March 9, 2010
Elizabeth Blevins, Director, Office of Communications
Office: (740) 351-3810; FAX: (740) 351-3179; Cell: (740) 464-4854
940 Second Street – Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
Web site: www.shawnee.edu
Celebration of Scholarship honors student research at Shawnee State
The Celebration of Scholarship is one of the most important
academic events on the Shawnee State University campus, and
its purpose is to celebrate the achievements of its students
in both the arts and academics.
The event showcases student research and provides students
with the opportunity to present their work to both faculty
and student audiences. Students collaborate with faculty as
mentors as part of scholarship and course-based work.
The 2010 Celebration of Scholarship is showcasing a faculty
research project, “The Santa Project” by Mattie Burton,
Ph.D., and Mary Kate Dilt-Skaggs, MSN.
“This project is an evidence-based project designed around
the year-end holiday to teach levels of evidence to nurses
in a fun and collaborative way,” Burton said.
Two monetary awards will be given out for outstanding
research, the Deans’ Awards and the Clark Memorial Library
A $400 Excellence in Research award and a $100.00 award for
the runner-up is sponsored by Clark Memorial Library to
recognize excellence in research for a student paper
presented during the 2010 Celebration of Scholarship. The
library award recognizes excellence in an undergraduate
research project that demonstrates use of the university
library collections, information literacy and research
skills. All submissions must be e-mailed to Connie Stoner at
or delivered to Clark Memorial Library before Tuesday, March
The Deans’ Awards to undergraduate scholarship recognize ten
outstanding students’ creative efforts, scholarly activities
or public service activities. Each award is $100. All
submissions must be e-mailed or delivered to Pat Spradlin at
before Tuesday, March 16.
For more information on these awards, go to
A campus-wide cookout will close the Celebration of
Scholarship on Friday, April 9 at noon. Everyone in the
university community is invited to the cookout.
Ohio Writing Institute, a regional group sponsored by the
Ohio Board of Regents and comprised of twenty local high
school teachers will also participate in the Celebration of
Door prizes will be awarded at a drawing at the conclusion
of Drumm’s presentation on Friday afternoon. The top prize
will be an Amazon e-book reader. Other prizes include gift
cards and certificates for local merchants.
The student body, faculty and the public are invited to
these presentations and all of the student presentations.
The Celebration of Scholarship is sponsored by SSU’s
Development Foundation and the United States Enrichment