An afternoon of presentations, readings, posters, and exhibitions will celebrate the remarkable work New Paltz students completed in the 2012-13 academic year. This year, on Friday, May 3, Minds at Work will include Celebration of Writing, Student Research Symposium, Foundation Art Exhibition, Student Documentaries, and Theater Arts/Communication and Media Collaboration. The opening receptions for BFA/MFA Thesis Exhibitions will also take place on this date.
These events, which have taken place on different days in the past, will be combined to provide a more powerful example of students’ accomplishments for people who may otherwise not be aware of this work. Each of these showcases will also help students gain experience presenting their research and creativity. By presenting their work, students will participate in a professional, collaborative environment similar to what many will encounter as they begin their careers.
Celebration of Writing (Library Lobby, 3-4:30 p.m.) will feature student readings of pre-submitted works of writing. Awards will be given for the best writing in each category. The Student Research Symposium (Library Main Reading Room, 4-6:30 p.m.) will present and recognize student scholarship. Students with any major, in any college or school of the university, graduate or undergraduate, are invited to participate. The Foundation Art Exhibition (4-6 p.m.) provides first year students the opportunity to present a culmination of their creative research and studio practice from the semester.
Student Documentaries (Library M42, 4:15-6 p.m.) is a forum for students to show and discuss recent documentaries produced as class projects. Theater Arts/Communication and Media Collaboration (Library Lobby, 4:30-5:30 p.m.) will feature video presentations, staged monologues, and theatrical scenes that were adapted for recording within the television studio. Opening receptions for BFA/MFA Thesis Exhibitions, featuring artwork by graduating students, will take place 5-7 p.m. in the Dorsky Museum.
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