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Join us in celebrating Wheaton scholarship and creativity!

For twenty-five years, Wheaton's annual Academic Festival has celebrated student scholarship and creativity. This year, we are thrilled to have the festival become a month long event, with a series of programs that will recognize the efforts of many Wheaton students.  The Academic Festival launches with our first annual Spring Gala for the opening of the main stage production. It will continue to feature an energizing and extraordinary exhibition of student work from across the academic disciplines in conjunction with Welcome to Wheaton Day.  In recognition of the silver anniversary, this celebration of scholarship and creative work will also include an Academic Festival Banquet (by invitation) for Academic Festival nominees and their sponsors as well.

Highlights below of the Academic Festival schedule for this year.

Click here for a Complete Schedule: Academic Festival - 2016

Click here for a Detailed Program: Academic Festival 2016

April 7 ~ The 2016 Spring Gala

Opening Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Academic Festival, hosted by the Wheaton College May Fellows.

5:30-8:00 pm, Haas Concourse & Lobby, Watson Fine Arts

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April 7-9 & April 14-16 ~ The Servant of Two Masters

Written by Carlo Goldoni, translated and adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher and Paolo Emilio Landi. Directed by David Fox and Chris Truini ‘16. This new version of the Goldoni comic classic has been hailed as “Nothing short of brilliant ... A circus of styles tumbling backwards, forwards, and sideways.”

8:00 pm, Weber Theatre, Watson Fine Arts

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April 15 ~ Academic Festival Poster Session

An Academic Festival tradition, with “Pop-up Lab” interactive presentations in the ICUC

10 am-Noon, Davis Spencer Cafe, Mars Center for Science & Technology 

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May 4 ~ Academic Festival Banquet

A dinner by invitation for student participants in the Academic Festival and their faculty sponsors. Featuring a keynote address from Professor of Biology John Kricher.

5:30 pm, Faculty Dining, Emerson

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May 5 ~ Wheaton Honors Convocation

Wheaton’s annual celebration of student excellence, at which college and departmental prizes are awarded.

5:00 pm, Cole Memorial Chapel

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