Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Community Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usThu, 30 Jul 2015 21:03:19 GMTThu, 30 Jul 2015 21:03:19 GMTInterning for Community Development Centerhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18916Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24272.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> While taking her sustainable community development (SCD) capstone last semester, Alex Vitulano '16 was sold on spending her summer in Geneva as a Finger Lakes Economic Development Intern. Majoring in environmental studies and double minoring in Spanish and sustainable community development, Vitulano is using the internship to expand her knowledge of devel...Switzer '15 Joins Geneva Boys and Girls Clubhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18937Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24286.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Recent graduate Alison Switzer '15 launched her career in a familiar setting: the Boys and Girls Club of Geneva at Goodman Street. As a full-time staff member, Switzer is involved with the literacy efforts of Geneva 2020 and helps coordinate a Career Exploration project with the young people involved in the organization. Switzer has been engaged in youth ...HWS Among Best in Rankingshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18939Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24288.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hobart and William Smith Colleges have been named among the nation's "50 Best Liberal Arts Colleges" in a newly released Money magazine ranking that features the "leading schools for a traditional undergraduate education." In the ranking, HWS placed 16th, among peer institutions such as Amherst College, Williams College, Bucknell University and others. Fo...HWS: A Site of Change (1941-1945)http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18926Mon, 20 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24260.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of World War II, HWS has initiated a regular series featuring the service of alumni, alumnae, and community members who were involved in war efforts overseas and at home. To honor all alums working for peace and a better world, the series explores themes of change, patriotism and pride that were intimately felt by ...Norrgard '15 Interns for FL-PRISMhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18913Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24222.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> With a passion for environmentalism and aquatic restoration, Haley Norrgard '15 recently completed a summer research internship with the Finger Lakes Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (FL-PRISM), a collaborative program designed to address the threat of invasive species. In her role, Norrgard was involved with supporting scientific prof...Brooks '17 Interns at HWS Fribolin Farmhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18901Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24228.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> For the past month, Liam Brooks '17 has spent most of his time planting, watering, and weeding at HWS Fribolin Farm as an intern for the Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) Food Systems Program. Brooks' role on the farm involves assisting with preparations, seeding, and care of the 2015 plantings, such as tomatoes, tomatillos, garlic, herbs, pumpkins, kale, corn...WildStorm: Entrepreneurial Successhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18919Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24232.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Having grown up in Darien, Conn., Jack Kauffman '16 quickly became accustomed to the sight of brightly colored sailboats gliding across the Long Island sound. He joined the nautical community in 2003 and as a sailing instructor in 2010, discovered he had a knack for capturing the elegance of the sport through the mediums of photos and videos. Since then, ...HWS Grads Join AmeriCorps Networkhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18876Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24236.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Following their passion for service in locations across the country, five graduates from the Classes of 2015 are beginning their tenures with AmeriCorps. With a focus on community-building and volunteerism, the students join the ranks of many alumni and alumnae who have served in AmeriCorps. Kicking off their service with AmeriCorps are Liam Allman '15, L...NJ SEEDS Provides College Prep Guidancehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18905Fri, 10 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24200.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> More than 50 high-achieving high school students who come from low-income families spent two weeks on campus this month as part of the New Jersey SEEDS (Scholars, Educators, Excellence, Dedication and Success) College Preparatory Program. The program, which concluded on July 11, fully immerses the students in college life while providing them with guidanc...Three Accepted to FoodCorpshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18891Fri, 10 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24202.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> As staunch advocates of implementing more sustainable food practices and making healthy, locally grown food a priority, Stacey Davis '15, Mollie Kenerson '15 and Abbe Lentz '15 have worked relentlessly over the past four years to further the Colleges' commitment to sustainability and bring new initiatives to campus. Now, they'll work to create a more sust...