Showcase 2017 to Show Off Hartwick Students’ Best Work
On Friday, May 5, 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 2016-17 academic year on display during the College’s 10th annual, day-long “Student Showcase: An Exhibition of Liberal Arts in Practice.”
Showcase 2017 will feature more than 200 presentations, exhibits, performances, and discussions of work that involved over 320 students. This celebration of student scholarship and achievement across academic disciplines is open to the public.
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.
“What I most appreciate about Showcase is the ability to sample from such a wide variety of fascinating things that students are involved in,” said Student Showcase Co-Coordinator Dr. Karl Seeley, associate professor and department chair of economics. “Teaching my own classes, I only see a narrow sliver, but at Showcase I get to survey the full breadth of their work. There are readings of plays students have written, examinations of hydraulic fracking, reports on experiences in Cameroon funded by Emerson Scholarships, and reports on students’ entrepreneurial activities, to name just a few from a wonderfully long list.”
Recipients of the Freedman Prize 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 and named after Dr. Judy Freedman H’13 and her husband, Dr. Allen Freedman H’00 – recognizes superior student-faculty collaborative work that typically prepares for the senior project required of all Hartwick students.
Overall, 20 students collaborated with 15 faculty mentors on 20 Freedman Prize-winning projects being presented this year.
This year’s recipients of the Fred L. Emerson Foundation International Internship Scholarship and Duffy Family Ambassador Fund Scholarship – as well as those to be honored during the upcoming Honors Convocation Ceremony – will also be highlighted during Showcase.