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Annual Showcase Will Celebrate Student Scholarship May 8

May 5, 2009

More than 200 Hartwick students will showcase their best work of the 2008-09 academic year May 8 during the College’s day-long Second Annual Showcase.

Doubling in size from last year’s inaugural event, this year’s Showcase will feature more than 125 presentations, exhibits, and discussions of student work, celebrating student scholarship and achievement across academic disciplines.

“Hartwick’s Showcase gives students the opportunity to share their academic accomplishments with the campus community,” Dean of Experiential & Integrative Learning Dr. Katrina Zalatan said. “Their impressive array of research and creative and applied projects clearly demonstrates the transformative power of melding liberal education with experiential learning. It promises to be a very exciting day!”

Sponsored by the Center for Experiential & Integrative Learning, the Showcase was developed last year as an opportunity for students to present their work to the Hartwick community.

Students who were awarded Freedman, Emerson, and Duffy scholarships, as well as those honored during May 7’s Honors Convocation, will be highlighted during the Showcase this year. Several presenters also will be showing work that is on display or has been shared off campus at gallery exhibitions and professional conferences.

Students will present their work in several formats: oral presentations, readings and performances, poster presentations, table talks, panels, class demonstrations, and group discussions. Exhibits will be scheduled throughout the day starting at Golisano Hall and Johnstone Science Center in the morning, and winding down to Dewar Union and Anderson Center for the Arts in the afternoon. (For schedule and presentation details, click on each building’s name.)

This year’s Showcase will feature presentations and discussions of Internet and cell phone use, guerilla theatre, building a wind turbine using recycled materials, climate change and green-energy investments, zombies and animals, and witches, vampires, and werewolves, to name just a few of the dozens of far-reaching topics studied by Hartwick students.

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,480 students, located in Oneonta, NY in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick’s expansive Liberal Arts in Practice curriculum merges traditional liberal arts study, personalized teaching, and experiential learning approaches to emphasize Connecting the Classroom to the World. Add to that a wide range of off-campus internships, collaborative research, study-abroad opportunities, and a unique January Term, and Hartwick prepares students for the world ahead. Strong financial aid and scholarship programs keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact: Jennifer Moritz
Phone: 607-431-4038