Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Community Newshttp://www.hws.edu/news/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usFri, 18 Apr 2014 09:25:15 GMTFri, 18 Apr 2014 09:25:15 GMTStudents Volunteer at Neighbors’ Nighthttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17612Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21222.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Every Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m., students from HWS visit St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Geneva to continue a longstanding tradition. Neighbors' Night allows students and other volunteers the opportunity to engage and entertain local children. The program, which has been run by congregation member Sue Adams since 1986, welcomes children in grades K-8. "T...Fisher Center April Discussionshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17705Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21446.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men will continue its theme of "Our Bodies, Ourselves" this April with discussions of popular video game culture and on the international trajectory of the book that inspired this year's Fisher Center theme, "Our Bodies, Ourselves." Fisher Center Predoctoral Fellow Brianne Gallagher will present "De-militarizin..."Glee" Creator HWS Commencement Speakerhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17680Thu, 03 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21385.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Emmy-award winning writer, producer and director Brad Falchuk '93 will deliver this year's Commencement address on Sunday, May 18. The Hobart alumnus is the co-creator, writer, executive producer and director of the Fox series "Glee" and is co-creator, executive producer and writer of FX network's "American Horror Story." Falchuk's work has received 11 E...Green Mug Campaign Cominghttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17662Wed, 02 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21356.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> To encourage the use of reusable coffee mugs as a means of decreasing environmental impact, the Office of Sustainability will soon give the more environmentally friendly mugs to anyone who signs a pledge to use one instead of disposable cups. The "Green Mug Campaign" looks to raise awareness of the environmental impacts of disposable coffee cups, and how ...HWS Student Trustees Namedhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17659Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21340.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Following campaigns that were both impressive and spirited, Maxwell Gorton '16 and Nicole O'Connell '16 have been named the Junior Student Trustees to serve on the HWS Board of Trustees for the next academic year. The two were elected by their peers and will serve on the Board, which governs the Colleges' policies, financial health, and overall welfare. E...Youth Leadership College at West Streethttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17668Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21348.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> For much of the spring semester, Madeline Buckley '15 and Dana Williams '16 are co-leading Youth Leadership College (YLC) sessions for second graders involved in student government at West Street Elementary School. The initiative serves as their practicum for the Centennial Center for Leadership's (CCL) HWS Leads Certificate Program and utilizes a curricu...PFS Speaker Khazei Recognizedhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17623Fri, 28 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21319.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> President's Forum Speaker Alan Khazei and his wife Vanessa Kirsch are included in Fortune magazine's list of "World's Greatest Leaders: 9 dynamic duos," released March 20. Khazei, co-founder of City Year and founder of Be the Change, Inc., and Kirsch, founder and managing director of New Profit, are listed alongside other powerful figures in politics, med...Global Initiative on Disability Featuredhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17608Fri, 28 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21321.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The Colleges' Global Initiative on Disability (GID), launched earlier this semester, was featured in an article in the Finger Lakes Times this month. "I think disabled individuals, people with disabilities, are people that are often sort of ignored or not seen as one of the more pressing disadvantaged groups, but I really think it's an issue that, both gl...FLI to Launch Owasco Monitoring Buoyhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17620Tue, 25 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21281.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Research efforts around water quality issues will get a new boost this spring when the HWS Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) launches a high-tech water monitoring buoy in Owasco Lake, the sixth largest of the Finger Lakes. The newly attained $100,000 YSI Water Quality Monitoring System will monitor and collect critical water column profile data, including temp...HWS’ Vietnam Program “Most Immersive”http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=17526Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res21226.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The Colleges' study abroad program to Vietnam was named the "Most Immersive" of study abroad programs in Southeast Asia by NerdScholar, a website that provides information and resources to help students make decisions about colleges and financial aid. A recent article identified the site's five favorite study abroad programs in Southeast Asia, listing HWS...