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SASH 2014

 A celebration of scholarship and creative activities for undergraduate and graduate students.

 The mission of SASH is to provide an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to share their academic and creative activities with the RWU community.  SASH represents our collective intellectual accomplishments as a university during the academic year.


SASH 2014 consists of these components:  (download program .pdf

  • Student Academic Displays & Showcase (MTWCC & SAAHP)
       Mon. Apr. 21 – Thurs. Apr. 24, Continuous Exhibits and Displays
  • Student/Faculty Research Spotlight  (GHH Atrium & MSN Lobby)
      Mon. Apr. 21, 10:00am – 12:00pm  Poster Session
  • Student Experiential Education Spotlight  (GHH Atrium & MSN Lobby)
       Tues. Apr. 22, 10:00am – 12:00pm  Poster Session
  • Keynote Address by Paul Loeb  (GHH Atrium) 
       Tues. Apr. 22, 3:00pm – 4:30pm
  • Student Academic Symposium
       Weds. Apr. 23, 10:00am – 12:00pm  Poster Session (GHH Lobby and Atrium)
                                    1:15pm –  6:30pm  Concurrent Sessions (Various Locations)
  • Academic Honors, Recognition and Reception  (GHH Atrium)
        Thurs. Apr. 24, 4:00pm – 5:30pm


Student Academic Displays & Showcase (Mon. 4/21 – Thurs. 4/24)

The Student Academic Displays & Showcase is open to all graduate and undergraduate students who, as independent student-scholars, wish to directly submit work without the sponsorship of a faculty member.  Sculptures, Papers/Essays, Posters, Paintings/Drawings/Photography, or Study Abroad Posters/Portfolios may be submitted in one of the following categories:

  1. Course-related or independent academic work (by a student or student group
  2. Project-based entries (internships, Community Partnership Center reports, etc.)
  3. Research-based student programming or leadership efforts (by a student or student group)

In order to engage the broad community, independently submitted student work is exhibited at various campus venues, and remains on display during the week of SASH.

The University Honors Program and Alpha Chi are the primary sponsors and curators of the Academic Showcase.


Keynote Speaker (Tue. 4/22)

     Paul Loeb - Soul of a Citizen: How You Can Make Your Voice Heard and Actions Count

"Paul Loeb has lectured to enthusiastic responses at 400 colleges and universities nationwide-including Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Chicago, Columbia, Michigan, MIT, Wisconsin, and Brown.... His visits combine the themes of his last two books, The Impossible Will Take a Little While and Soul of a Citizen, with his earlier study of the values of current students, Generation at the Crossroads. They should be particularly timely given Soul's new edition and the ability of his themes to serve as an antidote to the political demoralization and dashed hopes that so many students are experiencing. Drawing on his books and 35 years of exploring citizen involvement, Loeb focuses on how ordinary citizens and students in particular can make their voices heard and actions count in a time when we're told neither matter."

The University Honors Program is the primary sponsor and organizer of the Keynote presentation.


Student Spotlights and Day-Long Academic Symposium (Mon. 4/21, Tues. 4/22, and Weds. 4/23)

The Student Spotlights and Academic Symposium provide forums for students to present their scholarly and creative work before an audience of peers.  Multiple formats for presentations are available.  Morning sessions consist of students’ Poster Presentations.  Afternoon and evening sessions consist of concurrent sessions that include students’ thesis, capstone and other paper or project presentations, panel discussions, displays of design work, exhibitions of visual and multimedia artifacts, performing arts recitals, literary readings, theatrical performances, and spotlighting of Community Partnership Center projects.


Awards, Recognitions and Closing Reception (Thurs. 4/24)

The Awards, Recognitions and Closing Reception is an opportunity to acknowledge students and other contributors, including faculty, staff and community members, for their commitment to student scholarship.  The Closing Reception also encourages mingling to share stories and ideas, and to broaden the networking opportunities for students.  Refreshments are available, and musical entertainment is provided by students.


SASH is sponsored and organized by the University Honors Program, Alpha Chi Honor Society, and the Office of the Provost for Academic Affairs, in consultation with the SASH Steering Committee.

All SASH events are free and open to the public.