What is the Celebration of Scholarship?
The SSU Celebration of Scholarship features students in baccalaureate and graduate programs from different colleges across SSU's campus who deliver academic presentations showcasing their exceptional projects. Students are mentored by a faculty member and present the results of their original work in oral and poster presentations before their peers, faculty and the public.
Students present work related to research in their field, creative work in the visual and performing arts, community service, and study abroad.
The event begins Wednesday morning and includes an honorary dinner for presenters and their mentors on Thursday evening. The event continues through Friday morning, and concludes with a campus-wide picnic lunch on Friday.
Why should students participate in the Celebration of Scholarship?
The SSU Celebration of Scholarship is an opportunity for students to learn to present academic work in a formal setting, receive feedback from faculty and scholars in the field, exchange ideas with other scholars, and build a resume. Furthermore, effective presentation skills are valuable for all future careers. Thus, the conference provides an excellent public forum to practice skills, to explore strengths and identify areas for improvement.
Students should also regard the Celebration of Scholarship as an opportunity to share their work, see the work of others in the same field and other areas of study, and to give and receive authentic and valuable feedback. Intellectually, it is refreshing, rewarding, and motivating.
Who is eligible to participate in the Celebration of Scholarship?
All students from Shawnee State are eligible to present if they have a faculty sponsor to mentor them through the process. Presentations may be done individually or in small groups.
Oral sessions are presented in both panel and discussion format. Each individual or group should plan on 15-minute presentations. Presentations are grouped together by the Celebration of Scholarship committee, and students who commit should take that obligation seriously as a professional endeavor.
Poster sessions are arranged by discipline and topic and are presented to judges and the larger Shawnee State University community.
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