Keuka College will be well represented at the Master’s Level Graduate Research Conference Saturday, April 20, at SUNY Brockport.
Nine occupational therapy majors will present original research, including:
Emily Conrad and Alicia Steeves: “Effects of Parent Training for Children with Behavioral Difficulties.”
The Master’s Level Graduate Research Conference is open to the public and will feature work by hundreds of master’s level students across the disciplines from Brockport and more than 30 other colleges and universities.
Students will present original research and artistic endeavors in poster sessions, oral presentations, and creative performances. In addition, there will be workshops for on career development and doctoral study and one for visiting faculty on government and foundation grant opportunities.
Dr. Timothy Killeen, president of the SUNY Research Foundation and SUNY vice chancellor for research, will deliver the keynote address on “National and International Change Research.”
On Sunday, Ashley Ortiz worked with a team of fellow Keuka College students to clean inside the sanctuary of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Penn Yan, and plant a few flowers and greenery in the beds outside.
The freshman occupational therapy major was one of about 175 volunteers – including youth, families, seniors or Keuka students – who came together Sunday for Celebrate Service … Celebrate Yates(CSCY), to perform community service tasks at non-profit sites around Yates County.
This year marked the 15th anniversary of the event, which is a collaboration between the College and the Yates County Chamber of Commerce. Volunteers team up on a variety of tasks, including painting, cleaning, and minor repair work for the non-profits. It was clear Sunday that even chilly temperatures could not dampen spirits.
“It’s just nice to be able to help the people that are around the College,” Ortiz said, adding that in her hometown of Olean, volunteer service enjoys strong support as well. “I’m sure they appreciate us coming out, even if we are only doing a few ‘little things.’ Every little bit helps in some way, especially if you keep doing this every year – it adds up.” (more…)