Student Showcase 2013

Hartwick Students Put Best Work on Display for Showcase 2013

May 15, 2013

On Friday, May 10, Hartwick College's 6th annual Student Showcase featured more than 250 presentations, exhibits, performances, and discussions of student work. As participants put their best work of the 2012-13 academic year on display during this day-long event, the community gathered to celebrate student scholarship and achievement that covered 188 topics and spanned the academic divisions of Arts & Humanities, Physical and Life Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences.

"There's an impressive breadth of work and learning happening at Hartwick, from original scientific research, to novel theatrical combinations of actors and puppets, to off-campus J-term courses," said event Co-Coordinator Dr. Karl Seeley, associate professor of economics. "Showcase provided an opportunity to display that range of activity."

Student Showcase 2013"Student Showcase is always an exciting day at Hartwick," said Student Showcase Co-Coordinator Stephanie Rozene, assistant professor of art. "It welcomes the campus community to experience the many diverse facets of our student's scholarship, and this year was no exception. I am continually impressed with our students, their research and professional presentation skills truly demonstrating the experiential nature of liberal arts in practice."

Students who were awarded Freedman Prizes and Emerson and Duffy scholarships, as well as those honored during the May 8 Honors Convocation ceremony, were highlighted during Showcase this year.

As Freedman Prize recipients were recognized during a special presentation in the Foreman Gallery, Hartwick President Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich noted that "This amount of student-faculty research at the undergrad level is rare. I have never worked at a place that does it as well as Hartwick."

Student Showcase 2013"When we started this program, it was just a seed in a cup," said Judy Freedman, who established the Prize with her husband, Allen H'00, in 2002. "It has been wonderful to watch that seed be nurtured and grow into what it is today. Alan and I are pleased to be a part of this bouquet of flowers."

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 and 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 Rozene at 607-431-4833 or at or Seeley at 607-431-4628 or at

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

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