West Virginia University students and faculty will be recognized for their outstanding achievements during annual Weekend of Honors activities April 3-5.

Events include individual award ceremonies and celebrations by many of the Universitys schools and colleges, open houses, a Ring Day ceremony and a University Choir concert at the WVU Creative Arts Center .

About 115 students will be inducted into WVU honoraries during a special event at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 3, at Touchdown Terrace in Milan Puskar Stadium. The event is for inductees only.

Of those being welcomed into the honoraries, 35 are joining Helvetia (sophomores); 45, Chimes (juniors); and 34, Mortar Board (seniors).

The Weekend of Honors is a special time in the life of the University because it brings the WVU community together to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of our students and faculty,said Stephanie Ballard Conrad, interim director of University Events.WVU has a rich tradition of academic excellence, and its important to recognize individuals for their achievements.

Inductees will enjoy hearing from WVU speakers on the core values of honoraries, she added. Diana Martinelli, a professor in the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism, will discuss academics, while Carolyn Atkins, a speech pathology and audiology professor, will talk about leadership and Matt Delligatti, a law student and Fairmont mayor, will focus on service.

Other Weekend of Honors activities:

Friday, April 3

  • Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism senior awards banquet and Kappa Tau Alpha induction11 a.m., Clarion Hotel Morgan, 127 High St., Morgantown

  • College of Engineering and Mineral Resources honors ceremony and reception1 p.m., Erickson Alumni Center

  • Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences honors convocation2:30 p.m., 1021 South Agricultural Sciences, Evansdale Campus

  • PNC Academic Excellence Scholars event4-6 p.m., Erickson Alumni Center

  • Helvetia, Chimes and Mortar Board reception5:30 p.m., Touchdown Terrace at Milan Puskar Stadium (This event is by invitation only)

Saturday, April 4

  • College of Business and Economics Beta Gamma Sigma induction ceremony2 p.m., Room 458, Business and Economics Building

  • Faculty recital: George Willis5 p.m., Antoinette Falbo Theatre, Creative Arts Center

  • Center for Womens Studies honors reception7 p.m., Blue Ballroom, Mountainlair

Sunday, April 5

  • Ring Day ceremony1 p.m., Ruby Grand Hall, Erickson Alumni Center

  • University Choir concert3:15 p.m., Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre, Creative Arts Center. Ticket information: 304-293-SHOW

Families may ride WVU s Personal Rapid Transit for free throughout the Weekend of Honors. Hours of operation: Friday6:30 a.m.-10:15 p.m., Saturday9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Guests with special needs are invited to contact the WVU Office of Disability Services at 304-293-5496.

Other honors events, including the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences recognition ceremony and School of Dentistry awards banquet, will be held later in April. For a complete schedule of events, visit http://weekendofhonors.wvu.edu .