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Holiday Gift Project Underway

Each holiday season since 2004, the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL) at HWS conducts an annual Holiday Gift Project with generous campus support. This year, while celebrating the 10th anniversary of the program, CCESL seeks to generate enough donations for 104 children and family members in the Geneva community. Jeremy Wattles, assistant director of CCESL, says the sup...
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Celebrating the Season of Gratitude

In addition to the annual dinner with President Mark D. Gearan and Mary Herlihy Gearan, the Hobart and William Smith community celebrated Thanksgiving early this year with The Grateful Plate, a new event exploring how different cultures express gratitude. Featuring a panel of student speakers, as well as a special lunch for faculty and students, the event took place on Sunday, Nov. 23 from noon t...
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“Girl Rising” Informed, Inspired

"Girl Rising," a documentary that uses the power of storytelling to share the simple truth that educating girls can transform societies, inspired more than 100 attendees during a screening recently held on campus. Paige Gress '15, senior civic leader in the Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning (CCESL), introduced the film and highlighted the community partnerships that made the j...
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Dunn and Gress'15 Join Talloires in Cape Town

Paige Gress '15, an international relations major from Buffalo, N.Y., has been selected as the HWS student representative who will join the Talloires Network Leaders Conference, "Live Engagement, Transform Lives," taking place this December in Cape Town, South Africa. The international conference will bring together leaders of colleges and universities from around the world to exchange ideas abou...
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HWS Collecting School Supplies

The HWS Coalition for Educational Equity (CEE) is sponsoring a school supplies drive to support the local Middle School and High School in Lyons, N.Y. The drive begins during Reading Days on Saturday, Dec. 13 and will continue through Exam Days until Friday, Dec. 19. Collection bins will be located in Scandling Campus Center as well as in residence halls on campus. Stephanie Kenific ‘17, preside...
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