Newman University will honor student scholars and leaders for their outstanding academic achievements and accomplishments at the 2011 Academic Honors and Awards Convocation. The convocation will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday April 20 in Performance Hall, inside the De Mattias Fine Arts Center on the Newman campus. The event is free and open to the public.
The university-wide event is presented each year to acknowledge superior performance by students, and includes recognition of honor society inductees, campus leaders, students selected for this year’s Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, and top scholars in business, information technology, education, science, nursing and other academic disciplines. The convocation will also feature the naming of the recipient of the prestigious St. Catherine Medal, which is awarded annually to a sophomore or junior who has demonstrated outstanding service to the university, and has established an excellent record for scholastic achievement.
The Newman Academic Honors and Awards Convocation will also feature awards to several Newman faculty members, including the recipient of this year’s Teaching Excellence Award. The award is presented each spring to a full-time faculty member who has demonstrated an innovative or dynamic approach to courses, course revisions, and teaching techniques.