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  • First Look

    March 24

    Join The Admission Team, Faculty and Staff, and current students for your first look at what Capital has to offer! This is a great event for high school sophomores and juniors starting their college search process, and for seniors looking to finalize their college choice. Registrants can receive campus tours, residence hall tours, listen to student panels, participate in an academic resource fair, and more. 

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    Main Street Scholarship

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    Capital University offers The Main Street Scholarship to all accepted, full-time, undergraduate students who are entering their first year of college, including full-time transfer and international students. Starting Fall 2023, we have expanded our Main Street Award (a minimum of $20,000), up to full tuition and fees.

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    Accepted Student Day

    Sunday, April 16
    1 - 4 P.M.

    Join us for Countdown to Cap, our annual Accepted Student Day! Enjoy a fun afternoon of food and games as you make new friends, meet your future classmates and get to know professors and staff. In addition to our Accepted Student Day events, there will also be a reception for parents so they can meet each other!

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    • Reginald Dyck, Ph.D.

      Professor of English

      Dr. Reginald Dyck's published essays on Louise Erdrich, Simon Ortiz, Willa Cather, William Faulkner and Greg Sarris have directly shaped his teaching of their works.

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    • Saurav Roychoudhury, Ph.D., FRM

      Professor of Finance & Economics

      Dr. Saurav Roychoudhury is an associate professor of Finance and Economics at Capital University.

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    • Elene P. Kent, Ph.D.


      Dr. Elene Kent's areas of expertise are business management and teaching and learning pedagogies using instructional technology.

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    • Olga Shonia, Ph.D.

      Professor of Education

      Dr. Olga N. Shonia received her degree in Educational Policy Studies from Indiana University (Bloomington), and her degrees in Linguistics and TESOL from Russia and Norway.

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    • Jennifer Faison Kelly, Ph.D.

      Professor & Dean

      Dr. Jennifer Faison Kelly (“Dr. Jenn”) received the Capital University Cotterman Award for exceptional service to students through advising in 2007. She is currently a university Master Advisor and helps students successfully matriculate through the university.

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    • Dina Lentsner, Ph.D.

      Professor of Music

      As a musicologist, Dr. Lentsner is interested in the intersection of music and literature, primarily focusing on contemporary music.

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    • Paula Federico, Ph.D.

      Associate Professor

      Paula Federico is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina and came to the U.S. in 2001 to pursue her Ph. D. She joined the faculty of the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics at Capital University in 2009.

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    • Andrea Karkowski, Ph.D.

      Professor of Psychology, Assistant Provost

      Dr. Karkowski is trained as a learning theorist and uses that expertise to foster self-reflective learning in her students. While she readily supervises student research projects in any area that is important to the student researchers, her own research focus includes student learning and development.

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    • Tianshu Wang, D.M.A.

      Professor of Piano

      Tianshu Wang, D.M.A. Professor Music Conservatory Complex Room 134 (614) 236-6410 Biography As professor of Piano and head of the keyboard area, Dr. Tianshu Wang won the prestigious Praestantia Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2011

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    Capital is a comprehensive, independent university grounded in the Lutheran tradition.

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