May 6, 2020
Showcasing Academic Achievements
The Legacy Symposium on May 6, 2020 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
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, creative performances and more.
Who can present at the Symposium?
All current Loras College students, faculty and staff.
2019 Legacy Symposium Program
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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.
Project & Abstract submission deadline is February 21st.
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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 Presentations I
4:40pm – Faculty Presentations II
7:00pm – Film festival showcasing films produced by students and faculty
- Choose a title and write a 2-3 sentence description of the project.
- Have a Loras faculty or staff member connected to the project—the class instructor, thesis advisor, service trip coordinator, organization moderator, etc.—review it as the project’s mentor, and make any changes to the title and description that your mentor suggests.
- Once your mentor gives you final approval, submit your proposal here or click the Project & Abstract Submission button below.
Abstract submission deadline is February 21.Project & Abstract Submission View Sample Abstracts from 2018
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.