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.

March 2015


Tiny Circus Presents Collaborative Animation Workshops

Opening Presentation Tuesday, March 3 – Gordon Hall, Sawyer Fine Arts Center, 10 a.m.
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 (March 3 through March 5), 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.

Pushpin Project Replicates the Studio Art Process

Open through Thursday, March 12 – Sawyer Center Lobby, Sawyer Fine and Performing Arts Center, 9 a.m. to 5 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. Free.

International Festival Showcases Diverse Student Population

Saturday, March 7 - Wheeler Hall, Ware Campus Center, 5 p.m.
Food samples and table displays represent the more than 35 countries that our students call home. A fashion show starts at 6:30, followed by a talent show at 7:30. Sponsored by the Cross Cultural Club and the Class of 2018. Free.

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 Sport Sciences Marc Lodyga presents research on strategies to enable health protective behavior changes. Free.

Accomplished Singer, Songwriter and Guitarist Chuck Pyle

Wednesday, March 25 - Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center, 7 p.m.
Admired for over 40 years as an innovative finger-style guitarist with a sly sense of humor, Chuck Pyle has performed for the Colorado Legislature, on Austin City Limits, and at the home of Bill and Melinda Gates. His songs have been recorded by John Denver, Chris LeDoux, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Jerry Jeff Walker. Critics say Pyle's sense of rhythm is more like a fine classical or jazz soloist, and characterize his songwriting as musically sophisticated yet full of uncluttered space. He sees what's best about America, writing songs about love lost and love found, forgetful cowboys, heroic highway patrolmen, and brain stems gone "critical". Free.

Relay for Life of Colby-Sawyer College

Friday, March 27 at 7 p.m. through Saturday, March 28 at 7 a.m. - Dan and Kathleen Hogan Sports Center
The third-annual campus event, organized by Colby-Sawyer students, raises awareness and funds for the fight against cancer while honoring cancer survivors and educating participants on how to reduce their risk of cancer. For more information contact Julie Crisafi Lynch, parent and community partnerships coordinator at Colby-Sawyer College, at (603) 526-3978 or jcrisafi@colby-sawyer.edu. Free.

Diversity Dialogue Series Presents a Discussion on Gender

Monday, March 30, - Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center, 7 p.m.
Assistant Professor of Humanities Dr. Rachel Fredericks and Colby-Sawyer students Dikshant Rajbhandari and Xu Shulin lead a cross-cultural discussion on gender, differences and stereotypes. Snacks provided. 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 "Hotel Cassiopeia"

Wednesday, April 1 through Friday, April 3 – Sawyer Center Theater, Sawyer Fine Arts Center, 7 p.m.
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 in this devised piece that was created to pay homage to artist Joseph Cornell. 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.

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.

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

Wednesday, April 22 through Saturday, 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.

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 Presents 'This Have I Done for My True Love' Songs of Spring

Sunday, April 26 – Sawyer Center Theater, Sawyer Fine and Performing Arts Center, 3 p.m.
The ensemble's seasonal performance features works with springtime and love themes including choruses from Franz Joseph Haydn's oratorio "The Seasons"; Johannes Brahms' "Liebeslieder" [love song] waltzes with Joe Henderson and Simeon Morrow on the piano; Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Magnificat" with mezzo soprano Paula Rockwell and flautist Nicole Densmore; "Three Marian Antiphons" by Artistic Director David L. Almond; "Ave Maria" by Josquin Des Prez; "This Have I Done for My True Love" by Gustav Holst; and “Easter Hymn” from Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni. No tickets necessary. A $10 donation is requested.

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.