Monday, February 1, 2016

Conference and Publication Opportunities for Students

During the spring semester, RACC students have opportunities to submit their scholarly and creative work for presentation:

  • The HECBC Conference, a local, noncompetitive opportunity for students to share their scholarly and creative work in a supportive conference environment. Proposals with abstracts are due in early-March, and the conference will be held on April at 16 at Alvernia University. 
  • The Beacon Conference, a competitive conference for scholarly work. Local submissions of papers are due to Donna Singleton (Communications, Arts & Humanities Div.) on February 19, and the conference will be held on June 3 at Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ. 

There will be a series of workshops to provide students with information about the conferences and assistance in preparing and submitting their work. The first two of ten sessions which occur in the next ten days, are described below:

Session 1: Introduction to Extracurricular Opportunities
February 3, 2016 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in Yocum 116

Students will be introduced to various extracurricular opportunities for the publication/presentation of their scholarship and creative work. Students will learn about the local HECBC Conference and the competitive Beacon Conference. Interested students will be enrolled in a course-management site for learning about conference presentations.

Session 2: Deadlines & Abstracts 
February 10, 2016 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in Yocum 116

Students will be informed about deadlines for submission of HECBC Conference proposals and Beacon papers. Students will be familiarized with abstract writing and the different forms of abstracts. A brief writing workshop on abstracts will be held. Additionally, students interested in submitting papers for the Beacon Conference will be encouraged to submit compositions for review and urged to attend the subsequent session.

Eight more sessions will follow the above two sessions. For more information, attend the Introduction Session on February 3. If you are unable to attend, contact Dr. Donna Singleton at dsingleton or Dr. Chris Costello at for more information.