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Colby-Sawyer College Hosts Fall Dance Ensemble 'Fifth Position'

NEW LONDON, N.H., Nov. 20, 2014 – NEW LONDON, N.H. – Colby-Sawyer's Fine and Performing Arts Department presents the fall dance ensemble “Fifth Position” on Friday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Sawyer Center Theater. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and children, and free with a Colby-Sawyer ID. read more…

Colby-Sawyer Singers Host Annual Holiday Concert

NEW LONDON, N.H., Nov. 17, 2014 – NEW LONDON, N.H. – The Colby-Sawyer College Singers will present the 2014 annual holiday concert on Friday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Sawyer Center Theater in the Sawyer Fine and Performing Arts Center. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College International Education Week Features the Culture of Latin America with Dance, Film and Conversation

NEW LONDON, N.H., Nov. 14, 2014 – Colby-Sawyer College invites the community to participate in a week-long series of events celebrating Latin American culture during International Education Week, Monday, Nov. 17, through Friday, Nov. 21. All events open to the public will be held in the Ware Student Center and are free unless otherwise noted.
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Colby-Sawyer's Retention Rate Increases for Fifth Consecutive Year, Outpaces National Average

NEW LONDON, N.H., Nov. 10, 2014 – For the fifth consecutive year, Colby-Sawyer College's retention rate has increased. The 2014 retention rate was 75.4 percent, a 1.8 percent jump from last year. Official retention rates measure the percentage of first year, first-time students who start in the fall of one academic year and return the following fall. read more…

Windy Hill School Attains N.H.-State Licensure

NEW LONDON, N.H., Nov. 4, 2014 – Windy Hill School, Colby-Sawyer College's on-campus laboratory school, has been licensed by the State of New Hampshire for preschool and early childhood education. read more…

Annual Art Exhibit Showcases Faculty Works in Diverse Media

NEW LONDON, N.H., Nov. 3, 2014 – Colby-Sawyer College's Fine and Performing Arts Department hosts its annual faculty art exhibition from Friday, Nov. 7, through Friday, Feb. 13, at the Marian Graves Mugar Gallery in the Sawyer Fine Arts Center. An opening reception, organized by New London, N.H.-based Center for the Arts (CFA) “First Friday” Gallery Walk Series, will take place on Friday, Nov. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. read more…

Kearsarge Chorale Presents 'An American Songbag: A Celebration of Our Folksong Heritage'

NEW LONDON, N.H., Oct. 30, 2014 – Kearsarge Chorale presents “An American Songbag: A Celebration of Our Folksong Heritage” on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 3 p.m. in the Sawyer Center Theater at the Sawyer Fine and Performing Arts Center. The 60-singer ensemble, accompanied by a brass quintet and pianist, will perform choral and instrumental folk music by America composers including Daniel Kallman, William Dawson, Gwyneth Walker and Aaron Copeland. Concert seating is by general admission with a suggested donation of $10. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College's Production of 'The Importance of Being Earnest' Features Student Cast and the Design Talents of Artist Tomie dePaola

NEW LONDON, N.H., Oct. 20, 2014 – Colby-Sawyer College's Fine and Performing Arts Department presents “The Importance of Being Earnest,” a comedy written by Oscar Wilde, on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m. at the Sawyer Center Theater. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Hosts Jay Craven's Award-winning 'Northern Borders'

NEW LONDON, N.H., Oct. 15, 2014 – Award-winning indie filmmaker and director Jay Craven will lead a screening and discussion of his most recent film, “Northern Borders,” at Wheeler Hall in the Ware Student Center on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. read more…

Record-breaking Year for Colby-Sawyer Fund

NEW LONDON, N.H., Oct. 6, 2014 – For the first time, gifts to the Colby-Sawyer Fund exceeded $2 million. Every gift to the Colby-Sawyer Fund provides operational support for the college's highest priorities, and has a profound impact on a student's life and the well-being of the campus community. read more…

The Science, and Art, of Brewing

NEW LONDON, N.H., Oct. 2, 2014 – It's just before 4 p.m. on Tuesday, and Colby-Sawyer students are bustling into the Flying Goose Brew Pub and Grille, a popular bar and restaurant just down the hill from campus. But these students aren't knocking off early from their studies for a beer. They're heading to class. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College to Celebrate Sustainable Classroom Opening

NEW LONDON, N.H., Sept. 30, 2014 – Colby-Sawyer College will celebrate the grand opening of its freestanding sustainable classroom – the first commercial straw bale insulated building in the state of New Hampshire – located behind the Curtis L. Ivey Science Center, on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 2.30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. read more…

Colby-Sawyer Athletics Announces 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees

NEW LONDON, N.H., Sept. 29, 2014 – Colby-Sawyer College will honor six inductees as new members of its Athletic Hall of Fame this fall. This year's honorees include volleyball and basketball player Anne Coulter '06, basketball player Kelly "KJ" Krasco '05, basketball player Calen Paquette '03, field hockey, basketball and tennis player Valerie Turtle '70, baseball and soccer player Tom White '09 and soccer and lacrosse player Jessica Wilfert '03. read more…

Colby-Sawyer Associate Professor of Humanities Ewa Chrusciel's New Book of Poetry Explores Borders Without Boundaries

NEW LONDON, N.H., Sept. 26, 2014 – Colby-Sawyer College Associate Professor of Humanities Ewa Chrusciel's second book of poetry in English, Contraband of Hoopoe, will be released Oct. 1 by Omnidawn and distributed by University Press of New England. The Polish-born poet will offer author readings in the region. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Launches Presidential Fellowship Program that Kickstarts Young Alumni's Professional Lives

NEW LONDON, N.H., Sept. 17, 2014 – This fall, Colby-Sawyer College established the Colby-Sawyer Presidential Fellowship (CSPF) program to provide recent graduates with gateway positions to their careers through roles within the college's administration. Fellows gain work experience, develop professional skills, provide quality contributions to the work of the college, and gain an understanding of how the college plans, implements initiatives and operates. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Hosts “Tomie dePaola: NOW” Exhibition as Acclaimed Author and Artist Celebrates 80 Years

NEW LONDON, N.H., Sept. 8, 2014 – Colby-Sawyer College will celebrate the career, creativity and generosity of former faculty member Tomie dePaola, one of the world's most prolific and popular children's authors and illustrators, in the second of two exhibitions at the Sawyer Fine and Performing Arts Center, “Tomie dePaola: NOW.” read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Faculty Present Research at Fall Colloquium Series

NEW LONDON, N.H., Sept. 8, 2014 – Colby-Sawyer College announces the Fall Faculty Colloquium Series, which will feature monthly research presentations by Colby-Sawyer faculty. The series is free, open to the public and begins Thursday, Sept. 25. read more…

Favorite Films Series Presents 'Two-Lane Blacktop'

NEW LONDON, N.H., Sept. 8, 2014 – Colby-Sawyer College opens its Favorite Films Series with a free screening and discussion of “Two-Lane Blacktop” on Monday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. in Wheeler Hall at the Ware Student Center. The R-rated film runs 101 minutes. read more…

ReChargers Event Aims to Curb Throwaway Culture on Campus; Boston Globe Recognizes Effort

NEW LONDON, N.H., Sept. 5, 2014 – When students move out of Colby-Sawyer College each spring, they discard dorm supplies that just moments before were useful items. Thanks to the efforts of students in the Sustainability Core Club's ReChargers group, these items will no longer be left in dumpsters destined for landfills. They have been reclaimed and will be sold to incoming students this fall. read more…

In Memoriam: Legend, Friend and Trustee Emerita Patricia "Pat" Driggs Kelsey

NEW LONDON, N.H., Sept. 3, 2014 – Patricia “Pat” Driggs Kelsey, a longtime friend and supporter of Colby-Sawyer, died at the age of 91 on Saturday, Aug. 30 at home in New London, N.H. read more…

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

NEW LONDON, N.H., August 27, 2014 – Colby-Sawyer College will host its ninth annual College-Community 5K Dash & Stroll, a non-competitive fun run and walk, on Saturday, Sept. 13. Community members of all ages are invited to participate free of charge. read more…

Davis Educational Foundation Award Encourages Faculty, Staff to Think Big and Change the Landscape of Higher Education

NEW LONDON, N.H., August 14, 2014 – Colby-Sawyer College has received a two-year grant of $160,750 to incentivize creative and collaborative thinking, enable action, fund early implementation solutions, and share study findings in a new initiative called Establishing Community Ownership of Campus Innovation. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Elects New Member to Board of Trustees

NEW LONDON, N.H., August 13, 2014 – Colby-Sawyer College's Board of Trustees has elected John Malanowski of Hanover, N.H., as a member of the Board to serve a three-year term that begins immediately. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Hosts 2014 Faculty Emeriti Luncheon

NEW LONDON, N.H., August 5, 2014 – Colby-Sawyer College hosted its 2014 Annual Faculty Emeriti Luncheon on Tuesday, July 22. Eight of 18 faculty emeriti attended and were welcomed by Colby-Sawyer President Thomas C. Galligan Jr., Academic Vice President and Dean of Faculty Deborah A. Taylor, and Senior Staff Assistant in the Office of the Academic Vice President Sue Maurer. read more…

100 Percent of 2013 Colby-Sawyer Business Administration Majors Employed or in Graduate School

NEW LONDON, N.H., July 31, 2014 – The graduate outcomes report for the Colby-Sawyer College Class of 2013 indicates that six months after graduating, 100 percent of responding business administration majors in the class were either employed or pursuing graduate studies. read more…

Colby-Sawyer 2014 Nursing Graduates Celebrate Exceptional NCLEX-RN Pass Rate

NEW LONDON, N.H., July 17, 2014 – The results are in – 95.8 percent of the Colby-Sawyer College Class of 2014 nursing graduates passed the National Council Licensure Examination – Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN), administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), in their first attempt. With this first-time pass rate, Colby-Sawyer's Nursing Program has again surpassed last year's state and national averages of 83 percent. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College and Wheelock College Sign Articulation Agreement; Smooth Transition for Colby-Sawyer Graduates

NEW LONDON, N.H., July 10, 2014 – Colby-Sawyer College has signed an articulation agreement with Wheelock College in Boston, Mass., that aims to ease the way for qualified Colby-Sawyer graduates to enter Wheelock's graduate programs in education, social work, organizational leadership, and teacher certification. read more…

Colby-Sawyer Graduate Outcomes Report Shows High Employment, Confirms Value of Internships

NEW LONDON, N.H., June 19, 2014 – The graduate outcomes report for the Colby-Sawyer College Class of 2013 released this spring indicates that six months after graduating, 94 percent of the class was either employed or pursuing graduate studies. Based on a survey conducted by the college's Harrington Center for Career & Academic Advising with a 50 percent response rate, 85 percent of the graduates were employed, with 28 percent of them employed at organizations where they completed internships. Colby-Sawyer students are required to complete at least one internship to graduate. read more…

Colby-Sawyer Professor Jean Eckrich Honored with University of Delaware Alumni Award

NEW LONDON, N.H., June 18, 2014 – Colby-Sawyer College Professor of Exercise and Sport Sciences Jean Eckrich was honored with the 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award by the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology from the College of Health Sciences at the University of Delaware (UD) on Friday, June 6, at the Health Sciences Complex on UD's Science, Technology and Advanced Research Campus. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College and White Mountain Community College Sign Articulation Agreement; Create Pathway for Bachelor Degree Completion

NEW LONDON, N.H., June 9, 2014 – Colby-Sawyer College has added a fourth articulation agreement with a school within the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH). Colby-Sawyer President Thomas C. Galligan Jr. signed the agreement with White Mountains Community College (WMCC) in Berlin, N.H., on June 9. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Elects Five to Board of Trustees

NEW LONDON, N.H., June 4, 2014 – Colby-Sawyer College's Board of Trustees has appointed Pamela Stanley Bright '61, Deborah L. Coffin '76, Gretchen Richter Massey '82, Margaret V. Mulley and Jonathan J. Pappalardo '10. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Offers Online R.N. to B.S. in Nursing Degree

NEW LONDON, N.H., May 29, 2014 – This fall Colby-Sawyer College will offer an online R.N. to B.S. in Nursing degree that can be completed in as little as 16 months. The courses emphasize engagement with faculty who are members of Colby-Sawyer's Department of Nursing and Public Health. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College and the Kearsarge Community Band Announce Collaboration

NEW LONDON, N.H., May 29, 2014 – Colby-Sawyer College and the Kearsarge Community Band have signed an agreement, effective January 2015, which will expand the musical and performance opportunities available to Colby-Sawyer student musicians and area residents. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Introduces Accounting Major Online and In Classroom

NEW LONDON, N.H., May 23, 2014 – Starting in fall 2014, Colby-Sawyer College will offer a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in two venues: in the traditional classroom and online. The traditional Accounting major will combine a liberal arts foundation with a thorough business and accounting curriculum of 69 credits. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College and Community College System of New Hampshire Agreements Pave the Way for Bachelor Degree Completion

NEW LONDON, N.H., May 21, 2014 – Colby-Sawyer and three colleges within the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) have signed articulation agreements that allow qualified graduates of Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) in Laconia, NHTI: Concord's Community College, and River Valley Community College (RVCC) in Claremont to transfer into a bachelor degree program at Colby-Sawyer and finish their undergraduate studies in four years with a minimum guaranteed $18,000 annual scholarship. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College and Flying Goose Brew Pub Join Forces to Teach Science and Craft of Brewing

NEW LONDON, N.H., May 19, 2014 – Colby-Sawyer College and The Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille in New London have collaborated to offer a two-credit elective course that teaches students the craft and science of brewing beer. This fall, the course Brewing Science will run at capacity with 15 students. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College and University of New Haven Announce Affiliation Agreement for Sport Management Majors

NEW LONDON, N.H., May 16, 2014 – Colby-Sawyer College and University of New Haven in West Haven, Conn., have signed an agreement that guarantees qualified Colby-Sawyer sport management majors acceptance to University of New Haven to continue their studies at the graduate level. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Receives $3 Million Gift in Support of the Arts

NEW LONDON, N.H., May 15, 2014 – Colby-Sawyer College has received a $3 million gift from Bill and Sonja Davidow '56 of Woodside, Calif. The gift will support the college's highest academic priority of building a new fine and performing arts center and will fund the Sonja C. Davidow '56 Endowed Chair in the Fine and Performing Arts. read more…

Colby-Sawyer Assistant Coach Recognized with Jean Freeman Scholarship Award

Colby-Sawyer College Assistant Swimming/Diving Coach Kim Lloyd has been awarded the 2014 Jean Freeman Scholarship by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). read more…

Colby-Sawyer Junior Presents Research at International Political Science Conference in Greece

NEW LONDON, N.H., May 12, 2014 – History and Political Studies major Shangyu Yan '15 presented a research paper at the First World Congress of the International Association of Political Science Students (IAPSS) held in Thessaloniki, Greece from March 31 to April 4. read more…

Bright Futures Await Colby-Sawyer Graduates

NEW LONDON, N.H., May 5, 2014 – On May 10, the 219 members of the Colby-Sawyer Class of 2014 will be released into what is called “the real world” to begin their professional careers and adult lives. Here is a glimpse at just a few examples of what comes next for these graduating seniors. read more…

Colby-Sawyer Professor is N.H. Environmental Educator of the Year

Associate Professor and Chair of Environmental Studies Laura Alexander has been named the New Hampshire Environmental Educator of the Year in the Higher Education/Non-formal category by New Hampshire Environmental Educators (NHEE). Professor Alexander received the award at the NHEE Annual Conference held at the AMC Highland Center in Crawford Notch, N.H., on Friday, April 11. read more…

Colby-Sawyer Senior to Compete for Title of 'Miss New Hampshire'

NEW LONDON, N.H., April 29, 2014 – Colby-Sawyer senior and Creative Writing major Rylee Field will compete as Miss Auburn in the Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program May 1-3 against college students from across the state. Field won the qualifying title and crown at the Miss Auburn competition in January with her spoken word performance of the poem “Mockingbird.” read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Offers Bachelor's Degrees Online

Starting in fall 2014, Colby-Sawyer College will offer online bachelor's degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, and Healthcare Management. These programs will be 100 percent online and feature the same small classes and lively faculty-to-student and student-to student interaction that on-campus students enjoy – each class is limited to 20 students to maintain the college's close-knit, one-on-one student learning experience. read more…

Colby-Sawyer Community Recognized for Leadership, Service at Campus Compact Awards Ceremony

Campus Compact for New Hampshire's 10th Annual Presidents' Award Luncheon, held Tuesday, April 8, recognized Colby-Sawyer's Nichole Labelle '15 and Head Baseball Coach Jim Broughton for their outstanding leadership and community service, as well as Colby-Sawyer's partner in Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society. read more…

Windcrossing Film Festival Premiers Hammer & Saw's '100: Head/Heart/Feet' and The Electric Feast's Web Series 'New Dublin'

Colby-Sawyer College's third annual Windcrossing: A Festival of Sight and Sound will feature the premiere of award-winning Hammer & Saw Films' highly anticipated feature-length documentary about ultrarunning, “100:Head/Heart/Feet,” and the pilot episode of a web series, New Dublin, for media website The Electric Feast on May 3 at 7 p.m. in the Sawyer Center. read more…

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

The Fine and Performing Arts Department at Colby-Sawyer College will host the annual Senior Art Exhibition, featuring an opening reception, awards ceremony, and the graduating students' best work in ceramics, drawing, graphic design, mixed and new media, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. The show opens on Thursday, April 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Marian Graves Mugar Gallery at the Sawyer Fine Arts Center. read more…

Colby-Sawyer Brings Facilities Management In-house

April 22, 2014 – Colby-Sawyer College has opted to end its contract for the facilities management operations provided by Sodexo, effective July 1, 2014. These services at Colby-Sawyer include the Facilities and Housekeeping departments. While the change ends a long-term relationship with that branch of Sodexo, it will not affect the college's separate contract with Sodexo Dining Services. read more…

Colby-Sawyer's Sustainability Efforts in the Dining Hall Highlighted in 'Setting the Table Green,' a Student Poster Exhibit

April 21, 2014 – Colby-Sawyer College will present Setting the Table Green, a graphic design exhibition showcasing Colby-Sawyer's ongoing commitment to sustainability and the community when it comes to food and the business of food. The posters will be unveiled in an opening reception at 5 p.m. on Earth Day, April 22, in the dining hall at Ware Student Center. read more…

Neo Pan-African Conference Urges Action Over Passive Discussion

The African Students Association at Colby-Sawyer College hosted Pamoja60: Neo Pan-African Conference on Friday, April 4, and Saturday, April 5. The 100 conference participants from Colby-Sawyer College, Wellesley College, University of New Hampshire, University of Rhode Island, Bunker Hill Community College and the New London community convened with the spirit of action rather than passive discussion of ideals. read more…

Four Years in One Project: How Capstone Projects Embody Everything Colby-Sawyer Students Learn

The 2014 Susan Colby Colgate Scholars' Symposium is the culmination of four years worth of work and learning. Projects range from running hypothetical airline companies to raising more than 50 catfish in an ecological study, from writing the biography of a loved one to studying what drives the human brain to want to be right. Join us Monday, April 21, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday, April 22, starting at 8:30 a.m. at various locations on campus. read more…

The 2014 Susan Colby Colgate Scholars' Symposium Celebrates Student Scholarship

The Colby-Sawyer College community will celebrate students' commitment to scholarship at the annual Susan Colby Colgate Scholars' Symposium. The annual symposium, featuring interdisciplinary Capstone projects and undergraduate presentations, will be held on Monday, April 21, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday, April 22, starting at 8:30 a.m. at various locations on campus. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College to Celebrate 2014 Commencement

Colby-Sawyer College will celebrate its 2014 Commencement on Saturday, May 10, graduating 219 students and recognizing them 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. on the college's front lawn. read more…

Adventures in Learning 2014 Annual Meeting

Adventures in Learning (AIL) will hold its 15th annual meeting on Thursday, May 15, in Wheeler Hall at the Ware Student Center on the campus of Colby-Sawyer College. read more…

Colby-Sawyer Student Initiative Leads to Local Foods on the Menu

A student-led initiative to secure 20 percent of the food items offered in Colby-Sawyer's dining hall from local sources sparked a successful partnership between students, college administrators and Sodexo Dining Services. read more…

Investment Management Students Attend G.A.M.E. IV Forum; Get Inside Look at New York's Key Financial Sites

Students enrolled in Colby-Sawyer College's Investment Management course attended the Quinnipiac Global Asset Management Education (G.A.M.E.) IV Forum in New York, N.Y., on Thursday, March 20. read more…

Students Represent Colby-Sawyer College at Alpha Chi National Convention

Three Colby-Sawyer College students participated in the 2014 Alpha Chi National Convention in St. Louis, Mo., Thursday, March 27 through Saturday, March 29. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Announces Changes to Windy Hill School's Leadership and Curriculum

The winds of change are blowing through Windy Hill School, Colby-Sawyer College's on-campus laboratory school that for almost four decades has offered Toddler, Nursery and Kindergarten programs as well as after-school and summer options. read more…

CSC Singers Host 'Spring Choice, Spring Singers'

The CSC Singers will present their annual spring concert “Spring Choice, Spring Singers” on Friday, April 25, at 7 p.m. in the Sawyer Center Theater. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Curricular Conversion Expands Time and Opportunity for Engaged Learning

April 1, 2014 – The Board of Trustees of Colby-Sawyer College has approved a new curriculum structure for its undergraduate academic degree program. Starting with the fall 2014 semester, Colby-Sawyer will change from a predominantly three-credit per course model to a predominantly four-credit per course model with an increase in both class time and out-of-class work time. read more…

Colby-Sawyer Medical Reserve Corps Organizes CSC Let's Move Campaign

The Colby-Sawyer College Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) hosted the organization's first wellness fair, CSC Let's Move, at the Dan and Kathleen Hogan Sports Center on Saturday, March 29, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College to Host Spring Dance Ensemble 'Perspectives'

Colby-Sawyer College's Fine and Performing Arts Department presents the spring dance ensemble “Perspectives” on Friday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in the Sawyer Center Theater. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College is First Private College in New Hampshire Certified as a Fair Trade College

Colby-Sawyer College has been recognized as a Fair Trade College by Fair Trade Campaigns, a non-profit partnership advocating Fair Trade for farmers, workers and artisans across the globe. Colby-Sawyer is the first private college in New Hampshire, and the second college in the state to earn the certification, and is among 113 colleges and universities in the nation. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College's Retention Rate Outpaces National Average

Colby-Sawyer has one of the most competitive retention rates in the country, with a first-to-second year retention rate that is more than eight percent higher than the national average for its peer institutions. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Hosts the 2014 N.H. Clothesline Project to Raise Awareness of Violence and Sexual Abuse

Colby-Sawyer College will host the annual New Hampshire Clothesline Project for the 19th consecutive year. The Clothesline Project is a display of t-shirts with written messages and illustrations demonstrating the impact of sexual, domestic and mental abuse. Created by survivors of violence and those close to them, the shirts represent the need to “break the silence” of victims. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College and Kearsarge Chorale Announce Collaboration to Amplify Music's Presence on Campus and in Community

On Wednesday, March 12, Colby-Sawyer College and Kearsarge Chorale signed an agreement that will enhance the college's music curriculum while providing a permanent performance venue for the Chorale and expanding the musical opportunities available to college students and area residents. read more…

Colby-Sawyer Hosts Intercollegiate Neo Pan-African Conference

The African Students Association at Colby-Sawyer College hosts Pamoja60: Neo Pan-African Conference on April 4 and 5. Registration for the two-day collegiate conference begins at noon on Friday, April 4, at Lethbridge Lodge on campus. The conference is free and open to the public. read more…

Colby-Sawyer Comes Alive With Gospel Celebration

The Colby-Sawyer College gospel choir, Voices of CSC, will present its spring ensemble “Celebration of Gospel: Remembering the Past, Embracing the Present” on Sunday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in Wheeler Hall at the Ware Student Center. The concert is free and open to the public. read more…

Colby-Sawyer Hosts Acclaimed Guitarist Calum Graham

Singer, songwriter and acclaimed guitarist Calum Graham performs at Colby-Sawyer College on Wednesday, April 2, at 7 p.m. in Wheeler Hall located in the Ware Student Center. The event is free and open to the public. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Hosts Annual Gladys Greenbaum Meyers Juried Student Art Exhibition

Colby-Sawyer College's Fine and Performing Arts Department will host the 41st Annual Gladys Greenbaum Meyers Juried Student Art Exhibition, featuring students' latest works in ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, watercolor and mixed-media. read more…

Colby-Sawyer Launches Food Recovery Initiative

Colby-Sawyer College and its dining services provider, Sodexo, have partnered to create a college-run food recovery chapter. The Feed the Freezer program recovers leftover food from Colby-Sawyer's dining hall to donate to three local food pantries. More than 270 individual meals have been donated in the first two months of the program. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Presents Spring Theater Production Orlando

Colby-Sawyer College's Fine and Performing Arts Department presents “Orlando,” a play based on the novel by Virginia Woolf, on March 27, 28 and 29 at 7 p.m. in the Sawyer Fine Arts Center. Directed by Assistant Professor of Fine and Performing Arts Suzanne Delle, the play follows the adventures of “Orlando,” a young man in Queen Elizabeth's court in the 1500s who transforms into a 20th-century woman navigating the modern world. read more…

Annual Exercise and Sport Sciences Symposium Focuses on the Role of Technology in Athletics

Colby-Sawyer College will host the 23rd Annual Exercise and Sport Sciences Symposium, focusing on the role of technology in athletics, on Monday, March 24, 2014 in Wheeler Hall located in the Ware Student Center. The symposium starts at 8:30 a.m. All are welcome and admission is free, but registration is required. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Presents Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author and Civil Rights Activist Diane McWhorter

Colby-Sawyer College's Cultural Events Committee will host Pulitzer Prize-winning author Diane McWhorter for a talk on Thursday, March 20 at 7 p.m. in Wheeler Hall at the Ware Student Center. The event is free and open to the public. read more…

In Memoriam: Trustee Emeritus Richard H. “Dick” Hinman

Trustee Emeritus Richard H. “Dick” Hinman passed away on Feb. 2 at his home in New London, N.H., with his family by his side. Dick served on the Colby-Sawyer College Board of Trustees from 1971-1976. He was a member of the Bylaws Committee and the Development Committee during those years of transition as Colby Junior College for Women grew into Colby-Sawyer College in 1975. read more…

CSC Players Want To Make You Laugh with '39 Steps'

The Colby-Sawyer Players will present the British comedy “The 39 Steps” on Friday, Feb. 21, and Saturday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Sawyer Center Theater at the Sawyer Fine and Performing Arts Center. Admission is free of charge. read more…

Colby-Sawyer Introduces Favorite Films Series

A new film series featuring experts from Colby-Sawyer and their favorite films begins on Monday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. in Clements Hall in the Curtis L. Ivey Science Center. The series is free and open to the public. read more…

Around the World in One Night: Colby-Sawyer Hosts International Festival

Colby-Sawyer College will host its annual International Festival in celebration of its diverse student body, which includes 151 international students from 31 countries, on Friday, Feb. 21, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wheeler Hall in Ware Student Center. Admission is free. read more…

Colby-Sawyer Faculty Present Research at Colloquium Series

Colby-Sawyer College announces the Faculty Colloquium Series, which will feature monthly research presentations by Colby-Sawyer faculty. The series is free, open to the public and begins Thursday, Feb. 20 at 4 p.m. at Wheeler Hall in the Ware Student Center. read more…

New Partnership Adds to Colby-Sawyer's Academic and Study Away Options

Colby-Sawyer College has partnered with Florida Atlantic University (FAU) for a new domestic study away option in Boca Raton, on the southeast coast of Florida. Starting in January 2014, Colby-Sawyer students who are accepted to FAU will have the opportunity to spend a semester outside of New London in a different climate and educational setting that will enrich their college experience both academically and culturally. Credits earned during study at FAU will appear as Colby-Sawyer College credits. read more…

Nursing Student Helps Save a Four-Legged Hero

Reporting for duty on Oct. 15, 2013, Newport EMT and Colby-Sawyer Nursing student Michelle Upham '15 was prepared for a routine night on the job. She had no way of knowing she was about to be woven into a family's remarkable story—one that had already captured the attention of national audiences. read more…

Language Study Research: Cultural Immersion vs. Technology-Driven Classroom Learning

As a student at Colby-Sawyer College, my foreign language studies have evolved to include independent research supported by the college's Wesson Honors Program. The program's Idea Fund grant provided me with the support to conduct the research that resulted in my study, “Language Study Research: Cultural Immersion vs. Technology-Driven Classroom Learning,” and allowed me to increase my own language learning while becoming a resource for others. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Rugby Coach Chris Reed Steps Down

After 15 years of serving as the Head Coach for the Men's and Women's Rugby teams, Chris Reed has decided to step down so he can spend more time with his family. Chris will remain on campus in his normal full-time role as Director of Annual Giving and still handle much of the Colby-Sawyer Rugby team's administrative tasks behind the scenes. read more…

Colby-Sawyer Medical Reserve Corps Organizes Walk New London Diabetes Project

Colby-Sawyer College's Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) organized the “Walk New London Diabetes Project” on Sunday, Nov. 10. The walkathon, in honor of Diabetes Awareness Month, brought students and the greater New London community together to encourage healthy lifestyle initiatives. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College to Host Fall Dance Ensemble “Turning Pointe” Featuring Original Faculty and Student Choreography

Colby-Sawyer College's Fine and Performing Arts Department presents the fall dance ensemble, “Turning Pointe,” under the artistic direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dance Laura Dunlop Shepherd, on Friday, December 6 at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.colby-sawyer.edu/tickets or at the Sawyer Center Box Office. They are $10 for adults, $5 for students/children and free with a Colby-Sawyer College ID. read more…

Shakespeare's Characters Come to Life on Colby-Sawyer College Stage

Colby-Sawyer College's Fine and Performing Arts Department will present the comedy “Shakespeare in Hollywood” on Thursday, November 7 at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 9 at 2 and 8 p.m. at the Sawyer Center Theatre at the Sawyer Fine and Performing Arts Center. Seating is limited to 100 onstage seats and reserved tickets are available through the campus mail room at the Ware Student Center or online at http://www.colby-sawyer.edu/tickets. Tickets are $10 for the general public and free with a Colby-Sawyer College ID. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Dedicates the Sally Shaw Veitch Track and Field

On October 17, Colby-Sawyer students, faculty, staff and Board of Trustee members gathered on the college's new turf field to dedicate the Sally Shaw Veitch Track and Field and to rechristen the Kelsey Athletic Fields as the Kelsey Athletic Campus. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Hosts Italian Cult-Horror Film Presentation

Colby-Sawyer College will host a free screening and discussion of the remastered 1970 European cult-horror classic “Hatchet for Honeymoon” on Tuesday, October 29, at 7 p.m. in Clements Hall in the Ivey Science Center. Funded by the Olivetti Series Endowment Fund and sponsored by the Cultural Events Committee, the event features a pre-screening lecture with Italian scholar Evan Calder Williams and a question-and-answer session after the viewing. read more…

Colby-Sawyer Opens its Historic Campus as Venue for Weddings and Events

Colby-Sawyer College has opened its historic campus to the public for corporate and special events. Located in the sophisticated New England town of New London, N.H., and surrounded by mountains and lakes, Colby-Sawyer offers a variety of venues that accommodate up to 415 guests. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Hosts Retrospective Exhibition of Works by Author and Artist Tomie dePaola

Colby-Sawyer College will celebrate the lifework of former faculty member and internationally renowned author and artist Tomie dePaola in two exhibitions at the Sawyer Fine and Performing Arts Center, “Tomie dePaola: Then and Now.” The “Then” exhibition this fall will feature his early drawings, paintings and books, along with images of his costume and set designs, from the late 1940s until the mid-1970s. read more…

2013 Fall Faculty Exhibition Opens at the Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery

Colby-Sawyer College's Fine and Performing Arts faculty will showcase ceramics, drawing, graphic design, mixed media sculpture, painting, photography and printmaking in its annual exhibition. The exhibition opens at the Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery in the Sawyer Fine and Performing Arts Center on Thursday, September 19 and runs through Saturday, October 19. An opening reception will be held on September 19 from 5-7 p.m. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Announces 2013 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

Colby-Sawyer College will induct three student-athletes and one team as new members of its Athletic Hall of Fame this fall. This year's honorees include basketball player Ashley (Bramwell) Arruda '02, volleyball player Kathy (Couture) Bresciano '06, alpine ski racer Chance Longley '07, and the 1999 volleyball team. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Welcomes 15 New Faculty Members

Fifteen full-time faculty members will join seven academic departments this fall. The new faculty members are Jonathan McCosh and Michael Lynch in Business Administration; Marc Lodyga in Exercise and Sport Sciences; Nicholas Gaffney and Suzanne Delle in Fine and Performing Arts; Hanlong Fu, Paul Robertson and Rachel Fredericks in Humanities; Darrell Kuykendall in Natural Sciences; Amanda Fay in Nursing and Public Health; and Darius Kalvaitis, Diane Edwards, Catherine Turcotte, Omari Jackson and Nicole Heller in Social Sciences. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Offers Online Certificate Programs in Leadership and Human Resource Management

Colby-Sawyer College will launch two online certificate programs in January 2014. The one-year Human Resource Management and Leadership certificate programs can be completed 100 percent online. Colby-Sawyer College is accredited by New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC). read more…

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

Colby-Sawyer College will host its eighth annual College-Community 5K Dash & Stroll, a non-competitive fun run and walk, on Saturday, Sept. 14. Community members of all ages are encouraged to participate. Participation is free of charge. read more…

Colby-Sawyer Rated LGBT-Friendly

Colby-Sawyer College strives to provide a welcoming social and academic environment to students of all nationalities, belief systems and lifestyles, always working toward an ideal representation of a diverse and interconnected world. The national nonprofit organization Campus Pride has rated Colby-Sawyer with four out of five possible stars for its efforts and LGBT-friendliness. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College's First Wind Turbine Turns Heads

Colby-Sawyer College's first wind turbine was installed in front of the Susan Colgate Cleveland Library/Learning Center on Saturday, July 13. The 50-foot tall Skystream 3.7 is a residential scale unit and the power it generates will feed back into the main electrical system, helping to offset the college's energy use. read more…

Katherine Dick '13 Gains Insight Into Life After College During Internship

Health Promotion major Katherine “Kate” Dick '13, spent her final semester at Colby-Sawyer as a Program and Special Events intern at Breathe New Hampshire, a non-profit organization working to eliminate lung disease and improve the quality of life for those living with a lung condition through education, advocacy and research. read more…

Windy Hill School Founder Janet Bliss Retires

Associate Professor of Social Science and Education Janet Bliss, founder of Colby-Sawyer's early childhood laboratory school, Windy Hill, retires after a 37-year career at the college. read more…

The Reality of a Changed Landscape in Higher Education Affects Everyone

Colby-Sawyer College is committed to engaged learning, which integrates teaching and learning in the arts and sciences with professional preparation. With 175 years experience as an educational institution, Colby-Sawyer is part of the backbone of the higher education community, with a long and proud tradition of excellence in education. read more…

Colby-Sawyer Student Investors Win International Championship at Global Asset Management Education III Forum

Colby-Sawyer College's Business Administration Department and its student investment fund managers competed against more than 50 other student-managed portfolios in five categories to be named international champions in the undergraduate Value Investing category at the Quinnipiac Global Asset Management Education (G.A.M.E.) Forum III held in New York City April 4-6, 2013. read more…

Summer Art Exhibition Features Guest Artist Annette Mitchell, Colby-Sawyer Faculty and Alumni

Published printmaker Annette Mitchell, professor of Art at Plymouth State University, will showcase her latest prints as guest artist in the Fine and Performing Arts summer art exhibition. Additional exhibition highlights include a collaborative suite of 96 small drawings created by Colby-Sawyer alumna Diane Stendahl '80 and Colby-Sawyer Professor of Fine and Performing Arts Loretta Barnett. read more…

College and Community: Growth and Change for 175 Years

For 175 years, the school that evolved into Colby-Sawyer College has been a vital part of beautiful New London, N.H. Last fall, the college and the town gathered on Sargent Common to celebrate our shared history and enduring partnerships, which have helped to create and sustain the high quality of life in New London. read more…

Adventures in Learning 2013 Annual Meeting: It's Time to Celebrate!

Adventures in Learning (AIL) will hold its 14th annual meeting on Thursday, May 16, at 4 p.m. in Wheeler Hall at the Ware Student Center of Colby-Sawyer College. The event offers an opportunity for AIL to celebrate another exceptional year of providing lifelong learning programs for adults in the Kearsarge-Lake Sunapee region. read more…

Class of 2013 Can Expect a Rise in Hiring of College Graduates

With Commencement just weeks away, Colby-Sawyer College's senior class members were continuing their hard work on Capstone projects, preparing for final exams, working at internship sites, and filling out applications for graduate school and job opportunities.

For many students, the goal is to find a job and be prepared to begin working immediately after graduation. Some students are optimistic about finding work, even with knowledge of how competitive the market has been over the past decade. read more…

Windcrossing Festival Returns to Celebrate Film, Legacy, Collaboration and Capstones

Colby-Sawyer College will host Windcrossing: A Festival of Sight and Sound, which showcases films by students and alumni and celebrates independent filmmaking. Dedicated to the memory and legacy of Professor Emeritus Donald Coonley, the second annual festival will take place on Saturday, May 4, at 7 p.m. in the Sawyer Center Theatre. Admission is free. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Hosts the 2013 N.H. Clothesline Project to Raise Awareness of Violence and Sexual Abuse

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 17th consecutive year.

The event, sponsored by Colby-Sawyer's Department of Campus Safety, AmeriCorps And the S.A.V.E. committee (Sexual Assault and Violence Education), will be held in the Mercer Hall gymnasium on Wednesday, April 24, through Saturday, April 27. The project will be open for viewing to all college and community members, free of charge, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon. read more…

CSC Singers Present Spring Concert 'Totally American Music'

The Colby-Sawyer Singers will present “Totally American Music” for its annual spring concert. The singing ensemble, comprised of Colby-Sawyer students and community members, will take the audience on a journey through American music that begins with the Civil War era and ends with a flashy Michael Jackson medley.

The show will take place Friday, April 26, at 7 p.m. in the Sawyer Center Theatre. Tickets are $5 general admission and free with a Colby-Sawyer ID. Tickets may be purchased at the door or at www.colby-sawyer.universitytickets.com. The box office can be reached at (603) 526-3670 for more information. read more…

Students Play Key Role in Celebration of Colby-Sawyer's Student Center

Hors d'oeuvres and high spirits circulated among the Colby-Sawyer College community, alumni and local residents on March 5 as they celebrated the grand reopening of the Ware Student Center. The event, organized by students enrolled in the college's Event Management course, commemorated the building's $7 million renovation and expansion, which began in May 2012.

The celebration kicked off with speeches delivered by Colby-Sawyer President Tom Galligan, Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students Dave Sauerwein, and Sodexo Dining Services General Manager Mike Heffernan. President Galligan thanked the many people involved in the center's transformation and called on the community to invigorate the new space with their ideas and energy. read more…

2013 Susan Colby Colgate Scholars Symposium to Celebrate Student Scholarship

The Colby-Sawyer College community will celebrate students' commitment to scholarship at the annual Susan Colby Colgate Scholars Symposium. The annual symposium, which features interdisciplinary Capstone projects and undergraduate presentations will be held on Tuesday, April 23, starting at 8:30 a.m. at various locations on campus.

The symposium showcases senior students' culminating research projects in their majors, known as Capstone, in academic areas including: media studies; exercise and sport sciences; sports management; health care management; health promotion; history and political studies; nursing; public health; environmental studies; environmental science; philosophy; sociology; fine and performing arts; art history; biology; business administration; English; creative writing; child development and education; psychology; multidisciplinary studies; and in the Wesson Honors Program. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College to Host Spring Dance Ensemble, 'Classics to Contemporary'

Colby-Sawyer's Fine and Performing Arts Department and the Colby-Sawyer Dance Club present the spring dance ensemble “Classics to Contemporary,” a showcase of dance that features two shows sharing the stage.

“Classics to Contemporary” will take place Friday, April 19, and Saturday, April 20, at 7 p.m. in the Sawyer Center Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and children, and free with a Colby-Sawyer ID. Tickets may be purchased at the door, at www.colby-sawyer.edu/tickets or by calling the box office at (603) 526-3670. read more…

Colby-Sawyer Student Victoria Hersey Presents 'Love and Lettuce,' A Surprising Story of Love and Suspicion

“Love and Lettuce,” a video/theater production about love, suspicion and surprise, will be presented by Colby-Sawyer media studies student and writer/director Victoria Hersey, along with a cast and crew of students and members of Sunapee Kearsarge Intercommunity Theater (SKIT).

“Love and Lettuce” will be performed on Tuesday, April 23, and Wednesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in Whipple Town Hall in New London. Admission is free. read more…

The Creative Writing Program To Graduate Its First Students

Colby-Sawyer College will celebrate the graduation of its first class of Creative Writing majors, when three members of the Class of 2013 cross the stage to receive their Bachelor of the Arts degrees at Commencement on May 11.

The program's origins began in 2007, when the topic of introducing new majors to the curriculum was under discussion. Faculty, staff and students were asked to consider what kinds of programs would best benefit the school.

“A number of the departments and faculty groups came forward with a number of different proposals,” says Academic Vice President and Dean of Faculty Deborah Taylor. “The Creative Writing major was one that emerged from those discussions.” read more…

Colby-Sawyer College's Environmental Studies Expo Hosts 'Rebuilding the Foodshed: Remapping Our Expectations for the Food We Share'

Colby-Sawyer College will host the Environmental Studies Expo and a presentation by Philip Ackerman-Leist, author of Rebuilding the Foodshed: Remapping Our Expectations for the Food We Share. A writer, farmer and professor of environmental studies at Green Mountain College, Ackerman-Leist explores strategies for reshaping local and regional food systems.

Ackerman-Leist will present his book, research and philosophies on Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in Clements Hall at the Curtis L. Ivey Science Center. The event is sponsored by the Environmental Studies Department. The public is invited to attend and admission is free. read more…

Lauren Cornish '15 Connects with New Hampshire Leaders at Workshop

Busy with her commitments to sports, campus organizations, volunteerism and schoolwork, Business Administration student Lauren Cornish '15 can barely fit anything else into her packed schedule. Despite this, Cornish managed to find the time this semester to attend Leadership New Hampshire's two-day workshop in Manchester, Leadership College, where she learned of the Granite State's career opportunities.

In creating Leadership College, former Governor John Lynch hoped to retain graduates as new workers in New Hampshire by establishing mentor relationships and building a network among the state's student leaders. Now in its second year, the program invited 27 students from 16 New Hampshire colleges and universities to meet and network with many of the state's elected officials, business leaders and career counselors. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Students Put Twist on Timeless Tale of Androcles and the Lion

The Colby Sawyer College Fine and Performing Arts Department presents George Bernard Shaw's 1912 play “Androcles and the Lion,” a morality folktale of a Roman slave who finds a friend in a merciful lion after removing a painful thorn from its paw.

Performances will take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 4, 5 and 6 at 7 p.m. in the Sawyer Center Theatre. There will also be a special matinee at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 5. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and children, and free with a Colby-Sawyer ID. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College to Host 'Going Local' Forum with Focus on Local Food, Business and Skills

The Kearsarge Valley Transition Initiative Task Force and Colby-Sawyer College's Environmental Science and Environmental Studies students will host “Kearsarge Valley Going Local: Local Food, Local Business, Local Skills” with a presentation by certified transition trainer Tina Clarke on localized solutions to the global issues of economic insecurity, environmental instabilities and dependence on non-renewable energy.

The free event will take place on Saturday, March 30, from noon to 5 p.m. in Wheeler Hall at Colby-Sawyer College's Ware Student Center. All are welcome. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Hosts Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

Colby-Sawyer College's Fine and Performing Arts Department will host the Annual Gladys Greenbaum Meyers Juried Student Art Exhibition, featuring students' latest work in graphic design, ceramics, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, watercolor, painting, photography and integrated media. read more…

Local Arts Forum Hosts Greg Berger of Spring Ledge Farm and Novelist Ernest Hebert

NEW LONDON, N.H., March 7, 2013 – Colby-Sawyer College will host this season's Local Arts Forum on Thursday, April 4, featuring presentations by Spring Ledge Farm owner Greg Berger and award-winning novelist and Professor of English at Dartmouth College Ernest Hebert. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College's Exercise and Sport Sciences Symposium Focuses on Youth, Health and Sport

NEW LONDON, N.H., March 6, 2013 – Colby-Sawyer College will host the 22nd Annual Exercise and Sport Sciences and Athletics Symposium, focusing on Youth, Health and Sport, on Monday, March 18, 2013, in Wheeler Hall at the Ware Student Center. The symposium will include presentations on sport-related concussion, the significance of sports nutrition for youth and ACL injury prevention. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and lectures are free. read more…

College Celebrates Service, Devotion of Staff and Faculty

NEW LONDON, N.H., Feb. 28, 2013 - On Wednesday, Feb. 13, faculty and staff gathered for a Celebration of Service, to honor their colleagues' accomplishments and dedication to Colby-Sawyer College. The celebration began with the announcement the 2012 Staff Employee of the Year, Rachel Parsons, administrative assistant in the Nursing Department. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Celebrates Grand Reopening of Ware Student Center

NEW LONDON, N.H., Feb. 28, 2013 - Colby-Sawyer College will celebrate the Ware Student Center's Grand Reopening on Tuesday, March 5, at 4 p.m. Students, trustees, faculty, staff, architects and community members will commemorate the $3 million renovation and expansion with remarks, tours, refreshments and entertainment. read more…

Anh Nguyen '13 Contributes to Team Victory in Intercollegiate Competition

ROCHESTER, N.Y, Feb. 18, 2013 — Anh Nguyen '13 thrives off the thrill of a challenge. The senior Business Administration major could have coasted through her Colby-Sawyer years, racking up just enough credits to reach graduation, but the bare minimum does not satisfy Nguyen. read more…

Sustainable Living Series Features Discussion on Solar Energy

NEW LONDON, N.H., Feb. 13, 2013 - Colby-Sawyer College's Environmental Science and Environmental Studies third-year students will host “Solarize Your Community: A Presentation by ReVision Energy.” The event is the latest installment of the college's Sustainable Living Series, a cooperative, community-based research project to help build the infrastructure for a Transition Town initiative in the Kearsarge Valley. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College to Host Tartan Terrors' Celtic Invasion

NEW LONDON, N.H., Feb. 7, 2013 — Kilted chaos invades Colby-Sawyer College with the return of the Tartan Terrors. The masters of Celtic mayhem delighted a sold-out Sawyer Center audience in 2010 with their unique blend of humor, folklore, dance and music. Returning in March for their second campus performance, the Tartan Terrors bring their St. Patrick's Day spirit to central New Hampshire. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Hosts thINK, The Boston Printmakers Members Traveling Show

NEW LONDON, N.H., Jan. 9, 2013 – Colby-Sawyer College's Fine and Performing Arts Department will host “thINK, The Boston Printmakers Members Traveling Show,” an exhibition of traditional and innovative prints, rich in visual content and story.

The exhibition, opening with a reception at the college's Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery Sawyer Fine Arts Center on Jan.31 from 5 to 7 p.m., presents the blue and green sections of the original, thINk The Boston Printmakers Members Show 2010. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Appoints Two New Trustees

NEW LONDON, N.H., Dec. 21, 2012 – Colby-Sawyer College announces the appointment of William “Jay” J. Wilson and Peter “Pete” F. Volanakis to its Board of Trustees. read more…

Sustainable Living Series Features 'Transition Towns and Permaculture' and Lunch Discussion of 'From Principles to Actions'

NEW LONDON, N.H., Dec. 19, 2012 – Colby-Sawyer College's third-year Environmental Science and Environmental Studies majors will host two Permaculture events on campus. The events, held on consecutive days, are part of the college's Sustainable Living Series and the students' Community-Based Research Project that is helping to build the infrastructure for a Transition Town initiative in the Kearsarge Valley Region. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Reaches for the Sun with Solar Array

NEW LONDON, N.H., Nov. 29, 2012 – Colby-Sawyer College has partnered with Exeter, N.H.-based ReVision Energy to build one of the largest solar photovoltaic arrays in New Hampshire. A solar photovoltaic array is composed of a series of panels that use the sun's abundant energy to create electricity. A total of 517 solar photovoltaic panels have been installed on the roofs of four campus buildings: Windy Hill School, Curtis L. Ivey Science Center, Lawson Hall and Lethbridge Lodge. read more…

International Education Week at Colby-Sawyer College Celebrates Africa's Culture, Politics and Social Issues

NEW LONDON, N.H., Nov. 2, 2012 – Colby-Sawyer College will host its annual International Education Week November 12- 15, celebrating Africa's culture, politics and social issues through presentations, films and performances.

The events are free and open to the public. read more…

Fine Arts Faculty Exhibit New Works in Diverse Media

NEW LONDON, N.H., Oct. 25, 2012 – The Colby-Sawyer College Department of Fine and Performing Arts presents its annual Art Faculty Exhibition from Nov.1 to Dec. 14, featuring new works by art faculty in drawing, ceramics, graphic design, new media, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.

The exhibition features the work of faculty artists Loretta S.W. Barnett, Debbie Campbell, Lucy Mink-Covello, Nicholas Gaffney, Brandy Gibbs-Riley, David Ernster, Jon Keenan, Michael Lovell, Mary Mead, Hilary Walrod and Bert Yarborough. read more…

Fall Production of 'The Biggest SNAFU Ever' Features Nine Short Plays by International Theater Professionals

NEW LONDON, N.H. – For its fall theater production, the Fine and Performing Arts Department at Colby-Sawyer College will host “The Biggest SNAFU Ever,” featuring nine original short plays selected from more than 600 scripts submitted by accomplished and award-winning theater professionals from around the world. read more…

Local Arts Forum at Colby-Sawyer College Hosts Authors James Wright and Betsy Woodman

NEW LONDON, N.H. – Colby-Sawyer College will host the Local Arts Forum in November, featuring presentations by New Hampshire authors James Wright and Betsy Woodman. The series will begin on Nov. 1, with historian James Wright's reading and discussion of his most recent publication, Those Who Have Borne the Battle: A History of America's Wars and Those Who Fought Them, followed by Andover-based author Betsy Woodman, who will introduce Jana Bibi's Excellent Fortunes, the first novel in her planned trilogy on Nov. 8. read more…

Students at Colby-Sawyer College Create International Speakers Bureau To Share Culture and Global Perspectives

NEW LONDON, N.H., Oct. 16, 2012 - Colby-Sawyer College prides itself on the growing diversity of its student body, a population that each year becomes a more accurate reflection of the international community as a whole. Through their global perspectives and cultural experiences, the international students bring the world to this New London, N.H., campus.

In an effort to share the wealth of ideas and experiences that these students can offer, Director of International Student Services David Elliott and student Anurup Upadhyay '15 have recently established the Colby-Sawyer College International Speakers Bureau. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Announces Endowed Faculty Chairs

NEW LONDON, N.H., Oct. 12, 2012 – Colby-Sawyer College has announced the new recipients of two established professorships, Professor of Exercise and Sport Sciences Jean Eckrich as the David H. Winton Endowed Chair, and Professor of Natural Sciences Ben Steele as the M. Roy London Endowed Chair.

The investiture for Professors Eckrich and Steele will be held Thursday, Oct. 18, at 4:30 p.m. in Clements Hall at the Curtis L. Ivey Science Center, with a reception to follow. read more…

Largest Cohort of New Full-time Faculty Joins Colby-Sawyer College in 2012

NEW LONDON, N.H., Oct. 11, 2012 – Eleven full-time faculty members joined six academic departments at Colby-Sawyer College this fall after an Opening Week's New Faculty Orientation. read more…

'Fearless' Photography Exhibit Showcases Jeff Sheng's Portraiture of the LGBT Community

NEW LONDON, N.H., Sept. 25, 2012 – An exhibition by renowned portrait photographer Jeff Sheng features images of college students who identify as athletes first and also as LGBT. read more…

Nancy Lyon: A Master Weaver's Rediscovered Work

NEW LONDON, N.H., Aug. 14, 2012 – Colby-Sawyer College will host an exhibition of more than 40 vibrant and intricate weavings by the late master weaver, Nancy Chase Lyon, in a tribute to her life and work. read more…

Windy Hill School at Colby-Sawyer College Earns Silver LEED Certification for Green Design

NEW LONDON, N.H., Aug. 7, 2012 – Colby-Sawyer College's Windy Hill School, an early childhood laboratory school, was recently recognized with silver certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Offers Certificate Program in Sustainable Design and Construction

NEW LONDON, N.H., July 17, 2012 – Beginning this fall, Colby-Sawyer College will offer a unique opportunity for students of any age to learn all aspects of the design and construction of sustainable shelters. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Celebrates 2012 Commencement

NEW LONDON, N.H.,April 15, 2012 - Colby-Sawyer College celebrated its 2012 Commencement on Saturday, May 5, graduating 207 students and recognizing students and other individuals for academic excellence, outstanding contributions to society, and service to the college and community.read more…

Colby-Sawyer Community Members Recognized for Civic Service

NEW LONDON, N.H., April 14, 2012 - On Tuesday, April 10, Campus Compact for New Hampshire's 9th Annual Presidents' Award Luncheon recognized Colby-Sawyer's eco-representatives, Sustainability Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Jennifer White, and the community's Friendship Families for their outstanding public service. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College to Host Spring Dance Ensemble, 'Transitions in Two Acts'

NEW LONDON, N.H., March 30, 2012 - Colby-Sawyer's Fine and Performing Arts Department and the Colby-Sawyer Dance Club present the spring dance ensemble, “Transitions in Two Acts,” a combined performance with two distinctly different shows sharing the stage back to back. “Transitions” will take place at the Sawyer Center Theatre on Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21, at 7 p.m. read more…

Windcrossing Film Festival Premieres Independent Films and Honors Legacy of Beloved Professor Don Coonley

NEW LONDON, N.H., March 15, 2012 - The debut of Windcrossing: A Festival of Sight and Sound on April 28 at Colby-Sawyer College will celebrate the legacy of Professor Emeritus Donald E. Coonley, an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and beloved teacher and mentor. In the first of what will become an annual film festival, the college's alumni, faculty, students and friends hope to restore a tradition begun by Coonley of featuring students' original filmmaking.read more…

Regional Chefs Come Together for Culinary Competition

NEW LONDON, N.H., March 15, 2012 -Scents of maple pecan chicken, buffalo shrimp quesadillas, and beef kabobs filled Colby-Sawyer College's Dining Hall, along with a bustling crowd, during a lunchtime culinary competition on Wednesday, March 14. The aromas, atmospheric steam, and, of course, delicious dishes were the products of the eight competing groups of Sodexo chefs, coming together at Colby-Sawyer for a common love of food. read more…

Colby-Sawyer Students to Present Student-Produced Musical 'Weekend Warrior'

NEW LONDON, N.H., March 23, 2012 - Colby-Sawyer College will host the student-written and produced musical, Weekend Warrior, for one night only on Saturday, March 24, at 8 p.m. in Wheeler Hall at Ware Campus Center, with doors opening at 6 p.m. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College to Show Peter Shaffer's 'Black Comedy'

NEW LONDON, N.H., March 22, 2012 - The Colby-Sawyer College Fine and Performing Arts Department will present “Black Comedy,” a farce by Peter Shaffer, on April 5, 6 and 7 in the Sawyer Fine Arts Center at 7 p.m. The play is open to the public and tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for students, and free with a Colby-Sawyer College ID. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College to Host Documentary Filmmaker John de Graaf

NEW LONDON, N.H., March 22, 2012 — Colby-Sawyer College will host documentary filmmaker John de Graaf, co-director of the Happiness Initiative, for an engaging presentation about the project and how Colby-Sawyer students, faculty and staff can get involved. The event is free and will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28 in Wheeler Hall at the Ware Campus Center. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Hosts Juried Student Art Exhibition

NEW LONDON, N.H., March 21, 2012 - Colby-Sawyer College's Fine and Performing Arts Department will host its 39th annual Gladys Greenbaum Meyers Juried Student Art Exhibition, displaying students' latest work in graphic design, ceramics, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, watercolor, painting, photography and integrated media. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College to Host Annual International Festival

NEW LONDON, N.H., March 16, 2012 - Colby Sawyer College will host its annual International Festival in celebration of its culturally diverse population. The festival will include sampling of ethnic foods, an international fashion show with traditional clothing and a talent show. Sponsored by the Cross Cultural Club, the 2012 International Festival will be held in Wheeler Hall at the Ware Campus Center on Thursday, April 5, from 5 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. read more…

Books Sandwiched In Series at Colby-Sawyer College Features Poetry, Small Business Ownership and Digital Storytelling

NEW LONDON, N.H., March 15, 2012 - Colby-Sawyer College will present its spring Books Sandwiched In series in April with a poetry reading and discussion led by poet and Dartmouth College Professor Cleopatra Mathis, a presentation about owning a local business by artisan Cindy Best, and a demonstration of digital story-telling by Colby-Sawyer College students and Adjunct Assistant Professor Erica Webb. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College's 21st Exercise and Sport Sciences Symposium Focuses on the Olympic Games

NEW LONDON, N.H., March 14, 2012 – Colby-Sawyer College will host the 21st Annual Exercise and Sport Sciences and Athletics Symposium, which this year focuses on the Olympics and will include presentations on how Olympics organizing committees operate and how to care for the Olympic athlete. The Exercise and Sport Sciences and Athletics Symposium takes place on Monday, March 26, in Wheeler Hall at the Ware Campus Center. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Hosts Local Author and Draft Survivor Tom Weiner

NEW LONDON, N.H., Feb. 13, 2012 — Colby-Sawyer College will host Tom Weiner, author of the heart-breaking Called to Serve: Stories of Men and Women Confronted by the Vietnam War Draft, which includes the rich stories of those who fought and those who, for whatever reason, chose not to. A discussion and book signing will be held on Tuesday, Feb 21 at 7 p.m. in Wheeler Hall, Ware Campus Center. Admission is free, and both students and community members are invited to attend. read more…

'The Salvation of Doctor Faustus' Offers New Twist on Classic Tale of a Man who Sells His Soul to the Devil

NEW LONDON, N.H., Jan. 13, 2012 – “The Salvation of Doctor Faustus,” a play written and directed by Charles Moak, a senior at Colby-Sawyer College, offers a modern adaptation of Christopher Marlowe's classic tale, The Tragicall History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus, published in 1605. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College to Host Retrospective Exhibition of Selected Works by Artist Don Campbell

NEW LONDON, N.H., Dec. 16, 2011 - The Colby-Sawyer College Fine and Performing Arts Department will host an exhibition, “Don Campbell: A Retrospective of Selected Works (1957-2000),” featuring ceramics, drawings and photography from over the course of his career. read more…

N.H. Women's Caucus Platform Endorses Affordable Health and Child Care; Workplace Equality and Flexibility; and Ratification of U.N. Women's Rights Treaty

NEW LONDON, N.H., Nov. 17, 2011 – Affordable and accessible heath care, including reproductive health care, emerged as the top issue on the 2011 New Hampshire Women's Caucus Platform, adopted Saturday, Nov. 12, at Colby-Sawyer College. read more…

Colby-Sawyer Singers to Perform 'A Cinematic Celebration'

NEW LONDON, N.H., Nov. 17, 2011 - The Colby-Sawyer Singers will present “A Cinematic Celebration” for its annual winter concert in an evening of music from holiday movies past and present on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College to Host Fall Dance Ensemble 'Journeys' Featuring Original Choreography

NEW LONDON, N.H., Nov. 10, 2011 - Colby-Sawyer and the Fine and Performing Arts Department will present the fall dance ensemble "Journeys" on Thursday, Dec. 1. Under the artistic direction of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dance Laura Dunlop Shepherd, the performance will feature original choreography by Colby-Sawyer students and Professor Shepherd in ballet, lyrical, modern and jazz. read more…

Colby-Sawyer Offers Permaculture Design Certification Course

NEW LONDON, N.H., Nov. 1, 2011 - Colby-Sawyer College will offer certification in permaculture design, an ecological design system for sustainability in all aspects of human life that teaches how to build natural homes, grow food, restore landscapes and ecosystems, catch rainwater, build communities and much more. read more…

'Not Your Normal S.N.A.F.U.' Theater Production at Colby-Sawyer College Features Short Plays by Alumni, Faculty and Students

NEW LONDON, N.H., Oct. 31, 2011 - The Fine and Performing Arts Department at Colby-Sawyer College will present “Not Your Normal S.N.A.F.U.,” a collection of short plays written and directed by alumni, faculty and students. read more…

The New Hampshire Women's Caucus Seeks to Educate and Empower Participants to Improve the Status of Women

NEW LONDON, N.H., Sept. 29, 2011 – This November, Colby-Sawyer College will host “What Women Want Now: The New Hampshire Women's Caucus,” a lively forum for identifying the issues most critical to women and equipping participants with education and resources that will assist them in improving women's status in the state, nation and world. Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and co-author of The New York Times best-selling book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, will deliver the keynote address. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College Hosts Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist and Author of 'Half the Sky' Sheryl WuDunn in a Call for Justice for Women Worldwide

NEW LONDON, N.H., Sept. 16, 2011 – Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sheryl WuDunn, co-author of The New York Times bestseller, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, will speak at Colby-Sawyer College on Saturday, Nov. 12, about the need to emancipate women and fight global poverty through unlocking women's power as economic catalysts. read more…

Colby-Sawyer College to Host Bill Davidow, Silicon Valley Legend and Best-selling Author of Overconnected: The Promise and Threat of the Internet

NEW LONDON, N.H., Sept. 15, 2011 – Colby-Sawyer College will host Silicon Valley legend and best-selling author Bill Davidow for a discussion of his acclaimed book, Overconnected: The Promise and Threat of the Internet, on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at 4 p.m. in Clements Hall at the Curtis L. Ivey Science Center. read more…