The Newman University bi-annual Scholars Day will take place for degree-seeking students beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, May 5, for a jam-packed day of more than 100 presentations in the course of just three hours. This is the final requirement for a student’s graduation and is part of the Newman Studies Program curriculum, which was implemented several years ago.
Scholars Day is an important part of the Newman curriculum because it allows students the opportunity to present a major project that encompasses years of study in their field to an audience who will ask questions and gauge students' ability to handle real-time interactions and provide insightful responses. The presenters have a sponsor in accordance with their major, who oversaw and mentored them in crafting their projects.
The projects to be presented range from feeding Africa, bladder cancer, vaccines, and the Apollo Shoes Company. To fit the presentation topics into a three-hour time slot, many of these presentations will occur simultaneously beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at noon.
Oral presentations, posters, and performances are the three modes students are afforded to present through, although performances are delegated strictly to theatre and art majors. Scholars Day will take place on the first and second floor of Eck Hall except for the performances, which will take place in the De Mattias Fine Arts Center.
Oral presentations and poster sessions are broken up into three, one-hour block sessions, with session A starting at 9 a.m., session B at 10 a.m., and session C at 11 a.m.
To learn more about particular events and times, see the full schedule.