Hartwick students discuss their work during Showcase 2011

Hartwick Students Put Work on Display for Showcase 2012

April 26, 2012

What do The Theory of Games, Museums and Truth, Financial Fraud, Gender Reversal and Neutrality in Shakespeare, Tattoos and Male Groups, and the Ethical Implications in Biological Field Research have in common?

They are a very small sampling of the subjects to be covered by Hartwick College students as they put their best work of the 2011-12 academic year on display during the College's annual day-long Student Showcase: An Exhibition of Liberal Arts in Practice.

On May 11, Showcase 2012 will feature nearly 200 presentations, exhibits, performances, and discussions of student work, celebrating student scholarship and achievement across academic disciplines.

"Hartwick's Showcase gives all our students the opportunity to share their outstanding academic work with the campus community," said Showcase Co-coordinator and Associate Professor of Geology and Environmental Sciences David Griffing. "Their impressive array of research and creative and applied projects clearly demonstrates the transformative power of melding liberal education with experiential learning. With so much outstanding work on display, this year's Showcase promises to be a fascinating glimpse across the breadth of Hartwick's academic disciplines."

Showcase 2012 will feature a special panel discussion titled "What is the Value of Scientific Research in a Liberal Arts Undergraduate Education?" Six Hartwick students will take on the topic, and Congressman Richard Hanna is scheduled to attend to participate in their discussion.

"It is a privilege to join the talented students at Hartwick to discuss the value of scientific research," Rep. Hanna said. "I strongly believe that in order to maintain the American Dream, we need to actively cultivate the value-added, knowledge-based sector of our economy. This can

only be achieved by fostering tomorrow's leaders today through education in fields like Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and other research-based disciplines.  I look forward to hearing the students' thoughts on this topic."

During Student Showcase 2012, 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 across campus throughout the day, primarily in Golisano Hall, Johnstone Science Center, and Anderson Center for the Arts.

"Student Showcase has quickly become an integral part of both the student but and faculty and staff experience here at Hartwick, whether as a presenter, mentor, attendee or volunteer," said Showcase Co-coordinator and Assistant Professor of Art Stephanie Rozene. "As evidenced by the wide variety of presentations, demonstrations and performances throughout the day we are able to further celebrate academic excellence and see the power of liberal arts in practice."

The general schedule for the 2012 Student Scholar Showcase is as follows:

  • 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Oral Presentations, Performances and Readings, Golisano, Johnstone, and Yager (Slade Theater); Biology Senior Symposium, Johnstone; Mathematics Symposium, Golisano; Accounting Symposium, Golisano; Chemistry Senior Symposium, Johnstone; Computer and Information Science Symposium, Johnstone
  • 1:30-2 p.m.: 2011-12 Freedman Prize Awards Ceremony with Dr. Allen H'00 and Judy Freedman, President Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich, and Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost Michael Tannenbaum - Foreman Gallery, Anderson Center for the Arts
  • 2-4 p.m.: Posters, Oral Presentations, Table Talks, Exhibitions and Performances, Anderson Center for the Arts; Music Senior Symposium Anderson; Art Senior Show, Anderson
  • 4-4:30 p.m.: Hartwick College Challenge Education Program, Challenge Games, Frisbee Field

For more detailed information on Student Showcase 2012, visit

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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 a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared 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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