The 4th Annual Wine, Cheese & Scholarship
A celebration of faculty research and creativity
February 28, 2018
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
BSC Ferrari Room
(Inclement weather date: March 14)
Extended Deadline: February 8
You choose the presentation type! Format can be a poster, movie, recorded presentation, recorded music, or any medium that best suits your discipline.
All topics and themes are welcome. Abstracts may be edited until Feb 21.
Wine, Cheese & Scholarship invites faculty and their graduate students of all disciplines to display research proposals, research projects-in-process, findings, creative works, and other scholarly endeavors.
Post-sabbatical presentations will be at Wine, Cheese & Scholarship.
The presentation format can be a poster, digital display, individual presentation, or the medium that best suits your discipline.
Wine, Cheese & Scholarship
(Attend remotely via Zoom)
- Open the 2018 WCS Program
- Find the presentation abstract in the program
- Click the Presentation Number
- Join the Zoom Session
What is Wine, Cheese & Scholarship all about?
Watch a short video
Poster templates are available to download. Using a template is optional, but a template may save time and frustration.Download an SU Branded Poster Template including Design Guide.
David Forrest’s Web Article “Creating and Presenting Posters in the Humanities” provides guidelines, tips, and examples for designing humanities posters.
Poster Design and Printing
1. Open PowerPoint
2. Select Blank Presentation
3. Select Layout and click Blank
4. Click the Designs tab (at the top)
5. Click Slide Size (at the far right)
6. Select Page Setup
7. Set Width to 40 inches
8. Set Height to 32 inches
9. Click OK
You are now ready to design your poster.
1. Title should be readable from 10 feet (3 meters) ~ 72 point or more.
2. Text in the main body should be readable from 3 feet (1 meter) ~ 24 point or more.
A. Section headings should be approximately 40 point.
B. Use sans-serif fonts such as Calibri, Gill Sans, Arial.
3. Less is more—Use figures/pictures/tables rather than words to illustrate your work.
4. Avoid jargon—Design for a general audience.
A. Highlight the core aspects of your work.
5. Organize the poster with a sensible flow—Arrange the display in top to bottom, left to right sections.
Note that point size varies by font. Example.
- Posters may include color, images, and graphics
- Live and video performances are encouraged within space and sound limits
- Video displays should be on a standard-sized laptop (supplied by the exhibitor)
- All exhibits must include a poster
- Mounting boards and removable tape will be provided
- CTLT can assist with poster design or provide feedback. Email email@example.com.
Please note that the SU Graphics and Editorial Style Guide only allows one SU logo to be placed on a single document, the logo must be the approved version, and the round logo should only be used when a rectangular logo will not fit into the space. If you have design questions, please feel free to contact CTLT Instructional Support Coordinator Ginny Armagh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you are ready to print your PowerPoint poster, Save it as a PDF and email the PDF to email@example.com. Include in your email how you will be paying for it and the date you will need it. The cost for a 40 x 32 inch poster is $38.40. You may use Faculty 400 funds. CTLT can assist with printing costs (while funds last) for faculty without Faculty-400 funds (email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Looking for inspiration?
Abstract Readers Are Needed
Readers will provide valuable feedback on abstracts in their fields (or very close). Abstracts are only 250 words (maximum), and you may read as few or many as you like so time commitment for reading is minimal.
The Faculty Evaluation Committee has clarified that presenting and volunteering at the Wine, Cheese and Scholarship faculty research forum may be listed in the scholarship portion of the contract e-portfolio/CV as an “other work.” Faculty who review abstracts for WC&S may list it as service, as well.
For information about Wine, Cheese & Scholarship, or any CTLT events, email Ginny Armagh at email@example.com.