Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Alums Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usTue, 31 Mar 2015 04:30:35 GMTTue, 31 Mar 2015 04:30:35 GMTSimon '10 Brings Novel to Kindlehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18602Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23450.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Fantasy author and lawyer Shane Simon '10 has recently re-released his popular novel, "The Prophecy," on Amazon's Kindle. Initially published in 2006, the first print edition completely sold out and is now available as an e-book. Set in the fictional kingdom of Zalar, "The Prophecy" is an imaginative novel featuring protagonist Lionel Balimore who must un...Father and Son Race in Cup Challengehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18593Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23430.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Lucas Catania '15 and his father, Dr. Joseph Catania '83, P'15, P'17, raced in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge after a year of continued success on the race track. The racing duo, who have competed in a number of regional and national races over the past few years, made their series and International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) debuts March 18-20 at Seb...Platoni '74 featured on Fox Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18584Fri, 20 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23411.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Dr. Kathy Platoni '74, clinical psychologist and retired Army colonel, appeared on "Fox and Friends" on Sunday morning to discuss her recent article, "The Army's Fort Hood Disgrace," that appeared in The Wall Street Journal. In her article, Platoni, who was on site the day of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting, argues that the U.S. Army has failed to provide jus...Marino '12 to Perform at The Smithhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18585Fri, 20 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23415.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Dancing her way from Geneva to Argentina and back, Katherine Marino '12 will perform with the PUSH Physical Theatre at the Smith Center for the Arts on Saturday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. Marino recently returned from her Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Mendoza and began working as a trainee with the Rochester-based dance studio. Her performance ...Gemmiti '14 Nominated for College Emmyshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18579Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23401.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> "Young Adulterated" -- a television series created by Stephen Gemmiti '14 -- has been nominated for the 2015 College Television Awards. One of three finalists out of hundreds of submissions in the "Best Series" category, the 10-episode series follows the colliding lives of five college students as they each try to navigate an explosive junior year. Gemmit...Two Accepted to Yale School of Nursinghttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18563Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23403.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Amy van Loon '14 and Nora McKay '14 are heading to New Haven this fall, where they will attend Yale School of Nursing. The prestigious program is regularly ranked as one of the top 10 graduate nursing schools in the country, making van Loon and McKay future leaders in the field. Van Loon and McKay will both study in the maternity nursing and midwife speci...Pierce '17 Wins 2015 Pitch Contesthttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18572Fri, 13 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23383.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> After considering four carefully crafted proposals for both non-profit and for-profit ventures competing in the annual Stu Lieblein '90 Pitch Contest, the judges returned from deliberations to name Paige Pierce '17 winner of the 2015 entrepreneurship competition at HWS. Pierce received a $10,000 check thanks to the support of Stu Lieblien '90, who generou...Barlow '11 on Student Debt, Corporate Profitshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18569Thu, 12 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23378.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Michael Barlow '11, an investment banker on J.P. Morgan's media and technology team, coauthored an opinion piece that appears this week in the Huffington Post, tackling two issues facing an increasingly divided U.S. government: student debt and untaxed corporate profits held offshore. Written with Michael Burns, vice chairman of Lionsgate Entertainment, "...The Pitch Winner on "Art of the CEO"http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18565Wed, 11 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23357.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> As the fourth annual Stu Lieblein '90 Pitch Contest draws to a close -- the finalists will present their ideas to the panel of judges and the HWS community on Thursday, March 12 -- Bart Jackson '70 will interview the winner on his radio show, "The Art of the CEO." Jackson's weekly podcast shares insights from the most powerful CEOs and guests from across ...Lucker '14 Lands Job at Deloittehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18530Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23292.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Connor Lucker '14 was recently hired as a financial consultant for Deloitte, a leading international consulting company that provides services in auditing, financial advisory, risk management, taxes and related professional services for some of the world's most admired brands. In his new role, Lucker consults with financial institutions such as banks and ...