news and events archive

2010-11 Academic Year

Colby-Sawyer College Hosts Sixth Annual 5K Walk-Run for Community Members

NEW LONDON, N.H., Aug. 16, 2011 – Colby-Sawyer College will host its sixth annual College-Community 5K Dash & Stroll, a non-competitive fun run and walk for people of all ages. The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, and community members of all ages are encouraged to participate. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Elects Thomas C. Csatari as Chair of its Board of Trustees

NEW LONDON, N.H. – Thomas C. “Tom” Csatari of Hanover, N.H., was elected chair of the Colby-Sawyer College Board of Trustees in May. Csatari joined the board in 2005 and succeeds Anne Winton Black '73, '75, who stepped down from the board in May after completing her term as chair. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College to Celebrate 2011 Commencement

NEW LONDON, N.H., April 28, 2011 - Colby-Sawyer College will celebrate its 2011 Commencement on Saturday, May 7, graduating 194 students and recognizing students and other individuals for academic excellence, outstanding contributions to society, and service to the college and community. The ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. under a tent on the college's front lawn. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College to Feature Student Work at Annual Senior Art Exhibition

NEW LONDON, N.H., April 10, 2011 – Colby-Sawyer College's Fine and Performing Arts Department will host the annual Senior Art Exhibition, which showcases graduating students' best work in graphic design, ceramics, painting, printmaking, sculpture and photography. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, April 21, at the Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery in the Sawyer Fine and Performing Arts Center from 6 to 8 p.m. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College's Environmental Studies Expo Hosts Radical Simplicity: Living Well in the Next Ecological Bubble

NEW LONDON, N.H., April 10, 2011 – Colby-Sawyer College will host the Environmental Studies Expo and a presentation by Jim Merkel, author of Radical Simplicity: Small Footprints on a Finite Earth. Merkel, director of the Global Living Project, offers ways for people to simplify their lives while preserving the environment. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Hosts Tom Stearns for Discussion of Food Systems that Sustain our Health, Environment and Economy

NEW LONDON, N.H., April 8, 2011 – Colby-Sawyer College will host Tom Stearns, president of High Mowing Organic Seed Company and the Center for Agricultural Economy in Vermont, for a discussion of bold solutions for building healthy food systems to sustain our health, environment and economy. read more…

Diverse American Music the Theme of Colby-Sawyer Singers Spring Concert

NEW LONDON, N.H., April 6, 2011 – A talented group of college and community members, the Colby-Sawyer College Singers will perform a spring concert of American music featuring songs from all genres and time periods. “A Celebration of American Music” will be presented in Sawyer Fine and Performing Arts Center on Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College to Host Two-Time World Champion Slam Poet Buddy Wakefield for Performance of Poetry

NEW LONDON, N.H., March 30, 2011 – Colby-Sawyer College will host two-time Individual World Champion Slam Poet Buddy Wakefield, known for delivering raw, high-vibration performances with humor and heart. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Hosts Graphic Design Discussion of National Visions within a Global Dialogue

NEW LONDON, N.H., March 28, 2011 - Colby-Sawyer College will host Assistant Professor of Fine and Performing Arts Brandy Gibbs Riley's presentation “Graphic Design: National Visions within a Global Dialogue” on Tuesday, April 12, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Sawyer Center Lobby Gallery. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Hosts the 2011 N.H. Clothesline Project to Raise Awareness of Violence and Sexual Abuse

NEW LONDON, N.H., March 25, 2011 - Colby-Sawyer College will host the New Hampshire Clothesline Project – a display of T-shirts with written messages and illustrations that demonstrate the impact of sexual, domestic and mental abuse – for the 16th consecutive year. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College to Host 'All in the Timing,' Comedic Performance of Six Short Plays

NEW LONDON, N.H., March 24, 2011 - Colby-Sawyer will host “All in the Timing,” a production of six one-act plays written by David Ives and produced by the Colby-Sawyer Players. All aspects of the performance, including costumes, acting, design, direction and production, are the results of student effort. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College to Host Storytelling Series with Support of New Hampshire Humanities Council

NEW LONDON, N.H., March 23, 2011 – Colby-Sawyer College will host three events of a five-part literary series, “Story Tellers,” to highlight 2011 National Library Week's theme of “Create your own story @ your library.” read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Hosts Ceramic Artist David Ernster for Demonstration of his Creative, Technical Skills in Clay

NEW LONDON, N.H., March 16, 2011 - Ceramic artist and Adjunct Professor David Ernster will demonstrate his creative and technical virtuosity in clay as part of the Colby-Sawyer College 2010-2011 Artist and Lecture Series on Tuesday, April 5, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Ceramics Studio, located on the lower level of the Sawyer Fine Arts Center. Admission is free. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College's 20th Exercise and Sport Sciences Symposium Highlights Positive Change through Wellness

NEW LONDON, N.H., March 16, 2011 - Colby-Sawyer College will host the 20th Annual Exercise and Sport Sciences and Athletics Symposium, which this year focuses on the theme of Positive Change through Wellness. The symposium will host presentations on the practical aspects of promoting physical activity, motivational strategies for encouraging healthy behaviors, and a new approach to preventing obesity. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College to Host Sister Spit: The Next Generation for a Literary Performance

NEW LONDON, N.H., March 15, 2011 – Colby-Sawyer College will host Sister Spit: The Next Generation, a queer-centric literary performance group on April 5. The group features talented and accomplished underground novelists, performance poets and zinesters who will perform original work. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College to Host Screening of Environmental Documentary “Bag It”

NEW LONDON, N.H., March 14, 2011 – Colby-Sawyer College will host a screening of the environmental and social documentary “Bag It” in Clements Hall at the Curtis L. Ivey Science Center on Monday, April 4, 2011 at 7 p.m. The event, sponsored by the Cultural Events Committee, is free and the public is invited to attend. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College to Host Annual International Festival

NEW LONDON, N.H., March 8, 2011 – Colby-Sawyer College will host the annual International Festival in celebration of the college community's diversity on Thursday, March 24. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College to Host Performance by Italian Guitarist Peppino D'Agostino

NEW LONDON, N.H., March 3, 2011 – Colby-Sawyer College will host a performance by renowned Italian fingerstyle guitarist Peppino D'Agostino on March 31. read more…

Department of Fine and Performing Arts to Host Juried Student Art Exhibition

NEW LONDON, N.H., March 3, 2011 – The Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Colby-Sawyer College will host the annual Gladys Greenbaum Meyers Juried Student Art Exhibition featuring students' recent work in ceramics, drawing, graphic design, mixed and new media, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. read more…

Colby-Sawyer to Host St. Patrick's Day Performance by McPeake

NEW LONDON, N.H., Feb. 28, 2011 – Colby-Sawyer College will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with McPeake, an Irish band known for its fusion of original Celtic compositions with contemporary rhythms and styles. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College to Host Spring Dance Ensemble

NEW LONDON, N.H., Feb. 22, 2011 – Colby-Sawyer College will host the 2011 Spring Dance Ensemble, featuring performances and choreography by Colby-Sawyer students and faculty, as well as guest choreographers, March 25-26. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College to Host Presentation on the Benefits of Sports and Physical Activity for People with Disabilities

NEW LONDON, N.H., Feb. 16, 2011 – Colby-Sawyer College will host a presentation by University of Oklahoma Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences Mark Anderson, who believes sports and physical activity are meant for everyone and not just able-bodied individuals. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College to Host Artist and Scholar Lecture Series: The Photography of Nicholas Gaffney

NEW LONDON, N.H., Feb. 15, 2011 – Colby-Sawyer College will host “The Photography of Nicholas Gaffney” as part of the 2010-11 Artist and Scholar Lecture Series. Nicholas Gaffney, assistant professor of Fine and Performing Arts, will present both past and recent work and discuss the subjects and techniques of this photography. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Presents 'The Enchanted Pig,' a Funny Fairy Tale about Mud and Marriage

NEW LONDON, N.H., Feb. 11, 2011 – Colby-Sawyer College will present “The Enchanted Pig,” a comic fairy tale about a king and three daughters, one of whom is fated to marry a pig. The production of “The Enchanted Pig” opens on Thursday, Feb. 24, and continues on Friday, Feb. 25, and Saturday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Sawyer Center Theatre. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College to Celebrate Black History Month with Poetry, Gospel Music and Films

NEW LONDON, N.H., Feb. 7, 2011 – Colby-Sawyer College will celebrate Black History Month with a series of events starting February 15. The public is invited to attend and all events are free of charge. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College to Host Artist and Scholar Lecture Series: “Mexican Art from Outsiders to Contemporary”

NEW LONDON, N.H., Feb. 4, 2011 – Colby-Sawyer College will host “Mexican Art from Outsiders to Contemporary” as part of the 2010-11 Artist and Scholar Lecture Series. Professor Randy Hanson, an expert on Mexican history and culture, will discuss Mexican artwork on display at the Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery in the Sawyer Fine Arts Center. Admission to this event on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011 is free. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College to Host Artist and Scholar Lecture Series: Artists Who Make Prints

NEW LONDON, N.H., Jan. 18, 2011 – Colby-Sawyer College will host “Artists Who Make Prints” as part of the 2010-11 Artist and Scholar Lecture Series. Mary Mead, adjunct professor of printmaking at Colby-Sawyer, will discuss her own art and introduce the work of other printmakers. Admission to this event on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 is free. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College to Host Iraqi Journalist Haider Hamza for Presentation of His War Coverage and Views of Americans

This event scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 1 has been rescheduled for March 1. We regret the inconvenience.

An Iraqi journalist who covered the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and later relocated in this country explores the devastation of his homeland and the conflicting views of the war he has encountered in the U.S. In his presentation, he asks whether there can ever be a "winner" in war. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College to Host Concert by Composer and Double-Neck Guitarist Ian Ethan

NEW LONDON, N.H, Jan. 12, 2011 – Colby-Sawyer College will host a performance by musician Ian Ethan, an accomplished double-neck guitarist whose live performances feature his hypnotic original compositions and mastery of new playing techniques for this unusual instrument. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Hosts Screening of 'Reporter,' Featuring New York Times' Writer's Investigation of Second Congo War

NEW LONDON, N.H., Jan. 10, 2011 – Colby-Sawyer College will host a screening of “Reporter,” an independent documentary of New York Times' reporter Nicholas Kristof's investigation into the devastating effects of the Second Congo War. read more…

Colby-Sawyer to Host Marc Elliot's 'What Makes You Tic?' Presentation on Tolerance

NEW LONDON, N.H., Jan. 5, 2011 - On Jan. 24, Colby-Sawyer College will host Marc Elliot, a charismatic young man with a rare intestinal disease and Tourette's syndrome who travels the United States to speak about his life story and promote a compassionate “live and let live” philosophy to his audiences. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Hosts Music Producer Steve Buckingham's Presentation on How R&B and Rock Tore Down Segregation

THIS EVENT WAS CANCELLED DUE TO A SNOWSTORM

NEW LONDON, N.H., Dec. 17, 2010 - On Jan. 18, Colby-Sawyer College will host music historian and contemporary music producer Steve Buckingham's presentation of “How Rhythm & Blues and Rock 'n' Roll Tore Down the Walls of Segregation.” read more…

Colby-Sawyer College to Host Climber and Photographer Dave Anderson's Presentation on his Pirate Valley Expedition

NEW LONDON, N.H., Dec. 17, 2010 - Colby-Sawyer will host Dave Anderson, a photographer and climber who documents his adventures with vivid, captivating images. Through his presentations and photography, Anderson strives to convey the “holistic experience of exploration” by discussing the challenges he seeks, along with the diverse environments, native peoples and fascinating cultures he encounters on his expeditions. read more…

Colby-Sawyer Singers to Perform Holiday Music of Many Cultural Traditions

NEW LONDON, N.H., Nov. 24, 2010 - The Colby-Sawyer Singers will present “Holiday Around the World” for its annual winter concert in a celebration of the world's diverse musical traditions. read more…

Colby-Sawyer President to Discuss His Congressional Testimony and Engagement in Legal Issues of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

NEW LONDON, N.H., Nov.16, 2010 - Colby-Sawyer College President Thomas C. Galligan Jr., an expert in maritime law, will speak about his engagement in the complex legal issues of Gulf of Mexico oil spill and his testimony before three Congressional hearings. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Hosts Screening of 'After the Fog: Interviews with Combat Veterans' with Introduction, Discussion by Filmmaker Jay Craven

NEW LONDON, N.H., Nov.11, 2010 - Colby-Sawyer College will host a screening of the 2006 documentary film “After the Fog: Interviews with Combat Veterans,” with an introduction by its director and producer, Vermont filmmaker Jay Craven. The film chronicles the stories of 11 combat veterans, most of them Vermont residents, who served in World War II, Vietnam and Iraq. Craven will answer questions following the screening. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College to Present Global Film Series as Part of International Education Week

NEW LONDON, N.H., Nov. 4, 2010 – As part of International Education Week from Nov. 15 - 19, Colby-Sawyer College will host a Global Film Series, featuring films from Algeria, Vietnam, Iran and Mexico. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Host National Traveling Exhibition on Abraham Lincoln's Life and Legacy

NEW LONDON, N.H., Nov. 9, 2010 – Two centuries after Abraham Lincoln's birth in 1809, he is one of the most revered figures in our nation's history. Lincoln's life, accomplishments and legacy are the subject of a new traveling panel exhibition on display at Colby-Sawyer College. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College to Host National Geographic's Karin Muller

NEW LONDON, N.H., Oct. 26, 2010 – Colby-Sawyer College will host “Perilous Journeys,” a multimedia presentation by travel writer and filmmaker Karin Muller which chronicles her solo adventures through war zones, communist countries and dozens of cultures around the world. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Presents American Premiere of 'The Lady of Pleasure' Adapted to Real Housewives of 1960s London

NEW LONDON, N.H., Oct. 26, 2010 – Colby-Sawyer College will host the American premiere of James Shirley's 1635 play, 'The Lady of Pleasure,' for its fall production, adapting the Jacobean era play for “The Real Housewives of London” and the Mod Era of 1960s England. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College to Host Annual Faculty Art Exhibition

NEW LONDON, N.H., Oct. 26, 2010 – Colby-Sawyer will host the annual Faculty Art Exhibition, featuring professors' recent work in ceramics, graphic design, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College to Host Day of the Dead, a Mexican Tradition that Honors Family, Friends and Heroes of the Past

NEW LONDON, N.H., Oct. 26, 2010 – Colby-Sawyer College will host a festive Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead, in which altars are built and traditional foods are prepared to honor family, friends and cultural icons who have passed on to the next realm. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College to Dedicate New Windy Hill School, a Green Building that Celebrates Teaching and Learning

With the dedication of the new Windy Hill School on Thursday, Oct. 14, at 3 p.m., Colby-Sawyer College will reach an important milestone in its history. The program founded in 1976 to serve as a laboratory school for the college's Social Sciences and Education Department now has a beautifully designed home of its own – one that celebrates the magic and imagination of childhood. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Hosts Art Historian and LACMA Chief Curator Robert T. Singer in Lecture on Animals and Nature in Japanese Art

NEW LONDON, N.H., Sept. 17, 2010 – Colby-Sawyer College will host renowned art historian Robert T. Singer, chief curator of the Japanese Pavilion at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), for a discussion of Animals and Nature in Japanese art. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Exhibits 16th to 20th Century Master Prints and Selected Works from the Susan C. Harp Collection for Graphic Design

NEW LONDON, N.H., Sept. 20, 2010 - The Colby-Sawyer College Department of Fine and Performing Arts will present an exhibition of extraordinary prints by master artists of the 16th to the 20th century, including Dürer, Rembrandt, Kandinsky and Hiroshige, and selected works from the Susan C. Harp Collection for Graphic Design. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Is One of 10 New Hampshire Colleges to Receive National Institute of Health Award for Biomedical Research

NEW LONDON, N.H., Sept. 10, 2010 - With a $15.4-million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Colby-Sawyer College, Dartmouth Medical School (DMS), the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and seven other institutions are forming a network to support biomedical research by faculty and students throughout New Hampshire. For the five-year grant Colby-Sawyer College will receive nearly $1 million in support of its research programs. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Welcomes New Faculty Members

NEW LONDON, N.H., Sept. 9, 2010 – Colby-Sawyer College welcomes nine new faculty members this fall in Fine and Performing Arts, Natural Sciences, Nursing, and Social Sciences and Education. The new faculty include David Ernster and Julie Vogt in Fine and Performing Arts; Kathryn Gogolin Reynolds, Waverly Thorsen and James Jukosky in Natural Sciences; Jessica Adams in Nursing; and Pamela Serota Cote, Malachy Flynn and Darcy Mitchell in Social Sciences and Education. read more…