Student Scholar Day

Welcome to Avila University’s 20th Annual Student Scholar Day

Tuesday, April 13
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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Oral Presentations

Note: please click Presentation Title to view abstracts

9 a.m.

Opening Remarks
Ashley Fanscher, Ph.D.

Poster Presentations
Oral Presentations
Keynote Speaker

2 p.m.

Closing Ceremony and Awards

3 p.m.

Student Scholar Day Goals

  • Promote and encourage student contributions to scholarly activity across the campus.
  • Recognize and reward outstanding student achievements and scholarly activity.
  • Promote interdisciplinary academic interaction among students and faculty.
  • Reinforce the breadth of learning that characterizes a quality formal education.
  • Support the institution’s educational efforts regarding the importance of communication skills. 
  • Enhance community awareness of the high level of scholarship at Avila University.

2021 Student Scholar Day Committee Members

  • Ashley Fansher, Ph.D. (Chair)
  • Leah Gensheimer, Ph.D.
  • Sue Ellen McCalley, Ph.D.
  • Jordan Wagge, Ph.D.
  • Ling Zhang, Ph.D.
  • Tracy Koehler, MSN, RN
  • Hadas Moshonov-Cohavi, Ph.D.
  • Lida Khalafi, Ph.D.

Special Thanks to:
ITS for technical support and set-up
Avila Faculty for student mentorship and encouragement 

Due to health concerns, Student Scholar Day will occur virtually this year. Each presentation has a unique link for viewers. These links will be open during the duration of the student’s presentation then will no longer be active. You may encounter a “waiting room” upon clicking the link. Please be patient, rooms will be monitored, and you will receive access as quickly as possible. A moderator will assist with a brief question period at the end of each presentation. During the poster session, you may come and go into the different rooms as you please from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Please email with any questions or concerns during the event. Email will be closely monitored.

Disciplines in higher education have different formats for presenting research and scholarship. In the sciences (e.g., biology, kinesiology, psychology, education), scholars present research using a basic scientific approach: presentation of hypothesis, interventions or application, and results. Their research is usually presented with a PowerPoint and discussion. In disciplines such as history or English, scholars may present their research by reading a paper. All presentation styles and formats are valid and should be respected.

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