2014 Celebration Submission Instructions

*NOTE - If the number of celebration entries surpasses the time and/or space available, applications will be accepted in the order they were received.
Notifications of acceptance/room assignment/time will be sent via e-mail no later than April 4, 2014.
Type Specifications Notes Due Date/Time Turn in/pick-up at Awards
Poster Posters can be any size from 2' x 2' to 3' x 4' (24" x 24" to 36" to 48") and can be printed in color or black and white (black and white is very affordable). Posters do not have to be mounted. Check with NMU Printing Services (227-2454) for ordering options and cost. **Submit your order as soon as possible

Office Max can also print posters up to 2' tall. For awards, posters will be judged on the quality, clarity, significance, design and presentation of information, not color.

NOTE: If you plan to use your poster in a future event, check to make sure to match their specifications.


Clearly include name of student(s) on the poster.  Submitter(s) encouraged to stand by their poster in the concourse area (by Fieras) of the LRC between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. as their schedule permits. Wednesday, April 9th between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. in LRC Room 235A.

Posters received after 2 p.m. will not be included in the judging by can still be displayed. Staff will be available in Room 235A until 4:30 p.m. on 4/9.

*Contact graduate@nmu.edu if you are unable to meet this deadline.

DROP OFF: LRC Room 235A (main level of library at back). Posters that are not mounted will be clipped on cardboard display boards.

PICK-UP: Posters can be picked up from the LRC concourse between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 10th.

If not picked up by 5 p.m., they will be available in the Graduate Education and Research Office (401 Cohodas) until Tuesday, May 6, 2014. If not picked up by this date, they will be recycled.

Posters will be divided into Graduate, Undergraduate and Group (more than 1 student preparing) categories. First, second and third place ribbons will be given in each category. All winners will be notified the evening of April 9th and the 1st place winners will be encouraged to be at the opening ceremony on Thursday, April 10th at 9 a.m. to receive award and have photo taken.
Oral Presentation A maximum of 10 minutes for presentation with a 5 minute discussion/question session. Each room is equipment with a projector, screen and remote slide controller. If the presentation requires mobile device visuals from an IBM mobile device, the file should be saved to a flash drive and loaded to the classroom mobile device to be used. If special software or a MacBook is needed, please bring your mobile device and have it on and ready to be plugged in to the projector at your presentation time.

NOTE: Due to the room size and lack of soundproofing between presentation rooms, microphones will not be available. Please contact graduate@nmu.edu if this is a concern.


Moderators will introduce each speaker and will provide time cues for the last 3 minutes of the presentation. The schedule must stay on time with no more than 15 minutes total for each presenter.

Wednesday, April 9th between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. if an IBM mobile device presentation is being used.

**NOTE: If your presentation file is not too large, you may e-mail it to graduate@nmu.edu
and it will be loaded
on the mobile device in your
presentation room.

Bring flash drive loaded with presentation to LRC Room 235A (main floor of library at back) on April 9th between 8:30 and 4:30 p.m. to be loaded onto IBM mobile device that will be in the presentation room. None
Art Display Must be able to be displayed on an easel, table or free-standing in high traffic area. Student is encouraged to stand by their art display in the concourse area of the LRC (near Fieras and the Help Desk)between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. as their schedule permits. May be turned in Wednesday, April 9th between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in Room 235A (main level of library in back) or on Thursday, April 10 between 7:00-8:30 a.m. to the LRC Concourse.

Bring to LRC 235A on Wednesday, 4/9 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or to display area in the LRC concourse between 7:00-8:30 a.m. on Thursday, 4/10

From concourse area between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday, 4/10.

Performance Contact graduate@nmu.edu with your staging and electronic requirements. Clearly specify the space and equipment needed for your performance. Dependent on requirements. Dependent on requirements. None

Submit entries no later than March 28, 2014 here.

Please contact the Office of Graduate Education and Research with any questions

(906) 227-2300 or graduate@nmu.edu