SCAD submission period opens

Kelly Moore February 4, 2016 0

The 2016 Scholarship and Creative Arts Days (SCAD) will be this April 18th and 19th. SCAD was launched in 2007 and is an annual conference that celebrates the difference Elizabethtown students make with their ideas and creativity. Each spring, select students present academic research in their respective disciplines, while others showcase talents through recitals and a juried art exhibit.

Students interested in presenting one of their ideas during SCAD days must first be sponsored by a college faculty member. Students must then submit a 250 word or less abstract about the content of their presentation, performance, or exhibit to their faculty member. Academic presentations should describe the student’s research and summarize their conclusions and for performances and exhibits, the abstract must describe the musical piece preformed, style of dance or medium used. The official proposal submission period opens Feb. 8 and continues through Feb. 26. For each submission, the faculty mentor and student presenter will receive an email confirming that the SCAD Committee has received the abstract and confirmation emails will be sent no later than March 18.

In addition to student presentations, the SCAD Keynote will be Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, Harriet Rubin. Rubin is a writer, consultant, and lecturer on the leadership trends and is at work on a new book on leadership narrative. She is the author of the international best seller, The Princessa: Machiavelli for Women; Soloing: Realizing Your Life’s Ambition, and Dante in Love: The World’s Greatest Poem and How it Made History. In 1989, Rubin founded Currency Books, a division of Doubleday, which under her direction created a new genre: general interest business books, as she encouraged poets, theologians, scientists and philosophers to write for business leaders. As a Fast Company senior writer and columnist, she filed stories from India, Kosovo, Davos, and the centers of power in the U.S. She is a former member of USA Today’s Board of Editorial Writers. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and a number of other publications and she has won numerous awards, including a Jefferson Fellowship for Journalism.

A detailed schedule of student presentations will be included in the 2016 program, which will be posted to Also, stay up to date with SCAD on Twitter using #etownscad16. For more information contact the SCAD Committee with questions at


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