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Recognizing Academic Exploration & Our Community of Learners

The James W. Lemke Celebration of Academics is an annual, campus-wide tradition recognizing Coker's unique academic environment.

The three-day event celebrates the myriad forms of academic exploration, both inside and outside of the classroom, that define a Coker education. In 2014, the Celebration was named in memory of James W. Lemke, former professor of political science and philosophy and a member of Coker's faculty for nearly 40 years. Lemke was instrumental in the planning and success of the first-ever Celebration of Academics in 2010—and a strong supporter of the belief that at Coker, learning happens everywhere.

2017  |  Schedule of Events
Monday, April 10
Event Time Venue

Community Service Digital Display

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM


Digital Display Runs Monday - Wednesday

Education Graduate Student Presentations

5:30 - 6:45 PM

Davidson Hall | Rooms 109 & 110

Performing Arts Showcase
Department of Dance, Music & Theatre

7:30 - 8:30 PM

Watson Theater

Tuesday, April 11
Event Time Venue
Student Research Symposium: Oral Presentations from Students

1:00 - 5:00 PM

Library | Daniels Board Room & LITC 228

Honors Convocation

7:30 - 8:30 PM

Watson Theater

Wednesday, April 12
Event Time Venue

Faculty-Student Presentations
& Faculty Presentations

1:00 - 4:30 PM

Davidson Hall | First Floor

Panel Discussion |
Creating Connections: Alumni & their Coker Mentors

2:00 - 3:15 PM

Davidson Hall | Auditorium