Hartwick Students Put Work on Display for Showcase 2010

May 7, 2010

What do antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the Susquehanna River, new media and democracy, Archimedes' siege engines, film industry profits and movie pirating, Costa Rican culture, Iranian foreign policy, Vietnamese Buddhism, and digital storytelling 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 2009-10 academic year on display during the College's annual day-long Student Scholar Showcase.

On May 14, Showcase 2010 will feature more than 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 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."

Students who were awarded Freedman, Emerson, and Duffy scholarships, as well as those honored during the May 13 Honors Convocation, will be highlighted during the Showcase this year.

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 in Golisano Hall, Yager Hall, and Anderson Center for the Arts.

The general schedule for the 2010 Student Scholar Showcase is as follows:

  • 8 a.m.-noon: Presentations in Golisano Hall (1st, 2nd, & 3rd floors) and Yager Hall (3rd floor) and Bresee Hall (Lab Theatre)
  • Noon-1:30 p.m.: Break for Lunch at the Commons
  • 12:45-1:30 p.m.: Music by the Jazz Wick Trio in Stack Lounge Stage, Dewar Union
  • 1:30-2 p.m.: 2009-10 Freedman Prize Awards Ceremony (with President Margaret L. Drugovich and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Michael Tannenbaum) in Stack Lounge, Dewar Union
  • 2-4:15 p.m.: Presentations in Yager Hall (3rd floor), Anderson Center for the Arts, and Bresee Hall (Lab Theatre)
  • 4:15-4:45 p.m.: "Group Lap Sit"-a fun team-building initiative conducted by the Hartwick College Challenge Education Staff on Frisbee Field

For more detailed information on Student Scholar Showcase 2010, visit

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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 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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