Since Celebration of Scholarship 2023 is mostly online, students need to prepare recordings of their presentations which will be uploaded to the Digital Commons at the Clark Memorial Library – only students nominated for Trustees’ or Humanities Awards will give a live presentation.

Recorded oral presentations should be no more than 15 minutes long, unless it is a large group, in which case the presentation may be up to 45 minutes long.  Poster presentations should be kept to 5 minutes long.

Oral and poster presentations need to be saved as an MP4. Students should send their MP4’s to Marie Richey ( after their abstracts are accepted. Presentations must be submitted by March 24, 2023 at 11:59pm.

Recording your presentation:

We recommend making the recording of your presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint, you can find directions for that here: 

Saving your presentation as an MP4:

After recording your PowerPoint you can save it as an MP4 following these directions: 

You are welcome to make a recording at any time and hold onto it before submitting it.

Other Recording Options

You may also decide to record your presentation using some screen-capture software. Common examples include:

Other options are also available. Please contact your faculty mentor for other options and help.


Be sure to contact your faculty mentor or Marie Richey: with any questions.