news and events archive

2007-08 Academic Year

Colby-Sawyer College Professor Ann Page Stecker is Featured Speaker for 2008 Women Who Make a Difference Event in New London

NEW LONDON, N.H., May 16, 2008 – The 2008 Women Who Make a Difference Luncheon will feature Ann Page Stecker, professor of Humanities at Colby-Sawyer College, as its keynote speaker. The event, which benefits the Pediatric Programs of the Lake Sunapee Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, begins at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 28, in Wheeler Hall at Colby-Sawyer's Ware Campus Center. [ read more ]

MIT Director of Technical Communications Mya Poe Is Keynote Speaker
for Writing with Numbers Workshop at Colby-Sawyer College

NEW LONDON, N.H., May 12, 2008 – A Writing with Numbers Workshop at Colby-Sawyer College this week will feature a keynote address by Mya Poe, Ph. D., director of Technical Communication with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Writing and Humanistic Studies Program. The workshop on Thursday, May 15, and Friday, May 16, organized by the National Numeracy Network and Carleton College's Quantitative Inquiry, Reasoning and Knowledge (Quirk) Initiative, will allow educators to develop and share assignments that engage students in writing with numbers across fields of study. [ read more ]

Adventures in Learning Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

NEW LONDON, N.H., May 9, 2008 – Adventures in Learning, Colby-Sawyer College's lifelong education program, will hold a ten-year anniversary celebration on Thursday, May 22, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Wheeler Hall at the Ware Campus Center on the New London campus.[ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer College Presents Spring Video Showcase

NEW LONDON, N.H., April 21, 2008 - The Colby-Sawyer College Communication Studies Program will present its Spring Video Showcase, a biannual exhibition of student video productions, on Friday, May 2 at 7 p.m. in the Sawyer Center Theater. The event is free and the community is welcome to attend. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer College Senior Art Exhibition Features Student Work

NEW LONDON, N.H., April 21, 2008 - The Fine and Performing Arts Department at Colby-Sawyer College will host an opening reception for the Senior Art Exhibition on Friday, April 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery in Sawyer Center. The reception will include the presentation of scholarships and awards from the college. Refreshments will be served, and the free event is open to the public. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer Singers to Present Spring Concert "A Poetic Journey"

NEW LONDON, N.H., April 21, 2008 - The Colby-Sawyer Fine and Performing Arts Department will present its spring concert with the Colby-Sawyer Singers Thursday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in the Sawyer Center Theatre. Admission is free, and community members are welcome to attend. [ read more ]

NewDanceWorks2008 Features Colby-Sawyer Student, Faculty Choreography and Film, Sculpture and Music of Guest Artists

NEW LONDON, N.H., April 9, 2008 - Colby-Sawyer College will host NEWDANCEWORKS2008, a performance of original, contemporary concert dance works that cross all genres. Choreographed by Colby-Sawyer students and faculty members, the event will also feature the filmmaking, music and sculpture of three guest artists. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer College to Host Northeast Consortium on Quantitative Literacy, Writing with Numbers Workshop

NEW LONDON, N.H., April 8, 2008 - Colby-Sawyer College will host the 12th annual Northeast Consortium on Quantitative Literacy (NECQL), an event for educators to explore strategies and practices for strengthening students' quantitative literacy skills. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer College to Host Series on Sustainability with Ecologists and University Professors Tom Wessels and Chris Uhl

NEW LONDON, N.H., April 7, 2008 - Colby-Sawyer College will host a Sustainability Series featuring ecologists and academicians Tom Wessels of Antioch University/New England and Chris Uhl of Pennsylvania State University. The events are part of the college's efforts to become a leading institution in applying sustainable practices and to communicate ways for individuals and communities to live sustainably and reduce their ecological footprint. [ read more ]

Former Amnesty International USA Director William F. Schulz Discusses Restoring America's Credibility on Human Rights in the Post-9/11 Era

NEW LONDON, N.H., March 27, 2008 - Colby-Sawyer College will host Dr. William F. Schulz, senior fellow for the Center for American Progress and former executive director of Amnesty International USA, for a discussion of "Restoring American Credibility: Human Rights in the Post-9/11 Era." [ read more ]

Books Sandwiched In Series at Colby-Sawyer Features Scottish Poetry, Peyton Place and Volunteer NH

NEW LONDON, N.H., March 26, 2008 - Colby-Sawyer College will present its spring Books Sandwiched In discussion and lectures series in April with events featuring Scottish poetry, the best-selling 1956 novel “Peyton Place” by New Hampshire author Grace Metalious, and the state's extensive network of volunteers. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer Presents 'The Servant of Two Masters,' A Classic Italian Renaissance Comedy

NEW LONDON, N.H., March 26, 2008 - The Colby-Sawyer College Fine and Performing Arts will present its spring theatre production “The Servant of Two Masters,” a play based on the 300-year-old classic play of the Italian Commedia dell'arte (comedy of art) theater. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer College Hosts Juried Student Art Exhibition

NEW LONDON, N.H., March 21, 2008 - Colby-Sawyer's Fine Arts Department will host The Gladys Greenbaum Meyers Juried Student Art Exhibition featuring students' recent work in painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, ceramics, printmaking and graphic design. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer College Symposium to Explore Legal Issues in Sport and Exercise

NEW LONDON, N.H., March 18, 2008 - The Departments of Exercise and Sport Sciences at Colby-Sawyer College will host a symposium on legal issues in sport and exercise on March 31 in New London. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer College Hosts the N.H. Clothesline Project To Educate about and Mourn the Human Toll of Domestic and Sexual Violence

NEW LONDON, N.H., March 12, 2008 - Colby-Sawyer College will host the annual New Hampshire Clothesline Project, a visual display that bears witness to domestic and sexual violence in our society. The project seeks to educate people about violence, to mourn those who have died as a result of this violence, and to honor victims' courage and their struggle to survive and to heal. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer College Hosts Performance by Classical Pianist Jayne Kelly

NEW LONDON, N.H., March 6, 2008 – Colby-Sawyer College will present a performance by New Hampshire-based pianist Jayne Kelly, a musician acclaimed for her virtuosity and sensitivity. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer Hosts 'The Gender Agenda,' a Student-Directed Play about Gender Inequality

NEW LONDON, N.H., Feb. 25, 2008 – Colby-Sawyer College will host a student-directed production of “The Gender Agenda,” a play that explores discrimination based on gender, race, age and religion. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer Human Rights & Social Justice Film Series Spring Line-Up

NEW LONDON, N.H., Feb. 14, 2008 – As part of its Human Rights & Social Justice Film Series, Colby-Sawyer College will host “The Devil Came on Horseback,” a film about the Darfur tragedy; “Everything's Cool,” a rousing call to action on global warming, and “White Light/Black Rain,” highlighting the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings of World War II and the growing threat of nuclear weapons today. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer College To Host Celtic Music Singer Cathie Ryan

NEW LONDON, N.H., Feb. 7, 2008 – Colby-Sawyer College will host a performance by Irish-American singer and songwriter Cathie Ryan. The performance will take place on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, at 7 p.m. in the Sawyer Center Theatre. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer College To Host Junk Rock Band Recycled Percussion

NEW LONDON, N.H., Feb. 4, 2008 – Colby-Sawyer College will host a performance by a New Hampshire band that makes rollicking music with trash. Their “junk rock” shows are spectacles of powerful percussion, banged out with trash cans, jackhammers and chain saws. The performance will take place at 8 p.m. in the Sawyer Center Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 7.[ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer College Hosts Documentary "Including Samuel" About Inclusion of Children with Disabilities

NEW LONDON, N.H., Jan. 31, 2008 - Colby-Sawyer College will host a viewing of “Including Samuel,” an award-winning documentary about the educational and social inclusion of children and young adults with disabilities. The film's director and producer, Concord Monitor photojournalist Dan Habib, will answer questions following the film.[ read more ]

Word By Word Series at Colby-Sawyer College Hosts Reading by Author Michael Lowenthal

NEW LONDON, N.H., Jan. 22, 2008 - The Humanities Department at Colby-Sawyer College will host a reading by author Michael Lowenthal as part of its Word by Word Series. Lowenthal is the author of three novels and his non-fiction work has appeared in major publications.[ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer College Hosts Exhibition of Women's Photography

NEW LONDON, N.H., Jan. 18, 2008 - A new exhibition at Colby-Sawyer College in February will explore the perspectives of four women—Linda Ost, Margaret Cawley, Pamela Pecchio and Adrienne Campbell— in an exhibition of their black-and-white photography. The show features a broad range of subject matter and artistic processes, from photograms of people and nature to mixed media installations and travel photography. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer Hosts 'China's Daughter of Dance' Yu Wei

NEW LONDON, N.H., Jan. 17, 2008 - Colby-Sawyer College will host a performance by Chinese choreographer and dancer Yu Wei, whose collection of dances are inspired by the synergy between dance, poetry, and music that flourished in the Tang dynasty more than 1,200 years ago. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer College Honors the Legacy of Dr. Martin L. King Jr. and its Relevance Today with Peace Worker Arthur Romano

NEW LONDON, N.H., Jan. 15, 2008 - Colby-Sawyer College will host international peace worker Arthur Romano in a celebration of the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer to Host Presidential Candidate Dennis Kucinich

NEW LONDON, N.H., Dec. 11, 2007 — Colby-Sawyer College will host a town-hall session for Democratic presidential candidate Congressman Dennis Kucinich of Ohio. [ read more ]

Student Organizations at Colby-Sawyer to Host Presidential Primary Convention

NEW LONDON, N.H., Dec. 6, 2007 — The Student Democrats Association, Peace and Justice Club and other student organizations will host a convention of representatives from the 2008 presidential campaigns at Colby-Sawyer College. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer College to Showcase Students' Videos

NEW LONDON, N.H., Nov. 29, 2007 — The Colby-Sawyer Communication Studies Program will present a screening of videos produced by students in its Video I and II courses. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer College to Show Film “No End in Sight”

NEW LONDON, N.H., Nov. 29, 2007 — Colby-Sawyer College will show the film “No End in Sight: The American Occupation of Iraq” on Monday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. in Wheeler Hall of the Ware Campus Center. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer Singers to Present Holiday Concert

NEW LONDON, N.H., Nov. 28, 2007 — The Colby-Sawyer Fine and Performing Arts Department will present its holiday concert with the Colby-Sawyer Singers Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Sawyer Center Theatre. Admission is free, and community members are welcome to attend. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer to Host Mitt Romney's Campaign

NEW LONDON, N.H., Nov. 21, 2007 — In its ongoing series of political events leading up to the New Hampshire Presidential Primary, Colby-Sawyer College will host Craig and Mary Romney Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 10 a.m. Community members are invited to attend and admission is free. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer to Host Performance by Mizero, Rwandan Children's Troupe

NEW LONDON, N.H., Nov. 21, 2007 — Colby-Sawyer College will host a performance by Mizero, a talented troupe of Rwandan orphans who carry an unforgettable message of hope and joy through song, dance and drumming, on Monday, Nov. 26 at 5:30 p.m. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer to Host Eric Mintel Jazz Quartet for Holiday Performance of Vince Guaraldi's Music

NEW LONDON, N.H., Nov. 20, 2007 — Colby-Sawyer College will host A Jazz Holiday with the Eric Mintel Quartet, featuring the music of composer Vince Guaraldi featured in "A Charlie Brown Christmas." [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer to Present Environmental Documentary 'Manufactured Landscapes' on Impact of Industrialization in China

NEW LONDON, N.H., Nov. 15, 2007 — Colby-Sawyer College will present the environmental documentary “Manufactured Landscapes", a visual journey through the impact of industrialization on China, as part of its Human Rights and Social Justice Film series. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer College to Host Alumna Barbara Richardson

NEW LONDON, N.H., Nov. 9, 2007 — Colby-Sawyer College will host a reception for alumna Barbara Richardson '69, First Lady of New Mexico and wife of Governor Bill Richardson, a 2008 Democratic presidential candidate. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer College to Host Mary Childers, Author of Welfare Brat

NEW LONDON, N.H., Nov. 7, 2007 — The Colby-Sawyer College Humanities Department will present a reading by Mary Childers, author of Welfare Brat, a memoir of her struggle with growing up during the 1960s in a Bronx neighborhood ravaged by poverty. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer College to Host Presentation by Author of The Zen of Listening Rebecca Shafir

NEW LONDON, N.H., Nov. 7, 2007 – Colby-Sawyer College will host a presentation by Rebecca Shafir, author of the award-winning and best-selling book The Zen of Listening: Mindful Communication in the Age of Distraction. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer to Host American Indian World Champion Fancy Dancer, Singer and International Educator Larry Yazzie

NEW LONDON, N.H. - Nov. 2, 2007 - As a dancer and singer, Yazzie has performed throughout North America as well as South America and Europe and consistently takes top honors at American Indian powwows throughout the United States and Canada. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer College Hosts 'Art Teaching Art: Practicing Art, Enriching Education' Exhibition Featuring Works by High School Art Educators

NEW LONDON, N.H. - Oct. 30, 2007 - The Colby-Sawyer Fine and Performing Arts Department will host 'Art Teaching Art: Practicing Art, Enriching Education,' an exhibition featuring a selection of works by art educators from high schools throughout New England. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer College to Host Host Lawyer Janet P. Judge's Presentation of "MySpace & Facebook: What You Need To Know"

NEW LONDON, N.H., Oct. 30, 2007 — Colby-Sawyer College will host lawyer Janet P. Judge as she presents 'MySpace & Facebook: What You Need To Know' on Sunday, Nov., 11 at 7 p.m. in the Ware Campus Center. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer College to Host Filmmaker and Screen 'Love and Marriage,' a Documentary on Same Sex Marriage

NEW LONDON, N.H., Oct. 17, 2007 — Colby-Sawyer College will screen “Love and Marriage,” a documentary about same sex marriage, followed by a question-and-answer session with director Robert Wagner and editor Nick Martin. [ read more ]

Exhibition at Colby-Sawyer Features Illustrations by Robert Childress from Dick and Jane Reading Primers

NEW LONDON, N.H., Oct. 12, 2007 — A new exhibition at Colby-Sawyer College will feature the illustrations and advertisements of Robert Childress, best known for his contributions to the Dick and Jane reading primers used in American schools from the 1930s though the 1960s. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer to Host Reading by Creative Non-Fiction Writer Jane Brox from her Books on the American Family Farm

NEW LONDON, N.H., Oct. 10, 2007 — Colby-Sawyer College's Humanities Department will present a reading by creative non-fiction writer Jane Brox as part of its Word by Word series. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer Presents 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown'

NEW LONDON, N.H., Oct. 8, 2007 - The Colby-Sawyer College Fine and Performing Arts Department will present “You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” a musical based on the newspaper comic strip by Charles M. Schulz, as its fall theater production. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer to Host Presentation by Human Rights Activist and Sports Expert Richard E. Lapchick

NEW LONDON, N.H., Oct. 2, 2007 - Richard E. Lapchick, an internationally recognized expert on sports issues, is a human rights activist and advocate for racial equality who has been described as “the racial conscience of sport.” [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer to Host Eco-Tones' Environmental Music with Alumna Jen White

NEW LONDON, N.H., Oct. 2, 2007 - Colby-Sawyer College will host a performance by Eco-Tones, a musical group focused on entertaining while educating their audiences about how to become better stewards of the earth. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer to Host Presentation by Author and Bear Expert Ben Kilham

NEW LONDON, N.H., Oct. 1, 2007 - New Hampshire resident Ben Kilham has confounded the experts by taking in abandoned bear cubs, successfully raising them and returning them to the wild. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer College Welcomes Largest Class in its History

NEW LONDON, N.H., Sept. 25, 2007 - Colby-Sawyer College welcomed 381 new students to campus this fall, the largest incoming class in recorded history. The students come from 18 states and five countries, with 35 percent from New Hampshire and 91 percent from New England. [ read more ]

Forum Seeks to Go "Inside" Primary Process and Candidate Strategies

Better-informed electorate is goal of free educational event

NEW LONDON, N.H., Sept. 25, 2007 – In anticipation of the upcoming New Hampshire presidential primary, Adventures in Learning is hosting a special educational forum to explore the impact of the foreshortened primary schedule on New Hampshire's pivotal role in the process, and to discuss the candidates' campaign strategies and the thinking behind what they say and do. [ read more ]

Colby-Sawyer College Presents Retrospective of 30 Years of Art by Painter, Professor John Bott

Opening Reception on Friday, Sept. 28

NEW LONDON, N.H., Sept. 21, 2007 — The Colby-Sawyer College Department of Fine and Performing Arts will host a major art exhibition, a retrospective of 30 years of work by painter John Bott this fall. [ read more ]

Grace Hanlon Award Provides Scholarship for Kearsarge Regional High School Students to Attend Colby-Sawyer College

NEW LONDON, N.H., Sept. 21, 2007 – A four-year scholarship program, the Grace Hanlon Achievement Award, seeks to help academically motivated Kearsarge Regional High School students in realizing their dreams of attending college. [ read more ]

College to Host Political Forums for Community

NEW LONDON, N.H., Sept. 17, 2007 — Colby-Sawyer College will host two political events related to the 2008 national elections, a visit from Elizabeth Edwards on Saturday, Sept. 22, and a Meet the 2008 Democratic Candidates event on Sunday, Sept. 23. [ read more ]