Celebration of Academic Excellence
At the end of every academic year, Lenoir-Rhyne University sponsors a celebration of Academic Excellence to recognize students who excel in their academic programs of study.
Our celebration occurs in April and includes a keynote from the University’s faculty fellow, setting up the Symposium on University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). The celebration culminates with the Honors Convocation and the Academic Awards Ceremony. Between the two events various colleges, schools, and organizations host:
- Honors Society Inductions
- Academic Presentations and Debates
- Poster Presentations
- Other Academic events
- Keynote from Faculty Fellow
- Symposium on University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE)
- Graduate Research and Creative Expression (GRACE)
- Academic Awards Ceremony
- Honors Convocation
Since 2009, the campus cancels classes for the day to provide space for undergraduate and graduate students to present their research projects and creative works to the campus community. The event also hosts a keynote speaker to discuss the merits of undergraduate research, especially how this facilitates relationships between faculty and students.