Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Alums Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usSun, 26 Apr 2015 21:50:01 GMTSun, 26 Apr 2015 21:50:01 GMTLitzinger '84 Named Notre Dame Swimming Coachhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18696Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23685.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Mike Litzinger '84 was recently named head coach for the women's swimming and diving team at the University of Notre Dame. The announcement, as well as a profile of his career, was featured in an article in Swimming World. The new position will build upon Litzinger's years of coaching swimming and diving teams for universities across the county. His caree...Standing-Room Only Crowd for Kevin Breelhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18668Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23672.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hobart and William Smith Colleges welcomed stand-up comic and noted mental health activist Kevin Breel as a guest of the Calvin R. Carver Sr. Lecture series. Recently featured as a presenter on the widely-popular TEDx Talks, Breel's HWS lecture was held for a standing-room only crowd on Wednesday, April 22, in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith L...Lewis '77 Honored at Oregon Statehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18676Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23640.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Jon Lewis '77 was recently named as a 2015 Distinguished Professor recipient at Oregon State University, the highest honor afforded to faculty members at the university. He has been a professor of film studies since 1983 and will hold the title as long as he teaches at Oregon State. Profiled in an article from the university, Lewis received the honor for ...Warr '05: "Hits it Out of the Park"http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18657Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23600.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Love & Warr" -- the new show by New York-based actor, director and singer Joshua Warr ‘05 -- recently debuted at Broadway's famous supper club, 54 Below. In the show's April 12 review in Broadway World, critic Andrew Martin writes that Warr is "one of the current cabaret scene's truest powerhouses since his MAC award-nominated debut some seasons ago.....Wu '12 Reflects on Art, HWShttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18621Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23521.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> When Jenny Wu '12 arrived at Hobart and William Smith Colleges from Nanjing, China, she was surprised by three things: the snow, the squirrels and her friends' excitement of sharing her first time experiences like going to coffee-chain Dunkin' Donuts. Wu quickly adjusted to life at HWS, double majoring in studio art and architectural studies, while gettin...Reunion 2015 Registration Now Openhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18618Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res23509.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> After four years of pursuing academic interests, connecting with tremendous faculty and staff, building friendships and discovering newfound passions, Hobart and William Smith truly becomes a place to call home. Now, it's time for alumni and alumnae from the milestone class years ending in 0 and 5 to venture back to campus in celebration of Reunion 2015, ...Simon '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 ...