Apr 02, 2024

FHSU open house hosts annual John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activity Days April 29-May 3

Posted Apr 02, 2024 9:15 AM

By FHSU University Communications

Fort Hays State University is hosting an open house on Wednesday, May 1. We invite you to walk around our campus and visit our buildings. As part of the Open House, you can also witness the annual John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activity Days (SACAD). The university is happy to invite community members to campus to view the various projects completed by our students, staff, and faculty.

Special activities include academic posters, art and creative works, meet the authors (book exhibition), musical performances, and applied industrial technology projects. Showcased creations feature work from the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, the W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship, the College of Education, the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, and the Peter Werth College of Science, Technology, and Mathematics.

SACAD 2024 will take place in hybrid format by featuring both online and in-person showcases. Online academic posters will be available from April 29 – May 3. 

In addition to our open house on May 1, all academic posters can be viewed from April 29 – May 3 through the FHSU Scholar’s Repository (https://scholars.fhsu.edu/sacad/).

In-person works will take place on campus on May 1.

• 8:00-3:30 p.m. - Academic posters will be on display in the Memorial Union Ballroom and Black and Gold Room (with presenters available from 1:00-3:00 p.m.)

• 10:00-3:00 p.m. - Art and creative works can be viewed in the Schmidt Foundation Center for Art and Design (with artists available from 1:00-3:00 p.m.)

• 2:00-3:00 p.m. - Meet the authors (book exhibition) will be located in the Memorial Union, Stouffer Lounge

• 8:00-3:30 p.m. - Applied industrial technology projects can be observed in the Center for Applied Technology (with creators available from 9:00-12:00 p.m.)

• 8:00-12:00 p.m. - Musical performances will be conducted in the Memorial Union, Sunset Atrium.

• 1:00-3:00 p.m. - Musical performances will be conducted in the Schmidt Foundation Center for Art and Design.

The Fort Hays State University Foundation and Alumni Office will provide transportation across campus, and parking is free. Light refreshments will be available at each building listed above, with additional food and drink options available for purchase from the Union Catering Company within the Memorial Union. Additionally, sno-cones, cotton candy, and popcorn will be served in the quad (limited to the first 200 attendees).

SACAD is named in honor of the late Dr. John F. Heinrichs (1957-2014). A popular Geosciences professor, an internationally renowned Arctic researcher, and esteemed colleague, Dr. Heinrichs had a tremendous impact on Fort Hays State University. He was a key supporter of faculty and student research, and his efforts were largely responsible for launching Research and Creative Activities Week, now known as John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activity Days, in his honor.

For more information on the 19th annual SACAD, please contact Dr. April Terry ([email protected] or 785-628-4468 or visit the following page: https://www.fhsu.edu/research/events-and-opportunities/sacad/