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Undergraduate Arts and Sciences Symposium: Call for Presentations/Artistic Exhibits

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Call for Presentations/Artistic Exhibits

University of New England College of Arts and Science’s 12th Annual Undergraduate Arts and Sciences Symposium Location: Decary Hall, University Campus, Biddeford, Maine

Time:  Friday, May 6, 2011 (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
Submissions due: Monday, April 18th (see below)

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

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 Pam Morgan (ext 2227) 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 the presentation form electronically no later than Monday April 18th to: Pam Morgan, Department of Environmental Studies (

The symposium takes place between the end of CAS classes, and 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.  All presenters should plan to devote 3 minutes of their assigned time for audience questions. Oral presentations will take place in the Decary Hall from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Symposium organizers will schedule time slots for presentations.

Posters and artwork will be displayed for a two-hour session from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. 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.

Co-presentations and panel presentations by students and/or faculty are entirely acceptable and encouraged. 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 attached form to Pam Morgan, Department of Environmental Studies, by Monday April 18th, 2011.   If any faculty members are interested in serving as judges or moderators for one or more presentations, please contact Pam Morgan (; extension 2227).