April 11 (Fri.): Names of student participants submitted by mentors to Dr. Hill. April 16 (Wed.): PowerPoint files emailed to Dr. Hill for printing. April 17 (Thurs.) − April 21 (Mon.): Easter Break April 22 (Tues.): Posters brought to Dr. Hill. April 23 (Wed.) − April 24 (Thurs.): The Arts & Sciences Exposition (projects are on display). April 24 (Thurs.), 11:30 a.m. − 1:00 p.m.: The Reception! April 25 (Fri.): The Barbara Carr McKee Scholarship Luncheon
This section is for faculty members in the School of Arts & Sciences who are considering inviting a student to participate in the Arts & Sciences Exposition.
If you mentored/are mentoring a student or a group of students on a substantial project…
please invite the student(s) to participate in the Exposition. Honors projects, student research projects, independent studies, and course projects are all welcome. Note that presentation formats other than posters, but similar to posters, are also welcome. In the recent Expositions, several students displayed paintings or drawings.By accepting an invitation to the Expo, a student agrees to be present at the reception. If a student or group of students accepts your invitation, please email the following information to the organizer of the Expo, Dr. Chris Hill (email@example.com):
Thank you for helping to identify excellence among our students. The Expo celebrates not only the student participants, but also their faculty mentors.
The Scholarship Luncheon is another showcase for student excellence, which is typically held one week before the reception for the Arts & Sciences Exposition. While the Expo features posters summarizing superb work by students in the Arts & Sciences, the Scholarship Luncheon showcases excellent projects in virtually any format by students in any of the four schools of SBU. A student may be invited to both events. For more information about The Luncheon, visit The Scholarship Luncheon online or contact its organizer, Kathleen Ryan (firstname.lastname@example.org, 716-375-2308).
Do you have a question that is not answered by this page? Please contact Dr. Chris Hill (email@example.com).
To the students invited by an Arts & Sciences faculty member to participate in the Arts & Sciences Exposition: congratulations! This section provides information about the Expo for you and your mentor.
Each student or group of students may exhibit one or two posters. (In practice, almost all projects can been summarized on one poster.) A poster is created by putting the desired content into a 40" x 30" PowerPoint slide and then printing the slide onto a poster using one of the University’s two poster printers.
Advice for creating the PowerPoint slide for a poster is provided in the Guide to Creating and Printing Posters. The guide includes essential information about how to get your poster printed, tips for preparing the PowerPoint file, and examples of posters from previous Expos.
Prior to printing, be sure that the content of your PowerPoint slide is at least one inch from the border of the slide (to ensure that all content is printed) and that your slide is free of typos and other errors. Your poster may be printed on either of two poster printers.
As you can see, there are many advantages to printing your poster with the A&S poster printer. Nevertheless, the Library’s poster printer is an option.
As reflected in the Dates & Deadlines at the top of this page, if a PowerPoint file is to be printed by Dr. Hill, the file must be sent to him several days in advance of the Expo to provide adequate time.
Don’t worry about the mounting of your poster—Dr. Hill will take of this. To prepare a poster for display at the Exposition, the poster is mounted on a sturdy foam board using thumbtacks. Mounted posters are displayed on easels.
The posters will be on display in the Doyle Trustees Room and Dining Room as indicated in the Dates & Deadlines at the top of this page. During the reception reception, the entire campus is invited to view the projects and talk to the participants.
"Business formal" attire is appropriate. It would be helpful if the students could arrive about five minutes early. Just inside one of the entrances to the Trustees Room, there will be a small table on which you’ll find blank name tags and a pen. Students, please use the name tags. Mentors may use their formal SBU name tags or the blank name tags. During the reception, students stand next to their posters and accept compliments and answer questions from admiring visitors. The students will not be making any formal presentations.
Delicious hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served. Certainly, students may enjoy the food and drink along with everyone else.
After the Exposition, Dr. Hill will return all posters to the mentors.
Contact the organizer of the Arts & Sciences Exposition, Dr. Chris Hill (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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