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The HWS Update

The Geneva Business Improvement  District (BID) recently unveiled a plaque that recognizes Hobart and William Smith’s contributions to connecting the lakefront with downtown businesses. The plaque, which was hung above the tunnel, is on the lake side of the tunnel that runs under Routes 5 & 20.   “Dedicated in appreciation to Hobart and William

Each holiday season, the HWS community reaches out through the Holiday Gift Project to Geneva families who are in need of additional support to celebrate the holidays, and this year, student groups, faculty and staff have once again demonstrated compassion and generosity by “granting wishes” for local families in need. Raising more than $7,000, Project

On Friday, Feb. 12, the Colleges will host the third annual College 101 program for local Girl Scouts.  The program is an educational and fun day-long event during which scouts in grades 8 – 12 gain an understanding of what it’s like to be a college student. Organizers hope the experience will encourage them to

Hobart and William Smith Colleges currently have four students interning for the City of Geneva, coordinating the city’s Department of Media and Communications under the direction of Matt Horn, Geneva City Manager. For course credit, Luke Esselen ’11, Grant Palermo ’11, Chris Legaspi ’12 and Willis Stephens ’12 have been spending several hours each week

With a variety of activities and presentations from Hobart and William Smith faculty, student groups and Geneva School District students, local community members can look forward to a celebration of Geneva’s diversity next weekend. The Geneva City School District will present the third annual Festival of Nations on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 3 to 5

HWS students are continuing a tradition of community engagement this year with not one, but three DayS of Service. Initiated in 2008, DayS of Service provides the opportunity for HWS students and the greater Geneva community to come together in a collective effort. “I want to engender more positive relations with the Geneva community,” says

The new Geneva Community Center opened recently and the 24,000 square-foot space has something for just about everyone in the community. It also has a special meaning for a number of people connected to the Colleges, from President Gearan who serves on the center’s advisory council, to the lead donor for the construction of the

If you missed out on the last Day of Service, don’t worry.  The second Day of Service of the semester is this Sunday, Nov. 8. Whether working at American Red Cross sites throughout the Finger Lakes Region or at the public library in Geneva, students, faculty and staff will be out in force this weekend,

Each year, under the direction of Robert Cowles, professor of music, the Colleges Chorale performs a Madrigal Dinner Concert, an annual fundraiser for local non-profit organizations. This year, the proceeds will benefit the Ontario/Yates Fund for Women and Girls, which aims to foster personal growth among women and girls in Ontario and Yates counties.  The

For William Smith junior Ryan Kincaid, the “Building Bridges” project idea began last semester when she took a class called Civil Rights Education with Assistant Professor of Education Khuram Hussain. Kincaid’s final project entailed researching an agent of change that resulted in a positive impact on the local community.  Kincaid heard about a Syracuse University program, formerly called “Roots &