On Thursday of the ninth week of every spring term, Western Oregon University celebrates student academic excellence. The entire day is dedicated to the presentation of student scholarly activities, including original research, artwork, performances, and upper-division course projects, presentations, and papers. The primary objectives of the Showcase are to provide an opportunity for presenters, giving them experience that will be useful in furthering their education and careers, and to expose the entire student body to the breadth and importance of the scholarship that is being conducted across campus. In a typical year about 400 presentations are given on this day and students, faculty and staff across campus turn out in large numbers to attend the events.

The showcase is organized by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and the Program for Undergraduate Research Experiences (PURE). To demonstrate the importance of student scholarly pursuits at Western, faculty are encouraged to cancel their classes, while at the same time requiring students to attend their peers’ presentations. This year's showcase is on June 1st

In addition to the showcase, a number of other events are held on this date to recognize the scholarship, creativity, and success of WOU students. You can see other events listed by clicking the links below:

Presidential Plenary

More Events Celebrating Student Excellence.

Browse the contents of Academic Excellence Showcase 2017:

All Events
Behavioral Sciences
Business & Economics
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Deaf Studies and Professional Studies
Earth and Physical Science
English, Language and Linguistics
Geographical Information Systems
Health and Exercise Science
Honors General Science
Interdisciplinary: Art & Science
International Education and Services Committee
Modern Languages
OHSU School of Nursing at WOU
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Politics, Policy and Administration
Presidential Plenary
Service Learning and Career Development
STEM Scholars
Teacher Education