Spring will officially arrive on the campus of West Virginia University when 6th annual Weekend of Honors events take place April 4-8.

“At WVU , we consider it very important to recognize those people whose achievements contribute to our legacy of greatness,”said WVU President David C. Hardesty, Jr.”I hope the entire University and local communities, as well as friends and family, will join us for this weekend to recognize students, faculty, staff and alumni who have earned special honors this year.”

Events begin on Wednesday, April 4, with the College of Business and Economicsannual honors and awards ceremony at 7:30 p.m. in the Mountainlair ballrooms.

Throughout the next few days, most WVU colleges, schools and departments will host open houses, banquets, receptions and ceremonies.

One highlight of the weekend will be a 3:30-4:30 p.m. Honorary Recognition Ceremony on Friday, April 6, in Woodburn Circle. The ceremony recognizes new initiates into campus-wide honoraries, including Helvetica, Chimes and Mortar Board. A reception will follow the ceremony, which will be held in the Mountainlair ballrooms in case of inclement weather.

The weekends main activity �€the Weekend of Honors Convocation �€will take place Friday evening at 7 p.m. in the Mountainlair ballrooms.

Outstanding achievements of students, faculty, staff and alumni will be recognized at the ceremony, including this years Benedum professors, outstanding teachers, outstanding seniors, social justice honoree and Heebink service recipients, among others.

President Hardesty will preside. No reservations are required, and the public is invited to attend. For more information, contact Kathy Kerzak, 304-293-8024.

A World Music Concert also will take place Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the CreativeArtsCenters Concert Theatre. This concert tells the story of music and dance in the United States, beginning with the music of Native Americans. The progression continues with traditions introduced by European colonizers and Africans brought here as slaves.

Tickets are $10 for students, $12 for faculty and staff, $15 for the general public, $12 for senior citizens, and $8 for children ages eight and under. For tickets, call the CAC Box Office at 293-3020.

Several more awards ceremonies are scheduled for Saturday.

For more information on the weekend, call Kathy Kerzak, 304-293-8024.