In Brief

Sugaring Time Again; Former President Writes Autobiography; Alum Signs with Baseball Team; News from the Nursing and Business Administration Departments and more.

Making Their Mark

Learn about how our community members engage in writing, presentations and exhibitions.

Past as Prologue

Explore Haystack, a portal to the history of Colby-Sawyer College.

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Keep up with campus news from students' perspectives through the Colby-Sawyer Courier.


This new literary magazine features creative writing in many genres by current students and alumni, faculty and staff, and a few friends and partners.


Find out what Colby-Sawyer alumni have been up to since graduation.

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September 2011

The New Hampshire Women's Caucus Focuses on Critical Issues for Women and Families

The college will host “What Women Want Now: The New Hampshire Women's Caucus,” on Saturday, Nov. 12, in a lively forum for identifying the issues most critical to women and equipping participants with education and resources to assist them in improving women's status in the state, nation and world. Sheryl WuDunn, co-author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, is the keynote speaker. Register now to make your voice heard. Scholarships available.

Never Too Young to Balance

Kayleigh Flynn '11, a Child Development major with N-3 Teaching Certification from Otisfield, Maine, discusses her Capstone, which involved research on balance with second-grade students. While at Colby-Sawyer, Flynn was president of the Child Development Club and a member of the Community Service Club, the CSC Players, the Cross-Cultural Club and the Wesson Honors Advisory Group.

Designing His Future

Michael Lepore '12, a Graphic Design major and Wesson Honors student from Salem, N.H., was a graphic design intern this summer at Crop Marks Design Studio in Concord, N.H. Lepore is president of the design club Grid at Colby-Sawyer.

Colby-Sawyer College Honors 2011 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

Colby-Sawyer College will induct five outstanding former student-athletes as new members of its Athletic Hall of Fame on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 11 a.m. in Wheeler Hall at the Ware Campus Center.

Colby-Sawyer College Hosts Retrospective Exhibition of Works by Potter Gerry Williams, New Hampshire's First Artist Laureate…

The Fine and Performing Arts Department presents “Gerry Williams Retrospective: A Life in Clay,” an exhibition of works spanning the 60-year career of this internationally recognized master craftsman, teacher, author and lecturer. The exhibition will continue through Saturday, Oct. 22. The gallery will be open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Colby-Sawyer Faculty Member Publishes Book on Politics and Religious Language …

In The Podium, the Pulpit, and the Republicans, Frederick Stecker, an Episcopal minister and adjunct professor in the Humanities Department at Colby-Sawyer College who teaches religion courses, offers an eye-opening linguistic analysis of the presidential debates of 2000, 2004 and 2008, shedding light on Republican tactics of selecting religious language and metaphors to signal adherence to rigid belief systems and simple, black-and-white choices in domestic and foreign policy.

Colby-Sawyer Upcoming Events Calendar …

Colby-Sawyer College hosts a wide variety of educational and cultural events that are open to the public. Explore this fall's line-up of art exhibits, music and dance performances, lectures and more.

August 2011

Colby-Sawyer Students Present Research at First New Hampshire IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence Conference …

10 Colby-Sawyer students and three faculty members recently presented their collaborative research projects to their colleagues from nine other New Hampshire colleges and universities.

Dreams of Medicine: Maria Cimpean '13 Gets a Head Start on her Future with Undergraduate Research…

Maria Cimpean '13, a Biology major with a double minor in Chemistry and International Studies from Ludus, Romania, is conducting research funded through NH-INBRE, a NIH grant. Maria is working with Professor of Natural Sciences Bill Thomas, Ph.D., on the research project “Analysis of α-catenin functions in the regulation of cadherin–based adhesion strength.”

Colby-Sawyer College Hosts Sixth Annual 5K Walk-Run for Community Members…

Colby-Sawyer College will host its sixth annual College-Community 5K Dash & Stroll, a non-competitive fun run and walk for people of all ages. The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, and community members of all ages are encouraged to participate.

Results of the 18th Annual Tennis Classic …

The Colby-Sawyer College Chargers Club, which is the school's athletics booster club, held its 18th Annual Tennis Classic July 15-17, 2011 at the Patricia D. Kelsey Tennis Courts overlooking beautiful Mt. Kearsarge.

Colby-Sawyer College Elects Thomas C. Csatari as Chair of its Board of Trustees …

Thomas C. “Tom” Csatari of Hanover, N.H., was elected chair of the Colby-Sawyer College Board of Trustees. Csatari joined the board in 2005 and succeeds Anne Winton Black '73, '75, who stepped down from the board in May after completing her term as chair.

July 2011

Lizzy Lift…

A business owner in an industry that is as macho as they come, Jennifer DuBose Lombard '92 is proving that all it takes to shatter the glass ceiling is a woman with a forklift.

Adventure in Finland…

For a month last summer, Colby Chase '11 lived and worked at the Tvärminne Zoological Station, located 62 miles southwest of Helsinki, Finland. His mission: to study the factors affecting incubation constancy in the Common Eider sea duck.

College to Host New Hampshire Women's Caucus with Keynote Speaker Sheryl WuDunn…

What Women Want Now: The New Hampshire Women's Caucus is a one-day non-partisan event to be held on campus on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011. The caucus will provide a forum for discussion of issues critical to women in the state, nation and world, and equip participants with education, resources and tools to work toward improving women's lives and status.

Two Student-Athletes Head to U.S. Alpine National Championships…

After emerging from the U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard National Championships as the top American alpine skiers, senior Danielle Shannon and junior Shawn Dunstan now go on to compete in the U.S. Alpine National Championships.

Students Explore Philosophical Concepts in their Writing…

Three students in Associate Professor of Humanities Craig Greenman's philosophy courses, Pradipti Bhatta '14, Sara Maloney '13 and Kristen Tran '13, explore existentialism and evolving theories of art and beauty in their well-written and researched essays.

Ceramic Artist David Ernster Demonstrates his Creative, Technical Skills in Clay…

Adjunct Professor Ernster is interested in the ability of art objects to transport viewers to a kind of primal space in which they gain insights into the objects' creation and achieve a greater understanding of their mystery and origins. Join him Tuesday, April 5, at noon in the Ceramics Studio for another installment of the Artist and Lecture Series.

Professor Beth Krajewski Knows How to Find All the Answers…

Elizabeth Krajewski holds two positions at Colby-Sawyer: she is an adjunct professor in Humanities and a reference librarian. That combination makes her all the more available to students.

Walking our Talk and Living Green…

One of the many hats that Janet St. Laurent, program assistant in Development, wears at Colby-Sawyer is that of the college's recycling coordinator. She is one example of how individuals in the Colby-Sawyer community walk the talk of sustainable living to which the college is committed.

San Francisco's Sister Spit Brings Queer-Centric Literary Performance Art to Campus…

The queer-centric literary performance group Sister Spit: The Next Generation will storm New London, featuring talented and accomplished underground novelists, performance poets and zinesters. Their performances include original work, interactive sessions with the audience and a raucous literary tradition that stretches back to 1997.

March 2011

Student Artist Designs Memorial to New Hampshire's Public Service Workers…

Graphic Design major Kelsie "Hoolie" Lee '11 created the winning concept for the New Hampshire Public Workers' Memorial Design Competition. The memorial will be built in Concord, N.H.

Building a Diverse, Dynamic Community…

Pamela Serota Cote, the college's new associate dean of International and Diversity Programs, discusses her new role and her collaborative approach to building diverse and inclusive communities.

Celebrating Service at Colby-Sawyer…

The 2010 Employee of the Year was recognized at the Celebration of Service, along with other faculty and staff, for their outstanding contributions and years of service at the college.

A Message from the President…

President Galligan reflects on exciting recent developments and examples of the college's strategic themes, Engaged Learning, Living Sustainably, and Linking to the World, in action.

Fun in the Winter Sun…

Colby-Sawyer students live in a winter wonderland, with places to ski or snowboard, snowshoe, ice skate or snow tube just minutes from campus. Get out, have some fun and make some memories.

Science Students To Assist in Regional Conservation Planning…

Students in this year's Community-Based Research Project class are working with The Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust and members of its Lands Committee to develop a region-wide conservation plan.

Students Advocate for Gender Equality…

Promoting gender equality on campus is the mission of a new club, Students Affirming Gender Equality (S.A.G.E.), which grew out of intense interest fostered in Women's Studies courses.

What's Going On, On the Hill…

The next few months are packed with events on campus, from films and lectures to art exhibition openings, theater and musical performances and more. Bookmark our calendar of events so you always know what's going on here on the hill.

Contest Highlights Student Writing, Research…

Each fall first-year students in Writing 105 are eligible to submit their research papers for a contest with cash prizes. This year's winning essays reflect students' interests in offshore outsourcing trends, the health hazards of the energy drink craze, and the use of color in art and advertising and its effects on us.

Hope and Survival…

Anne Baynes Hall '67, of Bow, N.H., funded the college's tree nursery and organic garden. The impact of that gift is growing bigger and faster than anyone anticipated.

Mike Heffernan's Labor of Love…

This year, Mike Heffernan celebrates both his 25th wedding anniversary and 25 years as the Dining Services manager for Colby-Sawyer College. His job has always been all about bringing food and friends together.

Honoring a College Friend and Legend…

Curtis L. Ivey, a friend and member of the college's Legends Society, died on Saturday, Jan. 28. He and his wife Doris W. Ivey and their family will always be remembered for their support of science education at Colby-Sawyer and the science center which was dedicated and named in their honor in 2004.

Alumna, Friend and Former First Lady of the College Ruth Randolph Woodman '40…

Ruth Randolph Woodman, a member of the Class of 1940 and a longtime friend of the college, died at the age of 90 in New London, N.H., on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, after a period of declining health. Ruth remained supportive of and close to Colby-Sawyer College until the end of her life.

Longtime Friend and Benefactor Robert Kelsey Jr.…

Lt. Col. Robert Pratt Kelsey Jr. (retired), a longtime friend and supporter of Colby-Sawyer College, died at the age of 87 on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at home in New London, N.H.

February 2011

Exhibition Features Mexican Art, from Outsiders to Contemporary…

A new exhibition of works from the art collection of History Professor Randy Hanson features the vibrant folk art paintings of the Lorenzo family and beautiful engravings by Sergio Sanchez Santamaria.

Artists Who Make Prints…

Colby-Sawyer will host “Artists Who Make Prints” as part of the 2010-2011 Artist and Scholar Lecture Series. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Printmaking Mary Mead will discuss her own art and introduce the work of other artists who make prints.

For Love of the Arts…

As part of a series of interviews with the presidents of student organizations at Colby-Sawyer College, Michael Lepore '12 discusses the mission and activities of the Graphic Design Students Alliance (GDSA) and his role in leading the organization.

A Life Led by Literature…

Jessica McLavey '10, an English major from Merrimack, N.H., discusses her Capstone that focused on the influence literature can have on a person's development and personal philosophy. The Capstone project, which involves extensive research and presentation, is the culmination of each student's academic experience.

'Harry's Law' Features Colby-Sawyer Alumnus…

Nate Corddry '00, a Communication Studies graduate, plays a lead role in the new legal drama on NBC. Nate acted frequently in college productions and started an improv comedy group while at CSC.

Rock-Climbing Adventures in Pirate Valley, Argentina…

On Jan. 25, rock climber and photographer Dave Anderson of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) will take us along on his expedition to Pirate Valley Expedition in the Patagonia region of Argentina, where he and his crew summited the steep granite faces of El Lonko. With captivating stories and images, Anderson conveys the "holistic experiences of exploration," which involve engaging with native people and cultures.

Letters Between Poets…

A recent initiative by United States Artists to promote the work of the nation's finest artists and poets features renowned New England poet and former Colby-Sawyer Humanities Professor Wesley McNair, who seeks to create an online archive of letters between him and his mentor, U.S. and N.H. Poet Laureate Donald Hall, which would serve as a educational resource for aspiring poets and writers as well as for teachers and their students.

At Home in Academia…

A recent feature article in the Seattle University School of Law Magazine explores how President Tom Galligan's career has taken him from the practice of law to teaching, a college presidency and testimony before the U.S. Congress.

January 2011

Three Bolts from the Blue …

Alison Lambert Vernon '90 takes action when inspiration strikes.

Smile and Say Cheese…

At their Vermont farm, Linda Simon Miller '78 and her husband, George, make the best cheese imaginable.

Mind the Gap…

Nursing Professor Margie Lim-Morison is one of the leaders of a study across three states to analyze how nursing education needs to change to keep up with the growing complexity of the nursing profession.

The Return of Humans vs. Zombies…

For the second consecutive semester, the campus became a battlefield on which students played a fierce round of Humans vs. Zombies. The game's faculty advisor Eric Boyer and Lisa Stanulonis '13 reflect on this infectious new game.

Biology and Computer Science Merging into New Field…

A recent workshop on campus, organized by Natural Sciences Assistant Professor Kathyrn Gogolin Reynolds, engaged faculty and staff from five colleges in the emerging field of bioinformatics and introduced exciting ways for students to apply science in the computer laboratory.

Student Play Festival Focuses on SNAFUs…

Economic uncertainty, the quest for meaning, anxiety about Facebook, extraterrestrials and the general SNAFUs of everyday life will be on display in the fifth annual SNAFU reGNUed theatre festival at Whipple Memorial Town Hall this weekend. SNAFU reGNUed is a collection of seven short plays written and directed by Colby-Sawyer students and a faculty member.

Advocating for Children and Families…

Ryan Martin '10, a Child Development graduate from Chester, N.H., hopes his senior Capstone project, based on his internship at the New Hampshire Division of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF), has raised awareness about the challenges impoverished families face every day, and about the pervasiveness and serious consequences of child abuse.

CSC Singers Concert Features International Music…

The Colby-Sawyer Singers will present “Holiday Around the World” for a celebration of diverse musical traditions. The concert on Dec. 9 in the Sawyer Center Theatre will feature songs that celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and other religious and cultural traditions.

Greetings from Italia: President Galligan's Postcards Home…

From the majestic Italian lake region and the relaxed ambiance of the Riviera, to the rolling Tuscan hills and the romantic canals of Venice, Colby-Sawyer alumni enjoyed the experience of a lifetime as they explored the richness of Italian art, culture and food with President Tom and Susan Galligan in a new Alumni Travel Program adventure.

November 2010

Dedicated to Excellence in Early Childhood Education…

One thing was perfectly clear on Oct. 14 at the dedication ceremony for the new Windy Hill School: No one present had ever seen a space its equal in beauty or function dedicated to the education of young children.

A Time of Change at Colby-Sawyer College…

President Tom Galligan discusses the climate of change on campus and the college's new strategic themes of Engaged Learning; Living Sustainably; Linking to the World; and Dynamic Devotion to Excellence, which have emerged through community-based discussions.

Creating Safe Zones…

In the wake of recent suicides of young people bullied about their sexuality, the Colby-Sawyer community is responding with discussions, events and by ensuring that college resources are accessible to the students who may need them most.

Celebrating Life and Death…

It's time to participate in the college's bi-annual Day of the Dead celebration, based on the Mexican tradition in which people commune with loved ones who have passed on by sharing wonderful foods and building colorful commemorative altars.

What's New with the Art Faculty?…

The annual Faculty Art Exhibition features our professors' recent work in ceramics, graphic design, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. The exhibition opens with a reception on Thursday, Nov. 4.

Enjoy a Performance of 'The Lady of Pleasure'…

Colby-Sawyer College will host the American premiere of James Shirley's 1635 play, 'The Lady of Pleasure,' for its fall theatre production, adapting the Jacobean era set for “The Real Housewives of London” and the Mod Era of 1960s England.

Perilous Journeys: Exploring the World with Writer and Documentary Filmmaker Karin Muller…

The college will host “Perilous Journeys,” a multimedia presentation by travel writer and filmmaker Karin Muller which chronicles her solo adventures through war zones, communist countries and among dozens of cultures around the world, on Tuesday, Nov. 9.

Know Your World: Colby-Sawyer Celebrates International Education Week…

During the week of November 15-19, 2010, Colby-Sawyer College will celebrate International Education Week with foods from different cultures, international films, student speakers, a travel photography exhibit and a passport raffle that will give three students entree to the world - for free.

Mountain Day 2010: One Fun Step at a Time to the Top…

My Mountain Day journey starts the second I find myself sprinting across campus, screaming and cheering with the rest of the Colby-Sawyer residents as the bell rings, overjoyed that today is the day, says Lisa Stanulonis '13.

A Summer in Publishing Affirms a Student's Dream…

Amber Cronin '11 was an intern at Portland Magazine this summer, where she had the chance to put her writing to the test and passed with flying colors.

October 2010

Great Opportunities for Undergraduate Research…

Colby-Sawyer is one of 10 New Hampshire colleges funded by a $15.4 million award from the National Institutes of Health that will support a statewide network of biomedical research.

Convocation Kicks Off Academic Year…

President Tom Galligan welcomed new students to an active and engaging education at Colby-Sawyer that started on day one with Convocation.

Colby-Sawyer College Welcomes New Faculty in Four Academic Departments…

Colby-Sawyer College welcomes nine new faculty members this fall in Fine and Performing Arts, Natural Sciences, Nursing, and Social Sciences and Education.

New Artist and Scholar Series Celebrates the Arts…

The new Artist and Scholar Lecture Series seeks to celebrate the arts and raise awareness of the college's new fine & performing arts center campaign. Internationally known artist Tomie dePaola kicks off the series on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at noon.

Into the Wild…

Nicole Morin '11, a Biology major and Chemistry minor, spent nearly four months this summer as an intern rehabilitator with York Center for Wildlife in Cape Neddick, Maine. She put her Colby-Sawyer education to work and helped treat, rehabilitate and release sick or injured wildlife.

College Introduces New Academic Majors and Minors…

The new academic programs introduced this fall include Bachelor of Arts programs in Philosophy and Sociology and minors in Chemistry and International Studies.

Meet the 2010 Athletic Hall of Famers…

Colby-Sawyer College will induct five student athletes and its first full-time sports information director as new members of the Athletic Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Sunday, Oct. 3.

Teaching and Learning Salon Highlights Faculty Expertise…

Before the semester began, faculty were gathering to share their teaching experience and expertise with each other in the college's first Teaching Salon.

A Great College to Work For…

Colby-Sawyer College is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the nation's premier source of news about colleges and universities.

Team Work in Health Care Leads to Better Results for Patients…

Statistics show that about 80 percent of medical errors are caused by poor communication between health care professionals from different disciplines. Colby-Sawyer's Nursing Department and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center have joined forces to train future nurses, doctors and medical specialists to work together.

From Coma to College…

Jayme Severance '13 is a bit of a dreamer. There was a time, though, when Jayme had different dreams. And there was a time when Jayme didn't have any dreams at all.

A New Path To Happiness and Healing…

Brendan Carney '02 was a standout student and basketball player who excelled in his career in sports marketing. Now, his interest in health and nutrition - and a desire to help people - has taken him in a surprising and rewarding new direction.

September 2010

A Business Career Takes Off…

Amanda Kruszkowski '10, a Business Administration major from Maynard, Mass., discusses her group Capstone project that focused on running a simulated airline and prepared her for employment right out of college: A year after completing her internship at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, she will return to work under the Chief Information Officer in the Strategy and Planning Office.

2010 Chargers Club Tennis Classic Results…

The 2010 Colby-Sawyer Chargers Club Tennis Classic Tournament hosted 90 players July 16-18 in a series of doubles events at the Patricia D. Kelsey Tennis Courts overlooking beautiful Mt. Kearsarge.

Where Do Buildings Come From?…

Kate Callahan '10, a Child Development major from Bridgton, Maine, discusses her Capstone project that educated the students of the Windy Hill School about the process of creating a building and ultimately focused on the theme of community.

Colby-Sawyer to join the North Atlantic Conference in 2011 …

The North Atlantic Conference announced this month that Colby-Sawyer College and New England College have accepted invitations to join as full members beginning in the 2011-12 academic year.

Nursing Students Lobby for Reform in Nation's Capital…

When President Obama signed the Health Care Reform Bill into law this spring, three senior Colby-Sawyer nursing students were in Washington, D.C. working toward further health policy reform.

President Galligan Speaks Out on Inequities of Maritime Law for Victims, Survivors of Gulf of Mexico Disaster…

In early July, 2010, President Galligan wrote an opinion piece, "Disaster Illustrates Inequities of Dying on the Sea vs. on Land or in the Air" that was distributed to media across the country. He was also interviewed as an expert in maritime law on WMUR-TV in Manchester, N.H., by Fred Kocher, host of "New Hampshire's Business."

Hannaford Foundation Lends Support to Windy Hill School…

Just as the new Windy Hill School opened, Colby-Sawyer announced that Hannaford Charitable Foundation and Hannaford Bros. Company had contributed a grant in support of the school.

Building Community Capacity in Health Care…

A senior nursing student describes her Capstone project, in which she and a team of six other students focused on the health risks and issues that children in a local middle school face. Their project helped build "community capacity" among the college, the school and a community group to address these important health issues.

New Trustee Is on Board…

Susan DeBevoise Wright, the retired longtime employee and former "first lady" of Dartmouth College, has now joined Colby-Sawyer's Board of Trustees. She is well known for her vital contributions across the college and devotion to local civic causes.

July 2010

Our Sense of Community…

Colby-Sawyer College continues to be enriched by the depth and breadth of its community connections and is proud to contribute to the exceptional quality of life in our shared hometown of New London, N.H.

Colby-Sawyer Flips Switch on Green Power…

On Aug. 1, Colby-Sawyer's carbon emissions will drop by 43 percent thanks to a new electricity package that will power the college with renewable energy sources.

Fans, Followers and Connections…

Social media offers easy and interactive ways to stay current and connected with Colby-Sawyer. Check out your options and join the conversation(s).

President Galligan to Co-Chair Gulf Coast Oil Spill Symposium in New Orleans…

The symposium will address the complex issues associated with the growing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and feature renowned political strategist and author James Carville as the keynote speaker. The conference will also feature a talented faculty, which includes some of the most prominent attorneys in the country.

Twenty Days in May…

A new collaborative art exhibition highlights the range and beauty of contemporary works created by artists from the Lake Sunapee Region and just beyond.

The Flow of Feminism in Spoon River…

Margaret McCarthy '10, an English education major from Laconia, N.H., discusses her Capstone project that focused on the elements of feminism in Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology.

A Soggy but Celebratory Commencement…

Neither rain nor cold weather dampened the high spirits or the enthusiasm for celebrating the achievements and connectedness of the Class of 2010.

May 2010

Scholars As Far as the Eye Can See…

It's time for the 2010 Susan Colby Colgate Scholars Symposium, when students from all fields of academic study present their Capstone projects, Honors Program Capstones, and other research in venues across campus.

Dedicated to Planet Earth…

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day at Colby-Sawyer with an entire week of events and activities designed to educate and inspire our community. It's a time to consider action to “green” our campus and make the world a better place.

Faculty Recognized for Excellence in Teaching, Advising…

At Commencement 2010, Assistant Professor and Chair of Business Administration Chris Kubik will be honored with the Jack Jensen Award for Teaching Excellence. The Nancy Beyer Opler Award for Excellence in Advising will be presented to Assistant Professor of Fine and Performing Arts Brian Clancy.

A Celebration of Cultures…

Each year the International Festival, sponsored by the Cross Cultural Club, celebrates cultures around the world and in particular, those of our international students. As our enrollment of international students grows, the festival has expanded and flourished, and become one of the most popular and well-attended events on campus.

Bringing Big Ideas to Little Rock…

Three Colby-Sawyer College honors students presented research papers recently at the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society's Super-Regional Convention, with one winning an award in her region.

Get Going: Community Members Motivated to Move…

On March 29, a group of seniors gathered at Hogan Sports Center to take part in the Sport & Wellness Festival, the class project for Sport Management 428.

We're All Feminists Now…

For one first-year student, Professor Kathleen Farrell's class has made a huge impact that has changed her thinking and view of the world. A feminist, sociologist and educator, Professor Farrell doesn't believe ignorance is bliss.

The Happy Results of Happenstance…

Dexter Burley is a Scholar in Residence in Social Sciences and Education and an unusually well-traveled person. He talks to one of his former students about his meandering journey through academe and around the world and why "happenstance" can lead to the most interesting discoveries.

Bill Thomas, Science Guy…

Professor of Natural Sciences Bill Thomas is known as Professor Bill, Professor Thomas, Bill, even Bill Nye the Science Guy. But mainly he is known across campus as an extraordinary professor with high expectations.

Why iGive2CSC…

A new campaign, iGive2CSC, hopes to show students that every gift, no matter the size, has an impact on the quality of their college experience.

April 2010

Exploring the Science of Maple Sugaring…

Sue's Sugar House is the college's very own base for a bustling maple sugaring operation. Thanks to an alumna's gift and the many contributions of college and community members, the success of the season tastes especially sweet.

Students Take on Urban Adventures in the Nation's Capital…

Through a recently formalized agreement, Colby-Sawyer students can now consider doing their internships through the Washington Internship Institute. This semester a few students are thriving in Washington, D.C., after an initial period of transition from a rural to an urban environment.

Student Artist Goes Solo…

In the upcoming show, "Form and Function in Clay: A Solo Exhibition by Anthony Marrone '10," the senior ceramic artist will present exquisite recent work which is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. The Thursday, April 1, opening reception will also feature music by students Kristin Wood and Andrew Chew.

Colby-Sawyer Celebrates National Poetry Month…

In April, the college will host renowned poet and former professor Wesley McNair for a presentation on his life as a poet and the first reading from his new collection. This event will be followed by readings by award-winning poets Cynthia Huntington, Colby-Sawyer Assistant Professor of Humanities Ewa Chrusciel and Maxine Kumin.

Sport Management Students Launch Wellness Festival…

Senior Sport Management Students will soon present the Sport and Wellness Festival, an opportunity for older adults to learn about new ways to maintain physical and mental health.

Learning through Writing …

In their Writing 105 classes, first-year students take on research topics that they're interested in or passionate about. Three students were recently awarded cash prizes for well-written and thoroughly researched papers on the subjects of physician-assisted suicide, the treatment of animals on factory farms, and Alzheimer's Disease.

The Scene of the Crime…

Kimberly “Kim” Fish Rumrill '84, a criminologist for the New Hampshire State Police Forensic Science Laboratory, is an expert in serology, the science of serums such as blood. Her job often involves analysis of crime scenes to determine exactly what happened.

March 2010

Why Education Inspires Us…

President Tom Galligan often says that Colby-Sawyer College bases its decisions on how students will benefit. Now he looks more deeply into why students and their education are so vital to the college, to their communities and to the world around us.

Celebrating Service at Colby-Sawyer College…

After announcing the 2009 Staff Employee of the Year, faculty and staff members marking significant anniversaries at the college and representing a combined 625 years of service to Colby-Sawyer were recognized with thanks and locally hand-crafted gifts.

A Day in Firenze…

Aynsley Doyle '13 spent her first semester of college in the Italian city of Florence, where she lived in an apartment, attended classes, drank caffè latte in the morning and looked at the stars at night, just as the locals do.

Shattering Myths of Small-Town Life…

In the "Spoon River Anthology," the ghosts of a small town return to share the secrets they guarded in life. Josh Galligan makes his directorial debut in the second collaborative production by the Fine and Performing Arts Department and the Kearsarge-Sunapee Intercommunity Theatre.

Artist Winslow Homer's Life and Work…

The first feature-length documentary about the great American painter "Winslow Homer: Society and Solitude," returns to Colby-Sawyer, along with an introduction and discussion led by former Humanities Professor Don Coonley. Professor Coonley was the associate producer and sound recorder for the film and also played the part of Homer in the re-creation scenes.

Connecting Past and Present…

For his 2009 sabbatical, Humanities Professor Pat Anderson set out to explore the native cultures of the Mayan and Inca people in Central and South America. His goal was to discover how these cultures' ancient traditions connect to contemporary practices today.

February 2010

A Peek at the Personal…

The Colby-Sawyer Fine and Performing Arts Department will host “Interior Life,” an exhibition featuring work by seven photographers who know that the personal is often on display if we choose to look. The opening reception is Thursday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m. in the Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery. The exhibition will continue through Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010.

A Memoriam for Counselor Marty Reardon…

For more than 15 years, Counselor Marty Reardon has been here to guide and support Colby-Sawyer students through some of the most difficult times of their college careers.

SmartCard Goes to Town…

A large majority of students wanted to use their I.D.s, now enabled as SmartCards, for more than just the dining hall, laundry and textbooks. Now they can go off-campus with their cards.

Get (Re)Energized with the Documentary 'Kilowatt Ours'…

“Kilowatt Ours: A Plan to Re-Energize America,” an award-winning documentary that helped move the conversation about energy conservation into a mainstream campaign, will show on campus Feb. 9.

Learning to See: Global Beginnings Shows First-Semester Students a Whole New World…

Explore life in Europe with the pioneers of Global Beginnings, the college's largest study-abroad initiative to date. These first-semester freshmen learned to see not only from a college student's perspective but also with an expanding worldview as they commenced their college careers far from New London.

Humanities Professor and Poet Ewa Chrusciel Named a Finalist in International Poetry Competition…

Colby-Sawyer Assistant Professor of Humanities Ewa Chrusciel's poem “hagio graphia” has been named a finalist in the poetry category of the International Aesthetica Creative Works Competition. The Aesthetica Creative Works Annual is comprised of the winning entries of the Aesthetica Annual Creative Works Competition, which this year received 18,000 submissions from more than 30 countries.

From the British Archives…

Archivist Kelli Bogan was selected to travel to England last fall as part of Rotary International's Group Study Exchange for young professionals.

January 2010

Think Sell: Advertising Class Creates Ad Campaigns for Mount Sunapee Resort…

Professor John Ferries' advertising class put their knowledge to use by creating a professional, real-world project that targeted beginners, families and college students as potential Mt. Sunapee resort customers.

Dinner is Served…

With more than a thousand people to feed three times a day, Colby-Sawyer's kitchen is always buzzing with activity. Take a look behind the scenes and find out what it takes to fuel the student body.

Moodle, Anyone?…

Colby-Sawyer is joining many other institutions around the country and the world in looking at moving to the open-source Moodle as a means to manage courses.

Colby-Sawyer Appoints New Director of Institutional Research…

Ni Yi of Charlottesville, Va., will take on the newly restructured role in Institutional Research. As director, he will be involved in not only collecting and analyzing data, but also in engaging the college community in using empirical data to drive decision-making and strategic planning.

Wesson Honors Students Gain Global Perspectives at National Conference…

A student delegation of the Wesson Honors Program traveled with Program Coordinator and Humanities Professor Ann Page Stecker to Washington, D.C., to take part in the annual conference of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) this fall.

Business NH Magazine Names Colby-Sawyer One of State's Best Places to Work…

Business NH Magazine and New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility have announced the 2009 Best Companies to Work For in New Hampshire and Colby-Sawyer College was selected as a semi-finalist among the top 20 companies.

Connecting with the Community…

Kimberly Arena '12 and Amanda Gibbons '12 recently spent time with New London Junior Girl Scout Troop 1002 as guest speakers during a troop meeting.

December 2009

'Real Ruggers Bleed Pink': Colby-Sawyer Women's Rugby Tackles Breast Cancer Awareness…

During its 2009 season, the Colby-Sawyer women's rugby team showed its support for breast cancer research by donning bright pink jerseys and selling pink merchandise to raise funds.

Community Service Club Hits Primetime with House Project on “Extreme Makeover”…

Over the course of four days, 45 Colby-Sawyer College students joined ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" team in tearing down and rebuilding the Marshall family's home in Lyme, N.H.

Thanksgiving Every Day…

Iraj Khaliqi, a first-year student from Kabul, Afghanistan, feels like every day is Thanksgiving. Recently, he had a chance to say thanks in person to a group of community members who helped fund his college dreams this year, and the Concord Monitor was there. Khaliqi's hopes for the future? To make a difference in a country that's been at war since the day he was born.

New BHCC Director Brings Business Background…

Pamela Spear, whose daughter is a Colby-Sawyer graduate and husband is a professor in Business Administration, has joined the college as director of the Baird Health and Counseling Center. Her strong business background brings a different focus for the center's leadership.

October 2009

Colby-Sawyer Breaks Ground for New Windy Hill School…

The young Windy Hill students, equipped with hard hats and shovels to break ground, were a major part of the celebration at the site behind Colby Farm for their new school on October 15.

Colby-Sawyer College Names Two New Distinguished Professorships…

Professors Reeves and Keenan were formally invested as distinguished professors on Friday, Oct. 16, in a campus ceremony attended by Colby-Sawyer's Board of Trustees, members of the college community, and the professors' family and friends.

Putting the Puzzle Together…

Jaycee McCarthy's essay was one of the winners of the "My Colby-Sawyer Essay Contest" in spring 2009. For him, every day is a puzzle piece that interlocks with another to create his unique Colby-Sawyer experience.

N.H. Poet Laureate Walter E. Butts to Read Work at Colby-Sawyer…

Colby-Sawyer will host New Hampshire Poet Laureate Walter E. Butts for a reading and discussion of his poetry on Monday, Nov. 2, at 4 p.m. in the archives of the college's Susan Colgate Cleveland Library and Learning Center. The reading is part of Word by Word, a series sponsored by the Humanities Department that celebrates writing and poetry.

A Message from President Galligan…

As he begins his fourth year at Colby-Sawyer, President Galligan takes time to reflect on the role of college presidents, his own leadership style and his great passion for teaching. Interestingly, they are all intimately connected for him.

A Student Leader at Last…

In her first year, Kyla Pillsbury '11 looked up at the student speaker at Convocation and thought, 'That will be me someday.' This year, as Colby-Sawyer opened the school year at Convocation, it was Pillsbury who stood at the podium as president of the Student Government Association to welcome and dispense advice to the Class of 2013.

September 2009

From One Archivist to Another…

Kelli Bogan heads to England for a monthlong professional exchange program through Rotary International for which she'll meet colleagues in her field at cathedrals, castles, museums and libraries.

New Faces Among the Faculty…

Colby-Sawyer College welcomed seven new faculty members this fall in the Business Administration, Exercise and Sport Sciences, Humanities, Nursing, and Social Sciences and Education Departments.

Welcome to the Class of 2013…

The parents drove, the students unpacked, the bell tolled, and Colby-Sawyer officially began its 172nd academic session on Friday, Sept. 4, with the celebration of Convocation.

First-Year Students Explore Global Beginnings…

More than 30 adventurous new students will begin their first semester far from Colby-Sawyer's bucolic campus in New London, N.H., this fall.

College Launches New Major in Health Studies…

Colby-Sawyer College has introduced a new degree program this fall, a Bachelor of Science in Health Studies major with concentrations in Health Promotion and Wellness; Public Health; and Health Care Management. The new major provides alternatives for students interested in field of healthcare.

In Memoriam: The Honorable Judge Martha Ware '37…

A member of the Class of 1937, Martha Ware was a pioneering woman in the legal profession and in local and state government. She was also a devoted alumna and long-time trustee with a legacy of service and support that has benefited many generations of students.

August 2009

“Enchantment and Discontent: Art Professor Bert Yarborough's Singular Aesthetic”…

Every summer, associate professor of Fine and Performing Arts Bert Yarborough leaves campus to make waves and art on Cape Cod. This art, says writer Reva Blau, makes it clear that for "artistic experimentation is no frivolous activity but awakens the very basic hungers that art activates and its dislocation of the self in the universe."

Chargers are Preseason Favorite in TCCC Women's Tennis Poll…

Colby-Sawyer College has been selected as the preseason favorite to capture The Commonwealth Coast Conference women's tennis championship, announced Commissioner Gregg M. Kaye. Colby-Sawyer's volleyball team was selected to finish as the runner-up in the conference.

July 2009

Service with a Smile at the Sea Dogs…

Amy Hebert didn't think she'd ever want to leave Colby-Sawyer, but her internship in the ticket office of the Portland Sea Dogs proved she's going to love working in the sport industry - in any part of it.

Spiderpot Represents Student's Web of Experience…

Anthony Marrone '10, who was the second place winner of the "My Colby-Sawyer Experience" Art Contest with his ceramic entry, Spiderpot, speaks to his Colby-Sawyer experience on personal and metaphorical levels. This vessel expresses his hopes, his passion for creating art, and his appreciation of the college community he's found here as a student. Pretty amazing for one beautiful little pot.

Love at First Sight Deepens in Time…

In her piece, which won second place in "My Colby-Sawyer Experience" Essay Contest, Erin Bancroft '09 describes the Colby-Sawyer campus as a shining jewel and the community as a comforting blanket that kept her warm over four years. Her affection for the college grew out of a stormy tour of campus, and was only strengthened by a new outlook and greater understanding after losing her step-mother while studying in Ireland.

Energizing Students, College Community as Environmental Stewards…

Dave Sauerwein, vice president for Student Development and dean of students, discusses how in recent years Colby-Sawyer has approached its environmental concerns to make decisions that benefit our students by reducing the college's carbon footprint and changing the way the institution and our community members interact with the environment.

Painting the Town…

High on a hill was a colorful gnu herd … 27 gnus, to be exact, conceived of as a fund-raiser for the Kearsarge Community Center (KCC). The gnus were sponsored by businesses and individuals, painted by local artists, and it turns out that eight of them are members of the extended Colby-Sawyer family.

Senior Gift Keeps Colby-Sawyer Moving…

The Class of 2009 came together with a 72 percent participation rate - one of the top five most active classes in the last 15 years - to present Colby-Sawyer with a parting gift that will help keep the college moving forward.

Our Relationship with the Land…

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Laura Alexander considers how New Hampshire's North Country landscape shapes the ecological identity of the region's residents.

May 2009

A Celebration of Commencement 2009…

The smiles were big and the raindrops mercifully few as the Colby-Sawyer College Class of 2009 and their families and friends celebrated their achievements and, above all, their preparedness to move on toward successful careers and lives.

It Made All the Difference…

Student who participated in the Wesson Honors Program reflect on the ways the program and professors have shaped their Colby-Sawyer experience, expanding their vision of themselves, the world and the future.

Researching Malaria in Mali…

Magbè Savané '10, an international student from the Ivory Coast, Africa, hopes to return to her homeland one day as a doctor, prepared to open her own health clinic. Her summer internship in Mali may bring her one step closer to her goal.

Bringing Children Back to Nature…

Where do bears live? One child's answer to that question spurred Kristen Romanko '09 to use her Capstone project as a way to involve children in the nature that surrounds them.

College Hosts Memorial Service for Judy Condict…

A memorial service for Judy Condict, an alumna of the Class of 1962 and the college's longest-serving staff member, will be held on campus on June 20.

Through the Lens…

Students in Professor David Reed's Video II classes created this collection of short films that range from the instructional and biographical to the apocalyptic.

April 2009

Global Beginnings Opens World to First-Years…

New educational partnerships in France and Italy will offer an unprecedented number of Colby-Sawyer students the opportunity this fall to study abroad.

A Voice on Campus…

The Courier newspaper staff continues the tradition of student-run publications on campus while looking to the future and learning from the pros at the New York Times.

Living History…

An historian's reflection on a journey that brought the past alive in the vibrant, literary, historic landscape of London.

Student, Leader, Helper…

Mason Law '09, a Sports Management major and Business Administration minor who is also president of the Community Service Club, is dedicated to creating awareness of need and fostering action through volunteer service in the local community.

Youth Producing Change…

As part of the college's Human Rights and Social Justice Film Series, Colby-Sawyer College will present a collection of short films, “Youth Producing Change,” that highlight human rights issues that inspire young people across the globe to take action.

Professor David Schweickart Discusses Economic Democracy…

Colby-Sawyer College will host Loyola University Professor David Schweickart for a discussion of “economic democracy,” a form of market socialism that advocates workplace democracy and social control of investment as an alternative to advanced capitalism.

Colby-Sawyer Shows Documentary "To See If I'm Smiling" …

Colby-Sawyer College will show a documentary in Hebrew with English subtitles about the experiences of female soldiers in the Israeli army, "To See If I'm Smiling." Israel is the only country in the world where 18-year-old women are drafted for compulsory military service.

March 2009

Kings and Queens of the Mountains…

The men's ski team brought home its first national title, and the women finished third. Thinking snow certainly worked for these athletes.

Student, Leader, Seeker…

History major Ariana Coleman '10 is the founding member and president of Colby-Sawyer's Faith Club, a group dedicated to exploring the religions of its diverse membership - and the world.

2009 Faculty Excellence Awards Announced…

Winners of the Jensen Award, Colby-Sawyer's highest recognition for faculty, and the Opler Award for Excellence in Advising, have been named. These outstanding faculty members will be recognized at Commencement.

And We're the Lucky Ones…

This 2008 comedy/drama film chronicles the return home for three soldiers who were injured in the Iraq War, They find themselves on a cross-country adventure in which the lives they had known in America no longer exist.

Best in Show…

The annual Gladys Greenbaum Meyers Juried Student Art Exhibition will feature more than 140 recent works by our students in ceramics, drawing, graphic design, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and video.

Calico Winds Offers a Twist on Traditional Chamber Music…

Calico Winds, a musical quintet that artfully reinvents conventional wind chamber music, will perform a concert at Colby-Sawyer College. The group performs many musical styles, incorporating a creative approach to standard literature with an exploration of trendy and nontraditional works.

International Festival Celebrates Diversity…

Colby-Sawyer College will host its annual International Festival, which celebrates the cultural diversity of its community with international foods, traditions, music and dancing.

Symposium Focuses on Obesity Issues…

The 2009 Exercise and Sports Science & Athletics Symposium will explore aspects of obesity, a major public health problem in the United States.

February 2009

Expression and Survival…

In his first book, Assistant Professor of Humanities Craig Greenman explores the problem of suicide and the potential that the creation and experience of art has in offering solace and viable alternatives for those who suffer from sadness and pain.

Dear Dad…

President Tom Galligan reaches out beyond time and space to tell his beloved late father about students' struggles to pay for college today and to express his deepening understanding of and gratitude for his frugal father's commitment to saving and to his son's education.

Ahoy There…

Preparing to set sail on her own semester at sea, Amber Cronin '11 takes a look at this progam that has carried students to the ends of the earth and back again for decades.

A Youthful View of a Not-So-Innocent World…

The collection of short films, “Youth Producing Change,” highlights human rights issues that inspire young people across the globe to take action. The works are produced by youth ages 19 and under.

Tell The Stories So That They May Know…

In observance of Black History Month, Philadelphia-based storyteller, narrator and singer Charlotte Blake Alston will bring traditional and contemporary African and African-American oral and cultural traditions to life through stories and songs in a solo performance.

"New Media Now:" Exhibition Opening…

An exhibition of artworks created with new media technologies, featuring video installation, video sculpture, sound and interactivity, opens this Thursday, Jan. 29, with a reception and gallery talk by some of the artists. The young and successful artists include Brian Burnett, David Colagiovanni, Peter Harp, MacGregor Harp, Roxana Perez-Mendez and Soo Sunny Park.

Exploring President Obama's Kenyan Roots…

Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Isaac Nyamongo will speak about Barack Obama's Kenyan roots and Kenyans' obsession with Obama's journey to the White House.

January 2009

Empty Bowls, Full Stomachs…

This fall's Empty Bowls Project raised close to $1,500 to feed the hungry in New Hampshire and to help Haitians in need of medical treatment.

Fresh Ideas for Spring Ledge Farm…

New London's Main Street boasts both Colby-Sawyer College and a working farm. A collaboration between Adjunct Business Professor John Ferries' advertising students and Spring Ledge Farm was a fruitful endeavor, and a growing experience for all involved.

Women, Wellness, and the Media…

Women, Wellness, and the Media, Assistant Professor of Humanities Margaret Wiley's first book, brings together two significant areas of Wiley's life – medicine and literature – and focuses on her interest in the intersection between culture and healthcare.

An Invitation to Your Third Cup of Tea…

As part of this year's extended New Student Orientation, President Galligan met with the students in November to discuss Greg Mortenson's book and share a third cup of tea, thus welcoming them as full-fledged members of the college family. Here's what the president talked to students about on that memorable day.

The Time for Year-End Giving…

Any gift, large or small, to support Colby-Sawyer College's annual giving efforts has a distinct and positive impact. When taken together, your gifts comprise one of the college's most significant sources of support. We thank you for considering a calendar year-end donation to the 2008-2009 Annual Fund, which can be made online.

Preparing for Your Future after College…

As college seniors prepare to enter the workforce, they are confronted with a battery of financial and economic obstacles.

An Investment in Students, Academic Programs…

The 2007-2008 Colby-Sawyer College Annual Report chronicles a year of investing in the college by our alumni, parents, college community members and friends.

December 2008

A Gift to Know and Teach Them…

Associate Professor of Social Sciences and Education Maurissa Abecassis has been named the New Hampshire Professor of the Year, but what motivates and means the most to her in her career are her students.

A First Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence…

Dr. Isaac Nyamongo, an anthropologist from the University of Nairobi in Kenya, arrived this fall for a year of teaching, writing and sharing his expertise on the issues of public health in Africa.

Looking for Linguistic Footprints…

Associate Professor of Humanities Thomas Kealy spent his sabbatical exploring archives in Spain and France to find traces of Spanish Gypsies' influence on the horse culture of Renaissance Europe.

A Leader Wherever She Is…

Grants Manager Janice McElroy is retiring soon from Colby-Sawyer, but she doesn't plan to stop working just yet. In fact, the next chapter of her life will allow her to put her commitment to public service and her leadership skills to their highest use in the state, nation and world.

Moving Toward a Greener Future…

The college is making progress, in steps large and small, in becoming a more sustainable campus. Amber Cronin '11 looks at what's been accomplished to date, who's working hardest behind the scenes, and what you can do to achieve the college's ambitious green goals.

Be the Change You Seek…

Sophomore Xanthe Hilton became involved early on in the Obama campaign as a volunteer and organizer on campus, around New Hampshire and in the key state of Ohio. She believes she has succeeded in her quest to change the world, and she doesn't plan to stop now.

November 2008

Voting for a Change

Colby-Sawyer community members respond to the outcome of the 2008 U.S. presidential election and describe what it means to them and for the country.

Braving the Economic Storms

The World is Flat indeed, with the nation and world caught up in waves of economic uncertainty. President Tom Galligan reflects on the effects on the college and all of us, and how we will meet the current and future challenges.

Art Professor Brings Intelligent Design to the Classroom

Assistant Professor of Art Brandy Gibbs-Riley puts her graphic design skills to work to distinguish the Fine and Performing Arts Department and prepare her students for careers in the arts.

Art Students Compete for Brand Recognition

A class of Graphic Design majors takes on the tough challenge of creating a new logo for an organization with a broad mission and diverse constituencies.

Communicating to Best Effect

To launch the Gibney Speaking-Across-the-Curriculum Initiative, Professor Alberto Gonzalez of Bowling Green State University will reflect on the 2008 presidential campaign rhetoric and symbols, and discuss effective ways to communicate across cultures.

Behind the Scene at the National Conventions

Assistant Professor of Humanities David Reed looks back at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions in 2008, for which he covered the scenes unseen by most media.

Digitized Archives Make History Accessible

The Digital Newspaper Database is already available, and soon a new digital library will change the way the community accesses the archives. [ read more ]

An Extreme Learning Experience: The Wesson Honors Program

With a new home in Colgate and record numbers of involved students, the Wesson Honors Program has come a long way from idea to intense, thriving reality.[ read more ]

Finding a Home in a Distant Land

A large new class of international students from China, Ireland, Vietnam and elsewhere adjusts to life in a new country with people, cultures, food, an educational system and environments very different than their own. [ read more ]

Student Art & Essay Contest: Depict Your Colby-Sawyer Experience

Through writing or visual art forms, here's your chance to share what Colby-Sawyer means to you, whether you're in your first semester or your last year. [ read more ]

Ready for Game Day

Malcolm Smith '08, who completed a double major in Business Administration and Sport Management, spent the summer with the Princeton Rays, the rookie league affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. [ read more ]

Not Your Usual SNAFU

The Colby-Sawyer College Fine and Performing Arts Department will present S.N.A.F.U. Unplugged, a festival of six ten-minute plays mostly written, directed and performed by students. [ read more ]

October 2008

Will Students Rock the Vote in 2008?

Wondering how and where to vote as a college student? Find out how to make sure your voice is heard in the upcoming presidential election. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer Students Embrace a Village Called Pokuase

There's a village in the African nation of Ghana that is intimately connected to New Hampshire. Three related stories tell the tales of Colby-Sawyer student nurses gaining a global perspective; Kristin LaRochelle's intense volunteer work at the Pokuase clinic, and Magbè Savané's experience working in the village as part of her first trip home in five years. [ read more ]

Rites of Passage

Four months ago, she was still a high school student. Now, six weeks into her college career, Amanda Gibbons '12 reflects on her new life at Colby-Sawyer and the lessons she's already learned. [ read more ]

You'll Know These Artists: Art Faculty Exhibition

The artists' names may sound familiar; the astounding work they produce may surprise. Don't miss this showcase of faculty creativity. [ read more ]

Moose on the Loose on Campus

Two events on campus Oct. 25 feature the mighty moose. Through stories, photographs and a massive sculpture of two moose intertwined, learn more about this icon of the New England wilderness. [ read more ]

What You Need to Know about Campus Emergencies

It's important to sign up to receive alerts, and just as important to educate yourself about what to do in case of emergencies. [ read more ]

Surprise: It's Mountain Day!

When the bell rings, or the text message arrives, classes are cancelled and it's time to head up Mt. Kearsarge in a tradition that dates to the mid-19th century. [ read more ]

A Summer at New London Hospital

Caitlin Putnam '09 stayed in town this summer to work as a marketing and development intern at New London Hospital. [ read more ]

A Time of Transition for First-Year Students

A two-part series looks at Colby-Sawyer's orientation programs for new faculty and new students. Here, a focus on students. [ read more ]

Greatness Honored

Colby-Sawyer College will induct three athletes and the entire 1993-1994 equestrian team as new members into its 2008 Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 12. [ read more ]

Third Annual Dash & Stroll a Hit

Runners and walkers of all ages participated in a 5K event that celebrates the bonds between college and community members. [ read more ]

September 2008

A Message from President Tom Galligan

As a new academic year begins, President Galligan wants you to know about the exciting initiatives underway on campus, as well as the wonderful challenges the institution has planned.[ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer Welcomes more than 400 New Students to Campus

New students' first day at Colby-Sawyer on Sept. 5 flew by, what with moving in and Convocation for the college's largest, most diverse class ever. [ read more ]

New Programs, New Faculty Arrive on Campus

Colby-Sawyer College introduces new majors and minors, 13 new faculty members and its first Fulbright Scholar in Residence. [ read more ]

Welcome to Your New World

A two-part series looks at Colby-Sawyer's orientation programs for new faculty and new students. First, a focus on faculty. [ read more ]

Designing His Own Future

Graphic Design major Sam Moore '09 had a seat at the table with his summer internship as an assistant designer. [ read more ]

July 2008

Making Room for More Students

The basements of Colby, McKean and Shepard Halls are being completely renovated this summer to make room for Colby-Sawyer's growing community of students. [ read more ]

Life is a Beach for Janet Spurr '76

With her new book Beach Chair Diaries: Summer Tales from Maine to Maui, this adventurous and fun-loving alumna takes readers on a vicarious journey to her favorite sandy places. [ read more ]

My Capstone Experience: Sarah Hayes '08

Sarah Hayes discusses her long-term investigation of the American presidents in her second-grade classroom. [ read more ]

The Pathway Experience: Art in the Landscape

Andrew Silverberg '10, a Business Administration major from Shrewsbury, Mass., discusses his Pathway led by Fine and Performing Arts Professor Loretta Barnett. [ read more ]

A Wesson Scholar Studies Down Under

Aubrey Thomas '09 writes from the Southern Hemisphere about her experience studying in Perth, Australia. [ read more ]

June 2008

Becoming Nurses

This year Colby-Sawyer College graduated the largest class of student nurses in its history. [ read more ]

The Class of 2008 Celebrates Commencement

The Class of 2008 enjoyed a festive celebration under the big tent on the college's front lawn and received wise counsel about what to do next. [ read more ]

At Home in Page Hall

As a faculty in residence in Page Hall, Art Professor and Gallery Director Rebekah Tolley has made a comfortable home and life among students and friends in Page Hall. [ read more ]

Recognizing our Scholars & Leaders

Shortly before Commencement, the college community, along with family and friends, recognized dozens of students for their academic and leadership achievements. [ read more ]

My Capstone Experience: Justin Tardif '08

Justin Tardif speaks about his Capstone project, in which he conducted extensive research on the Reconstruction Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. [ read more ]

April 2008

The Helping Hearts Radio Series

Jessica Dorgai '08 discusses her Capstone project on the Lake Sunapee Region Visiting Nurse Association's hospice program. [ read more ]

A Progressive Partnership

Colby-Sawyer has forged a new partnership with two Boston-area high schools that provides educational opportunities for students and greater diversity for the college.[ read more ]

How Sweet It Is

A new pilot project seeks to gauge interest in bringing a small-scale maple sugaring operation to campus. [ read more ]

A Backward Glance While Moving Ahead

Marc LeBourdais, a recent graduate, reflects on his time at Colby-Sawyer as he moves on to the next chapter. [ read more ]

Three Cheers for Market Research Students

A presentation by Business Administration students to the New London Hospital Board of Trustees and managers marks the grand finale for a survey project with a real impact. [ read more ]

A Poetic Journey

There's only one way to find out what the Colby-Sawyer Singers have up their sleeves for the promised surpise ending - attend the Spring Concert on Thursday, May 1, at 7 p.m.! [ read more ]

A Window into Japanese Culture

The Anime Club, founded two years ago, focuses on the art of Japanese animation and gives students a unique window into Japanese culture. [ read more ]

It's All About Soccer

It's almost time for his graduation, yet after a phenomenally successful soccer season, senior Nic DeZenzo is basking in his good fortune and ready to move more soccer. [ read more ]

Time for a Change

When California native Elisa Banuelos '09 transferred from her home state's university system to Colby-Sawyer College, she left behind huge classes and a close-knit family, and discovered an "amazing education" with personalized attention from her professors. [ read more ]

Staff, Student, Entrepreneur

Mark Pederson, a fitness instructor on campus, is also pursuing a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design and running his own business. [ read more ]

Writing and Reasoning with Numbers

Colby-Sawyer will soon host the 12th annual Northeast Consortium on Quantitative Literacy, along with the Numeracy Network's Writing with Numbers Workshop. The conference is part of the growing response to an urgent national need to improve students' ability to understand and apply mathematical concepts and reasoning skills.[ read more ]

An Investment in the Future

Student nurses and the Visiting Nurses Association have long collaborated on projects that provide both training for the students and benefits for the organization and its clients. A VNA newsletter highlights the students' recent Community Capstone projects in pain management and hospice care management. [ read more ]

March 2008

Original and Experimental

NEWDANCEWORKS2008 will feature original, contemporary concert dance works choreographed by faculty member and dancer Susan Barnard and Colby-Sawyer students Maddie Lenox '08 and Kristen Peterson '08. The performance will also highlight the filmmaking, music and sculpture of guest artists Robert Todd, Andy Moerlein and Sasha Kravitz. [ read more ]

An Event with International Appeal

The Cross-Cultural Club hosted an exciting International Festival, which this year featured Salsa dancing, a Latin band and foods from 18 countries.[ read more ]

A Servant of Two Masters

In the spirit of the Italian Commedia dell'arte, the spring theatre production will pay tribute to the traveling acting troupes that improvised their performances and poked fun at local characters. [ read more ]

Reflections of a Professor and Artist

After 30 years in The Fine and Performing Arts Department as a professor and working artist, John Bott takes time to reflect on his work, his teaching and his imminent retirement. [ read more ]

Life with Dogs

In her award-winning piece for Writing 105, first-year student and aspiring veterinarian Nicole Morin thinks about the deep emotional connections between dogs and people. [ read more ]

From Scottish Poetry to Peyton Place

The Books Sandwiched In Series features contemporary Scottish poetry, a Colby-Sawyer professor's research into the scandalous novel Peyton Place, and New Hampshire's volunteer networks. [ read more ]

The Nature of Nuclear Warfare

After 60 years, few people know much about the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. “White Light/Black Rain,” a film by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Okazaki, seeks to put a human face on the destructive nature of nuclear weapons. [ read more ]

Finding Their Place

Zachary and Marianne Lamas, a married couple who will graduate this spring, are transfer students who run a farm in addition to pursing their studies in biology and psychology respectively. [ read more ]

Four Months in Italia

A whole new world opened up to Sara DiPesa '08 through her study abroad at the Lorenzo di Medici Art Institute in Florence, Italy. [ read more ]

Passing the Ball

Exercise and Sport Sciences major and basketball standout Noelle Surrette '08 looks ahead to a career in coaching. [ read more ]

Reflecting on 9-11

In an award-winning essay for Writing 105, Katelyn Stravinsky '11 recalls the varying degrees of confusion and sadness on 9-11 at her junior high school, as teachers and students tried to make sense of the breaking news. [ read more ]

Classical Pianist Comes to Campus

Jayne Kelly, a New Hampshire-based classical pianist, will bring her sensitivity and virtuosity to an upcoming performance on campus. [ read more ]

February 2008

February 11

Seniors Find the Perfect Gift

Reflecting on Reel Talk

Valentine's Day

Faculty Interview with Susan Reeves

College Hosts a Viewing of "Including Samuel"

February 25

Exploring Gender Inequality

Censorship in "A Streetcar Named Desire"

Literature in the Land of Saints and Scholars

To the Land of Oz

Coach Foti's Milestone

Human Rights and Social Justice Film Series

January 2008

Creating a New Identity

Women in Photography

Lost and Found

All in the Family

College Hosts Yu Wei, China's Daughter of Dance

December 2007

Employee of the Year Announced

Echoes on the Hill

Committed to Drug-Free Living

Interning with the New England Patriots/Revolution

Business Students Offer Aid to New London Hospital

November 2007

November 12

Colby-Sawyer College and Kearsarge Regional School District Recognized with Carter Partnership Award

President, and Professor, Tom Galligan Heads Back to Class

Colby-Sawyer College Hosted Alumna Barbara Richardson, First Lady of New Mexico and Wife of Presidential Candidate Bill Richard

Good Grief! A Behind-the-Scenes Look at 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown'

Past as Prologue: How Colby-Sawyer Returned to its Co-ed Roots

November 26

Seeing Service as a Way of Life

Lending a Hand for the Holidays

A New Kind of Literacy

My Summer in TV and Film

October 2007

October 1

Nature as Classroom: Exploring Western River Communities

Colby-Sawyer College Presents Retrospective of 50 Years of Art by Professor John Bott

Democracy in Action: Political Events on Campus

Mountain Day!

My Pathway Experience: Kayt Racz '09

October 15

A Garden of Artists: The Art Department Fills Reichhold with Life & Color

Exhibition Features Illustrations by Robert Childress from Dick and Jane Reading Primers

Meet a New Faculty Member: Andrew Cahoon

Forum Seeks to Go "Inside" Primary Process and Candidate Strategies

Colby-Sawyer College Presents 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown'

October 29

Colby-Sawyer College Awards Professorship, Endowed Faculty Chairs

Cast Your Ballot

Echoes on the Hill: Who Will Get Your Vote?

The Hero and Author of Your Life Story

'Art Teaching Art: Practicing Art, Enriching Education' Exhibit Features Works by High School Art Educators

Lawyer Janet P. Judge Presents "MySpace & Facebook: What You Need To Know"

September 2007

Colby-Sawyer Welcomes Large, Diverse New Class

The Chargers Club: 25 Years of Support for Athletics

Moving In: Colby-Sawyer's Largest Class Ever Comes to Campus

College Orientation: It's Not Just for Students Anymore

Colby-Sawyer College Athletics To Add Men's, Women's Cross Country Teams

Past as Prologue: Looking Back a Century

August 2007

Colby-Sawyer College Announces 2007 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

Wail of the Wild: A Summer with the Loons of Lake Winnipesaukee

Echoes on the Hill: A Colby-Sawyer Summer

My Capstone Experience: Sarah Howard '07

My Pathway Experience: Ryan Oldfield '09

Past as Prologue: Our Strength is in Our Union

July 2007

President Commits to 'Climate Neutral' Campus

Memorial for Former President Everett

Campus-wide Commitment to Enrollment Yields Biggest Class in Colby-Sawyer's History

Colby-Sawyer College Announces Endowed Faculty Chairs, New Professorship

Colby-Sawyer College Professor John H. Callewaert Receives Fulbright Scholar Grant for Vietnam

Chinese Educators, Technologists Visit Colby-Sawyer to See New Uses of Interactive Technologies

My Pathway Experience: Jeff Parfitt '09

June 2007

A decade of growth and change - Judy Muyskens

My Pathway Experience: Amber Ying '09

Former Colby-Sawyer College President Recommends Ways to Strengthen Chinese Higher Education

May 2007

Colby-Sawyer College Welcomes New Leaders, Faculty Members

An Interview with Adventurer Rob Frost

Talkin' about a (technology) evolution: Bill Bitzer

April 2007

The Science of Snow Caves

ESS Professor Stoedefalke Discusses Children and Exercise

March 2007

Student Writing Contest: First Place

Student Writing Contest: Second Place

Student Writing Contest: Third Place

February 2007

Nursing Capstone Projects Bring Students' Knowledge, Skills Together To Help Communities

Soldiers in Iraq Touch the Hearts of Honors Students

January 2007

Wesson Weekenders Take in Chicago

December 2006

Colby-Sawyer College's Festival of Lights Features Student Video Productions on College, Community Topics

Colby-Sawyer Hosts Film and Discussion of “An Inconvenient Truth”

Sports Medicine Conference Brings New Knowledge, Professional Contacts to ESS Students

November 2006

Colby-Sawyer's Inclusive Approach to Curriculum Reform

Colby-Sawyer's Distinctive Residence Halls

October 2006

On Mt. Kearsarge - Mountain Day 2006

Course Content: Learning to Listen

Anonymous Gift Helps Bring Colby-Sawyer Classrooms into the 21st Century

Annual Fund Record Has Ripples Across Campus

Presentation on Jack's Coffee in Business 325: Consumer Behavior

Who We Are: Nicole Iapicca '07

The Transmogrification of David Elliott

Collage and Light Opening

July 2006 - Sept. 2006

September 11

Ewa Chrusciel: Writer, Teacher, Translator and Scholar

Back on Campus: A Closer Look

Sports Information Director Mitch Capelle Previews the Coming Colby-Sawyer Season

Convocation 2006

How President Galligan Met Colby-Sawyer College

Who We Are: Michael Clark, Admissions Councelor

Remembrance of Convocations Past

August 28

The Studio Potter Collection Features Major Ceramic Artists

Meet the Curator: Gerry Williams

Meet the Curator: Jon Keenan