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Alpha Chi to Host Annual Academic Showcase Wednesday


By Karen Chambless

The Lee University chapter of Alpha Chi, an upperclassmen honor society, will host its annual Academic Showcase on Wednesday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Jones Lecture Hall, located in the School of Religion.

“The Academic Showcase is something that I look forward to each year,” said Dr. Tom Pope, sponsor for Lee’s Alpha Chi chapter. “It is one of the few times that we have the opportunity to observe what excellent scholarship looks like within the various disciplines offered at Lee. Our students are incredibly talented and this is a rare chance to witness the fruits of their labor firsthand.”

Each year, students from across Lee’s campus submit academic and artistic work to be considered for the showcase. Students then present their work in front of their peers and a panel of faculty judges. The winners are chosen based on a combination of audience votes and judge choices.

While the judges deliberate, the audience will be treated to an address from this year’s guest speaker Dr. Randy Wood, chair of the Department of History, Political Science, and Humanities.

“Academic Showcase not only provides practical experience for students—especially those wanting to go into grad school—but is also an exciting opportunity to share one's research and abilities in front of professors and peers,” said Eliza Wells, president of Lee’s Alpha Chi chapter. “Alpha Chi's mission is to promote 'academic excellence and exemplary character,' and the showcase creates a space for both of those things to happen.”

Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place presenters in the academic category and for first and second place in the artistic category.

Alpha Chi is a coeducational academic honor society which accepts the top 10 percent of juniors, seniors, and graduate students at those colleges and universities that have a chapter. The society was established in 1922 in order to promote academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students and to honor those who achieve such distinction.

The event is free, non-ticketed, and open to the public.

For more information about Alpha Chi, visit site.

For more information about the Academic Showcase, contact thomaspope@leeuniversity.edu.

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