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The Arts & Sciences Exposition, known more simply as The Expo, is an annual celebration of exceptional mentored work by students in the St. Bonaventure School of Arts & Sciences. The Expo is held near the end of April in the Doyle Hall Trustees Room and Dining Room. The entire campus is invited to view the projects. The event was formerly called The Student Research & Creative Endeavors Exposition. The Expo is organized by Dr. Chris Hill.
Early in the spring semester, Arts and Sciences faculty are asked to invite students to the Expo who they mentored on a substantial project during the current academic year and whose performance on the project was meritorious. Honors projects, student research projects, independent studies, and course projects are all welcome.
Participants summarize their work on 30-inch by 40-inch posters and display the posters at the Exposition. Presentation formats other than posters, but similar to posters, are also welcome. For example, Expositions have often featured paintings and drawings.
The projects in the Expo reflect not only the outstanding work of our Arts & Sciences students, but also the superb mentoring of our Arts and Sciences faculty. The faculty mentors provide the frameworks within which the students excel and they champion their students' efforts by inviting the students to the Exposition.
Typically, the projects are on display for three days: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. On the final day of the Exposition, a catered reception is held during which participants stand next to their projects and answer questions from admiring students, staff, and faculty. (However, students do not make formal presentations.) The Exposition’s reception is arranged to be that week's Friday Forum.
Why do we need an Arts and Sciences exposition? The School of Arts & Sciences is the largest of the four schools that comprise St. Bonaventure University. The school contains fifteen departments and nearly half of Bona's students major in at least one of the A&S programs. Simply put, each year there are so many excellent and varied projects by A&S students that a venue for exhibiting and celebrating these projects was imperative. Dr. Stephen Stahl, as Dean of the Schools of Arts & Sciences, conceived of the Exposition as such a venue in 2004.
The first Arts & Sciences Exposition was held in 2005 in the atrium of the Quick Center for the Arts. Since then, the Expo has grown each year with more participants and more visitors. In 2007, the Exposition moved to the more spacious Doyle Hall Trustees Room. By 2010, even the Trustees Room had become crowded, so in 2011 the venue was expanded to include both the Trustees Room and the adjacent Dining Room.
The contributions of the following individuals and groups have been essential to the success of the Expo:
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