Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Check Out Our New Display!

Next time you're near the AU Library, stop in and check out the URCA display in the case near the elevators on the main floor.  We're hoping the display will serve as a reminder to students to submit their abstracts, and as a way to get everyone excited for this year's event.  Many thanks to the Library staff, especially Reference and Instruction Librarian Kathryn Venditti, for allowing us to use the display case!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Abstract Workshop Set

The Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URCA) Symposium Committee will hold an abstract preparation workshop on Wednesday, January 8th at 8:00 p.m. in Schar 103.  Reservations are not necessary.  All students who are eligible to present at this year's URCA Symposium are welcome.  Students should bring drafts fo their abstracts-in-progress to the workshop, where they will receive individualized feedback from a member of the URCA Symposium Committee.

The 5th Annual URCA Symposium will highlight the research, scholarly, and creative activities of students throughout Ashland University's College of Arts and Sciences, and will be held on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.  All students who are declared majors in a program within the College of Arts and Sciences are encouraged to participate in this year's Symposium.  Presenters may choose to give an oral presentation, poster presentation, exhibition, or a performance.  All presentations should have a significant research or creative component; examples include, but are not limited to summer research conducted at AU or elsewhere, results of independent study projects, thesis work, literary readings or analyses, musical or theatre performaces, and exhibitions of artwork.

Students who wish to present at the Symposium must prepare an abstract in Microsoft Word and email that Word document to the URCA Symposium Committee at  Instructions for how to prepare a submission, as well as sample abstracts, can be found here on the blog by clicking the navigation tabs along the top.  All abstracts submitted require approval of a faculty sponsor.  The deadline for submitting abstracts is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 17, 2014.