2020 Live Event Recordings

Enjoy recordings of these live events from the Stay-at-Homecoming program.

FRIDAY – October 16
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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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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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
SATURDAY – October 17
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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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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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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Student Life Panel

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

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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