Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Community Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usTue, 22 Jul 2014 21:12:13 GMTTue, 22 Jul 2014 21:12:13 GMTGallouët Awarded Kinghorn Global Fellowshiphttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18002Wed, 09 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22086.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Catherine Gallouët, dean of William Smith College and professor of French and Francophone Studies, is the recipient of the 2014-15 John Readie & Florence B. Kinghorn Global Fellowship. Established in 1970 and generously endowed by Dr. and Mrs. William Reckmeyer in honor of John Readie and Florence B. Kinghorn, the fellowship honors outstanding faculty...Summer Sees Farm Developmenthttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17996Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22082.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This summer, students are taking part in many of the activities surrounding the recently-acquired Fribolin Farm. Members of the HWS community are helping to plant several different crops for the Colleges' use. In addition to maintaining portions of the farm, faculty, staff and students are working to collaborate and brainstorm ideas for utilizing the prop...Blocker Fellows Conclude Year Abroadhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17978Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22040.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Three HWS students are finishing up one of the most extensive study abroad programs that the Colleges offer. Elizabeth Kniffin '15, Matthew Colfax '15 and Katherine Gallagher '15 have spent the full academic year studying in Bremen, Germany, as this year's Blocker Fellowship recipients. The intensive program is centered around cross-cultural learning and ...HWS Greek System Gives Backhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17986Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22057.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> During the 2013-2014 academic year, the seven fraternities at Hobart and William Smith Colleges volunteered more than 5,000 hours of community service; raised nearly $8,000 for Autism Speaks, American Cancer Society, The V Foundation and other charities; supported the Festival of Nations; and collected musical instruments for local students in need. On ca...Sustainability Issues Discussed in Genevahttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17990Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22063.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The Geneva Neighborhood Resource Center (GNRC) hosted the first of five focus groups for the City of Geneva Parks Master Plan on June 19. The discussion for the focus group was based around sustainability, and was facilitated by five interns from the Hobart and William Smith Colleges' Finger Lakes Institute Community Design Center, Stacey Davis ‘15, Carol...Summer Academy Kicks Off 10th Yearhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17969Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22034.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> As a neighbor and community partner of the Geneva City School District, the Colleges continue to seek multi-faceted ways to contribute to the success and well-being of young people living in Geneva. One such program, the two-week HWS Summer Academy, will embark on its 10th year of offering Geneva High School students of color the chance to take part in co...Gearan, Commissioners Release Reporthttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17973Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22042.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> President Mark D. Gearan joined other members of the Bipartisan Policy Center's Commission on Political Reform in releasing recommendations and a report, "Governing in a Polarized America: A Bipartisan Blueprint to Strengthen our Democracy," during an event in Washington, D.C., last week. Gearan is one of 29 commissioners who, over the course of the past ...NJ SEEDS Returnhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17972Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22036.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The New Jersey SEEDS (Scholars, Educators, Excellence, Dedication and Success) College Preparatory Program will return to campus on June 29. For a seventh year, students from Orange High School and Trenton Central High School will reside on campus for two weeks of rigorous academics and leadership development. There will be 76 rising sophomores, juniors a...FLI Program Takes on Invasive Specieshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17943Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21967.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Invasive species – be it plants, animals or other organisms – are a widespread problem that adversely affect ecosystems all around the world. The Finger Lakes region, too, isn’t an exception, with intruders such as zebra mussels, purple loosestrife and dozens of other species often making local headlines. The introduction of these non-native species may c...Portrait of Hirshson Donatedhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17954Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22002.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Melissa Hirshson, the great niece of former HWS President Rev. Louis M. Hirshson, and her mother Roberta recently returned to campus for the first time in 20 years to donate a charcoal portrait of Rev. Hirshson to the Colleges' Archives. Having first visited when Melissa was a prospective student, the two took a walking tour of the campus to see the many ...