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SU Showcase Fellows' presentations and other events set for April 19

April 15, 2010

Will Wallak
(315) 443-5887

A total of 40 Syracuse University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry students have been selected as SU Showcase Fellows and will present their sustainability-related academic projects on Monday, April 19. This year’s SU Showcase event is restructured and focused around the theme of sustainability in recognition of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Coordinated through the University Soling Program, SU Showcase will also feature a full day of scheduled forums and other activities on the Quad and at various locations across campus.  

Following is a sampling of some of the many SU Showcase events being held:

9 a.m.
Waverly Rain Garden Dedication Ceremony
Location: Waverly Parking Lot

9:30-10:30 a.m.
SU Showcase Kick-Off, Welcome SU Showcase Fellows and Visiting High School Students
Location:  Noble Room/Hendricks Chapel 

10:35-11:30 a.m.
Presentations by SU Showcase Fellows

  • Video: SU Sustainability Initiatives
    Location:  Noble Room/Hendricks Chapel
  • Expanding the Biodiesel Production Facility at ESF
    Location: Quad
  • Religious Perspectives on Sustainability and Consumerism
    Location: Quad
  • Performance: Gasping for Home
    Location:  Hendricks Chapel
  • Building Sustainabilty Through Architecture
    Location: Writing Center, HB Crouse

 11:40 a.m.-12:35 p.m.
Presentations by SU Showcase Fellows

  • Sustaining Water: The Local Context
    Location: Quad
  • Be Classy/Not Trashy: How SU Students Treat Food
    Location: Quad
  • From the Personal to the Political: A Series of Essays
    Location: Writing Center, HB Crouse 

12:45-2:05 p.m.
Presentations by SU Showcase Fellows

  • Changing Matter: From Foam to Plastic to Petroleum
    Location: Quad
  • Plastic Nation: Transdisciplinary Media Studio
    Location: Quad
  • Performance by Art in Action
    Location: Quad
  • Grocery Bags: Judging Price and Nutrition
    Location: Quad 

2:15-3 p.m.
Presentations by SU Showcase Fellows

  • Video: Go Green!
    Location:  Noble Room/Hendricks Chapel
  • Campus Activism: Creating a Green Movement On SU’s Campus
    Location: Quad 

3:45 p.m.
Culminating Debate: The Moral Responsibility of Sustainability
Location: Quad 

4 p.m.
“Don’t Be Such a Scientist” lecture by filmmaker and author Randy Olson
Location: Maxwell Auditorium, Maxwell Hall 

7:30 p.m.
Randy Olson Film: “Sizzle: A Global Warming Comedy”
Location: SUNY-ESF, Marshall Hall Auditorium 

A detailed schedule of SU Showcase events is available at http://sushowcase.syr.edu. For more information about any of the SU Showcase events, contact SU Showcase director Steve Parks, associate professor of writing and rhetoric in The College of Arts and Sciences, at sjparks@syr.edu.

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