Scholars Showcase

Graceland’s annual celebration of emerging scholars

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Every April, Graceland University student scholars from a variety of academic disciplines are selected to present their work to an audience of fellow students, faculty and visitors on the Lamoni campus. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the University’s emerging scholars.

Graceland students will have a chance to see the results of their hard work as they listen to and interact with scholar presenters. Area high school students, members of National Honor Society and their counselors will be in attendance.

Graceland University Professor of Chemistry Dr. Dan Pratt, one of the original founders of this event, commented that the original intent “was to incorporate undergraduate research back into the curriculum. This led to the formation of our Scholars’ Showcase, which highlights our students’ creative, scholarly and artistic work. To me, the importance of Graceland University’s Scholars’ Showcase comes down to providing an opportunity to show off who we are academically.”

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2024 Schedule

Graceland University uses an app called “Sched” to manage the Scholars’ Showcase event. You have two options for accessing the schedule, download the app (instructions included in the link below) or access via a web browser.

Scholars’ Showcase Agenda

Time Event Location
9:30 a.m. Keynote Newcom Student Union, Main Room
10:30 a.m. Student Led Discussion Panel Newcom Student Union, Main Room
11 a.m Posters Morden Center
12 p.m. Lunch Break
12:30 p.m. Student Presentations (every half hour) Briggs Hall, Resch Science & Technology Hall, Shaw Center
3 p.m. Students turn in stamp cards for prize drawings Newcom Student Union, Main Room


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History of the Event

The project was started by Dan Pratt, Bill Norman, Sherri Kirkpatrick and Jeana Wilcox in 2009 and has been growing dramatically each year. The Scholars’ Showcase now includes over 100 scholarly works and is an all-day event. The goal is to develop a culture of high quality research, scholarship and creative activities. The showcase is an opportunity for students and professors to professionally demonstrate their scholarly works for the entire campus to see and enables all schools to see each other’s work in one place. Scholarly works are represented by posters, presentations, demonstrations, senior projects, art shows, musical instrument recitals and more.