Public Service NEWS

HWS Hosts Community Barn Sale

With the conclusion of the academic year at Hobart and William Smith, the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCSEL) is geared up to host its 10th annual Community Barn Sale on Thursday, May 21. The Barn Sale will take place at the Barn on St. Clair Street from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. "The Community Barn Sale is an incredible opportunity to engage in community service, enhance one's en...
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Students, Alums Join Peace Corps

Following a highly competitive admissions process, Amanda Reusch '15, Emily Surprenant '15, Anna Dorman '14 and Nicolas Walker '13 will soon kick off their tenures of service with the Peace Corps, continuing a fruitful connection between the Colleges and the renowned international service organization. The four will begin their stateside training this summer before embarking on a two-year service...
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DeBenedetto '16 Awarded State Dept. Critical Language Scholarship

The latest HWS student to earn a Critical Languages Scholarship for Intensive Summer Institutes (CLS) from the U.S. Department of State, Charles DeBenedetto '16 will spend the summer of 2015 in Xi'an, China, where he will undertake an intensive Chinese language program at Shaanxi Normal University. The CLS Program was launched in 2006 as an overseas language and cultural immersion program for Ame...
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Community-Based Research Highlighted

Each year, Hobart and William Smith students engage with Geneva and the surrounding communities through community-based research projects, volunteerism and civic engagement. The Community Engaged Scholarship Forum, which took place in the Vandervort Room on May 5, highlighted the reciprocal and mutually beneficial community-student partnerships and projects. Student projects are advised by both f...
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Second Graders to visit HWS

More than 170 students from local elementary schools will visit campus on Monday, May 4 as part of Geneva 2020's efforts to build a stronger community and better prepare students for academic success. The day's events will begin with a welcome by President Mark D. Gearan and will include sessions on leadership, cultures and languages and the environment among others. The program was inspired in p...
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