Festival of Student Achievement

The annual Festival of Student Achievement (FOSA) recognizes and celebrates students, staff, and faculty who exemplify academic excellence and leadership. During FOSA, we showcase the significant achievements of students who have created, written, or performed a work recognized by instructors or an extra-campus organization for excellence. We also seek to recognize students who have exemplified excellent leadership in various ways over the past academic year through student organizations, service, community outreach and a commitment to the Rockhurst mission.

Leadership awards nominations are now closed.

  • Living the Mission Emerging Student Leader Award (2 Awards Presented)The Living the Mission Emerging Student Leader Award is presented to two students who are either a freshman or sophomore who have shown an excellent amount of leadership throughout the past year through academics, involvement with student organizations, service, and a commitment to the Rockhurst mission. 
  • Living the Mission Advanced Leadership Award (2 Awards Presented) The Living the Mission Advanced Student Leader Award is given to two upper class students  who  have shown an excellent amount of leadership throughout their time at Rockhurst through academics, involvement with student organizations, service, and a commitment to the Rockhurst mission. 
  • Outstanding Student Leader (The Outstanding Student Leader Award annually recognizes students who have gone above and beyond in their service to organizations on campus during their time here. 
  • Outstanding Student Organization The Outstanding Student Organization Award is presented to a student group that has shown exemplary leadership in the areas of student programming, service, community outreach, the improvement of the quality of life on campus, and a commitment to the Rockhurst Mission.
  • Outstanding Support for Diversity The Outstanding Support for Diversity award is given to one student or student group who has shown continued commitment to diversity programming, promotion, and education. 
  • Outstanding Community Service The Outstanding Community Service Award is presented to one student or student organization who has shown continued commitment to the campus or the surrounding community. 
  • Striving for Excellence The Striving for Excellence award is presented to one student or organization that has shown above and beyond improvements, and has transformed and impacted the Rockhurst community in a positive manner.
  • Hawk of the Year, Faculty of the Year and Staff of the Year are elected by a student body vote.

Creative work that has been noticed - DISPLAY IT!

Poster presentation recognized or displayed at a conference - SHOW IT!

Poetry reading, singing, summary of your research, reading of a dramatic scene or critical essay - PERFORM LIVE!

Scheduled Events

Monday, April 14, 2014

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Set-up posters (if presenting) - St. Ignatius Science Center Street

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Massman Hall Fishbowl

  2:30-3:00 3:00 – 3:30 3:30 - 4:00
Fishbowl

Music

Opening Ceremony

Guest Speaker:

Chris Trani, ‘03

Academic and Leadership Awards Ceremony

4:00 pm - 6:15 pm

St. Ignatius Science Center

 

4:00 – 4:30 4:30 - 5:15 5:30 - 6:15 6:15-6:45

Science Hall of Fame (outside SC 115)

Celebration Reception

 

Celebration Reception

315

 

Rockhurst Outstanding Research Seminar

(RORS) talks

   

205

Oral presentations

Oral presentations

206

STOA – Interactive Demonstrations

Outside 206

Aluni Giant sculpture construction

 

SC Street

Poster Presentations
Session 1

Poster Presentations
Session 2

First floor hall

Art Exhibition

6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Mabee Theater

 

6:45 – 7:15 7:15 – 7:30 7:30 – 10:00

Sedgwick Hall

1st Floor

Celebration Reception

FOSA Closing Ceremony

Performance of Rent