colby-sawyer events calendar

Upcoming Public Events & Activities

Colby-Sawyer College hosts a wide variety of educational and cultural events that are open to the public. For more information, please call (603) 526-3000. For information about alumni events, visit Alumni & Friends and for athletic events, visit Colby-Sawyer Athletics.

September 2014


New London Hospital Hosts Annual Community Lecture

Thursday, Sept. 18 — Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center, 6 p.m.

The John H. Ohler Community Lecture inaugural event, "Dietary Impact on Health: Understanding the Magic of the Mediterranean Diet," is presented by New London Hospital cardiologist Dr. Andrew Torkelson.

Free and open to the public. Reservations required at development@newlondonhospital.org or 603-526-5373.

'Tomie dePaola: Now'

Opening Reception Friday, Sept. 19 — Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery, Sawyer Fine Arts Center, 5 to 7 p.m.

Tomie dePaola is one of the world's most prolific and popular children's authors and illustrators. He has published nearly 250 books and sold some 15 million copies, as well as won many of the genre's prestigious awards. "Now" will coincide with dePaola's 80th birthday and highlight his career from the mid-1970s to the present with fine art and book illustrations.

Following the opening, the exhibition will remain open through Sunday, October 26.
Gallery hours:
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday
1 to 4 p.m., Sunday

Free and open to the public. Learn more here.

In the Gallery with Tomie

Saturday, Sept. 20 – Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery, Sawyer Fine Arts Center, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Tomie dePaola spends time with his younger fans, their families and friends during a gallery talk, Q&A and book signing. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Morgan Hill Bookstore.

Free and open to the public. Learn more here.

Faculty Colloquium Series with Professor Rachel Fredericks

Thursday, Sept. 25 — Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center, 4 to 6 p.m.

Assistant Professor of Humanities Rachel Fredericks presents her research on moral psychology and the role of jealousy in self-respect at the monthly colloquium series.

Free and open to the public. Learn more here.

October 2014


League of Women Voters Presents 'Not My Life'

Wednesday, Oct. 1 — Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center, 7 p.m.

Narrated by award-winning actress Glenn Close, the 30-minute film "Not My Life" exposes the worldwide problem of human trafficking of children and women. Following the film, Rev. Phyllis Evelyn discusses the state and national implications of human trafficking.

Refreshments served. Free and open to the public.

For more information contact Liz Tentarelli, co-president of the League of Women Voters N.H., at LWV@kenliz.net.

Favorite Films Series Presents 'Videodrome'

Tuesday, Oct. 7 — Clements Hall, Curtis L. Ivey Science Center, 7 to 10 p.m.

Featuring experts from Colby-Sawyer and their favorite cinematic masterworks, a screening and discussion of the 1973 sci-fi/horror “Videodrome” is hosted by Associate Professor of Humanities Melissa Meade. The rated-R film has a running time of 87 minutes.

Free and open to the public.

Sustainable Classroom Grand Opening Celebration

Wednesday, Oct. 8 — Behind the Curtis L. Ivey Science Center, 2:30 p.m.

The Colby-Sawyer community celebrates the grand opening of the campus' newest classroom: A free-standing, sustainable classroom, hand-built by students, faculty, staff and community members. Join President Galligan and project leaders for remarks and building tours, including an overview of the techniques, design, technology and benefits of this progressive classroom environment.

Refreshments served. Free and open to the public.

CSC Players Present 'The Actor's Nightmare'

Friday, Oct. 10 and Saturday, Oct. 11 — Sawyer Center Theater, Sawyer Fine and Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m.

The student-run Colby-Sawyer Players present "The Actor's Nightmare," a dark-comedy and dramatic account of a man 'dreaming' that he has taken the place of an actor in multiple plays, without knowing what characters he is supposed to be playing.

Tickets are available at http://www.colby-sawyer.edu/tickets or through the Sawyer Center Box Office (603-526-3670 or boxoffice@colby-sawyer.edu).

Alumni Fall Festival

Saturday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 12, Various Campus Locations

Join the Colby-Sawyer College community for a weekend of fun and camaraderie. Alumni and guests renew ties with old friends, explore the campus of today, and enjoy the colorful majesty of autumn.

For more information, visit the Alumni Fall Festival page.

Faculty Colloquium Series with Professor Nicole Heller

Thursday, Oct. 16 — Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center, 4 to 6 p.m.

Research by Assistant Professor of Social Sciences and Education Nicole Heller on the rise of opiate addition in the U.S. and the increase of opiate dependency among those of child-bearing age will be presented at the monthly colloquium series.

Free and open to the public. Learn more here.

CSC Players Present Improv Show

Tuesday, Oct. 21 — Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center, 7 p.m.

The student-run CSC Players present their Improv Troupe in an unpredictable, unscripted performance that encourages audience participation.

Open to the public. Donations appreciated.

Local Arts Forum Features Award-Winning Polish and American Poet Ewa Chrusciel

Thursday, Oct. 30 — Archives Reading Room, Susan Colgate Cleveland Library/Learning Center, 4 p.m.

The Local Arts Forum opens with a discussion and reading from The Contraband of Hoopoe with Poet and Assistant Professor of Humanities Ewa Chrusciel. Released in early October, Professor Chrusciel's latest collection of poetry explores issues of dislocation, immigration and desire.

Free and open to the public.

Screening and Discussion of 'Northern Boarders' with Director Jay Craven

Thursday, Oct. 30 – Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center, 7 p.m.

The critically-acclaimed independent filmmaker and director presents a screening and discussion of his most recent film. Shot in New Hampshire and Vermont, "Northern Boarders" is the dramatic coming-of-age tale of a boy sent to live on his eccentric grandparents' farm. The unrated film has a running time of 108-minutes.

Free and open to the public.

November 2014


Favorite Films Series Presents 'The Grand Illusion'

Tuesday, Nov. 4 — Clements Hall, Curtis L. Ivey Science Center, 7 to 10 p.m.

Featuring experts from Colby-Sawyer and their favorite cinematic masterworks, a screening and discussion of the 1937 World War I drama “The Grand Illusion” is hosted by the History Club and the Film Club. The unrated French film, with English subtitles, has a running time of 114 minutes.

Free and open to the public.

Fine and Performing Arts Department Presents 'The Importance of Being Earnest'

Thursday, Nov. 6 through Saturday, Nov. 8 — Sawyer Center Theater, Sawyer Fine and Performing Arts Center

What's in a name? In Oscar Wilde's witty comedy of manners “The Importance of Being Earnest” love, marriage and inheritance all hinge on who can rightly be called Earnest. With a scenic design by author and illustrator Tomie dePaola, Colby-Sawyer College's fall production of this classic play promises to up-end your ideas of theatre, manners, and romance.

Tickets are available at http://www.colby-sawyer.edu/tickets or through the Sawyer Center Box Office (603-526-3670 or boxoffice@colby-sawyer.edu). General admission tickets are $10 or free with a Colby-Sawyer ID.

Faculty Colloquium Series with Craig Greenman and Eric Boyer

Thursday, Nov. 13 — Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center, 4 to 6 p.m.

Associate Professor of Social Sciences and Education Eric Boyer and Associate Professor of Humanities Craig Greenman will lead the interdisciplinary presentation and discussion “W(h)ither Marx? Locating Marx in the New Millennium” at the monthly colloquium series.

Free and open to the public. Learn more here.

CSC Players Present Improv Show

Thursday, Nov. 20 — Ivey 104, Curtis L. Ivey Science Center, 7 p.m.

The student-run CSC Players present their Improv Troupe in an unpredictable, unscripted performance that encourages audience participation.

Open to the public. Donations appreciated.

CSC Singers Host Annual Holiday Concert

Friday, Nov. 21 — Sawyer Center Theater, Sawyer Fine and Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m.

Under the direction of Adjunct Professor of Fine and Performing Arts Jean Liepold, an ensemble of 40 students and community members perform classic and modern holiday selections.

Tickets are available at http://www.colby-sawyer.edu/tickets or through the Sawyer Center Box Office (603-526-3670 or boxoffice@colby-sawyer.edu). General admission tickets are $5 or free with a Colby-Sawyer ID.

December 2014


Thursday's Child Dinner to Benefit Adventures in Learning

Thursday, Dec. 5 – The Coach House Restaurant at the New London Inn, 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Colby Sawyer College's adult-learning program Adventures in Learning (AIL) is the featured beneficiary of The Coach House Restaurant's charitable giving series. Proceeds will benefit the AIL's Achievement Award Scholarship Fund. Reserve your table at (603) 526-2791.

CSC Players Present Winter Cabaret

Wednesday, Dec. 10 — Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center, 7 p.m.

The student-run Colby-Sawyer Players present songs and short skits from well-known plays and musicals, as well as original works.

Open to the public. Donations appreciated.

CSC Players Present Improv Show

Thursday, Dec. 11 — Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center, 7 p.m.

The student-run CSC Players present their Improv Troupe in an unpredictable, unscripted performance that encourages audience participation.

Open to the public. Donations appreciated.

Fine and Performing Arts Department Presents 'Fifth Position' Dance Ensemble

Friday, Dec. 12 — Sawyer Center Theater, Sawyer Fine and Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m.

This two-act evening of dance features original choreography with genres ranging from classical ballet, to jazz, contemporary, modern, hip hop, and classical Chinese.

Tickets are available at http://www.colby-sawyer.edu/tickets or through the Sawyer Center Box Office (603-526-3670 or boxoffice@colby-sawyer.edu). Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children/students, or free with a Colby-Sawyer ID.

Eighth Annual New London TubaChristmas

Saturday, Dec. 20 — Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center, 2 p.m.

Created in 1974 as a tribute to tuba player and teacher William Bell, the first TubaChristmas concert was held in New York's Rockefeller Plaza. It has grown to include more than 250 locations throughout the United States and several countries. The New London TubaChristmas, led by Aarne Vesilind, features tuba, sousaphone, euphonium and baritone horn players from across the nation playing Christmas carols, first with instruments only and then with the audience singing along.

Free and open to the public.