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The HWS Update

The Kirchner triplets graduated from William Smith College in 1942 and haven’t spent much time on campus in the 67 years since. Though they don’t expect to see many of their former classmates (no more than 80 in total) this weekend, they are happy just to see each other. Originally from Lowell Park, N.Y., the

As alums gathered for the historical bus tour, chatter about how things used to be filled the air. For some, every place seemed a bit bigger; for others, few original sites remained. But everyone was excited for the first stop on the tour – the home of William Smith. Passing by the restored row houses of

On Friday, June 5, Bob Masteller ’60 kicked off reunion weekend on the radio – talking about the Jazz Festival he’ll bring back to campus later in the month. Ted Baker of the Finger Lakes Radio Group interviewed Masteller about the Jazz Festival live at 7:50 a.m. The interview will air on 1240 WGVA, 1590/98.1

Maxwell Corydon Wheat, Jr. ’51, native Genevan and accomplished poet, will present poems of the Colleges, Geneva, nature, peace, social concerns and family, at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 5, in the Seneca Room, 603 S. Main St. His reading will be followed by an open mic for any visiting poets. A prolific poet, Wheat

The Hobart and William Smith campus will be alive with the vibrant sound of jazz music on the weekend of Friday, June 12 to  Sunday, June 14. For the second summer in a row, Bob Masteller ’60 is coming to pay a visit to his alma mater and he’s bringing his band. Masteller, master of

“I wrote this book because I think that beer is under-appreciated and I’d like to see more people get in on the fun,” says Lynn Hoffman ’65, author of the new guide, “The Short Course in Beer.” Hoffman cheekily explores one of the world’s oldest and most popular beverages in connection to the Crusades, the

Rochester native Jeremy Cooney’s loyalty to his state has been made evident in past years through the research and work he has done to promote the benefits of living in New York. Now, as a recently-appointed member of the New York Young Leaders Congress, he has the chance to have an even greater impact on

During the President’s 2009 Reunion Forum over Reunion weekend, Eric Hall Anderson ’59 was presented with the prestigious Lifetime Service Award on behalf of the Hobart Alumni Association. “Eric Hall Anderson has distinguished himself as a leadership volunteer, donor and activist for Hobart and William Smith,” said Director of Alumni Relations Jared Weeden ’91. “He

Alums, bands, classes, dancing, excitement, fireworks…From A to Z, Reunion 2009 had everything to offer the 700-plus alumni and alumnae and their families.  The weekend kicked off on Thursday with the 50th PLUS Reunion, which meets every three years and includes all alumni and alumnae who have already celebrated a 50th Reunion. “I came back

On Saturday afternoon, William Smith alumnae gathered together for the annual High Tea at Hillcrest House to celebrate Reunion 2009. William Smith women from all different class years enjoyed tea, fresh fruit and desserts on the porch as they shared their memories of HWS and chatted about how much the campus has changed, and stayed