Student Showcase presentation

Showcase 2016 to Show Off Hartwick Students’ Best Work

May 2, 2016

On Friday, May 6, subjects ranging across the academic divisions of Arts & Humanities, Physical and Life Sciences, and the Social and Behavioral Sciences will be covered by Hartwick College students as they put their best work of the 2015-16 academic year on display during the College’s ninth annual, day-long “Student Showcase: An Exhibition of Liberal Arts in Practice.”

Showcase 2016 will feature more than 150 presentations, exhibits, performances, and discussions of work that involved over 260 students. This celebration of student scholarship and achievement across academic disciplines is open to the public.

“Showcase is great, because it reminds you of the range and quality of really interesting work being done here,” said Student Showcase Co-Coordinator Dr. Karl Seeley, associate professor and department chair of economics. “For example, we will have an analysis of US-Cuba relations; an overview of gravel-based proof of Paleolithic people of the Delaware Valley; a community risk assessment for the Oneonta Fire Department; a comparison of density and dominance of trees in Tanzania; a presentation on theatre stage lighting techniques; a project to internationalize Brazilian education; and hundreds more topics.

“Students really show off what they’ve done with the opportunities available at Hartwick.”

Eighteen recipients of the Freedman Prizes for Student-Faculty Research will be recognized during a special presentation hosted by Hartwick President Margaret L. Drugovich in the Foreman Gallery. The Freedman Prize – established in 2002 by Dr. Judy Freedman H’13 and her husband, Dr. Allen Freedman H’00 – recognizes superior student-faculty collaborative work that prepares for the senior project required of all Hartwick students.

Overall, 18 students collaborated with 15 faculty mentors on 14 Freedman Prize-winning projects being presented this year.

This year’s Emerson and Duffy scholarship recipients, as well as those to be honored during the upcoming Honors Convocation Ceremony, will also be highlighted during Showcase.

Throughout Showcase, students will present their work in several formats: oral presentations, readings and performances, poster presentations, table talks, panels, class demonstrations, and group discussions. Exhibits are well attended throughout the day, and hosted primarily in Golisano Hall, Johnstone Science Center, Yager Hall, and the Anderson Center for the Arts.

For more detailed information on student presentations from this year’s Student Scholar Showcase, visit the Showcase webpage or contact Student Showcase Coordinator Seeley at 607-431-4628 or