My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“My classes stress the interconnectedness of knowledge. A recent Fulbright fellowship provided the opportunity to work with undergraduate and graduate students at Kyoto Seika University in Japan. My teaching at Colby-Sawyer College is enhanced thanks to this experience.”
Fine and Performing Arts Professor Jon Keenan

175th Celebration

In 2012 the college celebrated 175 years as an institution of teaching and learning. Visit the 175th website for more information and to view photos of the events.

Aril – An outer covering for seeds that develops from the seed stalk. Often brightly colored and serves to attract animals which will help disperse the seed.

Deciduous - Having leaves that fall off or are shed after the growing season to avoid adverse weather conditions such as cold or drought.

Furrowed - Having long narrow shallow depressions that run lengthwise down a tree; grooves or wrinkles in the surface.

Herbaceous - A plant with soft rather than woody tissues.

Leafstalk - The slender stem that supports the blade of a leaf.

Lenticels - Small corky areas on the surface of stems, roots, bark, or leaves that allow the interchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between internal tissues and the atmosphere.

Panicles - A loose compound or branched cluster of flowers.

Perennial – A plant that produces flowers and seeds more than one time in its lifespan, and therefore lives for more than one year.

Rose Hip - also called rose haws are the fruit of the rose plant.

Spike - A common term for the more proper "flower infloresence", which is a flower head made up of a central stem with the flowers growing directly on it.

Tubular - In the form of a tube, being hollow and cylindrical or pipe-like.

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