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Florida Gulf Coast University
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Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Phone: (239) 590-1006
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FGCU Invites Community to Research Day, Celebration of Excellence Awards April 20

FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University invites the public to attend the Sixth Annual Research Day 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday, April 20 in Alico Arena to draw attention to the array of research and sponsored activities taking place within FGCU. For the third year in a row, various service learning projects will also be on display. FGCU's Tenth Annual Celebration of Excellence awards immediately follow the poster viewing at 3:30 p.m.

"Research Day celebrates the dedication and hard work of the students and faculty while showcasing their current scholarly activity," associate vice president for Research Tom Roberts said.

"The free event helps educate the public to the primary difference between comprehensive universities, like FGCU, and other educational organizations that do not engage in research activity such as community colleges, vocational schools and technical schools."

Following Research Day, FGCU hosts the Tenth Annual Celebration of Excellence awards, 3:30 p.m. in Alico Arena to present a myriad of honors to faculty, staff and students.

FGCU bestows Faculty Scholarship, Service and Teaching Excellence awards and internal grant awards to name a few.

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 faculty poster competition include a member of the FGCU Senate Grants and Research Team, the Faculty Senate President, and external judges from across the country and local community.

For more information, media representatives should contact Roberts at (239) 590-7020 or visit the Research Day Web site at

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