North Central College - Naperville, IL

What You Need to Know Before You Submit

The submission deadline is Wednesday, February 18, 2015. The Rall Symposium will take place on the morning of Honors Day, Tuesday, May 12, 2015. In addition, Rall presenters will attend a dinner on Monday, May 11, 2014, as a way to celebrate your accomplishments and meet the other students with whom you will be presenting.

Who can submit?
Current North Central College undergraduates who have completed a significant scholarly project are eligible to submit an abstract. Although your work does not have to be done under the supervision of an NCC faculty member, you are required to work with a North Central faculty member who is willing to sponsor your participation in the Rall Symposium.

Is my project appropriate?
Your project is probably appropriate for the Rall Symposium if it is significant in scope and an original work (or original interpretation in the case of performance art). In previous years, students have presented Honors Theses, Independent Studies, Richter Fellowships, summer research, in-depth class research projects, storyboards of a theatrical performance, artistic performances, etc.

Projects are presented as either poster or oral presentations.

If after discussing this issue with your faculty sponsor you still have questions about whether or not a project meets the spirit of these guidelines, please contact Dr. Steve Johnston (x5188) or Dr. Trish Schacht (x5331) We will be delighted to help you out!

Instructions for Abstract Preparation and Abstract Submission Form