news and events archive

2006-07 Academic Year

Colby-Sawyer's Cally White Completes New Hampshire Campus Safety Academy, Wins Director's Award

NEW LONDON, N.H., Aug. 27, 2007 – Colby-Sawyer College's newest safety officer, Cally White, has successfully completed the 2007 New Hampshire Campus Safety Academy. White was also the recipient of the NHCSA Director's Award. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer College President Commits to 'Climate Neutral' Campus

College Joins Growing List of Higher Education Leaders To Fight Global Warming
NEW LONDON, N.H., Aug. 13, 2007 – Colby-Sawyer President Thomas C. Galligan Jr. has committed to reducing and eventually eliminating the college's global warming emissions, and accelerating educational efforts to equip society to re-stabilize the earth's climate. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer To Host Second 5K Fun Run/Walk For College and Communities

NEW LONDON, N.H., July 26, 2007 – Colby-Sawyer College will host its second annual 5k Dash and Stroll, a non-competitive fun run/walk for people of all ages. President Thomas C. Galligan Jr., an avid runner who launched the event in his first year at Colby-Sawyer, invites college and community members for the event on Saturday, Sept. 15. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer College Professor John H. Callewaert Wins Fulbright Scholar Grant for Vietnam

NEW LONDON, N.H., July 20, 2007 – John H. Callewaert, associate professor and director of the Institute for Community and Environment at Colby-Sawyer College, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant that will send him to Vietnam National University in Hanoi for six months of research and teaching in 2008. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer College Announces Endowed Faculty Chairs, New Professorship

NEW LONDON, N.H., July 20, 2007 – Colby-Sawyer College has announced the new recipients of two established professorships, Professor of Social Sciences and Education Randy Hanson as the new David H. Winton Endowed Chair, and Professor of Business Administration Leon-C. Malan as the new M. Roy London Endowed Chair.

The college has also established the Gibney Distinguished Professorship, to which Humanities Professor Patrick Anderson has been appointed. [ read more ]

Adventures in Learning Celebrates Tenth Anniversary With Community Events, Special Courses

NEW LONDON, N.H., July 19, 2007 – Adventures in Learning, the lifelong learning program established a decade ago at Colby-Sawyer College, will mark its Tenth Anniversary with a year-long community celebration that includes two free public presentations, a series of special courses and a community-wide reception. [ read more ]

Controversial “Under God” Debate Comes to New London

NEW LONDON, N.H., July 19, 2007 – The complaint was dismissed by a California District Court, reversed by the Ninth Circuit Court, appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court and dismissed there on a technicality. The issue is whether the “Under God” language should be stricken from the Pledge of Allegiance, and now the debate will come to Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer College Welcomes New Leaders, Faculty Members

NEW LONDON, N.H., May 22, 2007 – Colby-Sawyer College will welcome a new academic dean and a new chair of the Nursing Department, as well as accomplished faculty members in the Exercise and Sports Sciences, Fine and Performing Arts, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Nursing, and Social Sciences and Education Departments. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer President Thomas C. Galligan Jr. to Speak at Annual Meeting of Adventures in Learning

NEW LONDON, N.H., May 1, 2007 – Thomas C. Galligan Jr., the new president of Colby-Sawyer College, will be the keynote speaker at the eighth annual meeting of Adventures in Learning, the lifelong learning program sponsored by the college. The subject of President Galligan's talk will be “So, what is a major? The past, present and future of the undergraduate major.” [ read more ]

Scholars and Leaders Honored at Colby-Sawyer College

NEW LONDON, N.H., April 27, 2007 – Colby-Sawyer College will host the Scholars and Leaders Reception Ceremony, an event that recognizes individuals and groups of students for their academic accomplishments, community service and leadership. [ read more ]

President Galligan Announces Resident Assistant Appreciation Day

NEW LONDON, N.H., April 10, 2007 — In recognition of the extraordinary contributions that resident assistants make every day to supporting Colby-Sawyer students and encourage their growth and learning, President Galligan has issued the following proclamation. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer Senior Sarah Howard Earns Alpha Chi Award for Graduate Studies in History

NEW LONDON, N.H., April 27, 2007 – The Colby-Sawyer College Communication Studies Program will present the Festival of Lights, a biannual exhibition of student video productions. The event will feature the 31st edition of “Colby-Sawyer Insights,” an annual video news magazine, along with a compilation of highlights from students' video productions over the last 18 years. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer Screens Film on American Painter Winslow Homer

NEW LONDON, N.H., April 6, 2007 – Colby-Sawyer College will present the Northeast premiere of a new documentary, “Winslow Homer: Society and Solitude,” the first full-length film made about one of America's greatest painters. The screening will include an introduction by the film's writer-producer-director, Steven John Ross. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer Student Brings Old Time Radio to a New Generation

NEW LONDON, N.H., April 5, 2007 – The Sunapee Kearsarge Intercommunity Theatre, along with a senior student at Colby-Sawyer College, will bring old-time radio theater back to the community. [ read more ]

NEW LONDON, N.H., March 30, 2007 — Sarah Howard, a senior History, Society and Culture major in the secondary education program at Colby-Sawyer College, has received a $2,500 H.Y. Benedict fellowship award from the Alpha Chi Society for her graduate study. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer College Senior Art Exhibition Features Student Work

NEW LONDON, N.H., March 30, 2007 – The Colby-Sawyer College Department for Fine and Performing Arts will present the annual Senior Art Exhibition, featuring art students' work in multiple media, including drawing, ceramics, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture and graphic design. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer Dance Concert Features Student and Faculty Dancers and Chaos Theory Dance Company

NEW LONDON, N.H., March 22, 2007 – The Colby-Sawyer College Dance Concert will feature student and faculty dancers and guest dancers from Chaos Theory Dance, a spirited and humorous improvisational dance company. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer College Presents A Midsummer Night's Dream

NEW LONDON, N.H., March 8, 2007 – The Colby-Sawyer College Fine and Performing Arts Department will present “A Midsummer Night's Dream,” a popular romantic comedy by William Shakespeare, as its spring theater production. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer's To Host Juried Student Art Exhibition

NEW LONDON, N.H., March 5, 2007 – The Colby-Sawyer College Department of Fine and Performing Arts will host its annual Juried Student Exhibition, featuring recent work by students in painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography and graphic design. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer Receives National Science Foundation Grant to Integrate Math, Analytical Skills into Liberal Arts Curriculum

NEW LONDON, N.H., Feb. 12, 2007 — Colby-Sawyer College has received a three-year $149,290 grant from the National Science Foundation's Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement program to incorporate the teaching of basic math and reasoning skills across its liberal arts curriculum. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer Symposium to Explore Entrepreneurial Ideas, Opportunities in Exercise and Sport Sciences

NEW LONDON, N.H., Feb. 9, 2007 — The Departments of Exercise and Sport Sciences and Athletics at Colby-Sawyer College will host a symposium on “Entrepreneurial Ideas and Opportunities in Exercise and Sport Sciences” this month. The symposium will take place on Monday, March 26, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Wheeler Hall at the Ware Campus Center. The lectures are free and open to the public. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer Appoints Greg Matthews as Vice President for Enrollment Management

NEW LONDON, N.H., Feb. 8, 2007 — Gregory W. Matthews, assistant vice president of Admission and Financial Aid at Ohio Wesleyan University, has been selected as the next vice president for enrollment management of Colby-Sawyer College. Matthews will serve as the college's strategic and policy leader on enrollment and oversee 15 staff in the college's Admissions and Financial Aid offices. He will assume his new role at Colby-Sawyer in spring 2007. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer Student Chosen for Environmental Leadership Position with Green Corps

NEW LONDON, N.H., Feb. 8, 2007 — Stephanie Seavy, a senior in the Community and Environmental Studies Program at Colby-Sawyer College, has been selected to participate in the Green Corps' Environmental Leadership Training Program. Seavy, of Simsbury, Conn., is one of the nation's top student leaders chosen for a one-year paid position with this environmental training and advocacy organization. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer's Human Rights Film Series Features America's War Machine, the Wrongly Imprisoned and 'Ground Zeros' of the World

NEW LONDON, N.H., Jan. 23, 2007 – Colby- Sawyer College will continue its Human Rights and Social Justice Film Series this spring with three hard-hitting documentaries. This semester's films include “Why We Fight,” (Tuesday, Feb. 6); “After Innocence” (Wednesday, March 7); and “Scared Sacred” (Tuesday, April 3). [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer College To Host John Cox, Republican Candidate for U.S. President

NEW LONDON, N.H., Jan. 19, 2007 – Colby-Sawyer College will host John Cox, a Republican candidate for U.S. president in 2008. Cox, who describes himself as the only true conservative in the presidential race, will speak about his plans and participate in a question-and-answer period on campus. [ read more ]

Exhibition at Colby-Sawyer to Bring Work of Montreal Printmakers to New Hampshire

NEW LONDON, N.H., Jan. 19, 2007 – A new exhibition at Colby-Sawyer College will feature the work of 20 artists of Montreal's Salon Écarlate collective. The emerging artists associated with Salon Écarlate (“Scarlet Salon”) seek to expand the borders and definitions of printmaking with new technologies and new approaches to the medium. The exhibition will also introduce New England audiences to artists from the vital Montreal art community, based in one of Canada's leading cultural centers. [ read more ]

Jon Waterman Presentation Explores Threats to Arctic National Wildlife Refuge of Oil Drilling and Global Warming

NEW LONDON, N.H., Jan. 17, 2007 – Author, filmmaker and adventurer Jonathan Waterman will present a slide and video presentation on Global Warming: Oil Versus Wilderness & Climate Change in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. A veteran of a half-dozen trips to the remote, 19-million-acre wilderness, Waterman tells an insightful and educational story through breathtaking images and candid narratives. [ read more ]

Italian Classical Guitarist Emanuele Segre To Perform at Colby-Sawyer College Jan. 31

NEW LONDON, N.H., Jan. 10, 2007 – The award-winning Italian guitar virtuoso Emanuele Segre will bring his fresh and original interpretations of the classical guitar repertoire to a performance at Colby-Sawyer College on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007, at 7 p.m. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer College Receives Major Grant to Provide Digital Access to Important Art Work, Original Documents, Archives, and Campus Records

NEW LONDON, N.H. Jan. 9, 2007 – Colby-Sawyer College has been awarded a grant of $252,350 to fund its “Digital Document Management Project.” The grant was received from the Davis Educational Foundation, established by Stanton and Elizabeth Davis after Mr. Davis's retirement as chairman of Shaw's Supermarkets, Inc. The two-year document digitization project will streamline the college's information operations by uniting academic, archival and administrative records in a single system, greatly improving access and ease of use. [ read more ]