Research & Scholarly Activities

The 13th Annual John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activities Day (SACAD) will be held April 25, 2018


The John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activities Day (SACAD) is the annual celebration of research, scholarly and creative activity at FHSU.  The highlight of SACAD is the poster exhibit in the Memorial Union Ballroom and the creative works exhibit in the Black and Gold Ballroom. The posters and creative works will be on display from 8:00am-3:00pm.  Presenters will be available between 1:00 - 3:00pm.   Drawings for door prizes and other special events will also take place during this time.  The award ceremony and drawings for Door Prizes will begin at 3:00pm. 

 Doors open at 8:00am on Wednesday, April 25, 2018!  Bring your Tiger Card to swipe in!  Winning posters from previous years are available in the FHSU Scholars Repository. Check back in 2018 to enter your poster!

The University community is invited to participate in SACAD Activities.  Undergraduate, Graduate, and KAMS students, and all University Faculty and Staff are encouraged to submit posters, make presentations, exhibit creative works, and learn about FHSU research, scholarly and creative activities. Become inspired - become involved!

To see the 2017 program, click here.  To watch a slideshow of the 2017 poster submissions, click here.  To read the Press Release and see the winners, click here.

All posters will be designated as either Empirical or Non Empirical.  Awards will be given for the best posters in each category.  Undergraduate, Graduate, and Faculty posters will be judged separately.  Scores will be based on the judge's criteria.
First Place:  $150
Second Place:  $100
Third Place:  $50

Contact Leslie Paige or Linda Ganstrom for information about participating in the creative works exhibit. 

The awards are made possible thanks to a generous gift to the FHSU Foundation in memory of Dr. John Heinrichs, who worked tirelessly to expand research opportunities for FHSU students and faculty.  The John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activities Day is sponsored by the Scholarship Environment Committee, the offices of the provost and the deans, and the Office of Scholarship and Sponsored Projects.

 Some special events during SACAD week:

Check back in 2018 for special events.

Location Event

 Check our Facebook page for more events and up-to-date action!

 Faculty are encouraged to consider using SACAD to provide out-of-the-classroom opportunities to engage students. Here are a few ways to integrate SACAD into the classroom experience:

  1. Encourage students to present creative works in the form of projects, recitals, plays, performances, demonstrations, presentations, etc. for in-class credit.
  2. Provide extra credit or other incentives for attending relevant activities, writing articles for publication, creating web communications, or taking photos/film clips of SACAD events. 
  3. Allow students to write reactions to present in class, or hold a class discussion of ideas and inspirations.
  4. Require students to attend SACAD events in lieu of class time. 

The SACAD Committee welcomes suggestions for future activities.  Contact Leslie Paige with questions or suggestions.

Leslie Paige
Fort Hays State University
600 Park St.
Hays, KS 67601
Office: Picken Hall 306 D
Office Phone: 785-628-4349

 SACAD is sponsored by the Scholarship Environment Committee, the Office of the Provost and the Deans.

Check out these videos of previous SACADs!

2017 Undergraduates

2017 Graduate Students






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