The public is invited to help West Virginia University celebrate the Universitys finest faculty, staff, students and alumni during annual Weekend of Honors activities April 11-13.


Throughout the weekend, a variety of WVU colleges and schools will stage ceremonies, open houses and receptions, and exceptional students will give speeches and presentations, receive awards and be inducted into academic honoraries.


“At WVU , we have a rich legacy of academic success,”said President David C. Hardesty Jr.,”and we believe it is important to recognize and reward the excellence of our students, faculty, staff and alumni.”


Two special ceremonies will highlight Fridays numerous open houses, receptions and award ceremonies. An Honorary Recognition Ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the Mountainlair Gold and Blue ballrooms to acknowledge the induction of new student initiates into campus-wide honoraries, including Helvetia, Chimes and Mortar Board.


The Weekend of Honors Convocation Ceremony will be held in the Mountainlair ballrooms at 7 p.m. Friday. Outstanding achievements of students, faculty, staff and alumni will be recognized, and Hardesty will preside. No reservations are needed to attend, and a reception will follow the program.


Awards being presented include Outstanding Seniors, Outstanding Teachers, Benedum Scholars, the Social Justice Award and others.


The Creative Arts Center Falbo Theatre is the venue for two performances of”Opera Scenes.”Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, and 3:15 p.m. Saturday, April 12. Call 304-293-SHOW for tickets.


In association with the Weekend of Honors activities, Bernadette Melnyk, an expert in pediatric and adolescent health, will be the featured speaker as the West Virginia School of Nursing hosts”A Celebration of Scholarship”at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at the Health Sciences Auditorium.


Her speech,”Blazing New Paths in Nursing and Scholarship and Practice,”is the schools annual Jenab Lecture, named for former dean Lorita D. Jenab.


Melnyk, a WVU nursing graduate, is associate dean for research and director of the Center for Research and Evidence-Based Practice and the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Rochester. She is principal investigator for a study of low birth weight babies, funded by the National Institute of Nursing, and is founder and chair of a national mental health promotion campaign for children and teens.


“A Celebration of Scholarship”will also include the induction of new members into the Alpha Rho Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, an International Honor Society of Nursing, as well as the presentation of scholarships and awards to outstanding graduate and undergraduate students.


Academic activities continue at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, when the College of Business and Economics holds its annual Honors and Awards ceremony in the Mountainlair ballrooms.


On Friday, April 11, the School of Pharmacy will hold its annual Bowl of Hygeia Ceremony during which all third-year pharmacy students receive a Bowl of Hygeia pin symbolizing their transition into the clinical experiential portion of their training. For more information, call Clarke Ridgway at 304-293-7806.


The community can learn more about the history of coal mining when the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources holds an Open House in its COMERMuseum in the atrium of the MineralResourcesBuilding from 1-3 p.m. Friday, April 11. For more information, call Royce Watts, 293-5695.


Three home baseball games against Connecticut also occur during the weekend. The first match-up is at 7:05 p.m. Friday, April 11, followed by the second game Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m., and the final meeting at 1 p.m. Sunday. All games are at Hawley Field.


Festivities continue Saturday, April 13, with more open houses, banquets, receptions, the baseball game and performance of”Opera Scenes.”


On Sunday, April 13, there will be a 1 p.m. Ring Day Ceremony at Durrett Hall in Erickson Alumni Center. WVU students who have purchased the official class ring and their families are invited to attend the ceremony, during which President Hardesty will present the class rings. Hardesty and his wife, Susan, will host a reception afterwards.


At 1:30 p.m. Sunday, the College of Creative Arts Community Musical Honors Recital takes place. Admission is free. For more information, call the Community Music Office at 304-293-4841, ext. 3168.


The weekend concludes with a College of Creative Arts Symphony Orchestra performance in Eiesland Hall Theatre at 3:15 p.m. Sunday. Call 302-293-SHOW for tickets.


For more information on the weekends events, call Eloise Tomei at 304-293-8021.

* SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wednesday, April 9


*College of Business and Economics Honors and Awards Ceremony


7:30 p.m., Mountainlair/Blue and Gold Ballrooms


At this annual event the College of Business and Economics will recognize students with outstanding academic performance. The ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be preceded by the Beta Gamma Sigma Initiation at 6:30 p.m. in the Rhododendron Room. For more information, contact Cindy Perkins at (304) 293-4959 or Cynthia.Perkins@mail.wvu.edu .


Friday, April 11


School of Pharmacy Bowl of Hygeia Ceremony


10 a.m.-1 p.m., Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center/Auditorium


The School of Pharmacy will hold its annual Bowl of Hygeia Ceremony during which all third-year pharmacy students will receive a Bowl of Hygeia pin symbolizing their transition into the clinical experiential training portion in the fourth year of their Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum. The ceremony will be followed by a luncheon in the Health Sciences Center Cafeteria. For more information, contact Clarke Ridgway at (304) 293-7806.


Collegeof Engineering and MineralResourcesCOMERMuseum Open House


1-3 p.m., Mineral Resources Building/Atrium


The COMERMuseum will be open, and visitors are invited to tour a coal mining exhibit. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about old vs. modern mining equipment and techniques, and view photographs of old and new mining operations. For more information, contact Royce J. Watts at (304) 293-5695.


PerleyIsaacReedSchool of Journalism Open House/Tours


1-3 p.m., Martin Hall/Room 101


The Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism will open its doors to visitors and potential recruits, offering tours of the school, information about courses, and program requirements. Refreshments will be served.


College of Human Resourcesand Education Reception and Recognition Programs


Percival/Allen Hall


1-2 p.m. Reception/ Third Floor Lobby


2-3 p.m. Recognition Programs


Undergraduate Speech Pathology and Audiology Students/ Room 334


Five-Year Teacher Education Program Students/ Rooms 315-316


Families of students and friends of the College of Human Resources and Education are invited to honor HR&E students by attending these events, which are co-sponsored by the HR&E Alumni Association. For more information, call the deans office at (304) 293-5703.


College of Business and Economics Open House


1-3:30 p.m., Business and EconomicsBuilding


Students, parents, and guests are invited to the College of Business and Economics for an open house and tour of the facility. Tours will begin in the Edna and R. Emmett Lynch Undergraduate Advising Center, located in Room 358 of the Business and EconomicsBuilding. For more information, please contact Cindy Perkins at (304) 293-4959 or Cynthia.Perkins@mail.wvu.edu .


College of Engineering and Mineral Resources Undergraduate Research Day


1-4 p.m., Mineral Resources Building/Atrium


Undergraduate engineering NASA scholars and honors students will showcase their research. For more information, contact Majid Jaraiedi at (304) 293-4607, ext. 3708.


DavisCollege of Agriculture, Forestry,&Consumer Sciences Honors Convocation&Recognition Ceremony


1:30 p.m., Mountainlair/Gluck Theatre


Students being honored are those who were placed on the Presidents and/or Deans Lists for the 2002 Spring and/or Fall semesters for earning a 3.5 to 4.0 grade point average on twelve or more credit hours. Outstanding Seniors and Faculty Teaching, Advising, Research, and Service Awards will be presented. The public is invited to attend. Reservations are not required. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony. For more information, contact Denny Smith at (304) 293-2691.


College of Engineering and Mineral Resources Outstanding Academic Achievement Recognition Program


MineralResourcesBuilding


2-3 p.m. Recognition Program/Room 113


3-4 p.m. Reception/Atrium


Families of students are invited to join us in honoring our 2002 Presidents List and/or Deans List students, those who earned a 3.5 to 4.0 grade point average on twelve or more credit hours. A reception will follow the ceremony. For more information, contact Audra Wandell at (304) 293-4821, ext. 2210.


School of Physical Education Fall2002 Deans List Reception


2-3:30 p.m., Coliseum/Room 251


Students and parents are invited to attend. For more information, contact Carol Straight at (304) 293-3295, ext. 5265


Honorary Recognition Ceremony


Woodburn Circle (inclement weather location �€Mountainlair/Blue&Gold Ballrooms)


3:30 p.m.�€4:30 p.m.


This ceremony will recognize the induction of new initiates into campus-wide honoraries, including Helvetia, Chimes, and Mortar Board. The public is invited to attend. No reservations are required. A reception will follow the ceremony. For more information, contact Kim Stafford at (304) 293-8029 or Kim.Stafford@mail.wvu.edu .


College of Law Celebration of Honors and Achievements


3:30-5 p.m., College of Law /Atrium


The College of Law will hold a reception to honor the student members of the Law Review, Moot Court Board, the Lugar Trial Association, the Student Bar Association, and Leaders of Student Organizations. First-, second-, and third-year students will receive Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) Excellence for the Future Awards for the highest grade in law school classes. The college also will recognize the recipients of the faculty award for Most Significant Scholarship, and the College of Law Staff Member of the Year Award, as well as those whom the students have selected as outstanding faculty members. Faculty, staff, students, and family members are welcome. Refreshments will be served in the atrium. For more information, contact Janet Armistead at (304) 293-7320.


School of PharmacyStudent Awards Convocation Ceremony


4-6 p.m., Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center/Auditorium


The School of Pharmacy will hold its annual Student Awards Convocation for student scholarship and award recipients and their families. A reception in the Health Sciences Center Pylons Lobby will follow the ceremony. For more information, contact Mary Stamatakis at (304) 293-1466


School of DentistryStudent Awards Ceremony and Banquet


6:30-9:30 p.m., The Historic ClarionHotelMorgan /Ballroom


The school of Dentistry will hold its annual Senior Students Awards Ceremony for award recipients and their families. The awards include those from the AmericanCollege of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, and others from numerous professional organizations in the United States. A banquet for the honored guests and their families will precede the awards ceremony. For more information, contact Dr. Robert Wanker at (304) 293-5642.


Weekend of Honors Convocation


7 p.m., Mountainlair/Blue&Gold Ballrooms


Outstanding achievements of students, faculty, staff, and alumni will be recognized. David C. Hardesty Jr., President, West VirginiaUniversity, will preside. The public is invited to attend. No reservations are required. A reception will follow the ceremony. For more information, contact Eloise M. Tomei at (304) 293-8021 or Eloise.Tomei@mail.wvu.edu .


Intercollegiate Athletics


7:05 p.m., Hawley Field �€The Mountaineer baseball team hosts BIG EAST rival Connecticut.


College of Creative Arts”Opera Scenes”


7:30 p.m., CreativeArtsCenter/ Falbo Theatre


Call (304) 293-SHOW (7469) for tickets.


Saturday, April 12


DavisCollege of Agriculture, Forestry, and Consumer Sciences Open House and Tour _

  • 9-11 a.m., Agricultural Sciences Building/Lobby


Students and their parents will have the opportunity to visit with faculty and students from the college and tour laboratories and classrooms. The public is invited to attend. Reservations are not required. For more information, please contact Denny Smith at (304) 293-2691.


College of Human Resourcesand Education Class of 2004 Teacher Education Honor Brunch


10 a.m.-noon, Percival Hall/Third Floor Lobby


Students who are completing the fourth year of the five-year Teacher Education Program and their families will be honored by the College of Human Resources and Education with a brunch and recognition ceremony. For more information, contact the deans office at (304) 293-5703.


EberlyCollege of Arts and Sciences Awards and Honors Recognition Ceremony and Mountaineer Brunch


10:30 a.m.�€12:30 p.m., Mountainlair/Blue and Gold Ballrooms


The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences annually recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of alumni, students, faculty, and staff at this very special ceremony. Following the program, all in attendance are invited to join Eberly College Dean M. Duane Nellis for the annual Mountaineer Brunch. Attendance is by invitation only, due to space limitations. For more information, please contact Mark Dalessandro at (304) 293-4611.


Collegeof Engineering and Mineral Resources Visitation Day Tours


1:15 p.m. and 2 p.m. , Engineering Sciences Complex


The College of Engineering and Mineral Resources will host an open house geared toward prospective students. Families of current students are also welcome to join the tours with their sons or daughters department. Please call Sally See at (304) 293-4821, ext. 2228, to make reservations with tour guides.


Center for Womens Studies Honors and Awards Ceremony


2:30 p.m.�€5 p.m., Mountainlair/Rhododendron Room


The Center for Womens Studies of the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences invites students, parents, and friends to this ceremony where students will be honored with presentations of certificates, scholarships, and awards. A reception will follow the ceremony. For more information, please contact Marlene Robinson at (304) 293-2339.


Intercollegiate Athletics


3 p.m., Hawley Field �€The Mountaineer baseball team hosts BIG EAST rival Connecticut.


College of Creative Arts”Opera Scenes”


3:15 p.m., CreativeArtsCenter/ Falbo Theatre


Call (304) 293-SHOW (7469) for tickets.


Sunday, April 13


Ring Day Ceremony


1 p.m., Durrett Hall/Erickson Alumni Center


WVU students who have purchased the Official Class Ring will be invited to attend this ceremony, during which President Hardesty will present them with their rings. Following the ceremony, President and Mrs. Hardesty will host a reception for students and their families. For more information, contact Kim Stafford at (304) 293-8029 or Kim.Stafford@mail.wvu.edu .


Intercollegiate Athletics


1 p.m., Hawley Field �€The Mountaineer baseball team hosts BIG EAST rival Connecticut.


College of Creative Arts Community Music Honors Recital


1:30 p.m., Creative Arts Center/Choral Recital Hall


Admission is free. For more information, contact the Community Music Office at (304) 293-4841, ext. 3168.College of Creative Arts Symphony Orchestra Eisland Hall Theatre 3:15 p.m. Call (304) 293-SHOW (7469) for tickets.