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Student, faculty presentation activity renamed for late faculty member

4/7/2014

Special to The Hays Daily News

Fort Hays State University will host the John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activities Day on April 30. The event recognizes the scholarly and creative activities of students and faculty. The public is invited to attend.

Renamed in honor of Heinrichs, who passed away in January, the John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activities Day celebrates the research and scholarly work conducted by various disciplines within the university. Departments across campus will sponsor special activities, including seminars and research presentations.

A research poster display features student and faculty work from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Entrepreneurship, the College of Education and Technology, and the College of Health and Life Sciences. Posters will be exhibited from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Memorial Union's Fort Hays Ballroom. Students and faculty will be available to explain their work and answer questions from 1 to 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Awards will be given for poster presentations in five categories: undergraduate, graduate, undergraduate research experience, Kansas Academy of Math and Science, and faculty.

Scholarly and creative activity encourages critical thinking, innovation, collaboration and leadership. Participation provides the opportunity to clarify academic and professional goals while promoting advancement in a particular field of study. FHSU supports developing new areas of excellence in all disciplines as part of its mission to advance knowledge and further the economic growth of the state.

The FHSU Scholarship Environment Committee sponsors the event, with support from the Office of the Provost and the deans of the academic colleges.

For more information, contact Leslie Paige, coordinator for the Office of Scholarships and Sponsored Projects, at (785) 628-4349 or email URE@fhsu.edu.