Fort Hays State University will celebrate research and creative activities by faculty and students during a week designated to recognize these academic pursuits.
The week of April 21 to 26 will include a poster display in the Memorial Union and activities across campus, ranging from presentations such as "American Indian Suicide Rates and the Influence of Historical Trauma" to an evening of 10 minute plays.
The poster showcase involves work from faculty and students in various disciplines and is encouraged by the Research Environment Committee as a method of publicizing the research and creative activity developed throughout the year.
Dr. Gene Rice, chair of the Department of Philosophy, said it's often easy for faculty and students to get really involved in their specific discipline and this is a way for people to see what's going on in other parts of the university and celebrate that research.
"It's especially good for students to participate in the week's events, because they can appreciate the work of their peers," he said. "The upperclassmen have the opportunity to show how they've progressed throughout their college careers and the underclassmen can have a taste of what's to come for them."
Other activities throughout the week include the Fort Hays Poetry Project screening, skit performances by the beginning German class, political science research presentations, several student presentations from the Department of Communication Studies and many more exhibitions across campus from various disciplines.
For more information, contact Rice at the Research Environment Committee at (785) 628-4249 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.