First-Year Symposium
(previously First-Year Celebration)

What is First-Year Symposium?
A public display of writing/composing/creation/argument/research by first-year students at the end of their first term. Like a giant science fair, First-Year Symposium requires all first-year students to create something, based on written work, that uses media, technology, and/or creative presentation to display their research projects for a mixed, general, academic audience.

Past FYS Showings

With your group, get out a sheet of paper:

  • Begin Brainstorming How you plan to present for FYS
    • Think about "VISUAL RHETORIC"
      • In what ways can you non-verbally cue your audience?
        • Who is your audience?
        • Why should they care about your presentation?
    • Think about "Creative Illustration"
      • In what ways can you effectively engage your audience?
      • How do you plan to lay out your Tri-Fold Board?
      • What about your video and other visual effects?