This weekend, Oct. 8-10, presents a great chance to get out and cheer on the Hobart and William Smith athletic teams. Kicking off the weekend, William Smith Soccer will take on Vassar College at Cozzens Field while Herons Field Hockey will square off against Hamilton College at McCooey Field. The William Smith Tennis team will also join the action, playing St. John Fisher.
Friday also marks the opening of the Miles & May Furniture Works exhibition at the Davis Gallery in Houghton House; be sure to stop by the exhibit’s opening reception at 7 p.m. SMC Furnishing is managed by founding member Brandon Phillips and his wife Amy, owners of arts venue the Cracker Factory. The couple specializes in producing high-quality, handcrafted furniture utilizing eco-friendly methods.
Saturday’s sports menu features a plethora of exciting events. Hobart and William Smith Rowing teams will compete in the always exciting HWS Challenge on the Cayuga-Seneca Canal at 9 a.m. Also on Saturday, HWS sailing will host the Fall Intersectional and Hobart Football will take on their rival Union College. William Smith also has a busy day, with Herons Soccer playing Rensselaer and Field Hockey battling St. Lawrence. If you’re on campus, enjoy the nice weather while cheering on HWS!
On Saturday, also be sure to journey off campus for the Seneca Falls Dialogues. In the spirit of the first convention for women’s rights held in Seneca Falls in 1848, the Dialogues seek to create a forum to discuss the issues the women face today and talk about the advances made since the Declaration of Sentiments. The conference includes panel discussions featuring three William Smith students and three professors from the Women’s Studies and English departments and a host of other activities.
Sunday, George Abraham and Friends will perform the second show in the “Eastman Up Close” series. The event, “Music for the People,” is sponsored by Dr. George N. Abraham ’59 and Friends. Talented, young stars from the Eastman School of Music will perform classic songs including works by Aaron Copeland, George Gershwin, and Mozart, as well as music from Broadway musicals and spirituals. Seats are limited, so don’t miss out!
These are only a few of the events being held this weekend. For a full listing of events and more information, see the HWS calendar.