Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the Large Poster Session held on each campus?

The Large Poster Session on each campus is separate from departmental poster sessions or other events that your department may have reserved a specific space for on Scholarship & Creativity Day. During the large poster sessions, students from all disciplines are welcome to present and attend.

How do I make changes to my room reservation(s)?

Once you have submitted an initial request to either CSB or SJU Events using the form(s) provided on the main Celebrating Scholarship & Creativity Day page, you must call or email CSB or SJU Events directly to update, cancel, or change your reservation.

When will I hear back from CSB or SJU Events on the confirmation of my room request?

Please allow 3 - 5 business days to receive confirmation of your room request. You will be notified via email. 

What is the process for submitting an abstract?

  1. Students submit abstracts and list their faculty advisor/mentor in the form
  2. The abstract will then be sent to the faculty advisor/mentor for review, correction and approval. The faculty member will also be asked to enter the dept. scheduler's information (note: this should be one faculty or staff person within each dept. as requested in January).
  3. The dept. scheduler will be asked (via email) to complete the form by entering in the presentation building, room, and time 
  4. Once all parties have approved, the abstract will be automatically entered in the searchable schedule

What is an abstract and how do I write a quality one?

An abstract is, "An abstract is a short statement about your research or project designed to give the reader a complete, yet concise, understanding of your paper's research and findings. It gives a thorough overview of your paper or project" (Amherst, 2014). A well-developed abstract should contain the following (Research, 2011):

  1. State, in clear terms, the central research question and the purpose of the research.
  2. Provide a brief discussion of the research methodology.
  3. State conclusions and significance.
  4. Include text only (no images or graphics)
  5. Be well organized.
  6. Be discussed with your faculty advisor.
  7. Be spelling and grammatical error free.

How do students print their posters?

The home department to which the student belongs, or the student, will need to organize the printing of and payment for the poster. It is recommended that Scholarship & Creativity Day participants utilize SJU Duplicating Services for printing posters in color. Please send the completed poster to SJU Duplicating.

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How do students get mounting supplies for posters?

The home department to which the student belongs, or the student, will need to purchase mounting supplies for posters such as foam board, double-stick tape, binder clips, etc.  

How can I have my work published online?

If you would like your work to be featured on our institutional repository, [email protected]/SJU, please indicate this on the online student abstract submission form. When filling out the form, under "Publish Project," please check the box next to "I want to deposit my work into our institutional repository..." We strongly encourage all students to submit their abstracts, allowing the institution to have a robust compilation of students' scholarly work.