Spring Hill College Undergraduate Research Symposium (SHCURS)

Friday, April 25, 2014


SHC Student Center, LeBlanc Ballroom

Undergraduate Research Symposium Application

Application due April 15, 2014

Photos of the 2012 and 2013 event are available at https://www.facebook.com/#!/SHCURS


Congratulations to the 2014 Award Recipients


Original Research

Amy Lyons and Kirsten Bordis

Honorable Mention: Lorenza Croom


Off-Campus Research

Jacob Files

Honorable Mention: James Kizziah


Class Project

Mary Catherine McKinley

Honorable Mention: Tempey Hamilton


Service Project

Lesliey Garza

Honorable Mention: Michael Short and Erin Claxton



Marie Booth

Honorable Mention: Jolene Bruard



Emily Hill and Kevin Smith

Honorable Mention: Alicia Candela

Students will be presenting projects across many disciplines during the 2014 Spring Hill College Undergraduate Research Symposium (SHCURS). The SHCURS provides students with the opportunity to present their research, internship and classroom projects to a larger audience. The symposium also provides a space for students, faculty, and the community to examine the connection between research and education. Student attendees who are not yet involved in research will discover that attending the symposium is a great way to learn about the broad range of opportunities available at the Spring Hill College. Attendees are welcome to stop by the Student Center in the LeBlanc Ballroom any time during the symposium on April 25, 2014. The event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

The Friends of the Library will sponsor two Charles Boyle Research Awards for student projects of exceptional quality: 1) Special Collections – $250: Awarded to research that demonstrates substantive utilization of the Burke Memorial Library’s special collections including Archives and federal depository materials, and 2) Print & Digital Collections – $250: Awarded to research that demonstrates substantive utilization of the Burke Memorial Library’s print or digital collections. Application due March 22, 2014

In addition to the Charles Boyle Friends of the Library Awards, the Gary and Beverly Cooper Foundation will be sponsoring Excellence in Presentation awards in the following categories: Off-Campus Research, Service Projects, Class Projects, Original Research, Art, and Media.

The Studio Art Seniors will have senior exhibitions up in the Fine Arts building during the time of the URS.  Studio exhibits are in the Eichold Gallery.

The Gary and Beverly Cooper Foundation is sponsoring two travel awards. For more information, visit http://kudzu.shc.edu/urs/cooper-foundation-travel-awards-due-march-15-2014/

For more information, please contact Jamie Franco-Zamudio at jfrancozamudio@shc.edu or Gentry Holbert at gholbert@shc.edu.