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The 2014 Susan Colby Colgate Scholars' Symposium Celebrates Student Scholarship

The Colby-Sawyer College community will celebrate students' commitment to scholarship at the annual Susan Colby Colgate Scholars' Symposium. The annual symposium, featuring interdisciplinary Capstone projects and undergraduate presentations, will be held on Monday, April 21, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday, April 22, starting at 8:30 a.m. at various locations on campus. The symposium and all related events are free and open to the public.

The symposium showcases senior students' culminating research projects in their majors, known as the Capstone project, in academic areas including: Athletic Training, Biology; Business Administration; Child Development; Child Development with Early Childhood Education; Creative Writing; English; Environmental Science; Environmental Studies; Exercise and Sport Sciences; Graphic Design; Health Care Management; Health Promotion; History and Political Studies; Media Studies; Multidisciplinary Studies; Nursing; Philosophy; Psychology; Public Health; Sociology; Studio Art and in the Wesson Honors Program.

Undergraduate students' presentations will also be featured at the event. These presentations, given by individuals and groups, allow students to demonstrate the depth and breadth of knowledge they have acquired during their years of study at Colby-Sawyer both in their academic major and across other disciplines.

Coinciding with the symposium, the Environmental Studies Expo features writer and urban farmer Tess Brown-Lavoie on Tuesday, April 22 at 7 p.m. in Clements Hall at Ivey Science Center. A first-generation farmer, Brown-Lavoie will present “Five Year Lease: New Farmers and Agrarian Commitment” detailing the transformation of a vacant 5,000-square-foot lot in Providence, R.I., to Sidewalk Ends Farm — a hub of food production, beauty and community education.

A full-listing of symposium presentations, times and locations is available here.

Additional Opportunities to View Student Work
Additional opportunities to view student work include the Senior Art Exhibition, the Global Health Issues Poster Session, and the Windcrossing Film Festival.

The Senior Art Exhibition will run Thursday, April 24 through Saturday, May 10 in the Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery and Sawyer Center Lobby Gallery with an opening reception on Thursday, April 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Global Health Issues Poster Session will be held on Thursday, April 29, in Wheeler Hall at the Ware Student Center from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Windcrossing: A Festival of Sight and Sound, showcasing independent films by students and alumni, will be held at the Sawyer Center Theater in the Sawyer Fine Arts Center at 7 p.m. on May 3. This year's festival will include the premiere of the feature-length film “100: Head/Heart/Feet,” which follows the day-to-day life of ultra-runner Zak Wieluns '02 as he trains for and finally runs the 100-mile Vermont 100 Endurance Race.

End of the Year Celebrations
The Colby-Sawyer 2013-2014 academic year closes with the Scholars and Leaders Ceremony and Commencement. The Scholars and Leaders Ceremony, featuring Capstone, Baccalaureate and Program Recognition Awards, honor society cords, and leadership and achievement awards, will be held on Friday, May 9, at 2 p.m. in the Sawyer Center Theater at the Sawyer Fine and Performing Arts Center. Graduating 219 students and recognizing them and other individuals for academic excellence, outstanding contributions to society, and service to the college and community, Commencement will take place on Saturday, May 10, at 10:30 a.m. on the college's front lawn.

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-Kellie M. Spinney, College Communications

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