Parents and Family Weekend 2007 – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Parents and Family Weekend 2007

Parents and Family Weekend will begin with registration on Friday, Oct. 26, to kick off a weekend of fun-filled activities. Tours of the Finger Lakes Institute and the Salisbury Center for Career Services will be available that afternoon, followed by a career information fair. Dave Binder will perform the songs of James Taylor at 8:30 p.m. that same day in the Scandling Center.

On Saturday, after breakfast in the Scandling Center, a selection of mini-college classes, each a variety of 50-minute classes taught by HWS faculty and staff members, will be offered at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Drawn from a wide spectrum of academic disciplines, classes will include Associate Professor of Geoscience Nan Arens’ lecture, “The Origin of Life on Earth and Professor of Political Science Iva Deutchman’s Political Science lecture “Modern American Conservatism. All parents and students are encouraged to participate.

Other activities on Saturday include campus tours, sports events including soccer, football and field hockey, an arts center open house, and the presidential report to parents. At 8:15 p.m., the Philadelphia Dance Company will perform at the Smith Opera House. Discount tickets are available only in advance through the Parents Office: $20 for parents/relatives, $8 for college-age siblings. HWS students get in free with a Colleges’ ID; children through high school are free.

From 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., the Campus Activities Board presents the fourth annual Cabaret Show in the Scandling Center, featuring a showcase of student talent for the whole family to enjoy.

On Sunday, brunch will be served from 10 a.m to noon at the Intercultural Affairs Center, 288 Pulteney St., as well as in the Scandling Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Four worship services on Sunday will also welcome parents and families. Click here for more information.

For Drawing’s Sake,” an exhibition of works by six members of the art department at Monroe Community College in Rochester, is on display during the weekend in the Houghton House Gallery. An artists reception will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, to which all are invited.