Week Of Scholarship at MidAmerica Nazarene University | April 7-10, 2014

April 7-10, 2015

Join us for the second annual Week of Scholarship at MidAmerica Nazarene University—an exciting celebration of creativity, research and academic achievement. All events are free and open to the public.

The week kicks off on Tuesday, April 7, with an exclusive Scholar Visit Day for area high-achieving high school students. The highlight event of the day is our 7x7 Challenge. Open to the public, 7 MNU professors will present individual 7-minute lectures on a topic in their areas of expertise. The audience chooses the winner of "The Golden Brain"! 

Faculty will present their academic research in Bell Cultural Events Center on Wednesday, April 8, in the afternoon. Current MNU students will present their research on Thursday, April 9, in the afternoon.

The feature event for Wednesday, April 8, is the launch of the MNU Institutional Repository. Featuring a presentation from noted open access scholarship expert, Dr. Town Peterson, University of Kansas, who will speak about the academic benefits of open access publishing and university repositories. MNU librarians will also demonstrate the Institutional Repository, a scholarly collection of faculty, student and alumni research and academic acheivement.

The feaure event for Thursday, April 9, is the Student Scholarship Exhibition. This inaugural event shines the spotlight on MNU students who will use the pechakucha.org presentation format (20 PowerPoint slides, 20 seconds each) to deliver a presentation on an area of research they are passionate about. 

The Week of Scholarship will culiminate with the President's Honors Gala, MNU's premier fundraising event to benefit student scholarships at MidAmerica Nazarene University. Through generous donations, alumni and friends of the university show their support for student scholarships and academic achievement. In the past three years, $1.35 million has been raised through this event for student scholarships.!

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, April 7
Scholar Visit Day
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
MNU Olathe Campus

7x7 Challenge
7:07 p.m.
Bell Cultural Events Center

Wednesday, April 8
Faculty Academic Exhibition
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Bell Cultural Events Center

Institutional Repository Launch
7 p.m.
Bell Cultural Events Center, Gilmore Room

Thursday, April 9
Student Poster Session
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Bell Cultural Events Center

Student Scholarship Exhibition: powered by PechaKucha
7:00 p.m.
Mabee Library 

Friday, April 10
President's Honors Gala
6:30 p.m.
Cook Center