clubs and organizations

Windcrossing Productions

Windcrossing Productions came to
Colby-Sawyer in 1990 with the arrival of Professor Don Coonley, who had written a play and created a film by that name to record the story of Gustav Whitehead, a Connecticut flight enthusiast. Professor Coonley directed the Communication Studies program at the Colby-Sawyer until his retirement in 2007. Coonley “Touched the lives of thousands of students.”

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The Colby-Sawyer Courier

The Courier is the college's student-run newspaper. The staff of approximately 20 students works with the faculty advisor to publish The Courier every other Friday. Students serve as editors, reporters, columnists, photographers and designers.

Windcrossing Productions

Windcrossing Productions welcomes the opportunity to work with Colby-Sawyer alumni on a variety of projects. In addition to short films, we have sponsored an audio book of a graduate's elementary school class and a theatre project, featuring community members.

Philosophy Club

The Philosophy Club is a student organization, open to all, which meets several times each semester and discusses philosophy in a friendly, informal atmosphere. At each meeting, one person makes a brief presentation and we have a discussion. Topics have included: “What Is Real?” “The Philosophy of Dishwashing,” and “Kratos: Self-Power, Political Power, and Power over the People.”

Restless Minds

The Restless Minds Program invites students to attend cultural events in the surrounding area. Destinations have included the Capitol Center for the Arts, the Hopkins Center, the Hood Museum, and the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum.

Word Order

Word Order, the club for English majors, organizes activities and events related to literary studies. It also discusses issues and questions related to the major in ways that benefit both students and faculty.

Colby-Sawyer Student Literary Magazine

For nearly a century the Colby-Sawyer Student Literary Magazine has published the best examples of student writing. Students select the format, choose the works they want to include, and oversee each phase of the publication process.

Lambda Pi Eta Communications Honor Society

This national honor society in communication studies fosters and rewards outstanding scholastic achievement in the field of communication. At the 2008 national conference in San Diego, two Colby-Sawyer Media Studies majors presented their research papers after undergoing a competitive review process. Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA).

Colby-Sawyer Players

The Colby-Sawyer Players present theatre productions under the coordination of the Fine and Performing Arts Department in which many Media Studies students participate both on stage and behind the scenes.