Fort Hays State University sets day to celebrate scholarly and creative activities

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03/29/16 lzp/kb
HAYS, Kan. -- Fort Hays State University will host the John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activities Day, recognizing the scholarly and creative activities of students and faculty, on Wednesday, April 27. The public is invited.

The John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activities Day celebrates the research, scholarly and creative work conducted by varied disciplines within the university. Departments across campus will sponsor special activities, including seminars and research presentations.

The main event is a poster display featuring student and faculty work. Posters will be exhibited from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Fort Hays Ballroom of the university's Memorial Union. Students and faculty will be available to explain their work and answer questions from 1 to 3 p.m. Artistic works by students and faculty will be exhibited in the Stouffer Lounge. Refreshments will be available.

Posters include scholarly and creative work from the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Business and Entrepreneurship, the College of Education, the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Science, Technology and Mathematics.

Awards for empirical and non-empirical categories of research will be presented to undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty. New this year is a "People's Choice" award for the most popular poster.

For an up-to-date schedule of activities, visit the FHSU Scholarly and Creative Activities Day webpage at or find on Facebook by searching for "Fort Hays State University Scholarly and Creative Activities Day."

Scholarly and creative activity encourages critical thinking, innovation, collaboration and leadership. Participation provides the opportunity to clarify academic and professional goals while promoting advancement in a particular field of study. Fort Hays State supports developing new areas of excellence in all disciplines as part of its mission to advance knowledge and further the economic growth of the state.

Named after the late Dr. John Heinrichs, who championed research at FHSU, Scholarly and Creative Activities Day is sponsored by the Fort Hays State University Scholarship Environment Committee with support from the Office of the Provost, the deans, and the Office of Scholarship and Sponsored Projects.

For more information, contact Leslie Z. Paige, Office of Scholarship and Sponsored Projects, at 785-628-4349 or by email to

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