Scholars Week

Murray State University is pleased to host Scholars Week, a university-wide celebration of undergraduate and graduate scholarship, research, and creative work, occurring each Fall and Spring semester. This event consists of oral presentations, poster sessions, exhibits and performance opportunities for individual undergraduate and graduate students from all colleges and schools to present either their independent or course-associated research, scholarly, or creative work.

  • Fall Scholars Week: November 16-20, 2020 (Virtual-Only)
  • Deadline for students to submit an abstract: October 30, 2020
  • *New in 2020* Images of Research Competition: Images of Resarch (IOR) is an opportunity for current Murray State University students from all disciplines to capture, share, and present the essence of their research in images. Students are allowed to submit multiple entries. Entries should be the student's own work. This competition showcases and preserves students' research in print and digital form and fosters engagement and creative endeavors. Deadline for students to submit an image: October 30, 2020. Selected images will be displayed virtually during Fall Scholars Week.
  • Spring Scholars Week: Tentatively planned for April 12-16, 2021
  • Recommended Deadline for students to submit an abstract: March 26, 2021


The Office of Research and Creative Activity  hopes instructors will encourage their students to participate in and interact with Scholars Week presentations. As an instructor, you can:

  • Submit a panel of students from a research-based  class to present versions of their final assignments
  • Read abstracts of projects prior to Scholars Week and notify students of presentations relevant to your class
  • Assign questions to help students better engage with researchers on campus (view a set of sample questions)

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