The Spectrum: A Scholars Day Journal, is a faculty juried, cross-disciplinary, electronic journal. Its goal is the publication of outstanding, student produced scholarship presented at the College at Brockport annual Scholars Day. Scholars Day, which was instituted in 1984, is an annual celebration of scholarly pursuits by the campus community.

Scholars Day enables students to present scholarly and creative work; to practice disciplinary techniques of public presentation; to learn from fellow scholars and artists across the disciplines; to engage with members of the college community in educationally meaningful events; and to support a college culture of intellectual initiative and academic excellence.

Current Volume: Volume 3 (2013-2015)

The 3rd volume of The Spectrum: a Scholars Day Journal was a long time in the making. Changes in the editorial board, in addition to a lengthy illness endured by the Editor, caused what was intended to be an annual issue to be suspended for two years. We think you will agree, however, that it was worth the wait. Included in this volume are a variety of well-written, carefully researched articles that cover a number of disciplines. In addition, this volume covers the 30th anniversary year of Scholars Day—2014. We are extremely proud of the quality of research demonstrated by students of The College at Brockport as represented in this publication.


Artwork by Lauren Drexel


Managing Editor
Pamela O'Sullivan, MLS, The College at Brockport
Editorial Board
Joon Yong Seo, PhD, The College at Brockport
Melissa Brown, PhD, The College at Brockport
Maura Keefe, PhD, The College at Brockport
Logan Rath, MLS, The College at Brockport
Cover Art Designer
Lauren Drexel