The GUS Registration Form is in Section 1 of the Guilford Undergraduate Symposium Moodle. Click on the “GUS Registration” link and then on “Add Entry.” We hope the fields are self-explanatory, but here are some additional pointers:
Please use your Guilford e-mail address when registering.
Every presentation must have a faculty sponsor. Your mentor for the work you’re presenting may be different from your sponsor, especially when you did you work somewhere other than Guilford. Please provide the information for that person as well. (And let them know you’ll be presenting at GUS).
The academic programs listed are the majors available at Guilford. You may select more than one from that list or provide the name of another program if that is more appropriate for your presentation.
- Poster: Presenters will be provided with a 48” by 36” board and easel for displaying their work. Posters are typically printed material; other types of displays should be submitted as an exhibition. Poster presenters are expected to leave their presentation up throughout the symposium and to be present for one hour as specified in the schedule for discussion and questions.
- Short talk: Each short talk is allotted 15 minutes in the schedule: 12 minutes for the presentation and 3 minutes for questions. All short talks will take place in multimedia classrooms, so PowerPoint and other media may therefore be used.
- Exhibition: Any type of exhibition of creative or other work that requires display space beyond that needed for a poster should be submitted under this category. Art exhibits and research presentations in which other objects will be displayed are examples of exhibition presentations. As with posters, exhibitors are expected to leave their presentation up throughout the symposium and to be present for one hour as specified in the schedule for discussion and questions.
- Performance: Music, poetry, dramatic reading, and theater fall under this category. We cannot guarantee that a sound system will be available for performances, so please plan accordingly. Performances will be allotted 20 minutes in the schedule, although it is not required that the performance take up the entire allotted time.
- Panel discussion: A panel discussion is a group of several presenters addressing a single topic. Each panel discussion is allotted 30 minutes in the schedule: 25 minutes for the presenters and 5 minutes for questions. The panel may allocate the 25 minutes in any way they choose. All panel discussions will take place in multimedia classrooms, so PowerPoint and other media may therefore be used.
Short talks on related topics should be submitted as separate presentations. We will then take requests to schedule the related talks in a single session.
You must submit a title, but you will submit other information about your presentation at a later time. And you will be able to change the title before the final program is printed.
For presentations with multiple presenters, only one person needs to submit the form. All other presenters should be listed at the bottom of the registration form.
You will receive an acknowledgement of your registration within a few days after submitting it.
Each presenter (or group of presenters) must submit an abstract or summary of their presentation for publication in the GUS program. The abstract will be due by February 21, approximately 10 days before the symposium. The summary or abstract should be no more than 200 words and provide a brief description of your presentation for a general audience. We strongly recommend consulting with your faculty sponsor and/or your project mentor when writing your abstract or summary.
The abstract or summary should contain your final title and the list of all authors/presenters for the presentation.
We are offering an abstract writing session on Feb 19 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in King 123.
You will submit your abstract or summary as a Word, RTF, PDF, or text document to the “GUS Presentation/Summary Abstract” assignment in the GUS Moodle.
If you have any special needs for your presentation, this will be the time to let us know.
As GUS approaches, please keep an eye on your e-mail for important announcements. We will be sending out draft schedules, asking you to verify information, and otherwise working on making sure that the symposium will run as smoothly as possible.
On Wednesday, March 5, we will hold an information session in the afternoon that provides an opportunity for presenters and session presiders to hear from the organizing committee and ask any questions about the day itself. We will send out information about the time and place a few days before that.
Tell your professors and fellow Guilford students that you are presenting at GUS and encourage them to come. You are also welcome and encouraged to invite family members and friends outside the Guilford community to attend GUS.
GUS: Friday, March 7. What do I do, where do I go?
Although there is no dress code for GUS, most presenters will choose to dress in professional attire (in other words, no athletic wear, jeans, etc.) Some session chairs may require professional attire.