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For Immediate Release
April 7, 2010

For more information, contact
David Mihalyov
(585) 395-2577
dmihalyo@brockport.edu

27th Annual Scholars Day Celebrates Student Success

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Brockport, NY — For 27 years, Scholars Day at The College at Brockport, State University of New York has focused the spotlight on the academic and creative accomplishments of the College’s best and the brightest.

Today, April 7, a record 261 presentations highlighted work done over the previous year in each of the College’s academic departments. Each presentation lasted about 15 minutes and was followed by a short question and answer session. Students and other campus personnel posted updates on Twitter throughout the day using the hashtag #ScholarsDay10.

The research and creative work by more than 500 students, faculty, and staff took place from 9 am – 4:45 pm on the Brockport campus and 6-7:30 pm at The College at Brockport MetroCenter, 55 St. Paul St. Classes were suspended during these times so that the campus community could participate.

Scholars Day is intended to publicize research, share new ideas and concepts, expand knowledge, and provide an opportunity to socialize with members of the campus community outside of one’s own department.

Galina Dzivulsky ’10 is a chemistry major who enjoys the opportunity to spark interest in her field and show what chemistry has to offer. “It’s a great opportunity to present my research and show what I’ve learned,” she said. “It’s fun for me to interact with other students.” Dzivulsky’s poster presentation was titled, “Solubility of Salts.”

The first Scholars Day in 1984 had a total of 66 presentations and six poster sessions made by 66 faculty and staff. No students participated. This year, 95 percent of the participants were students.

Other presentation topics included: "Astrophotography" (physics), "Best Management Practices in Conesus Lake" (environmental science), "Organizational Ethics and the Case for Corporate Codes of Conduct" (business administration), "The Horror Films of George Romero" (communication), a printmaking demonstration (art), and original choreography in the Strasser Dance Studio.

The complete Scholars Day ’10 schedule, searchable by topic and time, is available online here.

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