Hartwick Students' Best Work on Display During Showcase 2014May 12, 2014
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 2013-14 academic year on display during the College's seventh annual, day-long "Student Showcase: An Exhibition of Liberal Arts in Practice."
On Friday, May 9, Showcase 2014 featured more than 200 presentations, exhibits, performances, and discussions of student work, celebrating student scholarship and achievement across academic disciplines that involved over 300 students.
"Every year, Showcase surprises me with what our students have been up to," said Student Showcase Co-Coordinator Dr. Karl Seeley, associate professor of economics. "You can learn about prenatal education or plastics made by bacteria, or hear a reading and translation of a poem from Old Saxon. The quality of the work and the range of topics make me proud to be part of the experience of learning at Hartwick."
"The day of the Showcase is very exciting to me - it's like an unveiling of all the amazing work our students have done throughout the year," added Student Showcase Co-Coordinator Dr. Blake Tenore, assistant professor of education. "I am always energized talking to students about topics and projects that truly excite them and ignite their passions. This is a day for our entire Hartwick community to be very proud of the scholarship and creative work our students produce."
Students who were awarded Freedman Prizes and Emerson and Duffy scholarships, as well as those honored during the recent May 7 Honors Convocation Ceremony, were highlighted during Showcase as well.
As 23 Freedman Prize recipients were recognized during a special presentation in the Foreman Gallery, Hartwick President Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich noted that the Freedman family has long been strong supporters of a high-quality education.
"At Hartwick, we know that learning is a partnership," said Drugovich. "Collaborative scholarship is among the most profound mechanisms for learning. Judy and Allen understand the transformative power of a liberal arts education."
"The strength in Hartwick lies in the relationship between the faculty and the students," added Dr. Allen Freedman H'00, who established the Prize in 2002 with his wife, Dr. Judy Freedman H'13.
Throughout Showcase, students presented their work in several formats: oral presentations, readings and performances, poster presentations, table talks, panels, class demonstrations, and group discussions. Exhibits were well attended throughout the day, primarily in Golisano Hall, Johnstone Science Center, Yager Hall, and the Anderson Center for the Arts.
For more detailed information on student presentations from this year's Student Scholar Showcase, visit the Showcase webpage, or contact Student Showcase Co-Coordinators Seeley at 607-431-4628 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Tenore at 607-431-4840 or email@example.com.
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