Schedule of Events

Live Events Viewing in Eastern Standard Time

To participate in live events via Zoom, you must officially register for Stay-at-Homecoming. Zoom links for live sessions will be emailed to all registrants by Wednesday, October 14. Please be sure to download Zoom on your computer or mobile device prior to the event.

FRIDAY – October 16
12 p.m.
State of the College with President Stuebner

Alumni, parents, students and friends are invited to join President Sue Stuebner in this live Zoom session as she shares a college update. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of President Stuebner and other college leaders.

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4 p.m.
Influenza and COVID-19: Mother Nature’s Weapons of Mass Disease

Led by Dr. Paul Etkind, retired public health epidemiologist and study leader for Colby-Sawyer College’s Adventures in Learning program.

This live Zoom session will provide a general background about two similar pandemics—influenza and COVID-19—separated by one century, and will highlight some of the commonalities and differences in our approaches to each.

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5:30 p.m.
Class of 1985 35th Reunion Happy Hour
6:00 p.m.
Class of 1995 25th Reunion Happy Hour
7 p.m.
Paint and Sip

Grab your favorite beverage and your art supplies as Kristen Pobatschnig ’06 leads a live tutorial via Zoom on mandala rock painting.

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Supply List:

  • Rock(s) with a smooth, flat surface
  • Acrylic paint (craft paint works best) - make sure you have black and white in addition to an assortment of colors.
  • Tools up to 1/2” diameter (nails, Q-tips, toothpicks, flat end of a pencil, small brushes, or any other tool that can make dots.)
  • Scrap paper
  • Paper plate or something to mix paint
  • Paper towel
8 p.m.
LeaderScape: A Virtual Leadership Escape Room

Led by Director of Residential Education Dave Zamansky

LeaderScape is part virtual leadership team challenge, part virtual escape room-esque experience. Participants will be grouped in teams to unlock different padlock levels of virtual team building experiences. The goal is to unlock all the padlock levels in the designated time while getting to know one another, having fun, and understanding what it means to be part of a community (virtually or otherwise). You and your team will definitely be challenged to finish in time and before everyone else!

SATURDAY – October 17
11 a.m.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Task Force Town Hall

Meet members of the newly-formed Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Task Force and learn about their work to promote Colby-Sawyer’s commitment to providing a culture of inclusion for all members of the Colby-Sawyer College community.

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12:30 p.m.
The 2020 Election – Searching for a Precedent

Led by Professor Eric Boyer

As we enter the final stretch of the 2020 Presidential Election, there seems to be only one thing we can agree on: we are living in “unprecedented times.” While this may certainly be true from a public health or economic standpoint, are we really in an “unprecedented” political moment? Professor Eric Boyer will discuss how President Trump’s first term is only “unprecedented” because of the assumptions we hold about the “exceptionalism” of American Politics.

By moving away from this assumption of exceptionalism in American politics and utilizing instead the conceptual apparatus of comparative politics, we can find the precedents and make sense of our “unprecedented” political moment. It is only by doing this that we will be able to properly understand this election and what the results will mean for American politics in the years ahead.

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2 p.m.
Viewing the Legal System through a Liberal Education Lens

Led by Professors Lynn Garrioch and Kate Turcotte

This session is divided into two sections. First, we will look at three concrete examples of race disparities in the legal system. Specifically, we will discuss police deadly shootings, eyewitness identification, and wrongful convictions. The second half of the presentation will explore how liberal educated personnel in the legal system can help minimize the racial disparities in the legal system.

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2 p.m.
Live Tour of Campus

A familiar and friendly face for students and young alumni, Area Coordinator Michael Brown will lead a tour around campus using his favorite mode of transportation…the Segway! Tune in via Facebook Live on the Colby-Sawyer College Alumni Facebook page.

2 p.m.
Children’s Activity

Looking for something for your little ones to do during Stay-at-Homecoming? Tune into this live Zoom event hosted by the CSC Child Development Club for a fun coloring activity for your little Charger. All participants are encouraged to send a photo of their finished piece to alumni@colby-sawyer.edu. Those who submit their photos will receive a small gift from the club.

  • Coloring page
  • Coloring utensils: crayons, colored pencils, markers, paints
  • Optional: scissors, tape, paste, glitter
3 p.m.
Student Life Panel

Meet some of our current student leaders and learn about their experiences on campus this fall.

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4 p.m.
Athletics Department Meet-and-Greet

Spend happy hour with new Director of Athletics Mitch Capelle and meet the following new coaches:

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  • Ed McKenna - women’s rugby
  • Ryan O’Connell - men’s and women’s cross country and track & field
  • Devon Quattrocchi - women’s basketball
  • Helaina Sacco - men’s and women’s swimming & diving
4:30 p.m.
Class of 1970 & 1971 MT 50th Reunion Happy Hour
5 p.m.
Wacky Bingo

Bring your favorite snack and beverage and join alumni and friends for this popular campus activity in a virtual format! Prizes will be awarded for the winners of individual games. Tune in for special guest Bingo callers!

7 – 9 p.m.
Stay-at-Homecoming Dance Party

Put on your dancing shoes and join alumni and friends from across the country as DJ Michael Brown spins favorite tunes from your decade and leads virtual karaoke. Mama T will be behind the bar, sharing recipes for some CSC signature cocktails. Don’t miss out on the fun!