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2017 Celebration of Scholarship

 Explorations in Research, Humanities, and Fine Arts


Attention Students!

If you are currently a college student who has completed some sort of original research, scholarly work, or artistic creation, you are invited to present your work at the at the DSU annual Celebration of Scholarship.

Proposal Deadline: Friday, April 7, 2017

Conference Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017 – 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Murphy Hall, DSU Campus

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What is the Celebration of Scholarship (CoS)?  The CoS is an academic and scholarly conference at which research and original summative student work in all disciplines may be presented to an audience of fellow students, faculty members, community members, and professionals in the discipline.

What sort of work is acceptable? Acceptable work includes research findings, research literature reviews, scholarly critique, literary papers, musical or dramatic performances, or visual outwork. The work should be original, supported by a faculty member, and fit the definition of summative production in your main academic discipline.

Why should I present? Presenting your original work is an excellent way to demonstrate your learning in a public venue.  It looks excellent on your resume and is highly desirable for graduate school applications.

What sort of presentations are possible? Four presentation modes are possible:

  1. Oral Paper:  Presentation & discussion (10-12 minutes)
  2. Poster Presentation: Poster display with discussion
  3. Fine Arts Performance: Music, drama, dance
  4. Fine Arts Display: Display of any sort of visual art.

How are awards determined? Judges from outside the community will determine winners based on a set of criteria published on the website. Awards are available only to undergraduates. Award recipients will receive a plaque and a $50 gift certificate.


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