Office of the Provost

Festival of Excellence

Celebrating Academic and Creative Scholarship

Please join us on April 9, 2013, for the Festival of Excellence. The Festival will kick off with a Plenary Session beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Centrum Arena. Throughout the day, faculty, students, and staff will gather to celebrate and present scholarly and creative work conducted throughout the institution.

Please see the Daily Schedule of Events for further information.

The five major categories for presentation are: leadership, outdoor engagement, community engagement, creativity, and global engagement. Workshop types will include concurrent presentations, poster sessions, and creative work demonstrations/presentations.

The 2013 Program can be viewed at and the detailed abstracts are available at:

Concurrent Sessions: Faculty, students, and staff will prepare a 15-30 minute presentation on a research topic, publication, or paper. Additional Q&A time is included. Presenters can propose to present as an individual or as part of a panel. Venues will include classrooms and theatre style rooms on campus.

Poster Sessions: Faculty, students, and staff will create posters that feature research projects and presentations. Presenters will have 30 minutes to share information and answer questions about their posters which will be set-up all day in one of the campus venues.

Creative Works: Faculty, students, and staff who have projects which relate to the fields of fine arts, music, theatre, visual arts, poetry, etc. should apply within the Creative Works category. Artistic venues will include a variety of campus sites that are conducive to the specific activity or media. This includes Displays and Performances.

Work created during 2011-12 & 2012-13 academic year is eligible for presentation. Additional details can be found on the Festival of Excellence proposal application. All applications will be due February 8, 2013 by 5:00PM