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John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activities Day winners announced
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HAYS – The 16th annual John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activities Day (SACAD) was hosted virtually by Fort Hays State University the week of April 12-16.

Among the winners was Madison Otter, a Great Bend senior majoring in graphic design who won first place in Undergraduate Photography.

SACAD celebrates the research, scholarly and creative work conducted by varied disciplines within the university. Special activities – including seminars, research presentations, and exhibits were provided. 

The main events included poster presentations and a creative works exhibition featuring student and faculty work from the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; the W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship; the College of Education; the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences; and the Peter Werth College of Science, Technology, and Mathematics. 

The public is invited to view the virtual event at More than 165 poster presentations, creative works, and a special oral presentation are featured.  

Leslie Paige, director of the Office of Scholarship and Sponsored Projects, said the day “not only showcases the significant work being conducted by faculty and staff, but it also exemplifies the opportunities that FHSU students have to conduct research, engage in scholarship opportunities, and present creative works with guidance from their faculty mentors.” 

Scholarly and creative activity encourages critical thinking, innovation, collaboration, and leadership, she said. 

“FHSU supports developing new areas of excellence in all disciplines as part of its mission to advance knowledge and further the economic growth of the state,” Paige said. “Participation provides the opportunity to clarify academic and professional goals while promoting advancement in a particular field of study.” 

Named after the late Dr. John Heinrichs, who championed research at FHSU, the Scholarly and Creative Activities Day is sponsored by the FHSU Scholarship Environment Committee with support from the Office of the Provost, FHSU deans, the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science, the Graduate School, and the Office of Scholarship and Sponsored Projects.