SCHOLAR Day is a day in late April when all students at Mount Union get the day off to attend research project presentations by current students. Not only are research projects presented but the school also hosts an end of the year award ceremony. It’s primarily for seniors but Mount always recognizes the success of all undergraduates as well. I was lucky enough to be one of the undergraduates that were honored. At first I had no clue what I was being honored for because all I got was an email telling me to be in the Mount Union Theatre at a certain time. Unknowingly, my parents also got a letter with the same details. Since I knew we did not have classes on SCHOLAR Day I stayed up late and almost decided to sleep through the awards ceremony. However, I did decide to get out of bed before 11 a.m. and head to the theatre. Shortly after arriving at the theatre I got a pamphlet outlining the ceremony, and to my surprise I was chosen to receive the Department of Economics, Accounting and Business Administration Sophomore Student of the Year Award. I was also surprised to see my parents and grandparents sitting in the audience, but the best surprise was yet to come… After walking onstage and getting my picture taken with President Giese I sat down and opened the envelope I received expecting to see a certificate in it, but it was a $450 check for my hard work. I was glad I decided to attend the awards ceremony, and it just goes to show that hard work does payoff.
If you haven’t seen one of the many posters around campus, SCHOLAR Day is this Tuesday, April 19. SCHOLAR Day is more than just a day off from classes (although I’m sure we all will appreciate the break!), it is a chance for the students of Mount Union to show off some of their best work; some which has taken months to put together.
Odds are that you know someone who is presenting either a poster or a presentation on SCHOLAR Day, however the schedule is divided up into several different parts and can be confusing at first. To help make sure you get the most out of your day this coming Tuesday, I’ve curated through the SCHOLAR Day resources and put them into a simple page for you:
- The Main SCHOLAR Day Page contains all information about the day and it’s activities
- 9-9:45 a.m. The first round of poster-presenters go. You can view all the names and posters here.
- 10-11 a.m. The first presentations will begin. These presentations range from ones about cognitive and behavioral neuroscience to political science. All names and presentation descriptions can be viewed here.
- 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The Senior Recognition and Honors’ Convocation will take place in the Mount Union Theatre.
- 12:30-1:30 p.m. No presentations or posters are being shown, as this time is blocked out to let the participants have lunch.
- 1:30-2:30 p.m. The second round of presentations will begin. Refer to the aforementioned link to see the abstracts and details.
- 2:30-3:15 p.m. The second round of poster presentations start.
- 3:30-4:30 p.m. The day will be coming to a close with the third, and final, round of presentations being shown.
I encourage you all to take advantage of SCHOLAR Day and at least check out two or three of the presentations / posters. Months of hard work by students you know will be on display and it is a great opportunity to learn something new. See you there!
Today is SCHOLAR Day at Mount Union. It’s a day where students present yearlong research studies to the Mount Union and surrounding communities. There are 77 research projects that will be presented throughout the entire day. My roommate presented his study on the power output of dehydrated athletes this morning to a standing room-only crowd. There are no classes on SCHOLAR Day and students are encouraged to attend as many of these presentations by their peers as possible. A grand array of subject material will be discussed from the use of saliva to help document diabetes and French utopian literary styles to the non-spiral make up of galaxies across the universe and Twilight and its detrimental effects on children. All of these presentations are extremely interesting and entertaining and a great experience for students!