s academic disciplines, Honors Program presentations will take place, also beginning at 2 p.m. Seniors Marquis Williams of Chicago, Hayden Fulfer of Bloomington, Ill., Shoshana McClarence of New Lenox, Ill., and Emily Sheetz of Mokena, Ill., will present their capstone research.

Theatre presentations will be made in costume, and award-winning art will be on display, as will two College publications – the Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research and the literary journal COIL.

From 2-4 p.m., those in attendance will also have the opportunity to vote for the student-created logo to be used for the College’s 2018 Scholars Day, and Scots Roast Coffee will be on sale.
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