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Summer Events Fill Colleges Campus

A conference for CIOs, the Elizabeth Heaton Summer Institute, sports and science camps, and various workshops will be held on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus throughout the summer.

June 12, 2002 GENEVA, N.Y.—Hobart and William Smith Colleges and several groups will hold various events on campus this summer. The Colleges' athletics departments will host a variety of sports camps, including camps for lacrosse, soccer, basketball, crew, and football. Several Colleges' departments will combine to offer the Environmental Studies Summer Youth Institute, a co-ed residential academic program that focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to environmental studies, held this year from July 14 through July 27.

A Higher Education CIO Forum, “The CIO: New Beginnings,” about the role of CIO/ IT leadership in higher education will be held August 2 and 3, coordinated by Brian Young, vice president for information technology at the Colleges. United States Air Force Lt. Gen. John “Jack” Woodard, a 1968 Hobart graduate, will be one of the keynote speakers.

The Elizabeth Heaton Summer Institute, an academic enrichment program for youth aged 12 to 16 will include courses on creative and nature writing, journaling and scrapbooking, geometric patterns, performance art, Geneva's cemeteries, creative problem solving, and Asian culture. Named after a highly regarded teacher, musician, and family counselor in the local community, the Institute will be held this year August 5 through 9.

A partial list of groups holding events on the Hobart and William Smith campus follows. Those interested in more information on the HWS summer programs should contact Erica Cooney-Connor, director of summer programs, at (315) 781-3103 or e-mail

• For more than 60 years the Finger Lakes Conference has held a conference at the Colleges. Sponsored by Province II of the Episcopal Church, the conference offers worship, discussion and debate, fellowship–diverse offerings for all kinds of renewal. This year's conference will be on campus from June 23 to June 28.

• The International Ithaca Violoncello Institute will practice and perform on campus this summer June 24 through August 4. Free concerts will be held Saturday afternoons in Hirshson Ballroom beginning July 13. Concerts will be announced as they approach.

• The National Women's Martial Arts Federation will hold Many Women, Many Arts special training June 26 through June 30. The special training is for women to learn martial arts and self-defense in a supportive and energizing environment with some of the best women martial arts instructors in the world. Martial arts classes and workshops on a variety of topics will be offered.

• The American Red Cross will hold training for students in their STAR/FLYER program at various times during the summer. The STARs/FLYERs give presentations to classes, church groups, and other organizations to increase the knowledge base and change the attitudes of region teenagers in the areas of HIV/AIDS prevention and transmission, and to provide them with the skills necessary to translate that knowledge into actions that will place them at lower risk of HIV infection.

• Between 200 and 225 cast members of the Hill Cumorah Pageant from several states will again be housed on campus. They perform in the pageant in Palmyra, N.Y., July 5 to 6 and 9 to 13.

• The Finger Lakes Travel Marketing Institute will hold a seminar on tourism research, positioning and marketing from July 27 through July 30. Topics of discussion will include basic research, developing a marketing plan, packaging, tracking results, creating a tourism brochure, and trends in travel and tourism.

• The Professional Photographers' Society of New York State will hold workshops on portraiture–specifically wedding portraits, digital imaging, and Adobe PhotoShop, from July 21 through July 26.