Scholar’s Day coming soon
April 11, 2014
Tuesday, April 29 marks an important event in the Monmouth College calendar: Scholar’s Day, a day set aside for celebrating the hard work and achievements of students all around campus. Classes will be cancelled so that every student has the opportunity to enjoy one of the college’s most important annual events.
“It’s an opportunity for students to share their intellectual and academic work with their peers and professors,” said Sara Gorchoff, professor of psychology and one of Scholar’s Day organizers, “and to get a chance to practice talking about and thinking about their ideas in a way that engages the campus community.”
Gorchoff has several students who will be presenting research projects, and she is not the only one whose department is being represented. Lori Walters-Kramer, one of the communication professors, explains the role of the department at Scholar’s Day.
“Last semester, Penny Flynn won the Communication Department speaker showcase, so she will be presenting at Scholar’s Day,” Walters-Kramer said. “Also, we decided to showcase what our students in our forensics team do [and] have a student doing a traditional poster, as well.”
Flynn, a sophomore, says she has been “practicing and workshopping [her] speech to make it applicable to the audience” and hopes that students will come and “celebrate their peers.”
This event will allow students to view and take part in what their peers have been working on. Other events at Scholar’s Day include presentations from Citizenship classes, awards from various departments to exceptional students, and appearances from other college organizations. The Coil, Monmouth College’s annual creative writing publication, will be releasing this year’s magazine at Scholar’s Day.
“We invited people to submit art, literature, poems, and photography way back last semester,” said Joseph Angotti, advisor of the Coil. “Scholar’s Day is a coming out for the Coil.”
Scholar’s Day celebrates the diligence and performance of many students.
“Scholar’s Day celebrates the achievements of students within every department, which gives the day a lot of meaning,” Flynn said.