Celebration of Scholarship and Creative Work

Fall 2019 Dates

  • Nov. 18: Abstract submission opens
  • Dec. 2: Abstract submission closes 
  • Dec.10: Oral session from 12:30-4 p.m. in the University Center North Ballroom
  • Dec 12: Poster session from 12:30-2 p.m. in the Mountaineer Field House 

Spring 2020 Dates

  • April 6: Abstract submission opens
  • April 20: Abstract submission closes
  • April 28: Oral session from 12:30-4 p.m. in the University Center North Ballroom 
  • April 30: Poster session from 12:30-2 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom 

Instructions for Oral Presentations | Instructions for Poster Presentations

The faculty of Western Colorado University is committed to our mission to "graduate students skilled in written and spoken communication, problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity." The Celebration of Scholarship Undergraduate Research Symposium grew from this commitment. The Celebration highlights the independent creative work of our students and reflects our vibrant community of inquiry. As a multidisciplinary event, this semiannual "Celebration of Scholarship" provides an opportunity for students to be exposed to the practices of communication and critical inquiry across disciplines. Exposure to inquiry across disciplines supports our commitment to the Liberal Arts and builds the" foundation and appreciation of values appropriate to a liberally educated individual." A schedule including both oral and poster presentations communicates scholarly activity under the critical eye of peers. Both faculty and students benefit from participating in this academic discourse which contributes to the development of our students' critical thinking and communication skills, providing them with the solid intellectual foundation necessary to "assume constructive roles in local, national, and global communities."