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Upcoming Events

Adventures in Learning (AIL) launches its monthly Science Pub series with "Homo Naledi: A New Human Ancestor from the Cradle of Humankind." Associate Professor of anthropology at Dartmouth College and a specialist in locomotion of early apes and human ancestors, Dr. Jeremy DeSilva discusses his role working with lead investigators in identifying a previously unknown human ancestor in 2013. As featured in the November 2015 issue of National Geographic, the discovery of more than 1,600 fossils in a South African cave added a new branch to the “bush” of human evolution.

The Galligan's Pub opens at 5:30 p.m., with the presentation and discussion beginning at 6 p.m. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Reservations on a first-come, first-served basis are required through the AIL Office at 526-3690. Free and open to the public.

Join President Susan D. Stuebner in this opening week tradition that celebrates the relationship between Colby-Sawyer and our neighbors. New this year, President Stuebner invites participants to bring their leashed canine companions to join the fun. She’ll walk with her two Labradoodles and looks forward to meeting new friends, human and canine alike.

Registration for the non-competitive fun run and walk will take place on the college's Front Lawn (rain location: Thornton Living Room in Colgate Hall) beginning at 9:30 a.m. The start time for walkers is 9:45 a.m. and 10 a.m. for runners.

The 5K route begins at Colgate Hall, winds through New London's downtown and residential areas, and ends back on campus. View the Dash & Stroll route.
Free and open to the public.

Burlington Taiko presents an introductory workshop on the ancient Japanese musical art form of taiko. Featuring history, costumes, drum construction, acoustics and techniques, the workshop is limited to 35 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Free and open to the public. 

Sponsored by the Cultural Events Committee.

Burlington Taiko performs the ancient Japanese musical art form of taiko, featuring drums, voice and movement. 

Since 1987, Burlington Taiko has mesmerized audiences with the powerful, spellbinding and propulsive sounds of the taiko drum, including a performance at the 100th running of the Boston Marathon, and annual appearances at Burlington's First Night, the Joseph Campbell - Keepers of the Lore festival, and the Black Ships Festival in Newport, Rhode Island. 

For more information about the group, visit burlingtontaiko.org. Free and open to the public. 

Sponsored by the Cultural Events Committee.

Master ceramic artist and Tokyo University of the Arts Makoto Toyofuku presents a wheel throwing demonstration of large vessel forms.

Contact Professor Jon Keenan for more information at jkeenan@colby-sawyer.edu or 603-526-3667. Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Cultural Events Committee. 

"Breaking the Mold: A Collaborative Exhibition with Tokyo University of the Arts,” features more than 50 works of contemporary ceramic art forms created by faculty and students of the Tokyo University of the Arts (Geidai) and Colby-Sawyer College, and guest works by faculty and students from Dartmouth College, New Hampshire Institute of Art and John Stark Regional High School.

Following the opening reception on Monday, Sept. 19 at 5 p.m., the exhibition remains open through Tuesday, Nov. 1. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact Professor Jon Keenan for more information at jkeenan@colby-sawyer.edu or 603.526.3667. Free and open to the public.

"Breaking the Mold" is an extension of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts Chair and Professor Jon Keenan’s recent Fulbright fellowship. Co-sponsored by the Cultural Events Committee. 

The student-run CSC Players present their annual fall show.

More information to follow.

For three billion years, DNA has continually improved its ability to reproduce itself. Over last few decades, humans have found ways to “help out” evolution, uncovering both enormous benefits and unimagined risks. Dr. Richard Cavallaro, former medical director at the Naples Community Hospital and a retired Temple University School of Medicine faculty, and Dr. David Wood, retired Rockefeller University researcher/cell biologist, discuss genetic modification (GMO and CRISPR) and the potential impact on society.

The Pub at Lethbridge Lodge opens at 5:30 p.m., with the presentation and discussion beginning at 6 p.m. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Reservations on a first-come, first-served basis are required through the Adventures in Learning Office at 526-3690. Free and open to the public. 

Join the campus community for Homecoming Weekend featuring alumni and varsity sporting events, socializing with friends, and faculty-led workshops and talks. The fun starts on Friday, October 14, and runs through Sunday, October 16.

View the complete schedule of events.

Join the campus community as we celebrate the beginning of a new era of leadership at Colby-Sawyer with the investiture of our ninth president, Susan D. Stuebner. The ceremony will feature greetings from students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees and the town of New London, as well as remarks about the college's future by President Stuebner. Free and open to the public. 

Fine and Performing Arts faculty display recent work in ceramics, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture at the annual exhibition. Following the opening reception, the exhibition remains open through Wednesday, Jan. 25. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Its a necessity for all life on earth, but do you know what’s in your water, naturally ... and not so naturally? What’s the water cycle and what makes our freshwater unique? Grab some liquid refreshment and ponder its properties with Nicholas Baer, Ph.D., professor and chair of Natural Sciences at Colby-Sawyer College, and June Fichter, executive director at the Lake Sunapee Protective Association.

Galligan's Pub at Lethbridge Lodge opens at 5:30 p.m., with the presentation and discussion beginning at 6 p.m. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Reservations on a first-come, first-served basis are required through the Adventures in Learning Office at 526-3690. Free and open to the public. 

More information to follow. 

Carbon emissions contribute to climate change and global warming. And these emissions are being absorbed by our oceans, which comprise 75 percent of the earth’s surface. Are we killing our seas? What could this mean for us? Join Charles Kellogg, Ph.D., a career educator specializing in Biological/Geological Oceanography, for a discussion about this hotly debated topic.

Galligan's Pub at Lethbridge Lodge opens at 5:30 p.m., with the presentation and discussion beginning at 6 p.m. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Reservations on a first-come, first-served basis are required through the Adventures in Learning Office at 526-3690. Free and open to the public. 

"Celebrate the Holiday Season" features student and community vocalists, accompanied by a pianist and flutist, performing traditional and sacred holiday favorites.

Tickets are $5 for general admission and free with a Colby-Sawyer College ID. Tickets may be purchased at colby-sawyer.edu/tickets or through the Sawyer Center Box Office at boxoffice@colby-sawyer.edu or 603.526.3670.