Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Headlines Newshttp://www.hws.edu/news/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usThu, 24 Apr 2014 13:03:56 GMTThu, 24 Apr 2014 13:03:56 GMTPerforming Arts Groundbreaking April 25http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17752Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21546.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The HWS community will celebrate the next phase of plans for a 65,000-square-foot Performing Arts Center at the heart of future activities around dance, theatre, music, and film screening for media and society, during a special groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, April 25. Bringing together the Board of Trustees, President Mark D. Gearan, students, faculty...Davis ’48 Creates Endowed Internshiphttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17701Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21537.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> A generous gift from Clarence "Dave" Davis Jr. '48 will remove a critical barrier for students interested in pursuing internships in the visual arts. Awarded for the first time this year, the Clarence A. Davis '48 Endowed Internship will provide two or three students with financial support to undertake internship opportunities. "We are grateful to Mr. Dav...Grant Recipients Focus on Water Sustainabilityhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17687Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21533.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Daniel Budmen '15 and Rebecca Greiff '14 have formed the HWS Drink Local Campaign in an effort to eliminate plastic water bottle use and promote the use of reusable water bottles on campus. Rachel Newcomb '15 has created a rain barrel project, "Store the Storm," in collaboration with the Finger Lakes Institute. The three are the first recipients of the Ca...Hosek ’14 Earns Fulbright to Taiwanhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17726Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21499.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> As she moved immediately from Spanish class to French class in her senior year of high school, Melissa Hosek '14 knew she wanted to be a lifelong language learner. She nurtured that passion through rigorous Chinese language courses and immersion programs throughout her four years at HWS, and is now one step closer to achieving her dream of becoming a Chin...Deming ’75 Issues Giving, Scholarship Challengehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17758Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21557.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Honorary Trustee David Deming '75 has issued a challenge to the Graduates of the Last Decade to encourage giving to the Colleges in a way that will also provide direct support to up to 10 HWS students. Deming will establish a $5,000 scholarship in the name of each Graduates of the Last Decade Class that secures 60 gifts from new donors during the week of ...Celebrating Moving Up Dayhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17748Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21529.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Moving Up Day, one of the oldest and most treasured William Smith College traditions, will be held on Friday, April 25. The event will begin with the gathering of students on the Hill at 4 p.m., with the ceremony scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. on Smith Green. After the procession down the Hill, William Smith Dean Susanne McNally will provide the opening ...Many Ways to Celebrate Earth Weekhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17737Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21531.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> From films to lectures, drum presentations to races, the Colleges' celebration of Earth Week this year represents an array of sustainability issues and themes. Earth Week kicked off Monday, April 21, with a showing of the documentary, "Dirt!" Inspired by William Bryant Logan's acclaimed book, "Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth," the movie takes a humor...More Offerings than Ever at Festivalhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17749Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21539.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> From ballet to hip-hop, a Colonial America display to a discussion about elephants in India, the seventh annual Festival of Nations will feature a wide range of performances and presentations. This is the greatest variety of offerings in the Festival's history. A collaborative effort between the Geneva City School District and Hobart and William Smith Col...HWS Celebrates Gayprilhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17754Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21553.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The month of April marks the observance and celebration of Gaypril, a time of promoting acceptance and equality of the LGBT community around the world. Throughout Gaypril, the HWS Pride Alliance, which is dedicated to advocating for the LBGT individuals and their allies/supporters, will continue its promotion of equal rights for the LGBT community with va...Student Art Show on Displayhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17757Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21559.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Showcasing artwork from students across more than 30 studio courses held during the fall and spring semesters, the Annual Student Art and Architecture Show returns to the Davis Gallery at Houghton House for a year-end celebration of student works. The opening reception will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 25. The show itself covers a sweeping...