Photo from Ovation 2018 of three men performing outside Boesel

A premier Ovation Festival event, Day of Excellence is one of 13 showcase programs that bring to life the richness of BW student success.

Ovation spotlights student success

April 30, 2018

What started 11 years ago as an innovative event uniting the campus community for academic and creative recognition and activities has morphed into a multi-day extravaganza showcasing the richness and diversity of student success.

This year's Ovation Festival is an 18-day, 13-event series vibrant with activity. The festival began April 12 with a release party for the 2018 edition of BW's annual literary and art journal, The Mill. Other Ovation programs include a student art exhibit, Conservatory of Music and theatre events, Summer Scholars presentations, Jacket Philanthropy Program awards ceremony and more.

On April 26, BW held its Day of Excellence, which included displays, live presentations and performances as well as a coffee house in Marting Lounge, food trucks and a soapbox at Lyceum Square. The culminating program was a campus-wide Honors Award Ceremony that recognized students with scholarships and awards.

  • Photo from Ovation 2018 of three men performing outside Boesel

    Perfect weather enhanced this year's Day of Excellence, which featured outdoor events like this musical trio.

  • Photo from Ovation 2018 of student at Soap Box

    Rousing speeches and insightful commentary were the highlights of the Ovation soapbox, one of several oral presentation activities held during the Day of Excellence.

  • Photo from Ovation 2018 of student at poster presentation

    A long-time tradition of Day of Excellence, poster presentations united the BW community in discussing and sharing research that spans all disciplines.

  • Photo from Ovation Festival 2018 showcasing the Bach Festival

    BW's renowned Bach Festival, held April 20-22, was one of 13 exciting and diverse programs that encompassed this year's 18-day Ovation Festival.

  • Ovation Festival photo showcasing A View From a Bridge theatre production

    An Ovation Festival showcase event, "A View From a Bridge" was a mid-April studio theatre production featuring the work of playwright Arthur Miller.