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Student Showcase

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Each spring, William Peace University students take a day off from classes to participate in our annual Student Showcase, which is a celebration of the academic year. This year, we’re celebrating our 12th Student Showcase event as a part of the University’s week-long celebration of the Installation of our 11th president, Dr. Brian C. Ralph.

Student Showcase is a conference-style event which showcases our students’ research presentations, performances, poetry readings, debates, cross-disciplinary creative projects, and much more.

This year's event will be held on Thursday, April 14 from 9:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. A morning pre-reception will be held in Kenan Lobby at 9:00 a.m. with the Opening Session kick-off at 9:20 a.m. in Kenan Hall. From 11:30 a.m. through 1:30 p.m., the Alumni Board has sponsored a special Dessert Truck Rodeo for the campus community and our guests. In the afternoon, we will hold our annual Academic Awards ceremony at 3 p.m. in Dinwiddie Chapel, our Internship Symposium at 4:30 p.m. in Finch Library, and our Theatre and Musical Theatre performing arts showcase at 6:30 p.m. in Kenan Hall.

The full schedule is as follows (below), or you may download the full program here (PDF).

noneACADEMIC SHOWCASE 2016

OPENING CELEBRATIONS

9:00 a.m.       Morning Pre-Reception
                      Kenan Lobby

9:20 a.m.       Academic Showcase Kick-Off
                      Kenan Hall


ACADEMIC SESSIONS

10:00 a.m.     Session I
                      Leggett, Flowe, Pressly

11:00 a.m.     Session II
                      Main Parlor, Flowe, Pressly

1:30 p.m.       Session III
                      Kenan, Leggett, Flowe


SPECIAL EVENTS

11:30 a.m.      Dessert Truck Rodeo
                       Peace Beach (behind Hermann Center)
                       Sponsored by the Alumni Board & Office of Advancement

12:00 p.m.      Lunch & Lip Sync
                       Belk Patio (lunch is on your own)


AFTERNOON SESSIONS

3:00 p.m.         Academic Awards
                        Dinwiddie Chapel

4:30 p.m.         Internship Symposium
                        Lucy Cooper Finch Library

6:30 p.m.         Performing Arts Showcase
                        Kenan Hall

 

MASTER SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

SESSION I - 10:00 a.m.

The Working Actor: Songs and Monologues  for Auditions
Leggett Theatre

CHOICES Case Study Competition
Flowe 110

Research Presentations, English Dept.
Flowe 111

Research Presentations, Biology Dept.
Flowe 116

Leadership in Public Education
Flowe 215 & Flowe 217

Think Leadership Is Unattainable? We Can Change Your Mind.
Flowe 220

Young Pacers: Coming of Age at William Peace University
Flowe 222

The Female Experience: Poster Presentations on Culture, Biology, and Womanhood
Flowe 322

WPU in Virtual Reality
SGD Lab, Pressly 301

PRISM Design
Pressly 306

SESSION II - 11:00 a.m.

The Bang About Guns: The Contemporary American Struggle Between the Second Amendment and Regulation
Flowe 110

American Hauntings
Flowe 111

Research Presentations, Psychology Dept.
Flowe 116

Pathways to Remembrance: The HON 300 Experience
Flowe 220

Student Projects in the Humanities
Flowe 222

Real Life, Real Women: The Implications of Gender in 2016
Flowe 322

Studies in Typography
Pressly Hallway, 3rd Floor

Interactive Art & Design
SGD Lab, Pressly 301

PRISM Readings
Main Parlor

SESSION III - 1:30 p.m.

Improv Comedy
Leggett Theatre

Student Documentaries
Kenan Hall

International Studies: Costa Rica
Flowe 116

Ethics Bowl on Government Regulation of the Internet
Flowe 110

From Local Sites to Global Issues: Research in Anthropology and Global Studies
Flowe 322

AFTERNOON SESSIONS

Academic Awards - 3:00 p.m.
Dinwiddie Chapel

Internship Symposium - 4:30 p.m.
Lucy Cooper Finch Library

Performing Arts Showcase - 6:30 p.m.
Kenan Hall

William Peace University wishes to make this event accessible to all people in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  If you need a reasonable accommodation (large print program, ADA seating, or other accommodation) to fully participate in this event please contact the Office of Engagement at Engagement@peace.edu or 919.508.2362.  Please make your needs known as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for effective accommodations, preferably at least 5 business days prior to the event.
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