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The 2022 Celebration of Scholarship will take place on
April 4-7, 2022

At this time, we are planning a hybrid event.

Poster and pre-recorded content will be presented virtually on the ForagerOneSymposium platform.

LIVE sessions of speakers and panel discussions, including the popular Arts at Night event, will be held on campus. These sessions will be live-streamed so one could attend in-person or enjoy remotely.

NOTE: the format for the live sessions may change due to Covid-19 protocols. Applications for papers, panels, posters, or Arts at Night submissions will be available later in the Spring semester. 

Please see Carole Moran Krus,, x1527, Dolan E305 for more information.

Since 2001, 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. The 2020 Celebration was unfortunately canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic, making this year's event the 20th annual Celebration of Scholarship.

The virtual, asynchronous content of the 2022 Celebration of Scholarship will be presented on the ForagerOne Symposium platform, an online conference forum. 

Access to the Presentation (asynchronous) content and Live Conference (synchronous) sessions is free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. 

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.

The 20th annual A Celebration of Scholarship will be held on April 4 - 7, 2022 

View the list of currently scheduled participants and the links for accessing their content:

This year, students can submit a variety of content in the form of prerecorded Presentations.

A Presentation can be a:

  • Poster
  • Recorded slide show with narration (PowerPoint, Prezi, iMovie, etc.)
  • Musical or dance performance video
  • Dramatic performance video
  • Poetry or spoken word presentation
  • Any scholarly or creative video presentation

Poster submissions will be PDF files of the poster plus a short 3-5 minute video of the presenter(s) introducing the poster.

Celebration of Scholarship attendees will be able to view the Presentations on the Symposium event website. All the Presentations will be organized in random order on the webpage, but one can search and filter the entries by student name, discipline, or other descriptions.

Each Presentation is set up to allow attendees to leave questions and comments for the presenter(s). Starting on April 4, all Celebration attendees will be able to view presentations without signing in. However, in order to leave a comment or question, an attendee must first create an account and login to the Celebration event page. 

Want to see how it works? Symposium Presentation Page Demo 

Please see the "Applications" tab for links to all the Celebration of Scholarship Applications.

Instructions for preparing and uploading posters and intro videos are found here:
Poster Presentation Guidelines

Instructions for preparing and uploading video (non-poster) presentations are found here:
Video Presentation Guidelines

2022 Poster Competition:

As in previous years, there is an opportunity for students to enter their posters into the optional Poster Competition. Poster judges will be JCU faculty, staff, and local community members, people with a variety of backgrounds and areas of expertise.

The judging sessions will be held throughout the event, between April 4 and April 7.


  • First prize: $200
  • Second prize: $150
  • Third prize: $100
  • 4th - 10th prize: $50 each

Those interested in participating in the poster competition should indicate so on the Presentation Application. See the "Applications" tab for all Celebration of Scholarship applications.

Congratulations to the 2021 winners of the Celebration of Scholarship Poster Competition.

First Place - $200 - Caroline Kuczek:  “Analysis of the ROTSE I Data to Create an Unbiased Survey of Variable Stars”

Second Place - $150 - Marie Pinzone:  “Female Athletes, Weight Concern, and Memory”

Third Place - $100 - Aysenur Musaogullari:  “Role of Glutathione Depletion and Reactive Oxygen Species Generation on Caspase-3 Activation Induced by Staurosporine”

Fourth Place - $50 - Julia Davis:  “The Effect of Trauma on an Individual's Long-Term Health as Related the Mexican Immigrants and Refugees”

Fifth Place - $50 - Nina Savastano:  “Differences in Chemical Defenses between the Dorsal and Ventral Regions of the Green and Black Poison Frog, Dendrobates auratus”

Sixth Place - $50 - Olivia Talamo:  “Changes in Health Behaviors during a Global Pandemic”

Seventh Place - $50 - Anthony Joseph:  “NOD2 Activation and Microbial Clearance: A Novel Role for IRF1”

Eighth Place - $50 - Kendall Cook:  “Regulators of Retrograde BMP Signaling during Neuromuscular Junction Development in Drosophila”

Ninth Place - $50 - Karlee Schultz and Haley Kovach:  “Clocks and Caffeine: How Time of Day Impacts Anxiety in Long Evans Rats”

Tenth Place - $50 - Haylee Mathews:  “The Need for Adaptive Leadership within All Human Resource Professionals”

Live Conference Sessions will be held in-person on the JCU campus. At this time, we are planning to live-stream each session so attendees can enjoy the sessions remotely. Speakers may choose to hold their session remotely via Zoom if they are uncomfortable with the in-person format. 

Each session should be organized around a central theme or topic. They may include individual speakers or a panel discussion format.

Each session will be 75 minutes long, so the number of speakers should be adjusted to allow for each speaker to present and field questions from the audience. A moderator will introduce each speaker, help field questions from the audience, and generally organize the presentation order.

Applications will be accepted for complete sessions only, ideally organized around a central theme. Only one application is required for each group of speakers. We urge groups of speakers to submit their session applications early so they can be added to the schedule. Revisions (adding/deleting speakers, changing the order, other edits) will be allowed after an application is submitted.

Individual students who want to present are urged to speak to their instructors or advisors about joining an existing session. However, if individual speakers need assistance in joining a session, please email the organizers at We will help place you in a panel, but there is no guarantee that the other speakers will be presenting on a related topic or area of study.  

Please see the "Applications" tab for links to all the Celebration of Scholarship Applications.

Arts at Night, the annual celebration of the arts at John Carroll, invites all writers and performers to read, recite, or perform writing, story, or music in a LIVE, open-mic environment!

Monday, April 4
8:00 - 9:30 pm

Please contact Dr. Philip Metres if you're interested in reading or performing.

More information will be available soon.


More information will be available later in the Spring semester.


Deadlines for the 2022 Celebration are as follows:

  • Applications for the Poster Session and Competition, including both a poster PDF + short video: Friday, March 25, 2022
  • Applications to submit prerecorded video and slide presentation content: Friday, March 25, 2022
  • Applications for the Live Conference Sessions: Friday, March 18, 2022. (Revisions allowed until April 1)

Do you have questions about the Celebration?  Contact us at


Carole Moran Krus, M.S., CIP
Celebration of Scholarship Coordinator
Research Compliance Administrator
Dolan E305

Jim Krukones, Ph.D.
Celebration of Scholarship Host
Associate Academic Vice President