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UNIV 100 Showcase Info for Instructors

The UNIV 100 Showcase was implemented to display the best student work from our first-year seminar. The showcase is on display in the Dupré Library after the conclusion of the first-year seminar for viewing by students, faculty, staff and the public.

Entries will be judged in six categories and certificates and ribbons will be awarded to winners in each category as well as Best in Show. Categories include:

  • Creative / Arts
  • Creative Written Work
  • Humanities / Social Science
  • Leadership / Service
  • Research Papers
  • Science / Technical

As you plan your class, consider projects you might incorporate that could be displayed as part of the showcase and how you will select the best ones to enter. You may submit up to three projects from each section of your course. This will be a juried show, so not every nominated project will be displayed in the showcase. The best projects will be clearly tied to the course learning outcomes: critical thinking, communication, and information literacy.

Project Format

Projects can be submitted in a variety of formats. Past projects have included research posters, tri-fold displays, music compilations, multi-media videos, digital art and history collections, and large artistic displays. Whatever you and your students can imagine, we want to show it off in the showcase. If you have an idea for a project but are not sure if it can be displayed, please contact us when you register so we can determine if the project can be displayed in the showcase.

Showcase Dates and Deadlines

Beginning in the Fall of 2017, the Showcase will be set up in the library in the Spring 2018 semester. Instructors and students will now have the full 15 week semester for the students to complete the projects, and the instructors to grade before turning them in to the OFYE office.

  • Projects due to OFYE office - Friday, December 8, 2017
  • Showcase setup in the library - Monday, January 22, 2018
  • Judging - Jan. 29-31, 2018
  • Showcase open - Jan. 23 – Feb. 14, 2018
  • OFYE Awards (Showcase, UNIV 100 Instructor, and Peer Mentor awards) - Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018
  • Showcase breakdown - Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018

Project Support

OFYE is happy to offer support in the production of your project(s). Project supplies can be purchased with an approved UNIV 100 mini-grant.

Poster Printing

Direct your students to this page for requirements and printable instructions to create a poster for the UNIV 100 Showcase.

View Past Projects

To get a better idea of the projects, view the projects and winners from previous years:

  View the Fall 2016 Showcase award winners

  View the Fall 2015 Showcase award winners

  Showcase YouTube Channel

  Showcase photos on OFYE's Facebook


For any questions about the UNIV 100 Showcase, please contact:

Michelle A. Fournet, Instructional Support Program Manager
Lee Hall 106H