Every year the John Deaver Drinko Academy hosts or sponsors many events. Of particular importance is the Celebration of Academics held each spring. The Celebration includes these important events:
- The Drinko Fellow Symposium — This event provides a platform for the current year’s Drinko Fellow, a selected faculty member, to present the results of specific research to the university community.
- The Elizabeth Gibson Drinko Honors Convocation — This event is the one time each year that the university collectively acknowledges its honor students.
We also host our annual Constitution Week events in the fall. These include:
- Open Quoits Tournament — Students, faculty, and staff participate solo or in teams of two in a tournament involving Chief Justice John Marshall’s favorite game, quoits.
- President’s Open Quoits Tournament — The winner(s) of the open quoits tournament get to face off against Marshall University’s own President Gilbert in an exciting final tournament. Winner gets bragging rights (and a nice trophy)!
- Robert C. Byrd Forum on Civic Responsibility
- John Marshall Birthday Cake Ceremony
- Presidential Media Quoits Challenge
- WV Supreme Court of Appeals on Campus
Constitution Week 2018 is scheduled for September 10-24 and includes the Annual Presidential Quoits Tournament, the Robert C. Byrd Forum on Civic Responsibility, and the John Marshall Birthday Cake Celebration.
Constitution Week 2014
Constitution Week 2008
The John Marshall Dinner 2016 (Download)