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Howard’s New Book Chronicles History of American Department Stores

Hartwick College Associate Professor of History Dr. Vicki Howard has published a new book analyzing the history of department stores in the American retail industry. Titled From Main Street to Mall: The Rise and Fall of the American Department Store, Howard offers the first national study of the department store industry. The work looks at retailing from a new vantage point, advancing our understanding of the role department stores like Macy's and Marshall Field's played in the industry, according to the book’s publisher, the University of Pennsylvania Press.  Read full text

Hartwick’s Quinn Authors Book on ‘Black Civil War Soldiers’

Hartwick College Professor of History Dr. Edythe Ann Quinn has seen the publication of her new book, titled FREEDOM JOURNEY: Black Civil War Soldiers and The Hills Community, Westchester County, New York. Quinn’s meticulously-researched manuscript is the story of 36 African American men who drew upon their shared community of The Hills for support as they fought in the Civil War. The work was published by SUNY Press, and released six weeks ahead of schedule due to a large number of pre-orders. Read full text

Commencement Ceremony Makes Alumni of Hartwick Class of 2015

Saturday, May 23 was the summit of a uniquely transformative experience for the members of the Hartwick College Class of 2015. Their parents, families, friends, and College faculty and staff gathered under the gala tent on Elmore Field to celebrate, as the members of the class made the transition from students to alumni in the culmination of their time at Hartwick. Read full text

Class of 2015 Reflects on Hartwick at Baccalaureate

Hartwick College faculty, staff, friends and family gathered with the members of the Class of 2015 at Foothills Performing Arts & Civic Center for this year's Baccalaureate ceremony on Friday, May 22. The event continued a series of weekend celebrations marking the Class' final days as Hartwick students, and their first as Hartwick alumni. Read full text

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Hartwick Students' Best Work on Display During Showcase 2015

Subjects ranging across the academic divisions of Arts & Humanities, Physical and Life Sciences, and the Social and Behavioral Sciences were covered by Hartwick College students as they put their best work of the 2014-15 academic year on display during the College's eighth annual, day-long "Student Showcase: An Exhibition of Liberal Arts in Practice." Read full text

Honors Convocation Tradition Continues at Hartwick College

Hartwick College recently honored more than 190 students and faculty members during the College's annual Honors Convocation ceremony in Lambros Arena, Binder Physical Education Center. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Michael G. Tannenbaum and members of the Hartwick College community gathered to honor and congratulate the recipients of awards granted by academic departments and programs, as well as by several staff departments. Read full text

Hartwick Commencement Events Planned for May 22-23

On Saturday, May 23, Hartwick College will celebrate the Class of 2015 during the College's 84th Commencement exercises. Faculty, staff, family, and friends will gather at 11:30 a.m. on Elmore Field to recognize graduates' accomplishments throughout their time spent at Hartwick College. Read full text

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Hartwick to Host Annual Senior Art Show Closing Reception

Hartwick College will soon host its annual Senior Art Exhibition Reception - a culmination of Hartwick College Senior art and art history research and art projects. The event will take place in the Foreman Gallery on the College campus on Friday, May 22 at 1 p.m., and is free and open to the public. Read full text

Bree ’15 Caps Hartwick Career With Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

Pawsansoe Bree ’15 of Utica, NY, has earned a prestigious 2015 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship. The scholarship provides up to $50,000 a year for up to four years of study. The award will cover costs associated with graduate school attendance. Following her graduation from Hartwick this spring, Bree will weigh her post-graduate options and pursue a master’s degree this fall. Read full text

Jenkins ’15 Named Empire 8 Senior Scholar-Athlete

Cross country runner Gavin Jenkins ’15 has been named the male 2014-2015 Empire 8 Conference Senior Scholar-Athlete Award winner, based on a vote by the conference faculty athletic representatives (FARs). The award honors one male and one female student-athlete across all sports in the conference who best exemplify what it means to be a dedicated scholar and athlete over the course of their collegiate careers. Jenkins is the first Hartwick student-athlete to win the award. Read full text

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Hartwick Students Earn Top Accolades at Conference

Two Hartwick College students earned Best of Panel awards at the regional conference for Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society, at Marist College on Saturday, April 25. Jennifer McInerney ’17 and Angela Vincent ’15 took home the honors for their presentations at the society’s annual meeting. The students topped two of eight panels at the conference, with only six awards presented overall. Read full text

Hartwick to Host Pulitzer Prize Winner Taylor

Pulitzer Prize winning author Dr. Alan Taylor, Thomas Jefferson Foundation Chair for the Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia, will speak on Tuesday, May 5 at 8 p.m. in the Celebration Room of Shineman Chapel House on the Hartwick College campus. His lecture, “The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in the Early Republic,” is free and open to the public. Read full text

Hartwick Hosts 75th Honors Convocation May 6

On April 24, 1940, Hartwick College's "Scholastic Honor Day" began as a community-wide event in which faculty, staff, students and parents convened to call out the academic accomplishments of the student body. Now, 75 years later, the tradition continues. Today, while the event is named "Honors Convocation," the intent of the ceremony remains. The event serves to recognize exceptional academic achievement; a celebration of excellence in scholarship. Read full text

Hartwick Athletics Hosts 12th Annual Wine, Beer Benefit Auction

Hartwick College Athletics will host its annual Wine & Beer Tasting Reception & Benefit Auction from 6:30 – 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 7 at Stella Luna Ristorante, 58 Market St. in Oneonta, NY. Admission is $40 per person; $70 per couple. Proceeds from the event benefit the Hartwick College Athletics program and enhance the scholar-athlete experience. Read full text

Hartwick Plans Junior Open House May 3

Hartwick College will host a Junior Open House program on Sunday, May 3, 2015 geared toward current high school juniors who are interested in becoming part of the Hartwick community. Read full text

Hartwick’s Tenore to Present Final Faculty Lecture

Assistant Professor of Education F. Blake Tenore will present “Knowing and Not Knowing What Teachers Know About Readers’ Interactions With Texts,” the eighth and final installment of the 2014-15 Faculty Lecture Series. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at 12:30 p.m. in Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, on the Hartwick College campus. Light refreshments will be served, and attendees are welcome to bring their own lunch. Read full text

Glass Leads 2015 Rasmussen President’s Lecture

Professor and Associate Dean for Research at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Nancy Glass, Ph.D., MPH, RN, FAAN, will be the be the 2015 speaker for the Rasmussen President's Lecture to be held on Monday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Anderson Center for the Arts Theatre. Her lecture, titled "Protection of Women's Human Rights: Innovative Global Programs,” is free and open to the public. Read full text

Hartwick Student Arranges Mock DWI Crash Event

In recognition of National Alcohol Awareness Month (April), and the beginning of high school prom season (May), Hartwick College and several local agencies – including the Oneonta Police and Fire Departments and Otsego County STOP DWI – will conduct a mock DWI crash at Oneonta High School (OHS) on Friday, April 17 at 12:30 p.m. The exercise is meant to serve as a vivid, realistic reminder of the dangers of drinking and driving for students as they prepare for traditional end-of-school-year activities. Read full text

Hartwick to Host Local Trade Fair

Hartwick College will host its first Local Trade Fair in the Anderson Center for the Arts Lobby on Thursday, April 23 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. More than 25 local businesses will sell and promote their products and services, from handmade crafts to food to outdoor equipment rentals. The event is free and open to the public. Read full text

Drugovich Appointed to NCAA Advisory Group

Hartwick College President Margaret L. Drugovich has been appointed to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Chancellors/Presidents Advisory Group. Her appointment is effective immediately and runs through January 2017. Read full text

Hartwick Hosts An Evening With Gayle Huntress ’99

Members of the Hartwick College and Catskill area communities are invited to attend “An Evening with Gayle Huntress ’99” on Tuesday, April 21, at 7 p.m., in Anderson Center for the Arts Theatre on the College campus. The event is free and open to the public. Read full text

Awards Presented at Hartwick’s Annual Peep Show

Peep fans hailing from the Hartwick and Oneonta communities alike gathered on Friday, April 10 in the foyer of the Anderson Center for the Arts building on campus to partake in the College's annual "Peep Show." To celebrate the arrival of spring and the unique confection, all members of the college and surrounding communities were welcome to create a work of art representing, interpreting, defacing, mocking, celebrating, or analyzing the infamous marshmallow treat. Read full text

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Hartwick College to Honor Business, Community, Arts Leaders May 23

Hartwick College will award three honorary degrees during its 84th Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Recipients include Commencement Speaker Mr. Stephen L. Green ’59 PM ‘05, a Hartwick alumnus and founder and chairman of SL Green Realty Corporation in New York City. Green will receive a Doctor of Laws (LL.D.). Read full text

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Russo Receives Third Grant From Corning Incorporated Foundation

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Anthony (A.J.) Russo has received a $2,000 grant recently from Corning Incorporated Foundation (Corning Glass Inc.) to continue the implementation of a new immunochemistry biology course at the College. This is the third grant in three years that Hartwick has received from the Foundation, with total funding close to $12,000. Read full text

Hartwick College PSGE Center to Offer Career Prep Events

Hartwick College’s Center for Professional, Service and Global Engagement’s (PSGE) Career Services division will offer a series of events designed to prepare students for the workforce, and highlight available opportunities for valuable work experience. From conducting mock interviews to getting resume writing help to hearing from guest speakers imparting their wisdom, students will be able to fine-tune a host of key skills that will help them be successful in the next phase of their job search. Read full text

Malek Charchour '16 Wins Anna Sonder Poetry Prize

The Hartwick College Department of English and Theatre Arts is pleased to announce the winner of the 2014-15 Anna Sonder Prize of the Academy of American Poets: Malek Charchour ‘16. Charchour took home the top prize for his poem, "The Purple Ram." Honorable mention in the competition was awarded to Martha Daniel ‘17 for her poem "Porcelain." Read full text

Hartwick to Conduct Community Day of Service

Hartwick College’s Office of Community Involvement and Volunteerism (CIV) is holding its first annual Community Day of Service on Saturday, April 11 from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. All members of the College community are invited to take part in a host of activities designed to promote giving back within the Hartwick and greater Oneonta communities. Read full text

Hartwick College Theatre Arts Presents Updated Version of Corneille Comedy

The Hartwick College Theatre Arts Program is pleased to announce its spring main stage production, The Liar, written by Pierre Corneille and adapted by David Ives. This production will run from April 15 through April 18, with performances at 8 p.m. each night in Slade Theater, Yager Hall, on the college campus.  Read full text

Cosima Compton ’16 Knows How To Take Advantage of Opportunities

When business administration major Cosima Compton ’16 of Windham, NY was nominated recently for the John Christopher Hartwick (JCH) Scholarship Award by the professors of the Business Administration and Accounting Department, it was just the latest in a string of accomplishments that have highlighted her successful career at the College.  Read full text

Hartwick’s Accepted Student Day Set for April 18

On Saturday, April 18, Hartwick will welcome accepted students and their families for Accepted Student Day, a celebration of the incoming class and its members' accomplishments. Online registration is now available. Read full text

Call for Submissions to Hartwick’s Annual "Peep Show"

Hartwick's annual oozy, gooey, sugary, marshmallow “Peep Show" will be held on Friday, April 10 in the Foyer of Anderson Center for the Arts on the Hartwick College campus. The yearly ode to the marshmallow treat is free and the public is encouraged to attend and participate. Read full text

Hartwick’s Ploutz to Present Latest Faculty Lecture

Associate Professor of Nursing Cynthia Ploutz will present a talk titled "Conversations with Grandma: How to Communicate with Someone Who Has Dementia," the seventh in the 2014-15 Faculty Lecture Series. The event will take place on Thursday, April 9, 2015, at 12:30 p.m. in Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, on the Hartwick College campus. Light refreshments will be served, and attendees are welcome to bring their own lunch. Read full text

Hartwick Students Build Houses on Spring Break

While many students opt to spend Spring Break relaxing, catching up with friends back home, or even getting ahead in their school work, a group of 19 Hartwick students and one staff advisor are spending the week in North Carolina hammering, painting, and putting up siding. While it’s not necessarily relaxing, according to the students it is definitely fulfilling. Read full text

Poets Rayher, Cutler to Read at Hartwick Visiting Writers Series

Poets Ed Rayher and Abbot Cutler will read from their work on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at 8 p.m. in Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, on the Hartwick College campus. Admission to the reading is free of charge and the public is invited. Refreshments will be served. Read full text

Hartwick to Host Campus Theme Lecture on Pesticides

Renowned researcher, Professor of Integrative Biology at the University of California at Berkley, and "whistleblower scientist" Dr. Tyrone Hayes will present a lecture titled “From Silent Spring to Silent Night: A Tale Of Toads And Men,” on Thursday, April 2 at 7 p.m. in the Celebration Room of Shineman Chapel House on the College campus.  Read full text

Hartwick College Names New Director of Global Education & Service Learning

Hartwick College Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Michael G. Tannenbaum has announced the appointment of Dr. Godlove Fonjweng as Director of Global Education & Service Learning, effective March 2, 2015. Read full text

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Hartwick College Names New Vice President for Enrollment Management

Hartwick College President Margaret L. Drugovich announced today that Karen P. McGrath has been named Vice President for Enrollment Management. The appointment is effective May 26, 2015. Read full text