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Springfield College Showcases Students With Scholars in Action Day

Meghan Zimbler
Staff Writer

Springfield College is al- ways giving opportunities to students where they get to show off a special quality about themselves. Scholars in Action Day, which takes place Tuesday, April 16, is one of those days.

Scholars in Action Day is a day that celebrates the creative work of students here at SC. The student partcipating are either juniors or seniors, and the participants must be sponsored by a professor.

For this day, students usual- ly present projects that they’ve done for their majors, but the event is not limited to just that. There are many different ways students can present their work. Some do PowerPoints or literary research, such as papers they have collected and written, or even poster presentations.

The board for Scholars in Action Day is a very large one.

“There [have] been real ef- forts to get many departments involved [and] to find ways for them to present,” said Becky Lartigue, assistant professor of English and a board member for Scholars in Action Day.

The day begins at 9:15 a.m. with all the conference presentations, followed by the poster and multimedia presentations at 10 a.m. and noon. The day takes a break from 11:40 a.m. to 1 p.m., and then moves over to the Fuller Arts Center where the afternoon program of dance and theatrical perfor- mances take place.

After these performances, an awards ceremony takes place. During this time raffle prizes will be given, and a re- ception will be held for all faculty and student scholars.

“This is a highlight for us …  It’s one of my favorite days of the year,” said Justine Dymond, also an assistant professor of English and board member for Scholars in Action Day. “It really does showcase the academic and creative work that students are doing.”

This event is open to everyone on campus. It is recommended for students to attend to see what they can get involved in during their later years at SC. “I think it represents diversity of the academics and creative pursuits here on campus,” Dymond said when asked
about how this represents the message of “Spirit, Mind and Body” here at Springfield.

Everyone is really excited for this event and there is a lot in store for the day. Each student has worked extremely hard to get their projects in and to educate the Springfield College student body. The event will take place on April 16 in various locations on campus such as Judd Gymnasium, the Richard B. Flynn Campus Union and Fuller Arts Center.

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