Daemen College Academic Festival
A Celebration of Academic Achievement, April 18, 2012.
The Daemen College Academic Festival 2012 brings us together on campus to celebrate the academic and creative achievements of Daemen students.
The Daemen College Academic Festival centers on student presentations to campus and community, providing a showcase for academic excellence and achievement through student and faculty presentations, exhibitions and performances. These presentations may reflect work done in a single discipline or be interdisciplinary in nature, and they may include posters, papers, panel discussions, exhibits, videos and artistic, musical or theatrical performances. In some disciplines, you will be viewing final capstone projects and/or research.
We are deeply appreciative of the level of student involvement in Academic Festival 2012 and of faculty support for this endeavor. Faculty sponsors have worked with students through teaching, research projects, Think Tank projects and study abroad experiences, and they have provided encouragement in the development of proposals. We hope you will enjoy the insightful and exciting ideas generated through student and faculty scholarship.
Celebrating our 12th year, we thank President Edwin G. Clausen for his leadership and support of the annual Academic Festival. We also want to thank members of the Festival Planning Committee who have worked over the past year. Committee members are listed inside the back cover of this Program Book.
Dramatic stage production by University of Botswana Visual & Performing Arts students and faculty will highlight 2012 Daemen College Academic Festival
A dramatic stage production by students and faculty from the University of Botswana Department of Visual Arts and Performing Arts highlights the 2012 Daemen College Academic Festival. Entitled “Gifts From Daddy,” the performance includes a series of vignettes focusing on the AIDS crisis in Africa. The University of Botswana production will take place 7 p.m., April 17, in Wick Center
During their week here at Daemen, the students from the University of Botswana will also perform for Buffalo Public Schools students. Performances will take place at South Park High School on Thursday, April 19, and at Frederick Law Olmstead and Lafayette High Schools on Friday, April 20.
Students and faculty from the University of Botswana will also participate in Academic Festival activities and opportunities on April 18. Thursday, April 19, will feature a special workshop for theatre practitioners, presented by Dr. David Kerr of the University of Botswana Department of Visual Arts and Performing Arts, on “The Social Space of Indigenous African Performance and its Transformation for Applied Theater: Contemporary African Theater.”
Twice the size of Arizona, Botswana is a parliamentary republic of 1.6 million people in south-central Africa, bounded by Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. Botswana has a strong economic outlook. However, the AIDS epidemic remains the biggest challenge threatening the country’s future, with 37.5% of the population infected.
A recent seminar organized by the University of Botswana Center for the Study of HIV and AIDS noted the devastating consequences of the epidemic for countries on the African continent and worldwide. The noted effects included erasing decades of progress made in extending life expectancy; loss of income for households, where caring for sick relatives reduces the capacity to earn money; extreme strain on the health sector; and negative impact on Africa’s economic development, in turn, affecting Africa’s overall ability to cope with the epidemic.
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