The Third Annual Reinhardt University Convocation of Artists & Scholars begins on Monday at the Waleska campus.
The week will feature music recitals, creative writing readings, a student research conference, a student-teacher portfolio exhibit and student art and science exhibits. The events are free and open to the community.
"The purpose of the COAS is to show off the best work of our best students," said Dr. Wayne Glowka, dean of arts and humanities. "The experience affirms for them their sense of accomplishment and pride in a job well done.
The convocation begins at 2 p.m. on Monday when university President Dr. J. Thomas Isherwood will formally open the week's events.
Following the ceremony, an exhibit of student art will open and be on display through Wednesday.
From 2:15 to 4 p.m. on Monday, a group of student musicians will perform a short recital followed by a reception for members of Reinhardt's honor societies and Who's Who and at 6 p.m., international education presentations will be given. During a Research Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, select students will present their best academic research papers.
From 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, students in the science disciplines will present their research projects and Students in Free Enterprise members will give an interactive presentation from 4 to 4:30 p.m. on the projects they completed this year.
Communication students at 7 p.m. on Tuesday will give speeches on topics in conjunction with the university's "Year of Oceania" program, and from 8 to 9:30 p.m., student, faculty and guest writers will present their best creative writing work.
On Wednesday, a group of education majors from 9 a.m. to noon will share their outstanding portfolios, which include projects created in their education courses. Internship presentations will follow from 2 to 4 p.m. and will feature the experiences of current students and alumni who completed internships.
The convocation will close with a Spring Day festival and Leadership Conference, both of which are open only to Reinhardt students and staff.
"An important part of the liberal arts experience is gaining confidence in one's abilities as a scholar or artist," Glowka said. "Many universities have research conferences, but our convocation is unique in the breadth and diversity of its presentations. We are showing off how we educate the 'whole' student." For information, call (770) 720-5514 or email LHT@reinhardt.edu.