St. Albert’s Day

St. Albert’s Day

People visiting in a hallway at St. Albert

University Research Day Celebration

Creighton University will host its annual St. Albert’s Day/University Research Day celebration on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 in the Harper Center Ballroom from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

St. Albert’s Day is celebrated in honor of St. Albert Magnus, or Albert the Great, who was a scientist, philosopher, and theologian, and served as a mentor to St. Thomas Aquinas. During his lifetime, St. Albert the Great composed a veritable encyclopedia which contained scientific treatises on almost every subject. His life and writings emphasized the importance of experiment and investigation.

Creighton University Undergraduate, Graduate, and Professional Students are encouraged to submit an abstract for their research, present a poster, or give a platform presentation. All submissions are accepted. Presentations (both poster and platform) will be judged during the morning or afternoon session. Presenters are able to choose the session that best fits their schedules on their submission form. To register for St. Albert’s Day, click the Registration tab below.


The registration for the 2020 St. Albert’s Day/University Research Day is now open! To register to present, please fill out the registration form here.


Registration Deadline: February 15, 2020 (no extensions).

Abstract deadline: March 15, 2020 (those who register by the February 15 deadline will receive instructions about how to submit their abstracts).

All registrations will be accepted. To register you need to be able to identify the width of your poster, your department, the authors, presenters, your time slot and the type of presentation you will be giving. You have a choice between a poster presentation and a platform presentation.


A platform presentation is what we traditionally called the oral presentation. This can be done with Powerpoint or other modes of presentation (besides a poster). Platform presenters will be assigned a specific 15-minute presentation time slot in a location in Harper.

The poster presentations are held in the Harper Ballroom. There will be two poster presentation time slots: one from 9:00-11:00 AM, and another from 1:30-3:30 PM. Poster presenters will be able to indicate their preferred presentation time while registering, but it is necessary to commit to the full two-hour time slot. This allows judges enough time to visit each of the posters they are assigned. Poster presenters must also indicate the width of their poster at the time of registration. The preferred width is 48 inches. For those who are presenting at another conference with the poster, exceptions will be made so that re-printing the poster is not necessary.

Please note that there is now an option for online Creighton students to present their research remotely via Zoom. Presenters can indicate that they are an online student in the registration form.


8:00-9:00 AM: Event Registration, outside of Harper Ballroom

9:00-11:00 AM: First Presentation Session, Harper Ballroom

11:15-1:15 AM: Luncheon, Harper 3023

1:30-3:30 PM: Second Presentation Session, Harper Ballroom


Stay tuned for the 2020 St. Albert’s Day Program.

Poster Printing

The Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (CURAS) is pleased to offer poster printing services to the Creighton community. Prices are $10 for a matter poster and $15 for a satin paper.

The deadline for poster submission for St. Albert’s Day is Tuesday, March 24th at noon. To print through CURAS, please email your print-ready file to MeghanFreeman [at] creighton [dot] edu. In your email, please list your contact information, preferred poster paper, poster dimensions (the preferred poster width for St. Albert’s day is 48 inches, making 36 inches by 48 inches a good option for poster printing), and the method of payment you will use to cover the printing cost (fund/org or cash payment).

Prior to submission, please review these general instructions for formatting posters for the CURAS printer.