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A Celebration of Scholarship is a yearly event showcasing the academic efforts of the John Carroll community. Based on Ernest L. Boyer’s Scholarship Reconsidered, the event celebrates the four general views of scholarship: teaching, discovery, integration, and application. The campus-wide Celebration for students, faculty, and other University community members features workshops, panel discussions, poster sessions, paper presentations, and other activities.

John Carroll University recognizes the importance of strong academic achievement in its vision (graduating individuals of intellect), mission (individuals who excel in learning), core values (a rigorous approach to scholarship), and strategic initiatives (creating a learning community of outstanding teacher-scholars).

The Celebration of Scholarship is held each spring at John Carroll University.  This campus-wide event showcases the scholarship, creative activity, and intellectual achievement of the John Carroll community with a particular emphasis on undergraduate research. All sessions are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

The first Celebration was held in 2001. To learn more about the history of A Celebration of Scholarship read “JCU’s annual Celebration of Scholarship enters its 10th year” from the March 2011 edition of Faculty Notes.

Winning entries for the Poster Competition are archived in Carroll Collected.

Deadlines for the 2020 Celebration are as follows:

  • Applications with abstracts for the Poster Session and Competition, and the Panel Sessions: Friday, February 28, 2020.
  • Applications for the JCU Student Research Showdown: Friday, March 13, 2020.
  • Poster printing by the ITS department: Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

Do you have questions about the Celebration?  Contact us at


Erica Kennedy, MBA, CRA
Celebration of Scholarship Coordinator
Director, Office of Sponsored Research

Jim Krukones, Ph.D.
Celebration Coordinator
Associate Academic Vice President
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The 19th annual A Celebration of Scholarship will be held March 30-April 2, 2020, at John Carroll University. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

View the detailed schedule and submissions