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.

December 2014


Colby-Sawyer College Annual Faculty Art Exhibition

Through Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 – Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery, Sawyer Center, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Fine and Performing Arts Department's annual faculty art exhibition features the latest works by Fine Arts faculty in a variety of media including ceramics, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. Learn more here.

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 musicians playing Christmas carols, first with instruments only and then with the audience singing along. Learn more here. Free.

January 2015


Diversity Week Dialogue on the Middle East in the Media

Monday, Jan. 26 – Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center, 7 p.m.
A community discussion on the portrayal of the Middle East in media is hosted by Colby-Sawyer students from Jordan and Palestine. Free.

Progressive Scholars Lead Diversity Dance Workshop

Tuesday, Jan. 27 – Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center, 4 p.m.
Learn some of the popular African-American line dances. Free.

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 – Ware 101, Ware Student Center, 12 p.m.
Bring your lunch and learn some basic sign language with the American Sign Language Club. Free.

Celebrate Colgate Hall's Grand Re-Opening

Friday, Jan. 30 – Thornton Living Room, Colgate Hall, 3 p.m.
The college community, project leaders and local vendors celebrate the renovations at Colgate Hall with refreshments, a student performance by CSC Riffed, and remarks by President Galligan. Free.

February 2015


Favorite Films Series: 'Some Like it Hot'

Wednesday, Feb. 11 – Clements Hall, Curtis L. Ivey Science Center, 7 p.m.
A screening and discussion of the 1959 comedy starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon is hosted by Assistant Professor of Fine and Performing Arts Suzanne Delle. Free.

CSC Players Present 'Ducks and Lovers'

Thursday, Feb. 12 – Sawyer Center Theater, Sawyer Fine and Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m.
The student-run Colby-Sawyer Players present the comedy “Ducks and Lovers” by playwright Murray Schisgal. Donations appreciated.

Faculty Colloquium Series Explores Representation of America's Black Upper-Middle Class in Television

Thursday, Feb. 19 – Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center, 4 p.m.
Assistant Professor of Social Sciences and Education Omari Jackson presents research on the portrayal of the black upper-middle class in classic and contemporary American sitcoms. Focusing on "The Cosby Show" and "Black-ish," Professor Omari examines how the shows vary in depicting the identity, family life and ethnic traditions of America's black upper-middle class. Free.

Pushpin Project Replicates the Studio Art Process

Opening Thursday, Feb. 19 – Sawyer Center Lobby, Sawyer Fine and Performing Arts Center, 4 p.m.
Led by Professor of Fine and Performing Arts Bert Yarborough, the Second Annual Pushpin Project replicates artists' creative process in a salon-studio setting. From sketches to finished pieces, participants are encouraged to install work at any stage of its development over the four-week period. The exhibition runs through Thursday, March 12. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.

March 2015


Tiny Circus Presents Collaborative Animation Workshops

Tuesday, March 3 through Thursday, March 5 – Time and Location TBD
Using stop-motion animation to create and tell stories, Tiny Circus provides communities with a collaborative, meaningful and engaged filmmaking opportunity. During the three-day workshop experience, participant-developed storyboards evolve into a hands-on animation adventure complete with photography, music and sound effects. Free.

For more information visit www.tinycircus.org.

Favorite Film Series: 'Battleship Potemkin'

Monday, March 9 – Clements Hall, Curtis L. Ivey Science Center, 7 p.m.
A screening and discussion of the 1925 silent film “Battleship Potemkin,” an historical drama based on the 1905 Russian Revolution, is hosted by Colby-Sawyer College President and Professor of Humanities Thomas C. Galligan, Jr. Free.

Faculty Colloquium Series on Protective Health Strategies

Tuesday, March 24 – Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center, 4 p.m.
Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sports Sciences Marc Lodyga presents research on strategies to enable health protective behavior changes. Free.

Back by Popular Demand: Acoustic Guitarist Calum Graham

Tuesday, March 31 – Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center, 7 p.m.
Graham is a self-taught guitar prodigy with a unique style of jazz, pop and acoustic blues. Named by Acoustic Guitar Magazine as one of “30 Great Guitarists Under 30,” Graham performed at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and 2012 Summer Olympic Games, and at Colby-Sawyer last spring to a full house of fans. Free.

April 2015


42nd Juried Student Art Exhibition Presents Diverse Art and Media

Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony, Thursday, April 2 – Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery, Sawyer Fine Arts Center, 5 to 7 p.m.
The Fine and Performing Arts Department hosts the 42nd Annual Gladys Greenbaum Meyers Juried Art Exhibition featuring students' work in ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, watercolor and mixed-media selected by faculty based on expressive and technical qualities. The exhibition runs through Friday, April 17. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.

The Fine and Performing Arts Department Presents Spring Theater Project

Wednesday, April 1 through Friday, April 3 – Sawyer Center Theater, Sawyer Fine Arts Center
Directed by Assistant Professor of Fine and Performing Arts Suzanne Delle, the students in THE440: The Collaborative Experience bring real-world issues to the college and greater community. Seating is on-stage; reserve tickets 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 general admission or free with a Colby-Sawyer College ID.

Favorite Films Series: 'The Piano'

Monday, April 6 – Clements Hall, Curtis L. Ivey Science Center, 7 p.m.
A screening and discussion of the Oscar-winning drama “The Piano” is hosted by Gibney Distinguished Professor of Humanities Pat Anderson. An expert in American film, international film and the Academy Awards, Professor Anderson is the author of In Its Own Image: The Cinematic Vision of Hollywood, numerous published articles, and regularly presents film lectures and radio reviews. Free.

Local Arts Forum with Author Robert David Booth

Thursday, April 9 – Archives Reading Room, Susan Colgate Cleveland Library/Learning Center, 4 p.m.
Former Special Agent Robert Booth, author of State Department Counterintelligence: Leaks, Spies, and Lies, discusses his career in U.S. counterintelligence. Free.

Faculty Colloquium Series Featuring Fine Art Printmaking

Thursday, April 16 – Gordon Hall, Sawyer Fine and Performing Arts Center , 4 p.m.
Assistant Professor of Fine and Performing Arts Mary Mead discusses the revolution of contemporary printmaking, including the history of the art, traditional processes and current trends. A printmaking workshop follows the presentation with maximum of ten participants; preregistration for the workshop is required by contacting Professor Mead at mmead@colby-sawyer.edu. Free.

Fine and Performing Arts Department Presents 'Variations' Dance Ensemble

Friday, April 17 — Sawyer Center Theater, Sawyer Fine and Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m.
Under the artistic direction of adjunct faculty member Laura Dunlop Shepherd, this two-act evening of dance features original choreography in multiple genres including classical ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern and hip hop. 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.

N.H. Clothesline Project Raises Awareness of Violence and Sexual Abuse

April 22 through April 25 – Mercer Hall Gymnasium, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday
Colby-Sawyer's Department of Campus Safety and AmeriCorps host the 2015 N.H. Clothesline Project, a display of T-shirts created by violence survivors and their loved ones to demonstrate the impact of sexual, domestic and mental abuse, for the 20th consecutive year. Free.

Susan Colby Colgate Scholars' Symposium Celebrates Student Scholarship

Tuesday, April 21 – Various Campus Locations, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Colby-Sawyer College community celebrates students' commitment to scholarship at the annual symposium featuring interdisciplinary Capstone projects and undergraduate presentations. Free.

Local Arts Forum with MacArthur Fellow David Carroll

Thursday, April 23 – Archives Reading Room, Susan Colgate Cleveland Library/Learning Center, 4 p.m.
Award-winning author, naturalist, artist and MacArthur Foundation Fellow David M. Carroll discusses his work as a wetlands preservation advocate. Free.

Gallery Exhibition Features Work by Senior Art Majors

Opening Reception, Friday, April 24 – Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery, Sawyer Fine Arts Center, 5 to 7 p.m.
The Fine and Performing Arts Department hosts its annual Senior Art Exhibition featuring students' work in various media. The exhibition runs through Saturday, May 9. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.

CSC Singers Perform Two-Act Spring Concert

Friday, April 24 – Sawyer Center Theater, Sawyer Fine and Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m.
The Colby-Sawyer Singers' spring concert features students and community members in a two-act show. Opening with a set entitled “Poems Set to Music,” the performance finishes with song selections by members of the Class of 2015. Tickets are $5 general admission and free with a Colby-Sawyer ID. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.colby-sawyer.edu/tickets or through the Sawyer Center Box Office (603-526-3670 or boxoffice@colby-sawyer.edu).

Kearsarge Chorale Hosts Spring Performance

Sunday, April 26 – Sawyer Center Theater, Sawyer Fine and Performing Arts Center, 3 p.m.
Accompanied by a pianist, the popular local ensemble of 60 singers performs a variety of choral music selections. General admission seating with a suggested donation of $10 appreciated.

May 2015


Students Recognized at Scholars and Leaders Awards Ceremony

Friday, May 8 – Sawyer Center Theater, Sawyer Fine and Performing Arts Center, 2 p.m.
Graduates and undergraduates are honored and receive Capstone, Baccalaureate and Program Recognition Awards; honor society cords; and leadership and achievement awards. Free.

Colby-Sawyer Celebrates Graduates at 177th Commencement

Saturday, May 9 – Commencement Tent, Front Lawn, 10:30 a.m.
Graduating students and other individuals are recognized for academic excellence, outstanding contributions to society, and service to the college and community. Free.