Academic Excellence Series

2019 Academic Excellence Series
A Celebration of University Recognition and Scholarship
March 30 - April 24

Clarion University annually holds an Academic Excellence Series. The Academic Excellence Series is sponsored by Clarion University and its purpose is to honor faculty, staff, graduate students and undergraduate students on the research and academic endeavors that they have completed throughout the academic year.

In the words of Dr. Brenda Sanders Dede; founder of the series, "We are glad to continue this program and it is very fitting at this time of year because it allows us to honor and recognize the students and all their work that they have accomplished throughout the entirety of the academic year."

Clarion University's 14th Annual Academic Excellence Series

SATURDAY, MARCH 30

Scholar and Donor Recognition Luncheon*  — An event celebrating the donors and supporters who make
student success possible at Clarion University; 12 p.m., Gemmell Multi-Purpose Room; Program

SUNDAY, APRIL 7

Phi Eta Sigma Initiation Ceremony — Honors those who, at the beginning of their college careers, give promise of continued excellence in scholarship; 2 p.m., Gemmell Multi-Purpose Room; Program

MONDAY, APRIL 8

Venango Night of Excellence — Recognizing academic excellence and civic engagement in the community; 6 p.m., Robert W. Rhoades Auditorium, Venango Campus, Oil City; Program

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10

Honors Program: Senior Honors Presentation — Honors students present their capstone projects; 5:30 p.m., Suites on Main North Theater and Still Hall; Program

THURSDAY, APRIL 11

Undergraduate and Graduate Research Conference — Undergraduate and graduate student research presentations; 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Gemmell Multi-Purpose Room; Program

Venango Honors Night* — Recognizing scholarship recipients, donors and high-achieving students; 5:30 p.m., Quality Inn, Franklin; Program

FRIDAY, APRIL 12

Cultural Night — Food and entertainment celebrating our internationally-diverse campus community; 7 p.m., Gemmell Multi-Purpose Room

SATURDAY, APRIL 13

Minority Student Services Recognition Dinner — Recognition of students for their achievements in academic,
leadership, athletic and service areas; 6 p.m., Gemmell Multi-Purpose; Program

SUNDAY, APRIL 14

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Initiation Ceremony — The nation's oldest, largest and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines; 12:30-1:30, p.m., Hart Chapel

Academic Convocation with Refreshments — Student awards including the Syed Ali-Zaidi nominee and outstanding graduate students; at 2 p.m., Gemmell Multi-Purpose Room; Program

MONDAY, APRIL 15

Ernie Awards* — Clarion Athletics red carpet awards; 6 p.m., Founders Hall and Hart Chapel; Program

TUESDAY, APRIL 16

Faculty and Staff Scholarship Recognition — Recognition of faculty and staff research, scholarship, professional development and external grants and creative endeavors; 3:30 p.m., Carlson Library Center for Academic Excellence; Program

THURSDAY, APRIL 18

Symphonic Band Concert — 7:30 p.m., Marwick-Boyd Auditorium

TUESDAY, APRIL 23

Inquiry Seminar Celebration of Learning — Inquiry Seminar student research presentations; 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Gemmell Multi-Purpose Room; Program

ROTC Leadership Excellence Awards Ceremony* — Recognizes the top 10 percent of Cadets who demonstrate outstanding qualities of leadership, moral character and a high aptitude for military service, as well as academic achievement and participation in campus activities; 6 p.m., 107/108 Eagle Commons

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24

West Penn Celebration — Recognition of high-achieving students in the partnership with the West Penn Hospital School of Nursing; 10 a.m., West Penn Hospital School of Nursing

Reinhard Awards — Recognition of the accomplishments of students and student organizations. Hosted by Student Senate; 7 p.m. Gemmell Multi-Purpose Room.

*By invitation only

Last Updated 4/17/19