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JU Symposium

The JU Symposium is a research/scholarship conference for students and faculty. This is a well-established, wonderful event. Our ultimate goal is to provide an opportunity for all JU students (freshmen-graduate students) and faculty an exciting opportunity to present polished work in a professional setting. This will help JU students develop unique expertise and advanced presentation skills.

Event Details


Thursday, March 29, & Friday, March 30


Davis College of Business


Submission Deadline

Friday, March 9th, 2018.

For each presentation, a 100-word abstract must be submitted. Details are provided for presenters (and instructors) on the section of the website titled “How to Register”.

Types of Presentations

1) 10-minute Podium Presentation. Presenter(s) submits abstract on Blackboard and lists availability. Students must have a faculty sponsor. Individual and small group presentations allowed.

2) Individual Poster Presentation. Presenter(s) submits abstract on Blackboard and chooses a 1-hour poster session to register for. Students must have a faculty sponsor. Individual and small group presentations allowed.

3) Class poster session. Instructor schedules a 1-hour poster presentation session for their class (typically during normal class time). Instructor registers class presentations by submitting a flashstick (that contains all class abstracts and posters). Students DO NOT need to submit their abstract on Blackboard (for a class poster session).   

Students can present scholarship and research. Here are some options:

  • Scholarship
    • Class project
    • Book review
    • Article review
    • Case study
    • Literature review
    • Technologies/equipment/methods
    • Study abroad tutorials
  • Research
    • Senior thesis proposal draft
    • Senior thesis presentation
    • Pilot data collected during class
    • Research conducted during upper-level class (with data/statistics)
    • Draft of grant proposals
    • Draft of conference presentations


Schedules for the oral podium presentations and the poster presentations will be posted after the abstract submission deadline.


Featured Presentations



12p.m. - 1p.m.

EPIC-funded Poster Presentations

Food and beverages will be provided

Sponsored by EFLI Law and Groundswell



12p.m. - 1p.m.

Keynote speaker: 

Dr. Lee Ann Clements (Associate Provost, Director, Experiential Learning)

Presentation:  Highlighting research at JU



Dr. Gretchen K. Bielmyer-Fraser, Ph.D.