LHU Celebration of Scholarship showcases faculty and student achievements
Full day of presentations and events
April 13, 2012
On Wednesday, April 25, 2012, hundreds of Lock Haven University students and faculty will come together to showcase an entire year of scholarly research and artistic achievement at the university’s 6th Annual Celebration of Scholarship. All presentations are free and the public is encouraged to attend. With a wide variety of displays, exhibits, performances and discussions, the day offers “something for everyone.
The Celebration of Scholarship demonstrates the impressive results of the university's commitment to hands-on learning and student engagement in both academic and professional contexts. The students are able to showcase impressive real-world skills in their chosen fields.
This year’s Celebration of Scholarship is focused on “Honoring our Past, Embracing our Future.”
Scholarship in all disciplines follows this theme as presenters look at the history of their specialties and move their field forward, “hoping to make new discoveries or simply improve a specific area,” said Lock Haven University’s President Michael Fiorentino.
The day begins at 9 a.m. with faculty and alumni presentations, as well as students exhibiting artwork and performing dances, dramatic interpretations, readings, and speeches.
At 12:30 p.m. the campus will assemble in Price Performance Center for the keynote speaker. Miss Rafia Zakaria, a lawyer and Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at Indiana University, will give a presentation on “A Woman Named Honor: the Good, the Bad and the Remembered.” This story focuses on how the lessons of our past, its good and bad pronouncements, must be rethought of in the reality of the present.
Throughout the day, students will be presenting poster presentations and panel discussions to engage attendees in their academic work.
“The university is at its best when students play a central role in the scholarly enterprise, and this is particularly so at a teaching university like LHU,” said Dr. Stanley Berard, professor and LHU faculty president. “The faculty is proud of the range of work in which our students are engaged at every level of development, from first-year undergraduate through the masters level, and across the widest range of disciplines. At this Celebration of Scholarship, you will see the work of our students and faculty in a range of contexts, all of it illustrating the fruits of committed teaching and dedicated learning—with the students and professors often exchanging those roles.”
A full schedule of events is available at http://www.lhup.edu/tlc/celebration_of_scholarship/index.htm .
Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degrees and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.