Eastern Illinois University's first Showcase of the Exploration and Inquiry of Undergraduates will demonstrate EIU students' research, service, scholarship and creative activity.
About 200 students and 100 faculty members have worked together on the projects and presentations that will be displayed 1-4 p.m. Friday, April 3, in EIU's Doudna Fine Arts Center. The public is invited.
Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the displays, attend oral presentation sessions (1:15, 2:15 and 3:15 p.m.) and engage student presenters in conversation about their work.
The purpose of the event is two-fold, said organizer Bonnie Irwin, dean of the EIU Honors College.
"First and foremost, I would like the students to learn from each other, to discover the great things that are going on in other departments," Irwin said. "Secondly, I would like the EIU community to share in what I already know about our students -- that they are talented, civically engaged and prepared to be active citizens and professionals.
"I am continually impressed by the quality and variety of our students' work, which is clear evidence that EIU gives students opportunities to thrive in various areas of endeavor."
The presentations will be set up in various locations in the Doudna Fine Arts Center, including classrooms, the concourse and the art wing. Programs will be available at the building entrances.
The Doudna is located one block west of Ninth Street at Garfield Avenue on the EIU campus. Free parking is available in any of the university lots at the corner of Ninth and Garfield and immediately south of the center.
For more information on Showcase EIU, contact Irwin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-581-2017.