Academic Creativity and Excellence Day or ACE Day, a student research colloquium, is a Northwest Christian University tradition that marks the end of each academic semester when seniors and juniors present their final capstone or end-of-term projects. This semester’s ACE Day was May 3rd.
Student presenters provided a short overview of their project or research and then invited attendees to ask questions. A panel of judges comprised from the NCU faculty and staff reviewed each research project presented in a variety of formats, that included: lectures, posters, panel discussions, research talks, musical performances, debates, and a short film festival. Honors students reported on their honors contracts, and students returning from study abroad experiences narrated their travels
ACE Day Winners for Spring 2018 were:
3rd place, Kayla Miller, senior, interdisciplinary studies, and Courtney Robertson, junior, teacher education major, “Changing The World One Project At A Time.”
2nd place, Tie-
Mackenzie Galick, senior, business administrtion,“Listening Styles and Receiver Apprehension.”
Britnee Joaquin, senior, teacher education, & Bri Jury, senior, teacher education, “The Impact of Positive Teacher-Student Relationships.”
1st place, with a perfect score from each of the judges, Gianna Rains, junior, communications, “Give Extra, Get Extra: A Narrative Criticism of Wrigley’s Extra Gum Commercial ‘The Story of Sarah & Juan.’”
ACE Day was founded on the NCU campus by Dr. Tim Bergquist, emeritus professor of quantitative business models and has continued to be led by Dr. Doyle Srader, professor of speech and communication.
Abstracts of each ACE Day presentation can be found online.