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Franklin University Call for Abstracts Deadline Extended

For Immediate Release: July 29, 2013

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor John Carey

Columbus, OH —

Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults in Central Ohio, is pleased to announce it has extended the abstract submission deadline to Aug. 30 for its inaugural Scholarship Forum: From the Classroom to the Field and Beyond: Poster Presentations.  The forum, which will be held on Franklin’s main campus on Sept. 25, will showcase the innovative and important scholarly contributions from a variety of fields and disciplines by students, faculty, alumni, and community partners.

Capturing the essence and importance of holding this forum, keynote speaker John Carey, Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents, will share his insights on the “Vision for Higher Education.”

Community partners, faculty, and students are encouraged to illustrate their work and research in a poster-style session that will disseminate knowledge and discoveries beyond the individual and program in order to benefit the entire university community. Abstract solicitation is currently underway and will run through the extended deadline of Aug. 30. 

Faculty and students may submit abstracts of projects, capstones, thesis projects, or any research or substantial project in which they analyzed information in a manner that generated synthesized conclusions or hypotheses.  All presentations must be in poster formats and presenters must be available for comments and questions during the Sept. 25 poster session.

Excellence in several categories will be recognized including, Outstanding Student Submission, Faculty Adjunct Submission, Faculty Submission, and Excellence in Scholarship.  Accepted abstracts will appear in a booklet distributed during the event.

Providing enhanced exposure for all accepted presentations, a post-event news release will be distributed that includes links to all of the accepted abstracts. In addition, a $100 raffle will be held for those participating during the poster presentation segment.

Franklin University Inaugural Scholarship Forum Agenda
September 25, 2013

3:30-5 p.m.: Poster Presentations
5-5:30 p.m.:  Reception
5:30-7 p.m.: Keynote Speaker Chancellor John Carey

Ross Auditorium, Alumni Hall - Franklin's Main Campus – Downtown, 301 E. Rich Street, Columbus, Ohio

Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. Annually, nearly 10,000 students attend Franklin, through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, three Central Ohio locations and in Beavercreek, as well as at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, in addition to online. Franklin offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs (including the new Certificate in Criminal Justice and Logistics Management major) and graduates more than 1,500 students annually. The University’s MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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