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Undergraduate Research Forum

The St. Norbert Collaborative is hosting the 2019 Undergraduate Research Forum to showcase collaborative, undergraduate research and scholarship undertaken by St. Norbert students. The forum will include poster and oral presentations, performances and demonstrations and art and other exhibits.

The forum will take place on Friday, April 12, 2019, from 1-4 p.m. in the Mulva Library. A reception and awards ceremony will follow from 4-5:30 p.m. in the F. K. Bemis International Center. This year’s invited guest speaker will be Dr. Marcie Paul. 

Business casual dress is required for the event.

About Our Guest Speaker
Marcie PaulMarcie Paul grew up in Eau Claire, Wis., where she reveled in the camaraderie of friends she’d known since junior kindergarten and a large, extended family who lived nearby. She grew up loving books, especially “Kidnapped,” “Black Beauty” and any mystery she could find. She studied in Madrid, Spain, while in high school, a transformative experience that provided her with a cherished “heart-home” for the rest of her life.

Her study of Spanish, studio art and art history at Beloit College was enormously enriching but did not lead to a clear career path. She avoided the “what now?” of post-college life by moving to Madrid to teach English at a private institute right off of the Puerta del Sol. Eventually, she tore herself away from the ex-pat life, moved back to Wisconsin, completed her master’s and Ph.D. at Madison, and met Steve Kaplan.

She specialized in 20th century Latin American prose, writing her dissertation on the Argentine novelist Manuel Puig (best known for his novel “The Kiss of the Spider Woman”). She and Steve spent several years in Chapel Hill, N.C., where Steve taught psychology at Chapel Hill and Marcie enjoyed a visiting position at Duke. They returned to the Midwest after the birth of their second son.

Marcie was then offered a tenure-track position at St. Norbert College. Her scholarship focused on Latin American novelists’ evocation and consequent subversion of the conventions of the classic detective novel (a politically conservative genre) to critique the socio-economic and political realities of Latin American countries, especially Mexico, Chile and Argentina. She published numerous articles and several book chapters, and she co-edited a volume on Hispanic detective fiction. She is fascinated by codes, masks and sub-texts, and appreciates wit, subtlety (which, she says, she herself lacks), smarts and a profound knowledge of the arts and their value.

Since retirement, she has immersed herself in NPR, literature (both fiction and nonfiction), travel to Spain, and horses (beings which offer an exquisite emotional and intuitive counterpoint to theory and method). She has begun jumping her mare, Gemma, and loves being challenged by her teenaged friends at the barn.

“Collaboration? Nothing is accomplished without it, whether one is aware or not of one’s collaborators.” Marcie is acutely aware of the collective nature of our inching toward enlightenment. We are all in this together, no matter how much we disagree.

Guidelines for Submissions
The deadline for submission of abstracts was March 29, 2019.

The guidelines for submissions in the tabs below have been adopted from those created by NCUR, the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, overseen by the National Council on Undergraduate Research, CUR. If you have any questions, please contact Anindo Choudhury, director of the Collaborative, at anindo.choudhury@snc.edu or at 920-403-3527

Poster

All poster sessions will take place in the Mulva Library. Make sure that you allow ample time for your poster to be printed on campus or at some external location.

Posters will be placed on the main floor of the Mulva Library.

Poster Hanging

  • Poster size is a maximum of 46"w x 46"h. 
  • Presenters should hang their posters before the 1:00 p.m. start of the Forum.  The library will be open at 10:00 a.m., where staff will help you find your poster location and hang your posters.
  • Presenters should arrive approximately 15 minutes before their presentation time. You need to remain for the entire 30 minute slot assigned to you. Presenters may also want to stay longer or come earlier to maximize audience participation. Posters will be taken down immediately following the forum (4:00 p.m.)—and you can pick up your poster anytime until 5:30 p.m. in the library.
  • The Collaborative will have push pins and other hanging devices for your posters.
  • If you are presenting a tri-fold poster, please make certain that it can stand on its own on a table or other hard surface.
  • Presenters must be available to discuss their displays during their assigned session.
  • Posters must be readable from at least three feet away.
  • The judges for the Distinguished Undergraduate Research Awards will visit your poster, ask to hear your presentation, and pose questions.

Mulva Studio Equipment Requests
The Mulva Studio has various state-of-the-art devices that can be used for your poster presentation. Below is what is available.  If you would like to use a piece of equipment below, please request that when you submit your presentation request.

  • 1 Digital Coffee Table
  • 2 Media:Scape Units
  • 2 Electronic Projectors

Oral

Oral presentations are 10 minutes in length with five additional minutes allotted to each presenter for questions.
  • Presenters need to create a multi-media presentation to accompany the talk, e. g., PowerPoint or Prezi or PechaKucha.
  • Oral presentations will be held in technology-enabled classrooms on the second floor of the Mulva Library. 
  • Presenters must be available to discuss their displays during their assigned session.
  • If there are any technical difficulties during the presentation, please inform the moderator, who will contact the technical support team.
  • Presenters should arrive at their presentation room 15 minutes prior to the start of their session (not their individual talk) to set up material and make certain that the technology is working.
  • The judges for the Distinguished Undergraduate Research Awards will visit your presentation, and will ask questions.
Equipment Requirements
All oral presentation classrooms have monitor and audio capabilities, but you must abide by the following :
  • Presenters must bring their own laptop (PC or Mac).
  • Presenters need to have two electronic copies of their presentation, one on the hard drive and another on alternative site, e.g., flash drive or Google Drive
  • A librarian will be there to assist you and have the needed cords to hook-up your computer to the classroom equipment.
  • Presenters are encouraged to do a trial run of their presentations a few days before the event to make certain that all equipment is working and that presenters feel comfortable with the facilities.

Visual

  • Visuals artists should plan to do an oral presentation of their work, which should be limited to 10 minutes.
  • If you need a technology-enhanced room, you need to request that when applying to the forum.
  • Presenters should allow time for audience questions.
  • The judges for the Distinguished Undergraduate Research Awards will visit your presentation, and will ask questions.

Arts

These presentations will take place in various locations in the Mulva Library, including the Mulva Studio, the Presentation Room on the 1st floor, and the Center for Norbertine Studies.

Music Performances

  • Music participants may perform up to 10 minutes with five additional minutes allotted for questions. Performances may be in one of the following categories:
    (A) Original composition;
    (B) Composition in the style of a specific musical period, style or composer;
    (C) Arranging;
    (D) Performance;
    (E) Lecture recital or
    (F) Research and/or analysis.

  • Presenters are required to bring in any instruments or equipment needed for the performance.

  • The judges for the Distinguished Undergraduate Research Awards will visit your performance, and will ask questions.

Dance Performances

  • Performances may be up to 10 minutes in length with five additional minutes allotted for questions.

  • Performers will need to bring any equipment needed to enhance performance.

  • The judges for the Distinguished Undergraduate Research Awards will visit your performance, and they will ask to hear your presentation and will ask questions.

Creative Writing Readings

  • Presenters may read original short stories, poems, creative nonfiction, and/or dramatic works.

  • Readings may be up to 10 minutes in length. Poets should strive to read a series of poems that last, ideally, for 10 minutes.  

  • Presenters will want to allow time for audience questions.

  • The judges for the Distinguished Undergraduate Research Awards will visit your reading, and will ask questions.

Theatre Performances

  • Participants may present monologues or scenes.

  • Performances may be up to 10 minutes in length with five additional minutes allotted for questions. Participants will want to leave time for audience questions.

  • Participants must bring in any equipment needed to enhance the performance.

  • The judges for the Distinguished Undergraduate Research Awards will visit your performance and ask questions.

Poster

All poster sessions will take place in the Mulva Library. Make sure that you allow ample time for your poster to be printed on campus or at some external location.

Posters will be placed on the main floor of the Mulva Library.

Poster Hanging

  • Poster size is a maximum of 46"w x 46"h. 
  • Presenters should hang their posters before the 1:00 p.m. start of the Forum.  The library will be open at 10:00 a.m., where staff will help you find your poster location and hang your posters.
  • Presenters should arrive approximately 15 minutes before their presentation time. You need to remain for the entire 30 minute slot assigned to you. Presenters may also want to stay longer or come earlier to maximize audience participation. Posters will be taken down immediately following the forum (4:00 p.m.)—and you can pick up your poster anytime until 5:30 p.m. in the library.
  • The Collaborative will have push pins and other hanging devices for your posters.
  • If you are presenting a tri-fold poster, please make certain that it can stand on its own on a table or other hard surface.
  • Presenters must be available to discuss their displays during their assigned session.
  • Posters must be readable from at least three feet away.
  • The judges for the Distinguished Undergraduate Research Awards will visit your poster, ask to hear your presentation, and pose questions.

Mulva Studio Equipment Requests
The Mulva Studio has various state-of-the-art devices that can be used for your poster presentation. Below is what is available.  If you would like to use a piece of equipment below, please request that when you submit your presentation request.

  • 1 Digital Coffee Table
  • 2 Media:Scape Units
  • 2 Electronic Projectors

Oral

Oral presentations are 10 minutes in length with five additional minutes allotted to each presenter for questions.
  • Presenters need to create a multi-media presentation to accompany the talk, e. g., PowerPoint or Prezi or PechaKucha.
  • Oral presentations will be held in technology-enabled classrooms on the second floor of the Mulva Library. 
  • Presenters must be available to discuss their displays during their assigned session.
  • If there are any technical difficulties during the presentation, please inform the moderator, who will contact the technical support team.
  • Presenters should arrive at their presentation room 15 minutes prior to the start of their session (not their individual talk) to set up material and make certain that the technology is working.
  • The judges for the Distinguished Undergraduate Research Awards will visit your presentation, and will ask questions.
Equipment Requirements
All oral presentation classrooms have monitor and audio capabilities, but you must abide by the following :
  • Presenters must bring their own laptop (PC or Mac).
  • Presenters need to have two electronic copies of their presentation, one on the hard drive and another on alternative site, e.g., flash drive or Google Drive
  • A librarian will be there to assist you and have the needed cords to hook-up your computer to the classroom equipment.
  • Presenters are encouraged to do a trial run of their presentations a few days before the event to make certain that all equipment is working and that presenters feel comfortable with the facilities.

Visual

  • Visuals artists should plan to do an oral presentation of their work, which should be limited to 10 minutes.
  • If you need a technology-enhanced room, you need to request that when applying to the forum.
  • Presenters should allow time for audience questions.
  • The judges for the Distinguished Undergraduate Research Awards will visit your presentation, and will ask questions.

Arts

These presentations will take place in various locations in the Mulva Library, including the Mulva Studio, the Presentation Room on the 1st floor, and the Center for Norbertine Studies.

Music Performances

  • Music participants may perform up to 10 minutes with five additional minutes allotted for questions. Performances may be in one of the following categories:
    (A) Original composition;
    (B) Composition in the style of a specific musical period, style or composer;
    (C) Arranging;
    (D) Performance;
    (E) Lecture recital or
    (F) Research and/or analysis.

  • Presenters are required to bring in any instruments or equipment needed for the performance.

  • The judges for the Distinguished Undergraduate Research Awards will visit your performance, and will ask questions.

Dance Performances

  • Performances may be up to 10 minutes in length with five additional minutes allotted for questions.

  • Performers will need to bring any equipment needed to enhance performance.

  • The judges for the Distinguished Undergraduate Research Awards will visit your performance, and they will ask to hear your presentation and will ask questions.

Creative Writing Readings

  • Presenters may read original short stories, poems, creative nonfiction, and/or dramatic works.

  • Readings may be up to 10 minutes in length. Poets should strive to read a series of poems that last, ideally, for 10 minutes.  

  • Presenters will want to allow time for audience questions.

  • The judges for the Distinguished Undergraduate Research Awards will visit your reading, and will ask questions.

Theatre Performances

  • Participants may present monologues or scenes.

  • Performances may be up to 10 minutes in length with five additional minutes allotted for questions. Participants will want to leave time for audience questions.

  • Participants must bring in any equipment needed to enhance the performance.

  • The judges for the Distinguished Undergraduate Research Awards will visit your performance and ask questions.
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