Ovation Festival 2017

Baldwin Wallace’s annual celebration of student achievement will be in person this year and feature over 100 student projects.

Ovation 2022 Day of Excellence

Ovation 2022 Day of Excellence logo

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Baldwin Wallace’s annual celebration of student achievement is back, in person, on north campus this year. More than 135 student projects will be presented as posters, videos and live presentations and performances.

Day of Excellence schedule

11:00 a.m.

Welcome Ceremony
Knowlton Center Front Patio

11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Student Project Presentations
Knowlton Center and Center for Innovation & Growth (CIG)
Project List
View student presentation posters > >

11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Demonstrations in the User Experience (UX), Robotics and Data Visualization Labs
Knowlton Center, Rooms 113, 125 and 241/242
An opportunity to see the Knowlton Center's state-of-the-art technology in action.

11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Student Art Show
Fawick Art Gallery, Kleist Center for Art & Drama
A juried show of student works.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Alumni Graduate Studies Panel
Center for Innovation & Growth (CIG), Rooms 105–106
Come hear from BW alumni who are currently pursuing graduate studies or have already completed a graduate program and how they leveraged their BW education.

Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Parking lot between the Center for Innovation & Growth (CIG) and Knowlton Center
Lunch tickets will be distributed electronically to all BW students, faculty and staff. Visitors can obtain tickets from the table in the Knowlton Center lobby.

Noon - 3:00 p.m.

Ovation Soapbox
Knowlton Center Lobby
BW students advocate for the issues they are most passionate about.

12:30 p.m.Jack SwansonFair Trade at Baldwin Wallace
12:45 p.m.Mike Ackerman: Jackets EngagedKool Kids Vote!
1:00 p.m.Sarah Billman: Active MindsThe College Mental Health Crisis
1:15 p.m.Manimone Sengvoravong: Swipe Out HungerDestigmatizing Need and Educating Our Community
1:30 p.m.Emily Hathcock: AlliesThe Dangers of 'Don't Say Gay'
1:45 p.m.Ash MasonFostering Leadership: A Student Guide

Noon - 3:00 p.m.

Coffee House
Center for Innovation & Growth (CIG) Lobby
Sponsored by the Center for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement
Enjoy a good cup of coffee while BW students present original readings and musical performances.

12:00-12:15 p.m. - Meagan Chandler, reading

12:20-12:35 p.m. - "String Quartet no. 2 in A minor, mvt. 1" by Anton Arensky
Performed by:
Renée Long ’25, violin
Julia Grady ’25, viola
Alex Palmer ’25, cello
Grace Smith ’24, cello

12:45-1:00 p.m. - Jack Etzler, reading

1:05-1:20 p.m. - Selections by Stephen Sondheim performed by junior music theatre majors

1:30-1:45 p.m. - Emma Crone, reading

1:50-2:05 p.m. - "Flute Quartet in D Major" by Mozart
Performed by:
Geneviève Cecile ’23, flute
Bonnie Vigil ’24, violin
Andy Jeoung ’25, viola
Arthur Ross ’25, cello

2:15-2:30 p.m. - Stevie Kontnier, reading

2:35-2:50 p.m. - Jazz standards performed by music theatre sophomores

1:30 p.m.

Dance: Resilience
Mainstage Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama
Senior dance students present original choreography inspired by the growth that comes from overcoming life's obstacles.

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

The Lauria STEM Research Competition
Telfer Hall, Room 330
Students will present their proposals in hopes of winning a $5,000 summer research fellowship, generously funded by Tony and Pat Lauria.

3:15 - 4:45 p.m.

"Maestra the Musical"
Mainstage Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama
Join us for the premiere performance of an original musical written, directed and performed by BW students. A talkback session with the creative team follows at 5 p.m.

7 p.m.

Student Composers Forum
Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building
The Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra will perform world premieres of works written by BW music composition majors, conducted by student apprentice conductors. Enjoy the performance in person or via live stream.