Academic Forum

The Chowan Academic Forum is a week-long celebration of the intellectual and artistic life of the university. Held each April, events include the Senior Art Exhibit, drama production, music concert, Interdisciplinary Faculty Symposium, Chowan University Student Research Conference, the publication of The Brown Lady, and Awards Day Convocation.

2018 Chowan Academic Forum

The symposium was developed by the Department of History and the Office of the Provost in response to a call for greater interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration among Chowan University faculty and the need to demonstrate to Chowan Students the connections among various disciplines in their education curriculum. Past symposiums have focused on The World of Mark Twain, War and Society, The American South, Exploring the Environment, Leisure and Play in Society, A Sense of Place, Talking about A Revolution, A Pop Culture Society, From Field to Table: A Foodways Journey, Thinking Gender, Futures: Past and Present, and Monsters and the Monstrous.

The Chowan University Student Research Conference (CUSRC), which is part of the forum, provides a venue for students to present the results of original research in an appropriate professional setting. The CUSRC aims to provide students with valuable experience, to encourage interdisciplinary discourse, and to expose the university and the surrounding communities to the undergraduate research being conducted at Chowan University. The CUSRC is open to students from all disciplines.

The 2017 Academic Forum included lectures on topics ranging from current events to classic literature, choral and orchestral concerts, theatre productions, art gallery exhibitions, and student research presentations.

The 24th Annual Chowan Academic Forum: The Intellectual and Artistic Life of the University

Thursday, April 12 - 7:00 p.m. - Readings from The Brown Lady: Volume 6 - Vaughan Auditorium
Friday, April 13 - 11:00 a.m. - The Honors College Student Association Brown Lady Academic Bowl All-Star Game - Vaughan Auditorium
Friday, April 13 - 5:00-7:00 p.m. - Senior Art Exhibition - Green Hall
Friday, April 13 - 7:00 p.m. - Theatre@Chowan Production - Turner Auditorium
Saturday, April 14 - 7:00 p.m. - Theatre@Chowan Production - Turner Auditorium
Sunday, April 15 - 2:30 p.m. - Theatre@Chowan Production - Turner Auditorium
Monday, April 16 - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Seeing Color: The 14th Annual Faculty Interdisciplinary Symposium - Marks Hall
Monday, April 16 - 6:00-8:30 p.m. - The 20th Chowan University Student Research Conference, Graduate Division - Vaughan Auditorium
Tuesday, April 17 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - The 20th Chowan University Student Research Conference, Undergraduate Division - Marks Hall and Briley Recital Hall
Tuesday, April 17 - Evening - End-of-Year Picnics: An Academic Event - Various Locations
Wednesday, April 18 - 11:00 a.m. - Awards Day Convocation - Turner Auditorium
Saturday, April 21 - 7:30 p.m. - Spring Choir Concert - Turner Auditorium