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Student Excellence Day (Plus Preview Day)

033011Headline_StudentExcellenceStudent Excellence Day, when UNCG recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of its undergraduate and graduate students, will be held Friday, April 8, to coincide with the Woman’s College Reunion Weekend.

Student Excellence Day will culminate with an Honors Convocation at 7 p.m. in EUC’s Auditorium, when Provost David H. Perrin will present Student Excellence Awards, UNCG’s highest academic award, along with awards for Undergraduate Research, Graduate and Library Research.

A “Student Excellence Day Preview” will take place on Thursday, April 7.

Various “showcase” events, slated for both days, will allow fellow students, faculty, staff and alumni to experience a sample of the broad array of the work produced by our students on a daily basis. For instance, the Undergraduate Research Expo will present faculty-mentored student projects from a wide variety of academic fields. The Art, Dance and Music departments will showcase student work in exhibits and in open rehearsals. The Lloyd International Honors College will open the doors of North Spencer Honors Residence Hall to the UNCG community for an “Honors Showcase.”

On Friday afternoon, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the EUC Auditorium Lobby, students from Leadership and Service-Learning, Undergraduate Research, Interior Architecture, Art, the Honors College, and Strong, Ashby, and Grogan Residential Colleges will be on hand to greet and meet at a drop-in showcase. They will answer questions about their individual and collective work. Any UNCG student who attends the Showcase, and who completes a brief reflective survey, will be eligible to win an iPod nano.

The two-day schedule:

Student Excellence Day Preview: Thursday, April 7

  • 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Undergraduate Research Expo, Elliott University Center, Cone Ballroom – The Undergraduate Research Expo showcases faculty mentored student projects from a wide variety of academic fields. The work you will see demonstrates how UNCG students are engaging in activities that improve their communication skills, hone their critical thinking and problem solving skills, and give them experience in teamwork. Some of the presenters are supported by funding from the Office of Undergraduate Research while others receive course credit, volunteer their time or receive funding from a faculty member’s grant. Some of the presentations are a result of a class project; many will be interdisciplinary.
  • 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  – Art Student Exhibits (EUC Art Gallery)
  • Noon to 12:50 p.m. –  Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal (Music Building, Room 111)
  • 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. – Dance Class (HHP Building, Room 322)
  • 2 to 3:15 p.m. –  Dance Class (HHP Building, Room 322)
  • 2 to 3:40 p.m. – Symphonic Band Rehearsal (Music Building, Room 111)

Student Excellence Day, Friday, April 8

  • 10 to 11:45 a.m. – Dance Class (HHP Building, Room 322)
  • Noon to 12:50 p.m. – Jazz Band Rehearsal (Music Building, Room 111)
  • 1 to 3 p.m. – Showcase featuring students talking about their work (EUC Auditorium Lobby)
  • 2 to 4 p.m. – Honors College Open House (North Spencer Residence Hall) – Lloyd International Honors College will open the doors of North Spencer Honors Residence Hall to the UNCG community for an “Honors Showcase.” Honors students and student groups will be in the parlor to present their work to visitors. Among those with presentations will be this year’s World Model United Nations team and student winners from the 2011 Honors Research Symposium. Tours will be available of the Honors College’s Global Classroom and other facilities in North Spencer.
  • 7 p.m. Honor’s Convocation (EUC Auditorium) – Provost David H. Perrin will preside at UNCG’s 49th annual Student Honors Convocation. At the Convocation the Student Excellence Award winners will be announced. Undergraduate Research Assistant, Graduate and Library Research Awards will also be presented.