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Call for Student Papers/Posters/Presentations/Artistic Exhibits

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To All Undergraduate College of Arts & Sciences Students and Faculty


Call for Papers/Posters/Presentations/Artistic Exhibits


University of New England College of Arts and Science’s


Eleventh Annual

Undergraduate Arts and Sciences Symposium


Location: Cafeteria Function Rooms and Main Dining Room and Sutton Lounge Decary Hall and St. Francis Room, University Campus, Biddeford, Maine


Time:  Friday, May 7, 2010 (8:00 AM to 6:00 PM)


FACULTY: Please share this information with students in your departments and classes.  Strongly encourage their participation as presenters and attendees.  We are also in need of moderators for the oral presentations and judges for all of the above awards.  Please let Maryann Corsello (, x2103) know which of these activities you would like to conduct.  Evaluation forms will be distributed for the judges.


STUDENTS:            If you wish to do an oral presentation, poster presentation, or artistic exhibit, please completely fill out and submit a hard copy of the presentation form at the end of this announcement no later than Monday April 19th to: Maryann Corsello, Ph.D., Dept. of Psychology, Coordinator of Undergraduate Research, Decary Rm. 324


The Alpha Chi undergraduate student academic honor society, in conjunction with the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office, is sponsoring this Eleventh Annual Undergraduate Arts and Sciences Symposium on Friday, May 7, 2010.  This is the day after the last day of CAS classes, but the day before the beginning of finals week.  The symposium provides a forum for campus-wide presentation, display, and discussion of scholarly works, original writing, art, or projects that have been completed by faculty and students.  Concurrent sessions will be held throughout the day with presentations made by faculty and students from a variety of departments.


All undergraduate students and faculty are encouraged to participate in the symposium by presenting original research, writing, or other projects.  Oral presentations will be 20 minutes in length.  There will be an option for a longer presentation time of 40 minutes.  All presenters should plan to devote some of their assigned time for audience questions.  Overhead, slide (35 mm), and data projectors will be available; presenters needing other AV equipment must note this requirement on the application form below.  If you are doing a power-point presentation, you must load your powerpoint presentation onto the laptop in Information Technology Services (ITS) on the fourth floor of Decary Hall SOMETIME BETWEEN MONDAY MAY 3RD AND WEDNESDAY MAY 5TH  – ask for Andrew Horvat in ITS for assistance when you get there.  THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS ON THIS DEADLINE .  Posters and art work will be displayed for a two-hour session from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM (all posters must be on thin cardboard; DO NOT USE THE THICK, SELF-STANDING CARDBOARD).  Students who present posters or display artwork must stay at their displays for the entire 2-hour period to answer questions or provide additional information that might be requested by symposium judges and visitors.  Poster presenters not in attendance during this session will not be eligible for prize money.


Presentations and posters should be structured to meet all departmental grading criteria, if applicable.  Co-presentations and panel presentations by students and/or faculty are entirely acceptable and encouraged.  Symposium organizers will schedule time slots for presentations, although each presenter will be provided with the opportunity to indicate time periods when he or she is available for presentation.  Oral presentations will take place in the Decary Hall Cafeteria Function Rooms 1 and 2, Sutton Lounge, and St. Francis Room from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.  Posters and art work will be displayed in the Decary Upper Dining Hall from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM.  Light refreshments will be provided.  An electronic copy of the schedule will be available during the week prior to the symposium.


***NOTE:  Your project can only be presented by “poster / artwork display” or by “oral presentation.”  In other words, you cannot present the same project by both oral presentation and poster display.


To participate in the Symposium, please submit the form below to Maryann Corsello, Decary Hall Room 324 by Monday April 19, 2010.   If any faculty members are interested in serving as judges or moderators for one or more presentations, please contact Maryann Corsello (, x 2103).


PRIZES AWARDED FOR PRESENTATIONS in the following categories:


1.  $100.00 - for the best oral presentation of original research.


2.  $50.00 - for 1st runner-up for best oral presentation of original research.


3.  $100.00 - for the best oral presentation of a literature review of a topic (e.g.  a standard term paper would fall under this category).


4.  $50.00 - for 1st runner-up for best oral presentation of a literature review of a topic


5.  $100.00 - for the best artistic exhibit.


6.  $50.00 - for 1st runner-up for best artistic exhibit.


7.  $75.00 - for the best poster presentation

Apr 5, 2010, 11:00 AM