Loras

Legacy Symposium

May 3, 2017

Showcasing Academic Achievements

The Legacy Symposium on May 3, 2017 will showcase student and faculty academic achievements! This special day will provide a venue for everyone to celebrate and share scholarly accomplishments!

  • A variety of presentations: Research, Creative Projects, Service Trips, Internships, and more
  • Many formats available: Poster, Oral Presentation, Creative Display
  • All majors and all years will be presenting their work: capstone, case studies, research projects, community and service learning experiences
  • Faculty Presentations
  • A Student-produced Film Festival to end the day

FAQ

What is the Legacy Symposium?
The Legacy Symposium is an all day celebration of academic and creative work at Loras College, featuring presentations of student research, service presentations, and creative performance.

Who can present at the Symposium?
All current Loras students and faculty.

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ABSTRACTS
All majors and all years are welcome to present their work (capstone, case studies, research projects, community and service learning experiences, music and theatrical pieces, creative writing, artistic work, study abroad, and internships).
Types of projects include oral presentations, poster session showcasing Senior Projects, Research Projects, Creative Work, Outstanding Class Work. Service Projects, Honors Projects, and more. Abstract submission form now available.

Abstract submission deadline is February 24th.

Submit Abstract

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TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

8:30am – Call to Community: Celebrating Catholic Intellectual Tradition
9:00am – Concurrent poster sessions and oral presentations
10:15am – Concurrent poster sessions and oral presentations II
11:30am – Student Awards Luncheon
1:15pm – Concurrent poster sessions and oral presentations III
2:20pm – Concurrent poster sessions and oral presentations IV
3:30pm – Faculty Oral Presentations I
4:40pm – Faculty Oral Presentations II
7:00pm – Film festival showcasing films produced by students and faculty

View our 2016 program.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Legacy Symposium?

Legacy Symposium is an all day celebration of academic and creative work at Loras College, featuring presentations of student research, service presentations, and creative performance.

Who can present at the Symposium?

All current Loras students and faculty.

What sorts of projects are you looking for?

Capstone projects, case study presentations, creative readings, creative work, cluster projects, research papers, honors projects, service project presentations.

What kinds of presentations are acceptable?

Oral presentations or posters; as individuals or a group.

Can I present creative work?

Yes, you can present creative writing, visual art, or a musical composition or performance.

Who is the audience?

The audience is the Loras College community; in other words, a general academic community and not just members of your major or department. You will want to be ready to put your work into a broader context.

What if I have a conflict during my presentation time?

All classes are canceled for that day so that students and faculty can attend the symposium. If you are presenting in more than one project, make sure to mark that on the abstract submission form and we will do our best to accommodate you.

What is an abstract and how do I write it?

An abstract is a brief summary (short paragraph) that summarizes for a general audience your project and argument.

Purdue Owl Writing Lab defines it this way: An Abstract is “a concise summary of the key points of your research…Your abstract should contain at least your research topic, research questions, participants, methods, results, data analysis, and conclusions. You may also include possible implications of your research and future work you see connected with your findings. Your abstract should be a single paragraph double-spaced. Your abstract should be between 150 and 250 words.” For more instruction, consult your faculty advisor or go to http://academic-conferences.org/abstract-guidelines.htm

Do I have to bring my own poster board and tacks?

No need to bring tacks.  This year, all posters will be required to be produced on the large-scale printer in the science hall. Printing is supported by the Legacy gift. Contact your faculty advisor for printing details.

Do I need to be next to my poster during the presentation hour?

Yes. The idea is that you will be able to discuss your research with visitors during your session.

How long does the poster need to be up?

For the assigned session. More details will be given after you are assigned a particular presentation time/space.

If you have questions that are not answered on this website please contact your advisor or project mentor.

Abstracts

All majors and all years are welcome to present their work (capstone, case studies, research projects, community and service learning experiences, music and theatrical pieces, creative writing, artistic work, study abroad, and internships).

Submit Abstract

Types of projects include oral presentations, poster session showcasing Senior Projects, Research Projects, Creative Work, Outstanding Class Work. Service Projects, Honors Projects, and more. Abstract submission deadline is February 24th.

View 2016 Abstracts

Let’s Get In Touch

In addition to contacting your mentor / advisor, feel free to email questions to Legacy.Symposium@loras.edu