Festival of SLU in the Community | St. Lawrence University Community Based Learning

Festival of SLU in the Community

The Festival of SLU in the Community celebrates our students’ engagement with the local community through the offices of Community Based Learning and Volunteer Services. It offers students the opportunity to showcase their experiences in a reflective way.

Instructions for Student Presenters

Students can choose from three different formats to present their experience: oral presentation (with or without technology), poster, or short video. Students can present alone or in groups (no more than four members and no more than two placement sites).

Every student (or the representative for each group) must complete the Presentation Proposal Form. Approval will be sent to all students from the CBL office within five business days.

Every student (or the representative for each group) must download the Presentation Approval Form - this form allows the community partner to sign off on any photos/videos/audio in your presentation, confirms all information represents the community partner accurately, gives permission to show the presentation at the Festival of SLU in the Community, and details specific limitations in sharing the presentation online. Please note: for group presentations, if there is more than one agency represented, a form for all agencies must be submitted. The Presentation Approval Form needs to be submitted by Monday, December 3 to the CBL office located at 11 Hillside, Room 1. You can bring it to the office, or scan a signed form and send it as an attachment to cbl@stlawu.edu

OPTION 1: ORAL PRESENTATION (without technology)
An individual oral presentation should be no longer than five minutes. Groups consisting of up to four members will be granted an additional two minutes.

  1. Share your outline/talking points with your community partner 
  2. Make changes, if needed, based on the community partner's review of the presentation
  3. Obtain signature for the Presentation Approval Form
  4. Once finalized, please send an outline/talking points in MS Word to cbl@stlawu.edu

OPTION 1b: ORAL PRESENTATION (with technology)
An individual oral presentation should be no longer than five minutes. Groups consisting of up to four members will be granted an additional two minutes. When creating your layout, please keep in mind the allotted time and that "less is better" when designing text for slides.

  1. Share your presentation with your community partner 
  2. Make changes, if needed, based on the community partner's review of the presentation
  3. Obtain signature for the Presentation Approval Form
  4. Once finalized, please send the final draft in MS PowerPoint or Google Slides to cbl@stlawu.edu 

OPTION 2: POSTER PRESENTATION

  1. Create your poster presentation utilizing the Poster Design/Presentation Instructions
  2. Share your presentation with your community partner 
  3. Make changes, if needed, based on the community partner's review of the presentation
  4. Obtain signature for the Presentation Approval Form.
  5. Important Deadline: prepare your poster and submit it on Tuesday, December 4 by noon. Send poster to ODY for Printing. Go to Print Request (ODY) . Please note, you must fill out the form and upload your file to T:/ODY/Print Jobs 
  6. An email will be sent from ODY when the poster is ready for pick up. It is the responsibility of every student (or the representative for each group) to pick up the poster and bring it to the event!

OPTION 3: SHORT VIDEO
A video should be no longer than three minutes. Please refrain from creating a video that would have the same effect as an oral presentation. Please be aware that effective videos incorporate a montage of photos or video footage from the placement site.  

  1. Share your video with your community partner 
  2. Make changes, if needed, based on the community partner's review of the video
  3. Obtain signature for the Presentation Approval Form
  4. Once finalized, please send a link for Vimeo or You Tube to cbl@stlawu.edu
  5. If the file is too large, hand delivering a USB to the CBL office at 11 Hillside is required

Day of Event

***ATTN all students

Checklist:

  • Oral presentation without technology: Have you submitted your outline/talking points in MS Word?
  • Oral presentation with technology: Have you submitted your PowerPoint or Google Slides?
  • Poster: Have you picked up your poster?
  • Short video: Have you submitted your Vimeo or You Tube link?

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to either set up a poster or to test video/sound for the presentations utilizing technology. 

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the CBL office at 315-229-5095 or cbl@stlawu.edu