Scholar Day is a one-day event highlighting the scholarly achievements of LSUA students and faculty. This multidisciplinary event celebrates the scholarship and creative activity transpiring at LSUA.
We invite everyone to participate in this exciting event! Most events are offered in a HyFlex format, allowing participation both in person and online.
Poster Presentation (in person)
A poster format is a great way to engage conference participants and discuss your work using graphics and visual aids on a poster board. There will be no audio/visual equipment allowed in poster sessions. Poster presenters should prepare a short 2-3 min presentation to give to judges and visitors. Make sure to prepare a presentation that is understandable for a non-expert audience as not all of your judges will be from your field. You can give more technical and detailed information when answering questions. Posters must be no larger than 4×4 feet or they will not fit our stands. For more information on how to create and print your poster please visit library services. http://www.lsua.edu/library/library-services/largeprint
Paper/Oral presentations (in person)
This category is for students who wish to present their work through an oral presentation and discussion. There are a limited number of slots for oral presentations due to the amount of time. Oral presentations will be placed into different concurrent sessions throughout the day. Oral presentations occur in 15 minute blocks. Oral presenters should prepare a concise spoken overview of their project lasting approximately 8-12 minutes and then leave at least 3 minutes for questions from the audience. Students may use a visual presentation, like PowerPoint, but it is not required. We ask that all oral presenters stay in the room during the hour in which they are scheduled so as not to disturb other presenters.
This category is for students who wish to give a music, dance, drama, or reading performance of a creative work. Students may present either an original piece or a piece by another artist, writer, or composer. Performances occur in 15 minute blocks, with up to 12 minutes for the performance and at least 3 minutes for questions from the audience. Each performance must be preceded by a short oral presentation, directed to a general audience, stressing the most important scholarly aspects of the performance. Include a short background summary of the work, information about the author/composer, as well as a short discussion of technical, musical, aesthetic, and other interpretational challenges.
This option is available for our 100% online students or those unable to come in person to campus. Students are required to use the Zoom platform for their presentation and share a PowerPoint or other visual aide during the presentation. There are a limited number of slots for oral presentations due to the amount of time. Oral presentations will be placed into different concurrent sessions throughout the day. Oral presentations occur in 15 minute blocks. Oral presenters should prepare a concise spoken overview of their project lasting approximately 8-12 minutes and then leave at least 3 minutes for questions from the audience. Online Scholars must attend the practice session one week before the event.
A project or demonstration submissions can include but are not limited to works of art, computer programs, digital or manual drawings, science displays, and models of buildings. Presenters should keep in mind that the project must be small enough in size that it is movable by the presenter without additional assistance and could sit or stand on a small display table. Presenters are encouraged to have a series of talking points that identify the salient features of the project and seek to engage the general audience about the work being presented.