Dickinson State University (DSU) invites the campus and community to attend the 21st annual Celebration of Scholars, an annual event featuring original research, scholarly work, and artistic creations by DSU students. The event will be held in Murphy Hall on Saturday, April 22 at 8 a.m., with lunch and a keynote address in the Student Center Ballroom.

Dickinson State University Celebration of Scholars is an event in which DSU students in all disciplines present scholarly work to an audience of peers, faculty, and community members. These scholarly endeavors include scientific research, explorations in humanities and the arts, and summations of scholarly accomplishments and can be showcased through oral and poster presentations by students of their original work, such as research findings, scholarly critique, musical performances, and visual artwork.

This year, the keynote address will feature two DSU professors: Dr. Colin Strine, assistant professor of biology; and Dr. Marcus Fries, associate professor of mathematics. DSU student, Priyanka Davis, will also join the keynote address during Dr. Fries’ session.

The schedule for the 2023 event is as follows:

7:30 a.m.

  • Registration and Social
  • Location: Murphy Hall

8:00 a.m.

  • Welcome Reception
  • Location: Stroup Auditorium

8:05 – 9:45 a.m.

  • Session I – Oral Presentations
  • Locations:
    • Session 1A – Stroup Auditorium
    • Session 1B – Thompson Auditorium

9:45 – 10:50 a.m.

  • Post Presentations

10:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Session II – Oral Presentations
  • Locations:
    • Session 2A – Stroup Auditorium
    • Session 2B – Thompson Auditorium

12:10 p.m.

  • Lunch
  • Location: The Perch – Student Center

1:10 p.m.

  • Keynote Address by Dr. Strine and Dr. Fries
  • Location: Student Center Ballroom

2:15 p.m.

  • Closing Remarks

This annual event is free to attend and is open to the public. For more information, including the 2023 program and to register, please visit the conference website or contact Dr. Wendy Wilson at wendy.l.wilson@dickinsonstate.edu.