Academic Excellence Week - March 31 - April 8, 2018

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Academic Excellence Week is a Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership tradition. This next year, it will be held April 2-9, 2017, on the University of Northern Colorado campus.

Events scheduled throughout the week will celebrate and honor academic excellence across the university and throughout all of the colleges. Academic Excellence Week is coordinated and sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research, the Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership, and the Graduate Student Association along with academic departments and programs across the campus.

Research Day will be April 5, 2018

Call for Proposals - Application Opens January 15

Both Undergraduate and Graduate students are encouraged to submit to present at Research Day. Students may also select to compete for the Research Excellence Awards. Classes involved in class projects are also invited to submit to present on Research Day.

Calls for Proposals via URSA is available through the on line submission form.  Go to your URSA account, to either the student, staff or faculty tab.  Faculty may submit on behalf of their students.  Find the Research Day application box on the URSA page.

Go to Research Day webpage for more information on how to submit your abstract for inclusion in either the poster or oral sessions.

Pre Academic Excellence Week Events: 

Wednesday, March 21

Monfort College of Business Outstanding Student Reception

Grand Ballroom                                                                                                                                                                  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday, March 24

Teacher Employment Days Workshop

Columbine Suites                                                                                                                                                               9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Wednesday, March 28

Southard Award and Donor Luncheon

Grand Ballroom                                                                                                                                                                 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Thursday, March 29

College of Education & Behavioral Sciences Honors Convocation

Grand Ballroom                                                                                                                                                                      Doors open: 6:30 PM                                                                                                                                                    Event: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM                                                                                                                                         

Academic Excellence Week Events:

Monday, April 2

Greek Awards Ceremony

Grand Ballroom
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday, April 3

Dr. Maria Lahman Book Signing and Panel

Maria Michener Gallery (Michener 1st floor)                                                                                                                     4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Wednesday, April 4

Honors Ice Cream Social

UC Bookstore Area
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Wednesday, April 4

Distinguished Scholar Luncheon and Poster Session

Panorama Room (noon to 1:00pm) AND                                                                                                                         Poster Session: Columbine Rooms (11:00 AM to noon AND 1:00 to 2:00 PM ) 

Thursday, April 4

Dream Team Banquet

University Center Ballrooms
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Thursday, April 5

Research Day

University Center – All Rooms
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM   

Thursday, April 5

Research Excellence Awards Ceremony

Columbine A
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Thursday, April 5

School of Biological Sciences 7th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium

Longs Peak Ballroom
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM                                                                                                                                            POSTERS:  Mt. Evans Room ONLY from 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Thursday, April 5

School of Psychology Speaker on Bullying

Panorama Room                                                                                                                                                                    5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Thursday, April 5

College of Natural & Health Sciences 13th Annual Student Research Celebration

Research Showcase & Reception: 5:30-7:00 pm in Mt. Evans Ballroom
Banquet & Award Ceremony: 7:00-9:00 pm in Pikes Peak Ballroom

Saturday, April 7

Cumbres Graduation Reception

Columbine Suites
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Saturday, April 7


Grand Ballroom
Doors open at 4:30 PM, Dinner served at 6:00 PM

Sunday, April 8

Math Contest Banquet

Columbine Suites
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Sunday, April 8

Criminal Justice Banquet

Panorama Room
Noon – 2:00 PM

Sunday, April 8

College of Humanities & Social Sciences Honors Convocation

Grand Ballroom
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

More Information

Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership
Campus Box 13
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO 80639-0072
(970) 351-2940
(970) 351-2947 fax

Academic Excellence Week is coordinated and sponsored by the Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership, Office of Undergraduate Research, Office of Research, Graduate Student Association and the Graduate School along with academic departments and programs across the campus.