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Phi Kappa Phi (the honor society) and the Program for Undergraduate Research Experiences (PURE) are partnering in 2014 in order to offer the Academic Excellence Showcase.


On May 28th, 2015, Western Oregon University will celebrate student academic excellence. The entire day will be dedicated to the presentation of student scholarly activities, including original research papers, projects, artwork, performances, and upper-division course projects, presentations, and papers. The showcase will again be organized by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and the Program for Undergraduate Research Experiences (PURE). To demonstrate the importance of student scholarly pursuits at Western, the Faculty Senate is encouraging the faculty to cancel their classes, while at the same time requiring students to attend their peers' presentations. The primary objectives of the Showcase are to provide an opportunity for presenters, giving them experience that will be useful in furthering their education and careers, and to expose the entire student body to the breadth and importance of the scholarship that is being conducted across campus.



We are hopeful that you will encourage your students to participate in this event.

Please contact the appropriate discipline-specific session chair below.

Discipline/Department/Office Session Chair Phone Email Division
Health, PE, Exercise Science Daryl Thomas 88915 Health/Exercise Science
Janet Roberts 88446 Health/Exercise Science
Biology Ava Howard 88702 Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Jeff Snyder                                                  88224 Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Graduate School Amber Deets                                        88492 Graduate Programs
Bill Hamlin 88704 Graduate Programs
English (Linguistics/Literature/Writing) Tom Rand 88258 Humanities
Psychology / Gerontology David Foster 88805 Behavioral Sciences
Jaime Cloud 89211 Behavioral Sciences
Music Concert Ike Nail 88341 Creative Arts
Music / Research, History, Ethnomusicology Diane R. Baxter 88542 Creative Arts
Philosophy Mark Perlman 88969 Humanities
Sociology Dean Braa 88270 Social Sciences
Communication Studies Emily Plec 88819 Humanities
Paula Baldwin 88065 Humanities
Politics, Policy & Administration Mary Pettenger 88301 Social Sciences
Maurice Prize Breeann Flesch 89489 Provost/NSM
Dance Amy McDonnell 88827 Creative Arts
Criminal Justice / Forensic Anthropology Misty Weitzel 88520 Social Science
Mathematics Cheryl Beaver 88404 Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Michael Ward 88443 Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Matthew Nabity 88916 Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Honors General Science Philip Wade 88225 Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Arlene Courtney 88207 Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Chemistry Arlene Courtney 88207 Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Patricia Flatt 88644 Natural Sciences & Mathematics
History John Rector 88294 Social Sciences
Art Jen Bracy 88534 Creative Arts
Jodie Garrison 88027 Creative Arts
Earth and Physical Science Steve Taylor 88398 Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Melinda Shimizu 89320 Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Anthropology Robin Smith 88357 Social Sciences
Teacher Education Alicia Wenzel 88668 Teacher Education
Carmen Caceda 88409 Teacher Education
Holly Eckles 88824 Teacher Education
Deaf Studies & Professional Studies Michael Olivier 88324 College of Education
Abby's House Andrea Hugmeyer 89657 Student Affairs (TRI)
Business and Economics Jennifer Yang 88799 Business and Economics
Theatre Michael Phillips 88433 Creative Arts
Computer Science/Information Systems Mitchel Fry 88339 Computer Science / Information Systems
Modern Languages (Spanish) Elizabeth Braun 88523 braune@wou edu Humanities
Kathleen Connolly 89495 Humanities



Contact: Ethan McMahan

for additional information about this event.


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