Hartwick Students Demonstrate Applied Learning During Showcase 2011

May 16, 2011

What do Small Scale Pulse Jet Engines, Local Green Business, Recruiting and Retaining African American Nursing Students, The Digital Novel and the Future of Publishing, The Effects of Music Therapy on Children with Autism, and Comic Books and Authenticity have in common?

They are a very small sampling of the subjects covered by Hartwick College students as they put their best work of the 2010-11 academic year on display during the College's annual day-long Student Scholar Showcase.

On May 13, Showcase 2011 featured nearly 200 presentations, exhibits, performances, and discussions of student work, celebrating student scholarship and achievement across academic disciplines.

"Student Scholar Showcase provides a great opportunity for everyone to witness the outstanding scholarly work done by current Hartwick students," Showcase co-coordinator and Associate Professor of Geology and Environmental Sciences David Griffing said. "This year's presenters highlight the results of their research, creative and applied projects developed through more than 30 different programs on campus; work that truly reflects the amazingly diverse nature of scholarship on the Hartwick campus. At the heart of this scholarly work is a melding of liberal education and experiential learning in all its forms."

"Showcase has become a signature event on Hartwick's campus, as evidenced by greater student interest and involvement this year," Showcase co-coordinator and Assistant Professor of Art Stephanie Rozene said. "We (had) a record 182 separate presentations taking place throughout the day on Friday, involving nearly 250 students."

Students who were awarded Freedman, Emerson, and Duffy scholarships, as well as those honored during the May 12 Honors Convocation, were highlighted during the Showcase this year.

Students presented their work in several formats: oral presentations, readings and performances, poster presentations, table talks, panels, class demonstrations, and group discussions. Exhibits were scheduled throughout the day in Golisano Hall, Yager 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 For more information, e-mail or call the Office of Academic Affairs at 607-431-4136.

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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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