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Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

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FGCU Invites Community to Research Day, Celebration of Excellence Awards April 23

FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University invites the public to attend the Third Annual Research Day 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, April 23 in the Student Union to draw attention to the array of research-sponsored activities taking place within FGCU. The Seventh Annual Celebration of Excellence Awards immediately follows the event.

"Research Day celebrates the dedication and hard work of the students and faculty while showcasing their progress," assistant vice president for Research Tom Roberts said.

"The first two years of this tradition at FGCU were resounding successes with excellent participation, extensive positive press coverage, and opportunities for everybody to highlight and celebrate the efforts of many dedicated people and programs at FGCU."

"The event is part of a daylong celebration culminating with the annual FGCU Celebration of Excellence."

The day helps educate the general public to the primary difference between comprehensive universities and other educational organizations that do not engage in research activity, such as colleges, community colleges and technical schools, Roberts said.

Following Research Day, FGCU hosts the Seventh Annual Celebration of Excellence Awards at 5 p.m. in the Student Union ballroom to present a myriad of honors to faculty, staff and students.

FGCU will bestow Faculty Scholarship, Service and Teaching Excellence Awards and internal grant awards.

Cash awards include a $1,000 prize for the overall winner of the Research Day poster competition, a $500 award for faculty and staff poster winners in each academic area, and a $200 award for student poster winners in each academic area.

Judges for the poster competition included a member of the FGCU Senate Grants and Research Team, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs Brad Bartel, and external judges from the local community.

FGCU encouraged participation in the poster competition from any faculty, staff or student to showcase overall scholarly activities at FGCU.

For more information, contact Roberts at (239) 590-7020 or visit the Research and Sponsored Programs Web site at .

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