Student Showcase presentation

Hartwick Students Put Best Work on Display for Showcase 2012

May 17, 2012

A seemingly endless array of subjects were 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 featured nearly 200 presentations, exhibits, performances, and discussions of student work, celebrating student scholarship and achievement across academic disciplines.

"Showcase has become a signature event on Hartwick's campus, as evidenced by greater student interest and involvement each year," Showcase co-coordinator Student Showcase presentationand Assistant Professor of Art Stephanie Rozene said. "We saw 180 separate presentations taking place throughout the day on Friday, involving nearly 250 students."

"Showcase provides a great opportunity for everyone to witness the outstanding scholarly work done by 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."

Students who were awarded Freedman Prizes and Emerson and Duffy scholarships, as well as those honored during the May 10 Honors Convocation, were highlighted during the Showcase this year.

Allen H'00 and Judy Freedman talk scholarship with Hartwick studentsAs Freedman Prize recipients were recognized during a special presentation in the Foreman Gallery, Hartwick President Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich noted that "funding for interdisciplinary work is rare, especially at this level. The Freedman Prize allows students access to funding they would not otherwise have."

"It's an honor for us to be in the midst of such a wonderful group of students and dedicated faculty," said Judy Freedman, who established the Prize with her husband, Allen H'00, in 2002.

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.

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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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