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For Immediate Release
April 7, 2014

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John Follaco
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Brockport Celebrates Scholarship and Creativity During Annual Scholars Day April 9

Signature academic event shines a spotlight on student’s academic accomplishments

BROCKPORT, NY—Hundreds of students at The College at Brockport, State University of New York, will showcase their academic accomplishments on April 9. Brockport’s annual Scholars Day, a day where students have the opportunity to present their academic accomplishments to the College community, will take place across the campus from 9 am until 4:45 pm.

A wide-range of presentations, performances, demonstrations, and exhibitions will take place throughout the day, including:

Raku Firing Process: This ceramic firing technique was developed in Japan during the 16th century. Ware is rapidly fired and removed from the kiln while the glaze surface is still molten and placed into containers of various combustible materials. Once the materials ignite, the container is quickly covered and the ware is allowed to cool in the smoky atmosphere of the container. 9:30 am, Tower Fine Arts Building.
Teaching Tennis Skills to Children with Autism: This presentation will provide basic strategies and tips for teaching tennis skills to children with autism. In addition, information about recent research efforts in teaching tennis skills to children with autism will be discussed. 11 am, 122 Hartwell Hall.
Eagle Diesel: A Sustainable Business Laboratory: A team will present on the business and chemistry processes associated with converting waste vegetable oil into usable fuel for Brockport’s campus fleet. 1:15 pm, 127 Hartwell Hall.
Pettis Family Business Plan Competition: Eight student teams are selected to present their business plans in front of a faculty panel. A total award of $2,500 will be granted to the winning team and the runner-up. 1:15-3:30 pm, 214 Hartwell Hall.
The Brockport String Trio: The Trio, comprised of musicians from the Brockport Symphony Orchestra, will present a performance featuring Latin American music. It will showcase the vibrant dance rhythms and lush melodies found in the music. 3:45 pm, 120 Tower Fine Arts Building.

Scholars Day, which first took place in 1984, has several purposes:

• To publicize research, including methodologies and conclusions;
• To share new ideas and concepts;
• To expand the knowledge base of students beyond the traditional classroom;
• To provide opportunities to network with members of the campus community in different academic departments.

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