Student Symposium

2021 Virtual Symposium

Event Date: Monday, April 19th, 2021 - Friday, April 23rd, 2021

Podium presentations will be held live (virtually) on Monday and Tuesday from 9:00-11:30 am and 1:30-5:00 pm. Recordings of the presentations will be available Wednesday-Friday.

Poster presentations will be available to view Monday-Friday with a live virtual question and answer session with presenters on Monday and Tuesday 12-1:15 pm. Each poster presentation will be accompanied by a 3–5-minute media file with the student explaining the poster.

Abstract Deadline: Friday, March 19, 2021 The JU Symposium is a research and scholarship conference for JU students. The goal is to provide an opportunity for all JU students (freshmen-graduate students) to present their work in a professional setting. This experience provides an opportunity for JU students to enhance their written and oral communication skills through a formal conference presentation. This platform also helps students develop their presentation skills in the digital world.

Every spring, a research symposium is sponsored for the public presentation of the results of students’ research and creative projects.Students also have opportunities to submit their work for presentation at state, regional, and national conferences in their disciplines and at the National Council on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) conference. Learn more about other research events.

Abstract Submission

The symposium has a format where students will e-mail their abstracts and availability sheets to a faculty representative in their college/division. The students may request a podium or poster presentation and every student must have a faculty advisor listed. Abstracts should be 200 words or less, with 12 point font in Times New Roman style. Please see the sample abstract for proper formatting.

Faculty Representatives

  • Dr. Selen Savas-Hall (Business) – 
  • Dr. Kristen Izaryk (Communication Sciences and Disorders) –
  • Dr. Steven Davis (Education) –
  • Dr. Shannon Lockwood (Fine Arts) –
  • Dr. Wenying Xu (Humanities) -
  • Dr. Catherine Saenz (Kinesiology) –
  • Dr. Lila de Tantillo (Nursing) –
  • Dr. Kara Conway (Science and Math) –
  • Dr. Ashley Johnson (Social Sciences) - 

IRB Guidance, Instructions, and Applications

Swisher Library Research Symposium Resources

The Jacksonville University Swisher Library is offering virtual Research Symposium Workshops and other resources. More information can be found at the following website:

Previous Symposiums

2020 Symposium

The 2020 JU Faculty & Student Symposium took place on Monday, March 23, 2020- Tuesday, March 24, 2020 in Conference Rooms B & C in the Davis College of Business.

2019 Symposium

The 2019 JU Faculty & Student Symposium took place on Monday, April 1 and Tuesday, April 2 in Conference Rooms B & C in the Davis College of Business.

2018 Symposium

The 2018 JU Faculty & Student Symposium took place on Thursday, March 29, and Friday, March 30, in Conference Rooms B & C in the Davis College of Business.​

2017​ Symposium

The 2017 JU Faculty & Student Symposium took plate on Monday, April 3, and Tuesday, April 4, in Conference Rooms B & C in the Davis College of Business.​