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Excellence Day’s Big Changes

032410Feature1_ExcellenceHow do you improve Excellence Day? How do you provide for the high level of recognition that award recipients deserve?

A work group of nine individuals led by Dr. Steve Roberson and Dr. Jerry Pubantz took a hard look last fall and presented their recommendations to Provost David H. Perrin. Chancellor Linda P. Brady and Perrin are implementing them.

The results: changes intended to make for a “grander celebration,” says Roberson.

Among the changes:

  • In the past, several events have been held on Excellence Day, which was held on Reading Day. This May, there will be only one on Reading Day: the Student Honors Convocation, for both undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Starting next academic year, the “excellence day” on Reading Day will no longer exist.
  • In August, the awards to faculty and staff that have typically been presented on Reading Day – such as the teaching and research excellence awards – will be presented at a ceremony after the Chancellor’s State of the Campus Address on Convocation Day.
  • In Spring 2011, the Friday of Reunion Weekend (April 8, 2011) will be a campuswide Student Excellence Day. Alumni, parents and members of the community will be able to enjoy showcase events around campus, as different departments, schools and groups each display students’ excellence. The Student Honors Convocation will be on Friday evening of Reunion Weekend.
  • Next spring, the Undergraduate Research Expo will be on that Friday, as well.

Visual: At last year’s Excellence Awards Convocation, Chancellor Brady presented Rose Smith-Marsh a Staff Excellence Award.