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Bellevue University to Host Student Research and Creativity Symposium on March 17

Bellevue University will host a Student Research and Creativity Symposium on March 17, 2022. For the first time, students will have an opportunity to share their research or creative projects with other members of the Bellevue University community via a student conference.

The conference will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 17. Both current and recently graduated residential and online students are encouraged to participate. Students can participate virtually or in person. The conference is free to attend and open to all Bellevue University community members and representatives from area local businesses. 

Information about Participation

Prospective symposium participants need to submit a presentation proposal abstract of 300 words or less of their work to an online submission portal by 5 p.m. on January 17, 2022. Symposium proposal abstracts will be reviewed by the Bellevue University Student Research and Creativity Symposium planning committee. Selected presenters will be notified of the acceptance of their presentation by Jan. 31, 2022. The first author noted on group submissions will be notified of the results of their presentation acceptance decision and will be responsible for communicating symposium acceptance results to their co-authors.

Research and creativity projects include, but are not limited to: empirical research, literature reviews, artistic works, prose, or book reports. Students must have a symposium faculty sponsor. Faculty sponsors help to ensure that students’ symposium materials meet the scientific, professional, legal, and ethical standards for research in their respective disciplines. For students who do not have a sponsor, one can be provided.

Information about Presentations

Presentations can be shared orally or as display pieces (e.g., research poster, art piece), virtually and/or on-campus. Oral presentations will be allotted ten minutes to provide information and five minutes to answer questions. Display pieces will be presented in poster session format. No templates for different presentation session types will be provided. Zoom links will be available to join students’ presentations.

All student presenters will receive participation certificates. Several awards will also be given for presentation quality. There will be a raffle drawing for student attendees and participants. Abstracts of selected submissions will be published in a special edition of the Bellwether.

A small reception with hors d’oeuvres will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. CST. Individuals interested in attending the symposium reception in person will need to RSVP. A link to RSVP to the symposium reception will be provided once it’s available. A link will also be provided for individuals interested in attending the symposium reception virtually.

For more information about the symposium or volunteer opportunities, contact the Symposium Chair Dr. Terissa Upchurch-Butler via email at tupchurchbutler@bellevue.edu. 

About Bellevue University

About Bellevue University

Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with nearly 60,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 80 degree programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org).