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Week of Scholarship April 7-10

MNU’s second annual Week of Scholarship is April 7 through 10, 2015, and highlights student and faculty achievement at MNU. The public is encouraged to attend and most events are free of charge.

Activities begin Tuesday, April 7, with an exclusive Scholar Visit Day for high-achieving area high school students. The scholars tour campus, meet MNU students and talk with professors while they learn what it is like to attend MNU.

The signature event of the week is April 7 at 7:07 p.m., in Bell Cultural Events Center. Called the 7x7 Challenge, This fast-paced, entertaining event features seven MNU professors presenting individual seven-minute lectures on a topic of expertise. The audience chooses the winner of this year’s "Golden Brain!”

A Faculty Academic Exhibition takes place in Bell Cultural Events Center lobby April 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. Faculty will present their research and be on hand to answer questions. Current students will present their research projects, also in Bell, Thursday, April 9, from 2 to 4 p.m.

The launch of the MNU Institutional Repository, featuring noted open-access scholarship expert, Dr. Townsend Peterson, from the University of Kansas, is April 8 at 7 p.m. in Bell Cultural Events Center’s Gilmore Room. Peterson will speak about the academic benefits of open-access publishing and the value of university repositories. MNU librarians will also demonstrate the Institutional Repository, a scholarly collection of faculty, student and alumni research and academic achievement.

The Student Scholarship Exhibition April 9 shines the spotlight on seven MNU students giving presentations PechaKucha-style. The presentation format is a rapid fire talk using 20 PowerPoint slides for no more than 20 seconds each. Students in the exhibition are passionate about their research ensuring an entertaining and informative event in Mabee Library at 7 p.m.

The Week of Scholarship culminates with the President's Honors Gala, MNU's premier fundraising event to benefit student scholarships, April 10 at 7 p.m. in Cook Center. 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 the Gala. This event sells out each year and tickets are available now. Visit to secure tickets.

For a list of all the week’s activities, visit Week of Scholarship.


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